Movies like Bringing Down the House

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Bringing Down the House (2003)
 5.6
 33K
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
Plot: lawyer, friendship, odd couple, farce, couple relations, looking for love, comedy of errors, romance, family relations, workaholic, couples, law firm, single parent, prison, divorce, father son relationship, justice, dialogue, interracial romance, friends, partners, crime, love and romance, social differences, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, funny and feel good films with plots about couples, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, adaptation and destiny mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Bringing Down the House: Breakin' All the Rules (2004), Couples Retreat (2009), The Lonely Guy (1984), Denise Calls Up (1995), Made in America (1993). 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, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, friendship, comedy of errors, love triangle, looking for love, breakup, couple relations, battle of the sexes, 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, humorous, absurd, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: resort, friendship, crumbling marriage, couple relations, island, nothing goes right, farce, couples therapy, marriage, couples, romance, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, singleness, starting over, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, loneliness, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, adaptation, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, witty, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: telephone, answering machine, masturbation, friendship, pregnancy, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, computers and web, self discovery, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, high school, comedy of errors, single parent, culture clash, self discovery, sperm donor, parents and children, romance, family relations, interracial relations, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 15K
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: humorous, realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: single parent, workplace situations, ambition, culture clash, beauty salon, boss, small business, women, adaptation, vengeance, school, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, farce, friendship, disorder, couples, gender, showbiz, urban, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 4K
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: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, single parent, family relations, family problems, looking for love, family life, couples, infidelity, custody, supernatural, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, looking for love, battle of the sexes, workplace situations, twentysomething life, romance, love and romance, family relations, couples, disorder, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: parenthood, comedy of errors, best friends, parents and children, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, family relations, youth, escapades, couple relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, partners, elderly, odd couple, aging, retiring, crimes, couples, old age, apartment building, father daughter relationship, lie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, on the road, screwball, family vacation, rivalry, disorder, couples, love and romance, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, single parent, partners, disorder, parents and children, bait ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 29K
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: internet dating, divorce, pets, dating, romance, children, looking for love, singleness, family life, couples, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 6K
Lost & Found (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, sentimental, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, dog, neighbor, romance, opposites attract, buddies, looking for love, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, family relations, nothing goes right, camp, youth, parents and children, disorder, friendship, holiday, in-laws, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, parents and children, couple relations, romance, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, couples, eccentric family, looking for love, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, disorder, partners, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, dog, love, model, veterinarian, romance, radio, disorder, comedy of errors, love and romance, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 32K
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
Plot: friendship, teenage love, teenagers, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, high school, cheerleading, misfit, buddies, bullying, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 40K
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: witty, humorous, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family relations, babies and infants, lifestyle, odd couple, thirtysomething life, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, farce, motherhood, unwed pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 38K
Guess Who (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fiancé of an African-American woman who's met with skepticism and suspicion from her father when she takes him home for the all-important introduction. As the wedding approaches, Dad must come to terms with his future son-in-law.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: interracial romance, parents and children, interracial relations, farce, culture clash, love and romance, family relations, meet the parents, anniversary, marital argument, father daughter relationship, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, coming of age, teenager, teenage daughter, teen angst, love and romance, child as adult, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.9
 214K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: reunion, vacation, friendship, family relations, friends, family life, eccentric family, couples, adulthood, stupidity, disorder, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1978
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 1K
The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, youth, odd couple, wish come true, teenage life, artists and showbiz, buddies, friends, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, not serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, disorder, job seeking, family problems, couples, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, relationship vs career, couple relations, city life, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 801
Any Wednesday (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: farce, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, romance, couples, dishonesty, womanizer, mistress, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, realistic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, romance, friends, city life, couple relations, singleness, twentysomething life, love and romance, battle of the sexes, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Style: feel good, sweet, light, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night
Plot: family, romance, single parent, christmas, couple relations, african american, christmas party, santa claus, brother brother relationship, farce, breakup, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, forbidden love, couple relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, cons and scams, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, disorder, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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