Movies like When the Cat's Away

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When the Cat's Away (1996)
 6.8
 3K
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, clever, feel good, semi serious, melancholic, talky, reflective ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, friends, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, looking for love, fall in love, human nature, urban, couples, introspection, gays and lesbians, city life, romance, suburbs, loneliness, drinking, gay, dog, dancing, lesbian, painter, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey, tokyo

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Most similar movies to When the Cat's Away

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and clever films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, love and relationships mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like When the Cat's Away: Amelie (2001), Russian Dolls (2005), Euro Pudding (2002), Chinese Puzzle (2013), Dog Park (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 660K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle change, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 19K
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, friendship, model, birthday, sex, ballet, wedding, cross dressing, romance, friends, crumbling relationship, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, france, europe, st. petersburg russia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 38K
Euro Pudding (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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, stylized, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: roommate, youth, friendship, prejudice, french, infidelity, hippie, lesbian, party, student, travel, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, barcelona spain, barcelona, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 12K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, frenchman abroad, chinatown, immigration, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, fall in love, old love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.1
 2K
Dog Park (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex comedy takes a look at contemporary dating mores and hypothesizes that the new dating location may be the dog walk in the park. A mild-mannered man loses his present girl friend to another man. His attraction to a kid's TV show hostess goes ...
Style: talky, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, couple relations, thirtysomething life, looking for love, wooing, couples, singleness, city life, tv show, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: talky, clever, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, looking for love, dishonesty, urban, young lovers, lifestyle, city life, twentysomething life, couple relations, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, geneva switzerland, montmartre paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, couples, looking for love, youth, culture clash, society, fall in love, love and romance, spirituality, judaism, jewish, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: witty, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, friendship, hollywood, romance, gender, partners, couples, buddies, fall in love, gays and lesbians, celebrity culture, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, indiana, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, love triangle, best friends, fall in love, love and romance, couples, looking for love, couple relations, infidelity, comedy of errors, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 989
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, countryside, friendship, disorder, society, misfit, self discovery, culture clash, opposites attract, fish out of water, partners, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
'Til There Was You (1997)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in. It took them twenty years to fall in love at first sight.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, best friend, support group, dating, neighbor, romance, opposites attract, single parent, childhood friends, looking for love, unfulfilled love, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: accountant, friendship, romance, hollywood, family relations, twentysomething life, couple relations, singleness, fall in love, parents and children, siblings relations, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 956
Little City (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Best friends Adam and Kevin have a lot in common. Probably too much! In fact, Kevin is carrying on a torrid affair with Adam's girlfriend, Nina, on the side! And if this triangle wasn't crowded enough, the arrival of a seductive newcomer ...
Style: realistic, witty, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, couples, buddies, looking for love, dishonesty, family relations, thirtysomething life, friends, love and romance, city life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: university, college, fall in love, lifestyle, college life, love triangle, romance, youth, sexual relations, couple relations, roommate, school ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: campus, melbourne, australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, french countryside, romance, midlife crisis, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, human nature, matchmaking, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: witty, clever, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friends, love, gay, romance, homosexuality, best friends, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 97 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: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, cliche, thirtysomething life, loneliness, dating, language barrier, sexual relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 11K
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, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: dancer, dance, dancer's life, urban, lifestyle, french, architect, friendship, artist, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, sweet, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, looking for love, misfit, unfulfilled love, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 1K
Sol Goode (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sol Goode, a charismatic L.A. twenty-something, has always relied on charm, good looks, and fast talk to glide through life. But his luck may have run out; faced with eviction from his hipster apartment, totaling his car, and the threat of having to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, self discovery, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, looking for love, couples, singleness, male female relationship, eviction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, love and romance, couple relations, couples, self discovery, breakup, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 4K
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, roommate, brooklyn bridge, best friend, looking for love, couples, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, singleness, unfulfillment, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Tale of Springtime (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. The first in Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons series, Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl (Florence Darel) just reaching adulthood who takes ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vacation, cousin cousin relationship, philosopher, friendship, romance, mischievous children, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, tokyo, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a 25 year old virgin girl, looking for the right boyfriend, not realizing that "the one" has been next to her for many years.
Style: sexy, witty, sexual, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, betrayal, romance, love and romance, best friends, friends, love triangle, looking for love, couples, virginity, bare breasts, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, self discovery, starting over, male female relationship, restaurant, life philosophy, love, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: witty, sentimental, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: gay, friendship, infidelity, party, gays and lesbians, romance, adultery, fall in love, love affair, friends, looking for love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children, workplace, self discovery, thirtysomething life, eligible bachelor, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Naked in New York (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, showbiz, college, infidelity, friends, love and romance, city life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, romance, writer's life, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 3K
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: witty, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, love triangle, restaurant, love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, nothing goes right, couple relations, hanging, couples, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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