Movies like Up in the Air

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Up in the Air (2009)
 7.4
 299K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold heartless exterior that is Ryan Bingham.
Style: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, clever, realistic, touching, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love affair, love and romance, business, loneliness, couples, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, travel, corporate world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, power relations, downsizing, business trip, suitcase, top executive, workplace, romance, unemployment, airport, workplace situations, capitalism, disgruntled, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas, st. louis missouri, san diego california ...

Most similar movies to Up in the Air

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, romantic, melancholic and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, relationships and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Up in the Air: Shopgirl (2005), Before Sunset (2004), Drinking Buddies (2013), Before Midnight (2013), The Good Girl (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 23K
Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, artist, romance, twentysomething life, store, fall in love, love and romance, letter, restaurant, dull life, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 205K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, journalist, marriage, reunion, cafe, french, lovers reunited, walking, love of one's life, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, budapest hungary, warsaw poland, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Drinking Buddies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really ...
Style: mumblecore, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, workplace romance, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, couples, platonic, cards, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.9
 121K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, hotel, midlife crisis, summer vacation, hotel room, marriage, dream, greek, airport, romance, panties, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.4
 41K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dull life, store, small town, infidelity, temptation, dream, marriage, mental illness, suicide, love affair, unlikely friendships, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 49K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, sonogram, biracial, student protest, bedtime story, marriage, search, journey, couple relations, parenthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, montreal, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: mumblecore, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, tunnel, parents and children, romance, couples, family relations, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, divorce, infidelity, tennis, advertising, dating, workplace, parents and children, daughter, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.7
 59K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, lovers reunited, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 25K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: womanizer, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, introspection, couple relations, starting over, homecoming, love and romance, love triangle, love story, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, support group, romance, battle of the sexes, infidelity, introspection, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, romance, hotel, folk, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, wedding reception, lovers reunited, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dysfunctional family, depression, lust, strong sexual content, dancing, classroom, bridge, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, cheating, architect, stripper, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, romance, casual sex, sex, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, australia, sydney australia, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 127K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, social differences, ambition, follow your dream, reunion, best friends in love, love, unfulfilled love, best friend, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, poker, self discovery, romance, drifter, on the road, night, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, nevada, memphis, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, college, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, buddies, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, romantic, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, heartache, love, life philosophy, architect, relationships, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, friends, couples, divorce, mentor, looking for sex, romance, lovers, marital problem, crazy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, adultery, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, romance, reggae, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, city life, urban, love and romance, friends, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, australia, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, couple relations, relationship problems, best friends, thirtysomething life, platonic, character study, best friends in love, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 55K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, couple relations, parents, customs, romance, love affair, forceful separation, long distance relationship, depression, chair, blogger, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, adultery, infidelity, couple relations, sex, love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, best friend, womanizer, friendship, romance, virginity, mechanic, regret, coming of age, love affair, virgin, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 64K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, self discovery, romance, stewardess, parents and children, falling in love, love and romance, family problems, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, vandalism, rejection, writer's life, prostitution, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 2K
Fling (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An attractive young couple's open relationship is stretched to the breaking point when each partner finds themselves falling in love with other people.
Style: clever, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, battle of the sexes, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, love affair, twentysomething life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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