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By Hook or by Crook (2001)
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By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee who is searching for her birth-mother. The two lonely grifters join forces and embark on a journey through the skid-row streets of San Francisco and learn the true meaning of poise under pressure and the importance of friendship.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, witty, offbeat, contemplative, semi serious, road movie
Plot: friendship, friends, romance, parents and children, buddies, culture clash, crimes, love and romance, small town life, gender, small town, city life, lovers on the run, lgbt, lesbian, con artists, criminal, bank robber, lesbian romance, on the road, crime, gender bending, urban, gays and lesbians, diner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, kansas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, friendship, romance, friends, gender, couples and gays and lesbians mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like By Hook or by Crook: The Four-Faced Liar (2010), Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013), Old Fashioned (2014), Arizona Sky (2008), 30 Years to Life (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Four-Faced Liar (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Four Faced Liar is a story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City... A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian relationship, infidelity, friendship, love and romance, love triangle, lifestyle, best friends, gender, romance, sexual content, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, teenage life, youth, social relations, drugs, harvest, police, romance, crimes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
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82%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, couples, introspection, romance, hopes, friends, small town, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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82%
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Arizona Sky (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jake and Kyle are two boys who grew up together in rural Arizona. They are best friends, and they begin to take their relationship to the next level when Jake's father moves him and his family away to California. Jake and Kyle can never forget ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: desert, small town, reunion, friendship, homecoming, romance, friends, lifestyle, life is a bitch, gender, gay, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, human nature, romance, looking for love, buddies, society, midlife crisis, lifestyle, relationship vs career, thirtysomething life ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: murder, friends, love and romance, gender, friendship, society, college life, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Hannah Free (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home.
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian relationship, elderly lovers, family relations, parents and children, aging, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, golden years, couple relations, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Tbilisi, I Love You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Georgia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Following "Paris, Je t'aime" "New York,I Love You" and "Rio, Eu Te Amo" “Tbilisi, I Love You” has become the next film in the “Cities of Love” franchise.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, touching, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, friendship, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, romance, couples, city life, sexual relations, sexual content, love and romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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59%
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Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, road movie, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, parents and children, haunted by the past, missing person, siblings relations, obsessive quest, crimes, romance, on the road, radical ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, florida, pentagon, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Finding Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Faybien Allan has it all going on; he's young, stylish, and knows the importance of being seen with hip friends at NYC's trendiest spots. But beneath the sparkle of his nightlife and his stunning good-looks, is a man buckling under his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: self discovery, romance, looking for love, gender, hopes, couples, gay, african american, friendship, road trip, lifestyle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, gays and lesbians, friendship, marriage, young lovers, couples, looking for love, lovers reunited, self discovery, romance, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Stealing Christmas (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tony Danza stars as a thief named Jack Clayton. When Jack is about to be caught at the mall, he dresses up as Santa Claus and hops on the bus to Evergreen. He is mistaken for the new Santa at Sarah Gibson's tree store. He is very reluctant at ...
Style: witty, touching, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, redemption, heist, fall in love, cons and scams, family life, bank, romance, dishonesty, disorder, false identity, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Gypsy 83 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, road movie ...
Plot: goth, friendship, on the road, self discovery, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music band, homecoming, small town, midlife crisis, on the run, twins ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Out of Season (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hip lesbian Micki Silva (Carol Monda) leaves her fast-paced urban lifestyle for Cape May, New Jersey, to help her ailing uncle Charlie (Dennis Fecteau). At the local diner, run by Shelley (Nancy Daly), Micki meets Charlie's friend Roberta (Joy ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian interest, diner, disorder, couples, friends, social relations, youth, city life, twentysomething life, fish out of water, homecoming, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Man on the Train (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor ...
Style: witty, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, crimes, human nature, bittersweet, small town, partners, bank robbery, professor, chance meeting, friends, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Not Cool (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: NOT COOL follows former prom king and college freshman Scott (Shane Dawson) who has just returned home for Thanksgiving break only to be dumped by his eccentric, long-term girlfriend. With his world turned upside down, Scott strikes an unlikely ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sex comedy
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, couples, college life, youth, unlikely couple, friends, small town, homecoming, small town life, romance, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, lesbian, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, best friends, couples, friends, love and romance, couple relations, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Outs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: A web series centered around a broken couple, Jack and Mitchell. It depicts the events before, during, and after the break-up. An interesting turn of events follows in this romantic drama portrayed in a non-linear fashion.
Style: realistic, emotional, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: gay, friendship, love and romance, looking for love, best friends, social awkwardness, hookup, lgbt, city life, gender, gay relationship, gay man straight woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, self discovery, jazz, farm, unlikely couple, gay relationship, homosexuality, generation gap, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: I Can't Think Straight is a 2007 romance movie about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, lesbian interest, self discovery, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, middle east, jordan
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46%
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Go Fish (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: sexy, witty, clever, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, friendship, society, gender, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, teenage love, twentysomething life, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Get Well Soon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having a nervous breakdown, a popular talk-show host confronts his ex-girlfriend who is dating a cross-dresser.
Style: semi serious, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, gender, fish out of water, lifestyle, media, disorder, true love, nervous breakdown, couples, unlikely couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, bisexual, friendship, lesbian romance, romance, looking for love, fall in love, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gay, jewish, secret love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Your Life in 65 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Sunday, three young friends read the obituary of a schoolmate with whom long ago they lost contact. They go to the morgue and realize that they are wrong: that burial is not that of their fellow student. From this, the confusion and random weave a ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friendship, partners, friends, twentysomething life, love affair, mistaken identity, buddies, love and romance, gender, couples, gay friend, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Gasoline (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fiery, dark-haired Stella, an intense auto mechanic, and nervous, blonde Eleonora are young and in love. They operate a gas station peacefully, until Eleonora's mother appears and voices her disapproval of their romance.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surreal
Plot: on the run, gas station, lesbian romance, lovers on the run, young lovers, fugitives, love and romance, crime, deadly, society, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Boys Life 6 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anthonlogy of four gay-themed stories centered around the idea of first-time crushes.
Style: realistic, sentimental, anthology, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, teenage love, family relations, youth, gender, coming of age, seduction, addiction, love, social relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Amanda (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful businessman meets the woman of his dreams, Amanda, only to discover she harbors a shocking little secret about her past.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, romance, gender bending, looking for love, couple relations, gender, breaking the fourth wall, friendship, inheritance, couples, love and romance, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cloudburst (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Dot (Brenda Fricker)'s granddaughter puts her into a nursing home, Stella (Olympia Dukakis) stages a breakout, and takes Dot to Canada so they can get married. They pick up a hitchhiker along the way.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, lesbian relationship, gender, lgbt, love and romance, couples, social relations, society, small town life, small town, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: From Writer/Director Marina Rice Bader (Executive Producer Elena Undone, A Perfect Ending) comes this film within a film that explores love in all its painful and messy glory. Six months ago Zoe and Mal fell for each other while filming a love ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, humorous, sincere
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, love and romance, couples, romance, rising to stardom, filmmaking, breakup, film within a film, love affair, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fish Without a Bicycle (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Comedy - Julianna (Jenna Mattison) is a struggling actress in a dead end relationship with Danny (Brad Rowe), a fireman who no longer lights her fire. When she decides to leave him and go "find herself" she ends up falling in love with an ...
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, romance, love triangle, looking for love, wooing, infidelity, friends, actress, frustration, desire, director, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%