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The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999)
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The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999)
Original name: 真心話
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam, a fresh graduate from Singapore, works as a journalist in Hong Kong to gain wider exposure in life. He chances upon Jane, an intriguing mainland girl who lives a wayward, depraved life on the streets of Hong Kong. Because of her previous experiences in life, she is highly distrustful of men and spends her days smoking, taking drugs and booze. Sam, from a rich Singapore family, finds his social view broadened as he spends time with Jane in an effort to capture a good feature story. What started out as fascination over her for a cover story develops into a heart-warming love story. The two fall in love but their love is tested under the harsh light of societal comparisons.
Plot: teenager, gangsters, drug, youth, drugs, reporter, smoking, rebelliousness, wooing, streetwise, gangster
Place: hong kong, singapore

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, love and romance, romance, friendship, wooing, teenage life and couples mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Truth About Jane and Sam: 2 Young (2005), Love in a Puff (2010), The Bachelor's Swan Song (1989), Lan Kwai Fong (2011), The King of Comedy (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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2 Young (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, on the run, social differences, forbidden love, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, lifestyle, young lovers, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Love in a Puff (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jimmy is a mild mannered advertising executive in his twenties. While smoking in an alley packed with booming loudmouth co-workers and sharing explicit gossips and horror stories, he befriends a misfit cosmetics salesgirl Cherie who also likes to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wooing, workplace romance, love and romance, workplace, romance, lifestyle, rules and policies, couples, misfit, social misfits, urban, advertising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Bachelor's Swan Song (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Kenny and Maggie, lovers of long standing, have been scrimping and saving for their marriage. One day Maggie suspects that she is pregnant, and suggests an early wedding. Kenny is thunder struck as he has just lost his every cent in the stock market.
Plot: loan shark, middle class, in laws, sign language, dowry, farce
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Lan Kwai Fong (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), a well-known party location in Hong Kong with loads of nightclubs and bars. Everyone likes to go to LKF for fun, one night stands or even true love. LKF has captured the joys and sorrows of many... One night, Steven - a regular ...
Style: sexy, realistic, captivating, humorous, serious
Plot: nightclub, romance, fall in love, wooing, stewardess, nightlife, lifestyle, sexual relations, couples, love and romance, true love, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The King of Comedy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wan Tin-Sau is an actor who cannot seem to catch a break, since his only professional jobs are limited to being a movie extra. As well as being an actor, he is also the head of his village's community center.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, road not taken, friendship, fall in love, showbiz, celebrity culture, looking for love, wooing, unfulfillment, opposites attract, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Our Sunhi (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sunhi from the Department of Film stops by the school one day to get a letter of recommendation from Professor Choi to leave to the US. She expects him to write her a nice one since he took favor to her. She runs into two men from the past ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love affair, youth, coming of age, homecoming, professor, filmmaking, love and romance, artists and showbiz, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
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Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenager, youth, teenage love, romance, love and romance, teen romance, high school student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hot Young Bloods (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A comedy romance movie about the last generation of youths and their passionate romance based in Hongseong, Chungcheong Namdo in the 1980s.
Style: romantic, humorous, feel good, touching, sweet
Plot: romance, school bully, youth, parent child relationship, self discovery, love triangle, high school, teenager
Time: 80s
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Made in Hong Kong (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The first independent film to emerge from the former British colony since the changeover to China in 1997, Made in Hong Kong is an intoxicating drama about teenage alienation.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, city life, fall in love, introspection, teenage life, urban, haunted by the past, coming of age, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, ambition, drug dealing, youth, rebellion, opposites attract, family problems, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hot Bubblegum (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Momo and Yudale take turns mounting Bentzi's foreign buxom cousin, but Yudale and her get stuck together. Momo raises the bar even further by proving the rumors of an accepting older buxom piano tutor, Fritzi. Bentzi looks for love.
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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In the Room (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This sensitive and sensual film draws together several narratives spanning several decades, all of them transpiring in the same room of the same Singaporean hotel — and all of them involving sex.
Style: erotic, heartbreaking
Plot: group sex, sex talk, interracial romance, sexuality, sex scene, watching sex, hotel room, keyhole, male virgin, one night stand, drug abuse, sex party ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 90s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Airplane Mode (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Ana, an influencer, crashes her car while talking on the phone, she's shipped to her grumpy grandfather's farm -- and forced into a digital detox.
Style: captivating, feel good, sweet, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teen romance, fashion, teenager, fashion show, smartphone, social media, love, rivalry, youth, hopes, friendship, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: humorous, inspirational, touching, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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15: The Movie (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 107 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Scents and Sensibility (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A twist on the classic Jane Austen novel.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, school, love and romance, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Wedding Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Malaysia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
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Place: malaysia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: sexy, funny, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, pornography, porn star, sexual attraction, youth, teenage love, lifestyle, fall in love, girl next door, love and romance, first love, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, absurd, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, oakland california, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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ReLIFE (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Arata Kaizaki is 27-years-old and unemployed. He quit his prior job after working for the company for 3 months. Arata Kaizaki decides to take part in a research program. He takes medication that makes him look younger and he is to attend high school ...
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Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.9
 174
Gypsy Boys (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Drama of two young San Francisco couples, both deciding how to define their relationships.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, sexy, queer cinema
Plot: gay, youth, gay interest, drugs, alcohol, gay lead character, relationships, love and romance, female impersonator, break-up, cruise, profanity ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Baby Love (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Those Lemon Popsicle boys are at it again!..Naughtier than ever in...
Style: sexy, sexual, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, beach, teenager, young lovers, romance, sexual content, couples, friends, youth, buddies ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 640
Dish Dogs (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends travel from town to town taking jobs as dishwashers until they both find love and must choose separate paths.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: restaurant, surfing, love, fall in love, friendship, battle of the sexes, young lovers, wooing, buddies, lifestyle, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Quarter Life Crisis (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Hindu, and a believer in Astrology, Neil Desai is a second-generation East Indian-American, who is 27 years of age, works for an ad company, and has been in a relationship for over 6 years with Angel Matthews, and lives with her in a small ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: bar, bet, bachelor, love and romance, couples, best friends, youth, buddies, romance, womanizer, unlikely couple, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Virgin Queen of St. Francis High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A high school jock bets his friends that he can score with the school beauty queen, who is also a virgin.
Style: sentimental, humorous, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bet, virginity, couples, gender, youth, love and romance, best friends, romance, social relations, friends, school, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Tutor Friend (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a touching story of two completely different students from two completely different worlds. One is a rich male repeating his third year of high school and the other a poor girl in her second year of university struggling to make ends meet.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: fall in love, youth, family problems, wooing, family business, love affair, friendship, hidden identity, rebelliousness, family in crisis, love and romance, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hooked on You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hong Kong actress and pop star Miriam Yeung stars as an eligible bachelorette who reluctantly takes a job as a fishmonger to pay off her father's debts. But her stinky job gets stinkier when a brutish rival fisherman enters the scene.
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: gambling, romance, looking for love, friends, love, debt, marketplace, salesman, death of father, society, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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