Movies like The Break-Up

If you like "The Break-Up" you are looking for humorous, sentimental and cynical movies about / with crumbling marriage, breakup, opposites attract, unsupportive spouse, uninhibited rivalry, romance and verbal byplay themes of Comedy, Drama and Romance genre shot in USA.
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The Break-Up (2006)
 5.8
 126K
The Break-Up (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Cohabitating couple Gary and Brooke find their once-blissful romance on the rocks when petty spats about lemons and dirty dishes mushroom into an all-out battle for custody of their upscale Chicago condo. An escalating argument ensues as Gary and Brooke continue to live under the same roof, all while cooking up schemes to drive each other off the premises.
Style: humorous, sentimental, cynical, funny, intense, realistic, witty, semi serious, neo screwball comedy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: crumbling marriage, breakup, opposites attract, unsupportive spouse, uninhibited rivalry, romance, verbal byplay, battle of the sexes, hopes, family problems, introspection, rivalry, break-up, relationships, baseball, argument, condominium, infidelity, sport, couple relations, love and romance, ex couple relations, urban, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa

Most similar movies to The Break-Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, romantic and semi serious films with plots about couples, life philosophy, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, romance and mentor mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Break-Up: Couples Retreat (2009), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012), The Story of Us (1999), The Proposal (2009), Four Christmases (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 102K
Couples Retreat (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Four couples, all friends, descend on a tropical island resort. Though one husband and wife are there to work on their marriage, the others just want to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon find, however, that paradise comes at a price: ...
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: resort, friendship, island, couple relations, friends, couples, farce, couples therapy, disorder, divorce, nothing goes right, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.7
 297K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, witty, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace romance, happy ending, initially antagonists, boss and employee, fake marriage, love story, marriage of convenience, employer employee relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, holiday, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, comedy of errors, eccentric family, in-laws, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Trust the Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, romance, infidelity, battle of the sexes, family problems, love affair, introspection, dishonesty, friendship, support group, loneliness, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.
Style: sentimental, romantic, feel good, sweet, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: wedding, unrequited love, male female friendship, women, wedding preparations and rituals, screwball, friendship, obsession, unfulfilled love, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Failure to Launch (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, battle of the sexes, living with parents, unlikely couple, love and romance, family relations, romance, singleness, verbal byplay, fall in love, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, united states, new jersey, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, family problems, couples, family relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 708
I'm Staying (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A love triangle between a businessman, his wife, and a writer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, love triangle, romance, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, breakup, love and romance, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 5K
Love & Sex (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her rather explicit copy is rejected, magazine journalist Kate is asked by her editor to come up with an article on loving relationships instead, and to do so by the end of the day. This gets Kate thinking back over her own various experiences, ...
Style: sexy, intense, sexual, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pregnancy, up and down relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, family problems, couple relations, friendship, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, breakup, infidelity, unfulfillment, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, remarry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Charles McCarter and his wife Helen are about to celebrate their 18th-wedding anniversary when Helen comes home to find her clothes packed up in a U-Haul van parked in the driveway. Charles is divorcing Her. Helen moves in with her grandmother ...
Style: emotional, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: life turned upside down, hopes, family problems, starting over, breakup, infidelity, anniversary, african american, female protagonist, house arrest, women, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, couple relations, workplace, couples, unlikely couple, media, love, opposites attract, manipulative woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
28%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, breakup, break-up, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, introspection, couple relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, intrigue, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, manipulation, love triangle, couple relations, manipulations, dishonesty, nothing goes right, workplace, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, master and servant, unfulfillment, power relations, looking for love, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 35K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, couple relations, opposites attract, family relations, orphan, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: advertising executive, friendship, romance, looking for love, midlife crisis, obsessive quest, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, best friends, infidelity, unlikely friendships, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, sweet, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: looking for love, love triangle, happy ending, romance, thirtysomething life, opposites attract, verbal byplay, diary, old love, intern, law firm, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, london, bangkok thailand, new york, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: family relations, romance, opposites attract, verbal byplay, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, conspiracy, sister sister relationship, sisters, husband wife relationship, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Remember that really cute guy who said he'd call – and didn't? Maybe he lost your number. Maybe he's in the hospital. Maybe he's awed by your beauty, brains or success. Or maybe... he's just not that into you.
Style: sexy, romantic, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: women, singleness, single woman, looking for love, love affair, battle of the sexes, infidelity, couple relations, teaching the ways of the world, romance, relationships, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, betrayal, romance, human nature, hopes, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 328K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, wooing, love and romance, amnesia, power of love, painting, deja vu, selflessness, creativity, couples, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, introspection, relationships, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, dinner, starting over, honest, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 17K
She's the One (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, taxi driver, dangerous attraction, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love affair, siblings relations, wedding, love of one's life, sibling relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, dating, destiny, unfulfilled love, heartache, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 41K
Hope Springs (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, talky, complex ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: elderly, couple relations, golden years, romance, doctors and patients, crumbling relationship, therapy, therapist, guru, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%