Movies like Catch a Falling Star

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Catch a Falling Star (2000)
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Catch a Falling Star (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sydney Clarke is a spoiled famous actress who is shooting a film when she suddenly gets angry and storms off. She wakes up in the middle of nowhere and gets a ride to a small New England town. There she meets and develops a friendship with Joyce, a waitress at a bowling alley. There she meets Ben, a steel mill owner, and later when she goes to get a job in that small town, she meets Ben again. Sydney becomes a nurse at the mill. All the men adore her. There they have many great times together, and Sydney realizes how important real friends are and that small towns are better than big name Hollywood.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: bowling, small town, cinderella story, in the woods, friendship, romance, love and romance, rally, hollywood, artists and showbiz, couples, small town life, actor's life, out of the way, female protagonist, actress, waitress, movie star, fake identity, movie studio, caught in the act, talent agent, film set, steel mill, bowling alley ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, new england

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Most similar movies to Catch a Falling Star

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, romance, couples, friendship, small town, small town life and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Catch a Falling Star: Not Cool (2014), Face the Music (1993), Chameli's Marriage (1986), School for Seduction (2004), Across the Moon (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, humorous
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, couples, college life, youth, friends, unlikely couple, small town, homecoming, small town life, romance, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 311
Face the Music (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Divorced couple Charlie and Lisa Hunter once a song writing team decide to spend a weekend in the French countryside to inspire them to write one last song together. But there is one person who isn't too crazy about the idea... Charlie's ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couples, breakup, friends, family relations, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, friendship, songwriting, songwriter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Chameli's Marriage (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Charandas, a young man in a village has no aim in life except to be a pehelwaan (wrestler). He takes an oath that he will not court or marry a girl until he hits the age of forty. But things changes when Charandas meets Chameli and falls in love ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: restaurant, school, small town life, social differences, small town, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couples, key, castle, wrestling ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
School for Seduction (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An Italian temptress arrives at a school in Newcastle to teach a group of Geordies about the art of romance.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, battle of the sexes, couples, power relations, unlikely couple, romance, small town, seduction, love and romance, siblings relations, small town life, school ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Across the Moon (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young women bond while living together out in the California desert to be close to their boyfriends who are serving time at the nearby state prison.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prison, desert, prisoner, small town life, single parent, love and romance, hopes, romance, on the road, small town, social relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, movie business, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 24K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, graduation, hopes, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 956
Chapter Two (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, widower, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, couple relations, starting over, love affair, death in the family, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, romance, comedy of errors, looking for love, misunderstanding, firefighter, weird, love triangle, love letter, unfulfilled love, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lying to Be Perfect (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: By day, Nola Devlin (Poppy Montgomery) is an unassuming, frumpy magazine editor who is overlooked and teased by her coworkers. When the sun sets, though, and she is behind the glow and anonymity of her computer screen, she becomes the famous and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, physical appearance, friendship, looking for love, life turned upside down, disorder, couples, love and romance, hidden identity, friends, columnist, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, play within film, hopes, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
L.A. Without a Map (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An "aspiring Hollywood actress" (Vinessa Shaw), on a visit to a charming North England town, has a brief fling with the town undertaker (David Tennant), who also writes obituaries for the local paper. Returning home, where she works as a ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, melancholic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, fall in love, love triangle, romance, actor's life, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, disorder, infidelity, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
This Thing with Sarah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 33K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, misfit, romance, love and romance, happy ending, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Baptists at Our Barbecue (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: "Baptists at Our Barbecue" is the comedic story of the small town of Longwinded, USA, a divided, feuding town of 262 Mormons and 262 Baptists. It's also a love story, about one man who will try anything to end the ridiculous feud, ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: small town, love and romance, love affair, culture clash, americana, family relations, church, religions or cults, couples, romance, adoption, feud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, old love, waitress, working class, romance, bittersweet, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 202
Chillicothe (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A narrative about six friends in college.
Style: talky, contemplative, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wedding, love and romance, betrayal, romance, lifestyle, human nature, looking for love, twentysomething life, college, down on your luck, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 375
Mary and Rhoda (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.
Style: sitcom, touching, humorous, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, family relations, family problems, looking for love, homecoming, family life, follow your dream, couple relations, college, starting over, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 518
Hard Promises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man who doesn't like stable work environments has been away for too many years, and finds out his wife has divorced him and is planning to remarry. He comes home to confront her, trying to convince her not to get married, aided by the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, love triangle, estrangement, remarry, family problems, couple relations, lovers reunited, small town life, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 12K
Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: preacher, small town, redemption, miraculous event, dishonesty, cons and scams, small town life, opposites attract, romance, bus, male female relationship, witch doctor ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 192
Something More (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Story: When Sam and his friend fall for the same woman, their friendship is put at risk.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, womanizer, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, looking for love, sexual relations, looking for sex, power relations, couples, twentysomething life, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Engagement Ring (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A long-lost engagement ring still divides childhood sweethearts who are now in their golden years. Now, her daughter (Heaton) and his nephew meet and find that their attraction is hindered by the old feud.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: true love, romance, couple relations, family life, family business, unfulfilled love, family relations, lovers reunited, couples, world war two, love and romance, wedding ring ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Chance of a Lifetime (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Since the death of her husband 10 years ago, Evelyn has been working hard for her company, but had no private life. Now her doctor shocks her with the news that she may live only another 6 months. Spontanely she follows a TV ad and sets out for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: elderly lovers, couples, misdiagnosed, terminal illness, golden years, love and romance, romance, elderly, widow, elderly couple, senior citizen, widower ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 8K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, medical school ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The King of Comedy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wan Tin-Sau is an actor who cannot seem to catch a break, since his only professional jobs are limited to being a movie extra. As well as being an actor, he is also the head of his village's community center.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, road not taken, friendship, fall in love, showbiz, celebrity culture, looking for love, wooing, unfulfillment, opposites attract, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 19K
My Sassy Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A guy (Jesse Bradford) has his life planned out, until he is wooed, groomed and then dumped by an elusive woman (Elisha Cuthbert).
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chance meeting, love and romance, young lovers, romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, small town life, couple relations, disorder, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 469
Hit and Runway (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, introspection, human nature, couple relations, hollywood, working undercover, writer's life, fashion, couples, filmmaking, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 266
X's & O's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Relationship issues arise between a researcher with a theory to explain away all his failed dating experiments, a player who wants out of the game, a deejay whose head spins with thoughts of God, a hoodrat with no street cred, a poet ...
Style: sexual, humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic
Plot: poetry, wooing, friendship, laboratory, womanizer, romance, love and romance, obsessive quest, couples, friend, babe scientist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wild About Harry (2000)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, love and romance, starting over, couple relations, hopes, romance, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, couples, television studio, divorce, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%