Movies like Happy Times

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Happy Times (2000)
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Happy Times (2000)
Original name: 幸福时光
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zhao is an old laid-off worker who's dreaming of getting married. After trying unsuccessful proposals, he finally pair off with a gargantuan divorcée with two children. She, however, demands a lavish wedding and that Zhao finds a job and another place to stay for her blind step-daughter. Pretending he's the General Manager of a non-existent posh hotel "Happy Times", Zhao had to find ways and means of keeping both mother and stepdaughter happy.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, stylized, sincere, feel good, realistic, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: fall in love, comedy of errors, misfit, introspection, bus, greed, money, deception, farce, irreverent, bittersweet, hotel, wedding, politics, romance, family relations, destiny, love and romance, couples, unemployment, down on your luck, aging, disability, disorder, humble ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, fall in love, couple relations, destiny and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Happy Times: Me You Them (2000), Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003), The Story of Us (1999), Jump Tomorrow (2001), Return to Me (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, dishonesty, destiny, couples, fall in love, adultery, runaway, bittersweet, social relations, village, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
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Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Katrine is to be married. Her fiancé is gorgeous, their appartment is luxurious and her future in-laws are wealthy. Katrine only has one problem: she sometimes finds it difficult to tell the truth, and this sends her on a round-about jaunt with an ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unlikely couple, life turned upside down, introspection, love and romance, fall in love, disorder, couple relations, family relations, romance, couples, wedding, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, girls' night
Plot: relationships, happy ending, romance, couple relations, love, divorce, women, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, opposites attract, love triangle, introspection, looking for love, family relations, fall in love, comedy of errors, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.9
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Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, humorous, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, hopes, introspection, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
For Love or Money (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hotel, concierge, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, love and romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, dishonesty, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, ireland, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Para Para Sakura (2001)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Phillip (Aaron Kwok) is a dance instructor who holds a class devoted to the latest dance craze, Para Para. While in Shanghai, he meets Yee (Cecilia Cheung), a spoiled rich girl who is running away from her impending arranged marriage. Soon, Yee ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, couples, love affair, fall in love, romance, bittersweet, wedding, dancer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love, chinese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, pregnancy, love and romance, romance, forbidden love, switching roles, couples, family relations, disorder, society, babies and infants, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, love and romance, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 35K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, couples, social differences, society, nothing goes right, nightclub, lifestyle change, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
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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: sentimental, touching, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, working class, wedding, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
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When We Met (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Depressed after the passing of his father, Dharamraj; as well as his gorgeous girlfriend ditching him, Mumbai-based businessman Aditya Kashyap takes a BEST bus, goes to Chatrapati Shivaji Train Terminus, and boards a train. This is where he meets ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: train, true love, fish out of water, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, odd couple, disorder, family relations, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, punjab, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
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Hotel de Love (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago at a party, Steven thinks he sees the girl of his dreams, Melissa. Just as he's about to make his move, his twin brother Rick gets to her first and they fall in love. Steven watches his brother's relationship bloom, longing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, twins, hotel, farce, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, rivalry, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, looking for love, wooing ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 3K
Molly (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Molly McKay is a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: autism, siblings relations, custody, human spirit, hopes, romance, misfit, doctors and patients, retirement home, bittersweet, disability, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, single father, american football, life philosophy, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 4K
Aisha (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Aisha is a girl with a simple diktat - everyone's business is her business. Arjun is a boy with even a simpler set of beliefs - Aisha should mind her own business. Caught in the Delhi upper class world with its own set of social rules, Aisha ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: matchmaking, romance, looking for love, couples, event planner, love triangle, lifestyle, best friends, friendship, true love, wedding, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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If You Are the One 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sequel to one of China's biggest box office hits, the wry romantic comedy "Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2" ("If You Are the One 2") — the first Chinese release to open in its homeland and North America on the same day — continues ...
Style: stylized, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, couples, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, wedding, flying
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Chinaman (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Keld is in a rut. His wife of 25 years has left him. For sustenance, he eats his way through the menu at the local Chinese takeaway. The owner talks him into a marriage of convenience with his sister from China and the unplanned-for happens. A ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, divorce, culture clash, life turned upside down, opposites attract, couple relations, couples, romance, unlikely couple, misfit, matchmaking, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 16K
Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Manu comes to India to find a bride for himself and falls for Tanu at first sight but Tanu, a free spirited girl has no plans of marrying him.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, rebelliousness, looking for love, fall in love, rebellion, romance, destiny, couples, rejection, hopes, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, punjab, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Shanghai Calling (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, legal, fish out of water, workplace situations, love and romance, disorder, fall in love, workplace romance, misfit, shrewd, culture clash, manners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, hotel, retirement home, elderly, friendship, aging, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, mistaken identity, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Manual of Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, romance, family life, family relations, couple relations, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, family problems, love affair, true love, parents and children, human nature, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Two Family House (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations, down on your luck, human nature, pregnancy, friendship, ambition, singer ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, mistaken identity, romance, comedy of errors, looking for love, unfulfilled love, misunderstanding, bookstore, firefighter, love triangle, love letter, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wes is awakened in the middle of the night by an unexpected phone call. It’s Alison, the girl who could have been, who is flying home to Tokyo in the morning and wants to come by for a night of reminiscing before she goes.
Style: sincere, talky, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, self discovery, friendship, unfulfillment, platonic, destiny, introspection, hopes, male female relationship, youth, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, montreal, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 11K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, friends, couples, buddies, love and romance, couple relations, black romance, infidelity, sex scene, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Girl on a Bicycle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paolo, an Italian tour bus driver living in Paris, has just summoned up the courage to propose marriage to his German girlfriend Greta. However, a chance encounter with a French woman on a bicycle the very next day turns Paolo's life upside ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, comedy of errors, fall in love, dishonesty, buddies, romance, love and romance, couples, disorder, infidelity, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%