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A Thousand Clowns (1965)
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A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray, a Mr.Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won't turn up. What turns up is a social worker, who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick. As the child welfare people try to force Murray to become a conventional man (as the price they demand for allowing him to keep Nick), the nephew, who until now has gloried in his Uncle's iconoclastic approach to life, tries to play mediator. But when he succeeds, he is alarmed by the uncle's willingness to cave in to society in order to save the relationship.
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: social worker, psychologist, youth, writer's life, romance, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, creative block, eccentric family, unfulfillment, anti conformity, library, restaurant, boy, tv host, unemployment, junkyard, weirdo, comedian, brother brother relationship, uncle nephew relationship, job interview ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and witty films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, couple relations, family relations and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Thousand Clowns: Plaza Suite (1971), Used People (1992), You're a Big Boy Now (1966), Purple Violets (2007), Lola (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, parents and children, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, lovers reunited, looking for love, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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Used People (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley Maclean), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, couples, one more chance, love and romance, romance, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, sexual content, funeral, jewish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
You're a Big Boy Now (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bernard Chanticleer's father gives him two simple words of advice: "Grow up." Bernard knows that his first step is to find a girl who's "willing," but he passes up a sure thing, Amy Partlett, for a more elusive goal. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, sex comedy ...
Plot: library, manhood, men hatred, couples, family relations, disorder, city life, self discovery, family life, parents and children, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, couples, lifestyle, family problems, looking for love, love and romance, unlikely couple, love affair, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lola (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, teenage life, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, forbidden love, midlife crisis, aging, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couples, looking for love, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, womanizer, breakup, estrangement, writer's life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: tense, semi serious, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, disorder, couples, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, wooing, romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him.
Style: psychological, humorous, tragicomedy, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: midlife crisis, rock, showbiz, social differences, unfulfillment, musician's life, musician, paranoia, alienation, stream of consciousness, destructive relationship, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, couple relations, love triangle, celebrity culture, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, family gatherings, city life, infidelity, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
This Is Not a Film (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New Yorker Michael Connor attempts to find the woman who left him by making a film about her, hoping that someone (maybe you?) will recognize his ex and convince her to get back together with him. To help the viewer understand who he is and why his ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, breakup, romance, couples, couple relations, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, artists and showbiz, actress, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Suburban Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Publishing assistant Brett Eisenberg wants to be a big-time editor. However, she lacks self-confidence, a problem that isn't helped by her new, overbearing boss. Brett soon enters into a relationship with Archie, an older man who has plenty of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: female protagonist, seduction, romance, fall in love, looking for love, couples, unlikely couple, writer's life, office, deception, library, advice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, italian restaurant, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Other People's Money (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, wall street, romance, workplace intrigue, workplace, family business, parents and children, unlikely couple, disorder, greed, satire, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new england, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, romantic, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, chance meeting, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the off-Broadway smash of the 1970's; a poor Harvard student's romance with a girl hits a rough spot when he realizes , on his 21st birthday, that he's in love with her brother.
Style: sexy, talky, semi serious, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming out, couples, coming of age, gender, youth, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfillment, romance, sexual content, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, showbiz, self discovery, precocious child, aspiring actor, single mother, romance, dumped, actor's life, lifestyle, unlikely couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Only Game in Town (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fran walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe, the piano player. Joe plans on winning $5,000 and leave Las Vegas. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: chorus girl, gambling, bittersweet, couples, addiction, hotel, fall in love, couple relations, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Just a Kiss (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of thirtysomethings having problems with fidelity gets an opportunity to turn back the clock.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, thirtysomething life, workplace romance, sexual relations, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Get Well Soon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having a nervous breakdown, a popular talk-show host confronts his ex-girlfriend who is dating a cross-dresser.
Style: semi serious, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, fish out of water, lifestyle, gender, disorder, media, true love, nervous breakdown, gays and lesbians, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer job, coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, social differences, fall in love, nightclub, gambler, family relations, cheating, beach resort ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, gays and lesbians, hate crime, female impersonator, bittersweet, gay slur, dishonesty, romance, youth, love and romance, gender, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tadpole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from ...
Style: sexy, witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, family life, couples, youth, adolescence, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, romance, betrayal, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, family problems, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Unsure of what to do next, 23-year-old Marnie tries her best to navigate life after college in this romantic comedy. Still partying like there's no tomorrow, Marnie drags herself out of bed for her miserable temp job and can't decide ...
Style: mumblecore, touching, humorous, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, looking for love, youth, romance, college, school, couples, friends, twentysomething life, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
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30%
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Easy (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, sister sister relationship, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, true love, human nature, introspection, romance, youth, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, hotel, jealousy, youth, city life, parents and children, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, employer employee relationship, workplace romance, unlikely couple, manipulation, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, workplace, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ruben, Ruben (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Peter De Vries. Story of an alcoholic, lecherous Scottish poet on a tour of New England Universities, where he goes from one bed and bottle to another.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: obsession, alcohol abuse, college, poet, power relations, writer's life, womanizer, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fall in love, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
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David & Layla (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David (David Moscow), TV host of "Sex & Happiness", becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla (Shiva Rose) - a mysterious, sensual dancer who ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, couples, unlikely couple, romance, hopes, parents and children, family relations, meet the parents, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, middle east, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, actor's life, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, weatherman, couple relations, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, holland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%