Movies and TV shows like The Starter Wife

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The Starter Wife (2007)
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The Starter Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: The events of one woman's life following her divorce after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio executive. Based on the best-selling novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: midlife crisis, satire, self discovery, ex couple relations, one more chance, love and romance, ambition, starting over, couples, divorce, marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, producer, singleness, life is a bitch, strong female presence, challenge, shark, party, friendship, hollywood, intimacy, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, friends, marriage, romance and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Starter Wife: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014), Love (2016), My Boys (2006), Happily Divorced (2011), Married (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40's in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: divorce, starting over, friends, self discovery, breakup, singleness, best friends, writer's life, strong female presence, dating, middle aged, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, friendship, love and romance, starting over, looking for love, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, marriage, strong female presence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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57%
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Love (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships.
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, witty, talky ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, couple relations, love, romance, junkie, hollywood, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationship problems, marriage, friendship, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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44%
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My Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Boys is an American television sitcom that debuted on November 28, 2006, on TBS. The show deals with a female sports columnist in Chicago, Illinois and the men in her life including her brother and her best friend. The show was canceled by TBS on ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: looking for love, journalism, singleness, media, newspaper, columnist, buddies, lifestyle, best friends, ex couple relations, couples, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Happily Divorced (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Happily Divorced is an American sitcom created by Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson. Inspired by their experiences, the series, which became TV Land's third original scripted series following Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35, ran from ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, couples, homosexual, lgbt, divorce, father daughter relationship, marriage, dating, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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41%
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Married (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance -- but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sitcom ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, couple relations, couples, parents and children, family relations, family life, friendship, love and romance, save the day, sexual relations, battle of the sexes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Togetherness (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and their individual dreams alive.
Style: humorous, sitcom, mumblecore, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, ambition, buddies, couples, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, family relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
Men of a Certain Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Men of a Certain Age is an American comedy-drama television series, which premiered on TNT on December 7, 2009. The hour-long program stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as three best friends in their late forties dealing with the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: group of friends, midlife crisis, friendship, family life, family relations, parenthood, bonding, divorce, middle aged, marriage, old friend, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Will & Grace (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, friendship, roommate, supportive friend, best friends, love and romance, dating, platonic, singleness, looking for love, gender, socialite ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, thirtysomething life, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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35%
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Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, workplace situations, midlife crisis, coping, family relations, optimism, sanity, coworker, ex couple relations, mental disorder, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
For Better or Worse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the the ups-and-downs of Angela Williams, the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus, a former professional football player who has recently partnered with Richard Ellington and Joseph Jetson on a new sports ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: battle of the sexes, lifestyle, love and romance, friends, couples, verbal byplay, couple relations, marriage, thirtysomething life, silly humor, profanity, african american protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, workplace, workplace situations, unfulfillment, self discovery, couples, happiness, love, introspection, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Co-Ed Confidential (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Co-Ed Confidential is a softcore pornographic cable program that is Cinemax's erotic remake of National Lampoon's Animal House, it is shown on Cinemax After Dark. The series made its premiere in 2007 and has currently had four seasons and ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: couples, college, couple relations, college life, love and romance, youth, campus, disorder, wooing, student life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial love relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When Shall We Kiss? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
TV show
Story: The chronicles of the lives of young urban adults in Budapest.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, couples, looking for love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, love affair, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Out of Order (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: I suppose this is the story of the beauty and brutality of a long-term marriage as seen through the eyes of a writer who aspires to make art, but makes his living writing popcorn movies. Someone who wants to be a good man, but finds himself ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, infidelity, love affair, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, adultery, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
What About Brian (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Serial monogamist Brian O'Hara hits his mid-30s and suddenly realizes he's the last bachelor standing in his circle of friends. Not averse to the happily ever after his friends have achieved, Brian wonders whether he'll ever find Mrs. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, group of friends, marriage, looking for love, couples, couple relations, singleness, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, unlikely couple, dating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Single Ladies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Single Ladies is an American comedy-drama television series on VH1 that debuted on May 30, 2011, as a two-hour television film. Created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, the series chronicles the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, fashion, couple relations, looking for love, lifestyle, love triangle, society, social differences, friends, mogul, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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29%
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Miss Match (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Miss Match is a 2003 American television series created by Jeff Rake and Darren Star and produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Darren Star Productions and Imagine Entertainment. It aired in the U.S. on NBC, Australia on Network Seven, Arena and FOX8, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: matchmaking, workplace romance, couples, romance, looking for love, parents and children, lifestyle, family relations, workplace situations, workplace, lawyer, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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28%
Matters of Life & Dating (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Linda Dackman has been diagnosed with breast cancer, but this does not prevent she from seeing the positive side of life and continue their quest for Prince Charming.
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, support group, couples, physical appearance, romance, singleness, breast cancer, dating, best friends, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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27%
The Treatment (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jake Singer is at loose ends in NYC, and neck deep in psychoanalysis with the outrageous Dr. Morales when he meets the enigmatic and beautiful widow Allegra Marshall.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: psychoanalysis, going straight, dysfunctional family, couples, midlife crisis, custody, family problems, rehabilitation, social differences, losing-it hero, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Greatest Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Greatest Love is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy television series about true love in the fake world of entertainment. Starring Cha Seung-won, Gong Hyo-jin, Yoon Kye-sang and Yoo In-na, it aired on MBC from May 4 to June 23, 2011 on ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, family relations, artists and showbiz, complex characters, love at first sight, health situation, romance, couples, hotshot hero, heroes, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Game (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime schedule. Along with Runaway, it was one of only ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: football, lifestyle, ambition, relationship vs career, high society, couple relations, millionaire, couples, best friends, romance, star, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, master and servant, unfulfillment, power relations, looking for love, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
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27%
Red Is the Color of (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The tense marriage between two painters is shaken and stirred when the husband's provocative free-spirited nude model ignites his wife's sexual and spiritual awakening. In a three way game of subtle seduction, each of the three confront ...
Style: realistic, serious, art house, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: marriage, life turned upside down, love triangle, self discovery, destructive relationship, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, couple relations, couples, seduction, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Ti Ti Ti (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Brazilian telenovela based on the 1985 telenovela of the same name.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy
Plot: rivalry, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, intrigue, love and romance, desire for fame, dishonesty, hopes, fall in love, fashion, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Men at Work (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Men at Work is an American comedy series that airs on TBS. The series was created by Breckin Meyer and stars Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, James Lesure and Meredith Hagner. The series premiered on May 24, 2012 at 10 pm. TBS second ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: buddies, lifestyle, workplace, photographer, couples, friendship, dating, magazine, love and romance, dumped, looking for sex, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, sentimental, psychological, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, betrayal, romance, human nature, hopes, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Rules of Engagement (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer, a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey, and a single guy on the prowl, Russell. As ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, couples, marriage, wooing, dating, group of friends, friends, thirtysomething life, engaged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%