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Happenstance (2000)
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Happenstance (2000)
Original name: Le Battement d'ailes du papillon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic, stylized, realistic, semi serious, allegory, whimsical, light ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chaos, love and romance, couple relations, couples, chance meeting, museum, stranger, old woman, romance, chaos and mayhem, depression, multiple storylines, suicide attempt, dog, thief, money, lawyer, police, swindle, food, truck, death, subway ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and clever films with plots about love and romance, relationships, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy and couples mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Happenstance: My Wife Is an Actress (2001), Chinese Puzzle (2013), Delicacy (2011), Russian Dolls (2005), The Girl on the Bridge (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, relationship vs career, couple relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, jealous husband, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
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 7.0
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Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, immigrants, fake marriage, starting over, old love, longing, fall in love, parents and children, family problems, couples, separated parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
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Delicacy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, office romance, love affair, workplace romance, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, love, romance, cafe, swedish, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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87%
 7.0
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Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, screenwriter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, psychological, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, fall in love, knife throwing, bridge, knife, life & death, loneliness, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, glasgow scotland, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 8.3
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Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: touching, feel good, stylized, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, looking for love, optimism, life philosophy, social relations, life, existentialism, love, weirdo, love and romance, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
When the Cat's Away (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Chloe (Garance Clavel), a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her, but she finally makes an ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, urban, city life, looking for love, suburbs, couple relations, introspection, fall in love, human nature, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Taste of Others (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Agnès Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy ...
Style: intellectual, touching, sincere, meditative, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, extramarital affair, fish out of water, opposites attract, bohemian life, snobbism, disorder, couple relations, fall in love, unhappiness, relationships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, sincere, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, eccentricity, bittersweet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, prague, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: transplant, destiny, romance, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, 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%
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: feel good, clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, dating, aquarium, romance, strong female presence, dumped, profanity, singleness, parents and children, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, manhattan new york city, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, couple relations, fall in love, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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After You (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, compassionate, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, love triangle, fall in love, love, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, rescue, suicide attempt, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 40K
Euro Pudding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: roommate, friendship, college life, infidelity, prejudice, french, student, travel, lifestyle, love triangle, youth, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 5K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, starting over, matchmaking, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, wedding, women, french countryside, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, south of france, europe, southern france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
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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, intern, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, rome italy, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, anthology, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, dating, loneliness, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, romance, lifestyle, new love, couple relations, human nature, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, death in the family, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, love and romance, life is a bitch, eccentric family, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Stolen Kisses (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, private detective, prostitute, adultery, night watchman, eiffel tower paris, hotel room, new wave, couples, romance, coming of age, extramarital affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, love and romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, romance, female protagonist, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Priceless (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A beautiful young gold-digger mistakes a lowly hotel clerk as a rich and therefore worthwhile catch.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, resort, gigolo, materialism, cons and scams, greed, romance, prostitution, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: french riviera, france, europe, cote d'azur, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, encounter, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, sexy, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, interracial relations, romance, lifestyle, young lovers, couples, looking for love, city life, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, rome italy, manhattan new york city ...
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46%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, thirtysomething life, cliche, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, croatia, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, unfaithful husband, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, architect, adultery, gay, infidelity, couples, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, romance, relationships, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: humorous, intellectual, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, fetish, self discovery, introspection, buddies, couple relations, ghost, adultery, husband wife relationship, schizophrenic, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%