Movies like The Dog in the Manger

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The Dog in the Manger (1996)
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The Dog in the Manger (1996)
Original name: El perro del hortelano
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Diana, the Countess of Belflor, is an intelligent, impulsive woman in love with her secretary, Teodoro. He is engaged to Marcela, one of the countess's ladies in waiting. When the countess finds out about the engagement, driven by jealousy, she does everything possible to separate the lovers. Film adaptation of the play by Lope de Vega that respects the text in verse
Style: touching, humorous, biting, suspense, realistic, stylized, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: intrigue, master and servant, love triangle, love and romance, social differences, forbidden love, romance, society, dishonesty, rivalry, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, male female relationship, female director, maid, jealousy, deception, nobleman, nobility, secretary, large breasts, engagement, bare breasts, noblewoman ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain

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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 romance, love and romance, couples, love triangle, love, dishonesty and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Dog in the Manger: Don Juan (1998), Tea & Sangria (2014), Unresolved Sexual Tension (2010), A Previous Engagement (2008), The Food Guide to Love (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Don Juan (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Spain in the mid-seventeenth century. A series of bloody wars has ravaged the nation. Don Juan the nobleman and his valet, Sganarelle, roam the countryside on horseback, on the run and lost.
Style: humorous, stylized, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, revenge, love affair, love triangle, couples, master and servant, womanizer, seduction, nobility, marriage, valet, horse ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain
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95%
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Tea & Sangria (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jilted in Madrid, a bewildered Englishman must learn to live and love again - the Spanish way.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, life turned upside down, society, disorder, romance, love and romance, misfit, social relations, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, deportation, romance, rise to the top, master and servant, dishonesty, society, intrigue, couples, power relations, rich and poor, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Unresolved Sexual Tension (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: University Professor Juanjo falls into a tailspin of depression and confusion after being dumped by his girlfriend. Convinced that he is being manipulated by her, he persuades his boldest student, Nico, to help him regain his former love. However, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: couples, love and romance, love triangle, couple relations, college, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, lesbian kiss, lesbian sex, topless, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Previous Engagement (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, Malta, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Julia Reynolds talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, romance, lovers reunited, couple relations, family problems, dull life, mother daughter relationship, adultery, love, male female relationship, soul mate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, malta
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Food Guide to Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dysfunctional love story about an Irish food writer and a politically committed Spanish woman.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, womanizer, fall in love, couples, cooking and food, columnist, love and romance, opposites attract, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, vegetarian, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Triumph of Love (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.
Style: humorous, witty, light, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, mistaken identity, romance, rivalry, fall in love, master and servant, society, female protagonist, farce, manipulation, women, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london
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61%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about a wild week at the Spanish coast. Romance at the beach, competition on the dance floor. Salty water, sweet kisses...
Style: realistic, humorous, melancholic, suspense, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, beach, love and romance, couples, romance, friendship, rivalry, fall in love, dancer's life, vacation, contests and competitions, twentysomething life ...
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61%
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I'm Staying (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A love triangle between a businessman, his wife, and a writer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, breakup, infidelity, family problems, rivalry, romance, couples, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Relative Values (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, family relations, couple relations, social differences, romance, parents and children, fall in love, intrigue, power relations, couples, servant, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman seduces a hotel janitor to gain access to the famous musicians coming into town.
Style: clever, feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love Is All There Is (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Malacicis, a hard-working Italian family recently immigrated from Florence, open a fancy restaurant in the Bronx, N.Y., drawing the ire of another clan. Mike and Sadie Capomezzo, equally hard-working Sicilian caterers from the area, find they ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, love, romance, true love, lifestyle, love and romance, opposites attract, dishonesty, young lovers, unlikely couple, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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55%
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A television producer woman tries to let down her overbearing boyfriend who is her boss. She wants to marry with a young writer.
Style: clever, humorous, feel good, witty, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, love affair, boss and employee, infidelity, showbiz, alcohol abuse, workplace, hotshot hero, dishonesty, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tomboyish, outgoing Julieta is the daughter of a member of the Palmeiras soccer club board. She is constantly frustrated by what she sees as institutional bias against women in soccer. One day while watching her beloved Palmeiras, she is struck ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, japan, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, sexual ...
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Style: touching, stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
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Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, touching, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Revengers' Comedies (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After saving each other from jumping off a bridge, Henry Bell (Sam Neill) and Karen Knightly (Helena Bonham Carter) plot to avenge the people who drove them to suicide. Henry will ruin the life of the woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) who married ...
Style: clever, offbeat, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%