Movies like Billy Liar

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Billy Liar (1963)
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Billy Liar (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker's assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity to run away and leave it all behind.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, offbeat, semi serious, affectionate, melancholic, reflective, whimsical, talky ...
Plot: train, dream, lie, working class, coming of age, love and romance, dull life, realism, society, imaginary, social climbing, real world, imagination, fantasy world, drinking alcohol, drinking, friendship, storytelling, writers, hospital, imaginary kingdom, dog, prison, dancing, fight ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london, big ben london, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Billy Liar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about drinking alcohol, dialogue, drinking, mentor, love and romance, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Billy Liar: Darling (1965), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), A Merry War (1997), Georgy Girl (1966), A Kind of Loving (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Darling (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
Style: cynical, witty, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, fashion, model, abortion, infidelity, advertising executive, extramarital affair, love triangle, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.
Style: suspense, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, showbiz, theater, manipulation, world war two, unfulfillment, actor's life, self discovery, couple relations, unfulfilled love, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, post world war two
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.3
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A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, poverty, pregnancy, poet, infidelity, workplace situations, fall in love, celebrity culture, couple relations, idealism, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.9
 3K
Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, hospital, piano, butler, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, infidelity, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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A Kind of Loving (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: working class, factory, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, looking for love, workplace romance, parents and children, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual content ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: manchester, europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, love, parents and children, family life, romance, starting over, couples, couple relations, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
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Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, party, student, university, buddies, youth, love and romance, couple relations, working class ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 19K
Brassed Off (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: music band, working class, labor union, unemployment, brass band, small town, romance, performance, workplace situations, fall in love, human spirit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
67%
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andula, an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda, a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: factory worker, working class, youth, one night stand, small town, society, coming of age, romance, love and romance, friends, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 20K
Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, friendship, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
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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: sexy, sexual, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, liar, compromise, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, human nature, family relations, thirtysomething life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
60%
 7.0
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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: feel good, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: optimism, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, homeless, female friendship, love and romance, goodhearted, hopes, roommate, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 13K
Hope and Glory (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Plot: wartime, war, world war two, family relations, soldier, mischievous children, danger, youth, battles, siblings relations, teenage life, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 85
Booked Out (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ailidh (Mirren Burke) has two loves in this world: spying on her neighbours and writing graphic novels. The arrival of Jacob (Rollo Weeks - Girl with a Pearl Earring), inspires Ailidh and she soon begins conjuring up increasingly elaborate plans to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, romance, friends, youth, twentysomething life, childhood memory, punk rock, 20 year old, imaginary character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.1
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45 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy ...
Style: psychological, touching, art house, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: marriage, anniversary, secret, promise, apology, old woman, aging, haunted by the past, elderly, family secret, family secrets, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962
Place: england, usa, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, sexy, sexual, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, family relations, satire, romance, humble, against the odds, social differences, opposites attract, young lovers, youth, society, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tahiti, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 13K
Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, friendship, aging, lifestyle, elderly, actor's life, age difference, teenage life, art, roommate, loss of friend, surgery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Too Beautiful for You (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: cynical, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, bittersweet, dealer, couples, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, workplace romance, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 87K
Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, surreal, semi serious, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, virginity, love and romance, loss of virginity, teenage love, social relations, adolescence, bullying, high school life, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chaos, love and romance, couples, couple relations, chance meeting, museum, stranger, old woman, chaos and mayhem, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 8K
Blow Dry (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, rivalry, beauty salon, model, working class, relationship vs career, follow your dream, ambition, love and romance, lesbian, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 22K
Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, estate, slavery, country estate, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, society, power relations, couples, social differences, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Man Without a Past (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job ...
Style: bleak, humorous, touching, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: generosity, memory loss, poverty, amnesia, presumed dead, robbery, friendship, couple relations, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, north korea, estonia, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
 7.5
 12K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage life, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gender, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%