Movies like Waitress

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Waitress (2007)
 7.0
 41K
Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental, sweet, melancholic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, cooking and food, domestic violence, feminism, pregnancy, friendship, diary, waitress, marriage, unwanted pregnancy, doctor, romance, marital problem, letter, crumbling marriage, cafeteria, house, small town life, workplace, hopes, family problems, love affair, adultery, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa, california

Most similar movies to Waitress

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about romance, love and romance, dialogue, friendship, mentor, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Waitress: Mostly Martha (2001), No Reservations (2007), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mostly Martha (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking and food, chef, cooking, cook, kitchen, romance, therapy, workplace situations, german, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: cooking and food, chef, restaurant, workplace situations, cooking, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, parents and children, workaholic, initially antagonists, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a rough divoce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, depression, small town, pregnancy, romance, tourist, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, friends, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, tuscany, italy, alps, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, latinx lead, best friends, store, romance, feminism, countryside, innocence lost, looking for love, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: loneliness, delusion, grief, small town, mental illness, doll, psychologist, shyness, party, fear, doctor, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, book, friendship, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, teacher, family relations, doubts and hesitations, reading, literature, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, family relations, small town, beauty salon, loss of daughter, best friends, beauty, female friendship, friends, unfulfillment, social relations, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.
Style: romantic, funny, light, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: witness protection, witnessing a crime, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, love and romance, marital problem, husband wife relationship, reconciliation, marital infidelity, witness protection program, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, best friends, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 11K
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: witty, touching, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, restaurant, workplace situations, fall in love, love and romance, friends, young people, lifestyle, artist, friendship, twentysomething life, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 21K
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, coming-of-age, lobster, commitment, romance, best friends, siblings relations, small town life, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, connecticut, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 29K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: small town, small town life, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, hospital, doctor, car accident, plastic surgery, ambulance, romance, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, cheating, architect, stripper, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, romance, casual sex, sex, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, patagonia, cape town south africa, sydney australia, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 679
Nobody's Fool (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby for adoption - and regrets it now. When a theater ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, bar, pregnancy, womanizer, self discovery, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, babies and infants, social misfits, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, hopes, infidelity, couples, friends, best friends, dealing with death, self discovery, love triangle, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, audition, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, family relations, ratings, meaningful kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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How to Be Single (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: singleness, couple relations, looking for love, romance, pregnancy, relationships, drinking, friendship, women, love and romance, breakup, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, friends, mentor, looking for sex, youth, marital problem, eligible bachelor, adolescence, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, crumbling marriage, introspection, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Next Best Thing (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, gay, custody battle, pregnancy, couple relations, gays and lesbians, aids, divorce, stereotypes, best friend, yoga, casual sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 88K
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
Plot: best friends, single parent, child birth, pregnancy, artificial insemination, romance, couples, unfulfilled love, parents and children, love and romance, unlikely friendships, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, friendship, bisexual, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Changing Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, hospital, cancer, love, best friends, romance, terminal illness, friends, dealing with death, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, waitress, friendship, love triangle, romance, school, starting over, human nature, working class, introspection, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, coming of age, grandmother, advice, americana, romance, self discovery, extramarital affair, marriage proposal, married couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 11K
Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: small town, miraculous event, preacher, bus, cons and scams, redemption, dishonesty, cheating, evangelist, romance, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cape of Good Hope (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mark Bamford's thought-provoking comedy explores the ever-present friction between class, race and faith in modern-day South Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives. A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, astronomer, feminism, couple relations, looking for love, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Steel Magnolias (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In an updated contemporary version of the beloved stage play and 1989 film, "Steel Magnolias" chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, beauty salon, best friends, friends, family relations, social relations, battle of the sexes, love affair, parents and children, small town life, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%