Movies like Raising Helen

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Raising Helen (2004)
 6.0
 34K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of her life!
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, sweet, funny, entertaining, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, life turned upside down, society, family relations, orphan, custody, parenthood, female protagonist, aunt niece relationship, fish out of water, loss of parents, opposites attract, happy ending, transformation, life & death, family drama, fashion designer, pastor, fashion, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco

Most similar movies to Raising Helen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and romantic films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, destiny, catastrophe, mentor and happy ending mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Raising Helen: Life as We Know It (2010), The Switch (2010), Uptown Girls (2003), The Proposal (2009), What a Girl Wants (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life as We Know It (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly ...
Style: romantic, sweet, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, adoption, initially antagonists, love and romance, parenthood, godparent, orphan, baby, godfather, romance, life turned upside down, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, expectant father, pregnant wife, parents and children, romance, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, pregnant woman, pregnant, child birth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, best friends, pregnancy, artificial insemination, child birth, romance, couples, unfulfilled love, singleness, male female friendship, unlikely friendships, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 33K
Uptown Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, friendship, youth, coming of age, life is a bitch, shopping, family relations, disorder, city life, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.7
 269K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boss and employee, unlikely couple, workplace romance, opposites attract, love and romance, initially antagonists, obnoxious boss, couple relations, eccentric family, power relations, proposal, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, fish out of water, american abroad, politician, teenage girl, culture clash, hopes, love and romance, teen angst, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, family values, brother sister relationship, secret, family drama, holiday, wedding preparations and rituals, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Something Borrowed (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, friends, cheating, birthday, wedding, love triangle, relationships, love story, lawyer, best friend, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, break-up, father daughter relationship, teacher, loneliness, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, spanking, parents and children, eccentric family, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, looking for love, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, parents and children, fall in love, autism, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, family life, unfulfillment, golden years, parents and children, love and romance, disorder, search, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man ...
Style: romantic, humorous, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, bet, love story, couple relations, battle of the sexes, fall in love, initially antagonists, journalist, couples, plan gone awry, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 22K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, coming-of-age, commitment, siblings relations, romance, small town life, love and romance, teenage life, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 76K
New Year's Eve (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: new year, couple relations, love and romance, new year's eve, looking for love, singleness, couples, starting over, hopes, multiple storylines, meaningful kiss, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 4K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, college, babies and infants, small town, single parent, young lovers, school, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, greek, mother daughter relationship, wedding, unlikely couple, family, prejudice, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, xenophobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 301K
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: romantic, sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, wooing, love and romance, romance, selflessness, deja vu, nothing goes right, amnesia, hopes, power of love, love, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 40K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, romance, one day, looking for love, parents and children, urban, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, crumbling marriage, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, workplace romance, career woman, love triangle, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, wedding, fall in love, dishonesty, workplace, manipulations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, battle of the sexes, love affair, romance, couples, couple relations, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, falling in love, valentine's day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Because I Said So (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom's good intentions under control.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, family relations, single father, fall in love, love and romance, matchmaking, mother, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, mother daughter relationship, new love, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Big Wedding (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, marriage, family relations, eccentric family, meet the parents, family feud, comedy of errors, adoption, family gatherings, reunion, dysfunctional family, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 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, feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
50%
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, train wreck, pregnancy, romance, forbidden love, couple relations, comedy of errors, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 12K
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, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
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, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family life, single parent, romance, opposites attract, working class, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, couples, romance, friends, starting over, couple relations, love triangle, fish out of water, hopes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mine, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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