Movies and TV shows like Break in the Sun

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Break in the Sun (1981)
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Break in the Sun (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Break in the Sun is a British television serial made by the BBC in 1981. The series, written by Bernard Ashley, was considerably more gritty and controversial than standard BBC children's serial fare up until that time, dealing with a young girl, Patsy running away from her violent stepfather and trying to return to her mother's old home in Margate. The theme tune, "Reflections", was written by John Renbourn.
Plot: bed wetting, female protagonist, child protagonist, stepfather, mother daughter relationship, runaway, runaway child, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, amusement park, english, seaside, abusive stepfather
Place: england, london

Most similar movies to Break in the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about family relations, girl, society, school, power relations, british and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Break in the Sun: Capital City (1989), A Little Princess (1986), All Passion Spent (1986), The Secret Garden (1975), Harry and Cosh (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Capital City (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Capital City was a television show produced by Euston Films which focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. Despite its short run in ...
Plot: bank, stock broker, stock market, reality, business and finance, office, investment banker, merchant, british, english, city, banker ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: london, england
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A Little Princess (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 163 min.
TV show
Story: Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army colonel, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in Miss Michin's school, befriended only by the ...
Plot: soldier, imagination, school, little girl, pillow, friendship between girls, uniform, doll, teacher, monkey, birthday present, director ...
Place: england, india, london
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92%
All Passion Spent (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
TV show
Story: his three-part miniseries begins with elderly Lady Slane (Wendy Hiller) sitting watchfully by the deathbed of her husband. Tended by her equally aged French maid Genoux (Eileen Way), who has served her faithfully for a lifetime, Lady Slane deals ...
Plot: moving, jewelry, loss of husband, mother daughter relationship, wallpaper, elderly woman, pearl, mother son relationship
Time: 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, estate, orphan, mischievous children, brat, self discovery, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, social relations, power relations, disability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Harry and Cosh (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Harry and Cosh was a British children's television series directed by Daniel Peacock shown on Saturday afternoons on Shake! on Channel 5 It starred Harry Capehorn, Coshti Dowden, Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty and Gemma Baker. It told the story of ...
Plot: child's point of view, british, female teacher, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, teenage girl, schoolboy, interracial friendship, best friend, dreadlocks, child protagonist ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: estate, family relations, rich and poor, fish out of water, social differences, family life, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, family, power relations, mischievous children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Anton (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anton is 10 years old. Anton's father was a jet fighter pilot who died in an accident. Anton's mother told Anton that his father is flying angels around in heaven. Anton is obsessed with aeroplanes (his bedroom is full of models and ...
Plot: bed wetting, airplane, model airplane, father son relationship, schoolboy, girl, biplane, children, boy, school, death, classroom ...
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Little Ones (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 66 min.
Story: The story of Ted and Jackie, two London kids who decide to run away to Liverpool and, from there, stow away on a ship bound for Jamaica - the home of Jackie's estranged father.
Plot: police inspector, runaway, british, police, children, suitcase, little boy, interracial friendship, theft, child protagonist, jamaican, police officer ...
Place: london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Demon Headmaster (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Demon Headmaster is a British television series based on the children's books by Gillian Cross of the same name. Made for CBBC, the drama was first broadcast between 1996 and 1998. The first series contained six episodes, and aired twice ...
Plot: hypnotism, hypnosis, mind control, high school, rebellion, school principal, stepfather, director, school
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Back Home (TV Movie) (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, young Rusty was sent to America for safety. It's now five years later and the spunky redhead returns to her native England. From the family she hardly remembers to snobby classmates and rule-filled boarding schools, Rusty ...
Plot: world war two, boarding school, little brother, boy, scaffold, cigarette smoking, dancing, redhead, fainting, friendship, sneaking out, redhead girl ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Shoestring (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Shoestring was a BBC television show set in Bristol. It featured a private detective with his own show on Radio West, the local radio station. The programme ran between 30 September 1979 and 21 December 1980, in two series with 21 one hour-long ...
