Movies like When the Cat's Away

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When the Cat's Away (1996)
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When the Cat's Away (1996)
Original name: Chacun cherche son chat
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Chloe (Garance Clavel), a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her, but she finally makes an arrangement with the elderly Madame Renée (Renée Le Calm), who often watches over other peoples' cats and dogs. However, when Chloe comes back, Madame Renée tells her that unfortunately the cat has been lost, and the unlucky owner goes on a search for her dear animal friend. While looking for the cat, she meets many colorful characters who populate the neighborhood.
Style: sexy, feel good, realistic, light, philosophical, thought provoking, intellectual, enigmatic, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, gay, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, catastrophe, relationships, cat, life, writers, depression, obsession, fantasy world, destiny, brutality, homeless, runaway, dysfunctional family, mentor, life & death, stereotypes, existentialism, melancholy, french, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, new jersey, europe

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The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, french, travel, infidelity, roommate, prejudice, youth, lesbian, college life, relationships, student, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, paris france, barcelona, germany ...
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Paris (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Rendezvous in Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three stories of love and coincidence around the theme of dates in Paris.
Style: sexy, talky, clever, art house, macabre ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love, romance, swedish, art, british, friendship, hotel, notre dame cathedral, glbt, transsexual, melancholy, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
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Chinese Puzzle (2013)
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Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, starting over, love, life, life philosophy, parenthood, fall in love, longing, old love, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, france, new jersey, paris france, usa
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So Woman! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Clemence is a brilliant young lawyer who has just settled herself in a comfortable chair. She does not want to be involved in love.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: romance, love and romance, friendship, friends, lifestyle, fall in love, family relations, singleness, parents and children, couples, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: light, emotional, sweet, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: loneliness, romance, dating, friendship, self discovery, looking for love, single, cliche, thirtysomething life, hotel, french, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary
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Jet Lag (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, airport, cooking and food, romance, chance meeting, opposites attract, fall in love, fish out of water, misfit, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, latin america, europe, mexico
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A Couch in New York (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply ...
Style: feel good, sweet, melancholic, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, happy ending, couple relations, opposites attract, looking for love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, misfit, love and romance, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
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The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
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Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 90s
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The Perfect Date (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Michel dreams of a perfect meeting with the woman of his dreams, entirely due to chance, as his parents and grandparents experienced. Vincent, Michel's contrast, is completely different. He is more the man of the direct approach and he follows ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, romance, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between men, friends, buddies, looking for sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, sexy, artsy, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: french, culture clash, romance, parenthood, photographer, fish out of water, society, lifestyle, sexual relations, relationship problems, male nudity, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
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Country: France
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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, vancouver, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: lesbian, romance, friendship, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, writers, understanding, writer's life, old love, relationships, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Place: paris france, london, france, spain, europe ...
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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, melancholic, stylized, touching, humorous ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chance meeting, chaos, love and romance, couples, couple relations, old woman, stranger, suicide attempt, depression, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, new jersey, europe, california
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The Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, sexy, harsh, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: romance, midlife crisis, self discovery, infidelity, father daughter relationship, human nature, love affair, crumbling marriage, housekeeper, starting over, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, california, europe ...
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Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Billy, a struggling young gay photographer (who likes Polaroids), tired of being the "other man", falls in love with Gabriel, a waiter and aspiring musician who is probably straight but possibly gay or at least curious. Billy tries to get ...
Style: humorous, light, semi serious, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, romance, hollywood, relationships, lgbt, stereotypes, artists and showbiz, fall in love, lifestyle, gender, celebrity culture, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, california, usa, indiana
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Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.
Style: melancholic, satirical, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
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Forget Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, intense, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Western (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco soon finds himself on the side of the road with everything stolen out from under him. Local gift shop owner Marinette gives ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, countryside, on the road, friendship, couples, friends, disorder, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, couple relations, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
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50%
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After You (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a ...
Style: romantic, compassionate, light, humorous, affectionate ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
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35%
'Til There Was You (1997)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: feel good, light, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named ...
Style: feel good, affectionate, visually appealing, talky, twists and turns ...
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Time: 90s
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Born Romantic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: london, california, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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All Over the Guy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A contemporary romantic comedy exploring the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance.
Style: feel good, light, sentimental, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: gay, love, friends, lgbt, sex, alcohol abuse, opposites attract, odd couple, looking for love, lifestyle, glbt, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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If Lucy Fell (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, romantic, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the suggestion of a friend, gay Leo (Kevin McKidd) enters therapy after many failed relationships make him fear for his social life. In a group session (led by Simon Callow), Leo comes clean about his feelings for a straight member of the group ...
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, sexual, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friendship, gay couple, romance, love triangle, meditation, lgbtq, sex, male nudity, love ...
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