Movies like The Moderns

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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, expressionism, sensuality, actor's life, romance, intrigue, couple relations, love affair, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, couples, drinking, collector, lifestyle, artist, love, fake death, glamour, bohemian ...
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, humorous and clever films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, infidelity, couple relations, love affair and marriage mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Moderns: Choose Me (1984), Afterglow (1997), Intimate Affairs (2001), An Almost Perfect Affair (1979), Vanya on 42nd Street (1994). 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, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: radio show, couple relations, love triangle, noir, conversation, nightclub, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, media, urban, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, unhappy marriage, polyamory, obsession, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: clever, psychological, semi serious, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: orgasm, sex, sexuality, controversy, sexual relations, assistant, investigation, skepticism, depression, friends, romance, couples ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, romance, lovers on the run, infidelity, love affair, true love, celebrity culture, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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
Place: new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, manhattan new york city, 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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, wine, desire, scandal, poet, tourist, sex, violence, party, love, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, maine, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, humorous, 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 ⇓
44%
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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: semi serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, lawyer, divorce, marriage, 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 ⇓
41%
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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: semi serious, humorous, talky, 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, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, drugs/alcohol, city life, folk, musician's life, infidelity, urban, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Adam & Eva (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adam and Eva have been married for four years. But the romance has disappeared from their relationship and has been replaced by boredom and old routine. When Adam meets his brother's baby-sitter, Jackie, he is immediately attracted to her. They ...
Style: witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, infidelity, rescue, couple relations, romance, breakup, dishonesty, couples, battle of the sexes, love triangle, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, romance, couple relations, infidelity, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 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, alcoholic, movie business, new wave, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: europe, france, french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Good Marriage (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not ...
Style: semi serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: marriage, screwball, best friends, romance, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, wooing, love and romance, couples, friends, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
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, romance, manipulations, new wave, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, adultery, infidelity, sex, romance, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, battle of the sexes, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, couples, urban, city life, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, luxury hotel, hotel suite, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: divorce, single mother, romance, friendship, best friends, feminism, suburbs, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, thirtysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, luxury hotel, wife husband relationship, romance, hollywood, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Bad Manners (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Wes and Nancy are a married academics couple. One day they host Nancy's long-ago lover Matt and his current sexy girlfriend Kim. Matt is a musician and Kim is a computer specialist who helped Matt to make some discovery in his science. Wes ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, tense, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, young lovers, crumbling marriage, college, romance, manipulations, mind game, couple relations, love affair, sexual relations, singleness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suburbs, performer's life, 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 ⇓
27%
A Night of Love (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small European country, the king is scheduled to visit a small, quiet and "safe" village. It turns out that while the village may indeed be small, it's neither as quiet nor as safe as it's expected to be.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, clever ...
Plot: small town, revolution, politics, village, state affairs, master and servant, assassination, political unrest, romance, small town life, village life, deadly ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Middle-class Parisian suburbs: Blanche and Lea, office worker and student, meet and become friends. Lea is going out with Fabien, but is thinking of leaving him. Blanche falls for Lea's handsome and witty friend Alexandre, but is tongue-tied ...
Style: semi serious, talky, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, tennis, farce, buddies, fall in love, love and romance, romance, suburbs, couples, friends, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
25%
Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, talky, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, temptation, couple relations, infidelity, romance, new wave, couples, human nature, moral dilemma, love affair, lovers reunited, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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