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Notting Hill (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Notting Hill (1999)

Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press. (Read More)

Themes:dating,  celebrity,  filmmaking,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:city,  wheelchair,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:actress,  photographer,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:woman in bathtub,  price of fame,  birthday dinner,  woman in man's clothes,  woman in a suit,  wheelchair bound,  news photographer,  luxury hotel,  birthday party,  romantic kiss,  secret romance,  press junket,  north london,  camera flash,  obliviousness,  book seller,  restaurateur,  evening,  bare midriff,  american in the uk,  in joke,  black hair,  place in title,  overheard conversation,  welshman,  orange juice,  wine bottle,  wine drinking,  interpreter,  happy birthday to you,  chick flick,  male protagonist,  walking,  coincidence,  paparazzi,  film camera,  passionate kiss,  lying,  opening a door,  bookstore,  movie set,  rejection,  impostor,  movie theatre,  cameo,  street life,  press conference,  visit,  movie star,  watching a movie,  blockbuster,  fame,  tea,  nerd,  american abroad,  public nudity,  park,  best friend,  roommate,  man with glasses,  brunette,  dinner,  woman,  urban setting,  bare butt,  london england,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  nudity,  kiss

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
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
Mood:night
Locations:city,  hotel
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:american in the uk,  black hair,  chick flick,  male protagonist,  opening a door,  visit,  blockbuster,  american abroad,  london england,  brother sister relationship,  kiss

The Aviator (2004)
Biography, Drama, History

The Aviator (2004)

Biopic of billionaire 'Howard Hughes (I)' (qv), starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of RKO studios but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending several fortunes on designing experimental aircraft and eventually founding TWA as a rival to Pan AM airlines owned by his great rival Juan Trippe. When Trippe's politico Senator Ralph 'Owen Brewster (I)' (qv) accuses Hughes of being a war profiteer, it's Hughes who gains the upper hand. Hughes also had many women in his life including a long relationship with actress 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv). From an early age however, Hughes was also germophobic and would have severe bouts of mental illness. (Read More)

Themes:dating,  celebrity,  filmmaking
Locations:hotel
Characters:actress,  photographer,  friend
Story:paparazzi,  film camera,  movie star,  watching a movie,  fame,  best friend,  woman,  bare butt,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss

Knocked Up (2007)
Comedy, Romance

Knocked Up (2007)

When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Television, she goes to a night-club to celebrate with her older married sister Debbie. Alison meets the pothead reckless Ben Stone and while having a small talk with Ben, Debbie's husband Pete calls her to tell that their daughter has chicken pox. Debbie leaves the place but Allison stays with Ben, drinking and dancing along all night; completely wasted, they end up having a one night stand. Ben does not use condom and eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She calls Ben and they decide to try to stay together and have the baby. However, Ben needs to grow-up first to raise a family of his own. (Read More)

Themes:dating
Mood:night
Locations:bathtub,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:woman in bathtub,  birthday party,  bookstore,  cameo,  public nudity,  roommate,  dinner,  woman,  bare butt,  party

Tootsie (1982) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tootsie (1982)

Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  friendship
Locations:city
Characters:actress,  friend
Story:birthday party,  wine drinking,  impostor,  blockbuster,  roommate,  woman,  telephone call,  title spoken by character

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:dating
Characters:friend
Story:restaurateur,  chick flick,  rejection,  best friend,  roommate,  woman,  telephone call,  party

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:filmmaking,  friendship
Characters:actress,  friend
Story:romantic kiss,  american in the uk,  movie set,  cameo,  press conference,  blockbuster,  tea,  american abroad,  public nudity,  woman,  london england,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss

Inland Empire (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inland Empire (2006)

A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish production, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:hotel
Characters:actress,  friend
Story:movie set,  movie theatre,  watching a movie,  man with glasses,  brunette,  woman,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  two word title

Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bathtub,  hotel
Characters:actress,  photographer,  friend
Story:price of fame,  film camera,  watching a movie,  man with glasses,  bare butt,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  nudity,  kiss

Last Tango In Paris (1972)
Drama, Romance

Last Tango In Paris (1972)

While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. (Read More)

Themes:dating,  filmmaking
Locations:city,  bathtub,  hotel
Story:woman in bathtub,  blockbuster,  woman,  urban setting,  bare butt,  telephone call,  nudity

Remember Me (2010)
Drama, Romance

Remember Me (2010)

A romantic drama set in New York City during the summer of 2001, where Tyler, a rebellious young man, meets Ally through a twist of fate. Her spirit helps him heal after a family tragedy, though soon the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.

Locations:city
Period:1990s
Story:birthday party,  bookstore,  movie theatre,  best friend,  roommate,  dinner,  brother sister relationship,  party,  kiss

Lost In Translation (2003)
Drama

Lost In Translation (2003)

Middle-aged American movie star Bob Harris is in Tokyo to film a personal endorsement Suntory whiskey ad solely for the Japanese market. He is past his movie star prime, but his name and image still have enough cachet for him to have gotten this lucrative $2 million job. He has an unsatisfying home life where his wife Lydia follows him wherever he goes - in the form of messages and faxes - for him to deal with the minutiae of their everyday lives, while she stays at home to look after their kids. Staying at the same upscale hotel is fellow American, twenty-something recent Yale Philosophy graduate Charlotte, her husband John, an entertainment still photographer, who is on assignment in Japan. As such, she is largely left to her own devices in the city, especially when his job takes him out of Tokyo. Both Bob and Charlotte are feeling lost by their current situations, which are not helped by the cultural barriers they feel in Tokyo, those cultural barriers extending far beyond just not knowing the language. After a few chance encounters in the hotel, they end up spending much of their time hanging out together, each helping the other deal with their feelings of loss in their current lives. The friendship that develops between the two, which is not always a bumpy-free one, may be just for this specific place and time, but it may also have long lasting implications. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:city,  wheelchair,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:actress,  photographer
Story:press conference,  movie star,  american abroad,  public nudity,  woman,  urban setting,  bare butt,  party

Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking
Locations:hotel
Characters:actress,  photographer
Story:luxury hotel,  paparazzi,  film camera,  movie set,  press conference,  movie star,  woman,  telephone call,  kiss

The Artist (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Artist (2011)

Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking,  friendship
Characters:actress,  photographer,  friend
Story:coincidence,  film camera,  movie set,  movie theatre,  movie star,  watching a movie,  fame,  two word title,  kiss

My Week With Marilyn (2011)
Biography, Drama

My Week With Marilyn (2011)

Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking
Characters:actress
Story:news photographer,  film camera,  movie set,  movie star,  fame,  american abroad,  london england

Wicker Park (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Wicker Park (2004)

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who walked out on him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day. With a little help from his friend Luke, Matthew obsessively and relentlessly tracks Lisa down and while doing so, runs into another young woman calling herself Lisa whom, unknown to Matthew, is an actress named Alex and may hold the key to Lisa's disappearance, and discovery. (Read More)

Themes:dating,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:actress,  photographer,  friend
Story:walking,  park,  woman,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Crimson Peak (2015) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Crimson Peak (2015)

Edith Cushing's mother died when she was young but watches over her. Brought up in the Victorian Era she strives to be more than just a woman of marriageable age. She becomes enamored with Thomas Sharpe, a mysterious stranger. After a series of meetings and incidents she marries Thomas and comes to live with him and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, far away from everything she has known. The naive girl soon comes to realize not everything is as it appears as ghosts of the past quite literally come out of the woodwork. This movie is more about mystery and suspense than gore. (Read More)

Mood:night
Locations:city,  wheelchair,  hotel
Story:woman in bathtub,  walking,  tea,  dinner,  woman,  bare butt,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  two word title

