Movies like Damsels in Distress

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Damsels in Distress (2011)
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Damsels in Distress (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers.
Style: talky, semi serious, satirical, thought provoking, absurd, atmospheric, surreal, romantic, stylized, visually appealing ...
Plot: college, best friends, college life, female friendship, love and romance, social relations, lifestyle, depression, makeover, fraternity, eccentricity, relationships, surrealism, loneliness, romance, self discovery, youth, suicidal, friends, looking for love, campus, strong female presence, verbal byplay, silly humor, young adult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about love and romance, friendship, runaway, catastrophe, mentor, relationships and writers mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Damsels in Distress: Metropolitan (1990), Frances Ha (2012), Irrational Man (2015), Life Partners (2014), Liberal Arts (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Metropolitan (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man’s romantic misadventures among New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this debut film an Academy Award ...
Style: talky, intellectual, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, debutante, friendship, coming of age, philosophy, radical, social climbing, manners, friends, couples, love and romance, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 7.5
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Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, ambitious, artists and showbiz, best friends, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.6
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Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, semi serious, philosophical ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love affair, love and romance, mystery, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, lesbian, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, best friends, couples, friends, love and romance, couple relations, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 6.7
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Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, college, thirtysomething life, older man younger woman relationship, dull life, college student, romance, college life, fall in love, love and romance, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.6
 46K
Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, love triangle, romance, roommate, ambition, young lovers, twentysomething life, looking for love, graduation, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, houston texas, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.9
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, looking for love, college life, obsession, couples, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, disco, friends, friendship, nightlife, yuppie, depression, pretending to be gay, jealousy, death, investigation, theft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, barcelona, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, wooing, love and romance, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 64K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, student life, starting over, teacher, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, self discovery, college life, self esteem, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
80%
 6.5
 3K
Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unsure of what to do next, 23-year-old Marnie tries her best to navigate life after college in this romantic comedy. Still partying like there's no tomorrow, Marnie drags herself out of bed for her miserable temp job and can't decide ...
Style: mumblecore, humorous, touching, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, romance, youth, looking for love, college, love and romance, friends, couple relations, human nature, school, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, thirtysomething life, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The House Bunny (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out of the Playboy Mansion. With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sorority, rivalry, college, friends, youth, makeover, college life, female friendship, love and romance, friendship, playboy, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, eccentric family, prank, follow your dream, hopes, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Drinking Buddies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, mumblecore, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, profanity, relationships, romance, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, weekend, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 53K
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: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, unfaithful husband, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Friends & Lovers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, romance, midlife crisis, infidelity, lifestyle, sex, pregnancy, skiing, existentialism, relationships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.4
 12K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, friends, fall in love, friendship, restaurant, shyness, young people, love story, lifestyle, happy ending, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: advertising executive, friendship, romance, looking for love, midlife crisis, obsessive quest, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, best friends, infidelity, unlikely friendships, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 9K
Pumpkin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When perfect, perky Carolyn (Christina Ricci) and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters decide to coach mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games, Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a young disabled man who touches her ...
Style: humorous, witty, sweet, romantic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, opposites attract, fall in love, romance, friendship, love and romance, misfit, social misfits, couples, mentally challenged, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 6K
Barcelona (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the 1980s, uptight Ted Boynton is a salesman working in the Barcelona office of a Chicago-based company. He receives an unexpected visit from his cousin Fred, a naval officer who has come to Spain on a public relations mission for a U.S. ...
Style: talky, witty, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, milan italy, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
71%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, cheating, wedding preparations and rituals, wedding, crush, best friend, friendship, romance, relationships, best friends, singleness, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, couples, nightlife, sexual dysfunction, twentysomething life, looking for love, singleness, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.1
 12K
The Romantics (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, youth, rivalry, best friends, love and romance, romance, friendship, reunion, ex boyfriend, true love, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.0
 14K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, romance, love, couple relations, love affair, college life, youth, lifestyle, true love, bar, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, writers, suburban life, teenager, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: BOY MEETS GIRL is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.
Style: romantic, touching, semi serious, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: transsexual, transsexuality, romance, love affair, relationships, small town, gender, social relations, gay, loneliness, lesbian, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky, australia, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 16K
Boys and Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, student film, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, friendship, college, love and romance, teenage love, opposites attract, youth, singleness, couples, wooing, lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%