Plot: receptionist, private detective, radio, radio station, landlady, british, nervous breakdown, computer expert, moustache, english
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Byker Grove (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Byker Grove was a British television series which aired between 1989 and 2006 and was created by Adele Rose. The show was broadcast at 5.10pm after Newsround on CBBC on BBC One. It was aimed at an older teenager and young adult audience, tackling ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth culture, 13 year old, british, 12 year old, blindness, 14 year old, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, redheaded girl, teen romance, disc jockey, working class ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Anne of Avonlea (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Anne of Avonlea is a film made for television 4-part mini-series, developed in United Kingdom. It is based on Anne of Avonlea, the sequel to Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Plot: family relations, girl, heroine
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Anne of Green Gables (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Anne of Green Gables is a made-for-television British mini-series directed by Joan Craft based upon the novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Plot: girl, children, childhood, death of child, family relations
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Brown's Schooldays is a 1971 television serial adaptation of the Thomas Hughes novel of the same name. It was originally shown on the BBC1 Sunday tea time slot, which often showed adaptations of classic novels aimed at a family audience. ...
Plot: bully comeuppance, bullying, boys' school, coming of age, bully, schoolyard fight, corporal punishment
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, youth, society, lifestyle, babies and infants, master and servant, social differences, friendship, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, power relations, social relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Greatest Store In The World (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternitive place to stay. At first, they live in temporary housing, but the conditions are unbearable. ...
Plot: female director, family relations, teenage girl, van, security guard, single mother, burglar, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, christmas, doorman, department store ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Karaoke (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Obsessive, self-destructive London television scriptwriter Daniel Feeld finds his health failing while involved with the post-production on his new TV drama, "Karaoke." A hard-drinking heavy smoker, Feeld is in much physical pain as he ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: obnoxious boss, showbiz, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, bar, writer's life, paranoia, playwright, low life, karaoke, fantasy becomes reality, screenwriter ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Nature Boy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A sensitive young man who relishes time in nature is at odds with the rough urban culture in which he lives.
Plot: runaway, environmentalist, orphan, teenage boy, drugs, quest, male nudity, teenager, father, care
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Smoke (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An experienced fire fighter is badly injured and spends almost a year recovering at home. Now he returns to work, but is he as emotionally and physically sound as he thinks he is?
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: firefighter, rescue, workplace, workplace situations, danger, injury, fire department, partners, bravery, natural disaster, evacuation, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Frankie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Frankie is a British television drama series created by Lucy Gannon. The series stars Eve Myles as the eponymous character Frankie Maddox, a district nurse more emotionally involved with her job than her personal life. The series is both set and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: hospital, workplace, hopes, workplace situations, redemption, supportive coworker, strong female presence, female protagonist, nurse, british, patient, paraplegic
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bootleg (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 135 min.
TV show
Story: When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.
Plot: chocolate, chocolate bar, politics, corrupt politician, police brutality, bootlegging, store, police station, government
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, betrayal, inheritance, power relations, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, love and romance, unrequited love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, manic, adulthood, rise to the top, dishonesty, society, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the ...
Style: suspense, biting, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, gays and lesbians, friendship, adoption, adopted daughter, belief, christianity, lesbian relationship, coming out, lesbian teen, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, aristocrat, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, parent child relationship, estate, love triangle, fall in love, gossip, marriage, secret marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Treasure Seekers (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Adaptation of the E. Nesbit novel set in turn of the century England. Widower and father of five, Richard Bastable has only days to save his family home and stave off financial ruin. While he is desperately hoping his latest invention - a ...
Plot: female director, father daughter relationship, refrigerator, widower, manuscript, pit, family relations, deputy sheriff, inventor, newspaper editor, father son relationship, female doctor ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, family relations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, single mother, youth, family, parents and children, family life, family drama, in-laws, death of husband, loss of husband, basset hound ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%