Movies like Breaking Upwards

If you like "Breaking Upwards" you are looking for sincere, touching and semi serious movies about / with romance, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, hopes, lifestyle and breakup themes of Romance genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Breaking Upwards (2009)
 6.1
 1K
Breaking Upwards (2009)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 'Breaking Upwards' explores a young, real-life New York couple who, four years in and battling codependency, decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment devised by director/actor Daryl Wein and actress Zoe Lister-Jones, the film loosely interprets a year in their lives exploring alternatives to monogamy, and the madness that ensues. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, hopes, lifestyle, breakup, battle of the sexes, couples, young lovers, introspection, crumbling marriage, male female relationship, romantic relationship, relationships, free love, husband wife relationship, love affair, love story, unfulfilled love, open marriage, youth, urban, city life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Breaking Upwards

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, lifestyle, looking for love and male female relationship mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Breaking Upwards: I Hate Valentine's Day (2009), 30 Beats (2012), London Paris New York (2012), The Christmas Ornament (2013), Mona (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, love affair, valentine's day, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, couple relations, thirtysomething life, couples, unfulfillment, romance, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.1
 996
30 Beats (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A summer heat wave and a series of sexual encounters connect a group of New Yorkers.
Style: humorous, contemplative, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: sex scene, self discovery, love affair, romance, lifestyle, city life, couples, introspection, hopes, heat wave, seduction, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
London Paris New York (2012)
Genre: Romance
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: London Paris New York is a film that captures the angst of the twenties, the most dramatic period of one's life - when you have to find a career, you have your first significant relationship and most importantly form your identity in this ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, couples, youth, social differences, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, twentysomething life, young lovers, love and romance, unlikely couple, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, new york, london, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Christmas Ornament (2013)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Newly widowed Kathy plans to skip out on decking the halls and trimming the tree this Christmas, trying to avoid anything that will bring back memories of her late husband. The only Christmas tradition she will observe is baking cookies for her ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, widow, holiday, love story, relationships, fall in love, romantic friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
lifestyle movies
4724
breakup movies
1593
humorous movies
18503
 4.4
 135
Mona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two 35 year old men going backwards in life meet a vibrant 23 year woman, bounding unselfconsciously forward.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, romance, looking for love, city life, lifestyle, buddies, rivalry, society, thirtysomething life, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 151
Herman U.S.A. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this quirky romantic comedy inspired by a true story, an influx of women invade the small town of Herman, Minn., to get their hands on a surplus of bachelors yearning for female companionship. When the persuasive "cry from the heart" of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, couples, romance, lifestyle, singleness, couple relations, male female relationship, love, journalism, social relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.4
 179
Life's an Itch (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A married man reaches the point where he questions everything: career, creativity and even his marriage. Hilarious complications and temptations arise when his wife invites her open-minded (and very sexy) yoga instructor to stay in the guest house ...
Style: humorous, captivating, funny, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, love, yoga, husband wife relationship, couple relations, yoga instructor, romantic relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 938
Never Again (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, lifestyle, starting over, looking for love, introspection, couples, sexual relations, wooing, couple relations, hopes, romance, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
usa movies
usa
13032
realistic movies
28275
couples movies
10934
 6.7
 1K
Marry Me (2010)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: Rae Ann Carter always wanted the fairytale where she meets a prince, falls in love and gets married, but feared that dream would never come true. Suddenly, Rae goes from having no man in her life to having three - charming Luke, passionate Adam, and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, love triangle, couples, proposal, fall in love, social worker, choice, wedding, lifestyle, couple relations, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Counting Backwards (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For some, the lives we have are not always the lives we wanted. For Joe, a small time guy from the small time town of Sandwich, Illinois, his has not even come close - until now. Faced with death and having recently met the girl of his dreams, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, love affair, against the odds, introspection, life is a bitch, race against time, romance, best friends, bittersweet, small town, male female relationship, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Nine Chronicles for a Screaming Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a mosaic of human relationships and day-to-day situations, men and women of different ages feel a pressing need to reinvent themselves. As they cross each other's paths, they all are at a turning point in their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: couple relations, introspection, hopes, couples, starting over, solitude, life changing, male female relationship, coping, self discovery, love and romance, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Boyfriends' Dogs (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The owners of a small diner are surprised one rainy evening when, just after close, a young woman wearing a wedding dress with three dogs in tow begs to come into their restaurant. What follows is the young woman's retelling of how she arrived ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, couples, pets, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance, singleness
