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The MatchMaker (1997)
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The MatchMaker (1997)
Original name: The Matchmaker
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she finds herself in the middle of a matchmaking festival, and the local matchmaker is determined to pair her off with one of the local bachelors.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet, whimsical ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: election campaign, small town life, irish, romance, small town, culture clash, politics, village, family relations, misfit, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, fall in love, village life, love affair, campaign, society, couples, opposites attract, matchmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, boston, usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, culture clash, fall in love, mentor and happy ending mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The MatchMaker: The Closer You Get (2000), Hope Springs (2003), When Brendan Met Trudy (2000), A Couch in New York (1996), About Adam (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: small town, village, romance, couples, couple relations, isolation, family relations, small town life, village life, battle of the sexes, love, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Hope Springs (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British artist Colin Ware discovers that his fiancée, Vera, is going to marry another man. Distraught and despondent, he gets on a plane for America and ends up in the tiny town of Hope in New England. At first, Colin is depressed, but he soon ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, small town, hotel, romance, looking for love, love affair, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, england, new jersey
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76%
When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, fall in love, love affair, odd couple, thief, burglary, rebellion, crime gone awry, couple relations, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Couch in New York (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, couple relations, opposites attract, love and romance, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, infidelity, looking for love, misfit, unlikely couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, new york, paris france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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About Adam (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, seduction, marriage, fall in love, siblings relations, family relations, betrayal, reunion, romance, couple relations, love, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, veterinarian, mistaken identity, model, romance, radio, love and romance, comedy of errors, disorder, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lie, small town, romance, opposites attract, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, hidden identity, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Born Romantic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In modern-day London, three men (Craig Ferguson, Jimi Mistry and David Morrissey) and three women (Olivia Williams, Jane Horrocks and Catherine McCormack) fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california
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59%
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Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Speechless (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A romantic comedy. Michael Keaton and Geena Davis are speechwriters for competing political campaigns. Witty and amusing for the political junkies amongst us.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, fall in love, campaign, rivalry, media, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Born Yesterday (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, society, journalism, social differences, lobbyist, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, women, farce ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: washington d.c., usa, las vegas, san francisco
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52%
The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, nanny, culture clash, female protagonist, dictatorship, romance, dictator, love and romance, couples, single parent, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Meeting Daddy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family relations, love affair, eccentric family, fish out of water, opposites attract, breakup, couples, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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Country: France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
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Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Forces of Nature (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Bachelor (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, love affair, valentine's day, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life, couples, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Marrying Man (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Charley Pearl, wealthy heir and gadabout, is slated to marry Adele, the daughter of a Hollywood tycoon. But, during a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas, Charley strikes up a flirtation with nightclub crooner Vicki Anderson that soon leads to her ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, romantic, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, nightclub, love affair, lovers reunited, romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, couples, love and romance, gangsters, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, human nature, family in crisis, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, true love, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%