Movies like Coming to America

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Coming to America (1988)
 7.1
 205K
Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.
Style: humorous, funny, witty, feel good, talky, exciting, realistic, not serious, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, looking for love, fall in love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, winter, dishonesty, verbal byplay, nudity (full frontal - brief), queen, arranged marriage, wooing, adventure, fast food restaurant, destiny, foul language, misfit, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, america, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, united states

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Most similar movies to Coming to America

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, funny and realistic films with plots about happy ending, culture clash, dialogue, romance, catastrophe, mentor and chase mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Coming to America: Trading Places (1983), Pretty Woman (1990), Boomerang (1992), King Ralph (1991), My Best Friend's Girl (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 149K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: switching roles, rich and poor, millionaire, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, bully, beggar, class differences, bet, stock market, experiment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.1
 316K
Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, prostitute, rich man poor woman, love and romance, love story, cinderella story, fall in love, romance, love, social differences, millionaire, shopping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Coming 2 America (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father's dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, ...
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, light, captivating ...
Plot: prince, heir, humour, rich man, monarch, african american protagonist, african american, father and son, family relations, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, relationships ...
Place: africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 29K
Boomerang (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, african american protagonist, battle of the sexes, romance, boss and employee, opposites attract, buddies, unlikely couple, power relations, looking for love, workplace, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.4
 16K
King Ralph (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, family relations, king, royal family, fall in love, rise to the top, head of state, goofy hero, princess, cons and scams, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, buckingham palace, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Dustin's girlfriend, Alexis, breaks up with him, he employs his best buddy, Tank, to take her out on the worst rebound date imaginable in the hopes that it will send her running back into his arms. But when Tank begins to really fall for ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, lap dance, friendship, wedding, romance, liar, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, plan gone awry, disorder, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 74K
Norbit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mild-mannered guy who is engaged to a monstrous woman meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, evil woman, overweight woman, dream girl, unlikely couple, couples, goofy hero, family problems, siblings relations, forced marriage, love triangle, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, unemployment, romance, idealism, couples, unlikely couple, love and romance, opposites attract, hopes, silly humor, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, manhattan new york city, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 45K
Roxanne (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sitcom, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love letter, romance, wooing, physical appearance, fall in love, hidden identity, dishonesty, rivalry, small town, true love, deception ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 58K
Overboard (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: love and romance, family life, rich woman poor man, memory loss, parents and children, family relations, mischievous children, yacht, romance, dishonesty, social differences, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sentimental, light, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, wedding, love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, looking for love, love story, unlikely couple, couples, disorder, hidden identity, gigolo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 6K
Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, nothing goes right, hidden identity, wooing, farce, screwball, adaptation, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 313K
Hitch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, flirting, looking for love, wooing, love and romance, dating, teaching the ways of the world, slick, matchmaking, eligible bachelor, power of love, initially antagonists ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With just weeks before their royal wedding, Paige and Edvard find their relationship and the Danish monarchy in jeopardy when an old law is brought to light, stating that an unmarried heir to the throne may marry only a woman of noble blood or else ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: prince, cinderella story, wedding, rivalry, social differences, intrigue, society, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, royal family, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 143K
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: inheritance, butler, small town, fish out of water, small town life, rise to the top, opposites attract, kindness, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new hampshire, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.9
 280K
The Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent ...
Style: feel good, romantic, light, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, love and romance, fall in love, holiday, couples, happy ending, looking for love, vacation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christmas party, snow, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, england, london, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 8K
Soul Man (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racism, satire, interracial relations, college life, switching roles, culture clash, university, fish out of water, social differences, student life, comedy of errors, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Blast from the Past (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, bunker, cold war, fall in love, romance, hiding place, teaching the ways of the world, couples, atomic bomb, underground bunker, fish out of water, baseball ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, year 1962, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Making the Grade (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover Academy bully. When his bookie from the old neighborhood, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, friendship, teenage life, college life, hidden identity, teenage love, social differences, pretending to be someone else, bookies, gambling, going straight, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, breakup, love and romance, comedy of errors, friendship, looking for love, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, best selling author ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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, loneliness, singleness, starting over, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, slutty attitude, adaptation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: dog, veterinarian, mistaken identity, model, romance, radio, love and romance, disorder, comedy of errors, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core – which is why, when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. However, things ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, gay slur, firefighter, cons and scams, friendship, gay, dishonesty, couples, disorder, impossible love, fall in love, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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 6.3
 2K
Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his first date at age 15 ended with the girl making out with another man at a party, aspiring writer Lester Grimm has treated all his girlfriends with jealousy and suspicion. While dating Ramona Ray, paranoia gets the best of him when he ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, substitute teacher, jealousy, romance, screwball, couples, disorder, comedy of errors, couple relations, fall in love, wooing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and ...
Style: humorous, funny, parody, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: split personality, experiment gone awry, physical appearance, mad scientist, goofy hero, nothing goes right, alter ego, overweight, overweight man, fall in love, inventions and discoveries, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Forces of Nature (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, destiny, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, travel, disorder, nothing goes right, infidelity, fall in love, on the road, cataclysm ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, miami, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 112K
Serendipity (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
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, romantic, touching, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: destiny, love and romance, true love, fall in love, coincidence, looking for love, hopes, serendipity, friendship, romance, against the odds, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 209K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, happy ending, unlikely couple, love, hidden identity, online dating, destiny, boyfriend, bookstore, platonic, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 130K
Blended (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Style: funny, feel good, sentimental, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: fall in love, single parent, love and romance, family, opposites attract, family vacation, youth, single father, girl, resort, parents and children, coincidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, hawaii, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, dishonesty, false accusation, comedy of errors, interracial relations, disorder, scam ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%