Movies like The Importance of Being Earnest

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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: witty, clever, humorous, feel good, biting, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending, earnest, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, diary, false identity, romance, friendship, friends, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, apprentice, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, disorder, comedy of errors, verbal byplay, country house, new love, relatives, country estate, pleasure, farce, love, train ...
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, humorous, clever and semi serious films with plots about romance, love and romance, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, culture clash and couples 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), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). 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: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: couples, politics, love and romance, couple relations, romance, society, high society, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, love story, unlikely friendships, irish ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1890s, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: england, london
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95%
 7.1
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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, realistic, biting, gloomy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: slavery, estate, love triangle, country estate, fall in love, couples, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, gender, feminism, social differences ...
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, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, opposites attract, jane austen, friendship, countryside, estate, fall in love, couples, looking for love, rich and poor, romance, proposal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, stylized, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, mistaken identity, love, comedy of errors, love triangle, twins, disguise, romance, gender, verbal byplay, sea disaster ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, diary, looking for love, love and romance, thirtysomething life, christmas, love triangle, holiday, couples, infidelity, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, prejudice, pride and honor, aristocracy, unlikely couple, wooing, social differences, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, touching, stylized, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: matchmaking, marriage proposal, unlikely couple, couple relations, looking for love, couples, power relations, social relations, society, social differences, young lovers, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: witty, humorous, touching, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: emperor, hidden identity, disorder, fall in love, lookalikes, love and romance, romance, society, social differences, human nature, island, british ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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, thirtysomething life, verbal byplay, happy ending, law firm, intern, diary, relationships, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, england, germany, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, pregnancy, forbidden love, train wreck, romance, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, rise to the top, love and romance, cons and scams, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, witty, clever, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, farce, merchant, unlikely couple, family relations, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: love and romance, looking for love, opposites attract, matchmaking, fall in love, aristocracy, couples, friendship, romance, rich and poor, countryside, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, humorous, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, friendship, love triangle, family problems, unsupportive spouse, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, midlife crisis, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, future
Place: wales, europe, england, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, mistaken identity, curses spells and rituals, romance, true love, fall in love, young lovers, magic, shakespeare, luck, legends and myths ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england
⇓ 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: witty, touching, talky, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport, pregnancy, teacher, dating, obsession, romance, fall in love, couples, solace, sport team, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, talky, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, love letter, romance, fall in love, small town life, looking for love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: period piece, friendship, manipulation, jane austen, love, relationships, culture clash, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, murder, fall in love, gender bending, disorder, royal family, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 1700s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: witty, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, dog, love, model, veterinarian, art, blind date, romance, love triangle, radio, friendship, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shakespeare, romance, true love, love and romance, unlikely couple, verbal byplay, manipulations, couple relations, wedding preparations and rituals, comedy of errors, matchmaking, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: sicily, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: witty, romantic, captivating, classic literature, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, aristocracy, fall in love, pride and honor, society, eligible bachelor, couples ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, friendship, love triangle, battle of the sexes, workplace situations, love and romance, friends, life is a bitch, couple relations, workplace, breakup, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Tale of Springtime (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. The first in Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons series, Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl (Florence Darel) just reaching adulthood who takes ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: philosopher, cousin cousin relationship, vacation, friendship, romance, parents and children, family relations, mischievous children, couple relations, hopes, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, tokyo, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, pregnancy, friendship, romance, looking for love, human nature, law enforcement, midlife crisis, friends, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, clever, talky, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, love triangle, comedy of errors, impossible love, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sentimental, sexual, touching, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, marriage, lust, comedy of errors, dishonesty, looking for love, love affair, couples, urban, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, couple relations, love and romance, friends, couples, buddies, infidelity, black romance, college friend, brooklyn bridge, bachelor party ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, french countryside, romance, women, love and romance, friends, midlife crisis, journalism, fall in love, couples, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: clever, witty, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, airport, romance, looking for love, couples, fall in love, comedy of errors, best friends, couple relations, love and romance, friends, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, humorous, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, teenage girl, fish out of water, family relations, culture clash, hopes, social differences, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%