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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, racism, teenage life, best friends, youth, family relations, 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, working class, indian lead, teenager, ethnic slur, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, teenage life and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Anita & Me: Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Foreign Letters (2012), Bhaji on the Beach (1993), West Is West (2010), American Chai (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, strong female presence, immigrants, family problems, teenage life, dance school, hopes, best friends, youth, dysfunctional family, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
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95%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, teenage life, youth, culture clash, society, fish out of water, family life, immigrants, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, female friendship, pregnancy, women, feminism, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes, prejudice ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, family reunited, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, bittersweet, youth, reunion, society, matchmaking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: pakistan, england, middle east, europe, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, follow your dream, lifestyle, society, misfit, parents and children, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, youth, family relations, parents and children, maturation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, muslim, tradition, parents and children, bittersweet, profanity, family life, generation gap, family problems, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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62%
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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: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, family life, parents and children, prodigy, hopes, family problems, eccentric family, society, gay interest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional
Plot: youth, single parent, love and romance, family problems, teenage life, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, coming of age, friends, wooing, couples, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
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Gone Too Far (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Nigeria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: GONE TOO FAR follows two estranged teenage brothers over the course of a single day as they meet for the first time, and struggle to accept each other for who they are. Yemi can't wait for his big brother to join him on the estate in Peckham - ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, social differences, immigrants, society, teenage love, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, working class, dog, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 439
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, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 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 ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, youth, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, power relations, family relations, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, teenage life, family problems, female protagonist, reputation, teacher, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Girl with Brains in Her Feet (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, sexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.5
 609
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: culture clash, high school, coming of age, friendship, school, looking for love, couples, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, nightlife, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Wiseman is eleven years old and mad about cricket. He has all the kit but none of the skill. When a Jamaican family moves in next door the father starts giving cricket lessons to David, and becomes close to David's mother. But this is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, racism, friendship, sport, teenage life, immigrants, youth, bittersweet, obsession, working class, family life, couples ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teen romance, family problems, parents and children, family relations, crumbling marriage, youth, small town, absent father, teenage angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 567
Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, fall in love, on the road, introspection, human nature, looking for love, best friends, hopes, parents and children, family business, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, adoption, life turned upside down, family relations, strong female presence, on the road, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, self discovery, family problems, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 484
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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: friends, divorce, family relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, coming of age, bittersweet, couples, family life, friendship, parents and children, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, clever, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, bittersweet, small town, parents and children, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, wisconsin, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%