Movies like The Shape of Things

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The Shape of Things (2003)
 6.7
 11K
The Shape of Things (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.
Style: psychological, cynical, contemplative, witty, stylized, talky, twists and turns, clever, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: college, friendship, betrayal, makeover, fall in love, power of love, lifestyle, dark humor, couple relations, destructive relationship, buddies, friends, manipulation, art, artist, vandalism, passion, performer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, campus, profanity, love, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Shape of Things

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, semi serious and talky films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, relationships, runaway, love and romance and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shape of Things: In the Company of Men (1997), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Dinner with Friends (2001), Dedication (2007), Kicking and Screaming (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, battle of the sexes, mind game, friends, betrayal, prejudice, cruelty, sexism, manipulation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This adult comedy follows six characters, three men and three women from a cross-section of social groups, as they play sexual power games. When an affair fires up between 2 of the married characters, it sparks a chain of consequences for all of ...
Style: sexual, sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, unhappiness, male friendship, friendship between men, dark humor, betrayal, couple relations, love affair, looking for love, thirtysomething life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, introspection, relationships, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner, starting over, honest, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 7K
Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, touching, psychological, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: financial problem, romance, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, writer's life, lifestyle, fall in love, couples, holiday, love affair, love and romance, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, drinking alcohol, drinking, student, husband wife relationship, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, prague, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, wooing, love and romance, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter's world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, breakup, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, resort, one-night stand, jealousy, crumbling relationship, love and romance, nothing goes right, dumped, vacation, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Oh in Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Priscilla and Jack appear to be the perfect couple, but they have a secret: She is sexually frustrated. They separate in the hope of resolving the situation. While Jack moves into a bachelor pad and begins an affair with a student, Priscilla ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: orgasm, adultery, infidelity, sexual dysfunction, love triangle, depression, high school, sex, romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 60K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: college, teachers and students, depression, love affair, mystery, love and romance, drinking problem, amusement park, desperation, professor, student, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 51K
Alfie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief ...
Style: contemplative, humorous, witty, sexy, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, lifestyle, playboy, cheating, human nature, obsession, love and romance, couples, introspection, manipulation, abortion, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, europe, manhattan new york city, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Damsels in Distress (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: talky, semi serious, satirical, thought provoking, absurd ...
Plot: college, best friends, college life, female friendship, love and romance, social relations, lifestyle, depression, makeover, fraternity, eccentricity, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.
Style: feel good, humorous, satirical, witty, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, mother daughter relationship, love affair, age difference, generation gap, single mother, aging, audition, plastic surgery, fame, romance, couples ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, male female friendship, single father, divorce, fall in love, storytelling, best friends in love, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, free spirited, college, journalist ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, sexy, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, interracial relations, romance, young lovers, lifestyle, looking for love, city life, fall in love, couple relations, couples, old love, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, brooklyn new york city, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 262
Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, looking for love, college life, obsession, couples, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, friendship, lesbian romance, romance, bisexual, looking for love, fall in love, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gay, jewish, secret love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: death of husband, female friendship, widow, grief, romance, friendship, bittersweet, performer's life, parents and children, death in the family, college, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: humorous, intellectual, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, fetish, self discovery, introspection, buddies, couple relations, ghost, adultery, schizophrenic, husband wife relationship, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 9K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, friends, couples, couple relations, love and romance, buddies, infidelity, family relations, bachelor party, brooklyn bridge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, suburban life, couple relations, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, breakup, friendship, dishonesty, family problems, teacher student relationship, friends, romance, couple relations, fall in love, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 9K
Pumpkin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When perfect, perky Carolyn (Christina Ricci) and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters decide to coach mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games, Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a young disabled man who touches her ...
Style: humorous, witty, sweet, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, opposites attract, fall in love, romance, friendship, social misfits, misfit, love and romance, couples, mentally challenged, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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My Night at Maud's (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: talky, sexual, sexy, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, catholic, obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, lovers reunited, looking for love, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 16K
Boys and Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, student film, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, friendship, college, love and romance, teenage love, opposites attract, youth, singleness, couples, wooing, lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, island, love triangle, introspection, fall in love, friendship, relationships, death in the family, vacation, friends, casual sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, artsy, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: photographer, culture clash, french, fish out of water, romance, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, profanity, relationship problems, vacation, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Naked in New York (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, showbiz, college, romance, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, couples, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, santa fe new mexico, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, friendship, pregnancy, gay man straight woman relationship, gender, love triangle, unfulfilled love, convention, blind date, falling in love, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 8K
Paper Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Heart follows Nick and Charlyne on a cross-country journey to document what exactly "love" is. Interviewing ministers, happily married couples, chemists, romance novelists, divorce lawyers, a group of children and more, the ...
Style: talky, feel good, captivating, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, filmmaking, fall in love, true love, interracial romance, looking for love, romance, human nature, hopes, artists and showbiz, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york, palm springs california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%