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The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
 6.5
 30K
The Secret of My Succe$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, nostalgic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, office, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, ambition, rise to the top, fish out of water, workplace, workplace romance, dishonesty, disorder, comedy of errors, workplace situations, yuppie, dual identity, cons and scams, romance, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, urban, city life, coming of age ...
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, romance, storytelling, runaway, culture clash, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret of My Succe$s: Working Girl (1988), Head Office (1985), For Love or Money (1993), Picture Perfect (1997), Blonde Ambition (2007). 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, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: workplace romance, secretary, career woman, business, rise to the top, career, love and romance, boss, wall street, hopes, determination, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 5.5
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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, clever ...
Plot: boss and employee, workplace intrigue, power relations, rise to the top, dishonesty, workplace, cons and scams, workplace situations, workplace romance, satire, job promotion, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
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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, disorder, couples, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, europe, usa, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, unlikely couple, workplace romance, manipulation, nothing goes right, manipulations, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Blonde Ambition (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young professional woman (Simpson) unwittingly becomes the pawn of two business executives in their bid to oust the head of a mega-conglomerate.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, workplace, love and romance, obnoxious boss, love triangle, workplace situations, workplace romance, couples, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, breakup, love and romance, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, best selling author ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, pretending to be gay, university, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, couples, disorder, lifestyle, youth, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, controversial, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: racism, satire, interracial relations, switching roles, college life, scholarship, culture clash, comedy of errors, fish out of water, social differences, cons and scams, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, exciting ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, talk radio, romance, cons and scams, looking for love, rise and fall, workplace, rise to the top, journalism, downfall, media ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, older woman younger man relationship, dark humor, funeral, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 10K
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 triangle, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, couple relations, honest, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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 ...
Style: humorous, funny, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, looking for love, fall in love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, dishonesty, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, goofy hero, legal action, nothing goes right, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 5K
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, wooing, hidden identity, nothing goes right, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: workplace situations, workplace, romance, love and romance, disorder, power relations, workplace romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, love triangle, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 18K
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, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, pretending to be gay, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, deception, business partner, society, romance, misunderstanding, women, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, friendship, farce, summer, secret admirer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ 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: veterinarian, mistaken identity, dog, model, romance, radio, love and romance, comedy of errors, disorder, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, fish out of water, workplace, nothing goes right, romance, disorder, misfit, goofy hero, obnoxious boss, looking for love, boss and employee, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, 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, love and romance, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, infidelity, looking for love, misfit, unlikely couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, new york, paris france, europe, usa
⇓ 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, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fall in love, comedy of errors, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, kansas city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, red dress, midlife crisis, wooing ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, feel good, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, nosy, disorder, city life, couple relations, comedy of errors, urban, friendship, fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, blind character, blindness and impaired vision, audition, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, infidelity, romance, looking for sex, looking for love, love triangle, unlikely couple, dishonesty, wooing, true love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 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, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, mistaken identity, love triangle, vengeance, opposites attract, romance, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, dishonesty, unlikely couple, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, miami, los angeles, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 23K
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, unlikely couple, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, hidden identity, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: fall in love, comedy of errors, love affair, romance, dishonesty, hidden identity, love and romance, womanizer, buddies, lifestyle, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: romantic, light, funny, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, looking for love, workplace romance, boss and employee, opposites attract, billionaire, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations, eligible bachelor, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, ghost, alcohol abuse, riches to rags, alcoholic, vengeance, rise to the top, nothing goes right, rise and fall, single parent, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%