Movies like Joe Versus the Volcano

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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
 5.8
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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his female co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, exciting, offbeat, not serious, cult film, whimsical, melancholic, romantic ...
Plot: island, terminal illness, self discovery, underdog, escape, ukulele, romance, misfit, love and romance, fall in love, couples, heroic mission, escapades, life turned upside down, profanity, surrealism, love, shipwreck, twins, millionaire, suicide, male female relationship, yacht, vacation, chauffeur ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, culture clash, fall in love, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Joe Versus the Volcano: You've Got Mail (1998), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), I.Q. (1994), Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Addicted to Love (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, unlikely couple, romance, 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
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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, feel good, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, radio, loneliness, looking for love, starting over, happy ending, romance, christmas party, love and romance, friendship, destiny, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, romance, terminal illness, switching bodies, true love, supernatural, destiny, aging, couple relations, opposites attract, ghost, afterlife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Addicted to Love (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: stalking, astronomer, romance, vengeance, love triangle, battle of the sexes, obsession, love, love and romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, breakup ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, island, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, love and romance, escapades, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 4K
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, best friend, brooklyn bridge, roommate, looking for love, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, dull life, self discovery, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An Indian-American surprises his family when he announces his desire for an arranged marriage with an Indian woman, though his affection for a longtime American friend complicate his plan.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, romance, true love, couples, immigrants, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, wedding preparations and rituals, friendship, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, couples, fish out of water, loneliness, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 798
Pie in the Sky (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pie in the Sky is a 1996 American romantic comedy film about a young man obsessed with traffic gridlock who falls in love with an avant-garde dancer.
Style: feel good, humorous, experimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, obsession, journalism, couples, true love, college, looking for love, lovers reunited, self discovery, youth, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 50K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 69K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fish out of water, fall in love, rescue, romance, scientist, impossible love, disorder, couples, longing, transformation, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 29K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, satire, romance, hopes, love and romance, self discovery, city life, true love, looking for love, fall in love, urban, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 2K
Hugo Pool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, love, fall in love, couple relations, opposites attract, romance, lifestyle, master and servant, race against time, couples, gambling, bookies ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
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Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, disorder, destiny, dating, portal, couples, romance, supernatural romance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, future, contemporary, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, film within a film, fall in love, life turned upside down, couples, real world, unlikely couple, fish out of water, dull life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, workplace, couple relations, self discovery, unfulfilled love, parents and children, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Man On Her Mind (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nellie is a seemingly prim young woman who is conducting a clandestine affair with Jack, a super-suave, fast-talking lawyer. It doesn't matter that the pair seems mismatched because Jack doesn't really exist; he is a figment of Nellie’s ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, singleness, romance, couple relations, imaginary, boy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.9
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, medical school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
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Cousins (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, family relations, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, film within a film, romance, love and romance, self discovery, couples, breakup, fall in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, alcohol abuse, ghost, riches to rags, alcoholic, vengeance, rise and fall, single parent, misfit, love and romance, romance, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: accountant, friendship, romance, singleness, family relations, actor's life, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.4
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Results (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, talky, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, romance, love and romance, power relations, disorder, workplace romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, love triangle, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: clairvoyant, supernatural, romance, love, family relations, true love, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, magic, couples, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 2K
Mr. Fix It (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lance Valenteen (David Boreanaz) makes a living as "Mr. Fix It," a man who gets hired by men that have just recently been dumped by their girlfriend. Lance dates the guys' ex-girlfriend and becomes the worst date possible, sending the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fall in love, couples, wooing, dishonesty, cons and scams, love and romance, deception, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, shrewd, voyeur, red dress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: romantic, light, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, artificial insemination, love story, romance, fall in love, looking for love, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, disorder, infidelity, fall in love, nothing goes right, on the road, airplane ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, miami, mexico, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
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Ed's Next Move (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ed lives in Wisconsin. He's just been dumped by his girlfriend, so he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of different strains of rice. Then Ed meets Lee, a ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: diner, romance, wooing, couples, disorder, solitary, hopes, love and romance, misfit, lifestyle, opposites attract, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, wisconsin, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.6
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Meeting Daddy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family relations, love affair, eccentric family, fish out of water, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, couples, breakup, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, georgia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%