Movies like Shirley Valentine

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Shirley Valentine (1989)
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Shirley Valentine (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, clever, humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, neo screwball comedy, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: middle aged woman, midlife crisis, friendship, culture clash, romance, friends, couple relations, partners, love and romance, self discovery, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, couples, buddies, introspection, strong female presence, innocence lost, bored housewife, british, prostitute, wedding, female nudity, male female relationship, female friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, liverpool, northern england, london, new jersey

Most similar movies to Shirley Valentine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about couples, dialogue, romance, runaway, love and romance, destiny and mentor mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Shirley Valentine: Swinging with the Finkels (2011), Educating Rita (1983), Crush (2001), Frankie and Johnny (1991), Mystic Pizza (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Swinging with the Finkels (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A suburban couple decide to spice up their lives by swinging with another couple.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, marital separation, partners, friends, sexual relations, wife swapping, swinger, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 12K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, opposites attract, society, romance, hopes, couples, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.8
 4K
Crush (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, romance, fall in love, looking for love, female friendship, human nature, couple relations, midlife crisis, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, cook, restaurant, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.3
 25K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, buddies, love and romance, infidelity, family relations, stripper, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, couple relations, happy ending, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, couples, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, couple relations, self discovery, romance, friendship, family life, parents and children, couples, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, introspection, self discovery, buddies, couple relations, husband wife relationship, schizophrenic, adultery, stewardess, masturbation, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. ...
Style: talky, sentimental, clever, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, hippie, accountant, profanity, hotel, midlife crisis, bittersweet, makeover, feminism, extramarital affair, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Different for Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, coming out, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender bending, romance, friendship, bittersweet, couple relations, couples, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
About Last Night... (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: sentimental, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, softball, new year's eve, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), partners, thirtysomething life, passionate interest, advertising, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight"s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, reunion, pianist, hometown, coming of age, couple relations, buddies, couples, romance, looking for love, friendship, snow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ 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, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: death of husband, widow, grief, female friendship, romance, friendship, bittersweet, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, starting over, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, introspection, love triangle, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, comedy of errors, friendship, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 740
August (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, self discovery, love triangle, family problems, siblings relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, midlife crisis, unsupportive spouse, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, future
Place: wales, england, europe, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 49K
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, fall in love, looking for love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily, sicily italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 12K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, friends, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, restaurant, young people, shyness, love story, lifestyle, happy ending, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, pregnant woman nude, twists & turns, working class, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if they are right for one another.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, wedding, love, unrequited love, funeral, fall in love, love at first sight, love story, looking for love, love and romance, ex couple relations, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, starting over, couples, thirtysomething life, looking for love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Tao of Steve (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, looking for love, fall in love, wooing, couples, buddies, hopes, philosophy, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new mexico, santa fe new mexico, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, romance, parents and children, family problems, single parent, buddies, love and romance, fall in love, custody, wedding, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, professor, friendship, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over, university ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, friendship, social differences, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 8K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, best friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, humorous, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, introspection, relationships, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner, starting over, honest, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, starting over, matchmaking, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, wedding, women, french countryside, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%