Movies like Bhaji on the Beach

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Bhaji on the Beach
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty, talky, melancholic, bleak, colourful, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, culture clash, on the road, indians, racism, women, family life, bus, best friends, prejudice, resort, feminism, loneliness, drinking, british, relationships, self discovery, bollywood, unlikely friendships, mentor, parents and children, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about dialogue, mentor, runaway, culture clash, catastrophe, storytelling and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bhaji on the Beach: Wish You Were Here (1987), The Van (1996), Housekeeping (1987), Dirty Girl (2010), East Is East (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
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Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
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    User:   100%
 
Wish You Were Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, brighton
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    User:   74%
 
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The Van
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   70%
 
 7.3
 2K
Housekeeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, single parent, human nature, runaway, coming-of-age, self discovery, childhood, mental illness, sisters, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
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Dirty Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, teenager, friends, school, on the road, gay, best friends, culture clash, relationships, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   62%
 
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
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System:   67%
    User:   73%
 
 6.9
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East Is East
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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, british, dysfunctional family, working class, marriage, parents and children, race issues, immigrants, family life, violence, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, london, europe, northern england, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   56%
 
My Son the Fanatic
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, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, islam, parents and children, prostitution, solitude, drinking, character study, parenthood, relationships, loneliness, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
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Bend It Like Beckham
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soccer, culture clash, friendship, immigrants, family, sport, coming of age, obsession, father daughter relationship, wedding, marriage, interracial romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, india, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
A Man of No Importance
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, cerebral, talky ...
Plot: gay, working class, homosexuality, small town, family life, bus, gays and lesbians, poetry, loneliness, single parent, church, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
Love and Death on Long Island
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love, friendship, fall in love, gay, writer's life, mentor, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, gender, character study, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   56%
 
 6.2
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Girls Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, vengeance, suicide, rape, best friends, college, women, juvenile delinquency, adolescence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
 6.7
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
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    User:   59%
 
 7.1
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Alfie
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Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Place: england, london, europe, california
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    User:   54%
 
What's Cooking?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, jewish, food, cooking, lesbian, parents and children, interracial romance, divorce, family, multiple storylines, prejudice ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Darlings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sexual, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, virginity, teenager, sex, summer camp, best friends, camp, coming-of-age, adolescence, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
Smoke Signals
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, semi serious, witty, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
Cemetery Junction
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: clever, realistic, witty, touching, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
Clockwatchers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, boss and employee, unlikely friendships, loneliness, couple relations, corporate america, life philosophy, women, life, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
The Go-Getter
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, coming of age, friendship, runaway, on the road, suburbs, social misfits, relationships, mentor, human nature, adolescence, cars ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california, oregon
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
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Educating Rita
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, talky, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, culture clash, literature, college, opposites attract, mentor, depression, character study, self discovery, relationships, loneliness, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
Anywhere But Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, mentally unstable, suburbs, loneliness, single father, relationships, innocence lost, pornography, looking for love, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
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Angus
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, teenager, vengeance, bullying, teenagers, courage, adolescence, parents and children, coming-of-age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
 7.0
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The Trip
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, talky, witty, cynical, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, buddies, verbal byplay, road trip, loneliness, friendship, midlife crisis, countryside, sarcasm, cooking and food, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 7.2
 90K
The Full Monty
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, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, british, male nudity, disco, buddies, suicide attempt, happy ending, small town, underdog, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, london, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
Slums of Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, drugs, storytelling, incest, single parent, dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, parenthood, jewish, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
 7.0
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Funny Bones
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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, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, secrets, friendship, british, parents and children, family drama, couples, farce, family relations, betrayal, friends, comedian ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
Life Is Sweet
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, realism, eating disorder, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, loneliness, deadpan, family relations, suburbs, family drama, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
 6.9
 5K
Mother
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, single parent, writers, crumbling marriage, relationships, introspection, dialogue, deadpan, couple relations, culture clash, complex characters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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