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How to Be a Woman and Not Die Trying (1991)
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How to Be a Woman and Not Die Trying (1991)
Original name: Cómo ser mujer y no morir en el intento
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmen, a journalist with two children, is on her third marriage, to Antonio, a record producer. Over the course of a year, we follow her through her discontents: Antonio's lateness, his fatigue when she wants to make love, his insistence on her company when she prefers solitude, his treating her work as less important than his, his casual and cruel dismissal of her opinions, her boss assigning her an incompetent editor, bartenders ignoring her, her passage into middle age. She can be feisty and edgy, which sometimes gets in the way of what would make her happy. And she regularly threatens to leave Antonio. Will she, and on what terms? What will he do?
Style: clever, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: journalist, record producer, romance, feminism, family relations, family life, love and romance, journalism, couples, media, family problems, breakup, satire, gender, crumbling marriage, workplace, battle of the sexes, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, relationship vs career, workplace situations, female director
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, family relations, family problems, couple relations and crumbling marriage mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like How to Be a Woman and Not Die Trying: Heartburn (1986), The House of Branching Love (2009), My Mother Likes Women (2002), Face the Music (1993), With Your Permission (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, fall in love, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
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The House of Branching Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sort of "Divorce Finnish Style," Mika Kaurismäki's rambunctious comedy, The House of Branching Love , recounts the breakup of a thirty-something professional couple - Juhani, a family therapist, and his wife, Tuula, a successful ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, humorous
Plot: family relations, farce, battle of the sexes, breakup, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, lifestyle, nothing goes right, couples, family problems, jealous spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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94%
My Mother Likes Women (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Sofia introduces her three adult daughters to her new lover who is their age and happens to be a woman. The women, in particular Elvira find it extremely difficult to accept their mothers sudden apparent sexual reversal. The news pushes the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian seduction, family relations, gender bending, friendship, couple relations, looking for love, lifestyle, youth, unfulfillment, romance, impossible love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, czechoslovakia
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90%
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Face the Music (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Divorced couple Charlie and Lisa Hunter once a song writing team decide to spend a weekend in the French countryside to inspire them to write one last song together. But there is one person who isn't too crazy about the idea... Charlie's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, friends, couples, breakup, family relations, french countryside, divorced couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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With Your Permission (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ordinary Jan has no easy life. He is by far the most unpopular employee at work. At home it's even worse. His marriage with the not so ordinary Bente is on the verge of a breakdown. Jan's boss finally sends him into group therapy where an ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, dark humor, power relations, couples, social misfits, workplace, domestic disturbance, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark, sweden
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87%
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No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A script fell to Isabel by chance. In reading it you realize it's the same story of the romance she had with the film director Mario Fabra, author of the script. Isabel decides appointment with Mario, who was not seen again, but at the moment ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, ego clash, love and romance, filmmaking, couples, showbiz, actor's life, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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82%
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, single parent, youth, child as adult, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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69%
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, marital problem, housewife, family problems, couples, sexual relations, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, fall in love, workplace, society, workplace situations, love and romance, bittersweet, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, suicide attempt, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, terrorist, adultery, postmodernism, frustration, female protagonist, male female relationship, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, elderly, college, parents and children, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, family relations, leaving home, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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65%
Our Precious Children (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 30 ans, l'âge des responsabilités... Martin s'apprête à partir en vacances avec sa femme Ariane et sa fille Cerise, 4 mois... C'est alors qu'il croise Constance, son ex, son amour de jeunesse, elle-même flanquée de deux ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, touching ...
Plot: love affair, family relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, thirtysomething life, family problems, breakup, couples, love and romance, relationship vs career, singleness, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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61%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, on the road, family life, couples, family in crisis, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil
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60%
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18 Meals (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Food, glorious food! Some of the most sumptuous and involving films revolve around that most common of acts: eating. 18 MEALS is an omnibus film of criss-crossing stories divided into three segments; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jorge Coira's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, cooking and food, uninvited guest, bittersweet, family, unfulfillment, guitarist, brother, dinner, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The 24 Hour Woman (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.
Style: suspense, emotional, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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59%
Unfaithful Women (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television survey says over sixty percent of women in Chile are unfaithful. True or not, this movie presents some interesting answers.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, sexual
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, breakup, couples, family relations, family problems, social issues, extramarital affair ...
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Place: chile, latin america
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59%
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Price Check (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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58%
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, romance, family relations, golden years, couples, city life, introspection, love and romance, crumbling marriage, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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57%
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If a Man Answers (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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Goldfish Memory (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A small group of friends experience relationships which grow and stumble, involving everything from straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships. The speed with which these relationships last leads to the Goldfish memory effect, the belief ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
Killer Housewives (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Madrid, Azu's husband Filipe is smug and boorish, but it's his money she slips to family members constantly in need of cash and that she uses to buy gifts for her lover, Pablo. Things start to fall apart when Pablo wants to leave her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, paranoia, love triangle, couples, family problems, psychopath, love and romance, crimes, dark humor, mentally challenged, housewife, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
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Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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55%
Crossing Borders (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: emigration, culture clash, politics, working class, social relations, family problems, family relations, workplace, society, unemployment, immigrants, job seeking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, spain
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, lifestyle, starting over, rise and fall, love and romance, breakup, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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51%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, romance, couples, singleness, down on your luck, gender, artists and showbiz, actor's life, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
You Can Thank Me Later (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Canadian comedy-drama, Shirley Cooperberg heads a Montreal Jewish family. During her husband's operation, her brood arrives at the hospital -- failed writer Eli, neurotic Susan, and successful theatrical producer Edward. An onslaught of ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, family problems, couples, family gatherings, eccentric family, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, infidelity, looking for love, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: prisoner, showbiz, love and romance, politics, couples, actress, artists and showbiz, couple relations, political unrest, jewish, sexual harassment, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1938
Place: spain, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Women in Revolt (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three women join a militant feminist group, P.I.G. (Politically Involved Girls), but their newfound liberation doesn't make them any happier.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky, witty ...
Plot: midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, best friends, love and romance, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, gender, rivalry, womanizer, feminism, satire ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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