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The Cost of Living (2003)
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The Cost of Living (2003)
Original name: Le Coût de la vie
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Une héritière qui n'arrive pas à hériter, un radin qui ne peut rien dépenser, un petit garçon qui trouve un billet dans la rue, un restaurateur prodigue qui ne fait que donner... Tels sont, entre autres, les personnages de ce film "choral". Pourquoi certains dépensent-ils de manière convulsive là où d'autres retiennent l'argent comme la partie la plus vitale de leur être ? On croit parler d'argent, mais c'est d'amour dont il s'agit.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: rich and poor, looking for love, satire, romance, love and romance, generosity, bankruptcy, society, human nature, workplace, workplace situations, money, avarice, restaurant owner, restaurant, power relations, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), deputy sheriff
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about love and romance, couples, workplace, workplace situations, romance, couple relations and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cost of Living: The Women on the 6th Floor (2010), Entry Level (2007), Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005), Boudu (2005), Caffeine (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paris, in the early 1960s. Jean-Louis Joubert is a serious but uptight stockbroker, married to Suzanne, a starchy class-conscious woman and father of two arrogant teenage boys, currently in a boarding school. The affluent man lives a steady yet ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, working class, immigrants, self discovery, hopes, starting over, love and romance, free spirited, maid, couples, social differences, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962, year 1965
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, egypt ...
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, romance, society, hopes, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The holiday season is turned upside down for a neophyte food critic JJ (Pope) when her uninhibited mother (Baranski) shows up unannounced. In an attempt to occupy her mom's time, JJ works out a deal with a young chef (Cannavale) that stirs up ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, workplace situations, lifestyle, cooking and food, uninvited guest, relationships, restaurant, fall in love, workplace, romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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87%
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fish out of water, social differences, social relations, rich and poor, misfit, couple relations, couples, disorder, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Caffeine (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly embarrassing secrets having to do with their sexual misadventures.
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drug abuse, looking for love, friendship, workplace situations, battle of the sexes, twentysomething life, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
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Santa Maradona (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love affair, looking for love, couple relations, human nature, lifestyle, buddies, youth, couples, twentysomething life, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: breakup, odd couple, friendship, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, love, friends, money, break-up
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Mediterranean Food (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sofia's story, the best chef the world, and the two men who helped her to become a legend.
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, restaurant, love affair, workplace, rise to the top, romance, ambition, cooking and food, infidelity, jealousy, chef, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: My Last Five Girlfriends traces the romantic journey of thirtysomething bachelor Duncan. As the film opens, the despondent Duncan is apparently preparing to take his own life, but not before taking the time to send a message to the last five women ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, couples, fall in love, romance, breakup, wooing, true love, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
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The Last Days of Switzerland (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A naive girl's love for Switzerland is put to the test in this satiric comedy. Irina (Yelena Panova) is a woman from Russia who all her life has always been fascinated by Switzerland and longs to live there some day, though her notion of Swiss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: dishonesty, prostitute, social decay, injustice, workplace, state affairs, politics, immigrants, satire, friendship, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe
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67%
The French Minister (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is a force to be reckoned with. With his silver mane and tanned, athletic body, he stalks the world stage as Minister of Foreign Affairs for France, waging his own war backed up by the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: politics, un, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, power relations, chief of staff, administration, rivalry, boss and employee, international relations, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Complete Idiot (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Tommy Jaud's bestselling novel, this comedy focuses on a dispassionate clerk and his set-backs in life. 29-year-old Simon works in a phone shop, but his thoughts just circle around finding a new girl-friend after being left by his last ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, couples, fall in love, wooing, love and romance, romance, best friend, thirtysomething life, unlikely couple, silly humor, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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65%
What a Beautiful Day (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, fails his entrance exam for the third time. It must be said that at the oral examination Checco said that the reason why he wanted to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: goofy hero, fall in love, workplace, terrorism, disorder, power relations, love and romance, workplace situations, danger, urban, silly humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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63%
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The Love Punch (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, stylized, clever, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As she does every morning, Lucie takes advantage of her journey to work to lose herself for a while in the pages of a good book. And as she does every morning, she joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: boss and employee, workplace intrigue, rise to the top, dishonesty, workplace, power relations, workplace romance, workplace situations, cons and scams, job promotion, chaos and mayhem, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
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61%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Victor and Margot are both lawyers in a major consulting firm and form a solid couple in private. Yet one day they find themselves competing for the same job promotion. How will their relationship stand up to the outcome?
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Special Delivery (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unexpected phone call from a certain Kirsch sets off a crisis between Catherine and Raphaël that will affect all those around them, be they close friends or casual acquaintances.
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, humorous
Plot: love triangle, romance, couple relations, cause and meaning, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, misunderstanding, unfulfillment, dealing with death, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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59%
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The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, workplace intrigue, friendship, dishonesty, gay slur, discrimination, hidden identity, gender, disorder, parents and children, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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56%
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Mohamed Dubois (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arnaud Dubois may be the heir to a bank, but he prefers to call himself Mohamed. Having fallen out with his father, he turns his back on the family residence. On his travels, he meets Mustafa, who introduces him to his sister Sabrina. Having fallen ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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56%
A Day at the Museum (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Un conservateur terrorisé par les plantes vertes, une mère plastifiée pour être exposée, un ballet de Saintes Vierges, des gardiens épuisés par Rodin, un ministre perdu dans une exposition de sexes, une voiture disparue au parking Rembrandt, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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53%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Would I Lie to You? 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dans le quartier du Sentier, Eddie Vuibert, Dov et Yvan sont confrontés aux procédés pour le moins expéditifs de leur nouveau client, Eurodiscount, une chaîne européenne d'hypermarchés. Karine, lasse des turpitudes de son volage époux, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
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Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Madame Irma (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Francis, who is in his forties, manages the French subsidiary of an American high-tech company. But the shareholders suddenly decide to close it. Depressed by the idea of being unemployed and the prospect of losing his second wife, Francis decides ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: hidden identity, social relations, couples, unemployment, lifestyle, love and romance, gender bending, fortune teller, loss of job, con men, unlikely couple, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Welcome to the North (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, friendship, culture clash, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace, disorder, couples, social satire, fish out of water, postman, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pink Lemonade (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever have one of those nights where nothing seems to be going right? Ever have a job that made you ponder "this place would be fun if it didn't suck so much"? Welcome to food-service hell. Natalie, the waitress, is on the verge of a ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: workplace romance, workplace, obnoxious boss, romance, betrayal, love and romance, heist, workplace situations, boss and employee, couples, cooking and food, hot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Da' Booty Shop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tyrone Johnson is in jail. As a result his sister Yolanda, an exotic dancer, inherits Tyrone's struggling hair salon business. She first sees the shop as a burden and waste of her time and puts the shop up for sale. But Yolanda eventually sees ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, follow your dream, society, workplace, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, independent woman, store, exotic dancer, anti heroes, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, romance, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, friendship between men, looking for sex, buddies, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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