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Anita & Me (2002)
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Anita & Me (2002)
Original name: Anita and Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter and her dysfunctional family.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, best friends, youth, hopes, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age, neighbor neighbor relationship, teenage girl, friends, parents and children, rebellion, society, immigrants, strong female presence, grownups, working class, waking up, teenager, summer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, friends, friendship, parents and children and teenage life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Anita & Me: East Is East (1999), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), West Is West (2010), Foreign Letters (2012), Bhaji on the Beach (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, bittersweet, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. St├ęphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
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55%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, culture clash, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, women, feminism, family relations, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, youth, family problems, family in crisis, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, love and romance, society, social differences, working class, salesman, friends, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Puberty Blues (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's iconic novel, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the 1970s.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, youth, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, teenager, society, couples, innocence lost, friends, strong female presence
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, parents and children, rebelliousness, high school, snitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gone Too Far (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Nigeria
Duration: 88 min.
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Place: england, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 13 year old talented athlete struggles to come to terms with the traumas of life as she prepares for a very important athletics event.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous, serious ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 554
White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, social decay, society, immigrants, youth, family problems, generation gap, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 20s ...
Place: london, europe, england, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, loss of virginity, terminal illness, last wish, looking for sex, teenage life, first sex, unfulfillment, youth, bittersweet, hospital, heart condition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, youth, bittersweet, escape from reality, little boy, imaginary friend, older sister, coming of age, older brother, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 446
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, buddies, youth, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 540
Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friends, divorce, couples, coming of age, youth, crumbling marriage, best friends, bittersweet, friendship, family life, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.9
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Somers Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: immigrants, friendship, family relations, social misfits, society, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
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Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 1K
SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nightlife, society, coming of age, youth, friendship, unfulfillment, buddies, music, lifestyle, soul music, friends, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Popular Music (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's united by rock-n-roll music.
Style: humorous, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, music band, small town, follow your dream, family problems, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, rebellion, coming of age, child abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: sweden, himalaya, europe, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, parents and children, family relations, farce, disorder, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, disturbing
Plot: friendship, working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, friends, family problems, best friends, youth, teenage life, human nature, rejection, psychosis ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%