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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:england,  snow
Characters:lawyer,  singer,  friend
Period:winter
Story:publishing house,  book publishing,  birthday party,  american actress playing british character,  television reporter,  british woman,  british comedy,  blonde woman,  london england,  fire pole,  fake rabbit ears,  faked accent,  bildungsroman,  overweight woman,  limerick,  rabbit costume,  jane austen,  bunny costume,  barrister,  english accent,  comedy of manners,  publishing,  matchmaker,  fake accent,  opposites attract,  single,  chick flick,  britain,  listening to radio,  spiral staircase,  marital problem,  pajamas,  thirty something,  karaoke,  obesity,  innocence,  boss,  new year's eve,  blockbuster,  listening to music,  kissing while having sex,  employer employee relationship,  diary,  best friend,  eating,  cooking,  wine,  f word,  television,  british,  apostrophe in title,  urban setting,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  love triangle,  blonde,  food,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  song,  three word title,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  f rated,  interview,  sex,  kiss

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)

The story picks up four weeks after the first film, and already 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, strange contractor, and the worst vacation of her life.

Themes:betrayal
Locations:england
Story:american actress playing british character,  british woman,  british comedy,  blonde woman,  london england,  opposites attract,  chick flick,  boss,  blockbuster,  kissing while having sex,  diary,  urban setting,  blonde,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  character name in title,  based on novel,  f rated,  kiss

Adore (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adore (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  listening to music,  best friend,  eating,  wine,  f word,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  blonde,  food,  title directed by female,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:friend
Period:winter
Story:birthday party,  single,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  british,  extramarital affair,  food,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  kiss

Waitress (2007) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Waitress (2007)

Jenna is unhappily married, squirreling away money, and hoping to win a pie-baking contest so, with the prize money, she'll have enough cash to leave her husband Earl. She finds herself pregnant, which throws her plans awry. She bakes phenomenal pies at Joe's diner, listens to old Joe's wisdom, tolerates her sour boss Cal, is friends with Dawn and Becky (her fellow waitresses), and finds a mutual attraction with the new doctor in town. As the pregnancy advances, life with Earl seems less tolerable, a way out less clear, and the affair with the doctor complicated by his marriage. What options does a waitress have? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:marital problem,  boss,  eating,  cooking,  extramarital affair,  food,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated,  sex,  kiss

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Comedy, Drama

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:publishing,  spiral staircase,  boss,  blockbuster,  employer employee relationship,  eating,  cooking,  wine,  birthday,  food,  female protagonist,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  f rated,  interview,  kiss

About A Boy (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

About A Boy (2002)

Twelve year old Marcus Brewer lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona Brewer. Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. As such, he realizes that he is perceived as different than most kids, as even the self-professed weird kids don't want to hang out with him as he is the target of bullying. Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life. He is a solitary man who places himself as the first and only priority in life. He comes across the idea that dating single moms meets his selfish carnal needs. It is in this capacity that Will meets Marcus, as one of Will's single mother conquests, Suzie, is friends with the Brewers. Trying to escape his life but wanting Will to date Fiona, Marcus infiltrates Will's life, much to Will's chagrin. Will slowly begins to realize that Marcus is more than just a nuisance, but rather someone who needs some guidance navigating through the trials of adolescence and the trials of dealing with a suicidal mother, and perhaps he can be a small part of providing that direction. Conversely, Marcus may be able to show Will the path to becoming a real a… (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:british comedy,  london england,  single,  thirty something,  new year's eve,  eating,  urban setting,  extramarital affair,  food,  song,  three word title,  singing,  based on novel,  sex

The King's Speech (2010)
Biography, Drama

The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Locations:england,  snow
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:london england,  britain,  listening to radio,  listening to music,  eating,  wine,  f word,  apostrophe in title,  food,  song,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  interview,  kiss

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Themes:friendship
Locations:england
Characters:friend
Story:british comedy,  london england,  chick flick,  blockbuster,  eating,  f word,  british,  kiss

