Movies like Up in the Air

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Up in the Air (2009)
 7.4
 337K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Comedy, 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: thought provoking, cynical, touching, sexy, realistic, emotional, humorous, romantic, sincere, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, business, travel, loneliness, business trip, airport, downsizing, love affair, hotel, couples, airplane, character study, introspection, love and romance, computer, fired from the job, motivational speaker, romance, workplace, top executive, power relations, relationship vs career, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfillment, economics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, las vegas, california, dallas texas, usa, miami, detroit ...

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Most similar movies to Up in the Air

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, romantic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, life philosophy, mentor, love and romance, relationships and honest mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Up in the Air: Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Shopgirl (2005), In Good Company (2004), Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 193K
Sideways (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: road movie, talky, sentimental, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, wine, vacation, friendship, vineyard, couples, on the road, infidelity, food, character study, life philosophy, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa, san diego california, los angeles
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100%
 7.3
 243K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Plot: infidelity, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, teenage daughter, dying mother, marriage, family, family relations, cheating wife, bittersweet, greed, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 24K
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, emotional, reflective, depressing ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, depression, salesman, older man younger woman relationship, love story, love, honest, fall in love, dull life, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, seattle, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: advertising, midlife crisis, workplace, father daughter relationship, boss, unlikely friendships, father son relationship, business, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: humorous, witty, intellectual, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, fetish, self discovery, life philosophy, character study, introspection, buddies, couple relations, ghost, food, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 42K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 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: romantic, emotional, intense, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, pregnancy, infidelity, wedding, casual sex, friendship, cheating, introspection, human nature, free spirited, power of love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, polynesia, usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: feel good, romantic, entertaining, funny, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: divorce, romance, womanizer, infidelity, dating, love and romance, flirting, love, midlife crisis, lovers, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, road movie, melancholic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, wedding, on the road, family relations, parents and children, introspection, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: sexy, heartbreaking, light, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, infidelity, love story, romance, couples, lovers reunited, destiny, bridesmaid, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: sincere, emotional, sexy, witty, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: relationships, lesbian, love triangle, romance, love affair, life philosophy, twists and turns, love, sex, sister sister relationship, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: romantic, realistic, entertaining, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationships, sex, romance, love and romance, relationship problems, family, love story, love, parenthood, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, feel good, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, infidelity, sex addict, family problems, battle of the sexes, love affair, introspection, dishonesty, friendship, loneliness, adultery, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. ...
Style: sexy, romantic, sexual, emotional, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, sex, love, womanizer, sexual relations, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), love story, parkinson's disease, casual sex, teenager, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, year 1996, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, relationships, women, divorce, romance, happy ending, life, bittersweet, writers, marriage, crime gone awry, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 93K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, coming out, grief, gay father, father son relationship, death, self discovery, lgbt, cancer, homosexuality, dying, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1955, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: 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: sincere, romantic, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, multiple storylines, adultery, love, love story, divorce, cheating, family, relationships, hotel, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 35K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, preschoolers
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, shyness, loneliness, mental illness, disability, neighbor, love affair, fall in love, meet the parents, unlikely couple, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 54K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Adventure, 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: touching, humorous, feel good, talky, scenic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, road trip, sexual humor, marriage, parenthood, family relations, on the road, parents and children, eccentricity, couple relations, eccentric family, supportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, wisconsin, california, canada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.3
 71K
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: emotional, feel good, sentimental, road movie, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, romance, fall in love, love, life philosophy, self discovery, redemption, love story, road trip, stewardess, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, mississippi, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: funny, humorous, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, loser, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, mental illness, marriage, road trip, relationships, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, brooklyn new york city, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, relationships, infidelity, honest, betrayal, family problems, secrets, introspection, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988
Place: new york, connecticut, california, poland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 47K
Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, witty, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, domestic violence, waitress, cooking and food, romance, small town, marriage, unwanted pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, friendship, infidelity, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, couples, romance, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.3
 36K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, life philosophy, stereotypes, twists and turns, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, looking for love, mother son relationship, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: literature, friendship, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, loneliness, love, happy ending, multiple storylines, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century, contemporary
Place: england, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, erotic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family, sister sister relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, love affair, love, society, parents and children, coma, women, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: romantic, humorous, feel good, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, destiny, love and romance, romance, friendship, love, loneliness, travel, small town, encounter, unfulfilled love, nude model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 15K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, relationships, starting over, life, love, life philosophy, parenthood, fall in love, old love, longing, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, paris france, france, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 460K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, motivational, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: airport, culture clash, loneliness, immigrants, stranded, fish out of water, happy ending, passenger, nothing goes right, romance, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, canada, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sweet, touching, romantic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: relationships, love, breakup, couple relations, love story, love and romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, life philosophy, romance, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%