Movies like Coming to America

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Coming to America (1988)
 7.0
 173K
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, cult film ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, comedy of errors, prince, hidden identity, fall in love, looking for love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, dishonesty, verbal byplay, winter, nudity (full frontal - brief), queen, arranged marriage, wooing, adventure, fast food restaurant, destiny, foul language, family relations, misfit, 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

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Most similar movies to Coming to America

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, realistic and funny films with plots about dialogue, romance, love and romance, mentor, catastrophe, happy ending and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Coming to America: Trading Places (1983), Pretty Woman (1990), Roxanne (1987), Boomerang (1992), King Ralph (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 138K
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: rich and poor, switching roles, millionaire, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, bet, experiment, wager, wrongful arrest, investor, suprisingly clever ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 291K
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: rich man poor woman, prostitute, opposites attract, love and romance, love story, romance, cinderella story, love, social differences, fall in love, rags to riches, shopping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 41K
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, situational comedy, sitcom ...
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, nose, true love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 26K
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, battle of the sexes, romance, boss and employee, buddies, unlikely couple, opposites attract, workplace, power relations, looking for love, success, african american protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 15K
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, king, family relations, royal family, rise to the top, head of state, goofy hero, fall in love, cons and scams, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, buckingham palace, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Prince and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, cinderella story, prince, fall in love, college, youth, eligible bachelor, graduation, couples, lifestyle, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, denmark, australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 297K
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: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: looking for love, flirting, romance, wooing, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, dating, matchmaking, power of love, eligible bachelor, unlikely relationship, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, wedding, fall in love, looking for love, unlikely couple, opposites attract, disorder, couples, hidden identity, family gatherings, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 137K
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, rise to the top, opposites attract, small town life, kindness, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new hampshire, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: feel good, romantic, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, lap dance, friendship, wedding, romance, liar, dishonesty, love and romance, fall in love, plan gone awry, disorder, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 5K
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, wooing, hidden identity, nothing goes right, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 53K
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, humorous, realistic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: family life, love and romance, memory loss, parents and children, single father, family relations, culture clash, mischievous children, betrayal, yacht, amnesia, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Prince & Me II: 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, captivating, sweet, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: prince, cinderella story, wedding, rivalry, social differences, love and romance, society, royal family, romance, intrigue, dishonesty, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, nanny, culture clash, female protagonist, dictatorship, romance, dictator, single parent, couples, society, love and romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 253K
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, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, love and romance, holiday, couples, looking for love, happy ending, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vacation, christmas party, snow, movie business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, london, england, 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, controversial, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: racism, satire, interracial relations, switching roles, college life, scholarship, culture clash, comedy of errors, fish out of water, social differences, cons and scams, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: office, rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, fish out of water, disorder, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 69K
Norbit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, overweight woman, unlikely couple, couples, family problems, siblings relations, goofy hero, childhood sweetheart, love triangle, unsupportive spouse, dream girl, evil woman ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, college life, teenage life, hidden identity, comedy of errors, teenage love, social differences, pretending to be someone else, bookies, gambling, going straight, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, adaptation, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
 6.4
 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, jealousy, substitute teacher, romance, disorder, screwball, couples, goofy hero, opposites attract, lifestyle, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, iowa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, looking for love, opposites attract, travel, nothing goes right, infidelity, fall in love, disorder, on the road, storm ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, united states, miami, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, friendship, gender, insurance, dishonesty, firefighter, impossible love, fall in love, cons and scams, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 196K
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: happy ending, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, hidden identity, online dating, love, platonic, boyfriend, bookstore, destiny, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Happy Accidents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre -- specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, contemplative, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, changing the past or future, romance, destiny, mysterious character, love and romance, misfit, fish out of water, couples, loneliness, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 104K
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, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: destiny, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, true love, coincidence, hopes, serendipity, friendship, romance, against the odds, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 222K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, couple relations, pretense, fall in love, single mother, plastic surgery, deception, marriage, blackmail, plan gone awry, office romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1992, year 1988 ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Trial and Error (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, small town, lawyer, fish out of water, comedy of errors, cons and scams, mistaken identity, legal action, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%