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The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
 6.5
 34K
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Original name: The Secret of My Success
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious, light, witty, stylized, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, office, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, rise to the top, ambition, fish out of water, workplace, workplace romance, disorder, comedy of errors, dishonesty, workplace situations, yuppie, dual identity, cons and scams, romance, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, teenage life, hidden identity, coming of age, anti capitalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, storytelling, romance, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash and destiny mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret of My Succe$s: Working Girl (1988), For Love or Money (1993), Head Office (1985), The Associate (1996), Breakin' All the Rules (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: captivating, feel good, talky, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secretary, career woman, workplace romance, business, career, love and romance, rise to the top, wall street, boss, hopes, determination, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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100%
For Love or Money (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hotel, concierge, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, love and romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, dishonesty, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, ireland, europe, new jersey ...
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100%
 5.4
 2K
Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: job promotion, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, power relations, workplace romance, cons and scams, workplace situations, workplace, dishonesty, rise to the top, satire, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Associate (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While ...
Style: feel good, witty, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: wall street, gender disguise, workplace, sexism, farce, comedy of errors, racism, hidden identity, strong female lead, fake identity, satire, women's rights ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, love and romance, comedy of errors, friendship, looking for love, breakup, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, best selling author ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Happy Together (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and tries to get a different room as soon as possible, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, pretending to be gay, fall in love, university, opposites attract, roommate, romance, down on your luck, student life, college life, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Straight Talk (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, romance, rise and fall, looking for love, cons and scams, media, workplace, downfall, rise to the top, journalism, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, arkansas
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28%
 5.0
 11K
The Pallbearer (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring architect Tom Thompson is told by mysterious Ruth Abernathy that his best friend, "Bill," has taken his own life. Except that Tom has never met Bill and neither have his incredulous friends. So when Tom foolishly agrees to give ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, self discovery, dark humor, funeral, friendship, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.3
 8K
Soul Man (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racism, switching roles, interracial relations, college life, satire, culture clash, misfit, society, love and romance, youth, dishonesty, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Trial and Error (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, small town, lawyer, fish out of water, comedy of errors, cons and scams, mistaken identity, legal action, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 11K
Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dentist, nurse, romance, love and romance, cons and scams, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, honest, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 7K
Results (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, talky, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gym, personal trainer, workplace, workplace situations, romance, love and romance, power relations, disorder, workplace romance, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas, texas, new york, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 19K
Three to Tango (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Oscar and Peter land a career-making opportunity when a Chicago tycoon chooses them to compete for the design of a cultural center. The tycoon mistakenly believes that Oscar is gay and has him spy on his mistress Amy. Oscar goes along with it and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, light, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, pretending to be gay, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, business partner, deception, society, romance, misunderstanding, women, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 6K
Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, nothing goes right, hidden identity, wooing, farce, screwball, adaptation, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Secret Admirer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When high-school heartthrob Michael receives an unsigned love letter, he assumes it's from knock-out prom queen Deborah Anne instead of pretty honor student Toni. And when Michael accidentally misplaces the letter, the juicy jottings soon make ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, teen sex comedy, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, farce, friendship, summer vacation, summer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Boss's Daughter (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on – his boss's daughter. But he doesn't plan on the long line of other houseguests ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, fish out of water, workplace, nothing goes right, romance, disorder, goofy hero, misfit, estate, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, veterinarian, mistaken identity, model, romance, radio, disorder, comedy of errors, love and romance, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Couch in New York (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, couple relations, opposites attract, looking for love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, misfit, love and romance, nothing goes right, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, paris france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Woman in Red (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a happily married family man, who would never consider an affair, meets a beautiful woman in red, he is totally infatuated and desperate to make her acquaintance. However, as he tries out various schemes to sneak out to meet her, he realizes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, obsession, adultery, love triangle, betrayal, romance, love and romance, farce, goofy hero, midlife crisis, friends, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, comedy of errors, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, kansas city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, employer employee relationship, workplace romance, unlikely couple, manipulation, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, workplace, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, disorder, couples, nosy, friends, romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, partners, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Worth Winning (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.
Style: feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, infidelity, romance, love triangle, looking for love, looking for sex, unlikely couple, wooing, true love, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.7
 4K
Chasing Papi (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Playboy Thomas Fuentes has so far been able to skate by in life on good looks and charm alone. But when his duplicitous relationships with three women -- impassioned waitress Cici, meticulous lawyer Lorena and bored socialite Patricia -- spiral out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, vengeance, mistaken identity, love triangle, opposites attract, romance, disorder, idealism, looking for love, teenage love, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, miami, los angeles, california, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, semi serious, feel good, 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, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 144K
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: inheritance, opposites attract, fish out of water, love and romance, butler, small town, rise to the top, small town life, kindness, dishonesty, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new hampshire, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, cons and scams, hidden identity, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to ...
Style: light, romantic, funny, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, workplace romance, boss and employee, love story, billionaire, eligible bachelor, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
If You Only Knew (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a young man who fakes homosexuality to draw the interest of a woman. Instead she tries to help him find a date.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, hidden identity, dishonesty, love affair, comedy of errors, disorder, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, womanizer, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, ghost, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, riches to rags, vengeance, starting over, misfit, ambition, love and romance, downfall, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%