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Ruben, Ruben (1983)
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Ruben, Ruben (1983)
Original name: Reuben, Reuben
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Peter De Vries. Story of an alcoholic, lecherous Scottish poet on a tour of New England Universities, where he goes from one bed and bottle to another.
Style: clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious
Plot: obsession, alcohol abuse, college, poet, writer's life, womanizer, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, college life, unfulfillment, power relations, bittersweet, university, campus, love, sex, dog, writers, train, alcoholic, german shepherd, older man younger woman relationship, scot, self destructing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa

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Most similar movies to Ruben, Ruben

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and clever films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, drinking, drinking alcohol, bittersweet and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ruben, Ruben: Burning Annie (2004), Blume in Love (1973), Barfly (1987), Damsels in Distress (2011), Days and Nights (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, looking for love, college life, obsession, couples, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
 6.4
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Blume in Love (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife. Gedorge Segal plays a divorce lawyer who is divorced himself after his wife (Susan Anspach) ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, stylized, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, lawyer, divorce, marriage, unfulfilled love, couple relations, human nature, fall in love, romance, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: venice, beverly hills, los angeles, usa, europe ...
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84%
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Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, poet, bartender, human nature, mentally unstable, social misfits, misfit, drinking alcohol, drinking, profanity, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Damsels in Distress (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: talky, semi serious, satirical, thought provoking, absurd ...
Plot: college, best friends, college life, female friendship, love and romance, social relations, lifestyle, depression, makeover, fraternity, eccentricity, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Days and Nights (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love. A modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", set in rural New England.
Style: humorous, touching, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, estate, parents and children, accident, siblings relations, estranged son, ornithologist, recklessness, rejection, eagle, chess ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Surviving Desire (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Jude, a college professor, is obsessed with Sophie, his student. She, in turn, is intrigued by his scholarly charm. Flirtation turns to lust and the two become lovers.
Style: talky, contemplative, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: student, teachers and students, youth, hopes, couples, power relations, college, college life, love affair, opposites attract, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, film within a film, romance, love and romance, self discovery, couples, breakup, fall in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray, a Mr.Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won't turn up. What turns up is a social worker, who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick. As the child ...
Style: clever, sentimental, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: social worker, psychologist, fruit, eccentric family, fall in love, midlife crisis, urban, creative block, anti conformity, family relations, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, family problems, anniversary, family relations, honeymoon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, womanizer, tennis, custody, friendship, romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, lifestyle, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: clever, sentimental, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family problems, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, hopes, custody, clinic, life is a bitch, terminal illness, couples, family relations, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 670
Butley (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Alan Bates recreates his award-winning stage role in director Harold Pinter's 1974 film verson of Simon Gray's play, about a university professor whose private life is in freefall. The cast also includes Jessica Tandy, Richard ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: college, academy, alcohol abuse, infidelity, university, artists and showbiz, love and romance, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, gender, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 19K
The Rewrite (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: college, single parent, romance, fall in love, college life, writer's life, unlikely couple, power relations, teaching, teacher, love interest, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, united states, new york state, new jersey, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Medicine Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cynical young man, diagnosed with cancer, meets a brash young leukemia patient in the hospital who more than matches his distaste for IV drips and weepy sentimentality.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: hospital, couple relations, love affair, against the odds, terminal illness, opposites attract, fall in love, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, couples, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: introspection, fall in love, couples, love affair, romance, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Skin Deep (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hard-drinking novelist Zach Hutton spirals out of control after his wife and mistress both leave him. Alone and crippled by a bad case of writer's block, Zach slips in and out of casual relationships and one-night stands, while his drinking ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, funny ...
Plot: womanizer, divorce, romance, couple relations, self discovery, midlife crisis, goofy hero, farce, satire, bar, alcohol, condom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: At Bertrand Morane's burial there are many of the women that the 40-year-old engineer loved. In flashback Bertrand's life and love affairs are told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel.
Style: humorous, touching, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, sex addict, love affair, bittersweet, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, couple relations, obsession, fall in love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 2K
Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, religions or cults, hopes, satire, investigation, miraculous event, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.4
 388
Bad Manners (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Wes and Nancy are a married academics couple. One day they host Nancy's long-ago lover Matt and his current sexy girlfriend Kim. Matt is a musician and Kim is a computer specialist who helped Matt to make some discovery in his science. Wes ...
Style: clever, suspense, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, young lovers, romance, dishonesty, couples, family problems, religions or cults, manipulation, mind game, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 16K
Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, loneliness, womanizer, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, clever, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: middle aged woman, midlife crisis, friendship, culture clash, romance, looking for love, strong female presence, friends, couples, buddies, partners, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, northern england, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dear White People (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, college life, student life, campus, satire, prejudice, storytelling, marijuana, obsession, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013, year 2016 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 36K
Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, college, thirtysomething life, dull life, college student, romance, college life, fall in love, love and romance, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, drinking alcohol, drinking, student, husband wife relationship, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, prague, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gays and lesbians, female impersonator, bittersweet, gay slur, parents and children, youth, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, gender, true love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Higher Education (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another Canadian screwball comedy involving a horny college man who can't decide between his girlfriend and his teacher.
Style: touching, humorous, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, small town life, urban, small town, city life, discrimination, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, love and romance, couples, estrangement, breakup, lifestyle, romance, womanizer, dishonesty, bittersweet, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Aviator's Wife (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her airline pilot lover. Then he sees the pilot with a blonde woman and he begins to follow them…
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, couple relations, lovers reunited, love triangle, love affair, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, human nature, nosy, couples, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Only Game in Town (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fran walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe, the piano player. Joe plans on winning $5,000 and leave Las Vegas. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, gloomy, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, chorus girl, hotel, fall in love, couple relations, addiction, ambition, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Other People's Money (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, wall street, romance, workplace intrigue, workplace, disorder, unlikely couple, parents and children, family business, greed, satire, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new england, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%