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, friendship, storytelling, writers, hospital, imaginary kingdom, dog, prison, dancing, fight, thief ...
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 dialogue, mentor, runaway, friendship, drinking, culture clash and catastrophe 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), 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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, fashion, model, abortion, infidelity, advertising executive, extramarital affair, love triangle, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 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, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, manipulation, showbiz, theater, artists and showbiz, manipulations, actor's life, youth, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, couple relations, workplace situations, idealism, infidelity, celebrity culture, couples, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, piano, hospital, butler, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, forbidden love, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: semi serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, eccentricity, bittersweet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: working class, factory, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, love and romance, coming of age, romance, sexual content, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: manchester, england, europe, 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, starting over, romance, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, couple relations, siblings relations, human nature, couples, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, london, scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, witty, humorous ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, love and romance, opposites attract, state affairs, society, couples, social differences, human nature, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, love triangle, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, new wave, disorder, firefighter, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
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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, childhood sweetheart, fall in love, human spirit, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 3K
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: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, compromise, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, celebrity culture, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 12K
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, soldier, family relations, mischievous children, danger, youth, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, touching, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, taxi driver, muslim, social differences, parents and children, alcohol abuse, human nature, teenage life, infidelity, bittersweet ...
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, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: optimism, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, homeless, female friendship, love and romance, goodhearted, hopes, stranger, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: stylized, humorous, atmospheric, inspirational, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, salesman, friends, factory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 84
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: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, romance, love and romance, youth, friends, twentysomething life, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cooking, kitchen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.1
 30K
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, realistic ...
Plot: marriage, anniversary, secret, promise, apology, old woman, aging, haunted by the past, elderly, family secret, family secrets, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962
Place: england, usa, switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, jewish, family relations, satire, romance, humble, against the odds, social differences, parents and children, opposites attract, young lovers, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, arizona, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
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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, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gay teenager, gender, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 84K
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, semi serious, surreal, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, bullying, adolescence, high school life, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 15K
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 life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.1
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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, biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: estate, slavery, country estate, love triangle, jane austen, fall in love, couple relations, society, rich and poor, social differences, strong female presence, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 12K
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, actor's life, elderly, lifestyle, teenage life, age difference, art, abortion, loss of friend, surgery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Touch of Pink (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, family relations, romance, society, parents and children, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, culture clash, interracial couple, friendship, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, toronto ontario canada, kenya, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, rivalry, beauty salon, hairdresser, model, working class, relationship vs career, ambition, follow your dream, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, romance, dealer, couples, couple relations, fall in love, workplace romance, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: witty, semi serious, stylized, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: exam, education, high school, teachers and students, teacher, friends, anti conformity, youth, lifestyle, coming of age, friendship, director ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, renaissance, 60s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 2K
Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: working class, children, family relations, best friend, family problems, hopes, single parent, life is a bitch, down on your luck, human spirit, puberty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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