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Once and Again
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Once and Again is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 21, 1999 to April 15, 2002. It depicts the family of a single mother and her romance with a single father. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the same team that created thirtysomething and produced My So-Called Life. One of the show's unique aspects was the "interview" sequences filmed in black and white and interspersed throughout each episode, where the characters would reveal their innermost thoughts and memories to the camera.
Style: clever, serious, witty, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: family, single parent, starting over, romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, singleness, blended family, remarry, parents separation, architect, bisexual, high school, single mother, bookstore, divorce, marriage, dating
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Sister, Sister
Drama, Family
USA
98 min.
 8.2
Six Feet Under
Comedy, Drama
USA
55 min.
 8.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and romantic films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children and couple relations mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Once and Again: Expired (2007), All the Real Girls (2003), Last Chance Harvey (2008), The Goodbye Girl (1977), Chinese Puzzle (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Expired
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, young lovers, opposites attract, human nature, couple relations, singleness, unfulfilled love, thirtysomething life, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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All the Real Girls
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: realistic, talky, serious, touching, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, friendship, romance, coming of age, love, love affair, relationships, adolescence, runaway, love and romance, pornography, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california, southern usa
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System:   81%
    User:   85%
 
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Last Chance Harvey
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an ...
Style: touching, witty, uplifting, serious, romantic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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System:   72%
    User:   69%
 
The Goodbye Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: witty, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, divorce, love, fall in love, relationships, love story, happy ending, unlikely couple, urban, opposites attract, dialogue, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
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    User:   63%
 
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Chinese Puzzle
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: humorous, touching, clever, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
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System:   65%
    User:   77%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
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System:   60%
    User:   65%
 
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Dinner with Friends
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, clever, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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    User:   47%
 
The Perfect Man
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
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System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
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Baabul
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India, France
Duration: 169 min.
Story: When his only son dies in an accident, Balraaj urges his depressed daughter-in-law to marry a man who has long loved her in silence.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, romance, opposites attract, starting over, parents and children, true love, death in the family, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Place: new york, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
The Answer Man
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, romance, lone wolves, single parent, human nature, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   55%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
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    User:   43%
 
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Square Dance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Disappearing Acts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
Love Comes Softly
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, farm, love and romance, old west, romance, couples, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, starting over, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, relationships, couple relations, family, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, farm, human nature, countryside, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, bereavement, prairie, frontier, sea ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: new england, usa, maine, kansas
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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The Fabulous Baker Boys
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, clever, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, music, romance, hotel, musician's life, brothers, nightclub, music business, performer's life, love triangle, siblings relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, seattle washington
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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Sister, Sister
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: siblings relations, life turned upside down, small town, love and romance, family relations, single parent, starting over, couple relations, infidelity, estrangement, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
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One Fine Day
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: witty, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
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Persuasion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, romance, jane austen, love triangle, ocean or sea, navy, couple relations, adaptation, literature, infidelity, love story, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: england, britain
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, midlife crisis, divorce, crazy, womanizer, mentor, parenthood, adultery, marriage, drinking, infidelity, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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Wildfire
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kris Furillo is given the opportunity to start a new life after serving time at a teen detention center. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer Pablo, who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: countryside, social misfits, horse, save the day, romance, starting over, friendship, against the odds, workplace situations, ambition, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 5.6
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Angel Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, couple relations, dysfunctional family, violence, guilt, chase, loneliness, love story, haunted by the past, happy ending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 6.1
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The Switch
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, pregnancy, single parent, couples, artificial insemination, unlikely friendships, unfulfilled love, romance, parenthood, child birth, single father, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, michigan
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
 6.0
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Paper Heart
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Heart follows Nick and Charlyne on a cross-country journey to document what exactly "love" is. Interviewing ministers, happily married couples, chemists, romance novelists, divorce lawyers, a group of children and more, the ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: romance, love, friendship, couple relations, on the road, storytelling, interracial romance, relationships, fall in love, love story, marriage, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, albuquerque new mexico, arkansas, nevada ...
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System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
Dan in Real Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single father, romance, parenthood, father daughter relationship, single parent, love triangle, wedding, relationships, family drama, love story, family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, rhode island, new jersey, usa, new england
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 

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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
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