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Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
 6.5
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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, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty, talky, melancholic, bleak, colourful, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, friendship, family life, indian lead, bus, culture clash, best friends, resort, feminism, self discovery, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, working class, gender, friends, society, youth, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, misfit, couples ...
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, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, friendship, parents and children, society, love and romance, youth and culture clash 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), Funny Bones (1995), Cemetery Junction (2010). 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, working class, indian lead, parents and children, rebellion, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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95%
 6.6
 600
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, coming of age, culture clash, racism, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, looking for love, school, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, parents and children, love, romance, society, couples, family relations, opposites attract, human nature, islam ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, couples, family relations, friends, actor's life, starting over, introspection, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friends, salesman, friendship, small town, buddies, factory, childhood friends, life insurance, parent child relationship, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
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 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, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, parents and children, family life, jealousy, faith, parent child relationship, hippie, integration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, coming of age, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, school, wooing, high school life, couples, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming-of-age, pregnancy, post war, teenage girl, human nature, working class, rebelliousness, rebel, father daughter conflict, seaside, small town, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, fall in love, family life, lesbian interest, lgbt, homosexuality, indian lead, romance, gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 3K
West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, parents and children, society, youth, family problems, family relations, looking for love, siblings relations, reunion, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: talky, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: friendship, youth, dysfunctional family, working class, best friends, human nature, rejection, teenage life, friends, family problems, family relations, surgical operation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Girls Can't Swim (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at first Lise might not come at all, and when she does it is ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, human nature, innocence lost, parents and children, sexual relations, siblings relations, teenage love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 164
Night Bus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The passengers on the Night Bus have many different stories -- some are lovers, some have dark secrets, some are looking for a fight, others are just trying to get through the night.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: bus, double decker bus, travel, human nature, social differences, on the road, society, working class, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: culture clash, muslim, taxi driver, identity crisis, self discovery, life turned upside down, religions or cults, society, disorder, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, politics, friendship, infidelity, fall in love, best friends, school, romance, gays and lesbians, high school, single parent, introspection ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, bus, friendship, working class, church, pregnancy, family life, gays and lesbians, small town, single parent, village, writer's life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family life, single parent, romance, opposites attract, working class, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, friendship, school dance, prom, pimp, small town, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, eccentric family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.3
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, university, love triangle, human nature, romance, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, best friends, high school, looking for sex, hospital, hopes, youth, friends, teenage life, wish come true, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, culture clash, friendship, tradition, sikh, family, immigrants, coach, generation gap, best friends, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, hamburg germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 4K
Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working class, social misfits, down on your luck, pop singer, construction worker, poverty, life is a bitch, friends, society, politics, fall in love, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 426
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage love, buddies, social misfits, high school, young lovers, suburbs, follow your dream, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, false accusation, pregnancy, thanksgiving, parents and children, family gatherings, estrangement, americana, family life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%