Movies like Nurse Betty

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Nurse Betty (2000)
 6.2
 32K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he doesn't really exist. After all, life is no excuse for not living. Traumatized by a savage event, Betty enters into a fugue state that allows -- even encourages -- her to keep functioning... in a kind of alternate reality.
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, light, clever, offbeat, cynical, road movie ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, crime, obsessive quest, losing-it hero, violence, professional killer, friendship, salesman, racial slur, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, bartender, nurse uniform, happy ending, native american, crimes, friends, couple relations, love and romance, couples, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, kansas, oklahoma, new mexico, rome italy ...

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Most similar movies to Nurse Betty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, love and romance and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Nurse Betty: Prizzi's Honor (1985), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Intermission (2003), Feeling Minnesota (1996), Traveller (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 21K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, female killer, gangsters, crime, romance, power relations, family relations, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, exciting, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: police, singing, city, fistfight, crime, criminal heroes, romance, crimes, dangerous attraction, love and romance, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, couple relations, crimes, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, one last job, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, corruption, wedding, stripper, gangsters, romance, love, couples, dishonesty, disorder, infidelity, accountant ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.2
 2K
Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and ...
Style: road movie, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, love and romance, crime, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, social relations, friends, on the road, death of daughter, throat slitting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, family business, infidelity, crime, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, crimes, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Richard Cooper is a married man and father of two who is just plain bored with married life. Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to ogling random women on the street to the point he takes lunch late to look at them. When old crush Nikki ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, marriage, marital problem, midlife crisis, infidelity, family life, love affair, romance, sexual relations, moral dilemma, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, michigan, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: starting over, hitman, murder, fbi, gangsters, crime, romance, against the rules, love and romance, fall in love, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 4K
Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, realistic, road movie, witty, humorous ...
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, missing person, romance, crimes, family relations, on the road, father son relationship, radical, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, florida, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: violence, insult, tabloid, rivalry, guilt, sex, murder, crime, deadly, midlife crisis, investigation, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, starting over, couples, love and romance, thirtysomething life, hopes, breakup, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 2K
Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, religions or cults, hopes, investigation, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, cons and scams, life is a bitch, miraculous event, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, maid, crumbling marriage, love and romance, looking for love, power relations, unfulfillment, master and servant, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 42K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, psychological, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, bowling, prison, dancer, alienation, blackmail, debt, football, ex convict, bathtub, gambling, strip club ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.4
 44K
Gigli (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Gigli is ordered to kidnap the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor. When plans go awry, Gigli's boss sends in Ricki, a gorgeous free-spirited female gangster who has her own set of orders to assist with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, romance, opposites attract, hitman, crime, fall in love, lovers, mission of murder, couple relations, blackmail, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, turkey, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, small town, coming of age, innocence lost, racism, injustice, self defense, love and romance, family relations, social relations, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, alabama, california, st. louis missouri, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, police investigation, gangsters, assassin, faked death, kidnapping, murder for hire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, diary, workplace romance, looking for love, thirtysomething life, christmas, love triangle, holiday, couples, infidelity, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 62K
Bandits (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, love triangle, friendship, surveillance, reward, jealousy, romance, robbery, crime, buddies, criminal heroes, female partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
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, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kicked in the Head (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: self discovery, gangsters, disorder, buddies, going straight, crime gone awry, stewardess, drug dealing, friends, rise and fall, gambling, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.5
 168K
Sideways (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, golf, depression, vacation, on the road, midlife crisis, fall in love, best friends, love and romance, road trip, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, infidelity, architect, adultery, sex, couples, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, romance, hotel, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Angel's Dance (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young hitman is asked to prove himself by killing an innocent woman.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, odd couple, love and romance, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, relationship vs career, deadly, assassination attempt, organized crime, father daughter relationship, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sincere, sexy, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, single mother, romance, best friends, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, feminism, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Observe and Report (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, satirical ...
Plot: robbery, delusion, security guard, shopping mall, thief, workplace, workplace situations, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, unrequited love, justice, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, hidden identity, friendship, crimes, crime, couple relations, partners, disorder, dishonesty, couples, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: witty, talky, clever, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, female protagonist, kitchen, bathtub, couple relations, cons and scams, anniversary, self discovery, danger, woman in danger, signal, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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