Movies like Luminarias

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Luminarias (1999)
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Luminarias (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Welcome to Luminarias-where hot spicy dish gets served up with a Latin twist by four successful friends from East LA...with very discriminating taste in men! When separated divorce attorney Andrea finds herself guilty of falling for her white and Jewish opposing council, her three single friends choose sides in the ongoing and often hilarious debate over race and sex. As they discover just how much negative stereotypes color their relationships with men-and even with each other-it becomes clear that the search for Mr. Right is not exactly black and white!
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, racism, restaurant, family relations, romance, friends, feminism, love and romance, singleness, couples, gays and lesbians, social differences, society, nightlife, opposites attract, immigrants, family business, looking for love, lifestyle, city life, culture clash, gender, transvestism, battle of the sexes, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about couples, romance, love and romance, looking for love, lifestyle, friends and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Luminarias: Little City (1997), Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002), Kiss the Bride (2007), April's Shower (2003), Some Girl (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little City (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Best friends Adam and Kevin have a lot in common. Probably too much! In fact, Kevin is carrying on a torrid affair with Adam's girlfriend, Nina, on the side! And if this triangle wasn't crowded enough, the arrival of a seductive newcomer ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mob boss, confession, lesbian, priest, catholic church, painting, painter, infidelity, friendship, romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, new york ...
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Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Latin American filmmaker Sebastian Cortez (Julien Hernandez) is unable to commit to his girlfriend and, at age 30, finds himself alone and never in love in this irreverent comedy. On a mission to find the love of his life, he solicits help from his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay stereotype, coming out, opposites attract, looking for love, fall in love, culture clash, friendship, youth, society, love and romance, best friends, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, cuba
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88%
Kiss the Bride (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's surprised - especially that Ryan is marrying ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, friendship, family relations, high school, lgbt, young lovers, love and romance, looking for love, lifestyle, gender, battle of the sexes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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April's Shower (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: April's Shower begins with a group of people gathered for a wedding shower for April. At first, it seems to be a normal gathering for such an occasion but, as time goes on, secrets and stories begin to be revealed. Alex is a chef and a maid of ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, friendship, wedding, lifestyle, looking for love, couples, gender, fall in love, coming out, infidelity, haunted by the past, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary
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Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend, brother sister relationship, first date, twenty something ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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73%
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, disorder, couples, nosy, friends, romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, partners, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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72%
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What Love Is (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's Valentine's Day and Tomhas big plans. He's about to get engaged and has a surprise party planned to share the good news with friends. But things take a turn for the worse. Tom returns home only to discover his girlfriend has ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: valentine's day, fall in love, battle of the sexes, looking for love, friendship, sexual relations, buddies, gender, lifestyle, best friends, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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69%
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named ...
Style: feel good, affectionate, visually appealing, talky, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: bdsm, romance, friendship, prejudice, eccentricity, police investigation, glbt, teenager, hotel, violent, mental illness, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Mona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two 35 year old men going backwards in life meet a vibrant 23 year woman, bounding unselfconsciously forward.
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, looking for love, romance, city life, buddies, lifestyle, society, rivalry, couples, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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65%
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: s after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
East Side Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this playfully provocative story set amidst the often-turbulent backdrop of gentrification, things get hot when an openly gay white couple moves into an East L.A. neighborhood where the locals have more than skeletons in their closets. The ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, queer cinema
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, lgbt, gay relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, gays and lesbians, interracial relations, romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, sexual relations, gay couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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60%
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jewish Jack-the-lad David seriously fancies smart, rich Anglo-Saxon Carrie as soon as he first offends her in a Boston bar. They run into each other again and though she still says she finds him appalling he works on it and they are soon together. ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: jewish, friendship, couples, religions or cults, friends, battle of the sexes, society, best friends, romance, love and romance, fall in love, wooing ...
Time: 90s
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59%
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Shirin in Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Despite being engaged to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself falling for a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in northern California.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, culture clash, fall in love, family relations, romance, society, interracial marriage, couples, friendship, parents and children, love and romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, beverly hills
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Never Again (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
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55%
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Rum and Coke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, independent Latina has a safe relationship with her Anglo boyfriend until she is rescued and romanced by an aggressive Latino firefighter.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, romance, love and romance, society, opposites attract, immigrants, couples, social differences, interracial relations, singleness, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A handful of men and women of a certain age pick up the pieces of their lives and look for new love after the loss of their mates in this comedy drama from writer-director Susan Seidelman.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, friendship, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children, support group, single parent, romance, family problems, lifestyle, couples ...
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30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: future
Place: usa, new york
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50%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: matchmaking, romance, family, jewish, love and romance, opposites attract, fall in love, workplace, eligible bachelor, thirtysomething life, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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50%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, dog, neighbor, happy ending, justice, love story, buddies, opposites attract, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
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50%
About Last Night (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.
Style: sexy, realistic, talky, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, friendship, thirtysomething life, up and down relationship, couples, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, couple relations, black woman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Dish Dogs (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends travel from town to town taking jobs as dishwashers until they both find love and must choose separate paths.
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, sex comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: surfing, love, young lovers, battle of the sexes, fall in love, friendship, lifestyle, buddies, youth, looking for love, wooing, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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48%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ben is 35, facing the unsatisfying suburban dating world, and looking for more then just sex. Nightmarish attempts with video dating, bad gym run-ins, and his uproarious friends signing him up with online match-making sites have got him nowhere. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: gay, looking for love, romance, male nudity, couples, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, gender, opposites attract, couple relations, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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48%
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BachelorMan (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In these times of enlightened sexual politics, Ted Davis is a scoring machine. He's got the rap, the charm and his little black book weighs several pounds. Ted has become a guru to his buddies who can only aspire in awe to his greatness. This ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, womanizer, lifestyle, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, wooing, looking for love, true love ...
Time: contemporary
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47%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: sexy, sexual, witty, harsh, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
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Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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47%
The Perfect You (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A waiter/writer living with his dad and a neat freak who's just landed a job as a reporter in New York, meet by colliding on the Brooklyn Bridge, and romance ensues.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: chance meeting, looking for love, wooing, ambition, journalism, romance, couples, workplace romance, waiter, reporter, gay friend, brooklyn bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
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45%
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Caffeine (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly embarrassing secrets having to do with their sexual misadventures.
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drug abuse, battle of the sexes, friendship, looking for love, workplace situations, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, twentysomething life, disorder, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
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45%
Getting Played (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three beautiful women (Electra, Dash, and Fox) who have had their share of men trouble enter into a game of fun in which they choose a random guy and film each other seducing him so as to use the footage later to humiliate him. But problems arise ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: contemporary
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45%
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In the Weeds (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's Martha's first night as a waitress in an upscale New York restaurant. Veteran Chloe shows her the ropes and introduces her to the lives of the restaurant staff. Adam, a hopeful playwright, suffers for his art while dealing with a very ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: waitress, restaurant, looking for love, workplace, lifestyle, relationship vs career, workplace situations, workplace romance, romance, couples, food, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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44%
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, love affair, looking for love, couples, lifestyle, unlikely couple, infidelity, wedding, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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44%
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Novel Romance (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, mother, single parent, couples, looking for love, family relations, workplace situations, couple relations, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, venice california
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43%