Movies like My American Uncle

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My American Uncle (1980)
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My American Uncle (1980)
Original name: Mon oncle d'Amérique
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 corporate downsizing. Janine is a self-educated actress/stylist who learns that the wife of her lover is dying and must decide to let them reunite. Jean is a controversial career-climbing writer/politician at a crossroads in life.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, semi documentary, intellectual, reflective, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: island, psychology, punishment, reward, mouse, bittersweet, friendship, friends, politics, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, couples, introspection, actor's life, social climbing, bourgeoisie, surrealism, sea, hunting, success, scientist, writers, businessman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1977
Place: france, europe, paris france, brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, romance, catastrophe, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like My American Uncle: Summer (1986), Camera Buff (1979), Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978), Day for Night (1973), A Tale of Springtime (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, touching, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, couple relations, romance, twentysomething life, friends, couples, youth, love and romance, human nature, living alone ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy, ireland ...
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100%
 7.9
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Camera Buff (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, politics, bus, polish, newborn, film festival, movie camera, friendship, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, classical music, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, love affair, parents and children, teenage life, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.0
 20K
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, filmmaking, director, actor's life, workplace situations, workplace, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, extramarital affair, love and romance, lifestyle, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Tale of Springtime (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. The first in Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons series, Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl (Florence Darel) just reaching adulthood who takes ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: philosopher, friendship, vacation, cousin cousin relationship, youth, family relations, parents and children, romance, mischievous children, hopes, fall in love, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, tokyo, california, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sexy, witty, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, catholic, obsession, love triangle, lifestyle, lovers reunited, dishonesty, looking for love, buddies, couples, friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, starting over, matchmaking, human nature, midlife crisis, parents and children, wedding, women, french countryside, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, paris france, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love on the Run (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel, in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife. It being ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, cemetery, writer's life, romance, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, bittersweet, couples, lovers reunited, introspection, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Too Beautiful for You (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: cynical, talky, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, dealer, couple relations, romance, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, workplace romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: At Bertrand Morane's burial there are many of the women that the 40-year-old engineer loved. In flashback Bertrand's life and love affairs are told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel.
Style: touching, semi serious, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, sex addict, couples, bittersweet, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: contemplative, realistic, talky, clever, humorous ...
Plot: marriage, love affair, best friends, screwball, wooing, couples, looking for love, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 9K
Metropolitan (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man’s romantic misadventures among New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this debut film an Academy Award ...
Style: talky, intellectual, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, debutante, friendship, coming of age, philosophy, radical, society, social differences, urban, manners, couples, best friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Let's Be Friends (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Claude Mendelbaum est un informaticien trentenaire, célibataire, timide, hypocondriaque et transparent. Depuis Vicky, sa dernière histoire d'amour, il a du mal à remonter la pente. Son travail dans une grande tour de la Défense, peu propice ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, looking for love, self discovery, obsessive quest, odd couple, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, buddies, singleness, support group, womanizer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, tennis, friendship, womanizer, custody, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, hollywood, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: honeymoon, marriage, love triangle, infidelity, wedding, newlywed, bittersweet, romance, parents and children, love and romance, newlyweds, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
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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 ...
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, collector, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, actor's life, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: paris france, france, europe, canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, intellectual, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, self discovery, introspection, buddies, couple relations, schizophrenic, husband wife relationship, adultery, masturbation, ghost, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chaos, love and romance, couples, couple relations, chance meeting, museum, old woman, stranger, chaos and mayhem, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.4
 12K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, contemplative, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, jewish, theater, infidelity, hiding place, love triangle, anti semitism, society, dishonesty, couples, isolation, actor's life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 12K
Stolen Kisses (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, private detective, prostitute, adultery, night watchman, eiffel tower paris, hotel room, new wave, couples, romance, coming of age, extramarital affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: touching, semi serious, witty, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, dishonesty, couples, journalism, relationship vs career, actor's life, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, actress, male female relationship, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, couple relations, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emtying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday . Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and ...
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: fall in love, coming of age, womanizer, sea, flirt, flirting, beach, romance, divorce, youth, couples, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: normandy, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.1
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, couples, realism, couple relations, strong female presence, graduation, friends, coincidence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 2K
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, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, honeymoon, midlife crisis, bittersweet, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
How Much Do You Love Me? (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After winning the lottery, François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred thousand Euros per month to a prostitute named Daniela to live with him as his wife until his money runs out.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, love triangle, pimp, comedy of errors, fall in love, goofy hero, romance, couple relations, disorder, lifestyle, lottery winner, proposal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ 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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, fall in love, couple relations, starting over, father daughter relationship, family drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, feel good, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suburbs, tennis, couples, buddies, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 2K
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, midlife crisis, couple relations, love affair, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, couples, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 8K
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, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, friendship, couples, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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