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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humour that hides their pain.
Style: dark humor
Plot: christmas, school, pregnancy, teacher, train, nun, dream, pregnant woman, guinea pig, father daughter relationship, mentally challenged, mercy killing, practical joke, mother daughter relationship, reanimation, injection, school teacher, prankster, shopping mall, paralysis, husband wife relationship, prank, bare breasts, classroom, police officer ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, family relations, cigarette smoking and hospital mostly in Comedy, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like A Day in the Death of Joe Egg: The Class Of Miss MacMichael (1978), Under Milk Wood (1971), Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987), Home Care (2015), A Deal Is a Deal (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Class Of Miss MacMichael (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dedicated teacher (Glenda Jackson) tries to reach out to juvenile delinquent students at a London alternative school.
Plot: school, teacher, theft, mentally challenged, director, sex education, racism, marijuana, mental disorder, school teacher, problem child, castration
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Under Milk Wood (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This Dylan Thomas work is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards!). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: social relations, village, small town, small town life, redemption, human nature, hopes, aging, storyteller, blind man, bare breasts, topless woman ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns. Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her own controversial plays. Rita (Siobhan ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, schoolgirl, affair, sexual relations, youth, friends, strong sexual content, couples, love triangle, forbidden love, midlife crisis, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: northern england, yorkshire, europe, england
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61%
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Home Care (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta attends her whimsical patients in Czech wine country and lives for her husband Lada and her daughter, but one day things change and Vlasta is forced to reach outside of her comfort zone. Drama and gentle humor ...
Style: disturbing, talky, captivating, humorous, touching ...
Plot: alternative medicine, medicine, death, hospital, mother daughter relationship, wedding, car accident, female protagonist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, priest, nurse, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, teenage life, cons and scams, crimes, writer's life, friends, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, sex on first date, postcard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.0
 114
Dodgeball (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Story: An adaptation of a best-selling novel by Michal Viewegh is a comedy about friendship, fateful loves, beauty and ugliness, alcohol, and the search for human happiness. The plot revolves around three friends - Jeff, Skippy and Tom - whose ups and ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: teacher student relationship, classmate, friendship, high school reunion, classmates, love, high school student, barefoot male, unrequited love, wedding ceremony, gym teacher, male chauvinism ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
That Time of Year (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The film is about how to survive a Christmas eve with siblings, spouses, children, grandmothers and…dogs!
Plot: christmas, writers, family relations, stress, snowstorm, family conflict, teenage daughter, christmas dinner, sermon, ex husband ex wife relationship, christmas eve, pregnancy ...
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52%
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Day Off (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Day Off (French: Mercredi, folle journée !) is a 2001 French drama film directed by Pascal Thomas.
Style: feel good, touching, light, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teenage girl, missing son, rescue, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, interlinked stories, shoplifter, parents ...
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Teacher (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents.
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, school, teacher, parent child relationship, manipulative behavior, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, colleague colleague relationship, doctor, female protagonist, boy ...
Time: year 1983, year 1991, year 1984, 80s
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 335
Sickos (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three teenagers appear to have a lot of fun on the children's oncology department on the fourth floor of a large hospital. Nick (14) and Iwan (15) both lost a leg as a result of bone cancer. For their friend Olivier (16) an amputation may be ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: amputee, cancer, chemotherapy, child cancer, marijuana, ambulance, wheelchair, amputation, prankster, tumor, hospital, sing along ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5K
Empties (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, hopes, starting over, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, grandfather grandson relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 233K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: interesting, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, first love, best friend, teenage girl, school, catholic school, nickname, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, female director, prom ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, year 2002, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 984
The Teacher (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher in the most prestigious highschool in the country, François enjoys the life he’s always known, in the intellectual and bourgeois society of Paris. Trapped in a situation where he’s forced to accept a job in a school of a tough ...
Style: sincere, captivating, humorous, touching
Plot: teacher, classroom, literature, school, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, teenage love, school principal, student, teaching the ways of the world, selfie, ministry ...
Place: paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 614
Pavithram (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young man's relationship with his career, fiancee and brother is brought under stress by the birth of an unexpected sister.The film deals with the relationship between siblings Unnikrishnan (Mohanlal) and Meenakshi (Vinduja Menon) who have an ...
Plot: teenage girl, pregnant woman, father son relationship, rebelliousness, argument, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college, dream, flashback, breakup, wooing, little sister ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, teenage girl, post war, working class, family relations, youth, love and romance, rebellion, society, social relations, rebelliousness, small town ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Up the Sandbox (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, surreal, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, terrorism, feminism, hopes, gender, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, adventurer, strong female presence, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: great depression, teacher, prairie, isolation, canadian, schoolhouse, drawing, marriage, meeting, male in bathtub, train, world war one veteran ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 2K
Kelly & Cal (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, wheelchair, youth, self discovery, teenage life, single mother, suburbs, punk rocker, wheelchair bound, neighbor neighbor relationship, older woman younger man relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.2
 4K
Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a ...
Style: touching, humorous, gloomy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, mentally challenged, skinhead, society, youth, social misfits, life is a bitch, love and romance, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, family relations, vengeance, infidelity, murder, vandalism, s&m, society, youth, god, adult as child ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, feel good, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, parents and children, small town life, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 3K
Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, compromise, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, celebrity culture, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
To Miss with Love (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a new teacher (Sharla Cheung) arrives, she finds herself caught up in the affairs of the students from her class. Jimmy Lin is harbouring an unrequited crush on childhood friend Athena Chu. However, he is too shy to reveal his feeling to her ...
Plot: classroom, coming of age, unrequited love, basketball, dedicated teacher, farce, crush, new teacher, teacher student relationship, birthday, prank, school uniform ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, master and servant, murder, estate, human nature, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, manipulations, manipulation, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bleak Moments (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her retarded sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizzare neighbour and irritating workmate.
Style: clever, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: restaurant, friendship, social differences, human nature, introspection, singleness, couples, optimism, bittersweet, diner, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Head Of The Family (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man is delighted to hear that his wife is pregnant and he begins to prepare for the wonders of fatherhood. As time progresses along, the family grows larger with each successive child and the father feels his importance in the family has been ...
Plot: anarchism, student, breast feeding, evil man, children, riot, pregnancy, large family, family relations, drifter, post world war two, marital problem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 7K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, drugs/alcohol, unwanted pregnancy, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Misandrists (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Ger(wo)many, when an army of radical females is preparing for a final revolution and a utopian world without men, a young male soldier arrives seeking refuge at the convent.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: lesbian, lesbian interest, feminism, kidnap, nun, dildo, lesbian sex, revolution, classroom, urination, wounded, female nudity ...
Time: year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Like Mother, Like Daughter (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An attention-craving mother nearing 50, unemployed and living with her pregnant daughter and son-in-law, suddenly finds herself with child, too...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, light, feel good, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, mother daughter conflict, hospital, childbirth, in laws, awkwardness, family dinner, friendship, female director, talking after sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Adult Beginners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young, hipster entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three year-old nephew in the suburbs ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Plot: nanny, pregnancy, life turned upside down, fish out of water, siblings relations, family relations, disorder, estrangement, self discovery, husband wife relationship, uncle nephew relationship, suburbs ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%