Movies like Celeste in the City

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Celeste in the City (2004)
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Celeste in the City (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Small town girl Celeste Blodgett moves from Bangor, Maine to Manhattan when she gets a job with the New York Examiner, but hears there it's only fact checking, with little prospects for real journalism. Her welcoming young flat neighbor Kyle Halley in an interior designer, who helps her to give her apartment a make-over. At a party she learns her cousin is gay and goes by the new name Dana Harrison; he promises to teach her the city way with a fashionable image transformation, which succeeds with the help of various gay friends. Now she's ready for social life, hoping to impress her boss, reputedly womanizing magazine section editor Mitch Tanzer. He accepts to read her work, but says he can't use it because it's unethical given their personal relationship- then she finds reality is different.
Plot: female protagonist, makeover, gay interest
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

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He's All That (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: To get revenge on her ex-boyfriend, an influencer attempts to transform an unpopular classmate into prom king.
Plot: makeover, high school, prom, female protagonist, teenager, friend, woman, manhood, school, teenage protagonist, young, love
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Summer in the City (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a small town woman with southern charm is given a big promotion managing a store in the Big Apple, she tries to adopt a big city personality and it leads to disastrous results.
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, romantic, sweet
Plot: clothing store, fashion, ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, city life, workplace, women, friendship, female protagonist, stereotypes, overnight success ...
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, ohio
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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
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Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
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64%
Lonely in America (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An East Indian native immigrates to New York City and stumbles his way onto the corporate fast-track.
Plot: immigrants, family relations, immigration, city, urban setting, indian lead
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Nick and Jane (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: N.Y. corporate Jane discovers her boyfriend John in bed with another woman, leaves building enraged and jumps into cab. Her driver is Nick. Jane and her friend Vickie have a plan - to make John jealous, they'll give Nick a false corporate ...
Style: neo screwball comedy
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54%
A Four Letter Word (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six people in New York are adrift. Zeke and Luke work in a sex shop: Zeke takes gay liberation seriously, Luke likes to sparkle and takes nothing seriously. He's offended when Stephen calls him a gay cliché, then, surprisingly, they find each ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, queer cinema, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay sex, gay teenager, gay, sex toy, sexual obsession, coming out, sexual relations, obsessive compulsive disorder, prostitute, gays and lesbians, love affair, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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49%
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Key Exchange (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
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47%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: romantic, emotional, semi serious, sweet, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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46%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: light, colourful, captivating, humorous
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Place: new york
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, workplace romance, love triangle, rise to the top, romance, workplace, love and romance, obnoxious boss, couples, ambition, fish out of water, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Just the Ticket (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gary Starke is one of the best ticket scalpers in New York City. His girlfriend, Linda, doesn't approve of his criminal lifestyle, though, and dumps him when she gets the opportunity to study cooking in Paris. Gary realizes that he has to give ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, writers, eviction, romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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43%
Alpha Males Experiment (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Story: When Ethan, the needy nice guy, is dumped by his fiancée, he asks his misogynist older brother, Kyle, to help him win her back.
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41%
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: A neurotic young New Yorker believes he has found his perfect match and desperately tries to win her over.
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The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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37%
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
Man of the Century (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: witty, clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good
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Time: 70s
Place: usa, appalachia
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36%
Missed Connections (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lonely Neal attempts to get over a recent break-up by responding to "Missed Connections" ads on Craigslist, then swooping in like a knight in shining armor when the expected guy fails to show up at the scheduled meeting. For a while the ...
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: sexual, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
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32%
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Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his first date at age 15 ended with the girl making out with another man at a party, aspiring writer Lester Grimm has treated all his girlfriends with jealousy and suspicion. While dating Ramona Ray, paranoia gets the best of him when he ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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32%
It Had to Be You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, couples, unlikely couple, lifestyle, wedding, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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31%
They All Laughed (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, who done it, infidelity, workplace situations, love and romance, investigation, romance, femme fatale, dishonesty, crimes, unlikely couple, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France with the intent of doing research at an inn where a diary she ...
Style: sexual, witty, clever, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: convent, infidelity, romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, midlife crisis, couple relations, siblings relations, sexual relations, love affair, writer's life, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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40 Carats (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A forty year old woman who was vacationing in Greece meets a twenty-two year old, who was also on vacation. They spend the night together and she leaves him while he was sleeping. She then returns to New York and she is stunned to learn that her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, bounty hunter, romance, breakup, couples, family problems, fashion, thirtysomething life, family relations, farce, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
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