Movies like Frances Ha

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Frances Ha (2012)
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Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, mumblecore, melancholic, feel good, sweet, poignant, witty ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, group of friends, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, friends, best friends, ambition, city life, social relations, ambitious, boyfriend, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, supportive friend, slacker, wannabe, college, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, sacramento california, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and melancholic films with plots about friendship, drinking alcohol, friends, relationships, dialogue, mentor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Frances Ha: Mistress America (2015), Kicking and Screaming (1995), Girls (2012), Life Partners (2014), Uptown Girls (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, eccentric family, follow your dream, prank, hopes, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, chess, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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100%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, student, husband wife relationship, party, roommate, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong sexual content, roommate, ambitious, aspiring writer, female friendship, friends, best friends, flirting, actor, everyday life, sexuality, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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100%
Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: lesbian, romance, lesbian friend, friendship, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, relationships, couples, unlikely couple, best friends, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Uptown Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, friends, family relations, initially antagonists, self discovery, lifestyle, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Damsels in Distress (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: talky, semi serious, satirical, thought provoking, absurd ...
Plot: college, best friends, college life, female friendship, social relations, love and romance, lifestyle, depression, makeover, fraternity, eccentricity, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, tokyo
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30%
Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, college graduate, college, love triangle, introspection, human nature, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, couples, office, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, melancholic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, singer, african american, missing child, thirtysomething life, little boy, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Laggies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, youth, fall in love, single father, coming of age, family relations, parent child relationship, teenager, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, platonic, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
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27%
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Obvious Child (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.
Style: realistic, humorous, atmospheric, witty, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nothing goes right, unwanted pregnancy, introspection, abortion, pregnancy, infidelity, one night stand, loneliness, twentysomething life, women, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 38K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, twists and turns ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, self fulfillment, misfit, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, mentally unstable, escape from reality, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 15K
200 Cigarettes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, new year's eve, couples, nightlife, romance, love and romance, sexual dysfunction, twentysomething life, singleness, looking for love, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Drinking Buddies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, mumblecore, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: group of friends, love triangle, relationships, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, weekend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, fake marriage, starting over, fall in love, longing, old love, immigrants, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance, thirtysomething life, breakup, hopes, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: roommate, french, friendship, college life, infidelity, prejudice, travel, lifestyle, love triangle, youth, group of friends, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, love and romance, unfulfilled love, encounter, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flying, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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While We're Young (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.
Style: humorous, ironic, witty, psychological, talky ...
Plot: couples, hipster, friendship, introspection, marriage, couple relations, husband wife relationship, childless couple, midlife crisis, friends, middle aged, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: sweet, realistic, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: breakup, couple relations, relationships, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life philosophy, love, dating, destiny, unfulfilled love, depression, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 39K
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: optimism, homeless, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, goodhearted, love and romance, selflessness, stranger, roommate, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, cliche, thirtysomething life, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, croatia, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, witty, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, couples, youth, battle of the sexes, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, obsession, looking for love, college life, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Dish & the Spoon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two wounded souls commiserate through drinking and aimless wandering while acting out the roles of the happy relationships that elude them in reality. Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander deliver beautifully-tuned comic performances in their portrayal of ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, love affair, disorder, couples, breakup, young lovers, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Walking and Talking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill ...
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, sex, youth, loneliness, female friendship, phone sex, mole, cat, psychologist, women, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 12K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, friends, fall in love, friendship, love and romance, shyness, love story, lifestyle, restaurant, happy ending, casual sex, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, romance, couples, lifestyle, young lovers, fall in love, looking for love, city life, couple relations, old love, first love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, india, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 139K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, hotel, jealousy, city life, parents and children, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%