Movies like Side Effects 2005

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Side Effects (2005)
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Side Effects (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: America! Built on a better pill. Karly Hert has spent the last ten years selling drugs. Legally, that is. Karly is a pharmaceutical sales representative. She sells pills to doctors. She makes lots of money. She has a company car. She has a nice fat expense account. But there's a growing pit in Karly's stomach. Something isn't right behind the scenes at big pharma. Based on the director's decade working directly for the industry.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, clever
Plot: corporate crimes, moral dilemma, public health, fighting the system, love affair, ambition, introspection, corporate crime, obsession, romance, couples, society, workplace romance, rise and fall, workplace, dishonesty, boss and employee, relationship vs career, workplace situations, promotion, cons and scams, drugs, corporation, mental illness, love ...
Time: contemporary

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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 love and romance, couples, romance, workplace, workplace situations, dishonesty and workplace romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Side Effects: Syrup (2013), The Medicine Show (2001), Just Desserts (2004), Conventioneers (2005), In the Weeds (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Syrup (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: boss and employee, ambition, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, dishonesty, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, female boss, advertising agency, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Medicine Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cynical young man, diagnosed with cancer, meets a brash young leukemia patient in the hospital who more than matches his distaste for IV drips and weepy sentimentality.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hospital, opposites attract, couple relations, against the odds, love affair, terminal illness, couples, dark humor, family problems, romance, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: contest, cooking and food, food, ambition, lifestyle, relationship vs career, opposites attract, workplace, rivalry, romance, family life, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 193
Conventioneers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, political ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, democrat, politics, introspection, idealism, love affair, moral dilemma, campaign, couples, injustice, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut, texas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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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Price Check (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, boss and employee, workplace romance, career woman, workplace, ambition, extramarital affair, gambling, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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
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72%
Office Romance. Our time (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a ratings company, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director, wants to make Novoseltsev the manager but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: workplace romance, boss and employee, fall in love, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, love affair, strong female lead, female executive, office romance, female boss, single father, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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71%
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Making Mr. Right (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eddie, a poor street conman, has his 'guess in which briefcase' trick ruined by Manhattan lifestyle magazine deputy editor Hallie Galloway. Due to a bet with her boss, she must transform Eddie into a dashingly eligible bachelor for a ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: eligible bachelor, love and romance, romance, cons and scams, power relations, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, smuggling, transformation, theft, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Divine Intervention (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Reverend Robert Gibbs is a young, hip pastor who temporarily takes over the helm of a Fundamentalist Baptist church while his predecessor Reverend Matthews recovers from a stroke. While trying to impress Reverend Matthews, Gibbs has to win the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, spiritual, christian film ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, political, suspense ...
Plot: corporate crime, uncover truth, fighting the system, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, whistleblower, power relations, boss and employee, rich and poor, couple relations, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
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Pink Lemonade (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, romantic
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Lies and Alibis (2006)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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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, girls' night
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Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, suspense ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: humorous, intense, feel good, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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48%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, political, suspense ...
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Time: 90s
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47%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, witty, intellectual ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the Christmas season fast approaching, department store window decorator Sloan Van Doren is hoping to take over the recently-vacated head window designer spot but finds she has to prove herself by going up against rival Jake Dooley. As the two ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
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Olive Juice (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Comedy - Leighanne Littrell, James Berlau, Michael Hartson
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
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44%
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard Cooper is a married man and father of two who is just plain bored with married life. Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to ogling random women on the street to the point he takes lunch late to look at them. When old crush Nikki ...
Style: funny, humorous, sexy, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, infidelity, love triangle, marital problem, midlife crisis, family relations, family life, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Orgies and the Meaning of Life (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Baxter Goode is a man trying to find an ending to his book about a sex obsessed stick figure searching for a portal to the three dimensional world, as his father, a best selling Christian author, tries to stop him. His life is further complicated by ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Trust the Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: humorous, light, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, sexual dysfunction, loneliness, fashion, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace, workplace situations, unsuccessful, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%