13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

13 Going On 30 (2004)

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. Thanks to some wishing dust, Jenna's prayer has been answered. With a knockout body, a dream apartment, a fabulous wardrobe, an athlete boyfriend, a dream job, and superstar friends, this can't be a better life. Unfortunately, Jenna realizes that this is not what she wanted. The only one that she needs is her childhood best friend, Matt, a boy that she thought destroyed her party. But when she finds him, he's a grown up, and not the same person that she knew. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  best friend,  birthday,  female protagonist,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Romantic comedy: Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the Clinton campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as a idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. On the campaign, Will's best buddy is Russell McCormack. They not only have similar political aspirations, they share the same type of girl problems, too. Will hopelessly attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter ad changes the names so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, the dependable girl next-door Emily? Is she his longtime best friend and confidante, the apolitical April? Or is she the free-spirited but ambitious journalist? As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  pajamas,  new year's eve,  diary,  wine,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  sex

Ted (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy

Ted (2012)

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted.

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:blonde woman,  karaoke,  boss,  kissing while having sex,  employer employee relationship,  f word,  brawl,  blonde,  party,  character name in title,  kiss

Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Period:winter
Story:london england,  employer employee relationship,  eating,  wine,  cooking,  extramarital affair,  food,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:single,  marital problem,  listening to music,  kissing while having sex,  employer employee relationship,  f word,  extramarital affair,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Locations:snow
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  spiral staircase,  kissing while having sex,  diary,  apostrophe in title,  birthday,  brawl,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  kiss

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Story:birthday party,  london england,  barrister,  listening to music,  eating,  wine,  f word,  extramarital affair,  food,  party,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  sex,  kiss

Girl, Interrupted (1999) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Biography, Drama

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Unable to cope with reality and the difficulty that comes with it, 18 year old Susanna, is admitted to a mental institution in order to overcome her disorder. However, she has trouble understanding her disorder and therefore finds it difficult to tame, especially when she meets the suggestive and unpredictable Lisa. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:employer employee relationship,  diary,  f word,  television,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  female protagonist,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  sex

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:lawyer
Story:opposites attract,  pajamas,  thirty something,  wine,  birthday,  love triangle,  title directed by female,  three word title,  party,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex,  kiss

Election (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Election (1999)

Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity
Story:blonde woman,  kissing while having sex,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  blonde,  female protagonist,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  f rated,  kiss

Miss Potter (2006)
Biography, Drama

Miss Potter (2006)

In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter, had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty years old, but she had turned them all down. Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child, but her parents have never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house, and a rookie publisher, Norman Warne, who is delighted with her tales, publishes her first children's book. This success leads Norman to publish two other books, and Miss Potter meanwhile becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne. Soon Beatrix and Norman fall in love with each other, but Helen does not accept that her daughter would marry a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter proposes that his daughter spend the summer with his wife and him in their country house in Lake District, and if she is still interested in Norman after the summertime, he would bless their marriage. When Miss Potter stops receiving letters from Norman, she is disappointed. Then one day she receives a letter from Millie explaining what had happened to Norman. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Locations:england
Characters:lawyer,  singer,  friend
Story:book publishing,  london england,  barrister,  single,  thirty something,  british,  female protagonist,  song,  party,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  kiss

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:listening to music,  eating,  f word,  birthday,  love triangle,  blonde,  food,  song,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss,  interview,  sex

Show Me Love (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Show Me Love (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  diary,  eating,  wine,  birthday,  food,  female protagonist,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated,  sex,  kiss

The Woodsman (2004)
Drama, Romance

The Woodsman (2004)

After twelve years in prison, Walter arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. A quiet, guarded man, Walter finds unexpected solace from Vickie, a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is warily eyed by his brother-in-law, shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious local police officer, Detective Lucas. After befriending a young girl in a neighborhood park, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  boss,  employer employee relationship,  diary,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  food,  title directed by female,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

Something Borrowed (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Something Borrowed (2011)

