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Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
 6.4
 945
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, harsh, witty, talky, melancholic, bleak, colourful, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, youth, on the road, friends, family relations, misfit, parents and children, feminism, self discovery, family life, resort, bus, social differences, society, couples, working class, gender, siblings relations, family in crisis, indian lead ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about family relations, friendship, culture clash, dysfunctional family, runaway, mentor and parents and children mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Bhaji on the Beach: Anita & Me (2002), The Debut (2000), My Son the Fanatic (1997), East Is East (1999), The Van (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, coming of age, friendship, family problems, society, teenage life, youth, rebellion, racism, best friends, immigrants, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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95%
 6.6
 603
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: coming of age, high school, racism, culture clash, dysfunctional family, couples, nightlife, looking for love, teenage life, gangsters, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, teenage life, couples, parents and children, family relations, romance, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 16K
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: humorous, witty, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, muslim, tradition, family life, generation gap, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
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 ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, best friends, coming of age, couples, teenage life, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, soccer, van, working class, suburbs, partners, buddies, family life, family relations, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 3K
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, clever, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, love affair, couples, eccentric family, family relations, couple relations, friends, parents and children, love and romance, haunted by the past, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, friendship, skinhead, racism, dysfunctional family, single parent, youth, rich and poor, social misfits, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, working class, human nature, gender, self discovery, opposites attract, single parent, youth, fall in love, family life, couples, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 8K
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: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, unlikely relationship, parents and children, odd, romance, dysfunctional character, misfit, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Man of No Importance (1994)
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, psychological, witty, cerebral ...
Plot: gay, working class, church, pregnancy, bus, friendship, small town, unemployment, love and romance, village, social relations, couples ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: clever, witty, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, salesman, friends, friendship, small town, love and romance, goodhearted, fist fighting, new job, workplace, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, clever, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: working class, liberal, yuppie, pregnancy, society, human nature, social differences, parents and children, babies and infants, couple relations, love and romance, hippie ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 11K
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, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, hairdresser, culture clash, self discovery, opposites attract, fall in love, uneducated, couples, infidelity, social differences, society, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, couples, wooing, lifestyle, teenage love, pregnancy, single parent, parents and children, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage girl, post war, working class, human nature, society, teenage life, small town life, youth, social relations, rebelliousness, small town ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, false accusation, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, interracial relations, couple relations, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
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, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, nomad, teenage life, eccentric family, single parent, self discovery, social differences, parents and children, family relations, sex aid, youth, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, fall in love, society, human nature, gender, friendship, culture clash, pregnancy, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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, humorous, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, friendship, culture clash, generation gap, coach, tradition, family, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 1K
The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, friends, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, love and romance, singleness, romance, family relations, teenage love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: semi serious, humorous, witty, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, polish, runaway, best friends, siblings relations, kids in trouble, thirtysomething life, family relations, city life, immigrants, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, teenage life, family problems, female protagonist, teacher, reputation, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.2
 702
Girls Town (1996)
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, serious, sincere, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, vengeance, teenage love, juvenile delinquency, working class, college, feminism, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, society, introspection, social differences, weekend, best friends, coincidence, graduation, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 497
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, couples, eccentric family, death in the family, family life, family problems, estrangement, human nature, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, school dance, pimp, friendship, prom, small town, couple relations, love and romance, friends, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Go-Getter (2007)
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, sentimental, touching, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, car thief, coming of age, friendship, society, misfit, youth, self discovery, fish out of water, obsessive quest, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, politics, friendship, infidelity, teenage love, single parent, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, fall in love, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 3K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, child illness, obsession, pregnancy, screwball, small town life, obsessive quest, family problems, dysfunctional family, social differences, society, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%