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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
 7.7
 51K
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 her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, romantic, melancholic, sweet, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, fall in love, couples, real world, fish out of water, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, disorder, dull life, satire, writers, great depression, love story, imagination, bittersweet, unlikely friendships, character study, small town, love triangle, misfit, domestic violence, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1935, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, clever and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, life philosophy, dialogue, mentor, runaway, couples and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Purple Rose of Cairo: Midnight in Paris (2011), Kate & Leopold (2001), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Made in Heaven (1987), Heaven Can Wait (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, stylized, witty, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, bohemian life, literature, writer's life, painter, writers, nostalgia, fall in love, life philosophy, french, weirdo, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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100%
 6.4
 84K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, fall in love, supernatural romance, love story, dating, time traveler, couple relations, disorder, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, future, 21st century, contemporary, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, thanksgiving, infidelity, family relations, audition, hypochondriac, sisters, family problems, couples, human nature, romance, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Made in Heaven (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A romantic, occasionally funny, drama about two souls who consummate their marriage literally in "Heaven". Mike Shea, in his first life dies as a young man performing a heroic rescue. Shortly after arriving in "Heaven" he meets a ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, heaven, fall in love, romance, destiny, fish out of water, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, couples, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: reincarnation, angel, soul transference, afterlife, sport, love affair, fish out of water, life turned upside down, disorder, love and romance, supernatural, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 262K
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, realistic, sincere, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: neurosis, comedian, divorce, tennis, singer, romance, jewish, love and romance, love, couples, couple relations, up and down relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s, 60s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 614K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: philosophical, feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, life philosophy, existentialism, small town, time warp, time travel, alternate reality, idealism, nothing goes right, repeated event, love and romance, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, dishonesty, comeback, disorder, couples, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.6
 14K
Alice (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, melancholic, unusual plot structure, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, identity crisis, hypnosis, midlife crisis, self discovery, estrangement, dull life, couples, cure, escape from reality, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, friendship, family problems, dishonesty, teacher student relationship, friends, romance, couple relations, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, child, adoptive mother, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, opposites attract, couple relations, looking for love, boxing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ...
Style: neurotic, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, workaholic, rejection, satire, love triangle, infidelity, advice, dating, ghost, bittersweet, romance, dumped ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 31K
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, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young lovers, relationship problems, psychoanalysis, advice, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, therapy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 12K
Forget Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, basketball, referee, romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, friends, unlikely couple, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Happy Accidents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre -- specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, changing the past or future, romance, destiny, mysterious character, love and romance, misfit, couples, fish out of water, loneliness, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, romance, love and romance, couples, self discovery, breakup, fall in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, dishonesty, romance, single parent, human nature, fall in love, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 33K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, satire, romance, sexual content, agent, fall in love, couple relations, self discovery, true love, looking for love, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 4.9
 4K
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, best friend, brooklyn bridge, roommate, looking for love, fall in love, couples, unlikely couple, love and romance, singleness, self discovery, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 34K
Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, americana, family relations, rescue, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nostalgia, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 42K
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, parody ...
Plot: celebrity, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, psychiatrist, fall in love, fictional biography, therapy, chameleon, electroshock therapy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.
Style: romantic, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, magic, cons and scams, fall in love, fish out of water, dishonesty, relationships, wizards and magicians, love story, romance, spiritualist, investigation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, provence, cote d'azur, french riviera, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 13K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, ghost, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, unlikely couple, resurrection, family relations, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., yale university, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 76K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, rescue, fish out of water, fall in love, romance, scientist, impossible love, couples, longing, disorder, transformation, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 25K
HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lie, small town, romance, opposites attract, screwball, disorder, unlikely couple, social relations, hidden identity, cons and scams, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, blind character, disorder, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, 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 ⇓
32%
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: sexy, sexual, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, summer, doctor, professor, farce, infidelity, romance, looking for love, love affair, friendship, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 773
Black Coffee (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love triangle, couples, couple relations, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, morality, love, stabbing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Date with an Angel (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fish out of water, odd couple, romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, love triangle, love affair, rescue, supernatural, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 74K
Whatever Works (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into ...
Style: philosophical, romantic, funny, light, cynical ...
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, family relations, homosexual, naivete, lifestyle change, marriage, suicide attempt, love and romance, mentor, unlikely couple, social climbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%