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, who comes from an affluent family, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and Dex are alone she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him, and after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing and agree that it means nothing. Ethan, Rachel's close friend, tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that if she does nothing. (Read More)

Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  london england,  chick flick,  best friend,  f word,  birthday,  blonde,  party,  based on novel

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Drama, War, History

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)

Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:blonde woman,  listening to radio,  pajamas,  eating,  wine,  food,  song,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel

Up In The Air (2009)
Drama, Romance

Up In The Air (2009)

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:snow
Story:thirty something,  karaoke,  employer employee relationship,  eating,  f word,  extramarital affair,  food,  party,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  interview,  kiss

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:england
Characters:friend
Story:london england,  listening to music,  diary,  best friend,  eating,  f word,  british,  extramarital affair,  food,  female protagonist,  party,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  kiss,  sex

Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Characters:singer
Story:birthday party,  eating,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  food,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  song,  party,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

Nowhere Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  pajamas,  listening to music,  best friend,  eating,  birthday,  food,  title directed by female,  song,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

Love Actually (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Love Actually (2003)

Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France following catching his latest girlfriend in an indiscretion. Jamie ends up spending much time in France with Aurelia, the Portuguese woman hired as the housekeeper. The question becomes not only if they can communicate their day-to-day needs with each other as she speaks no English, he speaks no Portuguese, and neither speaks French well, but communicate what seems to be their increasing mutual attraction to each other. Sarah has been in love with her co-worker Karl for the two years they have worked to… (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:england
Characters:singer,  friend
Period:winter
Story:london england,  matchmaker,  marital problem,  blockbuster,  employer employee relationship,  extramarital affair,  blonde,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  interview,  kiss

The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect same-sex relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay-at-home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni (conceived by Nic) and Laser (by Jules). Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat reluctantly, she does. He is late thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done and, although they don't want Paul infiltrating their lives, want to meet him - especially as Joni and Laser seem to want to maintain some sort of relationship with him. As Paul's relationship with the entire family grows (which includes his hi… (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:marital problem,  pajamas,  eating,  cooking,  wine,  f word,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  food,  title directed by female,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

The Dressmaker (2015)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:london england,  listening to music,  f word,  extramarital affair,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  f rated,  kiss

The Sweet Hereafter (1997) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Drama

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town's children. A lawyer visits the victims' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up the their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:lawyer,  singer,  friend
Period:winter
Story:extramarital affair,  food,  song,  three word title,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  sex,  interview

Step Brothers (2008)
Comedy

Step Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are both about 40 when Brennan's mom and Dale's dad marry. The sons still live with the parents so they must now share a room. Initial antipathy threatens the household's peace and the parents' relationship. Dad lays down the law: both slackers have a week to find a job. Out of the job search and their love of music comes a pact that leads to friendship but more domestic disarray compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. Hovering nearby are Brennan's successful brother and his lonely wife: the brother wants to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to retire and sail the seven seas. Can harmony come from the discord? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:thirty something,  karaoke,  eating,  wine,  f word,  birthday,  extramarital affair,  food,  song,  singing,  kiss

Wolf (1994)
Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Wolf (1994)

Worn down and out of luck, aging publisher Will Randall is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches both his job and wife out from under his nose. But after being bitten by a wolf, Will suddenly finds himself energized, more competitive than ever, and possessed with amazingly heightened senses. Meanwhile, the beautiful daughter of his shrewd boss begins to fall for him - without realizing that the man she's begun to love is gradually turning into the creature by which he was bitten. (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity
Locations:snow
Characters:lawyer
Period:winter
Story:publishing house,  boss,  employer employee relationship,  urban setting,  brawl,  party,  father daughter relationship

Gone Girl (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:snow
Characters:lawyer
Story:television reporter,  fake accent,  marital problem,  diary,  eating,  television,  extramarital affair,  food,  party,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  f rated,  interview,  kiss

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Drama, Music

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making.

