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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: talky, humorous, not serious, stylized, realistic, witty, feel good, semi serious, romantic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, rich and poor, love triangle, dual identity, success, office, mistaken identity, yuppie, comedy of errors, college, rise to the top, farce, urban, wealth, workplace romance, workplace situations, ambition, dishonesty, disorder, romance, workplace, switching roles, fall in love, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey, san francisco

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Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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: talky, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Pallbearer (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: scholarship, college life, racism, college, comedy of errors, hidden identity, interracial relations, culture clash, secret identity, social differences, university, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: witty, humorous, sexy, semi serious, feel good ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, mine, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 5.9
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The Good Guy (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 46K
Working Girl (1988)
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Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Audience: date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: talky, sexy, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Country: USA
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
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Place: usa, arkansas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Moon Over Parador (1988)
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Country: USA
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Country: Australia, USA
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Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Couch in New York (1996)
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Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
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28%
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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