Movies like Up in the Air

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Up in the Air (2009)
 7.4
 293K
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: touching, clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, power relations, business, love affair, love and romance, couples, top executive, downsizing, business trip, loneliness, suitcase, unemployment, workplace situations, workplace, romance, estrangement, unfulfillment, introspection, relationship vs career, travel, airport, capitalism, disgruntled, hotel, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, dallas texas, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, 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, touching and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, relationships, catastrophe, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Up in the Air: Shopgirl (2005), Before Sunset (2004), Drinking Buddies (2013), Away We Go (2009), Before Midnight (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.4
 22K
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, atmospheric, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, artist, romance, restaurant, letter, twentysomething life, store, fall in love, culture clash, love and romance, dull life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, vermont ...
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100%
 8.1
 198K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, french, cafe, lovers reunited, walking, love of one's life, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, warsaw poland, budapest hungary, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
67%
 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, bedtime story, student protest, sonogram, biracial, marriage, search, journey, couple relations, parenthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, tucson arizona, colorado, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.9
 117K
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, midlife crisis, hotel, panties, middle aged, hotel room, summer vacation, marriage, greek, dream, airport, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 11K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: witty, touching, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, restaurant, workplace situations, fall in love, love and romance, friends, young people, lifestyle, artist, friendship, twentysomething life, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, adultery, infidelity, sex, romance, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
58%
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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, poker, bar, waitress, self discovery, romance, drifter, on the road, night, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
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: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, romance, reggae, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, urban, city life, love and romance, friends, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, australia, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, sentimental, semi serious, 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, patagonia, cape town south africa, sydney australia, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, romance, hotel, folk, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, wedding reception, lovers reunited, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
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, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, semi serious, clever, 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 ⇓
55%
 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, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, battle of the sexes, couple relations, fall in love, romance, infidelity, love affair, twentysomething life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 164K
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, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nurse, lust, strong sexual content, depression, dysfunctional family, dancing, truck, classroom, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena california, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 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: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, store, dull life, dishonesty, suicide, suburban life, infidelity, temptation, lifestyle, blackmail, dream, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 56K
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, emotional, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love and romance, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 15K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, adultery, lesbian, infidelity, coffee shop, professor, grief, wedding, marriage proposal, fortune teller, drug use ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, athlete, ambition, athlete's life, revelation, love story, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 4K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, actor's life, young lovers, urban, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, poland, slovakia, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, friendship, bisexual, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sentimental, humorous, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, architect, friendship, heartache, love, twentysomething life, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 17K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: on the road, unlikely couple, road trip, young lovers, college, student life, love and romance, youth, couple relations, swimming pool, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, cross country, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, friendship, hip hop, on the road, best friends, black lgbt, college, young lovers, romance, urban, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: semi serious, talky, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, couple relations, friendship, urban, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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