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The Boyfriend School (1990)
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The Boyfriend School (1990)
Original name: Don't Tell Her It's Me
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. But to do so, she must turn him into an irresistible man. When he falls in love with Emily, Gus takes the identity of a mysterious biker from New Zealand.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, romance, unfulfilled love, misfit, fall in love, couples, hidden identity, switching roles, cartoonist, revenge, love triangle, love and romance, journalism, disorder, unfulfillment, motorcycle, workout, harley davidson, working out
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and feel good films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty and hidden identity mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Boyfriend School: My First Wedding (2006), Holiday Engagement (2011), A Couch in New York (1996), The Whoopee Boys (1986), The Shrink Is In (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My First Wedding (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young lady about to get married realizes that she has a problem: she fantasizes about every man she sees. She goes to confess at church but unknowingly confesses to a young man who is not a priest. He agrees to help her, but falls in love with her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, looking for love, wooing, fall in love, true love, love triangle, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, singleness, lovers reunited, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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95%
Holiday Engagement (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thirty-something Hillary Burns has spent her life trying to get the approval of her parents, most specifically her judgmental mother, Meredith Burns, thus far without success. Part of that approval for Hillary is to marry the right man. That's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, family gatherings, fall in love, romance, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, parents and children, cons and scams, pretending to be someone else, wedding, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, infidelity, looking for love, misfit, love and romance, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, new york, paris france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Whoopee Boys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two New York hustlers (Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez) go to Palm Beach, Fla., and enroll in a charm school to please an heiress.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high society, mistaken identity, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, unfulfilled love, starting over, love triangle, school, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), misfit, switching roles ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Shrink Is In (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, losing-it hero, love triangle, looking for love, love affair, mistaken identity, fall in love, true love, wooing, romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being dumped by her boyfriend just before their 100 day anniversary, Ha-Young, meets a college guy named Hyung-Joon when she accidentally kicks a can that hits him in the face and causes him to scratch his Lexus. He demands she pay him $3000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: introspection, love affair, lifestyle, redemption, true love, couples, romance, uninhibited rivalry, revenge, vampire, misfit, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
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Pipe Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A lonely plumber poses as a movie director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, filmmaking, couple relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, disorder, frame up, artists and showbiz, actor's life, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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A NY Thing (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Masquerading as another man, Antoine flies to New York for a three-day stay and promptly falls in love with Alice, who's dating someone else. When that doesn't work out for him, Antoine turns to the city itself for inspiration.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, wooing, unfulfilled love, obsession, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, bittersweet, hidden identity, male female relationship, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, wooing, hidden identity, nothing goes right, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Are all relationships based on lies? Jake Bianski runs a fish market in north Boston, surrounded by Italians. For years, he's carried a torch for Isabella, an ex-girlfriend now married with three children and no interest in Jake. Yet, he tells ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, hidden identity, hopes, starting over, dishonesty, love and romance, disorder, fall in love, romance, urban, veterinarian, polish american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Stroke of Midnight (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A modern Cinderella in Paris: While the plain Kelly Carter jobs as a gadrobiere for the famous fashion designer Francesco, she dreams of designing shoes for him. However she can't win his attention... until she meets a good fairy on the street, ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: fashion, switching roles, fall in love, disorder, couples, godparent, self discovery, siblings relations, love and romance, profanity, misfit, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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It Takes Two (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Travis is due to marry Stephanie in a few days when he is convinced by beautiful saleswoman Jonni to buy a fancy sports car. The car looks good, but it turns out to be a piece of junk. Travis is determined to get satisfaction and he and Jonni hit ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, infidelity, love and romance, romance, partners, chase, unfulfillment, dishonesty, on the road, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 716
Black Coffee (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, couples, couple relations, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, love, morality, stabbing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: comedy of errors, love affair, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, couples, inheritance, fall in love, rivalry, small town, saleswoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
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Take Me Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, taxi driver, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, on the road, couples, disorder, romance, crumbling marriage, taxi, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Coming & Going (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Coming & Going is an irreverent romantic comedy that poses the question: How far would you go to capture the heart of the one you love? Lee (Rhys Darby) is a young, skilled OBGYN who lacks confidence when it comes to talking to women outside ...
Style: humorous, touching, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: disability, looking for love, romance, misfit, disorder, lie, friendship, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, cons and scams, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
After Midnight (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting for a very unlikely love story. One fateful evening the museum's timid night watchman, comes to the aid of an enchanting young fast-food cook on the ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, on the run, lovers on the run, opposites attract, love affair, dishonesty, crimes, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 7K
Good Advice (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: stock broker, mistaken identity, romance, couples, disorder, fall in love, journalism, dishonesty, overnight success, impersonating, encounter, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Romantic Debtors (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A policeman in debt is constantly called by a woman working to collect his debt. When they meet by accident they attracted to each other, and does not realize they already have a hostile phone-relationship.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couples, unlikely couple, dishonesty, disorder, debt, debt collector, hidden identity, fall in love, urban, opposites attract, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Case of You (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young writer Sam has a crush on Birdie, the cute and quirky barista at his local coffee shop. When his conventional attempts to woo her crash and burn, he takes his efforts online, creating an Internet profile embellished with all of the details ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, writer's life, win over, dishonesty, romance, hidden identity, disorder, internet dating, false identity, wooing, cyberspace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Lovesick (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of Charlie Darby, who has everything going for him: a great job, friends, family, the whole package. The one thing Charlie doesn't have is love, because every time he gets close, he goes clinically insane. When he meets the perfect ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, workplace, brother brother relationship, love interest, neighbor, mother son relationship, mentally unstable, disorder, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, love affair, valentine's day, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, couples, thirtysomething life, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Piccadilly Jim (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an American with a scandalous reputation on both sides of the Atlantic must do an about-face in order to win back the woman of his dreams.
Style: social, tragicomedy, ironic, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: society, fall in love, family relations, romance, couples, disorder, dishonesty, power relations, hidden identity, snobbism, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, england, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Love's Brother (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in rural Australia and Tuscany in the 1950's, this is the story of two brothers and the bride who - as fate would have it - arrives from Italy betrothed to one yet falls madly in love with the other.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: fall in love, romance, hidden identity, dishonesty, couples, family relations, mistaken identity, fiance fiancee relationship, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, switching roles, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, disorder, couples, love affair, couple relations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit, love and romance, gangsters, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, taiwan, asia, paris france, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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On the Edge (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young game designer falls in love with an older woman and suddenly his whole life turns upside down.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, unlikely couple, lifestyle, wooing, fall in love, love affair, looking for love, disorder, romance, older woman younger man relationship, love and romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Break-Up Artist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman who gets paid to break people up is forced to become a matchmaker when some new competition muscles her out of the break-up business. Now, in order to save her company (and keep her high-priced wardrobe) she'll have to rely on her old ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Pulling Strings (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Rachel is an intelligent, modern-day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she's literally lived her life on the move, globe-trotting from city to city. Currently working in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, social differences, single parent, romance, mexican american, travel, society, mariachi, incident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
How to Fall in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach - she happens to be his high school crush as well. Thanks to his coach, he gets a pretty woman he has his sights on for some time, but realizes ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, accountant, true love, physical appearance, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, meaningful kiss, teaching the ways of the world, kiss, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%