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Playing by Heart (1998)
 7.0
 18K
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: 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 pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit. An adulterous couple meet at hotels for evening sex. Hugh tells tall tales, usually tragic, to women in bars.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, talky, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, architect, adultery, infidelity, sex, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, couples, romance, hotel, family, sexual relations, family problems, urban, nightlife, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, marriage, cheating, storytelling, terminal illness, divorce, gay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, clever and talky films with plots about love and romance, couples, dialogue, romance, mentor, relationships and catastrophe mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Playing by Heart: The Story of Us (1999), Same Time, Next Year (1978), Waiting to Exhale (1995), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Trust the Man (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, introspection, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. ...
Style: talky, sentimental, clever, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, makeover, accountant, hippie, feminism, hotel, extramarital affair, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: sexy, touching, sincere, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, romance, looking for love, best friends, love and romance, feminism, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
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 ⇓
84%
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Trust the Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: support group, sex addict, infidelity, romance, introspection, battle of the sexes, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 39K
Hope Springs (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, elderly, romance, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, golden years, marital problem, self discovery, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 795
Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: touching, sentimental, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couples, love affair, twentysomething life, romance, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend, first date, brother sister relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: realistic, sincere, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cheating, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, casual sex, architect, stripper, wedding, romance, power of love, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa, florence italy, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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
Plot: infidelity, architect, midlife crisis, farce, relationship vs career, family problems, dysfunctional family, couples, dishonesty, looking for love, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, thirtysomething life, breakup, looking for love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, family relations, family problems, family life, couple relations, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, lovers reunited, love triangle, infidelity, male female relationship, love affair, couple relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children, singleness, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 16K
She's the One (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, taxi driver, dangerous attraction, unlikely couple, opposites attract, siblings relations, love affair, love of one's life, sibling relationship, wedding, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, couples, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.9
 3K
Breaking Up (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aloof, struggling food photographer thinks he has found true love with a fiery grade-school teacher. At first, the relationship is all wine and roses, but as they realize they have little in common besides great sex, the romance wanes, and they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, interracial romance, unlikely couple, marriage, opposites attract, fall in love, couple relations, male female relationship, infidelity, destructive relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, break-up, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: clever, touching, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lesbian, bisexual, romance, couples, looking for love, friends, gender, lifestyle, fall in love, couple relations, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: clever, realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, opposites attract, breakup, coincidence, train ride, looking for love, couples, hopes, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, medical school, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, semi serious ...
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 ⇓
75%
Alive and Kicking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, friendship, pregnancy, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dancer's life, twentysomething life, love affair, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, athens greece, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, platonic, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, character study, best friends in love, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: touching, clever, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, rejection, vandalism, prostitute, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, touching, twists and turns, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, love and romance, love triangle, self discovery, human nature, haunted by the past, love affair, character study, couples, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, multiple storylines, anniversary, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love triangle, infidelity, family relations, looking for love, couples, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, age difference, human nature, couple relations, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, restaurant, life philosophy, love, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 3K
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, realistic, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, traffic jam, pregnancy, depression, obsession, romance, couples, love affair, love and romance, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, journalist, college, girlfriend, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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