Movies like Punch-Drunk Love

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Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
 7.3
 150K
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic, emotional, intense, disturbing, depressing, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, shyness, true love, romance, love and romance, self discovery, social awkwardness, sibling relationship, couple relations, fall in love, depression, robbery, vandalism, brother sister relationship, character study, complex characters, eccentricity, bittersweet, philosophy, family relations, repression, birthday, looking for love, blackmail, siege ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, los angeles, utah

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Most similar movies to Punch-Drunk Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about dialogue, relationships, life philosophy, love and romance, mentor, loneliness and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Punch-Drunk Love: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Dan in Real Life (2007), Barefoot (2014), Ten Inch Hero (2007), Your Sister's Sister (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, life philosophy, male female friendship, family drama, romance, love, social misfits, mentally unstable, family relations, bipolar disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, parenthood, single father, romance, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, newspaper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, rhode island, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 23K
Barefoot (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding an improbable romance blooms, as she ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, romantic, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, mental illness, love and romance, love story, family relations, love affair, happy ending, father son relationship, changing lives, relationships, naivete, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, friends, fall in love, friendship, love and romance, restaurant, shyness, young people, love story, lifestyle, happy ending, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, island, love triangle, introspection, fall in love, friendship, relationships, death in the family, vacation, friends, casual sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: feel good, clever, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, dating, aquarium, romance, strong female presence, profanity, breakup, family relations, change of luck, coincidence, couples, matchmaking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 9K
Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, eccentric family, youth, dysfunctional family, salesman, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china, new york, florida, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 54K
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, romantic, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and 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, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, couple relations, singleness, dishonesty, loneliness, adultery, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, australia, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, happy ending, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, couples, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 1K
Dopamine (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Rand is a computer animator, who has created an artificial intelligence creature designed to interact with children and teach them responsibility. When his prototype is forced into practice at a school, Rand encounters Sarah, a teacher he was ...
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, sentimental, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, looking for love, love affair, a.i., pets, love, artificial intelligence, science, loneliness, technology, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, semi serious, realistic, 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 ⇓
30%
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, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, looking for love, hopes, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, contemplative, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, new york, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 2K
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: touching, sentimental, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, pregnant woman nude, twists & turns, working class, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 12K
TiMER (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When implanted in a person's wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona O'Leary faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - has yet to have a TiMER implanted. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, romantic, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, looking for love, love and romance, hopes, lifestyle, couples, matchmaking, fall in love, soul mate, loneliness, dating ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, art gallery, artist, childhood, struggle, divorce, stranger, shyness, museum, divorced divorcee, self mutilation, playground ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 60K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, parents, customs, romance, bittersweet, lovers apart, couples, love affair, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Then She Found Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: adoption, midlife crisis, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, pregnancy, jewish american, wedding, eccentricity, depression, loneliness, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 34K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, tragicomedy, semi serious, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, looking for love, loneliness, musician, manipulation, rivalry, flirting, family relations, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 36K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, cooking, restaurant, cook ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 55K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, misfit, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, love, artist, family relations, first love, siblings relations, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.7
 6K
Dummy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ventriloquist, unemployment, dark humor, lifestyle, fall in love, parents and children, siblings relations, looking for love, hobby, suburbs, adult lives at home, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, platonic, best friend, romance, couple relations, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, vermont, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, love and romance, encounter, unfulfilled love, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Damsels in Distress (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: talky, semi serious, satirical, thought provoking, absurd ...
Plot: college, best friends, college life, female friendship, love and romance, social relations, lifestyle, depression, makeover, fraternity, eccentricity, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, destiny, dating, love story, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 4K
Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, human nature, family in crisis, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, true love, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 97K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, psychological, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, magic realism, writer's block, supernatural, love and romance, imaginary character, family relations, career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%