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The Secret of My Succe$s
Original name: The Secret of My Success
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room.
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, stylized, realistic, witty, romantic, funny, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, romance, comedy of errors, business, rise to the top, love triangle, chase, farce, urban, mentor, office, workplace romance, mistaken identity, underdog, corporate america, workplace situations, ambition, catastrophe, nudity (topless - notable), family, dual identity, success, dishonesty, greed, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, kansas, florida, san francisco
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, romantic and light films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, romance, love and romance, runaway and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret of My Succe$s: Soul Man (1986), For Love or Money (1993), Trial and Error (1997), Picture Perfect (1997), The Pallbearer (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Soul Man
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Duration: 104 min.
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For Love or Money
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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Picture Perfect
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Duration: 105 min.
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The Pallbearer
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
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Duration: 113 min.
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Micki + Maude
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Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, romantic, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
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The Rewrite
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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    User:   44%
 
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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 ...
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