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (2007)
Drama

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (2007)

Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita (Laura Vasliu) is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use a male abortionist, Bebe (Vlad Ivanov), who, in addition to an absurd amount of money, also demands sex with both women as payment. The bleakness of the storyline expresses a dark socio-political critique in the twilight years of a repressive dictatorship. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Story:birthday dinner,  birthday party,  best friend,  roommate,  dinner,  telephone call,  kiss

Somewhere (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Somewhere (2010)

Hollywood actor Johnny Marco, nested in his luxury hotel of choice, is a stimulated man. Drinking, parties and women keep a creeping boredom under wraps in between jobs. He is the occasional father of a bright girl, Cleo, who may be spoiled but doesn't act it. When Cleo's mother drops her off and leaves town, Johnny brings her along for the ride, but can he fit an 11-year-old girl into his privileged lifestyle? (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:luxury hotel,  press conference,  movie star,  fame,  best friend,  party,  nudity

5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Animation, Drama, Romance, Family

5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:city
Period:1990s
Story:male protagonist,  rejection,  visit,  urban setting,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Boys Don't Cry (1999) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart. (Read More)

Themes:dating,  friendship
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:birthday party,  passionate kiss,  rejection,  impostor,  brunette,  woman,  brother sister relationship,  party,  kiss,  nudity

S1m0ne (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi

S1m0ne (2002)

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star--the first totally believable synthetic actress. The "actress" becomes an overnight sensation, with a major singing career as well, and everyone thinks she's a real person. However, as Simone's fame skyrockets, he cannot bear to admit his fraud to himself or the world. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking
Locations:hotel
Characters:actress
Story:paparazzi,  movie theatre,  press conference,  movie star,  watching a movie,  fame

Dreamgirls (2006)
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:celebrity,  filmmaking,  friendship
Characters:actress,  friend
Story:price of fame,  rejection,  press conference,  fame,  woman,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  kiss

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  blockbuster,  best friend,  man with glasses,  brunette,  woman,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
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:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  blockbuster,  best friend,  woman,  urban setting,  london england,  party,  kiss

Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Drama

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York for the first time. Preening himself as a real 'hustler', he finds that he is the one getting 'hustled' until he teams up with a down-and-out but resilient outcast named Ratso Rizzo. The initial 'country cousin meets city cousin' relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:city,  wheelchair,  hotel
Characters:actress,  photographer,  friend
Story:film camera,  street life,  watching a movie,  urban setting,  bare butt,  telephone call,  party,  two word title,  kiss

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. (Read More)

Themes:dating
Locations:bathtub,  hotel
Story:woman in bathtub,  public nudity,  roommate,  bare butt,  london england,  telephone call,  party,  nudity,  kiss

Bridesmaids (2011)
Comedy, Romance

Bridesmaids (2011)

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:city
Characters:friend
Story:chick flick,  walking,  passionate kiss,  watching a movie,  park,  best friend,  roommate,  man with glasses,  woman,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Crime

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:city,  hotel
Period:1990s
Story:luxury hotel,  male protagonist,  blockbuster,  park,  urban setting,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:birthday dinner,  birthday party,  male protagonist,  impostor,  blockbuster,  party,  title spoken by character

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Comedy, Drama

La Dolce Vita (1960)

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

Themes:celebrity
Characters:actress,  photographer
Story:price of fame,  paparazzi,  film camera,  blockbuster,  urban setting,  party

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)

Mood:night
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  lying,  best friend,  brunette,  london england,  telephone call,  party,  two word title

Happy-go-lucky (2008) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Happy-go-lucky (2008)

Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She's a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she's close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student's aggressive behavior with a social worker's help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Characters:friend
Story:north london,  bookstore,  street life,  park,  woman,  urban setting,  london england,  telephone call,  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:friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  best friend,  brunette,  party,  kiss

Maid In Manhattan (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Maid In Manhattan (2002)

