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First Monday in October (1981)
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First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic, entertaining, witty, romantic, feel good, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, legal, politics, romance, fighting the system, rivalry, workplace romance, courtroom drama, unlikely couple, opposites attract, workplace, idealism, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, female judge, republican, judge, justice, legal action, couples, society, media, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, storytelling, runaway, brutality and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like First Monday in October: The Front Page (1974), Running Mates (2000), He Said, She Said (1991), Article 99 (1992), I'm Not Rappaport (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: humorous, talky, light, witty, captivating ...
Plot: newspaper, journalist, media, friends, media satire, workplace situations, crimes, workplace, satire, journalism, reporter, scoop ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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100%
 5.7
 661
Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, lifestyle, love affair, political intrigue, democrat, workplace, society, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
He Said, She Said (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, workplace romance, workplace, couple relations, media, unlikely couple, couples, love, opposites attract, dating ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.1
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Article 99 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Sturgess leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with Drs. Morgan, Handleman and Van Dorn, he fights to deliver adequate care to needy veterans in the face of funding cuts and a corrupt administration. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, surgery, patient, doctor, disability, politics, surgeon, injustice, power relations, legal, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, partners, aging, elderly, crimes, couples, retiring, city life, lie, african american, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Crazy People (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, romance, society, fighting the system, love and romance, misfit, workplace, silly humor, media satire, fall in love, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
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Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, workplace romance, romance, tv news, tv show, media, workplace situations, unlikely couple, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 29K
Boomerang (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, african american protagonist, battle of the sexes, romance, boss and employee, opposites attract, buddies, unlikely couple, power relations, looking for love, workplace, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: emotional, touching, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, misfit, unfulfillment, legal, legal action, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Other People's Money (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, wall street, romance, workplace intrigue, workplace, family business, parents and children, unlikely couple, disorder, greed, satire, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new england, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 342
Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, captivating, humorous
Plot: rebellion, ambition, state affairs, fighting the system, society, politics, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, courtroom, social relations, injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 11K
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, fall in love, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, power relations, religions or cults, injustice, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, media, fighting the system, legal, society ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
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From the Hip (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, bittersweet, corporate crime, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal action, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, bittersweet, family relations, family problems, honeymoon, couples, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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Speechless (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A romantic comedy. Michael Keaton and Geena Davis are speechwriters for competing political campaigns. Witty and amusing for the political junkies amongst us.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, rivalry, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, media, campaign, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, workplace, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
His and Her Christmas (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Lane is the star columnist for the media conglomerate owned San Francisco Sun newspaper. The company is thinking about increasing Tom's exposure by producing a new television show around him. Liz Madison is the advice columnist for the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, christmas, workplace, romance, journalism, love and romance, battle of the sexes, boss and employee, rivalry, couples, unlikely couple, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, barbershop, hairdresser, fighting the system, friendship, workplace romance, family business, friends, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love affair, matchmaking, verbal byplay, comedy of errors, opposites attract, manipulation, love and romance, battle of the sexes, estate, couples, arranged marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: sicily, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, feel good, romantic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, love and romance, battle of the sexes, singleness, friendship between men, playboy, african american, women, marriage, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, farm, racism, water, police, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, texas, england, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, suitor, farce, family relations, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 6K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: sexy, witty, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, celibacy, aids, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, destiny, family relations, couples, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4.0
 456
Basic Training (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, feel good, light ...
Plot: basic training, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, gender, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, workplace, power relations, female protagonist, u.s. military, vengeance, racism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, looking for love, social differences, couples, love and romance, society, romance, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 13K
Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Free the Nipple (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An army of passionate women launch a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, society, battle of the sexes, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rebellion, against the rules, feminism, female protagonist, journalist, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dinner at Eight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wry, insightful comedy of manners in which somewhat dizzy society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat while remaining oblivious to her husband's health and financial problems as well as her ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: romance, dishonesty, rivalry, nothing goes right, love and romance, intrigue, couples, bad attitude, disorder, couple relations, greed, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 83K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, satire, politics, presidential election, cia, election, election campaign, senator, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%