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The French Dispatch (2021)
The French Dispatch (2021)
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: life philosophy, romance, journalist, destiny, love and romance, writers, unrequited love, couples, media, newspaper, storytelling, journalism, magazine, post world war two, world war two

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love, storytelling, destiny and life philosophy 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), Rushmore (1998), Return to Me (2000). 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: touching, humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, love and romance, beach, surfing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 1890s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Time: 80s
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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