Movies like The Next Best Thing

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The Next Best Thing (2000)
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The Next Best Thing (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, light, offbeat, emotional, realistic, semi serious, sexy, idiotic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, custody battle, couple relations, gay, aids, divorce, breakup, stereotypes, yoga, best friend, gays and lesbians, casual sex, dysfunctional family, romance, best friends, singleness, friends, family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, couples, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to The Next Best Thing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and sentimental films with plots about relationships, catastrophe, life philosophy, culture clash, love and romance, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Next Best Thing: Angie (1994), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012), The Switch (2010), Friends with Kids (2011), Friends & Lovers (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, working class, human nature, gender, self discovery, opposites attract, single parent, youth, fall in love, family life, couples, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, thirtysomething life, hopes, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, love and romance, crumbling marriage, friends, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.1
 90K
The Switch (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, best friends, child birth, artificial insemination, unfulfilled love, couples, romance, singleness, male female friendship, unlikely friendships, aquarium ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, best friends, platonic, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, character study, best friends in love, family relations, child birth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Friends & Lovers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, chess, best friends, twentysomething life, estrangement, couples, looking for love, gender, lifestyle, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, clever, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, coming of age, midlife crisis, self discovery, single parent, couple relations, romance, suburban life, friends, love and romance, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, gender, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, convention, gay man straight woman relationship, falling in love, blind date, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
64%
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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, romantic, sentimental, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: couple relations, singleness, romance, pregnancy, looking for love, drinking, breakup, bar, friendship, women, single, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, pregnancy, teen angst, romance, coming of age, love and romance, couple relations, true love, family life, fall in love, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 5K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, friends, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Alive and Kicking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, friendship, pregnancy, romance, twentysomething life, dancer's life, couple relations, singleness, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, athens greece, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 33K
Nine Months (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, romance, self discovery, couple relations, parent child relationship, baby, women, family drama, singleness, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: touching, sexy, witty, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, single mother, romance, best friends, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, break-up, lesbian, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, screwball, romance, friendship, obsession, unfulfilled love, wedding preparations and rituals, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, best friends, women, male female friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Go Fish (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: witty, clever, sexual, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, lesbian relationship, homosexuality, family relations, gays and lesbians, singleness, parents and children, couple relations, friends, love and romance, twentysomething life, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, rehearsal, countryside, ballet, couples, gays and lesbians, romance, friends, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 709
I Will Survive (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marga is having a streak of bad luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence, but love interests again create conflict. It is while developing a relationship with a handsome gay sculptor ten years her junior: ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, friendship, pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, dealing with death, singleness, romance, family relations, couples, gays and lesbians, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, single parent, age difference, vacation, female protagonist, romance, social differences, society, lifestyle, unlikely couple, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, usa, san francisco, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, false accusation, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, interracial relations, couple relations, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.2
 60K
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, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, family life, love and romance, father daughter relationship, death of wife, death, seduction, relationships, romance, love story, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his ...
Style: feel good, funny, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, couple relations, parents and children, pregnant wife, expectant father, romance, family relations, love and romance, pregnant woman, child birth, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, family problems, couple relations, friendship, breakup, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, infidelity, lifestyle, remarry, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, buddies, couples, lifestyle, human nature, gender, reunion, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, single parent, self discovery, nanny, housekeeper, parents and children, romance, lifestyle, family in crisis, love and romance, master and servant, boss and employee ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dog, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, looking for love, waitress, artist, romance, couples, cowardliness, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, loss of daughter, parents and children, female friendship, best friends, family problems, friendship, small town life, social relations, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%