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:singer,  friend
Period:winter
Story:listening to music,  eating,  wine,  cooking,  food,  song,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  wine,  f word,  extramarital affair,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

Big (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Big (1988)

Josh Baskin would do anything to be big to hang out with his crush at the carnival. He finds a Zoltar machine, and he wishes to be big. After Zoltar tells him, "his wish is granted", Josh notices the machine is unplugged. He wakes up the next morning in an adult's body but he still has the same personality. With the help of his best friend, Billy, Josh learns how to act like a grown up. But as he gets a girlfriend and a fun job, he doesn't want to be a kid again. Will Josh stay big or become a 13 year old boy again? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  thirty something,  boss,  blockbuster,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  title directed by female,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

27 Dresses (2008)
Comedy, Romance

27 Dresses (2008)

Two things about Jane: she never says no to her friends (she's been a bridesmaid 27 times and selflessly plans friends' weddings), and she's in love with her boss, George, nurturing dreams of a lovely, romantic wedding of her own. She meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and that same week her flirtatious younger sister Tess comes to town. Jane silently watches George fall for Tess, a manipulative pretender. Worse, Jane may be called upon to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to get Jane's attention and has an idea that may advance his career. Can Jane uncork her feelings? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:chick flick,  boss,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  love triangle,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  kiss

About Time (2013) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

About Time (2013)

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Locations:england
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  london england,  new year's eve,  f word,  british,  birthday,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity
Locations:snow
Characters:singer
Story:birthday,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  female protagonist,  song,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  sex,  kiss

Sex And The City 2 (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sex And The City 2 (2010)

Two years have passed since Carrie Bradshaw finally bagged John "Mr. Big" Preston, the man she was always meant to be with. Just as her friend Charlotte must deal with her young daughter's "terrible two's", Carrie must deal with her relationship taking a turn for the worse - Big likes to watch old black-and-white movies on TV and eat take-out food, which prevents Carrie from feeling like the free-wheeling party girl she used to be. Meanwhile, Miranda copes with a new boss that can't handle an intelligent, powerful woman, and Samantha works a public relations angle that gets the fashionable foursome an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:blonde woman,  chick flick,  karaoke,  boss,  blonde,  food,  female protagonist,  party,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated,  sex,  kiss

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Drama

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  betrayal,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:lawyer,  singer,  friend
Story:thirty something,  wine,  extramarital affair,  food,  female protagonist,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated,  kiss

What A Girl Wants (2003) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne, a seventeen-year-old girl from New York goes to England in search of her father, who does not know he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did not approve of the woman.

Locations:england
Characters:singer
Story:london england,  comedy of manners,  british,  birthday,  female protagonist,  title directed by female,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated

Terms Of Endearment (1983)
Comedy, Drama

Terms Of Endearment (1983)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways. (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  opposites attract,  chick flick,  blockbuster,  extramarital affair,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  sex

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:opposites attract,  diary,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  female protagonist,  song,  party,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

The needy Gigi Haim is a young woman seeking her prince charming somewhere amongst her unsuccessful dates. After dating estate agent Conor Barry, Gigi anxiously expects to receive a phone call from him. However Conor never calls her. Gigi decides to go to the bar where he frequents to see him, but she meets his friend Alex who works there. They become friends and Alex helps Gigi to interpret the subtle signs given out by her dates. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Characters:friend
Story:single,  chick flick,  marital problem,  best friend,  apostrophe in title,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  party,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship

Dreamgirls (2006) is one of the best movies like Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Drama, Music, Musical

Dreamgirls (2006)

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:new year's eve,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  female protagonist,  song,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  sex

Rumor Has It... (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly finally got engaged to fickle Sarah Huttinger, who presents him to her Pasadena family, who all soon take to him, for her sister's wedding to Scott. But Jeff's clever counting makes Sarah realize her dad Earl isn't her biological father. Once movie clues from family indicate as suspect successful author Beau Burroughs, she insists on meeting him. Only like her mother and grandmother, she has a one night-stand with Beau, which may well cost her Jeff. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:eating,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  food,  party,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

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