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Play It Again, Sam (1972)
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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, affectionate, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, satire, workaholic, rejection, infidelity, ghost, dating, idol, advice, date, bittersweet, romance, best friends, singleness, friends, misfit, love and romance, looking for love, couples, imaginary, shyness, cultural icon, dumped, teaching the ways of the world ...
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 witty, talky, humorous and clever films with plots about relationships, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, couples, love and romance and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Play It Again, Sam: Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Husbands and Wives (1992), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedian, jewish, neurosis, tennis, singer, divorce, romance, love and romance, love, couple relations, couples, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, beverly hills ...
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, breakup, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, family problems, teacher student relationship, romance, friends, age difference, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, opposites attract, dishonesty, adoptive mother, adoptive father, child, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: countryside, doctor, professor, summer, farce, infidelity, romance, buddies, love and romance, partners, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young lovers, advice, psychoanalysis, relationship problems, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, lifestyle, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, therapy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, film within a film, fall in love, life turned upside down, couples, real world, unlikely couple, fish out of water, dull life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, urban, infidelity, mistaken identity, love triangle, comedy of errors, couple relations, comeback, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, teens
Plot: infidelity, architect, midlife crisis, farce, relationship vs career, family problems, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, mississippi, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, showbiz, one more chance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, blind character, couple relations, comedy of errors, blindness and impaired vision, audition, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, romance, couple relations, family life, halloween, liberal, thanksgiving, singing, dysfunctional family, family, old age, tourist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: paris france, new york, venice, europe, usa ...
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, marital problem, blackmail, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, crimes, love affair, friendship, couple relations, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, hotel, jealousy, youth, parents and children, city life, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, support group, romance, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, hopes, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, satire, stereotypes, lifestyle, obsession, love triangle, addiction, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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31%
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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, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: execution, duel, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, disorder, fall in love, comedy of errors, couple relations, military, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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31%
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, love triangle, accountant, romance, office, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, couples, event planner, friendship, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, cincinnati ohio, manhattan new york city ...
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30%
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, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, film within a film, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fading Gigolo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
Style: sexy, humorous, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexual fantasy, friendship, pimp, money problems, fish out of water, gigolo, sexual relations, misfit, partners, disorder, wooing, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vienna, california, ireland
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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, sexual content, profanity, heaven and hell, postmodernism, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, witty, clever, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, friendship, custody, tennis, womanizer, hollywood, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
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28%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, best friends, couples, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, comedy of errors, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
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27%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, virgin, relationships, betrayal, romance, love triangle, looking for love, couples, friends, love and romance, best friends, first love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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27%
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Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: advertising executive, friendship, romance, looking for love, midlife crisis, infidelity, obsessive quest, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, best friends, unlikely friendships, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, looking for love, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, human nature, workplace, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
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27%
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, breakup, love and romance, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, germany, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Naked in New York (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, showbiz, college, romance, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, lifestyle, couples, city life, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, santa fe new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, resort, affair, romance, love triangle, betrayal, bittersweet, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, parents and children, love and romance, young people, culture clash, lifestyle, meet the parents, vacation, architect, newlyweds, sightseeing, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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