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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Original name: Le déclin de l'empire américain
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Meanwhile, their four female guests, Louise (Remy's wife of 15 years), Dominique (a spinster), Diane (a divorcée) and Danielle (Pierre's girlfriend) are spending the time at a downtown health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening, they finally meet at the country house and have dinner. A ninth guest, named Mario, who used to know Diane, drops in on the group for some talk and has a surprise of his own.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious, intellectual, twists and turns, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, couple relations, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couples, human nature, dishonesty, radical, friendship, satire, academy, weekend, depression, twists & turns, gunfight, friends, gays and lesbians, sex, adultery, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), stereotypes, cooking, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about couples, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, adultery, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Decline of the American Empire: Love & Human Remains (1993), The Freebie (2010), The Barbarian Invasions (2003), Husbands and Wives (1992), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love & Human Remains (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city. Dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, dark humor, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: serial killer, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, gender, young lovers, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, singleness, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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95%
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The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, moral dilemma, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, bittersweet, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, emotional, intense ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, reunion, friends, death, cancer, homosexual, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, september 11 2001, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, baltimore, united states, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, breakup, crumbling marriage, friendship, family problems, dishonesty, teacher student relationship, romance, age difference, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, loveless marriage, human nature, moral dilemma, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: humorous, intellectual, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, introspection, self discovery, buddies, couple relations, schizophrenic, husband wife relationship, adultery, ghost, stewardess, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Take This Waltz (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Spain, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: marital problem, love triangle, infidelity, husband wife estrangement, romance, fall in love, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, adultery, artist, neighbor, sex talk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two women confront their boyfriend, a two-timing actor who professed eternal love to each.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, actor, betrayal, womanizer, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group ...
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, love and romance, sexual relations, infidelity, sex scene, relationships, dialogue, hiv, sexuality, loneliness, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, female protagonist, frustration, airport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, reunion, singleness, looking for love, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, buddies, gender, wedding ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Trust the Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, romance, infidelity, family problems, battle of the sexes, love affair, introspection, dishonesty, friendship, support group, loneliness, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, audition, family relations, hypochondriac, couples, family problems, romance, human nature, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Sexual Life (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disparate individuals rationalize their infidelities.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, looking for sex, sexual relations, singleness, dishonesty, womanizer, introspection, love and romance, battle of the sexes, sex, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Last Wedding (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three couples in Vancouver navigate their relationships: first jobs, first crises, professional jealousy, an affair, and lack of communication. Noah and Zipporah marry after a brief courtship. She wants to be a singer and stalls out when she fails. ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, lifestyle, love affair, friendship, introspection, hopes, buddies, looking for love, couple relations, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This adult comedy follows six characters, three men and three women from a cross-section of social groups, as they play sexual power games. When an affair fires up between 2 of the married characters, it sparks a chain of consequences for all of ...
Style: sexy, sexual, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, unhappiness, male friendship, friendship between men, betrayal, couple relations, love affair, thirtysomething life, battle of the sexes, looking for love, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Barney's Version (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Style: emotional, semi serious, witty, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: suicide, marriage, friendship, everyday life, lifestyle, human nature, marital problem, aging, love and romance, divorce, jewish, actress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1970 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, introspection, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, friendship, breakup, thirtysomething life, intrigue, battle of the sexes, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, adultery, on the road, brawl, drunkenness, rooftop, chance meeting, suburbs, infidelity, overbearing, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Patti Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant ...
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, battle of the sexes, family relations, friends, couples, friendship, infidelity, buddies, gender, love and romance, journey ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, introspection, relationships, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner, starting over, honest, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, infidelity, couple relations, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Last Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, dishonesty, couple relations, transplant, urban, mind game, city life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: touching, romantic, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, battle of the sexes, singleness, male friendship, friendship between men, male bonding, playboy, african american, women, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, humorous, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, hopes, introspection, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, fall in love, introspection, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: suspense, humorous, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, marital problem, housewife, love affair, family in crisis, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, sexual relations, life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love triangle, adultery, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Adjuster (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An uptight insurance man and his film-censor wife become a kinky couple's landlords.
Style: dark humor, realistic, witty, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, insurance, family relations, sex, bisexual, infidelity, love and romance, nothing goes right, couple relations, older man younger woman relationship, dishonesty, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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