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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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, art, painting, art gallery, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, actor's life, gays and lesbians, boss and employee, unfulfilled love, underdog, workplace situations, power relations, romance, 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, gays and lesbians and gender mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I've Heard the Mermaids Singing: It's My Turn (1980), Seven Days of Grace (2006), Flowers from Another World (1999), Fourplay (2001), Learners (2007). 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: sentimental, clever, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, power relations, romance, athlete's life, dangerous attraction, love and romance, family relations, golden years, singleness, infidelity, ambition, sport team ...
Time: future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, bronx new york city
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95%
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, hopes, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, infidelity, culture clash, love affair, looking for love, fall in love, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.0
 587
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, young lovers, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, makeup artist, actor's life, friends, writer's life, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: learning to drive, workplace, love and romance, romance, power relations, money raising, teachers and students, family relations, fall in love, couples, workplace romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Goldfish Memory (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A small group of friends experience relationships which grow and stumble, involving everything from straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships. The speed with which these relationships last leads to the Goldfish memory effect, the belief ...
Style: realistic, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, looking for sex, romance, rock, dishonesty, couples, wooing, couple relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, singleness, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, neurotic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: youth, breakup, love triangle, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, singleness, romance, misfit partners, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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64%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opera, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, buddies, love affair, couples, lifestyle, gender, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: sexual, talky, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, doctors and patients, power relations, couple relations, love and romance, gender, couples, battle of the sexes, bisexual, lesbian ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sexual, dark humor, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: erotic, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, power relations, legal investigation, love affair, teenage life, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, love letter, romance, love triangle, single parent, ocean or sea, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couple relations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 530
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: sexual, realistic, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, romantic, sexy ...
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58%
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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, offbeat, sentimental, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california
⇓ 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, sexual, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, siblings relations, sexual relations, singleness, writer's life, parents and children, youth, romance, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sexual, sexy, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sexual, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, looking for love, fall in love, couples, wooing, orphan, true love, infidelity, opposites attract, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: coming out, lesbian, transsexual, lesbian relationship, romance, lesbian sex, lgbt, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
When Night Is Falling (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prudish woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman whom works at a local carnival which comes to town.
Style: erotic, sexual, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, romance, dishonesty, couples, true love, college, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, power relations, love and romance, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
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53%
Fish Without a Bicycle (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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52%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, romance, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, rising to stardom, follow your dream, unstoppable, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
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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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, love and romance, hopes, romance, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, couples, cheating girlfriend, dinner
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Plot: writer's life, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, friends, twentysomething life, love and romance, gender, artists and showbiz, couple relations, friendship, sexual exploration ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, buddies, couples, lifestyle, human nature, gender, reunion, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cake (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A travel writer improves her love life when she becomes an editor for her father's wedding magazine.
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, singleness, artists and showbiz, love and romance, workplace romance, looking for love, wooing, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, parents and children, writer's life, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 5K
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, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, friends, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%