Movies like Another Year

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Another Year (2010)
 7.3
 26K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy, psychological, depressing, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, jealousy, friendship, suffering, red wine, unrequited love, garden, cooking, therapist, desperation, lawyer, realism, couple relations, midlife crisis, parents and children, family life, marriage, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends, unfulfilled love, drinking, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france, california

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Most similar movies to Another Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, drinking, loneliness, runaway, relationships, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Another Year: All or Nothing (2002), High Hopes (1988), Bleak Moments (1971), Life Is Sweet (1990), Secrets & Lies (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 4K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, couple relations, realism, parents and children, class differences, family, social differences, suburban life, suburbs, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: restaurant, friendship, mentally challenged, romance, family in crisis, optimism, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, golden years, betrayal, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, food, bulimia, class differences, rebellious daughter, realism, family in crisis, twins, family problems, suburbs, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 8.0
 32K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, touching ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, working class, social worker, family secret, funeral, jealousy, realism, parents and children, social differences, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 35K
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Plot: optimism, looking for love, bicycle, flamenco, friendship, social worker, dancer, realism, homeless, fortune cookie, sister, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, funeral, college, anger, sex, lie, grief, marijuana, alcoholic, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 3K
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: dark humor, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: working class, skinhead, friendship, unemployment, coming of age, single parent, sibling relationship, social misfits, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.9
 28K
Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, unemployment, rapist, urban, stranger, rape, humiliation, drifter, alienation, roommate, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, pregnancy, injustice, female protagonist, tailor, miscarriage, women's prison, police, rape, family in crisis ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, hamburg germany, korea, burma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, car, infidelity, cross dressing, christianity, actress, letter, actor's life, teacher, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, loneliness, love triangle, human spirit, life, young lovers, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, nude model, liar, infidelity, midlife crisis, couple relations, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, couples, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, france, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 7K
Le Week-End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nick and Meg Burrows return to Paris, the city where they honeymooned, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage. The film follows the couple as long-established tensions in their marriage ...
Style: semi serious, clever, talky, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, elderly lovers, weekend, crumbling marriage, verbal byplay, aging, elderly, unfulfillment, couples, golden years, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, montmartre paris, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, war veteran, grief, memory, infidelity, last wish, life, on the road, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, friends, working class, ship, bar, shipyard, unemployment, small town, job seeking, self esteem, down on your luck, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, seaport, europe, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 6K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: runaway, friendship, coming of age, polish, best friends, single parent, social misfits, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 21K
Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, elderly, leukemia, calendar, charity, drugs/alcohol, village, friends, mannequin, aging, best friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Lady in the Van (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, social differences, misfit, golden years, disorder, friends, nun, poverty, catholic, corrupt police, middle class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, small town, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, dwarf, artist, humiliation, divorce, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, unfulfillment, dull life, artists and showbiz, couples, loneliness, sarcasm, suicide, writing, misery, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Son of the Bride (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: marriage, midlife crisis, vice squad, waiter, wedding, therapy, heart attack, urination, toilet, divorce, parents and children, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, spain, mexico, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, poetry, memory, mistaken identity, couples, friends, golden years, writer's life, aging, couple relations, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, teenager, vacation, coming of age, loneliness, shyness, coming-of-age, job, bicycle, neighbor, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 87K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, divorce, neighbor, youth, friends, parents and children, family relations, drinking, bullying, gambling, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, relationship vs career, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, introspection, couple relations, father, daughter, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 5K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: 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, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, realism, best friends, friends, introspection, couple relations, social differences, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: talky, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, resort, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, gender, gay, wine, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, prague, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 4K
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, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: church, supermarket, infidelity, golden years, starting over, teacher, bicycle, colleague, couple relations, couples, family relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 29K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, regret, suicide, midlife crisis, funeral, reunion, yuppie, generation gap, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, best friends, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%