Movies like Another Year

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Another Year (2010)
 7.3
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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: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, depressing, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: loneliness, jealousy, funeral, friendship, lawyer, desperation, therapist, unrequited love, cooking, garden, red wine, suffering, midlife crisis, marriage, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, realism, hopes, coworker, ordinary person, uninvited guest, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, talky, clever and touching films with plots about drinking, loneliness, storytelling, runaway, friendship, depression and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Another Year: All or Nothing (2002), High Hopes (1988), Life Is Sweet (1990), Bleak Moments (1971), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008). 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: bleak, talky, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: working class, liberal, yuppie, parents and children, couple relations, hippie, pregnancy, friendship, culture clash, politics, aging, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, offbeat, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, bulimia, class differences, rebellious daughter, food, family relations, society, human nature, nothing goes right, family in crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: restaurant, friendship, couples, mentally challenged, betrayal, hopes, lifestyle, human nature, introspection, misfit, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.0
 36K
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, captivating, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: optimism, friendship, social worker, dancer, bicycle, flamenco, looking for love, homeless, singleness, urban, realism, instructor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 33K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
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, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, social worker, family secret, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, birthday, family life, search ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ 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: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: neighbor, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, pregnancy, injustice, rape, tailor, women's prison, female protagonist, police, miscarriage, working class ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, burma, korea, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, artists and showbiz, actor's life, family relations, family problems, friendship, infidelity, actress, letter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, nude model, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, lifestyle, human nature, haunted by the past, fall in love, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, france, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 30K
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: disturbing, dark humor, witty, talky, biting ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, urban, stranger, drifter, marijuana, robbery, roommate, humiliation, alienation, unemployment, rape ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, england, london, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, memory, war veteran, life, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: gloomy, touching, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, friendship, skinhead, youth, single parent, kids in trouble, family relations, dysfunctional family, racism, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: sincere, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: elderly lovers, weekend, couple relations, aging, elderly, couples, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, verbal byplay, crumbling marriage, love and romance, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, manhattan new york city, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life & death, human spirit, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, broken heart, life, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sentimental, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, marriage, waiter, therapy, heart attack, toilet, urination, vice squad, wedding, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, spain, italy, mexico, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 73K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, thirtysomething life, homecoming, jealousy, looking for love, obsessive quest, hopes, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, self esteem, high school, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, gender, love and romance, couple relations, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, love affair, couples, resort, gay, wine, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: europe, england, france, prague, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, hopes, introspection, family problems, divorced divorcee, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: clever, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dull life, artists and showbiz, writer's life, unfulfillment, couples, narcissist, loneliness, sarcasm, suicide, writing, necktie, giving a toast ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, working class, self esteem, job seeking, unemployment, ship, bar, shipyard, destiny, redemption, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, seaport, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 89K
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: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 22K
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, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, charity, leukemia, calendar, elderly, aging, drugs/alcohol, rising to stardom, overnight success, money raising, dealing with death, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, biting, sincere ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, neighbor, doctor, dying, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 1K
Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, family relations, family problems, death in the family, love and romance, siblings relations, family in crisis, dealing with death, parents and children, drinking, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, clever, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: audition, homecoming, dysfunctional family, addiction, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, family relations, dull life, introspection, alcohol abuse, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: polish, coming of age, friendship, runaway, parents and children, society, urban, lifestyle, misfit, best friends, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, anger, dwarf, divorce, humiliation, marijuana, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%