Movies like Chances Are

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Chances Are (1989)
 6.5
 10K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, sweet, light, funny, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, ghost, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, unlikely couple, resurrection, family relations, couple relations, fall in love, paradise, daughter, death, pregnancy, lovers reunited, life & death, lone hero, parents and children, love and romance, couples, love, lawyer, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, yale university

Most similar movies to Chances Are

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and light films with plots about romance, love and romance, destiny, couples, dialogue, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Chances Are: Heart and Souls (1993), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Splash (1984), Over Her Dead Body (2008), Defending Your Life (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, redemption, ghost, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, fear of commitment, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: angel, reincarnation, sport, fish out of water, love affair, life turned upside down, disorder, love and romance, supernatural, hidden identity, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 68K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fall in love, fish out of water, rescue, romance, impossible love, disorder, couples, longing, transformation, scientist, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After his fiancée, Kate, dies in an accident on their wedding day, veterinarian Henry grows depressed. To help him move on, his sister has him visit psychic Ashley and gives her Kate's diary. Ashley uses the journal's details to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, psychic, love triangle, ghost, romance, impossible love, haunted by the past, opposites attract, looking for love, fall in love, wedding, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, imaginary, couple relations, supernatural, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Made in Heaven (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A romantic, occasionally funny, drama about two souls who consummate their marriage literally in "Heaven". Mike Shea, in his first life dies as a young man performing a heroic rescue. Shortly after arriving in "Heaven" he meets a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, heaven, fall in love, afterlife, romance, destiny, love and romance, imaginary, couples, hopes, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 21K
Down to Earth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life... by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: reincarnation, mistaken identity, disorder, supernatural, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, afterlife, back from the dead, millionaire, supernatural romance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new zealand, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 78K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, disorder, destiny, romance, brother sister relationship, portal, altering history, supernatural romance, kiss ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, romance, terminal illness, true love, supernatural, destiny, opposites attract, aging, couple relations, ghost, couples, afterlife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: ghost, romance, love triangle, couples, family relations, impossible love, true love, couple relations, fall in love, supernatural romance, looking for love, love and romance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 4K
Cousins (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, family relations, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 35K
Nine Months (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, romance, self discovery, couple relations, parent child relationship, baby, women, family drama, singleness, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, film within a film, fall in love, life turned upside down, couples, real world, unlikely couple, fish out of water, dull life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Back-up Plan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how ...
Style: romantic, light, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, artificial insemination, romance, couples, fall in love, looking for love, male female relationship, love story, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 27K
Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, airplane, supernatural, pilot, true love, romance, starting over, rescue, tragic hero, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 3K
Hello Again (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long) chokes to death and is resurrected by her loopy sister Zelda (Judith Ivey) on the one year anniversary of her death. Lucy, of course, does not believe she has actually been dead and thinks it is an elaborate hoax until ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: supernatural, zombie, supernatural romance, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation, romance, unfulfillment, supernatural ability, ghost, misfit, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 16K
All of Me (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, reincarnation, soul transference, battle of the sexes, fish out of water, switching roles, disorder, gender, nothing goes right, guru, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Betsy's Wedding (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her straight-laced investment-banker fiancé, Dylan Walsh, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by ...
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, romance, parents and children, construction worker, gangsters, father daughter relationship, family drama, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s
Place: long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 11K
Forget Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, basketball, referee, romance, couple relations, family problems, couples, profanity, friends, bittersweet, unfulfillment, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 701
Black Coffee (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love triangle, couple relations, couples, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, love, morality, stabbing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nina is totally heartbroken at the death of her boyfriend Jamie, but is even more unprepared for his return as a ghost. At first it's almost as good as it used to be - hey, even the rats that infested her house have disappeared. But Jamie ...
Style: touching, witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love, death, cello, river thames, rat, bittersweet, romance, impossible love, fall in love, love affair ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 29K
Mannequin (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonathan Switcher, an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy, an Egyptian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chase, lovers on the run, down on your luck, reincarnation, department store, mannequin, romance, teenager, fall in love, disorder, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: egypt, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 10K
Woman on Top (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. ...
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, tv show, romance, breakup, couples, starting over, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, strong female presence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, brazil, usa, latin america, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 19K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 102K
Serendipity (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. ...
Style: feel good, touching, romantic, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: destiny, love and romance, fall in love, true love, looking for love, hopes, coincidence, serendipity, romance, friendship, against the odds, engaged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: destiny, high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, coming-of-age, hopes, youth, romance, one more chance, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Wedding Date (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sweet, light, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, wedding, looking for love, unlikely couple, disorder, opposites attract, hidden identity, family relations, male escort, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
12 Dates of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 12 Dates of Christmas is a romantic comedy that follows Kate (Amy Smart), a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: time loop, fall in love, falling in love, true love, love and romance, dating, romance, couple relations, christmas eve, christmas, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews visits gypsy Madame Rosa for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears it irresistible to the opposite sex for four hours. Paul and animal ...
Style: light, feel good, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love potion, experiment gone awry, romance, wish come true, love and romance, misfit, looking for love, fall in love, magic, scientist, wooing, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, manipulation, fall in love, nothing goes right, workplace, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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