Movies like What I Did for Love

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What I Did for Love (2006)
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What I Did for Love (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Call him a city slicker. Call him a tenderfoot. But don't call him a member of the family--yet. Rising L.A. lawyer James White is going home for the holidays with his fiancée, Sadie Ryder, to finally meet her family in rural Pine Gap. After blundering through a bad first impression, James attempts to win over Sadie's lawyer-loathing father Karl by pretending to be a horse-riding, hay-baling, game-hunting, seasoned square dancer. But a pair of worn jeans and a ten-gallon hat don't make a cowboy, and it's going to take more than mere posturing to charm Mr. Ryder...in fact, it just may take a miracle.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, meet the parents, christmas, family relations, family life, farm, couples, win over, wedding, parents and children, fish out of water, lawyer, father in law son in law relationship, domineering father, graphic violence, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, disorder, favoritism, couple relations, horse, wolf, doctor, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, sentimental and humorous films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, parents and children and couple relations mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like What I Did for Love: Hitched for the Holidays (2012), Finding Christmas (2013), The Bread, My Sweet (2001), Gabriela (2001), A Christmas Proposal (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, pretend relationship, family relations, romance, holiday, fall in love, couples, family gatherings, relationships, love and romance, singleness, hanukkah ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, single parent, couples, fall in love, family relations, love, romance, looking for love, small town, gold digger, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: best friends, romance, unfulfilled love, fall in love, family life, looking for love, couples, dream come true, family problems, unlikely couple, single parent, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wedding planner looks to persuade her mother not to marry a man she's only known for a brief period of time, until an unexpected development forces her to re-examine her feelings.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, wedding, event planner, romance, family relations, couples, fall in love, parents and children, ritual, party, love, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As Chicago gears up for its annual Thanksgiving Day parade, Emily Jones, an eager parade coordinator is shocked when Henry Williams, a wealthy new development consultant, is brought in to analyze the parade's finances.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, christmas, romance, couples, opposites attract, partners, reluctant partners, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, santa claus, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Gabriela (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick seems more fraternal than erotic, she has an overwhelming ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, fall in love, romance, couple relations, looking for love, power relations, couples, family relations, engagement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Christmas Proposal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two lawyers dueling over a proposal to turn a quaint mountain town into a ski resort discover they are former childhood sweethearts. Lisa is fighting to protect the hamlet, big city attorney Rick represents the developer who wants to plow it under. ...
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, rivalry, romance, opposites attract, couples, legal action, small town, save the day, friendship, society, love and romance, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Straight From the Heart (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jordan Donavan, a photographer in New York, is so disappointed when after five years of going steady Edward Morgan offers her not marriage but just to move in with him, that she accepts the match-making arranged via a magazine by her female friend ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, opposites attract, romance, couples, love and romance, relationships, marriage proposal, male female relationship, love affair, tragic love, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, rich and poor, couples, society, parents and children, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, hopes, romance, couples, human spirit, family, unemployment, winter, dog, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Colombian Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tali and Ori are a young Israeli couple. After attending their best friends' wedding, which ended in disaster, they have a big fight, which leads to Ori proposing. But there is trouble in paradise when Ori's conservative father meets Tali, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, family relations, romance, meet the parents, couple relations, friends, parents and children, buddies, nothing goes right, love, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 2K
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: humorous, tense, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, fall in love, couple relations, disorder, romance, parents and children, wooing, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, love, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When successful New York marketing executive Katherine discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb tries to ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: christmas, romance, holiday, couples, hopes, miraculous event, family relations, love, hometown, comeback, girl, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: husband wife relationship, dog, pets, family problems, couple relations, family life, disorder, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, golden years, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, family relations, romance, love affair, self discovery, parents and children, farm, unlikely couple, jazz, gay relationship, lgbt, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, interracial relations, identity crisis, romance, family reunited, moral dilemma, family relations, parents and children, actor's life, couples, audition, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas Comes Home to Canaan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Bobber undergoes experimental surgery to help him walk again, Daniel Burton falls in love with his beautiful rehabilitation doctor and invites her to spend Christmas at the farm.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: christmas, hopes, romance, rehabilitation, family relations, family life, parents and children, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, surgical operation, bittersweet, friendship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, couples, couple relations, romance, introspection, hopes, christian, religious, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Seasons Of Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the picturesque backdrop of New York, "Seasons of Love" is a romantic, soulful holiday drama about two people who struggle to find love against the odds, while reconciling with the past and learning the true value of family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, uplifting, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, romance, looking for love, hopes, against the odds, family relations, haunted by the past, redemption, self discovery, couples, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, opposites attract, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, small town, unfulfillment, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, dull life, thirtysomething life, small town life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 606
Ball & Chain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of Texas, Ameet (Sunil Malhotra) and Saima (Lisa Ray) have a problem. They were perfectly happy avoiding each other until their parents set them up to get married. The reluctant couple decide to do whatever it takes to break ...
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: wedding, romance, couples, family relations, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals, family gatherings, parents and children, arranged marriage, love, rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 1K
Flower Girl (2009)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Evan Cooper is the ideal match on paper and according to her grandmother, Rose Durham and friends, including an equally pushy wedding planner, for florist Laurel Haverford, who fears to be the last of her generation to get married. Yet she keeps ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: flower shop, romance, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, wooing, love triangle, friendship, moral dilemma, wedding, rivalry, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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For the Love of Grace (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With a great career, close friends, and an upwardly mobile fiancé, ‘How To’ book writer Grace (Chandra West) appears to have the perfect life. Meanwhile, local firefighter Steve (Mark Consuelos), having just been suspended for his reckless, yet ...
Style: emotional, captivating, psychological, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A spoiled rich girl used to getting her way comes up against a rancher who won't be intimidated by her.
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, couples, youth, love and romance, romance, forbidden love, parents and children, love triangle, rich girl, cowboy, farmer, rancher ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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I Do...Knot (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sebastian is very lucky with women, going to parties and getting drunk every night. His mother asks him to change his way of life but he refuses to stop partying and meeting new women. One day, after one night of serious partying he wakes up with a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: romance, couples, couple relations, womanizer, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, wedding, love and romance, battle of the sexes, singleness, lifestyle
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Matchmaker Santa (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, love triangle, family life, disorder, self discovery, best friends, christmas season, winter, christmas eve, snow, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: romance, tragic love, family relations, couples, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, love and romance, baby born, diary, baby, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The One That Got Away (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joanna, recently divorced, decided to return with her daughter to the town where she was born. There, she confronts the memories of the past when he meets his former lover, now married.
Style: captivating, sentimental, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: gossip, divorce, small town, fish out of water, romance, homecoming, couples, fall in love, family relations, lawyer, theft, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lovely, Still (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.
Style: sentimental, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: elderly lovers, christmas, golden years, elderly, fall in love, romance, family relations, parents and children, family values, angst, alzheimer's disease, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%