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Looking for Lola (1997)
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Looking for Lola (1997)
Original name: Looking For Lola
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Looking for Lola is a comical look at the world of relationships and highlights just how far we will go to impress that special someone... Mike (Mark Kassen) has moved to L.A. with dreams of being a writer. In order to keep his parents satisfied, he lies to them, telling of his instant success and wealth as an author. Lola (Ara Celi) has dreams of being a dancer; however her illegal status in the country has left her looking after her sleazy boss' mansion. the hilarity begins after the two meet. Both weave an intricate set of lies, painting a picture of success and wealth, in an attempt to woo the other. However, when their parents decide to visit them in California, it becomes extremely challenging to keep the comical facade alive!
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: nightclub, true love, follow your dream, young lovers, comedy of errors, showbiz, dancer's life, romance, lie, dancing, illegal alien, fall in love, survival, writer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, twentysomething life, dancer
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, couples, artists and showbiz, showbiz and disorder mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Looking for Lola: Love On The Cloud (2014), California Casanova (1991), Soundman (1998), Who's the Caboose? (1999), The Breakdance Kid (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love On The Cloud (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Romance gets complicated in modern-day Beijing.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: ambition, actor's life, showbiz, fall in love, couples, love triangle, filmmaking, best friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, follow your dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
California Casanova (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stagehand at a nightclub falls for one of the performers. He wins her heart after taking lessons on suavity from a gigolo "count".
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.8
 207
Soundman (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, love triangle, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, romance, love and romance, contests and competitions, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Who's the Caboose? (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they discover a young Manhattan comedienne and decide instead to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1984, loser pizza guy Whitey Johnson is run over by a semi truck on live television, making him a local hero. The world watches as Whitey vows to not only walk again but to win his town's breakdance competition. Whitey struggles to conquer ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: feel good, sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 2K
Marigold (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Marigold Lexton, an American actress who gets stranded in Mumbai and lands a minor role in a Bollywood musical. She meets Prem, the film's choreographer, and undergoes a personal transformation as she experiences ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: disorder, couples, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple, romance, dangerous attraction, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.6
 477
He's My Girl (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bryan and Reggie are best friends who are in the music business in Missouri. When Reggie enters Brian for a chance to go to L.A., Bryan wins the contest and wants to bring Reggie with him. However, Bryan must bring a girl. In an effort to make sure ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, rock, hollywood, switching roles, friends, disorder, ambition, best friends, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: missouri, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Straight-laced Jordan (Martin) is about to marry Peter (Snedeker), a clean-cut ambitious attorney. Before she walks down the aisle, Jordan and her best friends, Claire (Adrienne Frantz) and Jessica (Daphnee Duplaix), head to Vegas for a bachelorette ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, romance, love and romance, family relations, single parent, couples, pets, disorder, family life, fall in love, looking for love, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Made for Each Other (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: biting, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 587
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.7
 719
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 16K
The Bachelor (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 201
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Country: Singapore
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Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.5
 228
Baby on Board (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 225
Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, love and romance, contests and competitions, siblings relations, parents and children, friends, dancer's life, gays and lesbians, family relations, rock, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 10K
A Case of You (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young writer Sam has a crush on Birdie, the cute and quirky barista at his local coffee shop. When his conventional attempts to woo her crash and burn, he takes his efforts online, creating an Internet profile embellished with all of the details ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, wooing, fall in love, win over, writer's life, hidden identity, disorder, dishonesty, romance, internet dating, false identity, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.2
 138
Unemployed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamal and Dex are two hapless out of work actors who come to terms with reality when they realize they've been pursuing their dreams for over ten years and still haven't booked a single speaking role. When the two run out of cash and face ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: buddies, couples, drug abuse, drug dealing, slasher, ambition, actor's life, against the odds, unemployment, vampire, looking for love, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 918
Just Write (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, fall in love, disorder, looking for love, dishonesty, couples, opposites attract, filmmaking, tour guide, showbiz, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 1K
Modern Girls (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: nightclub, friendship, youth, teenage life, obsessive quest, nightlife, buddies, partners, romance, love and romance, mistaken identity, friendship between girls ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sleepless in Madrid (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat
Plot: introspection, drugs/alcohol, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, babies and infants, insomnia, couples, pubic hair, female nudity, male nudity
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%