Movies like Shakespeare in Love

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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, witty, clever, feel good, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, forbidden love, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, lovers, love and romance, hidden identity, unlikely couple, verbal byplay, theatre play, gender, muse, writer's block, shakespeare play, actor, jealousy, psychiatrist, deception, fall in love, actress, sexual identity, arranged marriage, rehearsal, audition ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Shakespeare in Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out romantic, sexy, witty and realistic films with plots about love and romance, romance, adaptation, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and culture clash mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Shakespeare in Love: Stage Beauty (2004), Casanova (2005), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, baroque, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, gender, cross dressing, actor, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, lifestyle, overnight success, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt
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Casanova (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself ...
Style: romantic, humorous, light, factual, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, casanova, unlikely couple, romance, beefcake, gender, bishop, duel, arranged marriage, death sentence, brother sister relationship, carnival ...
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, intrigue, countryside, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, eligible bachelor, aristocracy, young people, young lovers, dishonesty, unlikely couple ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Style: touching, witty, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, tragic love, friendship, duel, love triangle, romance, power of love, fall in love, disorder, love and romance, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, witty, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cross dressing, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, twins, disguise, romance, gender bending, sea disaster, love, fall in love, disorder, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s, 1800s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, best friends, couples, looking for love, couple relations, infidelity, comedy of errors, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
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51%
 6.7
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Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, captivating, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, opposites attract, estate, english countryside, male female friendship, friendship, couples, fall in love, looking for love, rich and poor, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, victorian, 1810s ...
Place: england, britain, london
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49%
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Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, emotional, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, older woman younger man relationship, theater, actor's life, romance, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, mental illness, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1950s ...
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
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44%
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The Wedding Date (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, looking for love, unlikely couple, opposites attract, disorder, love story, couples, hidden identity, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: happy ending, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, online dating, love, hidden identity, platonic, boyfriend, bookstore, destiny, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, sweet, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: looking for love, love triangle, happy ending, romance, thirtysomething life, opposites attract, verbal byplay, intern, diary, law firm, old love, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, london, england, germany, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, matchmaking, love affair, manipulations, comedy of errors, verbal byplay, opposites attract, manipulation, love and romance, estate, couples, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: sicily, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Tamara Drewe (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.
Style: sexy, witty, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: village, age difference, countryside, adultery, love and romance, homecoming, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, couples, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his first date at age 15 ended with the girl making out with another man at a party, aspiring writer Lester Grimm has treated all his girlfriends with jealousy and suspicion. While dating Ramona Ray, paranoia gets the best of him when he ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, substitute teacher, jealousy, romance, screwball, couples, disorder, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, iowa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, actor's life, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, theater, sex scene, playwright, critic, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 13K
Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, betrayal, uncover truth, fall in love, forbidden love, opposites attract, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, english channel, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, brooklyn new york city, sicily italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, actress, love and romance, high society, social differences, governess, friendship, love triangle, pianist, fall in love, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Austenland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Obsessed with the BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice", a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, romance, looking for love, fall in love, obsession, couples, social misfits, love and romance, rivalry, role playing, love triangle, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 6.6
 47K
French Kiss (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French Kiss is director Kasdan’s best film since the Bodyguard. The plot involves a couple in love and one woman’s attempt to fly to Paris to get her lover back from a business trip and marry him. On the way she unknowingly smuggles something of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, couple relations, unlikely partners, fear of flying, smuggling, love and romance, escapades, vineyard, chase, true love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cannes, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
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Notting Hill (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fame, paparazzi, opposites attract, star, social differences, power of love, friendship, romance, couples, love and romance, ordinary person, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Princess Caraboo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, romance, fall in love, royal family, love and romance, opposites attract, hidden identity, master and servant, couples, disorder, rich and poor, village ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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As You Like It (2006)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden - set in ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, talky, offbeat
Plot: exile, gender bending, fall in love, mistaken identity, young lovers, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, disorder, cons and scams, royal family, gender ...
Time: victorian era, victorian
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Something Borrowed (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: crush, friends, cheating, wedding, wedding preparations and rituals, best friend, lie, friendship, romance, relationships, best friends, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london, new jersey ...
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35%
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 ⇓
34%
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: tense, talky, melancholic, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: loan, friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, social decay, life is a bitch, trial, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare play ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fish Without a Bicycle (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Comedy - Julianna (Jenna Mattison) is a struggling actress in a dead end relationship with Danny (Brad Rowe), a fireman who no longer lights her fire. When she decides to leave him and go "find herself" she ends up falling in love with an ...
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, romance, love triangle, looking for love, wooing, infidelity, friends, actress, frustration, desire, director, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Turtle Diary (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they plan to steal two of the turtles and free them into the ocean.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bookstore, rescue, romance, environmentalism, couples, against the rules, ocean, ocean or sea, zoo, water, book, writer's block ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man ...
Style: romantic, light, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: bet, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, wooing, love story, battle of the sexes, journalist, initially antagonists, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%