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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, biting, surprise ending, earnest, absurd ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, false identity, diary, comedy of errors, couple relations, romance, verbal byplay, friendship, new love, relatives, pleasure, country estate, country house, social differences, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, disorder, friends, farce, apprentice, love, comedy of manners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london

Most similar movies to The Importance of Being Earnest

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, romance, couples, love, dialogue, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Importance of Being Earnest: Mansfield Park (1999), An Ideal Husband (1999), Emma (1996), Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996), Emma (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 19K
Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, slavery, estate, love triangle, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, gender, love and romance, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
An Ideal Husband (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an ...
Style: clever, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: society, politics, love and romance, couples, couple relations, romance, dishonesty, irish, man wearing towel, reading a letter, confrontation, high society ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1890s, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.1
 5K
Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the ...
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, unlikely couple, marriage proposal, matchmaking, romance, looking for love, rich and poor, social differences, love and romance, couples, family relations, young lovers ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: witty, semi serious, feel good, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, mistaken identity, love, twins, comedy of errors, cross dressing, love triangle, disguise, romance, verbal byplay, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.7
 31K
Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, captivating, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, opposites attract, looking for love, estate, countryside, fall in love, couples, rich and poor, friendship, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: hidden identity, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, lookalikes, romance, emperor, island, social differences, mistaken identity, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: witty, stylized, clever, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, rich and poor, couple relations, wooing, unlikely couple, social differences, pride and honor, prejudice, aristocracy, fall in love, initially antagonists ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, train wreck, pregnancy, romance, forbidden love, couple relations, comedy of errors, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, christmas, looking for love, thirtysomething life, holiday, diary, love triangle, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, witty, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, love triangle, opposites attract, romance, thirtysomething life, verbal byplay, uninhibited rivalry, happy ending, relationships, love story, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, england, germany, bangkok thailand, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 685
August (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love triangle, friendship, unsupportive spouse, older woman younger man relationship, estate, romance, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, road not taken ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era, future
Place: wales, england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 9K
Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: talky, sentimental, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport, teacher, dating, pregnancy, romance, obsession, couple relations, ambition, relationship problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
This Year's Love (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The big-screen debut from Scottish stage director David Kane, This Year's Love is a comedy about the romantic misadventures of six young people in Camden, North London. The marriage of tattoo artist Danny (Douglas Hanshall) and dressmaker ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, comedy of errors, marriage, lust, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love affair, love triangle, urban, thirtysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, ...
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, airport, romance, comedy of errors, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, couples, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
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Crush (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, romance, looking for love, fall in love, law enforcement, love and romance, couples, friends, best friends, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, clever, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love letter, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, misunderstanding, couple relations, ocean or sea, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, teen angst, couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 13K
Emma (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for ...
Style: feel good, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, looking for love, aristocracy, love and romance, fall in love, rich and poor, matchmaking, letter, lovers, friendship, marriage, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 876
Piccadilly Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Isle Of Man, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an American with a scandalous reputation on both sides of the Atlantic must do an about-face in order to win back the woman of his dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, society, disorder, hidden identity, parents and children, couples, family relations, power relations, snobbism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, comedy of errors, buddies, unlikely couple, romance, urban, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The romantic myth is exposed for Guy when he is plagued by memories of an old girlfriend on his wedding day.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, singleness, true love, unfulfilled love, wooing, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, couples, romance, friends, starting over, couple relations, love triangle, fish out of water, hopes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mine, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy about two couples in love with the wrong partners, and how they are finally brought together rightly, thanks in part to the bungling work of Puck. It is completely in the language of the Bard, with Pfeiffer as the Fairy ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fairy, friendship, curses spells and rituals, mistaken identity, romance, luck, fall in love, magic, young lovers, true love, supernatural ability, legends and myths ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, comedy of errors, buddies, couple relations, friendship, breakup, fall in love, love and romance, couples, battle of the sexes, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 8K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, school, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 1K
A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, poet, pregnancy, fall in love, writer's life, romance, couple relations, infidelity, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 2K
Go Fish (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, fall in love, romance, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lgbt, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, unlikely couple, farce, merchant, romance, love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, infidelity ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: witty, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, love, mistaken identity, veterinarian, blind date, art, love triangle, romance, model, comedy of errors, hidden identity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, mistaken identity, crimes, dishonesty, murder, love and romance, rivalry, society, couples, power relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 1700s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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