Movies like Beautiful People 1999

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Beautiful People (1999)
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Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sad, offbeat, harsh, bleak, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: chase, immigrants, bosnian war, refugee, politics, culture clash, working class, opposites attract, civil war, wartime, war, british, dysfunctional family, honest, courage, unlikely friendships, village, dark humor, misfit, parents and children, village life, social differences, society, political unrest, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, serbia, croatia, hawaii, former yugoslavia ...

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Most similar movies to Beautiful People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, semi serious and humorous films with plots about culture clash, friendship, dialogue, drinking alcohol, society, suprisingly clever and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like Beautiful People: Withnail & I (1987), My Son the Fanatic (1997), Bright Young Things (2003), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), No Man's Land (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Withnail & I (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the ...
Style: cult film, witty, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, unemployment, alcohol abuse, friendship, poverty, cottage, cigar smoking, cafe, buddy, english countryside, strangulation, darkness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: london, england, europe, northern england
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100%
My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, muslim, taxi driver, opposites attract, romance, misfit, society, family relations, religions or cults, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bright Young Things (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: in the 1930’s a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things.” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: columnist, love triangle, aristocrat, love and romance, love affair, husband wife relationship, honest, bittersweet, writer's life, down on your luck, couple relations, godparent ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, cannes, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when ...
Style: talky, suspense, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, society, opposites attract, love and romance, state affairs, human nature, political corruption, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.9
 45K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: anti war, un, politics, survival, bomb, soldier, military, dishonesty, human nature, satire, farce, military life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, culture clash, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, women, feminism, family relations, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 17K
East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, bittersweet, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, social worker, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family life, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.9
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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, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 2K
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: emotional, intense, surreal, depressing, witty ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, vengeance, dysfunctional family, children, family relations, bar, cemetery, moral ambiguity, disability, justice, british ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 10K
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, couples, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, weekend, realism, couples, strong female presence, graduation, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, catholic, priest, realism, loan, petty job, family problems, rainy, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 4K
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, against the odds, down on your luck, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, racism, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 21K
A Perfect Day (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.
Style: political, cynical, melancholic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: volunteer, war zone, bosnian war, un, ruins, soldier, unlikely friendships, world politics, dialogue, war, ethnic conflict, life philosophy ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1995, 20th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 13K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, dublin ireland, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 39K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, 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, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, social worker, jealousy, birth mother, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, loss of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.3
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional character, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
London Kills Me (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: sexual abuse, restaurant, prostitute, society, starting over, buddies, human nature, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, addiction, unemployment, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: poet, family relations, fame, politics, money, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, love and romance, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, working class, salesman, flirting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, sincere, touching, clever ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, racism, white trash, interracial relations, laundry, british asian, lgbt, closeted homosexual, culture clash, immigrants, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 5K
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, realistic ...
Plot: working class, liberal, couples, yuppie, family relations, realism, pregnancy, culture clash, friendship, social differences, human nature, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 4K
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, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 4K
Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, family relations, family problems, friendship, infidelity, christianity, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, london, scotland, united kingdom, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 6K
The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, biting ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, dark humor, society, rabbi, religions or cults, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama - A NYC psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia - and when he finds out he was adopted, he travels to England in search of his birth mother and some answers. - Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, self discovery, uncover truth, family problems, hopes, introspection, family life, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, transplant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%