Movies like Riff-Raff

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Riff-Raff (1991)
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Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: humorous, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, friends, politics, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, labor union, homeless, fall in love, society, buddies, social misfits, down on your luck, workplace situations, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), poverty, pop singer, construction worker, dog, singer, heroin, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about society, family relations, friendship, friends, working class, misfit and buddies mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Riff-Raff: Adam & Paul (2004), Meantime (1983), The Full Monty (1997), The Navigators (2001), High Hopes (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Adam & Paul (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This movie follows a day in the life of two Dublin Heroin addicts, Adam and Paul. Adam is the taller and slightly smarter of the two while Paul is his sidekick. Since they were small boys, Adam and Paul have withered into two hopeless, desperate ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, buddies, social misfits, society, stoners, heroin, family relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, misfit, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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95%
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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: humorous, touching, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, mentally challenged, skinhead, love and romance, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, misfit, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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92%
 7.2
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The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, stripper, striptease, working class, gay, suicide attempt, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexual, rehearsal, family relations, audition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, united kingdom, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, human spirit, working class, fighting the system, workplace, society, small town, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: touching, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, liberal, couples, yuppie, family relations, realism, society, parents and children, suburbs, couple relations, pregnancy, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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73%
Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, touching, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, catholic, priest, family problems, rainy, disorder, profanity, bittersweet, rain, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
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68%
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Life Is Sweet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, family relations, rebellious daughter, class differences, family problems, nothing goes right, eccentric family, family in crisis, human nature, society, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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67%
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, working class, salesman, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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56%
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 6.5
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Unmade Beds (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers as she tries to move on from heartbreak. Their stories come together in the melting-pot of 21st century London.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, haunted by the past, starting over, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, search for father, couples, family relations, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, couples, best friends, society, strong female presence, realism, weekend, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
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Either Way (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Icelandic drama about two remote road-workers.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, friends, workplace situations, buddies, adventure, couples, bittersweet, painting
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
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The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, working class, van, suburbs, human nature, family life, parents and children, nothing goes right, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
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Some Voices (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Schizophrenic Ray tries to adjust to the outside world after being released from an institution.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, mental illness, couples, family relations, misfit, brother brother relationship, hallucination, schizophrenia, restaurant, fall in love, wedding, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Slumming (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two yuppies play mean tricks on one another until one joke has fatal consequences.
Style: semi serious, bleak, humorous, realistic, cynical
Plot: life is a bitch, prank, yuppie, disorder, power relations, misfit, buddies, urban, love and romance, social misfits, society, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, indonesia, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Wonderful Times (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, crimes, partners, unlikely criminals, society, disorder, misfit partners, dishonesty, misfit, poverty, unemployment, loss of job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amar, Akbar & Tony follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends through twists and turns as the characters face sudden and unforeseen changes to their idealistic and trouble-free young lives. With hilarious and sometimes tragic ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, life turned upside down, looking for love, fall in love, disorder, love and romance, romance, buddies, society, interracial relations, urban, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 524
Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: friends, society, buddies, misfit, city life, fall in love, suburbs, lifestyle, social misfits, love and romance, emotional abuse, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Someone Else's America (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, UK, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This tale takes place in a bar. The Spanish Alonso and his blind mother run this place. Bay, who is Alonso's friend live here too. This story tells something about Alonso and Bay and the "American Dream".
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: bar, family relations, friendship, american dream, immigration, bittersweet, rich and poor, working class, siblings relations, city life, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, new york, europe, usa, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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Anita & Me (2002)
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 ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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40%
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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, lifestyle, social misfits, love and romance, single parent, society, family relations, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
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39%
 5.7
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Night Bus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The passengers on the Night Bus have many different stories -- some are lovers, some have dark secrets, some are looking for a fight, others are just trying to get through the night.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bus, travel, on the road, social differences, working class, human nature, society, double decker bus, urban, public transport, night
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 479
Small Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows a gang of small time crooks in an English town. Malc is in danger of losing his girlfriend Kate if he doesn't spend more time at home and the gang leader Jumbo looks like he is about to lose control.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, couples, friends, buddies, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, gang, cons and scams, couple relations, heist, theft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 387
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, semi serious, uplifting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, social differences, teenage love, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, working class, dog, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, racism, white trash, interracial relations, lgbt, laundry, british asian, closeted homosexual, culture clash, immigrants, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, reunion, family relations, couple relations, sex, midlife crisis, introspection, unfulfillment, buddies, lifestyle, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 19K
Brassed Off (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: working class, labor union, unemployment, brass band, small town, romance, performance, workplace situations, fall in love, human spirit, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 473
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 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, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: emigration, misery, culture clash, social relations, society, workplace, family problems, politics, working class, family relations, job seeking, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 183
Grafters (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series. Grafters was based around the Purvis brothers Joe and Trevor, who along with their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: couples, brother, construction worker, workplace, unfulfillment, social differences, siblings relations, couple relations, workplace situations, family relations, social relations, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%