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Happy, Texas (1999)
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Happy, Texas (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts roll into the village of Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple who work as beauty pageant consultants. They go along with it to duck the police, but the local sheriff has a secret of his own.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious, funny, absurd, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, beauty pageant, small town, farce, teenage life, crimes, romance, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, disorder, comedy of errors, cons and scams, con artists, cheating, stolen identity, ruse, gay couple, small town sheriff, in the closet, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa

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The Triumph of Love (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.
Style: humorous, witty, light, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, mistaken identity, romance, rivalry, fall in love, master and servant, society, female protagonist, farce, manipulation, women, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 1700s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london
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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, love and romance, fall in love, comedy of errors, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, kansas city, london
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89%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, clergy, buddies, on the run, disorder, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Trial and Error (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, small town, lawyer, fish out of water, cons and scams, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, legal action, nothing goes right, goofy hero, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, goofy hero, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, romance, looking for love, comedy of errors, unfulfilled love, misunderstanding, bookstore, weird, firefighter, love triangle, love letter ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Three to Tango (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Oscar and Peter land a career-making opportunity when a Chicago tycoon chooses them to compete for the design of a cultural center. The tycoon mistakenly believes that Oscar is gay and has him spy on his mistress Amy. Oscar goes along with it and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, business partner, deception, society, pretending to be gay, romance, misunderstanding, women, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, egypt
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73%
Saving Silverman (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman, a cold-hearted beauty who snatches him from them and breaks up their Neil Diamond cover band.
Style: humorous, feel good, dark humor, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: faked death, friendship, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, disorder, buddies, romance, friendship between men, male friendship, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Pallbearer (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring architect Tom Thompson is told by mysterious Ruth Abernathy that his best friend, "Bill," has taken his own life. Except that Tom has never met Bill and neither have his incredulous friends. So when Tom foolishly agrees to give ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, self discovery, older woman younger man relationship, funeral, friendship, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
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Excess Baggage (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, romancing a criminal, romance, crime gone awry, missing person, comedy of errors, fall in love, nothing goes right, dishonesty, cons and scams, opposites attract, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
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Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
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Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, cons and scams, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stealing Christmas (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tony Danza stars as a thief named Jack Clayton. When Jack is about to be caught at the mall, he dresses up as Santa Claus and hops on the bus to Evergreen. He is mistaken for the new Santa at Sarah Gibson's tree store. He is very reluctant at ...
Style: witty, touching, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: office, rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, fish out of water, workplace romance, workplace situations, comedy of errors ...
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 1930s
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Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Plot: christmas, small town, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, redemption, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, love and romance, breakup, couple relations, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, male female relationship, wooing ...
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Mystery Date (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, suspense, talky ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
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Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 105 min.
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46%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
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Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, satirical, clever ...
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46%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
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Duration: 79 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Off Beat (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core – which is why, when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. However, things ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, art collector, insurance, adventure, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%