Movies like Starting Over

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Starting Over (1979)
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Starting Over (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally insecure teacher (Jill Clayburgh). But when the wife attempts a reconciliation - seduction followed by a truly excruciating song she has composed for him - he realizes where his loyalty lies.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever, talky, contemplative, neo screwball comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: support group, starting over, romance, love triangle, love affair, infidelity, hopes, couple relations, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, love and romance, couples, self discovery, bittersweet, ex wife, blind date, love, christmas, teacher, writers, divorce, seduction, feminism, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and clever films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, friendship and love triangle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Starting Over: Never Again (2001), An Unmarried Woman (1978), Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007), Bigger Than the Sky (2005), The Answer Man (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Never Again (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, looking for love, introspection, lifestyle, starting over, couple relations, wooing, sexual relations, couples, romance, hopes, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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95%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, romance, betrayal, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, family problems, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Are all relationships based on lies? Jake Bianski runs a fish market in north Boston, surrounded by Italians. For years, he's carried a torch for Isabella, an ex-girlfriend now married with three children and no interest in Jake. Yet, he tells ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, hidden identity, hopes, starting over, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, sexy woman, first date ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, disorder, mine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, dishonesty, romance, single parent, human nature, fall in love, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
See You in September (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Feeling abandoned by her therapist who's gone on an extended vacation, beautiful Lindsay (Estella Warren) gets help with her fear of commitment from an ad hoc support group formed by other New Yorkers also left high and dry by their shrinks. ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: support group, romance, friendship, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, power relations, couples, fall in love, doctors and patients, waiter, group therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Friends (With Benefits) (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Meet Chloe and Owen: best buds since their sandbox days. Now, in med school as they attempt to balance the weight of their studies, his job, her band, their parents, their friends (their sanity), they find little time for relationships...but lots of ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, couple relations, friends, fall in love, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, sexual relations, singleness, medical school, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Black Coffee (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love triangle, couples, couple relations, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, morality, love, stabbing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, love and romance, couples, self discovery, breakup, fall in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mr. Wonderful (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, bowling, alimony, friendship, professor, romance, fall in love, self discovery, looking for love, working class, couple relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Just a Kiss (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of thirtysomethings having problems with fidelity gets an opportunity to turn back the clock.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, thirtysomething life, workplace romance, sexual relations, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Enemies of Laughter (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nerdy-looking Paul (David Paymer) is a neurotic, failed sitcom writer with a lackluster love life. But his best pal (Judge Reinhold) has an idea that might turn things around when he decides to film Paul's life and turn his romantic disasters ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, writer's life, love and romance, romance, curses spells and rituals, love affair, midlife crisis, male female relationship, father son relationship, love, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Puccini for Beginners (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her inability to commit leads to a breakup with her girlfriend, opera-loving writer Allegra winds up in the bed of amiable professor Philip. He is so smitten with Allegra that he dumps his lover, Grace (Justin Kirk), and convinces Allegra to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, lesbian relationship, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, love and romance, love affair, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Semi-Tough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Plot: american football, satire, wedding, friendship, love triangle, sport team, sport, buddies, love and romance, rivalry, athlete's life, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, breakup, love and romance, comedy of errors, friendship, looking for love, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, best selling author ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Best Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love, best friend, love triangle, fall in love, couples, romance, cons and scams, party, writers, friendship, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Previous Engagement (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, Malta, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Julia Reynolds talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, couple relations, family problems, dull life, mother daughter relationship, adultery, love, male female relationship, soul mate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, malta
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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New Low (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Wendell, a neurotic, aimless twentysomething, struggles to figure out which girl he really belongs with: Joanna, the best girl he's ever known, or Vicky, the worst. His friend, Dave, helps him sort through his thoughts as Wendell discovers not ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, social worker, looking for love, self discovery, romance, couples, wooing, fall in love, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A television producer woman tries to let down her overbearing boyfriend who is her boss. She wants to marry with a young writer.
Style: biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, workplace, obnoxious boss, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, hotshot hero, infidelity, boss and employee, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hope Springs (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British artist Colin Ware discovers that his fiancée, Vera, is going to marry another man. Distraught and despondent, he gets on a plane for America and ends up in the tiny town of Hope in New England. At first, Colin is depressed, but he soon ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, small town, hotel, romance, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, england, new jersey
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36%
Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film follows the marital and dating lives of three men and three women who unknowingly form a tangled web of relationships. Interspersing "man on the street" interviews with scenes from the six characters' lives, the film weaves a ...
Style: witty, stylized, sexy, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, looking for love, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, workplace, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Trust the Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, romance, infidelity, introspection, love affair, battle of the sexes, family problems, dishonesty, friendship, support group, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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 ⇓
35%
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single ...
Style: sexy, sexual, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, breaking the fourth wall, lesbian, shallowness, couple relations, strong sexual content, love triangle, sexual relations, singleness, couples, thanksgiving ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Just Add Water (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: romance, addiction, family relations, hopes, dysfunctional family, couple relations, eccentric family, self discovery, working class, drug dealing, love and romance, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blume in Love (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife. Gedorge Segal plays a divorce lawyer who is divorced himself after his wife (Susan Anspach) ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, divorce, lawyer, marriage, romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems, couples, breakup ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Free Enterprise (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Young filmmakers trying to hawk a movie titled "Bradykillers" about a serial killer who goes after victims Marcia, Jan, and Cindy meet their screen idol, William Shatner. The two young men, who idolize him and in their fantasies have seen ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, ironic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, dream, star trek, satire, stereotypes, lifestyle, obsession, love triangle, addiction, romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Forget Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, basketball, referee, romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, friends, unlikely couple, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cousins (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, wedding, family relations, romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%