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Dan in Real Life (2007)
 6.7
 97K
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually his brother's new girlfriend.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet, entertaining, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, fall in love, romance, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, writers, family relations, vacation, newspaper, columnist, bookstore, widower, shore, single parent, bittersweet, relationships, lovers, girlfriend, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, rhode island, usa, new jersey, new england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about romance, relationships, mentor, love and romance, dialogue, catastrophe and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Dan in Real Life: 500 Days of Summer (2009), The Family Stone (2005), Definitely, Maybe (2008), Raising Helen (2004), Moonstruck (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations, love, relationships, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, destiny, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, family values, eccentric family, family gatherings, parents and children, family relations, secret, brother sister relationship, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, interracial romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, single father, male female friendship, fall in love, free spirited, lovers, true love, best friends in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, storytelling, college ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, opposites attract, orphan, life turned upside down, love and romance, society, hopes, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, romance, midlife crisis, dating, divorce, love and romance, lovers, friends, couples, looking for sex, marital problem, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, break-up, breakup, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 172K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, dysfunctional family, single father, coming of age, couples, age difference, depression, singleness, family problems, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, human nature, family in crisis, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, true love, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 5K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, family life, siblings relations, family problems, couples, eccentric family, introspection, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 59K
Enough Said (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: party, divorced divorcee, dating, poet, romance, goodhearted, couple relations, middle aged, single parent, sexual activity, encounter, masseuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, united states, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 43K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids, girls' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, pregnant woman nude, twists & turns, working class, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, professor, friendship, literature, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 29K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, wooing, love and romance, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tortilla Soup (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
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Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, china, new york, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
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Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: parents and children, singleness, love and romance, college, adoption, male female relationship, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, student, wedding, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, children, family life, romance, love affair, couples, parents and children, dishonesty, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
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Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Then She Found Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: adoption, midlife crisis, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, pregnancy, jewish american, wedding, eccentricity, depression, loneliness, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pieces of April (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, intense, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marijuana, neighbor, thanksgiving, road trip, reconciliation, holiday, eccentric family, reunion, parents and children, family feud, nothing goes right, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, age difference, love triangle, romance, unlikely couple, golden years, love and romance, unlikely relationship, elderly, up and down relationship, aging, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, paris france, caribbean, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: stewardess, small town, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, falling in love, telephone call, map ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, love and romance, encounter, unfulfilled love, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%