Movies like Bright Young Things

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Bright Young Things (2003)
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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 well connected but totally broke, is desperately trying to get enough money to marry the beautiful Nina. While his attempts to raise cash are constantly thwarted, their friends seem to self-destruct, one-by-one, in an endless search for newer and faster sensations. Finally, when world events out of their control come crashing around them, they are forced to reassess their lives and what they value most.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, stylized, twist ending, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, columnist, aristocrat, love and romance, love affair, husband wife relationship, honest, bittersweet, writer's life, couple relations, couples, godparent, down on your luck, racecar driver, writers, drinking alcohol, drinking, male nudity, love, sex, dog, dancing, lesbian, horse, thief ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london, europe, cannes, poland

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Most similar movies to Bright Young Things

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about drinking alcohol, drinking, love and romance, dialogue, runaway, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bright Young Things: Metroland (1997), Beautiful People (1999), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), Being Julia (2004), Color Me Kubrick (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, compromise, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, human nature, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
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100%
Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sad ...
Plot: chase, immigrants, bosnian war, refugee, politics, culture clash, working class, opposites attract, civil war, wartime, war, british ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, croatia, serbia, europe ...
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76%
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, world war two, audition, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream, friendship, art, hopes, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: london, europe, england, flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, emotional, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, older woman younger man relationship, theater, actor's life, romance, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, mental illness, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1950s ...
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, couple relations, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, couples, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, Isle Of Man
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Style: witty, humorous, satirical, entertaining, light ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, love and romance, self confidence, petty criminal, money, musician, serial killer, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
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65%
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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, celebrity culture, idealism, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, 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, prague, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
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Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, playboy, abortion, promiscuity, lifestyle, self discovery, sexual relations, sex, coming of age, infidelity, morality, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two women confront their boyfriend, a two-timing actor who professed eternal love to each.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, womanizer, love, actor, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, manipulation, showbiz, theater, world war two, couples, couple relations, self discovery, unfulfilled love, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, estate, slavery, country estate, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, society, power relations, strong female presence, couples, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, semi serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, love and romance, society, social differences, working class, salesman, friends, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, letter, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, cynical ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, society, couples, state affairs, love and romance, human nature, political corruption, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 6K
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 ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: dream, lie, train, working class, coming of age, imaginary, love and romance, society, realism, real world, social climbing, dull life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, couples, dealer, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, workplace romance, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, relationship vs career, couple relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, jealous husband, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, witty, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, resort, family relations, nanny, romance, social differences, true love, couple relations, self discovery, twentysomething life, looking for sex ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
These Foolish Things (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As war looms on the horizon, a hopeful ingenue (Zoe Tapper) finds herself caught between the warring affections of a playwright (David Leon) and a director (Andrew Lincoln) in 1930s London. Director Julia Taylor-Stanley's heartwarming ensemble ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, rise to the top, love affair, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, couples, romance, ego clash, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: England, 1932. Today is Dolly Thatcham's wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that accompany such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph, Dolly's lover ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, sweet, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, lovers reunited, under the surface, introspection, love and romance, love triangle, ex lover, estate, family relations, friendship, promise, english country dance ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary, 30s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, gay, love, opposites attract, stalking, fish out of water, actor, friendship, obsessive love, writers, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, party, murder, tango, jealousy, lust, desertion, romance, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
London Kills Me (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, restaurant, prostitute, starting over, buddies, society, human nature, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, addiction, unemployment, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female ...
Style: dark humor, stylized, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, writers, family relations, taxi driver, telekinesis, prostitute, addiction, sexual dysfunction, couples, family problems, sleeping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, las vegas, madrid, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, social differences, couple relations, performer's life, power relations, couples, family problems, crimes, crime, master and servant, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, 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, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, realism, best friends, society, strong female presence, weekend, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, military, d day, american in the uk, naval officer, mental illness, love affair, war, romance, battle of the sexes, soldier ...
Place: london, france, england, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%