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The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Romance

The Holiday (2006)

In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  christmas
Locations:airport,  bathtub,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish,  children
Story:film composer,  book editor,  composer,  house swap,  public house,  airport security,  house,  female underwear,  los angeles california,  crying man,  christmas party,  christmas tree,  swimming pool,  surrey england,  english village,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  working women,  dvd player,  english countryside,  hollywood boulevard,  slamming a door,  impulsiveness,  hanukkah,  walker,  new year's eve party,  englishwoman,  luggage,  cheating boyfriend,  screwball,  divorced parents,  altered version of studio logo,  mercedes benz,  sushi,  englishman,  palm tree,  self esteem,  cottage,  cheating girlfriend,  editor,  video store,  present,  balcony,  screenwriter,  love at first sight,  stairs,  breakup,  cameo,  new year's eve,  fish out of water,  lifting someone into the air,  pub,  laptop,  gift,  speech,  tent,  vacation,  widower,  unrequited love,  driving,  internet,  mansion,  california,  old man,  wine,  bedroom,  swimming,  alcohol,  bed,  running,  best friend,  tears,  book,  mask,  london england,  sister sister relationship,  airplane,  car,  underwear,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene,  f rated,  dog

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  swimming pool,  love at first sight,  stairs,  fish out of water,  unrequited love,  house,  mansion,  bedroom,  bed,  running,  mask,  sister sister relationship,  airplane,  car,  dog

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Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Family

Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:airport,  snow
Story:vacation,  house,  christmas tree,  luggage,  stairs,  lifting someone into the air,  bedroom,  bed,  running,  book,  airplane,  car,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call

Friends With Kids (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Friends With Kids (2011)

Julie and Jason have been best friends for years with no romantic interest in each other. He sleeps with someone new every few days, and she's looking for Mr. Right. Now in their thirties, they notice that their friends seem to lose all their good qualities when they have children - child rearing and the spark of Eros don't seem to co-exist. So, they decide to have a child together, share in child rearing, but pursue their own romantic lives. Things go well until he meets Mary Jane and she meets Kurt. Both seem like perfect mates. What could go wrong? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:children
Story:christmas tree,  new year's eve,  bedroom,  best friend,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  f rated,  dog

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Story:composer,  los angeles california,  swimming pool,  breakup,  laptop,  vacation,  wine,  swimming,  bed,  tears,  airplane,  underwear,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene,  dog

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Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? This is why Greenberg (2010) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish,  children
Story:vacation,  house,  los angeles california,  swimming pool,  present,  driving,  california,  swimming,  alcohol,  bed,  best friend,  sister sister relationship,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene,  dog

A Long Way Down (2014)
Comedy, Drama

A Long Way Down (2014)

On New Year's Eve in London, four strangers find themselves on the roof of a building known for suicides. Martin is a famous talk show host just out of jail, Maureen is a lonely single mother, Jess is young, reckless and heartbroken, and JJ is an American realizing the failures in his life. Through mutual pain and humour, this unlikely group take the long way down and figure out what will keep them alive until Valentine's Day, one step at a time. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  snow
Story:swimming pool,  new year's eve party,  balcony,  new year's eve,  laptop,  vacation,  swimming,  london england,  crying,  father daughter relationship

She's Out Of My League (2010)
Comedy, Romance

She's Out Of My League (2010)

Kirk is an average Joe who works as a TSA agent at the Pittsburgh airport with his friends. The status quo of his fairly monotonous life ends when he meets Molly, a smart, kind and gorgeous blonde. Because she's way out of his league (she's a hard 10 and he is but a 5), Kirk knows there's no way on earth she's ever going to fall for him. Or is there...? (Read More)

Locations:airport,  restaurant
Story:airport security,  house,  swimming pool,  self esteem,  swimming,  best friend,  sister sister relationship,  airplane,  car,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene,  dog

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Rumor Has It... (2005) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
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)

Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  new year's eve party,  speech,  bed,  tears,  book,  sister sister relationship,  airplane,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  dog

Goal! (2005)
Drama, Romance, Sport

Goal! (2005)

