Movies like The Importance of Being Earnest

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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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 21K
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, friendship, verbal byplay, country house, new love, relatives, country estate, pleasure, 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, victorian era, 1890s, 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, semi serious, clever and humorous films with plots about love and romance, romance, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway and culture clash mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Importance of Being Earnest: An Ideal Husband (1999), Mansfield Park (1999), Emma (1996), Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996), Pride and Prejudice (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: couples, society, politics, love and romance, couple relations, romance, dishonesty, high society, irish, confrontation, man wearing towel, coughing ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london
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95%
 7.1
 20K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 32K
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, friendship, fall in love, couples, romance, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: cross dressing, gender bending, mistaken identity, love, comedy of errors, twins, love triangle, disguise, romance, verbal byplay, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, rich and poor, couple relations, unlikely couple, prejudice, social differences, pride and honor, wooing, aristocracy, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
53%
 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, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, marriage proposal, unlikely couple, matchmaking, looking for love, romance, rich and poor, social differences, love and romance, couples, family relations, young lovers ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: hidden identity, fall in love, love and romance, romance, disorder, emperor, lookalikes, social differences, society, human nature, island, british ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, romance, opposites attract, verbal byplay, happy ending, thirtysomething life, relationships, love story, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, germany, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, semi serious, 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 ⇓
42%
Love & Friendship (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and ...
Style: witty, stylized, light, talky, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: friendship, manipulation, jane austen, love, relationships, culture clash, period piece, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, farce, unlikely couple, merchant, romance, love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, semi serious, sentimental, 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 ⇓
40%
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, shakespeare, luck, fall in love, magic, young lovers, true love, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, humorous, 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, ocean or sea, couple relations, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, witty, colourful, captivating, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, romance, matchmaking, friendship, countryside, rich and poor, jane austen, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 693
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, love triangle, friendship, unsupportive spouse, siblings relations, older woman younger man relationship, romance, family problems, love and romance, fall in love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, future
Place: wales, england, europe, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shakespeare, romance, comedy of errors, unlikely couple, estate, verbal byplay, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, couples, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: sicily, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
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 3K
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, 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 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 ⇓
33%
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: romantic, witty, classic literature, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, fall in love, pride and honor, society, aristocracy, eligible bachelor, looking for love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, love, mistaken identity, veterinarian, blind date, art, romance, model, comedy of errors, hidden identity, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, talky, 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 ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the satirical British novel, Flora Poste, a plucky London society girl orphaned at age 19, finds a new home with some rough relatives, the Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. With a take-charge attitude and some encouragement ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, fish out of water, orphan, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, countryside, eccentric family, fall in love, family life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, comedy of errors, on the road, destiny, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, impossible love, looking for love, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, fish out of water, american abroad, politician, teenage girl, culture clash, hopes, love and romance, teen angst, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
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
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 8K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, friends, infidelity, black romance, african american, trust, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, lust, marriage, comedy of errors, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love affair, urban, love triangle, thirtysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 11K
A Good Woman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, gossip, newlywed, femme fatale, dishonesty, affair, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations, innocence lost, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%