Movies like Cocktail

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Cocktail (1988)
 5.9
 78K
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, exciting, suspense, humorous, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ambition, love and romance, bartender, couples, buddies, rise to the top, love affair, rags to riches, love triangle, nightlife, teaching the ways of the world, best friend, betrayal, cocktail, stereotypes, friends, self discovery, fall in love, urban, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, womanizer, hotshot hero, bar ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, caribbean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and sexy films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, life philosophy, destiny, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Cocktail: Summer Catch (2001), The Good Guy (2009), Coyote Ugly (2000), Class (1983), For Love or Money (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 15K
Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, baseball, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, fall in love, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 9K
The Good Guy (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: city life, couple relations, rise to the top, romance, hotshot hero, ambition, gain trust, love affair, power relations, lifestyle, workplace, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 105K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, music, nightclub, love and romance, love affair, nightlife, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 9K
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, romance, boarding school, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, boarding school life, teenage life, college, college life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, youth, rise to the top, best friends, teenage love, parents and children, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
For Love or Money (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hotel, concierge, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, disorder, couple relations, love and romance, couples, rise to the top, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, europe, usa, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.6
 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: twists and turns, sexy, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, love triangle, couples, femme fatale, womanizer, life philosophy, justice, diner, dating, stereotypes, strong sexual content, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 14K
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, nightlife, love and romance, romance, couples, hopes, sexual dysfunction, singleness, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 48K
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, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 527
Window Theory (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An aimless playboy returns to his hometown for his best friend's wedding, only to find that the bride is his high school sweetheart.
Style: sexy, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, womanizer, homecoming, friendship, romance, buddies, couples, love triangle, wooing, reunion, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 4K
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, roommate, best friend, brooklyn bridge, looking for love, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, dull life, self discovery, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 45K
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: feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, man-woman relation, opposites attract, rivalry, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, party, profanity, best friend, lifestyle, proposal, adolescence vs adulthood, grownups, becoming an adult, college graduate, slacker, sister ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 14K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, love, true love, love affair, college life, couple relations, lifestyle, youth, college, bar, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 8K
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, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, medical school ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 819
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couples, twentysomething life, love affair, romance, infidelity, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, first date, best friend, brother sister relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, romance, sexual relations, lifestyle, singleness, social differences, relationships, women, stereotypes, loneliness, sex aid ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 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: touching, sentimental, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, pregnant woman nude, twists & turns, working class, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.3
 13K
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, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, love affair, bollywood, nightlife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
And God Created Woman (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, love and romance, femme fatale, sexual relations, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, dangerous attraction, couples, opposites attract, rise to the top, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, single parent, age difference, female protagonist, vacation, romance, looking for love, family relations, couples, friends, strong female presence, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, san francisco, new york, usa, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, sexual attraction, buddies, sexual tension, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: masturbation, intern, newspaper, phone sex, love affair, long distance relationship, romance, unlikely relationship, lovers apart, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, softball, new year's eve, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), young lovers, thirtysomething life, passionate interest, advertising, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 9K
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, infidelity, family relations, stripper, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
 6.1
 96K
The Switch (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: pregnancy, male female friendship, single parent, best friends, couples, child birth, artificial insemination, unfulfilled love, romance, childbirth, lifestyle, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 16K
Boys and Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, student film, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, friendship, love and romance, teenage love, opposites attract, college, youth, singleness, couples, wooing, lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, melancholic, sweet, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, singer, african american, missing child, lost child, thirtysomething life, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last International Playboy (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When playboy and one-hit-wonder novelist Jack Frost (Jason Behr) learns that his childhood sweetheart is getting married, he tries to drown his sorrows by dramatically escalating his self-destructive drinking and womanizing. Frost's pals try to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, lifestyle, best friends, couples, introspection, love affair, love triangle, love and romance, human nature, haunted by the past, romance, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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