Movies like The Housekeeper

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The Housekeeper (2002)
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The Housekeeper (2002)
Original name: Une femme de ménage
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of Laura's company, and the headache that such an intrusion brings to his new domain of singlehood.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sexy, harsh, talky, realistic, humorous, sexual, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, love affair, human nature, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, fall in love, starting over, couple relations, father daughter relationship, police investigation, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, society, lifestyle, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, master and servant, performer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo, california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Housekeeper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, family relations and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Housekeeper: White Palace (1990), Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978), When the Sea Rises (2004), One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005), An Unmarried Woman (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, bittersweet, infidelity, dealing with death, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: new jersey, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, classical music, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, teenage life, parents and children, infidelity, couples, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When the Sea Rises (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An actress, who goes all over rural France with her monologe "Sex and Crime", meets and falls in love with a man, since that moment starts helping him in his plays.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: starting over, opposites attract, romance, love affair, family life, ocean, family relations, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, stalking, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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 ⇓
50%
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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, matchmaking, starting over, human nature, midlife crisis, parents and children, french countryside, wedding, women, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, south of france, europe, paris france, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 997
Feelings (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy
Plot: love affair, cheating wife, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, life turned upside down, starting over, family life, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, contests and competitions, crumbling marriage, society, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Not My Type (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Clement, a young philosophy teacher, is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair stylist, and the two freely share their hearts and bodies as they try to overcome the cultural and social divide between them.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, society, young lovers, romance, couples, beauty salon, opposites attract, provincial life, love and romance, couple relations, giant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, older man younger woman relationship, fall in love, life & death, loneliness, existentialism, sexuality, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, turkey, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Manual of Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, romance, family life, family relations, couple relations, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
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Delicacy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, office romance, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, workplace romance, love, romance, cafe, french, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, couple relations, love and romance, puberty, crumbling marriage, family problems, teenage life, infidelity, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Taste of Others (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Agnès Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy ...
Style: sincere, touching, intellectual, meditative, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, extramarital affair, fish out of water, bohemian life, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, disorder, snobbism, unhappiness, relationships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, fall in love, family relations, male female relationship, hairdresser, suicide, bittersweet, couples, love and romance, youth, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 14K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, fake marriage, starting over, fall in love, longing, old love, immigrants, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 2K
Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, lovers reunited, love affair, couple relations, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, unfulfillment, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, opposites attract, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, unlikely couple, love and romance, single parent, lifestyle, parents and children, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: fall in love, summer vacation, friendship, self discovery, friends, couples, twentysomething life, couple relations, human nature, youth, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Living Out Loud (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: touching, realistic, clever, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: masseur, infidelity, divorce, female protagonist, brooklyn bridge, elevator operator, massage, relationships, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, happy ending, romance, couple relations, love, divorce, women, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
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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: sentimental, touching, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, working class, wedding, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 12K
Paris (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: dancer, family relations, romance, fall in love, friendship, city life, artist, transplant, architect, death, dancing, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.3
 3K
Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexual, sexy, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, grandmother, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Another Woman's Life (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, disorder, love and romance, wooing, renewed love, life turned upside down, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage, romance, hopes, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 2K
Easy (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, sister sister relationship, looking for love, fall in love, couples, romance, youth, lifestyle, couple relations, true love, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: grief, widow, death of husband, female friendship, romance, friendship, bittersweet, performer's life, family problems, friends, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Girl on a Bicycle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paolo, an Italian tour bus driver living in Paris, has just summoned up the courage to propose marriage to his German girlfriend Greta. However, a chance encounter with a French woman on a bicycle the very next day turns Paolo's life upside ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, comedy of errors, fall in love, dishonesty, buddies, romance, love and romance, couples, disorder, infidelity, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 818
Mademoiselle (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, love affair, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%