Movies like Cocktail

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Cocktail (1988)
 5.9
 84K
Cocktail (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style. Brian adopts his mentor's cynical philosophy on life and goes for the money. He leaves his artist girlfriend Jordan Mooney for Bonnie, a wealthy, high-powered executive. Brian soon must chose between the two, as he evaluates his options.
Style: sexy, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, suspense, humorous, stylized, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bartender, ambition, love and romance, couples, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, betrayal, love triangle, nightlife, teaching the ways of the world, best friend, rags to riches, stereotypes, friends, fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, dishonesty, romance, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, materialism, shallowness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, caribbean

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Most similar movies to Cocktail

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sexy films with plots about love and romance, storytelling, catastrophe, romance, dialogue, mentor and destiny mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Cocktail: Class (1983), 200 Cigarettes (1999), Whipped (2000), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Moonstruck (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Class (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, coming of age, older woman teenage boy sex, romance, boarding school, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, family relations, friends, love affair, college ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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 5.9
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200 Cigarettes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, new year's eve, couples, nightlife, romance, love and romance, sexual dysfunction, twentysomething life, singleness, looking for love, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 4K
Whipped (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three to one may sound like fairly good odds, but it depends on the game. When the "one" is one very irresistible woman and the "three" are three hopelessly smitten guys, the deck is pretty stacked. In the battle of the sexes, ...
Style: sexy, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friends, love triangle, couples, femme fatale, womanizer, life philosophy, justice, dating, diner, stereotypes, strong sexual content, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
Style: touching, feel good, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, romance, couples, love and romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, san francisco, new york, usa, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 58K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, italian restaurant, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, sicily ...
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41%
 4.9
 15K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, romance, love, youth, lifestyle, college life, couple relations, love affair, true love, male female relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be well on his way to a successful career at a Fortune 500 company, but instead he rebels against maturity by taking a job at a video store. Matt rethinks his position when his unrequited high-school crush, Tori, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, best friend, proposal, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, lie, grownups, deception, college graduate, slacker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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If Lucy Fell (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, best friend, brooklyn bridge, roommate, looking for love, fall in love, couples, unlikely couple, love and romance, singleness, self discovery, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
About Last Night... (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, softball, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), partners, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, battle of the sexes, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 9K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, couples, friendship, performer's life, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Going the Distance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Erin and Garrett are very much in love. When Erin moves to San Francisco to finish her journalism degree and Garrett stays behind in New York to work in the music industry, they gamely keep the romance alive with webcams and frequent-flyer miles. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: long distance relationship, intern, masturbation, newspaper, phone sex, lovers apart, love affair, romance, unlikely relationship, fall in love, couple relations, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
And God Created Woman (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out of prison, but soon decides to seduce James Tiernan, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, infidelity, sexual relations, femme fatale, love and romance, couples, love triangle, fall in love, opposites attract, unlikely couple, rise to the top, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, twentysomething life, love affair, romance, couples, infidelity, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, first date, best friend, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, buddies, sexual tension, sexual attraction, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, platonic, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, working class, wedding, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 50K
Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, opposites attract, rivalry, competition, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, north carolina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 11K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, friends, couples, buddies, love and romance, couple relations, black romance, infidelity, sex scene, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, melancholic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, singer, african american, missing child, thirtysomething life, little boy, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 14K
Cocktail (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Gautam is an incorrigible flirt, who runs after every girl he sees. Meera is a pretty girl with desi values and attire, who comes to London from Delhi for a fresh start. Veronica is the spoilt bombshell who loves partying and drinking. Though ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: beach, love triangle, friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, opposites attract, couples, love affair, love and romance, nightlife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, promiscuity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, employer employee relationship, unlikely couple, workplace romance, manipulation, workplace, dishonesty, nothing goes right, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Strictly Sexual (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two successful women, sick and tired of dating and relationships, decide to keep two young men in their pool house for strictly sexual purposes.
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for sex, cons and scams, sex aid, romance, sexual relations, lifestyle, singleness, social differences, relationships, women, stereotypes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 56K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: captivating, feel good, talky, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secretary, career woman, workplace romance, business, rise to the top, career, love and romance, wall street, boss, hopes, determination, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, romance, looking for love, love and romance, best friends, thirtysomething life, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
That Awkward Moment (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, romantic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, friendship between men, friendship, looking for sex, three friends, relationships, male objectification, buddies, romance, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 9K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, erection, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 159K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, teenager, amusement park, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, job seeking, first sexual experience, workplace, friends, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, boston, pittsburgh, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 29K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, romance, love and romance, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, hopes, graduation, best friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 3K
Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, love, power relations, master and servant, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%