Movies like Bringing Down the House

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Bringing Down the House (2003)
 5.6
 35K
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, racism, mistaken identity, racial stereotype, wrongful conviction, justice, dialogue, interracial romance, single father, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Bringing Down the House

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about couples, love and romance, mentor, dialogue, adaptation, catastrophe and first contact mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Bringing Down the House: Breakin' All the Rules (2004), Couples Retreat (2009), Kissing Cousins (2008), Made in America (1993), Beauty Shop (2005). 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, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, breakup, love and romance, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, best selling author ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 102K
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: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: resort, friendship, island, couple relations, friends, couples, farce, couples therapy, disorder, divorce, nothing goes right, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, cons and scams, family relations, looking for love, friendship, society, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, single parent, comedy of errors, culture clash, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, sperm donor, parents and children, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 5.6
 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, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: beauty salon, single parent, small business, workplace situations, ambition, hairdresser, culture clash, boss, women, interracial relations, adaptation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, atlanta, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.4
 141K
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, realistic, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, family relations, social relations, eccentric family, family life, small town life, party, couple relations, midlife crisis, farce, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, family relations, family life, supernatural, single parent, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ 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, phone sex, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, nothing goes right, best friends, couples, comedy of errors, escapades, youth, couple relations, disorder, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay interest, gay, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, couples, romance, friends, best friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, sentimental, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: restaurant, neighbor, romance, dog, love and romance, buddies, opposites attract, friendship, unfulfilled love, looking for love, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.9
 31K
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, couples, singleness, family life, dog, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ 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, heist, couples, adventure, happy ending, justice ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, boston
⇓ 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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drug abuse, looking for love, friendship, workplace situations, battle of the sexes, twentysomething life, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, mafia, love, con artists, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, goofy hero, best friends, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dog, couple relations, wooing, lifestyle, pets, romance, love and romance, animal life, couples, looking for love, human animal relationship, dream girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, teen angst, teenage daughter, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, love and romance, family relations, child as adult, parents and children, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, follow your dream, looking for love, fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, introspection, african american, female protagonist, depression, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nigeria, africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, single parent, family relations, hoax, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, cons and scams, professor, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: veterinarian, mistaken identity, dog, model, romance, radio, comedy of errors, love and romance, disorder, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, partners, disorder, bait, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 34K
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, goofy hero, starting over, high school, bullying, misfit, cheerleader, high school life, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
 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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, friendship, disability, nothing goes right, partners, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, odd couple, buddies, teenage life, wish come true, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 213
Kwik Stop (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two strangers discover you really can find anything at a convenience store -- even love. An aspiring actor stuck in a small town who has big plans of moving to Hollywood so he can strike it rich. One night, while on his way into a corner store, he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, unlikely criminals, odd couple, love and romance, romance, couples, on the road, crimes, aspiring actor, small town, shoplifting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 14K
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, rivalry, on the road, screwball, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples, disorder, couple relations, romance, summer vacation, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: looking for love, family relations, fall in love, couples, pets, romance, holiday, disorder, family life, christmas, pet dog, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 749
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, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, couples, love affair, friendship, eccentric family, crimes, road trip, interracial relations, domestic violence, manslaughter, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 67K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, nothing goes right, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%