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, unfulfillment, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: s after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, lifestyle, womanizer, romance, love and romance, couples, introspection, unfulfillment, friends, lesbian lover, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, college, fall in love, couples, love affair, unlikely couple, family problems, introspection, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, comedy of errors, love affair, couples, romance, small town, inheritance, male female relationship, fall in love, couple relations, in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
With This Ring (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After attending their friend Elise's (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year's Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-­driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, looking for love, friendship, romance, love affair, unfulfillment, showbiz, job, movie business, friends, strong female presence, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 9K
Lola Versus (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just three weeks before her wedding, Lola (Greta Gerwig) finds herself suddenly without a partner when her longtime fiance, Luke (Joel Kinnaman), dumps her. With her 30th birthday looming and being forced to re-enter the New York City dating scene, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: singleness, breakup, couples, romance, starting over, best friends, life turned upside down, disorder, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 992
Flower Girl (2009)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Evan Cooper is the ideal match on paper and according to her grandmother, Rose Durham and friends, including an equally pushy wedding planner, for florist Laurel Haverford, who fears to be the last of her generation to get married. Yet she keeps ...
Style: sentimental, light, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: flower shop, romance, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, wooing, love triangle, moral dilemma, rivalry, friendship, wedding, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, career change, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, break up, breakup, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Men in the City (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the love lives of different types of men in Amsterdam.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: battle of the sexes, couple relations, lifestyle, womanizer, friends, love and romance, romance, city life, buddies, couples, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.4
 135
Dry Spell (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sasha tries to get her soon-to-be ex husband Kyle laid so she can move on with her sex life guilt-free.
Style: sex comedy, realistic, humorous, light, feel good ...
Plot: divorce, couples, loss of virginity, couple relations, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, romance, battle of the sexes, love and romance, sex scene, dating, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Her Minor Thing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jeana does IT for the Sacramento Fire Department. She and Tom, a self-confident local TV news reporter, are about to go on a cruise to Rio when he lets slip on TV that she is a virgin. It's a slow news week, so this becomes a story: the media ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, love triangle, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, loss of virginity, adult virgin, first sex, television reporter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, lifestyle, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, unlikely couple, dishonesty, young lovers, love and romance, society, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, nebraska, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 160
Inertia (2001)
Genre: Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joseph is in love with Laura. Laura is in love with Bruce. Bruce is in love with Alex. Alex is in love with Joseph. While a mysterious germ in the water supply threatens the population of Winnipeg, Canada, four love-struck individuals struggle with ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, looking for love, couples, romance, love and romance, gender, male female relationship, gay interest, urban setting, boyfriend, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shut Up and Kiss Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ben is 35, facing the unsatisfying suburban dating world, and looking for more then just sex. Nightmarish attempts with video dating, bad gym run-ins, and his uproarious friends signing him up with online match-making sites have got him nowhere. ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gay, looking for love, romance, singleness, couple relations, thirtysomething life, couples, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, opposites attract, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last International Playboy (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When playboy and one-hit-wonder novelist Jack Frost (Jason Behr) learns that his childhood sweetheart is getting married, he tries to drown his sorrows by dramatically escalating his self-destructive drinking and womanizing. Frost's pals try to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: love triangle, best friends, friends, lifestyle, love affair, couples, introspection, romance, human nature, looking for love, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, asia, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Save the Date (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a bookstore manager resists a seemingly perfect guy's attempts to woo her.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, break-up, breakup, looking for love, couples, romance, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, singleness, sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 270
Novel Romance (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, single parent, mother, couples, looking for love, romance, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gift from the Heart (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Brothers Tom and Niek are running the family's costume rental store. Former soap star Tom doesn't take his job and his relationships very seriously. Niek on the other hand, is a workaholic, which recently led to a separation from his wife ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, romantic, captivating, light ...
Plot: romance, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, family relations, store, fall in love, couples, family business, christmas, love story, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: netherlands, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%