Movies like Medicine for Melancholy

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Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
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Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Waking from a one-night stand that neither remembers, Micah and Joanne find themselves wandering the streets of San Francisco, sharing coffee and conversation and searching for a deeper connection.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative, talky, mumblecore
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, one night stand, human nature, love and romance, couples, lifestyle, introspection, riding a bicycle, cycling, white male black female relationship, singleness, society, urban, city life, twentysomething life, one-night stand, sex, race, dancing, fight, party, marijuana, computer, racism, cyclist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sincere, semi serious and talky films with plots about love and romance, couples, lifestyle, romance, sex, twentysomething life and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Medicine for Melancholy: John and Mary (1969), Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007), A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008), Alexander the Last (2009), Not Since You (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
John and Mary (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, romance, love affair, couples, one night stand, city life, urban, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, sexual content, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, college graduate, looking for love, college, human nature, introspection, love triangle, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, couples, office, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A between-the-sheets peek at Black Love and Sexuality
Style: humorous, sincere, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, teenage life, sexual relations, couples, battle of the sexes, coming of age, romance, loss of virginity, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, wedding, reunion, love affair, friendship, introspection, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty, adultery, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.0
 629
Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, touching, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, road not taken, human nature, parents and children, feminism, couples, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Everyone Else (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: While on a Mediterranean vacation, a seemingly happy boyfriend and girlfriend find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another couple.
Style: sincere, captivating, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: architect, couples, love and romance, young lovers, romance, resort, couple relations, lifestyle, depression, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hiking, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, sardinia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Perfect Man (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A philandering husband unknowingly falls back in love with his wife over the phone when she pretends to be another woman.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, ex husband ex wife relationship, urban, romance, ferry, woman smoker, walking a dog, tequila ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Last International Playboy (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When playboy and one-hit-wonder novelist Jack Frost (Jason Behr) learns that his childhood sweetheart is getting married, he tries to drown his sorrows by dramatically escalating his self-destructive drinking and womanizing. Frost's pals try to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: lifestyle, introspection, couples, love affair, love triangle, best friends, friends, haunted by the past, human nature, love and romance, looking for love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, india, new york, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Race You to the Bottom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Nathan and Maggie are in the throes of a passionate affair. They're young, good-looking, and both have boyfriends. When Nathan is assigned to write a travel article on romantic hot-spots in Napa Valley, these unconventional lovers test the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, love affair, love triangle, on the road, destructive relationship, couples, journalism, youth, lifestyle, young lovers, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Falling Overnight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, male female relationship, twentysomething life, brain tumor, photographer, escapades, bittersweet, fall in love, urban, romance, camera shot of bare feet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 86
Cosmopolitan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A single bachelor, an oddly attractive neighbor and a popular women's magazine are the ingredients of this delicious romance that pays homage to classic Bollywood cinema while spinning a unique modern love story.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wooing, opposites attract, odd couple, immigrants, suburbs, society, love and romance, couples, romance, interracial relations, bittersweet, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, mongolia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 11
Tangled 8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: People from diverse social backgrounds, races and ages manage grief through its different phases.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couples, dealing with death, unfulfillment, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 23K
Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, salesman, romance, fall in love, twentysomething life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, dull life, artist, depression, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 485
Whirlwind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gender, manipulation, breakup, thirtysomething life, emotionless, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, couple relations, lovers reunited, opposites attract, romance, family problems, musician's life, love and romance, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 2K
Late Autumn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Anna learns in prison that her mother has passed away in Seattle. Prison officials grants Anna a three day furlough to attend her mother's funeral. Anna embarks on a long trip to Seattle. Hoon is a Korean immigrant who works as a gigolo. Hoon ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: impossible love, introspection, couples, immigrants, love and romance, bittersweet, society, gigolo, release from prison, unlikely couple, misfit, self defense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 2K
Fling (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An attractive young couple's open relationship is stretched to the breaking point when each partner finds themselves falling in love with other people.
Style: sexy, realistic, disturbing, sincere, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: open relationship, love affair, fall in love, human nature, lifestyle, love and romance, young lovers, dishonesty, seduction, sexuality, love triangle, seductress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: sincere, sexy, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, youth, infidelity, nightclub, auto mechanic, gender, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 830
Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, best friend, first date, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 833
LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: humorous, sincere, talky, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, youth, introspection, friendship, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, computers and web, misfit, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 15K
200 Cigarettes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, new year's eve, love and romance, romance, nightlife, couples, twentysomething life, singleness, looking for love, sexual dysfunction, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1982
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Song of Lunch (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in The Song Of Lunch, a powerful and visually arresting film, made by BBC Drama Production for BBC Two, to mark National Poetry Day on 7 October. The film, a dramatisation of Christopher Reid's narrative ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, love and romance, road not taken, couples, human nature, unfulfillment, society, sleeping, midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, restaurant, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Gabi on the Roof in July (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.
Style: humorous, emotional, contemplative, light, captivating ...
Plot: romance, follow your dream, introspection, battle of the sexes, youth, lifestyle, couples, family relations, college, relationship vs career, human nature, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual content, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, social misfits, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nights and Weekends (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Plot: romance, relationship vs career, lovers apart, couples, unfulfillment, lifestyle, long distance relationship, love, indoor, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: witty, touching, sincere, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, starting over, midlife crisis, human nature, buddies, looking for love, relationship vs career, lifestyle, romance, society, thirtysomething life ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 185
Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, love and romance, couples, estrangement, breakup, lifestyle, romance, womanizer, dishonesty, bittersweet, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, friendship, romance, lifestyle, african american, writer's life, opposites attract, sex, ex boyfriend, honest, fall in love, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%