Movies like The Fortune Cookie

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The Fortune Cookie (1966)
 7.3
 14K
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see him. He pretends to be injured to get her back, but also sees what the strain is doing to the football player who injured him.
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious, suspense, melancholic, clever, realistic, biting ...
Plot: american football, friendship, hospital, insurance, lawsuit, insurance fraud, workplace, odd couple, cons and scams, misfit, infidelity, resentment, disability, disorder, dishonesty, honesty, lawyer, surveillance, satire, private detective, ex wife, fortune cookie, friends, couples, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: cleveland ohio, new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about couples, farce, dialogue, love and romance, mentor, catastrophe and redemption mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Fortune Cookie: Out to Sea (1997), The Front Page (1974), Grumpier Old Men (1995), Avanti! (1972), The Odd Couple (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
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Out to Sea (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, cruise ship, romance, cons and scams, gambling, fall in love, crimes, partners, dishonesty, love and romance, cruise, solar eclipse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 14K
The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: humorous, talky, light, witty, captivating ...
Plot: newspaper, journalist, media, friends, media satire, workplace situations, crimes, workplace, satire, journalism, reporter, scoop ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, parents and children, partners, single parent, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
 10K
Avanti! (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, family problems, opposites attract, nothing goes right, love affair, island, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, fall in love, death in the family, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.6
 34K
The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, card playing, poker game, roommate, fish out of water, couple relations, screwball, couples, friends, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.5
 5K
Buddy Buddy (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, crimes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, odd couple, gangsters, partners, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town
Style: biting, suspense, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, nightclub, infidelity, mistaken identity, gas station, playboy, small town, romance, small town life, sexual relations, celebrity culture, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 11K
Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dentist, nurse, romance, love and romance, cons and scams, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, honest, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.3
 6K
A New Leaf (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder.
Style: biting, talky, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, bankruptcy, camping, lawyer, nerd, clumsy, loan, dark humor, couples, couple relations, cons and scams, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: grudge, vaudeville, friendship, couple relations, showbiz, friends, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, odd couple, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 25K
I.Q. (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mechanic, mathematics, romance, family relations, couples, opposites attract, fall in love, parents and children, buddies, dishonesty, hidden identity, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, future
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Candy and Lonnie Earl are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy and he's married to Darlene. So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, infidelity, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couple relations, on the road, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 48K
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mayor, senior citizen, thanksgiving, ice fishing, love triangle, christmas, romance, buddies, rescue, golden years, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1978, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 5K
Haggard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story about Ryan Dunn (played by himself) and his ex-girlfriend Glauren and how she cheated on him. After the break up Glauren is rumored to have been hooking up with heavy metal Hellboy. Ryan enlists the help of his friends Valo ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, witty, biting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ex girlfriend, sexual humor, breakup, friendship, vengeance, infidelity, buddies, obsessive quest, love and romance, dishonesty, masturbation, skateboard ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, wedding, odd couple, road trip, marriage, farce, silly humor, small town life, small town, social relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
40%
One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, biting, suspense ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, satire, secretary, capitalist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, ussr, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: cynical, humorous, psychological, satirical, suspense ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, dark humor, lawyer, divorce, suburbs, uninhibited rivalry, marriage, greed, destructive relationship, family feud, death, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Coming & Going (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Coming & Going is an irreverent romantic comedy that poses the question: How far would you go to capture the heart of the one you love? Lee (Rhys Darby) is a young, skilled OBGYN who lacks confidence when it comes to talking to women outside ...
Style: humorous, touching, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, looking for love, misfit, disorder, lie, friendship, couples, love and romance, thirtysomething life, social misfits, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Free Enterprise (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Young filmmakers trying to hawk a movie titled "Bradykillers" about a serial killer who goes after victims Marcia, Jan, and Cindy meet their screen idol, William Shatner. The two young men, who idolize him and in their fantasies have seen ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, ironic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, dream, star trek, satire, stereotypes, lifestyle, obsession, love triangle, addiction, romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of ...
Style: neurotic, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, workaholic, rejection, satire, love triangle, infidelity, advice, dating, ghost, bittersweet, romance, dumped ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Thirty-five years in the life of Max, his best friend Sal and a woman they both adore, Lyla. The trio stumble through mandatory but seemingly unfulfilling entanglements, at weddings, funerals, hospitals, eateries, divorce courts and the tool shed. A ...
Style: witty, surreal, humorous, stylized, talky ...
Plot: friendship, love and romance, buddies, workplace, farce, couple relations, fall in love, couples, friends, husband wife relationship, friendship between men, silly humor ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.1
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Extract (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The owner of a factory that produces flavor extracts, Joel Reynold seems to have it all, but really doesn't. What's missing is sexual attention from his wife, Suzie. Joel hatches a convoluted plan to get Suzie to cheat on him, thereby ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, business, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, family problems, sexless marriage, boss and employee, unsupportive coworkers, friends, nothing goes right, con artists ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 96K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, high school, jealousy, teacher, election, infidelity, teachers and students, lifestyle, society, teenage life, campaign, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mr. Wonderful (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, bowling, alimony, friendship, professor, romance, fall in love, self discovery, looking for love, working class, couple relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 1K
Sprung (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out that she's been fooled, she becomes ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, farce, couples, disorder, friends, city life, twentysomething life, comedy of errors, dishonesty, love and romance, best friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex, Glenda. She is a public defender remarried to a prosecutor, and we get a houseful of hijinks.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes, love triangle, love affair, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, on the run, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man gives his friend a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, farce, womanizer, power relations, couples, silly humor, teaching the ways of the world, couple relations, love affair, wooing, suburbs, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 3K
Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, wedding, luxury hotel, multiple storylines, bittersweet, family relations, family problems, honeymoon, couples, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%