Movies like Playing by Heart

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Playing by Heart (1998)
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic, humorous, contemplative, semi serious, clever, neurotic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, architect, adultery, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, couples, romance, relationships, bittersweet, gay, hotel, family, sexual relations, family problems, urban, nightlife, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, profanity, multiple storylines, marriage, cheating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Playing by Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, clever and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, couples, relationships, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and romance mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Playing by Heart: Afterglow (1997), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012), The Story of Us (1999), Same Time, Next Year (1978), How to Make an American Quilt (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, traffic jam, pregnancy, depression, obsession, romance, love affair, bittersweet, power relations, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec
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100%
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, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, starting over, couples, thirtysomething life, looking for love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, happy ending, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, couples, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, hippie, accountant, profanity, hotel, midlife crisis, bittersweet, makeover, feminism, extramarital affair, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, romance, infidelity, battle of the sexes, family problems, love affair, introspection, dishonesty, friendship, support group, loneliness, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, romance, best friends, love and romance, looking for love, thirtysomething life, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, romance, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend, brother sister relationship, first date, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, teens
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, breakup, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, semi serious, sincere, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, taxi driver, dangerous attraction, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love affair, siblings relations, wedding, sibling relationship, love of one's life, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 130K
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 ⇓
36%
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: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, couples, family problems, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, couple relations, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, contests and competitions, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sexy, humorous, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, rehearsal, ballet, bittersweet, friends, yuppie, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: feel good, clever, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, aquarium, dating, romance, strong female presence, dumped, couples, train ride, family relations, change of luck, matchmaking, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, relationship problems, platonic, best friend, romance, couple relations, best friends, best friends in love, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, childbirth, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
32%
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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, touching, semi serious, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, crumbling marriage, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, marriage, opposites attract, couple relations, breakup, male female relationship, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, infidelity, couple relations, love triangle, midlife crisis, honeymoon, anniversary, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, love affair, small town life, couple relations, small town, fall in love, working class, relationship vs career, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, single father, male female friendship, fall in love, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, storytelling, college, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: masseur, divorce, female protagonist, massage, elevator operator, brooklyn bridge, relationships, family relations, couples, loss of daughter, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, lifestyle, love affair, family, society, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), adoption, family relations, audition, foster child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
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Hope Springs (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: humorous, sincere, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: elderly, golden years, couple relations, romance, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, marital problem, introspection, self discovery, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 49K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, fall in love, looking for love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily, sicily italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, introspection, relationships, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner, starting over, honest, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, couple relations, love, life philosophy, relationships, unrequited love, dating, destiny, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%