Movies like The French Dispatch

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The French Dispatch (2020)
The French Dispatch (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.
Style: sentimental, touching, light, realistic
Plot: romance, journalist, destiny, love and romance, writers, unrequited love, couples, media, newspaper, storytelling, journalism, magazine, life philosophy, world war two, post world war two

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and humorous films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love, destiny, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The French Dispatch: This Thing with Sarah (2013), Memoria de mis putas tristes (2011), Broadcast News (1987), Return to Me (2000), He Said, She Said (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Thing with Sarah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Memoria de mis putas tristes (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Denmark, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chronicles the romantic enchantment of a 90 year old reporter with a girl 70 years younger than himself.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, couples, journalism, media, romance, love and romance, journalist, memory, prostitution, brothel, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 1890s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 26K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, tv show, workplace romance, media, couples, workplace, unlikely couple, love and romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 19K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: destiny, romance, transplant, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, coincidence, couples, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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He Said, She Said (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, battle of the sexes, romance, workplace, couple relations, media, unlikely couple, couples, love, opposites attract, coworker relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Plot: mistaken identity, immigration, prostitute, political prisoner, destiny, romance, family relations, society, human nature, politics, immigrants, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Two Guys Talkin' About Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When longtime friends Joey Fortone and Lenny Kaminski get together, the race is on to get one up on the other. Their fantasies abound and their results lag far behind.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: diner, apartment, bar, storytelling, romance, looking for love, buddies, couples, disorder, friendship, farce, destiny ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, couple relations, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 36K
Sabrina (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, millionaire, love triangle, romance, fall in love, workaholic, family relations, forbidden love, couple relations, love and romance, unrequited love, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 9K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, friends, buddies, couples, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, black romance, african american, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 4K
Love Affair (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. They become romantic on board a ship sent to take them to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cruise, accident victim, accident, romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, reunion, relationships, airplane, bittersweet, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, wooing, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, opposites attract, fall in love, unlikely couple, couples, terminal illness, romance, attraction, love and romance, female director, seductive, seduction
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Vince and Shonda have come to the proverbial end of their ropes with one another. Set in Atlanta during the 2008 Presidential Election season, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is the touching story of what happens when two people feel they have nothing ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, breakup, introspection, couples, fall in love, love and romance, african american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 2K
Bossa Nova (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bossa Nova is a romantic comedy that enfolds many love convergences and divergences, in today’s Rio de Janeiro. It’s in the city’s “useless landscape” that the lonely hearts of nine characters will cross destinies and they’ll discover ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, looking for love, starting over, couple relations, teacher, creativity, life philosophy, beautiful scenery, family, destiny, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, rome italy, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, life philosophy, love and romance, couple relations, love, relationships, unrequited love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, destiny, unfulfilled love, heartache, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Straight Talk (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, mistaken identity, talk radio, romance, cons and scams, looking for love, rise and fall, unlikely couple, fall in love, rise to the top, workplace, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Griffin & Phoenix (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A terminally ill man falls in love with a woman who has a secret that threatens their time spent together.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, cancer, love affair, terminal illness, couples, dying, couple relations, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 198K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, romance, love story, loss of spouse, family relations, death, grief, dealing with death, letter, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 2K
Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, love and romance, love affair, infidelity, opposites attract, couples, supermodel, extramarital affair, poetry, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 1K
Dopamine (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Rand is a computer animator, who has created an artificial intelligence creature designed to interact with children and teach them responsibility. When his prototype is forced into practice at a school, Rand encounters Sarah, a teacher he was ...
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, light, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, a.i., pets, love, artificial intelligence, science, loneliness, technology, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
When Sparks Fly (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A big city journalist is sent back to her small hometown to write a Fourth of July story and discovers the life and love she left behind are exactly what she's been missing.
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: romance, homecoming, couples, love triangle, best friends, journalist, family relations, lovers reunited, friendship, arranged marriage, dishonesty, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stuck Between Stations (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A decade after they graduated from high school and went their separate ways, Casper (Sam Rosen), a soldier haunted by the horrors of war, and Rebecca (Zoe Lister Jones), a whip-smart graduate student with a shaky future, reunite by chance and get to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, soldier, fall in love, love and romance, romance, drugs/alcohol, homecoming, college graduate, unrequited love, falling in love, bar fight, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 4K
The Trip (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, feel good, witty ...
Plot: aids, coming out, road trip, gay relationship, self discovery, couples, human nature, love affair, gay, gay slur, repression, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 70s, contemporary, year 1973, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 189K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, happy ending, unlikely couple, hidden identity, love, destiny, boyfriend, platonic, online dating, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Same Love, Same Rain (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jorge is a writer for a left-leaning Buenos Aires magazine that's at odds with the country's military dictatorship. He meets lovely and intelligent actress Laura and begins an on-and-off romance that will continue for the next two decades. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: couples, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), crush, male female relationship, older man younger woman marriage, flashback, husband wife relationship, baby ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 812
Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couples, twentysomething life, romance, love affair, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, first date, best friend, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 690
Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, palaces castles and temples, wartime life, couples, romance, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, black market, singing contest, brothel, poker ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Buddy System (1984)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, family relations, couples, buddies, self discovery, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, school, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 48K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, fall in love, looking for love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily, sicily italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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