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, pregnancy, friendship, waitress, feminism, marriage, unwanted pregnancy, marital problem, doctor, romance, letter, diary, crumbling marriage, house, cafeteria, small town life, workplace, hopes, family problems, adultery, love affair, 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 humorous, semi serious, realistic and romantic films with plots about catastrophe, relationships, romance, mentor, life philosophy, culture clash and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Waitress: Mostly Martha (2001), No Reservations (2007), Friends with Kids (2011), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). 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, cooking, chef, competition, cook, kitchen, romance, therapy, workplace situations, german, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, italy, france
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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, opposites attract, romance, love and 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 ⇓
53%
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, couple relations, relationship problems, best friends, thirtysomething life, platonic, character study, best friends in love, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
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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, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
44%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, friends, couples, divorce, mentor, looking for sex, romance, lovers, marital problem, crazy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, therapist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
40%
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, self discovery, americana, marriage proposal, romance, family life, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, semi serious, sentimental, 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, africa, australia, sydney australia, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, power relations, master and servant, looking for love, unfulfillment, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica 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, clever, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, restaurant, fall in love, love and romance, friends, young people, friendship, workplace, self discovery, boss and employee, supportive coworker, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, friendship, romance, best friends, drugs/alcohol, starting over, urban, couple relations, relationship problems, best friends in love, thirtysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, infidelity, love, friendship, mother daughter relationship, illness, actress, neighbor, party, romance, teenager, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, new jersey, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, female friendship, best friends, parents and children, loss of daughter, friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, family problems, social relations, small town life, terminal illness, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 44K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, adventure, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, jazz musician, art, life philosophy, loneliness, fall in love, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: divorce, friendship, single mother, infidelity, romance, best friends, feminism, couple relations, suburbs, looking for love, love affair, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: feel good, semi serious, 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, 2000s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, touching, 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 ⇓
34%
The Back-up Plan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, funny, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, couple relations, artificial insemination, romance, looking for love, male female relationship, fall in love, love story, love, destiny, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, hawaii, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, adultery, infidelity, couple relations, sex, love and romance, couples, romance, love affair, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: BOY MEETS GIRL is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.
Style: touching, semi serious, romantic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transsexual, romance, love affair, small town, transsexuality, gender, social relations, relationships, loneliness, gay relationship, love and romance, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa, australia, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
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, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, looking for love, up and down relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, divorce, infidelity, tennis, advertising, dating, workplace, parents and children, daughter, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, pregnancy, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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