Movies like The Great Role

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The Great Role (2004)
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The Great Role (2004)
Original name: Le grand rôle
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of Shylock. Thinking he has finally been cast in an important film role after years of obscurity, Maurice rushes home to tell his beloved wife, Perla. Later, Maurice discovers the part has gone to a famous American star, but he must play the role of his life to be sure Perla, who has become very ill with cancer, doesn't find out.
Plot: love, dog, dancing, gambling, police officer, police, food, friendship, jewish, kidnapping, cancer, illness, hotel, restaurant, horse race, jealousy, bet, chauffeur, theater, actor, dancer, lie, pigeon, rabbit, father son relationship ...
Place: paris france, france, middle east, israel

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Most similar movies to The Great Role

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and talky films with plots about drinking alcohol, love and romance, cigarette smoking, restaurant, friend, drink and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Role: The Artist (2011), The Son of Gascogne (1995), 2 Days in Paris (2007), My Wife Is an Actress (2001), Kings and Queen (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sentimental, emotional, sweet, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, dog, movie star, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1931, year 1929 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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95%
The Son of Gascogne (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: You're a provincial kid in Paris and suddenly you're the center of attention: Movie stars, famous directors and sexy women are doting on you because they all think you're the son of their long-dead legendary friend. You never knew ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, filmmaking, tour guide, restaurant, mistaken identity, romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, love and romance, hidden identity, twins, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, artsy, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: photographer, culture clash, french, fish out of water, romance, society, lifestyle, sexual relations, relationship problems, vacation, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jealous husband, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), love story, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Kings and Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, musician's life, single parent, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children, couple relations, destiny, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, anti semitism, haunted by the past, human spirit, survival, starting over, moral dilemma, lovers reunited, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946, post world war two
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada
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58%
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Five Times Two (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Life of Riley (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, aging, disorder, life is a bitch, bittersweet, friends, elderly, unfulfillment, flirting, husband wife relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, yorkshire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Redoubtable (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Myanmar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later gets married.
Style: captivating, disturbing, romantic, entertaining
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, filmmaker, husband wife relationship, male objectification, cinema, revolution, love and romance, sex scene, naked in public, filmmaking, train, sea ...
Time: year 1960, year 1967, year 1968, 60s
Place: france, italy, south of france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 79K
Licorice Pizza (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s, the film follows a high school student who is also a successful child actor.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: school, actor, jewish, teenage love, coming of age, high school, love, actor's life, student, life, lifestyle, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1939
Place: california, pasadena california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Games of Love and Chance (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The life of a band of teenager in a suburb near Paris. But instead of showing what would be the "urban legend" of this kind of poor suburb (violence, rapes...), Abdelatif Kechiche shows us what's the daily life of those guys: not much ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: suburbs, rehearsal, school, theater, high school, teacher, romance, couples, looking for love, fall in love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Paris Can Wait (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, romantic, thought provoking ...
Plot: travel, wine, life, love, on the road, french, husband wife relationship, film producer, food, husband, fall in love, romance ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
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Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: coincidence, destiny, chaos, chance meeting, love and romance, couple relations, couples, museum, stranger, old woman, chaos and mayhem, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Taste of Others (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Agnès Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy ...
Style: sincere, touching, intellectual, meditative, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, extramarital affair, fish out of water, bohemian life, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, disorder, snobbism, unhappiness, relationships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, lesbian, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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Le Week-End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nick and Meg Burrows return to Paris, the city where they honeymooned, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage. The film follows the couple as long-established tensions in their marriage ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly lovers, weekend, love and romance, couple relations, dark humor, elderly, aging, life is a bitch, verbal byplay, crumbling marriage, couples, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, manhattan new york city, montmartre paris, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Summer's Tale (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, talky, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, waitress, beach, twentysomething life, fall in love, couple relations, resort, youth, romance, love and romance, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, year 1995
Place: france, europe, english channel, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
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Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, gay father, gay, grief, terminal illness, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his long-standing girlfriend, or should he re-start with one of his other ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, love triangle, couple relations, twentysomething life, singleness, workplace romance, introspection, midlife crisis, looking for love, lovers reunited, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When the Cat's Away (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Chloe (Garance Clavel), a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her, but she finally makes an ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, couples, friends, family relations, self discovery, introspection, couple relations, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
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Entropy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Entropy is the semi-autobiographical film by director which tells the story of a young director struggling to make a film for a despotic studio while his life falls apart around him. Along the way, he goes on tour with U2 to help them make a music ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: wedding, filmmaking, pregnancy, model, dating, talking cat, couples, music band, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, paris france, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Middle-class Parisian suburbs: Blanche and Lea, office worker and student, meet and become friends. Lea is going out with Fabien, but is thinking of leaving him. Blanche falls for Lea's handsome and witty friend Alexandre, but is tongue-tied ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tennis, friendship, suburbs, love and romance, romance, buddies, couples, friends, love affair, couple relations, twentysomething life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 12K
The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, pregnancy, desire, romance, love, family relations, party, wine, police, tourist, poet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.5
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Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sweet, lyrical ...
Plot: friendship, astronaut, dysfunctional family, family problems, misfit, parents and children, elementary school, unfulfillment, loneliness, little boy, family relations, absent mother ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Spin the Bottle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When five childhood friends reunite for a weekend in the country, old jealousies resurface, sexual debauchery ensues, and it quickly becomes clear that time may not heal all wounds...
Plot: friends, gay interest, lgbt, dog, rain, beer, secret, teasing, father daughter relationship, food, wine, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Crying Ladies (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three working-class Manila women — Stella, Ailing and Choleng — are hired as paid mourners at a traditional Chinese funeral.
Plot: funeral, ladies man, taxi, drug use, mcdonald's restaurant, demonstration, gambler, fight, buddhist, newspaper, mirror, mistress ...
Place: manila philippines, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 14K
Caramel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a beauty salon in Beirut the lives of five women cross paths. The beauty salon is a colorful and sensual microcosm where they share and entrust their hopes, fears and expectations.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, sexual attraction, friendship, sexual identity, actress, muslim, wedding, virginity, police officer, love and romance, workplace, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon, israel, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Some Prefer Cake (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In San Francisco, Kira has a day job at a warehouse, writes jokes for her sister (who does stand-up back East), wants to perform her own material, hangs out with best friend Sydney (who writes food reviews), and sleeps once with every woman she can. ...
Plot: truck, female impersonator, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), mother daughter relationship, friend, wine, restaurant, dancing, dating, food, flashback ...
Place: san francisco, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, older man younger woman relationship, fall in love, life & death, loneliness, existentialism, sexuality, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, turkey, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, cliche, thirtysomething life, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, croatia, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%