Movies like Shakespeare in Love

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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
 7.1
 223K
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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: forbidden love, cross dressing, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, lovers, love and romance, hidden identity, unlikely couple, verbal byplay, gender, muse, playwright, theatre play, writer's block, jealousy, deception, psychiatrist, actor, fall in love, actress, arranged marriage, therapy, sexual identity, rehearsal ...
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 realistic, humorous, sexy and romantic films with plots about culture clash, love and romance, romance, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Shakespeare in Love: Stage Beauty (2004), Casanova (2005), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Merchant of Venice (2004), 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, sexy, stylized, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, gender, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, overnight success, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, downfall, human nature ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt
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100%
 6.5
 54K
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: casanova, womanizer, unlikely couple, romance, beefcake, gender, death sentence, duel, bishop, court, arranged marriage, love ...
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: opposites attract, countryside, wedding, intrigue, romance, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, eligible bachelor, young lovers, unlikely couple, dishonesty, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, talky, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, loan, life is a bitch, social decay, renaissance, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, 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, couples, presumed dead ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 39K
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, affectionate, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, opposites attract, fall in love, estate, english countryside, looking for love, male female friendship, love and romance, friendship, social differences, couples, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, fall in love, love triangle, best friends, love and romance, couples, infidelity, looking for love, couple relations, comedy of errors, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 12K
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, older woman younger man sex, mental illness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938, 50s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.7
 209K
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: fall in love, romance, happy ending, unlikely couple, love, hidden identity, online dating, destiny, boyfriend, bookstore, platonic, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ 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, love affair, matchmaking, verbal byplay, comedy of errors, opposites attract, manipulation, love and romance, battle of the sexes, estate, couples, arranged marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: sicily, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, light, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, wedding, love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, looking for love, love story, unlikely couple, couples, disorder, hidden identity, gigolo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, romance, verbal byplay, law firm, old love, intern, diary, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, london, new york, bangkok thailand, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 2K
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, substitute teacher, jealousy, romance, screwball, couples, disorder, comedy of errors, couple relations, fall in love, wooing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 2K
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, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, theater, sex scene, playwright, critic, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 58K
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, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, italian restaurant, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, sicily ...
⇓ 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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: crush, friends, wedding preparations and rituals, wedding, best friend, lie, friendship, romance, relationships, thirtysomething life, best friends, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, workplace, dishonesty, nothing goes right, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 21K
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: romance, looking for love, couples, fall in love, obsession, social misfits, love story, rivalry, role playing, love and romance, love triangle, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.2
 22K
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: village, age difference, countryside, adultery, homecoming, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, sexy, captivating, emotional, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, romance, love triangle, looking for love, wooing, infidelity, friends, actress, desire, frustration, director, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, love and romance, disorder, comedy of errors, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 875
David & Layla (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David (David Moscow), TV host of "Sex & Happiness", becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla (Shiva Rose) - a mysterious, sensual dancer who ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meet the parents, forbidden love, culture clash, love and romance, couples, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, hopes, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east, jerusalem, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: fall in love, bet, unlikely couple, love, battle of the sexes, couple relations, love and romance, love story, couples, wooing, initially antagonists, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, christmas, love triangle, love and romance, disorder, coma, sibling relationship, new year's eve, love at first sight, love affair, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, forbidden love, fall in love, uncover truth, opposites attract, love affair, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, infidelity, hidden identity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, english channel, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 348K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, wooing, love and romance, amnesia, deja vu, power of love, painting, selflessness, creativity, nothing goes right, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, romance, comedy of errors, looking for love, unfulfilled love, misunderstanding, bookstore, firefighter, love triangle, love letter, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 133K
Shallow Hal (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: unlikely couple, womanizer, hypnosis, shallowness, fall in love, love and romance, delusion, obesity, power of love, obsession, looking for love, overweight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, ambition, love and romance, athlete's life, lifestyle, wooing, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to ...
Style: talky, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, couples, crumbling relationship, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unrequited love, marital problem, coma, seance, broken engagement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%