Movies like It Could Happen to You

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It Could Happen to You (1994)
 6.4
 32K
It Could Happen to You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word, Lang proceeds to share the prize money with Biasi, which infuriates his greedy wife, Muriel. Not content with the arrangement, Muriel begins scheming to take all the money.
Style: sweet, sentimental, romantic, light, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lottery ticket, love triangle, romance, love and romance, hopes, rise to the top, lottery, greed, kindness, generosity, price of fame, love, ex husband ex wife relationship, rags to riches, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage, baseball, love story, honest, justice, waitress, legal action, life changing, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to It Could Happen to You

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out romantic, humorous, realistic and sweet films with plots about romance, love and romance, love, destiny, dialogue, life philosophy and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like It Could Happen to You: While You Were Sleeping (1995), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Moonstruck (1987), Sabrina (1995), The Story of Us (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, coma, christmas, love and romance, love triangle, disorder, romance, love affair, mistaken identity, wedding preparations and rituals, sibling relationship, new year's eve ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: radio, starting over, friendship, looking for love, single parent, romance, loneliness, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, listener, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, baltimore, seattle washington, washington state, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 43K
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: sentimental, clever, humorous, talky, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, italian restaurant, full moon, romance, infidelity, eccentric family, dishonesty, looking for love, couples, ethnic, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 34K
Sabrina (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, millionaire, love triangle, fall in love, romance, workaholic, unrequited love, love and romance, couple relations, love, forbidden love, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: long island, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: concierge, hotel, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, love and romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, europe, usa, ireland, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, career woman, couple relations, fall in love, workplace, love triangle, dishonesty, power relations, nothing goes right, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, romance, friends, platonic, up and down relationship, male female friendship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1987, year 1977
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Longest Week (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont, the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, down on your luck, love and romance, romance, love, secret, money, looking for love, couples, adult as child, disorder, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Something Borrowed (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, friends, birthday, love and romance, cheating, wedding, lawyer, best friend, love triangle, relationships, love story, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 12K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, tragedy, baboon, romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 47K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: feel good, clever, talky, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: business, love and romance, workplace romance, rise to the top, cinderella story, workplace, career woman, love triangle, wall street, female protagonist, women, career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love affair, ambition, love and romance, fall in love, athlete's life, athlete, revelation, embarrassment, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 44K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, art, jazz musician, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 18K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: transplant, romance, destiny, fall in love, hopes, golden years, love and romance, dealing with death, couples, coincidence, couple relations, veterinarian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, encounter, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couple relations, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 18K
Only You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A childhood incident has convinced Faith Corvatch that her true love is a guy named "Damon Bradley," but she has yet to meet him. Preparing to settle down and marry a foot doctor, Faith impulsively flies to Venice when it seems that she ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, love triangle, true love, disorder, couple relations, unfulfillment, destiny, fortune teller, romance, looking for love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, women, screwball, romance, friendship, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, best friends, uninhibited rivalry, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, couples, starting over, love and romance, hopes, breakup, looking for love, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, destiny, hopes, youth, romance, road not taken, unfulfillment, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, future ...
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 301K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, love and romance, wooing, romance, deja vu, selflessness, amnesia, power of love, hopes, nothing goes right, creativity, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: sentimental, touching, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: greek, cafe, friendship, restaurant, romance, love, infidelity, love and romance, friends, true love, chef, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, priest, rabbi, catholicism, clergy, friendship, romance, love and romance, sexual attraction, sexual tension, buddies, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, starting over, single parent, single mother, horse ranch, romance, friendship, divorce, small town life, couples, americana, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: millionaire, cat, fashion, broken engagement, romance, looking for love, love triangle, love and romance, free spirited, jazz, opposites attract, social climbing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 8K
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: clever, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, buddies, friends, infidelity, black romance, marriage proposal, marriage, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 73K
Cocktail (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, ambition, bartender, couples, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, rags to riches, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, best friend, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, caribbean, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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