Movies like Skeletons

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Skeletons (2010)
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Skeletons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In writer-director Nick Whitfield's black indie comedy, a pair of "exorcists" (Ed Gaughan and Andrew Buckley) with the power to rid people of their secrets agree to help a woman (Paprika Steen) whose daughter (Tuppence Middleton) is mute -- and whose husband is missing. Jason Isaacs co-stars as the mysterious Colonel, who seems to be calling the shots from the sidelines of the duo's shadowy enterprise.
Style: humorous, surreal, contemplative, captivating, sentimental, offbeat, witty, not serious, psychotronic
Plot: missing person, supernatural, ghost, odd couple, friendship, partners, society, secret, countryside, death, family relations, heroes, friends, supernatural ability, anti hero, working class, anti heroes, prostitute, paranormal phenomena, train, paranormal, excavation, boat, infidelity, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Skeletons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about friendship, friends, society, family relations, odd couple, disorder and british mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Skeletons: Bunny and the Bull (2009), Up There (2011), A Deal Is a Deal (2008), A Magnificent Haunting (2012), The Trip to Italy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
Style: touching, humorous, surreal, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: odd couple, friendship, isolation, friends, partners, agoraphobia, buddies, escapades, haunted by the past, on the road, wilderness, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, poland
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Up There (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: afterlife, friendship, workplace, supernatural, buddies, partners, misfit partners, disorder, workplace situations, bittersweet, dead man, narration from the grave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: human nature, power relations, society, odd couple, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, partners, on the road, mentally challenged, death, beer drinking, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tommy is a vacuum cleaner salesman gripped by the fever of closing the deal. He lives on puffa rice stored in his glove compartment, listens to motivation tapes of his own voice shouting 'Sell, sell, fucking sell' and his punters are up to ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: partners, odd couple, job seeking, working class, fish out of water, introspection, self discovery, reluctant partners, blind ambition, ambition, contests and competitions, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment, suit, shotgun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Magnificent Haunting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor discovers that his spacious new apartment comes complete with eight friendly ghosts.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: ghost, gay, supernatural, follow your dream, actor's life, self discovery, showbiz, old house, redemption, artists and showbiz, audition, aspiring actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Trip to Italy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, buddies, odd couple, verbal byplay, restaurant, character study, farce, cooking and food, poet, friends, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, tuscany, pompeii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, haunted by the past, starting over, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), search for father, self discovery, family relations, couples, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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HairBrained (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 14 year old genius gets rejected by Harvard and ends up at a much lower ranked school where he makes friends with a mature student.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, odd couple, friends, college life, disorder, fish out of water, prodigy, youth, society, social relations, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Brian lets his girlfriend, decides to change city and way of life. Attracted by the incredible offer, purchase a large house outside keeping a big secret. One day you have the impression of seeing a woman in the garden and can also talk to her ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, impossible love, ghost, fall in love, supernatural, couples, friendship, countryside, unfulfillment, cottage, time travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Screen Door Jesus (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A vision of Jesus sighted on the screen door of Mother Harper's front porch sparks misadventures as the media and crowds gather around the phenomenon and the townsfolk start to take sides. As more people flock to the door, some for guidance, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: society, social relations, religions or cults, interracial relations, small town life, human nature, small town, friendship, bittersweet, religion, racism, preacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Indian mother Mrs Sethi's obsession with marrying off her daughter turns murderous. With jokes that routinely miss the mark and cringeworthy slapstick, this black comedy farce shouldn't work. Somehow, though, it does.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, serial killer, love and romance, parents and children, looking for love, wooing, deadly, crimes, family relations, ghost, mother son relationship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
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 ⇓
45%
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Black Pond (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Thompson family is accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Six months later, family friend Tim visits freelance therapist Dr. Eric Sacks and the story finds it's way to the press. The facts are bent and the details ...
Style: humorous, suspense, captivating, dark humor, tense ...
Plot: family relations, false accusation, uncover truth, eccentric family, family gatherings, disorder, husband wife relationship, stranger, family dinner, death, murder, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Finisterrae (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.
Style: contemplative, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, introspection, on the road, supernatural, journey, pilgrimage, oracle, wandering, surrealism, friendship, society, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bhoothnath Returns (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Boothnath vows to redeem himself when spirits tease him, and searches for a child to terrify. He befriends Akhrot, a slum kid, and helps him take on the country's most powerful politician.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sitcom
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, mischievous children, good versus evil, young heroes, youth, supernatural, rivalry, friends, family relations, political satire, haunted house ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Squint Your Eyes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of a spirited ten-year-old girl who has run away from her proudly affluent parents in town and finds grudging refuge with the slightly slovenly caretaker of an abandoned farm, an ex-teacher.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, touching, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: farm, countryside, family problems, friendship, school, human nature, life is a bitch, on the run, youth, odd couple, family relations, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, humorous, light, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, family problems, parents and children, crimes, society, tragedy, friendship, murder, family life, mafia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two lowlifes with active fantasy sex lives deliver potatoes to various restaurants and grocers.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, looking for sex, couples, love and romance, partners, workplace situations, sexual relations, phone sex, husband wife relationship, love triangle, sex maniac, mate swapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Being Human (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from ...
Style: semi serious, scary, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, supernatural, supernatural power, ghost, supernatural ability, roommate, friendship, imaginary, teleportation, social misfits, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rat (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a night of drinking Guiness at the local watering hole, an ordinary, working-class, family man in Dublin's life is turned upside-down when he wakes up as a rat.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, adventurer, fish out of water, self discovery, family life, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, disorder, society, husband wife relationship, secret, rat ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, semi serious, uplifting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, society, youth, family relations, social differences, teenage love, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, working class, dog, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
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Magicians (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: rivalry, guillotine, contests and competitions, ambition, buddies, artists and showbiz, odd couple, friendship, nothing goes right, parody, wizards and magicians, stage magician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, friends, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, best friends, missing person, family life, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 3K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
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Learners (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Bev is a downtrodden housewife who's failed her driving test eight times, having only been instructed by her impatient husband Ian. After registering with a driving school, she develops a crush on her instructor, Chris.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: driving school, learning to drive, workplace romance, family relations, fall in love, teachers and students, money raising, couples, romance, workplace, driving instructor, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pete versus Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Pete versus Life is a Channel 4 sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. It stars Rafe Spall and the first episode was aired on 6 August 2010. It was recommissioned for a second series after averaging 1.6 million viewers and a young ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, surreal, not serious, captivating ...
Plot: media, disorder, lifestyle, soccer, journalist, teenage life, everyday life, family relations, society, singleness, failed attempt, politically correct ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%