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This Is Not a Film (2003)
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This Is Not a Film (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New Yorker Michael Connor attempts to find the woman who left him by making a film about her, hoping that someone (maybe you?) will recognize his ex and convince her to get back together with him. To help the viewer understand who he is and why his girlfriend left, Michael opts to re-enact his failed relationship for the camera. He hires an actress to portray his ex-girlfriend, and during the process of filming she quickly and mercilessly points out all of his mistakes, blunders and inadequacies as a boyfriend. "This Is Not a Film" is a romantic comedy about making mistakes and recognizing them in the most painful way possible--by making them over and over again.
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, breakup, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, artists and showbiz, urban, actress, talking to the camera, reenactment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, fall in love, friendship and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like This Is Not a Film: No Eres Tú, Soy Yo (2010), Pipe Dream (2002), Supporting Characters (2012), The Break-Up Artist (2009), Modern Romance (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
No Eres Tú, Soy Yo (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Javier se ha casado con María, el amor de su vida, y ahora lo único que desea es estar feliz con ella el resto de su vida, pero el destino se la quita poco después de la boda. Ahora Javier está enredado en sus emociones: ¿cómo aceptará la ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, talky, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, obsession, looking for love, breakup, introspection, disorder, silly humor, love and romance, romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Pipe Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A lonely plumber poses as a movie director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, hidden identity, couple relations, filmmaking, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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69%
Supporting Characters (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, witty, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, buddies, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, friends, artists and showbiz, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Break-Up Artist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman who gets paid to break people up is forced to become a matchmaker when some new competition muscles her out of the break-up business. Now, in order to save her company (and keep her high-priced wardrobe) she'll have to rely on her old ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: breakup, romance, love and romance, couples, wooing, fall in love, rivalry, workplace, career change, workplace situations, couple relations, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious, realistic, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, film within a film, romance, love and romance, self discovery, couples, breakup, fall in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
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56%
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 1K
Nearlyweds (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Revolves around three friends who have dream weddings only to find out that the pastor who married them failed to complete the key paperwork required to make them official.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, relationship vs career, couples, romance, best friends, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, break up, breakup, friends, wedding dress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
About Last Night (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: black woman, love and romance, looking for love, friendship, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, up and down relationship, thirtysomething life, battle of the sexes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, black man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: support group, couple relations, friendship, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, power relations, fall in love, doctors and patients, group therapy, waiter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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49%
 5.4
 2K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, tense, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, disorder, couple relations, dishonesty, parents and children, romance, family relations, wooing, love and romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Man On Her Mind (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nellie is a seemingly prim young woman who is conducting a clandestine affair with Jack, a super-suave, fast-talking lawyer. It doesn't matter that the pair seems mismatched because Jack doesn't really exist; he is a figment of Nellie’s ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, love triangle, romance, couple relations, couples, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, love, stabbing, morality
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Divorce Invitation (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 'Divorce Invitation' centers on Mike Christian, a happily married man who runs into his high school sweetheart Alex, and after all these years, sparks still fly. When Mike is determined Alex is his true soul mate, he realizes he has a huge ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Olive Juice (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Comedy - Leighanne Littrell, James Berlau, Michael Hartson
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Plot: romance, love and romance, couples, love affair, infidelity, workplace romance, store, pets, pet shop, dog, nightclub, juice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, obsession, romance, love and romance, couples, thirtysomething life, love story, love affair, romantic rivalry, romantic relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Soup of the Day (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Brandon Craig is a regular guy who loves split pea soup and happens to be in monogamous relationships with three amazing women: Monique, his photo editor boss; Wendy, an undercover cop; and Franki, host of the popular Internet show Missleblast. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, couples, twentysomething life, couple relations, dishonesty, womanizer, lifestyle, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dramatics: A Comedy (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an out of work actress unexpectedly lands a starring role in the sexually explicit mini-series adaptation of a best selling erotic novel, her aimless, stoner boyfriend does his best to be supportive. But when her volatile, Oscar winning co-lead ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, womanizer, relationship vs career, couple relations, showbiz, couples, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, actor's life, sex scene, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, brazil
⇓ 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, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, love and romance, breakup, couple relations, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, male female relationship, best selling author ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kettle of Fish (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two 35 year old men going backwards in life meet a vibrant 23 year woman, bounding unselfconsciously forward.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, romance, looking for love, city life, lifestyle, buddies, rivalry, society, couple relations, urban, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Vince and Shonda have come to the proverbial end of their ropes with one another. Set in Atlanta during the 2008 Presidential Election season, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is the touching story of what happens when two people feel they have nothing ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, introspection, couple relations, breakup, couples, fall in love, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 30K
Anything Else (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young lovers, advice, psychoanalysis, relationship problems, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, writer's life, love and romance, therapy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
How to Fall in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach - she happens to be his high school crush as well. Thanks to his coach, he gets a pretty woman he has his sights on for some time, but realizes ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, accountant, physical appearance, couple relations, love and romance, true love, romance, couples, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, love interest, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 142
A NY Thing (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Masquerading as another man, Antoine flies to New York for a three-day stay and promptly falls in love with Alice, who's dating someone else. When that doesn't work out for him, Antoine turns to the city itself for inspiration.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, wooing, unfulfilled love, obsession, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, bittersweet, hidden identity, male female relationship, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nice Guy Johnny (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiance. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 9K
Lola Versus (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just three weeks before her wedding, Lola (Greta Gerwig) finds herself suddenly without a partner when her longtime fiance, Luke (Joel Kinnaman), dumps her. With her 30th birthday looming and being forced to re-enter the New York City dating scene, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, couples, romance, starting over, best friends, singleness, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, life turned upside down, disorder, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%