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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: surreal, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, enigmatic, suspenseful, satirical, talky, romantic ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, couple relations, love and romance, alcohol abuse, collector, love affair, artists and showbiz, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, actor's life, celebrity culture, cons and scams, romance, sensuality, expressionism, drinking, artist, love, painter, millionaire, love triangle ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, canada, new york

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Most similar movies to The Moderns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, semi serious and clever films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, dialogue, storytelling, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Moderns: Choose Me (1984), Afterglow (1997), Who Knows? (2001), A Housekeeper (2002), Intimate Affairs (2001). 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: realistic, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: radio show, romance, passionate interest, couple relations, love and romance, media, urban, nightclub, love triangle, infidelity, couples, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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, realistic, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, traffic jam, depression, obsession, romance, family problems, doctors and patients, couple relations, crumbling marriage, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, obsessive quest, actor's life, lifestyle, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, italy, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, romance, infidelity, self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, society, starting over, human nature, love affair, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: humorous, captivating, talky, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: sex, orgasm, sexuality, lifestyle, destructive relationship, looking for sex, sexual relations, romance, controversy, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, stylized, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: rehearsal, longing, siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, family gatherings, performer's life, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performance, actor's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, st. petersburg russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, pregnancy, wine, sex, violence, love, party, poet, scandal, desire, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, maine, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: ego clash, goofy hero, romance, celebrity culture, lovers on the run, urban, innocence lost, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, showbiz, idealism, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
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44%
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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: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, pregnancy, poet, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, writer's life, workplace situations, celebrity culture, couples, fall in love, society ...
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: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, anniversary, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, family problems, looking for love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, actor's life, lifestyle, couples, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, jealous spouse, love and romance, relationship vs career, couple relations, journalism, train ride ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, europe, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: dishonesty, couples, unfulfillment, cons and scams, city life, unfulfilled love, under the surface, romance, artists and showbiz, stock broker, wall street, art ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, songwriter, urban, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, folk, love affair, musician's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, introspection, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky
Plot: infidelity, stock broker, alcohol abuse, wall street, love affair, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, family problems, failed attempt, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, france, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, clever ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, humorous, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, marriage, divorce, lawyer, couple relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love affair, family problems, couples, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, beverly hills, europe, los angeles, italy ...
⇓ 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, witty, clever, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, friendship, tennis, custody, multiple storylines, love affair, fall in love, couples, family problems, dishonesty, love and romance, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, catholic, obsession, twentysomething life, friends, love and romance, manipulations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, unlikely couple, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, buddies, couples, lifestyle, human nature, gender, reunion, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, nervous breakdown, director, extramarital affair, disorder, celebrity culture, workplace situations, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: europe, france, french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, pregnancy, lovers reunited, lifestyle, dishonesty, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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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: witty, realistic, biting, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, vengeance, love and romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations, theater, couples, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1938, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, obsession, unfulfillment, rise to the top, couples, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity, ambition, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, realistic, touching ...
Plot: romance, redemption, ambition, showbiz, actor's life, friends, suburban life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love and romance, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: medical school, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, realistic, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, female protagonist, brooklyn bridge, love and romance, parents and children, human nature, lifestyle, love affair, couples, hopes, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, actor's life, fall in love, love affair, romance, love and romance, adultery, call girl, father son relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sexual, sexy, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, infidelity, strong sexual content, dishonesty, couples, thanksgiving, urban, lifestyle, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: talky, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, masturbation, ghost, self discovery, introspection, partners, buddies, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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