Santiago's father, Hernan Munez, smuggled his penniless Mexican family over the US border to seek a better, albeit modest future in L.A. Eldest son Santiago dreams of more, like native Angelinos, then joining Hernan's gardening firm. His change arrives when a British ex-pro spots him as an exceptional soccer natural and promises he can arrange a real British talent scout to check him out. Although that falls trough and dad forbids it, Santiago accepts grandma's savings to try out with English premier league club Newcastle. Despite his asthma, he gets in and befriends the freshly transferred, desperately undisciplined bad boy star scorer, party animal Gavin Harris, who becomes his bothersome house-mate, a recipe for trouble and yet each's salvation. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  swimming pool,  pub,  house,  running,  tears,  london england,  airplane,  underwear,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

Almost Famous (2000)
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. This is why Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:los angeles california,  swimming pool,  california,  swimming,  alcohol,  running,  book,  airplane,  car,  underwear,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  bathtub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish
Story:vacation,  los angeles california,  christmas tree,  swimming pool,  gift,  mansion,  swimming,  alcohol,  bed,  best friend,  underwear,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene,  dog

Under The Tuscan Sun (2003) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)

Frances Mayes is a San Francisco-based literature professor, literary reviewer and author, who is struggling in writing her latest book. Her outwardly perfect and stable life takes an unexpected turn when her husband files for divorce. He wants to marry the woman with whom he is having an affair. Frances supported her husband financially as he was writing his own book, and he sues her for alimony despite her financial difficulties. And he wants to keep the house. Frances eventually accepts her best friend Patti's offer of a vacation, a gay tour of Tuscany which Patti and her lesbian partner Grace originally purchased for themselves before Patti found out that she is pregnant. The gift is a means to escape dealing with the divorce, from which Patti feels Frances may never recover emotionally without some intervention. Feeling that Patti's assessment may be correct in that she has too much emotional baggage ever to return to San Francisco, Frances, while in Tuscany, impulsively ditches the tour to purchase an aged villa, which ends up being a fixer-upper. Frances has many obstacles in eking out a productive and happy life in her new surroundings, that happy life which she hopes will eventually include rediscovering romantic love. In a discussion with sympathetic real estate agent Signor Martini, Frances outlines what emotionally she wants to accomplish with the villa, despite none of those items in a substantive material sense currently being in her life. In response, Martini tells her the story of a set of railroad tracks that were laid between Vienna and Venice before an engine that could make the trek being built, a train which now regularly travels the route. The question becomes whether Frances, in going through the process, will be laying another Vienna to Venice track, and if so whether that end product emotionally will be exactly as she envisions. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Story:house,  love at first sight,  gift,  vacation,  driving,  california,  old man,  wine,  bed,  book,  airplane,  underwear,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  f rated

Man Up (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Man Up (2015)

A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling up to London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. Nancy, deciding to go with it, happens to hop on the most chaotic yet hilarious journey of her life which neither of them will ever forget. There is drinking, truths, an old stalker class mate with a long standing crush, lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and yeah Jack finding out the truth that Nancy isn't his blind date. 'Man Up' a romantic comedy about taking chances, finding about being yourself, making decisions and rolling with the consequences. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:self esteem,  love at first sight,  pub,  speech,  house,  running,  book,  london england,  sister sister relationship,  car,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

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Nowhere Boy (2009)
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:drunkenness
Locations:restaurant
Story:pub,  house,  bedroom,  running,  best friend,  tears,  book,  sister sister relationship,  underwear,  title directed by female,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  f rated

Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)
Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)

The first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 'Blue' is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew, free of personal commitments, belongings, grief or love. She intends to numb herself by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heal Julie and draws her back to the land of the living. This is why Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Story:swimming pool,  present,  composer,  wine,  swimming,  running,  tears,  car,  underwear,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  dog

Across The Universe (2007) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:snow,  bar
Story:breakup,  composer,  pub,  speech,  tent,  unrequited love,  california,  swimming,  alcohol,  running,  sister sister relationship,  title directed by female,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated

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A Lot Like Love (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Lot Like Love (2005)

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?

Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  new year's eve party,  new year's eve,  alcohol,  bed,  airplane,  underwear,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish
Story:house,  swimming pool,  walker,  sushi,  old man,  wine,  bed,  tears,  book,  sister sister relationship,  underwear,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  dog

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)

Story:los angeles california,  crying man,  swimming pool,  california,  swimming,  alcohol,  best friend,  mask,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  crying,  father daughter relationship,  f rated

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Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
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. This is why Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  christmas
Locations:restaurant
Story:pub,  widower,  unrequited love,  driving,  wine,  tears,  london england,  car,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship

Two Lovers (2008)
Drama, Romance

Two Lovers (2008)

Leonard Kraditor is a burned-out case, living with his immigrant parents after his fiancee left him, helping out at their Brooklyn dry cleaners, taking photographs, at loose ends, suicidal. In quick succession, he meets two women: Sandra, the daughter of his parents' business associates, frank, direct, sensual, Jewish like Leonard; and, his neighbor Michelle, mercurial, rootless, fun, blond, unattainable. Michelle is in love with a married man and cries on Leonard's shoulder; Sandra wants to save him. Is Leonard willing to risk losing Sandra's fidelity for the moments Michelle's moods swing toward him? Can this end well? (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Characters:jewish
Story:new year's eve party,  love at first sight,  new year's eve,  driving,  bedroom,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dog

On The Road (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:snow,  bar
Story:christmas tree,  new year's eve,  tent,  driving,  california,  alcohol,  book,  mask,  car,  crying,  sex scene

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Get Him To The Greek (2010)
Comedy, Music

Get Him To The Greek (2010)

English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:airport,  snow,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  swimming pool,  cameo,  alcohol,  london england,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene

Made Of Honor (2008) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:balcony,  love at first sight,  fish out of water,  pub,  best friend,  airplane,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  dog

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (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. This is why Adoration (2013) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:laptop,  wine,  swimming,  running,  best friend,  tears,  book,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  f rated

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A Serious Man (2009)
Comedy, Drama

A Serious Man (2009)

Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious and a very put-upon man. His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest. But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry's wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy's death in a car crash they are still there. With lawyers' bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur's criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious - and not always pleasant - ways, as Larry and his family will find out. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  bar,  restaurant
Characters:jewish,  children
Story:house,  swimming pool,  widower,  old man,  wine,  swimming,  running,  best friend,  car,  underwear,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene

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 hiring Jules to design and construct his backyard), they have an effect on what he wants in life. In turn, he affects their family dynamic as well as each person's relationships outside of it. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:restaurant,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:children
Story:los angeles california,  balcony,  driving,  house,  california,  wine,  bedroom,  bed,  tears,  car,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene,  f rated,  dog

The Witches (1990) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:children
Story:luggage,  lifting someone into the air,  gift,  speech,  vacation,  house,  bedroom,  running,  tears,  mask,  car,  underwear,  crying,  father daughter relationship

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La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Story:sushi,  balcony,  composer,  old man,  bedroom,  swimming,  bed,  running,  book,  underwear,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Happy-go-lucky (2008)
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? This is why Happy-go-lucky (2008) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:children
Story:driving,  pub,  internet,  running,  book,  mask,  london england,  sister sister relationship,  car,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:children
Story:englishwoman,  luggage,  fish out of water,  pub,  tent,  widower,  old man,  swimming,  bed,  running,  airplane,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  dog

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Sunshine Cleaning (2008) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? (Read More)

Locations:bathtub,  restaurant
Story:swimming pool,  driving,  old man,  bedroom,  bed,  tears,  sister sister relationship,  car,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  f rated

Forces Of Nature (1999)
Comedy, Romance

Forces Of Nature (1999)

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching hurricane, so he is forced to hitch a ride in a Geo Metro with an attractive but eccentric woman named Sarah. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:airport
Story:swimming pool,  screwball,  laptop,  mansion,  book,  airplane,  car,  underwear,  title directed by female

The Savages (2007)
Comedy, Drama

The Savages (2007)

Jon and Wendy Savage are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from the abuse of their abusive father, Lenny Savage. Suddenly, a call comes in that his girlfriend has died, he cannot care for himself with his dementia and her family is dumping him on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father now affecting their lives even as they struggle with their own personal demons Lenny helped create. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:airport,  bathtub,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:children
Story:house,  christmas tree,  old man,  bedroom,  running,  tears,  book,  airplane,  title directed by female,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene,  f rated,  dog

