Movies like It Could Happen to You

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It Could Happen to You (1994)
 6.3
 31K
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: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, light, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lottery ticket, love triangle, romance, rise to the top, hopes, love and romance, greed, lottery, generosity, kindness, price of fame, love, marital problem, rags to riches, dysfunctional marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship, couple relations, love story, couples, honest, justice, legal action, life changing, waitress, divorce ...
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, light, realistic and humorous films with plots about catastrophe, love and romance, relationships, happy ending, love story, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like It Could Happen to You: Sleepless in Seattle (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Moonstruck (1987), The Story of Us (1999), Sabrina (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: radio, single parent, looking for love, loneliness, friendship, romance, starting over, unlikely couple, urban, journalist, airplane, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, baltimore, seattle washington, chicago illinois, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coma, fall in love, love triangle, romance, disorder, christmas, love and romance, love affair, mistaken identity, sibling relationship, memory loss, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 41K
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: talky, touching, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, italian restaurant, infidelity, romance, urban, lover, full moon, love letter, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, crumbling marriage, introspection, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 33K
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: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, millionaire, love triangle, fall in love, romance, forbidden love, love and romance, couple relations, workaholic, sibling relationship, love, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: long island, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 46K
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: talky, clever, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, business, love and romance, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace, determination, love triangle, hopes, couples, couple relations, wall street ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, looking for love, love and romance, friends, unlikely couple, romance, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1977, year 1987
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: fashion, looking for love, broken engagement, love triangle, romance, love affair, jazz, love of one's life, jewelry, millionaire, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 11K
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: love, orphan, baboon, tragedy, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, single parent, unlikely couple, couple relations, impossible love, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 171K
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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, romance, fall in love, urban, city life, platonic, unlikely couple, dog, boyfriend, destiny, verbal byplay, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, fall in love, love and romance, athlete, ambition, athlete's life, revelation, love story, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, romance, love triangle, age difference, golden years, love and romance, unlikely couple, ladykiller, unlikely relationship, aging, up and down relationship, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, afghanistan, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 295K
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: sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, wooing, romance, love and romance, selflessness, deja vu, nothing goes right, hopes, true love, power of love, love, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, romance, screwball, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, unfulfilled love, love and romance, best friends, wedding preparations and rituals, secret love, man-woman relation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, transplant, fall in love, veterinarian, love of one's life, hopes, marriage, love and romance, couples, golden years, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, self discovery, love and romance, makeover, looking for love, fall in love, spinster, wedding, professor, columbia university, sex, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 365K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, infidelity, love at first sight, multiple storylines, workplace romance, romance, unlikely couple, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 104K
Valentine's Day (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, valentine's day, wooing, multiple storylines, romance, couples, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
It's Complicated (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ten years after their divorce, Jane and Jake Adler unite for their son's college graduation and unexpectedly end up sleeping together. But Jake is married, and Jane is embarking on a new romance with her architect. Now, she has to sort out her ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, family relations, love affair, love and romance, old love, dating, ex husband, ex couple relations, eccentric family, regret, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, up and down relationship, looking for love, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
How to Be Single (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: singleness, couple relations, looking for love, romance, pregnancy, relationships, drinking, friendship, women, love and romance, breakup, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: talky, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love triangle, workplace romance, lie, fire, career woman, nothing goes right, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, social differences, romance, mistaken identity, love story, couples, class differences, hotel, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
The Back-up Plan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, funny, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, artificial insemination, romance, fall in love, couples, love story, love, destiny, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, hawaii, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 19K
HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lie, small town, romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, opposites attract, hidden identity, screwball, disorder, cons and scams, social relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 30K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, nightclub, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, waitress, love affair, social differences, nothing goes right, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, nevada, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: talky, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: greek, restaurant, cafe, love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, cook, workplace romance, fall in love, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, architect, friendship, heartache, love, twentysomething life, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 59K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, family life, love and romance, father daughter relationship, romance, death of wife, death, relationships, love story, seduction, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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