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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
 6.4
 67K
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, light, intellectual, clever, witty, offbeat, biting, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, journalism, writers, workplace romance, rise to the top, romance, love and romance, ambition, love affair, fish out of water, fame, showbiz, celebrity culture, workplace situations, journalist, love triangle, party, stripper, sarcasm, rags to riches, obsession, magazine, mishap, love story, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about love and romance, runaway, catastrophe, mentor, romance, dialogue and writers mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like How to Lose Friends & Alienate People: Isn't She Great (2000), The Real Blonde (1997), How Do You Know (2010), Top Five (2014), Morning Glory (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Isn't She Great (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley Of The Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a ...
Style: sincere, light, touching, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, showbiz, terminal illness, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, aging, fame, writing, marriage, nun, female protagonist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 70s ...
Place: connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: humorous, satirical, light, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace, fashion, unsuccessful, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, wooing, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 25K
Top Five (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancé talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: interview, showbiz, media, opposites attract, desire for fame, ambition, love and romance, comedian, introspection, tv show, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.5
 72K
Morning Glory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: ratings, work ethic, workaholic, coworker, media, relationship vs career, ambition, showbiz, unsupportive coworkers, employer employee relationship, happy ending, antisocial behavior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 2K
20 Dates (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Myles is divorced in L.A. He wants a love life and a film career. So he decides to go on 20 dates and find true love in front of a camera, making his first feature. His patient agent, Richard, finds a $60,000 investor, the shadowy Elie. Myles starts ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, satirical, light, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, hidden camera, filmmaking, looking for love, lifestyle, showbiz, fall in love, nothing goes right, dating, women, relationships, wooing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 24K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Straight Talk (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, talk radio, romance, cons and scams, looking for love, rise and fall, unlikely couple, fall in love, rise to the top, workplace, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Tamara Drewe (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.
Style: sexy, witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: countryside, village, adultery, love and romance, homecoming, love triangle, age difference, couples, disorder, unfulfillment, mischievous children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, rich and poor, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 78K
Cocktail (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style. Brian ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ambition, love and romance, bartender, couples, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, rags to riches, love triangle, nightlife, teaching the ways of the world, best friend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, caribbean, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 6K
Delirious (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Les, a small-time celebrity photographer desperate to make it big, befriends Toby, a homeless young man with no direction except a vague desire to become an actor. When by chance Toby becomes romantically involved with K'Harma Leeds, the ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paparazzi, ambition, obsession, desire for fame, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, love and romance, vengeance, showbiz, lifestyle, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, friendship, couples, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
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Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, realistic, captivating, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, canada, europe, france, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ...
Style: feel good, light, romantic, sweet, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: shopping, fashion, addiction, love and romance, rise to the top, overnight success, temptation, fashion industry, lifestyle, city life, journalism, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 26K
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, romance, tv show, workplace romance, media, couples, workplace, unlikely couple, love and romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: sexual, sexy, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Blonde Ambition (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young professional woman (Simpson) unwittingly becomes the pawn of two business executives in their bid to oust the head of a mega-conglomerate.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, true love, media, fish out of water, gender, lifestyle, disorder, nervous breakdown, media satire, couples, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Shanghai Calling (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, misfit, workplace situations, fish out of water, legal, workplace romance, disorder, manners, culture clash, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 50K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: captivating, feel good, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: business, secretary, career woman, workplace romance, rise to the top, career, love and romance, boss, wall street, cinderella story, hopes, determination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: hollywood, couples, paparazzi, romance, love triangle, showbiz, desire for fame, dishonesty, filmmaking, marriage crisis, lifestyle, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, mumblecore, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, profanity, relationships, romance, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, weekend, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 6K
Results (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, talky, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, romance, love and romance, disorder, workplace romance, power relations, life turned upside down, fall in love, unlikely couple, love triangle, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 41K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, fictional reality show, human nature, misfit, tv show, tv star, showbiz, love and romance, satire, romantic rivalry, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, office, farce, ambition, workplace, rise to the top, fish out of water, workplace romance, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, funny ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 98K
The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: stylized, humorous, light, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, profanity, lifestyle, drunkenness, carnival, cockfight, hallucination, adaptation, alcohol, rum, protest ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 264K
Notting Hill (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fame, paparazzi, social differences, star, society, opposites attract, power of love, friendship, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Life's in Turnaround (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.
Style: feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bar, friendship, filmmaking, satire, taxi, voyeurism, ambition, underdog, romance, desire for fame, singleness, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%