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The Names of Love (2010)
 7.2
 7K
The Names of Love (2010)
Original name: Le Nom des gens
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving..
Style: melancholic, talky, sincere, captivating, sweet, feel good, sexy, witty, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, idealism, society, social activist, romance, lifestyle, seduction, casual sex, political activist, sex, painting, storytelling, radio, child abuse, election, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple narrators, culture clash, revolution, fascism, war, family relations, muslim, parents and children, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: france, paris france, algeria, berlin germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, culture clash, storytelling, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Names of Love: 2 Days in Paris (2007), Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Mademoiselle (2001), A Housekeeper (2002), Samba (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, artsy, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, sexual relations, fish out of water, romance, society, lifestyle, french, relationship problems, sex, vacation, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 134K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, emotional, intense ...
Plot: idealism, coma, politics, deception, socialism, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, social differences, parents and children, lifestyle change, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 70s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 775
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: touching, sexy, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, lovers reunited, love affair, couples, lifestyle, disorder, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
A Housekeeper (2002)
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 ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.7
 14K
Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, survival, love story, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, dishonesty, couples, journalism, actor's life, relationship vs career, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, male female relationship, actress, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.9
 11K
The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, pregnancy, party, desire, romance, love, family relations, wine, police, poet, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
2 Days in New York (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marion and Mingus live cozily – perhaps too cozily – with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father, her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend ...
Style: humorous, satirical, emotional, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family life, city life, society, parents and children, disorder, french, radio announcer, rudeness, art critic, photographer, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.4
 829
David & Layla (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David (David Moscow), TV host of "Sex & Happiness", becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla (Shiva Rose) - a mysterious, sensual dancer who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, forbidden love, love and romance, fall in love, couples, family relations, meet the parents, unlikely couple, romance, hopes, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, kurdistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India, USA, Italy, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: From an exciting Indian wedding comes a relationship from two different times not only showing the modern but also the traditional. Different characters and stories interact with each other in director Mira Nair film where she used an ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, emotional, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, arranged marriage, confession, culture clash, romance, disagreement, adultery, conservative, family secret, leaving home, age difference, understanding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Merry Widow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anne-Marie vient de perdre son mari dans un accident de voiture. Elle est enfin libre d'aimer celui qu'elle voit en cachette depuis deux ans. Mais elle n'a pas prévu que sa famille, pétrie de bons sentiments, a décidé de rester à ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, romance, couples, love triangle, eccentric family, dishonesty, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, dealing with death, family gatherings, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, sexy, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, interracial relations, romance, couple relations, fall in love, city life, young lovers, lifestyle, looking for love, couples, old love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, coney island brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Better Than Sex (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sex, love triangle, lust, looking for love, opposites attract, fall in love, lifestyle, romance, youth, battle of the sexes, couples, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, london, europe, england, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Games of Love and Chance (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The life of a band of teenager in a suburb near Paris. But instead of showing what would be the "urban legend" of this kind of poor suburb (violence, rapes...), Abdelatif Kechiche shows us what's the daily life of those guys: not much ...
Style: slang, semi serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: youth, suburbs, rehearsal, school, theater, teacher, couples, looking for love, romance, fall in love, falling in love, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 12K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, office romance, love affair, workplace romance, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, love, romance, cafe, swedish, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 4K
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, wedding, women, french countryside, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, paris france, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, humorous, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, hopes, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Friends & Lovers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. ...
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, romance, infidelity, midlife crisis, lifestyle, sex, pregnancy, skiing, existentialism, relationships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Worst Nightmare (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agathe runs an art gallery. Her husband François is a publisher. Together they have one son, and in every way seem to be the picture of normality — but emotions are stewing under the surface. All it takes is the arrival of a complete stranger for ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, cynical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older man younger woman, opposites attract, family relations, life turned upside down, social differences, human nature, society, parents and children, rich and poor, power relations, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 39K
Euro Pudding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: roommate, friendship, youth, college life, infidelity, prejudice, french, student, travel, love triangle, lifestyle, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 19K
Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, looking for love, lifestyle, love triangle, writer's life, understanding, old love, model, birthday, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 8K
My Old Lady (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, family relations, elderly, aging, society, parents and children, disorder, lie, apartment, writers, indoor, elderly lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: sentimental, humorous, touching, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, battle of the sexes, pregnancy, casual sex, romance, wedding, introspection, human nature, free spirited, power of love, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa, copenhagen, australia, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, children, family life, love affair, romance, couples, dishonesty, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, social differences, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, forced marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, society, family problems, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When the Cat's Away (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Chloe (Garance Clavel), a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her, but she finally makes an ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, couples, urban, human nature, introspection, self discovery, suburbs, looking for love, couple relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 9K
Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, soldier, marriage, love triangle, tango, jealousy, desertion, lust, murder, party, romance, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 13K
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, humorous, touching, witty, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, immigrants, starting over, fall in love, old love, longing, couples, family problems, parents and children, separated parents, frenchman abroad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda are all married now, but they're still up for a little fun in the sun. When Samantha gets the chance to visit one of the most extravagant vacation destinations on the planet and offers to bring them all along, ...
Style: witty, stylized, realistic, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, friendship, male objectification, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, society, lifestyle, travel, vacation, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: middle east, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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