Movies like The Fortune Cookie

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The Fortune Cookie (1966)
 7.3
 13K
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, melancholic, suspense, clever, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, insurance, lawsuit, american football, insurance fraud, workplace, odd couple, cons and scams, disability, misfit, infidelity, dishonesty, resentment, disorder, honesty, lawyer, surveillance, satire, private detective, ex wife, wheelchair, fortune cookie, friends, 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, love and romance, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Fortune Cookie: Out to Sea (1997), Grumpier Old Men (1995), The Odd Couple (1968), The Front Page (1974), Avanti! (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
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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, crimes, dishonesty, partners, love and romance, fall in love, solar eclipse, cruise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, partners, disorder, bait, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.7
 31K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, poker game, screwball, cards, disorder, family problems, fish out of water, couple relations, urban, indoor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 12K
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, media satire, workplace situations, friends, workplace, crimes, satire, journalism, reporter, scoop ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.2
 9K
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, love affair, family problems, opposites attract, nothing goes right, island, disorder, couples, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: suspense, biting, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, gas station, infidelity, mistaken identity, nightclub, piano lesson, playboy, small town, romance, couple relations, hollywood, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, san francisco, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 10K
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, cons and scams, love triangle, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, honest, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 5K
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: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, bankruptcy, camping, lawyer, clumsy, nerd, mountain, couples, loan, cons and scams, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, artists and showbiz, buddies, love and romance, odd couple, actor's life, partners, golden years, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 43K
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: mayor, ice fishing, friendship, love triangle, christmas, separated, friends, election, couples, bittersweet, profanity, golden years ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 24K
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: cheating, mechanic, mathematics, romance, opposites attract, parents and children, fall in love, couples, family relations, buddies, self discovery, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1950s, future
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 4K
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, hotel, island, suicide attempt, crimes, crumbling marriage, partners, buddies, dishonesty, odd couple, farce, clinic ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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, on the road, couple relations, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, buddies, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 4K
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: witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ex girlfriend, sexual humor, friendship, vengeance, infidelity, love and romance, obsessive quest, buddies, dishonesty, break up, breakup, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, odd couple, wedding, reunion, on the road, road trip, marriage, farce, small town life, nothing goes right, escapades, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, satire, secretary, capitalist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, love and romance, breakup, couple relations, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, male female relationship, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: surreal, witty, stylized, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couples, friends, farce, fall in love, couple relations, buddies, workplace, friendship between men, husband wife relationship, silly humor ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.3
 663
Coming & Going (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, looking for love, disorder, misfit, lie, friendship, couples, social misfits, thirtysomething life, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dating, advice, idol, date, ghost, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
⇓ 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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, lawyer, suburbs, uninhibited rivalry, divorce, marriage, greed, destructive relationship, family feud, death, relationships, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 45K
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, sexless marriage, business, workplace, workplace situations, family problems, disorder, friends, unsupportive coworkers, nothing goes right, boss and employee, con artists ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bowling, infidelity, professor, bowling alley, friendship, alimony, romance, society, hopes, buddies, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, cons and scams, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, legal action, nothing goes right, goofy hero, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farce, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, love and romance, unlikely criminals, on the run, disorder, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 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, suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, farce, nothing goes right, betrayal, gender, lifestyle, wedding, friends, disorder, couples, romance, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, farce, womanizer, love and romance, dishonesty, power relations, couples, silly humor, wooing, love affair, couple relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 2K
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, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, honeymoon, anniversary, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film follows the marital and dating lives of three men and three women who unknowingly form a tangled web of relationships. Interspersing "man on the street" interviews with scenes from the six characters' lives, the film weaves a ...
Style: witty, stylized, sexy, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, romance, looking for love, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, human nature, workplace, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%