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, feel good, sentimental, realistic, sweet, funny, entertaining, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, custody, parenthood, orphan, life turned upside down, family relations, hopes, society, opposites attract, fish out of water, female protagonist, aunt niece relationship, loss of parents, fashion designer, pastor, happy ending, family problems, couples, disorder, family in crisis, transformation, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco

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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, catastrophe, adaptation, destiny, mentor and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Raising Helen: Life as We Know It (2010), Uptown Girls (2003), The Switch (2010), No Reservations (2007), The Proposal (2009). 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: touching, funny, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: parenthood, unlikely couple, love and romance, initially antagonists, adoption, orphan, godparent, opposites attract, life turned upside down, lifestyle change, responsibility, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, 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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, friendship, self discovery, family relations, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, disorder, eviction, youth, precocious child, shopping, embezzlement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: sentimental, humorous, funny, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, best friends, couples, child birth, artificial insemination, unfulfilled love, romance, singleness, male female friendship, unlikely friendships, aquarium ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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No Reservations (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chef, cooking and food, restaurant, workplace situations, cooking, opposites attract, romance, initially antagonists, parents and children, workaholic, love and romance, kitchen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: feel good, romantic, light, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, boss and employee, workplace romance, initially antagonists, couple relations, obnoxious boss, eccentric family, couples, power relations, proposal ...
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, humorous, sweet, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, teenage girl, fish out of water, family relations, culture clash, social differences, hopes, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, family values, eccentric family, family gatherings, parents and children, brother sister relationship, secret, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, holiday, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, uplifting, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, reunion, addiction, drug abuse, eccentric family, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, friends, birthday, love and romance, cheating, wedding, lawyer, best friend, love triangle, relationships, love story, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, looking for love, teenage life, family problems, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family problems, family life, disorder, love and romance, parents and children, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, couple relations, bet, battle of the sexes, love and romance, love story, wooing, fall in love, journalist, couples, initially antagonists, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, high school, coming of age, romance, small town, couples, family problems, small town life, teenage life, family life, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, tragedy, baboon, romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, love and romance, wooing, romance, deja vu, selflessness, amnesia, power of love, hopes, nothing goes right, creativity, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, romance, parenthood, one day, nothing goes right, disorder, looking for love, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, 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 ⇓
33%
 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, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, small town life, siblings relations, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, parents and children, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, romance, self discovery, couple relations, parent child relationship, baby, family drama, women, disorder, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, talky, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, workplace romance, unlikely couple, career woman, couple relations, fall in love, workplace, love triangle, dishonesty, power relations, nothing goes right, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, hopes, romance, love and romance, fish out of water, love triangle, starting over, couple relations, couples, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mine, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, prejudice, unlikely couple, wedding preparations and rituals, romance, family, traditional versus modern, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 32K
Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: parents and children, singleness, love and romance, college, adoption, mentor, male female relationship, relationships, teacher student relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 26K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, kennedy assassination, romance, fall in love, couple relations, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, nightclub, romance, social differences, society, misfit, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, mexico, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, true love, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, caribbean, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, family relations, marriage, eccentric family, family feud, adoption, comedy of errors, reunion, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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