Movies like The Closer You Get

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The Closer You Get (2000)
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The Closer You Get (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irish bachelors take out an ad in the Miami Herald, looking for love.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: village, small town, romance, couples, isolation, couple relations, family relations, village life, battle of the sexes, small town life, love, friendship between men, male female relationship, friendship, friends, love and romance, journalism, society, clergy, social relations, priest, virgin, fisherman, irish, bachelor ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe

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Most similar movies to The Closer You Get

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, friends, family relations and disorder mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Closer You Get: Waking Ned Devine (1998), Postmark Paradise (2000), The MatchMaker (1997), Irish Jam (2006), Loners (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, cerebral, tricky ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: irish, friendship, countryside, friends, small town, greed, death, prejudice, creativity, lottery winner, luck, gambling ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, friendship, starting over, society, romance, love and romance, couples, culture clash, couple relations, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, ukraine, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The MatchMaker (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, irish, love and romance, romance, politics, small town, culture clash, small town life, dog, twists and turns, election campaign, culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, contests and competitions, rise to the top, on the run, disorder, ambition, dishonesty, buddies, family relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Loners (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of "ordinary" Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of matchmaker and occasionally helps to put together some of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Plot: romance, friendship, couple relations, love, love and romance, couples, ufo, mother daughter relationship, marijuana, tourist, radio, stalking ...
Time: 90s
Place: prague, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Herman U.S.A. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this quirky romantic comedy inspired by a true story, an influx of women invade the small town of Herman, Minn., to get their hands on a surplus of bachelors yearning for female companionship. When the persuasive "cry from the heart" of ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, looking for love, couples, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, singleness, love, male female relationship, social relations, love and romance, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Raising Flagg (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.)
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: family relations, couples, couple relations, betrayal, single parent, parents and children, contests and competitions, estrangement, small town, family life, human nature, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lost in Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern day treasure hunt for a mystical relic that turns into a love story for all time.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, friendship, romance, fall in love, escapades, couples, disorder, island, excavation, rivalry, spirituality, diving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
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V.O.S. (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A game between four characters. A comedy about love and friendship. A film about the great lie of story telling that moves between reality and fiction.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: introspection, friendship, love triangle, love affair, couples, battle of the sexes, romance, hopes, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Relative Values (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, couple relations, social differences, family relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, couples, power relations, intrigue, servant, risk ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Sweet Little Village (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie's main storyline follows the life of Otík, a mentally retarded young man, in a tight-knit village community. The sweet-tempered Otík works as an assistant truck driver with Mr. Pávek, his older colleague and practical-minded ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: village life, summer, working class, provincial life, mental retardation, misfit, love and romance, society, couple relations, village, friendship, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: friends, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, romance, buddies, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, dublin ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meet the parents, disorder, couple relations, fish out of water, culture clash, silly humor, parents and children, couples, misfit, society, village, migration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Welcome to the South (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alberto (Claudio Bisio), post office manager of a small town in Brianza, under pressure of his wife Sylvia (Angela Finocchiaro), is willing to do anything to get the transfer to Milan. Even pretending to be disabled to climb in the ranking. But the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, friendship, workplace situations, supportive coworker, workplace, social relations, culture clash, disorder, society, couple relations, misfit, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Santa Maradona (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, buddies, lifestyle, friends, unemployment, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sidetracked (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A rural couple in crisis, who have a brother and sister with urban problems, and all of them trying to find a solution.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: couples, married couple, hopes, starting over, journalism, midlife crisis, family, countryside, group of friends, couple relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Runway (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: communication problem, social relations, hopes, village life, village, getting home, foreigner, friendship, airplane, bull, youth, negligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Women Who Flirt (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Zhang Hui is told by long-time best friend Xiao Gong that he has a new girlfriend, she is determined to learn new tricks to gain him back. Based on the novel written by Luo Fuman, "Everyone Loves Tender Women".
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, rivalry, love triangle, friendship, disorder, fall in love, seduction, couple relations, friends, love and romance, couples, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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I Love You Too (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Written by comedian Peter Helliar, I LOVE YOU TOO stars Brendan Cowell as Jim, a 30-something emotionally stunted man whose inability to declare his love to his girlfriend, Alice, threatens to cost him the best thing he ever had but leads him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, buddies, breakup, couple relations, wooing, society, empire, friends, couples, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, family relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Zonad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zonad (Simon Delaney) is from space…probably. Or so the Cassidy family assume when they discover an apparent alien in a shiny red space suit and helmet passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet. The Cassidys and the people of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, cons and scams, family life, family relations, social relations, dishonesty, village, disorder, con artists, alien, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, comedy of errors, satire, society, politics, social relations, disorder, political unrest, cons and scams, village, village life, border ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Break Up Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: BREAK UP MAN is an odd couple road movie and tells the story of Henri, who works for a break up agency in Berlin and on behalf of those who want to separate themselves from their future “ex”-partners. To complete his most important mission he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, satirical ...
Plot: breakup, love, odd couple, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, problem solving, relationship problems, male female relationship, couples, job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Without Men (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The women of a remote Latin American town are forced to pick up the pieces and remake their world when all the town's men are forcibly recruited by communist guerrillas.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, lesbian, fall in love, society, love and romance, couples, social relations, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, lgbtq, bisexual woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Masquerades (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, brother sister relationship, small town life, small town, love and romance, couples, village, siblings relations, cons and scams, husband wife relationship, lie, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bachelor Days Are Over (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Arnaud nicknamed "Cui Cui" no longer knows which way to look. He is about to marry Anna but he is not sure he really loves her. To make matters worse, he falls in love during the stag party he has with his friends. And Léa, a nightclub ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, romance, introspection, buddies, couple relations, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, marriage, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Woman as a Friend (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Francis and Claudia are good friends . He is a lawyer, she is veterinary doctor. Among them there are no secrets , until John arrives. Claudia decides to marry him. Francis realizes that friendship between man and women is more complicated.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, friendship, couples, friends, couple relations, singleness, love and romance, male female relationship, romantic friendship, romantic relationship, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, self discovery, starting over, dancer's life, romance, love and romance, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hallelujah! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Following his release from a seven-year stretch in prison, Mario Diccara discovers that his affairs with the underworld aren't completely settled. His brother Patrick, a priest, suggests that he stays with elderly Father Etienne in a small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: fake priest, priest, mistaken identity, small town, church, disorder, social relations, hidden identity, farce, village, cons and scams, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
House of Angels (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a small village in Västergötland, everything is turned upside-down when the local loner dies and his cottage is inherited by his unknown relative Fanny. She rides into tow on a big black motorcycle with her androgenic boyfriend Zack, wearing ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: gay, motorcycle, inheritance, free spirit, village, lgbt, small town, countryside, summer, search for father, mansion, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%