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Play It Again, Sam (1972)
 7.6
 23K
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.
Style: neurotic, talky, witty, humorous, touching, surreal, semi serious, clever, romantic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, rejection, infidelity, ghost, dating, idol, date, advice, romance, best friends, singleness, friends, misfit, love triangle, love and romance, looking for love, workaholic, couples, imaginary, teaching the ways of the world, cultural icon, shyness, solace, worn out, postmodernism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, talky and witty films with plots about mentor, couples, dialogue, relationships, love and romance, couple relations and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Play It Again, Sam: Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), Husbands and Wives (1992), Mighty Aphrodite (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 239K
Annie Hall (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedian, neurosis, singer, tennis, jewish, divorce, romance, love and romance, love, couples, couple relations, human relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, wisconsin, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 123K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, age difference, mistress, love triangle, divorce, city life, crumbling relationship, dating, adultery, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: doctor, professor, summer, farce, infidelity, romance, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, hopes, couples, buddies ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, friendship, breakup, family problems, dishonesty, human nature, friends, age difference, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: adoption, prostitute, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, dishonesty, opposites attract, adoptive father, adoptive mother, child, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 28K
Anything Else (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young lovers, relationship problems, advice, psychoanalysis, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, mentor, therapy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Town & Country (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, architect, midlife crisis, farce, relationship vs career, family problems, dysfunctional family, love affair, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love triangle, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, new york, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, family life, adultery, thanksgiving, liberal, halloween, singing, dysfunctional family, family, mistaken identity, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, europe, usa, venice, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Starting Over (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: support group, starting over, romance, infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, hopes, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, comedy of errors, disorder, blind character, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right, blindness and impaired vision, audition, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, fish out of water, life turned upside down, couples, unlikely couple, real world, falling in love, daydreamer, disorder, dull life, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: comedian, gangsters, urban, mistaken identity, comeback, comedy of errors, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, crimes, couple relations, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a 25 year old virgin girl, looking for the right boyfriend, not realizing that "the one" has been next to her for many years.
Style: sexy, witty, sexual, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, betrayal, romance, love and romance, love triangle, friends, looking for love, couples, best friends, virginity, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 29K
Must Love Dogs (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: internet dating, divorce, pets, dating, romance, children, looking for love, singleness, couples, family life, friendship, dog lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Free Enterprise (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Young filmmakers trying to hawk a movie titled "Bradykillers" about a serial killer who goes after victims Marcia, Jan, and Cindy meet their screen idol, William Shatner. The two young men, who idolize him and in their fantasies have seen ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, ironic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, dream, star trek, stereotypes, lifestyle, obsession, love triangle, addiction, friends, toys, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, city life, parents and children, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
To Rome with Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, ironic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, young people, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, meet the parents, vacation, relationships, architect, newlyweds, sightseeing, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, love and romance, couple relations, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.5
 5K
The Baxter (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man with a "doormat" personality tries standing up for himself for a change in this comedy. Mild mannered tax accountant Elliot Sherman (Michael Showalter) is what he calls a "Baxter": the kind of calm, unexciting fellow who ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, accountant, wedding, romance, office, looking for love, couples, love and romance, couple relations, event planner, friendship, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, moscow russia, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, blackmail, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, couples, free spirited, divorced divorcee, friends, ordinary person, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film follows the marital and dating lives of three men and three women who unknowingly form a tangled web of relationships. Interspersing "man on the street" interviews with scenes from the six characters' lives, the film weaves a ...
Style: witty, stylized, sexy, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, romance, love triangle, looking for love, lifestyle, love affair, dishonesty, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, workplace, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, glory, artists and showbiz, heaven and hell, estrangement, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, sincere, sexy, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, romance, looking for love, best friends, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, feminism, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, friendship, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, breakup, battle of the sexes, couple relations, dishonesty, male female relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Touch of Class (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Steve, a happily married American man living in London meets Vicki, an English divorcée and run off to Marbella for a rollicking week of sex. They then return to London to set up a cozy menage, despite the fact that he loves his wife and children, ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, resort, affair, romance, betrayal, love triangle, love affair, singleness, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, best friends, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, looking for love, couples, comedy of errors, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, custody, tennis, friendship, multiple storylines, hollywood, couples, family problems, dishonesty, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 2K
The Favor (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her friend, Emily to go to him and see if she can sleep with ...
Style: humorous, sexy, light, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, couples, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, love and romance, looking for love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 33K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, nothing goes right, love and romance, parody, goofy hero, fall in love, disorder, comedy of errors, couple relations, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mr. Wonderful (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bowling, infidelity, bowling alley, professor, friendship, alimony, romance, starting over, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%