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, semi serious, affectionate, melancholic, reflective, talky, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: train, dream, lie, working class, coming of age, love and romance, society, realism, real world, social climbing, dull life, imagination, fantasy world, friendship, writers, hospital, imaginary kingdom, dog, prison, dancing, thief, fight, police officer, heroes, police ...
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 melancholic films with plots about brutality, love and romance, runaway, drinking alcohol, mentor, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Billy Liar: Darling (1965), Georgy Girl (1966), A Merry War (1997), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Lawless Heart (2001). 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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: satire, fashion, model, abortion, infidelity, advertising executive, extramarital affair, love triangle, couples, couple relations, rich and poor, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, italy
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, hospital, piano, roommate, butler, bittersweet, virginity, strong female presence, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
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90%
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, poverty, pregnancy, poet, couples, lifestyle, society, writer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, manipulation, showbiz, theater, incestuous sex, accidental incest, lifestyle, actor's life, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, post world war two
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 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, male female relationship, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, romance, starting over, parents and children, family life, couples, human nature, couple relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, family problems, family relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, friendship, letter, christianity, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, united kingdom, edinburgh scotland, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, couples, society, love and romance, state affairs, opposites attract, social differences, human nature, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, loser, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, sleeping, fall in love, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, north carolina, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 101 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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, thirtysomething life, family relations, couples, celebrity culture, fall in love, suburban life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, pre-teens
Plot: politics, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, university, buddies, youth, love and romance, couple relations, working class, party, roommate ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, taxi driver, muslim, romance, society, misfit, opposites attract, couples, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, witty, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, fish out of water, couple relations, fall in love, couples, disorder, dark humor, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Kind of Loving (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: working class, factory, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, bittersweet, family problems, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: manchester, europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, homeless, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, goodhearted, love and romance, selflessness, stranger, roommate, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
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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: irish, infidelity, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
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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, battles, youth, wartime life, teenage life, siblings relations, gang ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, virginity, love and romance, loss of virginity, teenage love, social relations, adolescence, bullying, first love, high school life, first sex, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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45 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 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, sincere ...
Plot: old woman, marriage, anniversary, promise, aging, haunted by the past, elderly, family secret, secret, death, husband wife relationship, piano ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962
Place: england, usa, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, romance, love and romance, friends, twentysomething life, youth, childhood memory, punk rock, french, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, witty, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, satire, family relations, romance, society, love and romance, opposites attract, young lovers, youth, humble, fall in love, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, boston, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, touching, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: coincidence, destiny, chaos, chance meeting, love and romance, couples, couple relations, museum, old woman, stranger, romance, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.2
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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: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, rivalry, beauty salon, model, hairdresser, working class, relationship vs career, follow your dream, love and romance, ambition, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Two for the Road (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The ten-year marriage of Mark and Joanna Wallace is on the rocks. In flashback they recall their first meeting, memorable moments in their courtship and early wedded life, their travels through Europe, their broken vow never to have children, and ...
Style: stylized, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, on the road, architect, marriage, road trip, fall in love, pregnancy, bittersweet, romance, couple relations, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, england, south of france, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
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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, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, friendship, aging, art, teenage life, age difference, lifestyle, elderly, actor's life, surgery, dirty old man, roommate ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
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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, gloomy, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, estate, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, slavery, love and romance, society, couples, power relations, gender, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 831
August (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, love triangle, self discovery, family problems, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, midlife crisis, unsupportive spouse, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, future
Place: wales, europe, england, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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My Old Lady (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, family relations, elderly, aging, disorder, society, parents and children, lie, real estate, writers, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, love, master and servant, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%