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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Awkward, shy and delightfully funny, Polly Vandersma (Sheila McCarthy) is an "organizationally impaired" temporary assistant who finally gets her first permanent job at the age of 31. While she works for the curator of an art gallery, Polly narrates her own story, sharing the comical and bittersweet pretensions of the art world. At the same time, she reveals a special part of her own private world, taking the viewer to enchanted places in this quiet assault on the notion of authority everywhere.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, art, art gallery, painting, fall in love, underdog, romance, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, power relations, actor's life, gays and lesbians, boss and employee, couple relations, workplace situations, gender, female protagonist
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love and gender mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I've Heard the Mermaids Singing: It's My Turn (1980), Flowers from Another World (1999), Seven Days of Grace (2006), Learners (2007), Fourplay (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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It's My Turn (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, love affair, love triangle, romance, singleness, workplace romance, family life, love and romance, couples, athlete's life, golden years, feminism ...
Time: future
Place: new york, bronx new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
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95%
Flowers from Another World (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Patricia, a woman from Dominican Republic, needs a home and an economic security that her illegal status in Madrid does not provide her. Milady, twenty, born in Havana and dying to travel the world. Marirosi has a job, a home, and the most complete ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, human nature, romance, couple relations, village, looking for love, love affair, village life, love and romance, society, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: restaurant, actor's life, singleness, romance, workplace situations, love and romance, couples, best friends, gays and lesbians, down on your luck, cooking and food, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 538
Learners (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Bev is a downtrodden housewife who's failed her driving test eight times, having only been instructed by her impatient husband Ian. After registering with a driving school, she develops a crush on her instructor, Chris.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: learning to drive, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, teachers and students, workplace romance, workplace, couples, family relations, power relations, money raising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Fourplay (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This romantic comedy deals with the fleeting attractions between men and women. When American Ben arrives in London to become a writer on a well-known sitcom, he never dreamed that he would end up in a complex love quadrangle. Sitcom star Carly is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, actor's life, writer's life, romance, young lovers, battle of the sexes, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, love affair, love triangle ...
Place: england, europe, london
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66%
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Spooner (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, true love, romance, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, opposites attract, race against time, boss and employee, parents and children, twentysomething life, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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1999 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The century is coming to an end, and New York City is freaking out. "1999" takes place at a New Year's Eve party on December 31, 1999. As a group of neurotic characters gather at a Greenwich Village apartment, everyone struggles to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, neurotic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: city life, gays and lesbians, urban, romance, misfit partners, young lovers, looking for love, love triangle, sexual relations, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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60%
 4.7
 495
Ladies Room (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an ethereal, high-ceilinged room, women stand, waiting. Perhaps it's Purgatory and they're dead. In the room, two young women, one an actress and the other a psychologist, watch the last few days of their lives on a TV screen. Both are ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opera, love and romance, couples, buddies, couple relations, romance, love affair, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, pregnancy, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Reader (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, legal investigation, literature, lover, destructive relationship, infidelity, romance, love affair, sexual relations, singleness, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
My Mother Likes Women (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Sofia introduces her three adult daughters to her new lover who is their age and happens to be a woman. The women, in particular Elvira find it extremely difficult to accept their mothers sudden apparent sexual reversal. The news pushes the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Love & Human Remains (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city. Dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and ...
Style: dark humor, sexual, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: serial killer, looking for love, gays and lesbians, young lovers, romance, couple relations, sexual relations, singleness, gender, love and romance, gay, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ginger and Fred (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act, imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, on a TV variety show.
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dancer's life, performer's life, showbiz, tv show, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, fall in love, couple relations, lovers reunited, tap dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Beyond Therapy (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Manhattanites Bruce and Prudence are each looking for a meaningful romantic relationship and have been encouraged by their psychiatrists to find someone through the personal ads. Their first meeting is disastrous, but they begin to hit it off during ...
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, couple relations, doctors and patients, romance, sexual relations, couples, battle of the sexes, gender, love and romance, power relations, bisexual, lesbian ...
Time: 80s
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Goldfish Memory (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: semi serious, clever, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, folk, couple relations, looking for love, rock, romance, lesbian interest, looking for sex, love triangle, singleness, wooing, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is ...
Style: semi serious, romantic, sexy, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, love affair, gays and lesbians, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle, fish out of water, power of love, couple relations, disorder, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: coming out, lesbian, transsexual, lesbian relationship, romance, lgbt, lesbian sex, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, college, unlikely couple, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The romantic myth is exposed for Guy when he is plagued by memories of an old girlfriend on his wedding day.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, singleness, true love, unfulfilled love, wooing, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life and loves of gay women hanging out at a local tavern are examined in this slice of life film.
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bar, gays and lesbians, love affair, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, gender, self discovery, couple relations, looking for love, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Wish List (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sarah Fisher, an overly organized, by-the-numbers kind of woman, makes a "wish list" of all the qualities and traits her future husband should have. After finding the perfect man, she falls for a guy who meets none of her criteria and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, romance, fall in love, looking for love, love triangle, love and romance, couples, couple relations, hopes, dinner, cheating girlfriend
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love letter, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, misunderstanding, ocean or sea, couple relations, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, romance, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, introspection, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, actor's life, romance, blind ambition, desire for fame, follow your dream, alcohol abuse, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Just One Time (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When the fiancee of a fireman reluctantly agrees to participate in a menage a trois with another woman, she does so on the condition that he reciprocate the favor with another man, which ultimately puts their impending marriage in jeopardy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, fall in love, best friends, romance, gays and lesbians, young lovers, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, looking for sex, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets a prostitute, Ana, with whom he falls in love. Back in ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, surrealism, poetry, bohemian, eroticism, prostitute, human nature, obsession, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Fish Without a Bicycle (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Comedy - Julianna (Jenna Mattison) is a struggling actress in a dead end relationship with Danny (Brad Rowe), a fireman who no longer lights her fire. When she decides to leave him and go "find herself" she ends up falling in love with an ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, actor's life, romance, battle of the sexes, looking for love, singleness, wooing, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Manual of Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, couple relations, love affair, romance, date, multiple storylines, down on your luck, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, fall in love, hiv positive, friendship, unlikely couple, opposites attract, self discovery, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Couldn't Care Less (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This European take on twenty-something woe introduces viewers to Jorge (Alejandro Cano), a self-help author suffering from writer's block who thinks he may be gay. Living with Jorge is Marta (Maria Jurado), a bisexual who wants to have a baby. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, gender, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, writer's life, couple relations, friendship, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, cocaine ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
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Slogan (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Commercial director Serge Faberge (Serge Gainsbourg) is having an affair with Evelyne (Jane Birkin), the 18 year old fiancee of friend Hugh (James Mitchell). His own pregnant wife Francoise (Andréa Parisy) usually does not mind his dalliances, ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: fall in love, buddies, infidelity, looking for love, romance, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, singleness, media satire, midlife crisis, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, venice, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%