Movies like Bossa Nova

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Bossa Nova (2000)
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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 new passions. The meeting place for these journeys is a charming English teacher, Mary Ann Simpson, former airline stewardess, who’s been living in Rio for two years, since she became a widow, and the newly separated Pedro Paulo. They approach each other without a hint that their lives will be linked by many characters and incidents.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, realistic, semi serious, light, whimsical, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, looking for love, starting over, couple relations, teacher, creativity, life philosophy, beautiful scenery, family, destiny, love and romance, computers and web, love affair, couples, intern, soccer, football player, internet, beach, english teacher, american abroad, english class, relationships, love story, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, rome italy, argentina

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Most similar movies to Bossa Nova

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, destiny, mentor, life philosophy and relationships mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Bossa Nova: Rio, I Love You (2014), Return to Me (2000), Jump Tomorrow (2001), The Love Letter (1999), Bigger Than the Sky (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rio, I Love You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Brazil, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, ...
Style: touching, sexy, semi serious, captivating, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, friendship, love affair, romance, city life, culture clash, sexual content, profanity, urban, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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95%
 6.9
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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 ⇓
90%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, love triangle, introspection, opposites attract, looking for love, friendship, love affair, comedy of errors, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, weird, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, romance, looking for love, comedy of errors, unfulfilled love, misunderstanding, bookstore, firefighter, love triangle, love letter, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, play within film, hopes, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, couples, friends, couple relations, buddies, love and romance, infidelity, trust, marriage, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, eligible bachelor, couple relations, self discovery, unfulfilled love, parents and children, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, happy ending, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, hopes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, professor, friendship, literature, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 2K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 4K
Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, human nature, family in crisis, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, true love, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, new england, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Wild About Harry (2000)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, love and romance, starting over, couple relations, hopes, romance, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, couples, homosexuality, television, amnesia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 63K
Aloha (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, clever, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: military, love affair, soldier, satellite, communication, love interest, romance, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny, family, air force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, thirtysomething life, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Romeo & Juliet ...Get Married (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tomboyish, outgoing Julieta is the daughter of a member of the Palmeiras soccer club board. She is constantly frustrated by what she sees as institutional bias against women in soccer. One day while watching her beloved Palmeiras, she is struck ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: love affair, culture clash, pretense, couples, make believe, romance, rivalry, sport team, forbidden love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, love and romance, soccer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, japan, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 3K
Breaking Up (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aloof, struggling food photographer thinks he has found true love with a fiery grade-school teacher. At first, the relationship is all wine and roses, but as they realize they have little in common besides great sex, the romance wanes, and they ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, crumbling marriage, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, marriage, opposites attract, couple relations, breakup, male female relationship, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 7K
Hope Springs (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British artist Colin Ware discovers that his fiancée, Vera, is going to marry another man. Distraught and despondent, he gets on a plane for America and ends up in the tiny town of Hope in New England. At first, Colin is depressed, but he soon ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, small town, hotel, romance, looking for love, love affair, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, single parent, radio, loneliness, looking for love, happy ending, romance, christmas party, love and romance, friendship, destiny, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.8
 4K
Crush (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, female friendship, friendship, romance, fall in love, looking for love, human nature, midlife crisis, couple relations, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 8K
Bed of Roses (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: florist, family relations, romance, fall in love, couples, workaholic, love and romance, starting over, hopes, opposites attract, wooing, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, cooking, restaurant, cook ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
For Love or Money (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hotel, concierge, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, disorder, couples, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, europe, usa, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Born Romantic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In modern-day London, three men (Craig Ferguson, Jimi Mistry and David Morrissey) and three women (Olivia Williams, Jane Horrocks and Catherine McCormack) fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: multiple storylines, romance, fall in love, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, dancing, taxi driver, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 33K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, pregnancy, couples, fall in love, love affair, nothing goes right, society, social differences, nightclub, lifestyle change, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 891
The Wish List (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sarah Fisher, an overly organized, by-the-numbers kind of woman, makes a "wish list" of all the qualities and traits her future husband should have. After finding the perfect man, she falls for a guy who meets none of her criteria and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, couples, looking for love, opposites attract, dinner, rivalry, friendship, dating, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Letters to Juliet (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, letter, love and romance, fall in love, beautiful scenery, road trip, youth, love affair, couples, vacation, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, new york, san francisco ...
⇓ 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, sentimental, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, looking for love, love affair, a.i., pets, love, artificial intelligence, science, loneliness, technology, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, crumbling marriage, society, contests and competitions, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 51K
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, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%