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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, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: obsession, alcohol abuse, college, poet, womanizer, love and romance, fall in love, writer's life, college life, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, power relations, university, campus, love, sex, dog, train, writers, alcoholic, german shepherd, self destructing, scot, drunkenness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa

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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 alcohol, bittersweet, writers and nudity (full frontal - brief) 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: semi serious, sentimental, witty, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, couples, youth, battle of the sexes, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, obsession, looking for love, college life, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
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: realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, divorce, lawyer, marriage, romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems, couples, breakup ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, bartender, poet, mentally unstable, human nature, misfit, social misfits, job seeking, bar fight, money, paramedic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, social relations, love and romance, 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, talky, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estate, love and romance, parents and children, accident, siblings relations, estranged son, recklessness, ornithologist, rejection, eagle, actress ...
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teachers and students, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, youth, hopes, couples, power relations, love affair, college, college life, philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
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: talky, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: social worker, psychologist, creative block, family relations, love and romance, romance, youth, writer's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, anti conformity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, bittersweet, family relations, family problems, honeymoon, couples, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, tennis, womanizer, custody, friendship, family problems, couples, friends, lifestyle, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Butley (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 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: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: college, university, infidelity, academy, alcohol abuse, showbiz, midlife crisis, teachers and students, sexual relations, destiny, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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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, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: college, single parent, romance, college life, fall in love, power relations, writer's life, unlikely couple, teaching, teacher, love interest, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, couples, lifestyle, family problems, looking for love, love and romance, unlikely couple, love affair, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hospital, opposites attract, couple relations, against the odds, love affair, terminal illness, romance, workplace, life is a bitch, couples, dark humor, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Plot: womanizer, divorce, midlife crisis, romance, couple relations, goofy hero, self discovery, farce, satire, extramarital affair, redemption, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sex addict, womanizer, bachelor, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, clever, talky ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, single parent, starting over, rehabilitation, estrangement, friendship, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, hopes, religions or cults, satire, miraculous event, investigation, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, cons and scams, anti war ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, talky, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, manipulation, midlife crisis, singleness, dysfunctional family, heist, love affair, couple relations, college, family in crisis, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: loneliness, womanizer, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, dishonesty, family relations, bankrupt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: middle aged woman, midlife crisis, friendship, culture clash, romance, love and romance, buddies, partners, hopes, strong female presence, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, northern england, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, college, older man younger woman relationship, thirtysomething life, dull life, college student, romance, love and romance, fall in love, college life, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, student, husband wife relationship, party, roommate, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, love and romance, youth, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), social relations, power relations, love triangle, city life, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
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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, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couples, looking for love, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, womanizer, breakup, estrangement, writer's life, battle of the sexes ...
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, couples, old love, nosy, lovers reunited, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, unfulfilled love, human nature, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: teens
Plot: interracial relations, satire, racism, college, campus, college life, student life, prejudice, marijuana, obsession, student, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2016, year 2013, year 2012 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
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Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, couples, mechanic, dull life, irresponsible, sexual content, human nature, unemployment, self discovery, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: chorus girl, gambling, bittersweet, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, dishonesty, ambition, couples, addiction, hotel ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, sex, romance, friends, couples, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, hopes, love, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, france, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%