Movies like Murphy's Romance

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Murphy's Romance (1985)
 7.0
 5K
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, Emma's son liking Murphy, but desperately wanting his father back.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet, witty, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, starting over, single parent, single mother, horse ranch, romance, friendship, divorce, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, couples, small town life, americana, unlikely couple, social relations, bachelor, love, horse, poker, male female relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california

Most similar movies to Murphy's Romance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Murphy's Romance: Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Other Sister (1999), Mystic Pizza (1988), The Love Letter (1999), No Looking Back (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 40K
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mayor, christmas, friendship, romance, golden years, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, friends, rescue, love triangle, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 22K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, small town life, siblings relations, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, love letter, romance, gender, ocean or sea, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, working class, romance, friends, haunted by the past, homecoming, school, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, love and romance, single parent, youth, power of love, family relations, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, family relations, crumbling marriage, workplace situations, romance, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, human nature, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.6
 26K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, kennedy assassination, romance, fall in love, couple relations, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 1K
Passionada (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband had been a fisherman who died at sea. The widow's teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man whose new in town. The ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couples, love affair, opposites attract, small town, gambling, starting over, nightclub, family relations, death in the family, teenage life, dealing with death, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 40K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, romance, parenthood, one day, nothing goes right, disorder, looking for love, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, career woman, couple relations, fall in love, workplace, love triangle, dishonesty, power relations, nothing goes right, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: witty, sentimental, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, single parent, self discovery, romance, showbiz, uninvited guest, family relations, initially antagonists, city life, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, couples, starting over, love and romance, hopes, breakup, looking for love, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, loss of daughter, parents and children, female friendship, best friends, family problems, friendship, small town life, social relations, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 4K
Cousins (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, romance, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, couples, dishonesty, family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 4K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, high school, coming of age, romance, small town, couples, family problems, small town life, teenage life, family life, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, introspection, family relations, comedy of errors, impossible love, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, single parent, playwright, children, youth, artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, parents and children, mischievous children, crumbling marriage, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: radio, starting over, friendship, looking for love, single parent, romance, loneliness, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, listener, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, baltimore, seattle washington, washington state, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Buddy System (1984)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, family relations, single parent, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, romance, school, friendship, infidelity, buddies, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, infidelity, dealing with death, hopes, love and romance, friends, family relations, self discovery, best friends, love triangle, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.8
 473
Hard Promises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man who doesn't like stable work environments has been away for too many years, and finds out his wife has divorced him and is planning to remarry. He comes home to confront her, trying to convince her not to get married, aided by the ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, small town, parents and children, romance, family gatherings, love and romance, unfulfillment, adventurer, lovers reunited, estrangement, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 18K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: transplant, romance, destiny, fall in love, hopes, golden years, love and romance, dealing with death, couples, coincidence, couple relations, veterinarian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, hopes, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, hopes, romance, love and romance, fish out of water, love triangle, starting over, couple relations, couples, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mine, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 6K
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love triangle, romance, hotel, opposites attract, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, couple relations, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 11K
Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, preacher, redemption, dishonesty, cons and scams, romance, opposites attract, small town life, bus, male female relationship, miraculous event, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 55K
Enough Said (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: realistic, witty, touching, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: party, dating, romance, poet, thanksgiving, masseuse, divorce, acceptance, manners, couples, middle aged, sexual activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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