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These Foolish Things (2005)
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These Foolish Things (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As war looms on the horizon, a hopeful ingenue (Zoe Tapper) finds herself caught between the warring affections of a playwright (David Leon) and a director (Andrew Lincoln) in 1930s London. Director Julia Taylor-Stanley's heartwarming ensemble piece features zesty performances by Anjelica Huston as an eccentric investor, Mark Umbers as a vain matinee idol, and Terence Stamp as a tart butler. And don't miss the immortal Lauren Bacall in a small role.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, family relations, rise to the top, love affair, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, romance, rich and poor, fall in love, hopes, couples, filmmaking, homecoming, ego clash, cinderella story, ambition, mother daughter relationship, world war two, orphan, war, friends, love and romance, dull life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london

Most similar movies to These Foolish Things

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, friendship, drinking and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like These Foolish Things: The Heart of Me (2002), Being Julia (2004), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), The Artist (2011), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, haunted by the past, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 12K
Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, emotional, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, actor's life, romance, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, mental illness, vengeance, showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 50s ...
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actress, love affair, high society, love and romance, social differences, governess, friendship, love triangle, pianist, fall in love, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: England, 1932. Today is Dolly Thatcham's wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that accompany such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph, Dolly's lover ...
Style: sweet, entertaining, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, lovers reunited, under the surface, love and romance, introspection, love triangle, ex lover, estate, family relations, friendship, promise, turtle ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary, 30s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.9
 227K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: silent film, sentimental, emotional, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, movie star, dog, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.
Style: suspense, clever, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, manipulation, showbiz, theater, artists and showbiz, manipulations, actor's life, youth, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Republic of Love (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thrice-divorced radio DJ meets the woman of his dreams but can he convince her of the truth of his feelings? An exploration of love, adapted from the novel by Pulitzer prize winning author Carol Shields.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: true love, breakup, fall in love, radio show, looking for love, thirty something, love affair, tragic love, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 13K
Cocktail (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Gautam is an incorrigible flirt, who runs after every girl he sees. Meera is a pretty girl with desi values and attire, who comes to London from Delhi for a fresh start. Veronica is the spoilt bombshell who loves partying and drinking. Though ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, love affair, bollywood, nightlife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 3K
Shake It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, friendship, fall in love, pregnancy, gay relationship, gay teenager, looking for love, couple relations, single parent, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 736
The Servant (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, cinderella story, social differences, fall in love, unfulfilled love, society, couples, love and romance, love affair, power relations, master and servant, rich and poor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 12K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gay teenager, gender, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, witty, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, resort, nanny, family relations, romance, unfulfilled love, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 12K
Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, friendship, aging, actor's life, elderly, lifestyle, teenage life, age difference, art, abortion, loss of friend, surgery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Forgive and Forget (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A jealousy erupts between two long-time friends as one is about to move in with his girlfriend. Now the friend must confront his long-hidden homosexuality. UK.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, coming out, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, looking for love, couples, buddies, best friends, tv show, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Alive and Kicking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, friendship, pregnancy, bittersweet, romance, plague, couples, friends, gender, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 1K
War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, romance, society, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, ambition, actor's life, youth, teenage life, historical figure, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, romance, fall in love, boss and employee, theater ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, governess, reunion, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, couples, parents and children, fall in love, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 90s, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 5K
Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, writer's life, estate, rise to the top, ambition, social differences, couple relations, unfulfillment, love, society, rise and fall ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 14K
Persuasion (2007)
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, romantic, emotional, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love, love affair, navy, rich and poor, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, poetry, captain ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 499
Dream (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, ambition, couples, relationship vs career, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, musician's life, single parent, lifestyle, family business ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Callas Forever (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, Romania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant).
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, musician's life, ambition, aging, artists and showbiz, romance, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, opera singer ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Waiting Room (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two complete strangers, ANNA and STEPHEN, are brought together by chance by an elderly man who waits for his wife on a station platform. Their fateful meeting acts as a catalyst for them to examine and challenge what's going on in their ...
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love affair, romance, couples, breakup, friendship, train, single parent, family relations, family problems, chance meeting, stranger, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Goodbye Girl (1977)
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: feel good, witty, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, self discovery, showbiz, romance, fall in love, couples, family relations, initially antagonists, uninvited guest, dumped, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, alcohol abuse, friendship, catholicism, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love triangle, society, understanding, friends ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 150
A Silent Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Through an Internet service, a Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride. But both husband and wife, even with their good intentions, are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, love triangle, family relations, looking for love, opposites attract, fall in love, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal, mexico, latin america, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, ambition, introspection, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 4K
The Tall Guy (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American actor in England tries to find love and work.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, infidelity, actor, romance, farce, self discovery, rich and poor, workplace romance, down on your luck, comedy of errors, couple relations, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bleak Moments (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her retarded sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizzare neighbour and irritating workmate.
Style: clever, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: restaurant, friendship, social differences, human nature, introspection, singleness, couples, optimism, bittersweet, diner, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 5K
The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gay relationship, forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, occupation, civil rights, understanding, society, lifestyle, romance, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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