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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious, intellectual, clever, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, breakup, obsession, lifestyle, human nature, obsessive quest, couple relations, womanizer, couples, gender, battle of the sexes, father son relationship, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, student life, sexual content, social relations, innocence lost, unfulfillment, love, sex, erotica, passion, depression ...
Time: year 1978, 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and clever films with plots about couples, love and romance, lifestyle, bittersweet, sex, drinking alcohol and infidelity mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Mind the Gap (2004), The Freebie (2010), Lovelife (1997), Heartlands (2002), Swingers (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, mumblecore ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Lovelife (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lovelife is a 1997 romantic comedy film written and directed by Jon Harmon Feldman. The ensemble cast includes Matt Letscher, Sherilyn Fenn, Saffron Burrows, Carla Gugino, Bruce Davison, Jon Tenney and Peter Krause. Lovelife was nominated for a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: low self esteem, older man younger woman relationship, professor, writers, love, friendship, breakup, love triangle, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, small town life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
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Heartlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his soiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: cheating on husband, love, infidelity, self discovery, obsessive quest, couples, love and romance, on the road, countryside, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romantic triangle ...
Time: 21st century
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Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: entertaining, funny, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Audience: teens
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Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, california, new york ...
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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: semi serious, witty, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: college, lifestyle, couples, love and romance, youth, battle of the sexes, obsession, college life, looking for love, student life, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
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Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: melancholic, lyrical, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
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Plot: journalism, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, women, divorce, journalist, battle of the sexes, marriage, writers, cheating, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
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64%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: relationships, family relations, mother daughter relationship, cancer, love, marriage, dysfunctional family, death, love affair, children, dying young, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, new york, nebraska, usa, louisiana ...
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64%
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Sex & Mrs. X (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman regains her sense of self through a sexual reawakening after her husband leaves her for another woman.
Style: humorous, sexy, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: talky, sincere, humorous, mumblecore, semi serious ...
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Sexual Life (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Audience: date night
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60%
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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60%
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Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: touching, disturbing, realistic, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional ...
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Plot: love, relationships, breakup, love story, love and romance, couples, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, unfulfilled love, life philosophy, dating ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: talky, sincere, thought provoking, depressing, absurd ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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41%
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Roger Dodger (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: cynical, thought provoking, biting, talky, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: satirical, disturbing, meditative, melancholic, cynical ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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