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The Moderns (1988)
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The Moderns (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He becomes involved in a plot by wealthy art patroness Nathalie de Ville to forge three paintings. This leads to several run-ins with American rubber magnate Bertram Stone, who happens to be married to Hart's ex-wife Rachel.
Style: clever, surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic, enigmatic, suspenseful, satirical, talky, romantic ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, cons and scams, love and romance, sensuality, expressionism, actor's life, romance, intrigue, couple relations, love affair, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, couples, drinking, collector, lifestyle, artist, love, painter, millionaire, love triangle ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, france, paris france, canada, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, talky and humorous films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, infidelity, storytelling, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Moderns: Choose Me (1984), Afterglow (1997), Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), Who Knows? (2001), The Divorce (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Choose Me (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and anxieties about love and acceptance.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: radio show, couple relations, love triangle, conversation, noir, nightclub, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, urban, media, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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95%
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Afterglow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, depression, pregnancy, traffic jam, crumbling marriage, romance, polyamory, unhappy marriage, obsession, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An uninterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: longing, rehearsal, human nature, family in crisis, theater, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: talky, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, actor's life, romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, couple relations, love triangle, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, europe, italy, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, wine, poet, scandal, party, police, love, violence, sex, tourist, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, maine, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, romance, fall in love, infidelity, couple relations, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Intimate Affairs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a scholar, is haunted by an overwhelming desire to understand the mystery of sex, he decides to conduct an investigation. With two beautiful assistants joining the case, the stakes are raised.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, psychological, talky ...
Plot: sex, sexuality, orgasm, controversy, sexual relations, skepticism, depression, assistant, investigation, friends, romance, couples ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All the Vermeers in New York (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna, a French actress, is approached by financial broker Gordon in the Vermeer room of a New York gallery. However, romance does not ensue...
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic, art house ...
Plot: under the surface, artists and showbiz, romance, dishonesty, city life, unfulfilled love, cons and scams, unfulfillment, couples, art, stock broker, wall street ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, actor's life, couple relations, sexual relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, journalism, adultery, jealous spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, filmmaking, director, nervous breakdown, nothing goes right, actor's life, movie business, alcoholic, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: europe, france, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, poet, pregnancy, fall in love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, infidelity, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, hotel suite, luxury hotel, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Almost Perfect Affair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: From the back cover: Oscar winner Keith Carradine ("Nashville," "The Duelists") stars in this sparkling romantic comedy about two unlikely lovers who find each other amid the glitz, glamour and frenzy of the Cannes Film Festival. ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: urban, lovers on the run, romance, infidelity, love affair, true love, celebrity culture, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Night at Maud's (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: talky, sexual, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: catholic, introspection, buddies, obsession, unlikely couple, manipulations, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, crumbling marriage, introspection, therapist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
California Suite (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, friendship, custody, tennis, fall in love, dishonesty, wife husband relationship, luxury hotel, romance, hollywood, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: clever, semi serious, sentimental, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, friends, couples, human nature, reunion, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, performer's life, suburbs, friendship, redemption, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, suburban life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, medical school, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Blume in Love (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife. Gedorge Segal plays a divorce lawyer who is divorced himself after his wife (Susan Anspach) ...
Style: talky, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, divorce, marriage, lawyer, infidelity, human nature, romance, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: beverly hills, europe, italy, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My American Uncle (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by ...
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: psychology, punishment, reward, island, mouse, artists and showbiz, friends, bourgeoisie, love and romance, couples, politics, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1979
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome to L.A. (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: womanizer, songwriter, city life, drugs/alcohol, folk, musician's life, infidelity, looking for love, urban, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, farce, unlikely couple, merchant, romance, love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nina Takes a Lover (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Laura San Giacomo stars in this sexy comedy about adultery. When Nina's (San Giacomo) husband goes out of town for several weeks on a business trip, Nina hooks up with a photographer. Told from a reporter's point of view, his interviews ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, impossible love, love affair, love triangle, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The April Fools (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They spend an innocent night in New York becoming more and more ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, unlikely couple, romance, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Living Out Loud (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, female protagonist, brooklyn bridge, human nature, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, infidelity, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, vengeance, actor's life, theater, unlikely couple, romance, couple relations, love affair, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, romance, hotel, folk, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, wedding reception, lovers reunited, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single ...
Style: talky, sexy, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, infidelity, strong sexual content, couple relations, romance, urban, polyamory, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, love triangle, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, ghost, masturbation, buddies, self discovery, couples, friends, introspection, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three days into his Miami honeymoon, Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: honeymoon, marriage, love triangle, infidelity, parents and children, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: miami, florida, europe, germany, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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