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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
 6.4
 65K
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, clever, intellectual, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: starlet, journalism, celebrity culture, romance, showbiz, workplace situations, rise to the top, workplace romance, fish out of water, love affair, ambition, love and romance, fame, love triangle, sarcasm, journalist, rags to riches, writers, obsession, love story, magazine, stripper, party, drugs/alcohol, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 clever films with plots about love and romance, runaway, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, destiny and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like How to Lose Friends & Alienate People: How Do You Know (2010), Morning Glory (2010), Broadcast News (1987), Isn't She Great (2000), 20 Dates (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, athlete, ambition, athlete's life, revelation, love story, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 67K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: work ethic, workaholic, showbiz, media, relationship vs career, ambition, ratings, antisocial behavior, employer employee relationship, unsupportive coworkers, coworker, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 24K
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: clever, witty, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, unlikely couple, journalist, workplace romance, media satire, tv show, love and romance, media, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: autism, ambition, terminal illness, actor's life, writer's life, rise to the top, couple relations, cinderella story, artists and showbiz, aging, addiction, celebrity culture ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.3
 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: clever, talky, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden camera, romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, unlikely couple, journalism, looking for love, singleness, wooing, workplace romance, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 73K
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, chick flick
Plot: ambition, love and romance, love affair, couples, buddies, rise to the top, bartender, teaching the ways of the world, rags to riches, love triangle, best friend, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, caribbean, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: talk radio, mistaken identity, fish out of water, romance, small town, actor's life, unlikely couple, urban, journalism, looking for love, rich and poor, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: clever, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, photographer, waiter, city life, romance, urban, actor's life, conspiracy, model, voyeur, sex, job ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: feel good, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: hollywood, couples, romance, love triangle, showbiz, filmmaking, paparazzi, marriage crisis, desire for fame, dishonesty, infidelity, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 47K
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: talky, clever, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, rise to the top, cinderella story, business, workplace romance, workplace, female protagonist, determination, love triangle, hopes, romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 39K
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
Plot: fish out of water, audition, tv star, tv show, misfit, human nature, love and romance, showbiz, romantic rivalry, fictional reality show, reality tv, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: witty, clever, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, desire for fame, romance, rise to the top, innocence lost, rich and poor, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 19K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: village, countryside, infidelity, writer's life, journalist, romance, love triangle, village life, love and romance, social relations, disorder, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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, humorous, romantic, funny, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shopping, fashion, rise to the top, addiction, love and romance, temptation, city life, overnight success, journalism, workplace romance, journal, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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, funny, light ...
Plot: infidelity, aspiring actor, artists and showbiz, fall in love, love affair, romance, love and romance, actor's life, adultery, call girl, father son relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, looking for love, love and romance, thirtysomething life, christmas, diary, holiday, love triangle, couples, verbal byplay, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, talky, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: interview, hip hop, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, urban, actor's life, movie star, reporter, comedian, fiance fiancee relationship, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 7K
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, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, performer's life, suburbs, friendship, redemption, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, suburban life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, medical school, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Little Black Book (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Determined to learn about her boyfriend's past relationships, Stacy -- who works for a talk show -- becomes a bona fide snoop. With her colleague, Barb, Stacy gets the names of Derek's ex-lovers and interviews them, supposedly for an ...
Style: humorous, cynical, romantic, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, workplace situations, manipulation, television show, media satire, thirtysomething life, rise to the top, hidden truth, reality tv, betrayal, doubt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 23K
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, urban, celebrity culture, reporter, spectacle, ambition, artists and showbiz, media satire, showbiz, love and romance, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace situations, filmmaking, love and romance, media, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Some Kind Of Beautiful (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: By day, Richard Haig is a successful and well-respected English professor at renowned Trinity College in Cambridge. By night, Richard indulges his own romantic fantasies with a steady stream of beautiful undergraduates. But Richard has grown tired ...
Style: romantic, sweet, satirical, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: relationships, romance, womanizer, love triangle, love affair, introspection, love and romance, university, teachers and students, troubled marriage, love story, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, mexico, california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 5K
Darling (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
Style: cynical, clever, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: fashion, model, extramarital affair, journalist, infidelity, abortion, rise to the top, couple relations, decadence, romance, love triangle, rich and poor ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, italy, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Decoy Bride (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A local woman is hired to draw paparazzi away from a Hollywood actress who has come to Scotland to get married.
Style: humorous, funny, romantic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: paparazzi, wedding, island, hiding, disorder, hidden identity, love and romance, disguise, lifestyle, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is ...
Style: semi serious, romantic, sexy, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, love affair, gays and lesbians, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle, fish out of water, power of love, couple relations, disorder, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 44K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, adventure, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, jazz musician, art, life philosophy, loneliness, fall in love, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to ...
Style: romantic, sweet, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, romance, opposites attract, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, love and romance, rivalry, verbal byplay, looking for love, workplace situations, eligible bachelor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, love triangle, governess, actress, friendship, singer, actor's life, romance, master and servant, opposites attract, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 9K
The Good Guy (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, romance, city life, hotshot hero, rise to the top, love affair, ambition, gain trust, power relations, workplace, love triangle, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, realistic, emotional, clever, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, boss and employee, journalism, journalist, workplace situations, city life, women, media satire, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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