Marisa Ventura is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall, a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride between Manhattan and the Bronx. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:city,  hotel
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:luxury hotel,  chick flick,  paparazzi,  press conference,  woman,  party,  nudity

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:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:city,  bathtub
Characters:friend
Story:birthday party,  walking,  rejection,  best friend,  woman,  party,  kiss

Definitely, Maybe (2008) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
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:dating,  friendship
Locations:city,  hotel
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:birthday party,  chick flick,  bookstore,  roommate,  woman,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss

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)

Locations:bathtub
Story:woman in bathtub,  birthday party,  public nudity,  dinner,  woman,  bare butt,  brother sister relationship,  party,  nudity,  kiss

Femme Fatale (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Femme Fatale (2002)

The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bathtub,  hotel
Characters:photographer
Story:paparazzi,  passionate kiss,  movie theatre,  brunette,  woman,  telephone call,  kiss

I'm Not There (2007)
Biography, Drama, Music

I'm Not There (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  filmmaking
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub
Characters:photographer
Story:price of fame,  press conference,  watching a movie,  park,  man with glasses,  bare butt,  london england,  telephone call,  party,  nudity

Muriel's Wedding (1994) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:city,  wheelchair,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:opening a door,  rejection,  tea,  roommate,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  nudity,  kiss

Shine (1996)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Shine (1996)

As a child piano prodigy, 'David Helfgott' (qv)'s musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter. When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions. (Read More)

Mood:night
Locations:city,  bathtub
Story:opening a door,  visit,  blockbuster,  fame,  man with glasses,  nudity

Prime (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. (Read More)

Themes:dating,  friendship
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:chick flick,  coincidence,  movie theatre,  roommate,  dinner,  woman,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  kiss

The American (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Story:wine bottle,  passionate kiss,  watching a movie,  american abroad,  brunette,  woman,  bare butt,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  nudity,  kiss

Show Me Love (1998) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
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)

Mood:night
Locations:wheelchair
Story:birthday party,  bare butt,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss

All About Eve (1950)
Drama

All About Eve (1950)

Eve (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, aging Broadway star Margo Channing (Bette Davis). It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current play. Only playwright/critic DeWitt (George Sanders) sees through Eve's evil plan, which is to take her parts and her fiance, Bill Simpson (Gary Merrill). When the fiance shows no interest, she tries for playwright Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlowe), but DeWitt stops her. After she accepts her award, she decides to skip the after-party and goes to her room, where a young woman named Phoebe has sneaked into her room and fallen asleep. This is where the "Circle of Life" now comes to fruition as Eve will get played like she played Margo. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:actress,  friend
Story:price of fame,  birthday party,  blockbuster,  woman,  urban setting,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Just Friends (2005)
Comedy, Romance

Just Friends (2005)

Chris Brander has always been friends with Jamie Palamino, but now decides it is time to take his relationship to the next step. The problem is that Jamie still wants to be 'Just Friends'. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes an attractive music manager, whom everyone wants. When his jet catches fire and is forced to land, when flying to Paris with his newest singing sensation, Samantha James, he ends up back home. To his surprise, he encounters Jamie again, and sets out to be more than 'Just Friends' this time. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  friendship
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:male protagonist,  rejection,  movie theatre,  nerd,  best friend,  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
Locations:city,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:chick flick,  woman,  bare butt,  party,  kiss,  nudity

The Commitments (1991) is one of the best movies like Notting Hill (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Music

The Commitments (1991)

Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create "The Worlds Hardest Working Band".

Themes:friendship
Locations:city
Story:price of fame,  opening a door,  visit,  brunette,  urban setting,  title spoken by character,  two word title

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Biography, Drama

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. (Read More)

Themes:dating,  friendship
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub
Characters:photographer
Period:1990s
Story:film camera,  blockbuster,  roommate,  woman,  party,  kiss

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