Movies like A Little Help

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A Little Help (2010)
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A Little Help (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's a movie for everyone whose life has been thrown off-course, out of whack, or simply not turned out the way they planned it. In other words, it's a movie for everyone, period. Set in suburban Long Island in the summer of 2002, with the psychic wounds of 9/11 still fresh, A Little Help is a story that takes a comic, searching and profoundly empathetic look at a few pivotal months in the life of dental hygienist Laura Pehlke (Jenna Fischer)-an ordinary woman whose life suddenly flies off the rails-and her heroic efforts to re-establish a sense of security and normalcy for herself and her son.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, lie, infidelity, dishonesty, lifestyle, island, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, couples, death in the family, dentist, lawsuit, sibling rivalry, rock, 9/11, fall in love, dealing with death, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, sexual content, overbearing, thirtysomething life, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, family relations, romance, couple relations, lifestyle and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like A Little Help: Boynton Beach Club (2005), All Relative (2014), Expired (2007), Puppy Love (2012), Darling Companion (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boynton Beach Club (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A handful of men and women of a certain age pick up the pieces of their lives and look for new love after the loss of their mates in this comedy drama from writer-director Susan Seidelman.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, friendship, looking for love, midlife crisis, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, single parent, family problems, support group ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, young lovers, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, unlikely couple, single parent, love and romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, parents and children, family, fall in love, family relations, dog, single parent, pets, hopes, couples, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family life, family problems, golden years, love and romance, disorder, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, lifestyle, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, couples, love and romance, womanizer, romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, estrangement, breakup, writer's life, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, family problems, couple relations, friendship, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, breakup, infidelity, unfulfillment, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, remarry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, human nature, single parent, dishonesty, hopes, romance, writer's life, love and romance, family relations, couples, couple relations, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Four-Faced Liar (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Four Faced Liar is a story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City... A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian relationship, infidelity, friendship, love and romance, love triangle, lifestyle, best friends, gender, romance, sexual content, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: introspection, fall in love, couples, love affair, romance, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Novel Romance (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love, single parent, mother, couples, looking for love, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, workplace, couple relations, workplace situations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
And Then Came Love (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Successful New York journalist and single mom Julie Davidson's (Vanessa Williams) six-year old son Jake (Jeremy Gumbs) is acting up, so she finds his sperm-donor father Paul Cooper (Kevin Daniels), who's a struggling actor and law-school ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: parents and children, uncover truth, fall in love, family problems, family relations, romance, family life, single parent, mischievous children, unlikely couple, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couples, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, weatherman, city life, couple relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, new york, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, reunion, wedding, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, estrangement, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Oranges (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man's (Hugh Laurie) affair with his friend's much-younger daughter (Leighton Meester) throws two neighboring families into turmoil.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, family relations, fall in love, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, romance, love and romance, life turned upside down, friends, infidelity, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Good Deeds (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, romance, single parent, society, couples, rich and poor, couple relations, family business, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, addiction, family life, drug abuse, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Passionada (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband had been a fisherman who died at sea. The widow's teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man whose new in town. The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: parents and children, love affair, starting over, gambling, golden years, opposites attract, teenage life, small town, death in the family, singing, dealing with death, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Dish & the Spoon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two wounded souls commiserate through drinking and aimless wandering while acting out the roles of the happy relationships that elude them in reality. Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander deliver beautifully-tuned comic performances in their portrayal of ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, couples, disorder, breakup, friendship, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Flirting with Forty (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, surfing, romance, family relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Petunia (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, exciting, touching ...
Plot: sex addict, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, disorder, dishonesty, gender, parents and children, celibacy, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, homecoming, siblings relations, family in crisis, couple relations, couples, priest, winter, christmas dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.6
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Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, estrangement, romance, introspection, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, roommate, couples, self discovery, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Carolina (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carolina is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Mika Boorem, Randy Quaid, and Jennifer Coolidge. Lisa Sheridan has a cameo role in the film, and Barbara Eden has the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, romance, love triangle, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, couples, lottery, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, romance, golden years, city life, couples, introspection, breakup, bittersweet, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Men in Hope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Charming bon vivant Rudolf is convinced that infidelity is the basis for a happy marriage, since, after all, a woman does not want to be bored with her partner.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: family problems, love and romance, womanizer, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, sexual relations, seductress, husband wife relationship, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic, europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, best friends, fall in love, looking for love, unfulfilled love, family life, family problems, dream come true, couples, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Dirty Laundry (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, small town, couples, single parent, misfit, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, new york, usa, southern usa
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73%