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: moral dilemma, public health, fighting the system, ambition, love affair, introspection, corporate crimes, obsession, romance, workplace romance, rise and fall, society, couples, dishonesty, boss and employee, workplace, relationship vs career, workplace situations, cons and scams, promotion, drugs, corporation, pharmaceuticals, drug, politics ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, workplace, workplace situations, dishonesty and workplace romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Side Effects: The Medicine Show (2001), Syrup (2013), Just Desserts (2004), Conventioneers (2005), In the Weeds (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dark humor, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hospital, couple relations, love affair, against the odds, terminal illness, opposites attract, parents and children, introspection, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family problems, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
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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, biting, talky ...
Plot: boss and employee, ambition, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, dishonesty, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, advertising agency, female boss, satire, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, love affair, family life, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace, romance, rivalry, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, politics, democrat, introspection, love affair, idealism, moral dilemma, couples, injustice, campaign, fighting the system, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, texas, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, waitress, looking for love, lifestyle, workplace, workplace situations, relationship vs career, workplace romance, couples, romance, cooking and food, thirtysomething 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, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, boss and employee, workplace, ambition, career woman, workplace romance, extramarital affair, power relations, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, couples, looking for love, infidelity, love affair, workplace romance, sexual relations, thirtysomething life, twentysomething life, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace romance, workplace situations, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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68%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: church, introspection, going straight, ambition, downfall, teenage love, couples, religions or cults, dishonesty, rivalry, clergy, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: cons and scams, romance, love and romance, eligible bachelor, power relations, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, smuggling, transformation, theft, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pink Lemonade (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever have one of those nights where nothing seems to be going right? Ever have a job that made you ponder "this place would be fun if it didn't suck so much"? Welcome to food-service hell. Natalie, the waitress, is on the verge of a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, workplace situations, couples, workplace, betrayal, obnoxious boss, romance, boss and employee, heist, cooking and food, love ...
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Falling Up (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A nursing student forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, student life, buddies, romance, boss and employee, workplace situations, love and romance, fall in love, concierge, workplace, rich and poor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Lies & Alibis (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: plan gone awry, cons and scams, love affair, partners, murder, alibi, false accusation, riddles and clues, rivalry, infidelity, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
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Time: 80s
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51%
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: uncover truth, rise to the top, fighting the system, ambition, rise and fall, workplace romance, couple relations, whistleblower, power relations, opposites attract, society, workplace situations ...
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Corporate Affairs (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family man (Meyer) recent promoted to middle management at work immerses himself in a world of questionable personal and professional ethics by a colleague (Scott).
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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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, satirical, light, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: satire, showbiz, actor's life, romance, artists and showbiz, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, fashion, unsuccessful, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, friendship, friends, workplace, family business, workplace romance, love and romance, society, workplace situations, boss and employee, beauty salon, barbershop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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50%
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Lovesickness (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle.
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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49%
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Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, democrat, political intrigue, love affair, society, head of state, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
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Olive Juice (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Comedy - Leighanne Littrell, James Berlau, Michael Hartson
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, offbeat
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 94 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: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, marriage, marital problem, midlife crisis, family relations, infidelity, romance, family life, love affair, sexual relations, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, ...
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Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, workplace romance, unlikely couple, manipulation, love triangle, fall in love, manipulations, dishonesty, nothing goes right, workplace, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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43%