Movies like American Friends

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American Friends (1991)
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American Friends (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years before. Ashby finds he enjoys their company, particularly that of Elinor, and both the women are drawn to him. Back at Oxford he is nevertheless taken aback when they arrive unannounced. Women are not allowed in the College grounds, let alone the rooms. Indeed any liaison, however innocent, is frowned on by the upstanding Fellows.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: romance, family relations, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, adoption, love affair, couples, mountain, holiday, oxford, shyness, academy, american abroad
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, europe, switzerland, alps, oxford university

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, fall in love, couple relations and love affair mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like American Friends: Some Voices (2000), One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005), Tuscan Wedding (2014), August (1996), Suzie Gold (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Some Voices (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Schizophrenic Ray tries to adjust to the outside world after being released from an institution.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, mental illness, family relations, couples, misfit, brother brother relationship, schizophrenia, hallucination, restaurant, fall in love, wedding, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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95%
One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, introspection, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, romance, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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88%
Tuscan Wedding (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tuscan Wedding, the new romantic comedy from the creators of Loving Ibiza. Together with her father Tom and stepmother Marla, Sanne runs Casa Matrimonio, a luxurious villa in sunkissed Italy. The estate is located in Tuscany, a beautiful region ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, love triangle, love affair, couple relations, romance, siblings relations, family business, eccentric family, love and romance, family relations, adultery, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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79%
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August (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, self discovery, love triangle, family problems, siblings relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, unsupportive spouse, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, future
Place: wales, england, europe, scotland, london ...
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70%
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Suzie Gold (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie Gold is a twentysomething torn between the nice Jewish boy her family is keen on and the non-Jewish boy she loves.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, love triangle, fall in love, society, interracial relations, unrequited love, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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68%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, light ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, social relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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60%
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Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, love affair, destiny, couples, fall in love, adultery, runaway, bittersweet, society, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
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59%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, family relations, self discovery, buddies, parents and children, couples, school, infidelity, friends, romance, friendship, single parent ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, youth, hopes, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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V.O.S. (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A game between four characters. A comedy about love and friendship. A film about the great lie of story telling that moves between reality and fiction.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, introspection, love affair, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, couple relations, romance, hopes, battle of the sexes, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Second Thoughts (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, family relations, couples, vengeance, hospital, romance, love and romance, babies and infants, ghost, street musician, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 80s
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57%
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Unmade Beds (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers as she tries to move on from heartbreak. Their stories come together in the melting-pot of 21st century London.
Style: humorous, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, haunted by the past, starting over, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), search for father, self discovery, family relations, couples, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love Among the Ruins (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the only way to win this case and protect her assets is to ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, elderly, legal action, legal, prostitute, forbidden love, showbiz, family gatherings, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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55%
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric
Plot: love affair, social differences, family relations, couples, society, romance, misfit, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
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53%
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Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the ...
Style: feel good, clever, witty, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, marriage proposal, unlikely couple, couple relations, opposites attract, society, young lovers, romance, love and romance, nothing goes right, wedding ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
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49%
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Just Like a Woman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerald is a smart, young, high-flying American banker. Everything is great until his wife finds another woman's underwear in their bedroom and subsequently throws him out. He finds lodgings with Monica, a recently divorced 50-year old ...
Style: sexual, touching, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, transvestite, transsexual, friends, farce, fall in love, love affair, gender bending, couples, gender, mysterious character, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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48%
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Learners (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Bev is a downtrodden housewife who's failed her driving test eight times, having only been instructed by her impatient husband Ian. After registering with a driving school, she develops a crush on her instructor, Chris.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: driving school, learning to drive, workplace romance, family relations, fall in love, teachers and students, money raising, couples, romance, workplace, driving instructor, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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48%
Boys Life 4: Four Play (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The latest installment in this series of gay short films.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, self discovery, coming out, looking for love, love and romance, couples, bittersweet, looking for sex, gay relationship, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
Relative Values (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, family relations, couple relations, social differences, romance, parents and children, fall in love, intrigue, couples, power relations, servant, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Missionary (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes
Style: clever, humorous, sexy, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, bishop, satire, religions or cults, nosy, disorder, couples, couple relations, fall in love, going straight, rescue, hopes ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century
Place: london, england, africa, europe, scotland
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46%
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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, social differences, friendship, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
When the Sea Rises (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An actress, who goes all over rural France with her monologe "Sex and Crime", meets and falls in love with a man, since that moment starts helping him in his plays.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, starting over, family life, love affair, romance, ocean, family relations, couples, ocean or sea, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mr. Write (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aspiring writer (with no talent) gets a job on a TV commercial, falls for an advertising executive.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, romance, writer's life, love and romance, opposites attract, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, down on your luck, love triangle, chocolate ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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42%
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High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: touching, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, family relations, liberal, couples, realism, society, parents and children, suburbs, couple relations, pregnancy, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, family relations, romance, love and romance, parents and children, love triangle, looking for love, couples, fall in love, bollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Kisses for Everyone (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three students are sent by their families to Cadiz in 1965, his last chance to pass and become what is expected of them. The appearance of some dancers disrupts their commitments: boys lose the course and girls, their work. But together they learn ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, sexual ...
Plot: looking for love, dancer's life, youth, romance, friendship, medical school, pregnancy, cabaret, love and romance, prostitute, coming of age, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, youth, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, single parent, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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41%