Movies like Starting Over

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Starting Over (1979)
 6.5
 2K
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, contemplative, talky
Audience: date night
Plot: support group, starting over, romance, couple relations, love triangle, infidelity, hopes, love affair, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, love and romance, self discovery, couples, profanity, bittersweet, ex wife, blind date, love, christmas, male female relationship, divorce, panic attack, teaching, songwriter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa

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Most similar movies to Starting Over

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, fall in love and love 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.
 6.3
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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: witty, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, lifestyle, starting over, looking for love, introspection, wooing, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, romance, hopes, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: touching, sentimental, psychological, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, betrayal, romance, human nature, hopes, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, starting over, hidden identity, love affair, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, urban, romance, store, jogging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, play within film, hopes, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human nature, fall in love, hopes, dishonesty, single parent, romance, writer's life, love and romance, couples, family relations, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: support group, romance, couple relations, friendship, doctors and patients, fall in love, power relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, group therapy, waiter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 705
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, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love triangle, couple relations, couples, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, love, morality, stabbing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 1K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, couples, infidelity, love affair, looking for love, sexual relations, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, twentysomething life, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.2
 354
Friends (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, couples, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, fall in love, medical school, sexual content, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, film within a film, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, breakup, love and romance, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 3K
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: satire, friendship, love triangle, wedding, sport team, american football, sport, friends, fall in love, profanity, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: feel good, clever, witty, humorous, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, workplace, nudity (full frontal - brief), boss and employee, showbiz, alcohol abuse, love affair, infidelity, romance, obnoxious boss, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, romance, lovers reunited, couple relations, family problems, dull life, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship, love, adultery, soul mate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, infidelity, self discovery, love affair, couple relations, romance, battle of the sexes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bowling, infidelity, professor, bowling alley, alimony, friendship, romance, hopes, love and romance, opposites attract, buddies, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: romance, addiction, family relations, hopes, drug dealing, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, self discovery, dysfunctional family, working class, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All About Them (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Charlotte is cheating on Micha with Mélodie. Not suspecting a thing, yet feeling neglected, Micha in turn cheats on Charlotte. But also with Mélodie. For Mélodie, things are topsy-turvy. She lies to both of them. She is privy to each of their ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, young lovers, dishonesty, friendship, extramarital affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, romance, urban, couple relations, sexual relations, love triangle, singleness, profanity, shallowness, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 6K
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, love affair, looking for love, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, love affair, midlife crisis, curses spells and rituals, writer's life, love and romance, romance, male female relationship, father son relationship, love, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 4K
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, best friend, love, party, fall in love, love triangle, romance, couples, cons and scams, writers, writer's life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.6
 201
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, feel good, light, captivating, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, romance, social worker, self discovery, looking for love, couples, wooing, fall in love, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
With This Ring (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After attending their friend Elise's (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year's Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-­driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, looking for love, friendship, romance, unfulfillment, love affair, showbiz, job, movie business, couples, strong female presence, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 11K
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, family problems, couples, profanity, friends, bittersweet, singleness, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 130K
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: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 10K
Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dentist, nurse, romance, cons and scams, love triangle, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, honest, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 4K
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, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, family relations, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, love affair, love triangle, looking for love, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, human nature, workplace, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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