Movies like Bringing Down the House

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Bringing Down the House (2003)
 5.6
 34K
Bringing Down the House (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Straight-laced lawyer, Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) meets and falls in love with online chat friend "Lawyer-Girl", Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), only to discover she's a convicted bank robber. Charlene escapes from jail and comes looking for Peter to help clear her name.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining, melancholic, realistic, witty, idiotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: lawyer, friendship, odd couple, farce, romance, couple relations, looking for love, comedy of errors, family relations, workaholic, couples, law firm, single parent, prison, divorce, father son relationship, justice, dialogue, interracial romance, crimes, friends, partners, crime, love and romance, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about couples, first contact, adaptation, catastrophe, destiny, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Bringing Down the House: Breakin' All the Rules (2004), Couples Retreat (2009), Made in America (1993), Beauty Shop (2005), Denise Calls Up (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, looking for love, love and romance, breakup, comedy of errors, friendship, battle of the sexes, couple relations, dishonesty, male female relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Couples Retreat (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Four couples, all friends, descend on a tropical island resort. Though one husband and wife are there to work on their marriage, the others just want to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon find, however, that paradise comes at a price: ...
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: resort, friendship, couple relations, island, couples, farce, male objectification, nothing goes right, couples therapy, marriage, crumbling marriage, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Made in America (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, high school, comedy of errors, single parent, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, self discovery, sperm donor, parents and children, romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.5
 16K
Beauty Shop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: single parent, workplace situations, ambition, culture clash, beauty salon, boss, small business, women, adaptation, vengeance, school, loan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: humorous, ironic, satirical, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, telephone, looking for love, love and romance, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, answering machine, masturbation, eccentricity, loneliness, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 5K
Bye Bye Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, custody, family relations, suburbs, family life, looking for love, family problems, couples, supernatural, single parent, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 136K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, adulthood, social relations, eccentric family, small town life, family life, party, couple relations, midlife crisis, farce, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Woman as a Friend (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Francis and Claudia are good friends . He is a lawyer, she is veterinary doctor. Among them there are no secrets , until John arrives. Claudia decides to marry him. Francis realizes that friendship between man and women is more complicated.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, couples, couple relations, singleness, love and romance, romance, best friends, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, friends, best friends, couples, disorder, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 3K
Caffeine (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly embarrassing secrets having to do with their sexual misadventures.
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drug abuse, battle of the sexes, friendship, workplace situations, looking for love, love and romance, twentysomething life, romance, couples, disorder, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis, renewed love, fish out of water, sex addict, heist, couples, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Moms' Night Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yearning for an evening without their kids, some friends plan a night out. But to do this, their husbands need to watch the kids. What can go wrong?
Style: not serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, parenthood, couples, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, best friends, youth, disorder, couple relations, escapades, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.2
 9K
Phat Girlz (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, friendship, looking for love, follow your dream, fall in love, self discovery, african american, female protagonist, depression, women, physical appearance, cinderella story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, africa, nigeria, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.0
 6K
Lost & Found (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: restaurant, dog, neighbor, romance, opposites attract, friendship, looking for love, buddies, love and romance, unfulfilled love, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Heavy Petting (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Charlie thinks he's met the perfect woman, but in order to be with her, he must first get past her dog. Just when he thinks all is lost, he realizes that he loves the dog too! Now he must do everything he can to keep them both.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dog, couple relations, lifestyle, wooing, looking for love, couples, animal life, pets, love and romance, romance, human animal relationship, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, social misfits, goofy hero, buddies, partners, disorder, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, neurotic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, romance, parents and children, couple relations, infidelity, couples, eccentric family, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: impostor, cons and scams, disorder, comedy of errors, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, bait, partners, disorder, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 30K
Must Love Dogs (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: internet dating, divorce, pets, dating, romance, children, looking for love, singleness, couples, family life, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.9
 33K
The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, friendship, teenage love, starting over, goofy hero, high school life, high school, misfit, buddies, cheerleading, bullying, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 13K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, on the road, screwball, family vacation, rivalry, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenager, coming of age, teenage daughter, teen angst, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, family relations, love and romance, child as adult, parents and children, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, idiotic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, family relations, single parent, hoax, professor, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, cons and scams, comedy of errors, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, dog, model, veterinarian, romance, radio, disorder, love and romance, comedy of errors, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, disorder, hidden identity, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, romance, cons and scams, couple relations, comedy of errors, forbidden love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: looking for love, family relations, romance, fall in love, pets, couples, holiday, family life, disorder, christmas, pet dog, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 41K
Baby Mama (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family relations, lifestyle, odd couple, babies and infants, thirtysomething life, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, farce, motherhood, unwed pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, parents and children, disorder, friendship, youth, holiday, love and romance, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 741
Drool (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, uplifting ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, love affair, friendship, couples, eccentric family, crimes, road trip, interracial relations, domestic violence, manslaughter, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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