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Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. This is why Nim's Island (2008) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Locations:airport,  bathtub
Story:palm tree,  editor,  fish out of water,  lifting someone into the air,  internet,  house,  swimming,  bed,  tears,  book,  airplane,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  f rated

Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:airport,  bathtub,  restaurant,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  swimming pool,  fish out of water,  mansion,  old man,  wine,  running,  book,  london england,  airplane,  cell phone,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  dog

Leap Year (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Leap Year (2010)

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:airport,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Story:pub,  gift,  bed,  running,  tears,  airplane,  car,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  dog

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A Hologram For The King (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Story:swimming pool,  balcony,  laptop,  tent,  driving,  swimming,  alcohol,  underwear,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  crying man,  swimming pool,  unrequited love,  mansion,  best friend,  tears,  car,  underwear,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

Alfie (2004) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
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. This is why Alfie (2004) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  christmas
Locations:bathtub,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Story:new year's eve party,  breakup,  alcohol,  best friend,  tears,  underwear,  cell phone,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene,  dog

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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:drunkenness
Locations:airport,  snow,  bar
Story:crying man,  swimming pool,  luggage,  sushi,  speech,  running,  tears,  airplane,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene,  dog

Envy (2004)
Comedy

Envy (2004)

Ben Stiller and Jack Black star as Tim and Nick, best friends, neighbors and co-workers, whose equal footing is suddenly tripped up when one of Nick's harebrained get-rich-quick schemes actually succeeds: Vapoorizer, a spray that literally makes dog poop, or any other kind for that matter, evaporate into thin air -- to where exactly is anyone's guess. Tim, who had scoffed at Nick's idea and passed on an opportunity to get in on the deal, can only watch as Nick's fortune -- and Tim's own envy -- grow to equally outrageous proportions. When the flames of jealousy are fanned by an oddball drifter (Walken) who imposes himself into the situation, Tim's life careens wildly out of control ... taking Nick's with it. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:swimming pool,  tent,  mansion,  wine,  best friend,  sister sister relationship,  airplane,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  dog

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 together, this attraction which everyone in their workplace knows about. Sarah has to decide if she can be forward enough to express this love directly to Karl, especially in light of what has been her personal priority of dealing with a family issue. Harry and Karen have been in a stable long term marriage. His new assistant Mia drops hints to him that she would like them to be romantically involved. Harry has to decide whether to fall to the temptation, especially considering being married to a perceptive wife. Single and relatively young David is the newly elected Prime Minister. At 10 Downing Street, he is attracted to one of the new household servants, slightly overweight Natalie, but isn't sure what to do about it seeing as to their respective positions, the probable public scrutiny, and an incident involving the visiting U.S. President. Socially unaware Colin believes that the lack of romantic love in his life is all the fault of standoffish British women. As such, he decides to take decisive albeit somewhat unusual geographic action. And John and Judy are movie body doubles. They can communicate with each other straightforwardly while they are simulating sex filming a movie, but they may not be able to translate the feelings behind that simulation in real life to each other. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Story:airport security,  christmas party,  christmas tree,  editor,  present,  love at first sight,  breakup,  cameo,  widower,  unrequited love,  tears,  london england,  underwear,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:drunkenness,  christmas
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:los angeles california,  christmas party,  christmas tree,  swimming pool,  luggage,  house,  swimming,  running,  book,  sister sister relationship,  airplane,  underwear,  cell phone,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  dog

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. This is why Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:airport,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:jewish,  children
Story:california,  los angeles california,  swimming pool,  fish out of water,  alcohol,  running,  airplane,  car,  underwear,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  christmas
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:children
Story:christmas tree,  pub,  old man,  wine,  swimming,  bed,  underwear,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dog

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Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Characters:children
Story:house,  bedroom,  bed,  car,  underwear,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene

Seven Psychopaths (2012) is one of the best movies like The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

A struggling screenwriter ('Colin Farrell (I)' (qv)) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends ('Christopher Walken' (qv) and 'Sam Rockwell' (qv)) kidnap a gangster's ('Woody Harrelson' (qv)) beloved Shih Tzu.

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:los angeles california,  crying man,  screenwriter,  tent,  old man,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dog

Closer (2004)
Drama, Romance

Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:children
Story:book,  editor,  love at first sight,  breakup,  vacation,  internet,  tears,  london england,  car,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene

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