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Shanghai Calling (2012)
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Shanghai Calling (2012)
Original name: 纽约客@上海
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. Written by Anonymous (IMDB.com).
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, misfit, love and romance, fall in love, workplace romance, legal, disorder, fish out of water, workplace situations, legal action, society, urban, culture clash, workplace, manners, shrewd, business
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, disorder, fish out of water and urban mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Shanghai Calling: Au Revoir Taipei (2010), Tea & Sangria (2014), Falling Up (2009), Americanizing Shelley (2007), Dorfman in Love (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love affair, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, love and romance, fish out of water, romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, taiwan, asia, paris france, taipei
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Tea & Sangria (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jilted in Madrid, a bewildered Englishman must learn to live and love again - the Spanish way.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, life turned upside down, disorder, misfit, society, romance, love and romance, social relations, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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Falling Up (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A nursing student forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, student life, buddies, romance, workplace, fall in love, love and romance, rich and poor, concierge, workplace situations, boss and employee, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Americanizing Shelley (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, disorder, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, country, celebrity culture, filmmaking, misfit, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dorfman in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love's downtown L.A loft, her world, as she knows it, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, fish out of water, looking for love, life turned upside down, romance, daydreamer, misfit, disorder, singleness, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Not Another Happy Ending (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: writer's block, writer's life, fall in love, publisher, workplace romance, workplace situations, overnight success, romance, power relations, love and romance, workplace, writers ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A guy (Jesse Bradford) has his life planned out, until he is wooed, groomed and then dumped by an elusive woman (Elisha Cuthbert).
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chance meeting, young lovers, opposites attract, romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, small town life, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Mystery of Happiness (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life-long business partners Santiago and Eugenio understand each other without words, care for each other, and need each other. When Eugenio vanishes without a clue, Santiago and Laura, Eugenio’s wife, join forces to solve the mystery of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky, realistic
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Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Break-Up Artist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman who gets paid to break people up is forced to become a matchmaker when some new competition muscles her out of the break-up business. Now, in order to save her company (and keep her high-priced wardrobe) she'll have to rely on her old ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, workplace romance, adulthood, workplace, social misfits, shyness, romance, misfit, self involved, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Shades of Ray (2008)
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: disorder, unlikely couple, law enforcement, opposites attract, couples, romance, fall in love, love and romance, mission, chase, misfit, fish out of water
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Latvia, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets a charming Englishman, Paul and it dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Orange (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Orange is a 2010 Telugu romantic comedy film directed by Bhaskar, in his third venture after Bommarillu and Parugu. The film features Ram Charan Teja and Genelia D'Souza with Shazahn Padamsee playing a pivotal role. The film, which has music ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Coming & Going (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Coming & Going is an irreverent romantic comedy that poses the question: How far would you go to capture the heart of the one you love? Lee (Rhys Darby) is a young, skilled OBGYN who lacks confidence when it comes to talking to women outside ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, semi serious ...
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