Movies like A Thousand Words

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A Thousand Words (2012)
 5.8
 42K
A Thousand Words (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner.
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, entertaining, feel good, inspirational, absurd, light, touching, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: change of heart, workplace, life philosophy, family relations, life turned upside down, liar, guru, literary agent, introspection, communication problem, curse, silly humor, curses spells and rituals, life & death, husband wife relationship, supernatural, buddhist, supernatural power, family, redemption, existentialism, creativity, human nature, workplace situations, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

Most similar movies to A Thousand Words

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, destiny, catastrophe, family, mentor, life philosophy and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Thousand Words: The Cobbler (2014), Bruce Almighty (2003), Click (2006), Liar Liar (1997), The Intern (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 56K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, surreal, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: shoemaker, supernatural ability, lone hero, family business, workplace, disorder, down on your luck, self discovery, justice, switching roles, lifestyle change, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 395K
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules ...
Style: light, humorous, inspirational, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: god, wish come true, supernatural ability, responsibility, chosen one, supernatural power, miraculous event, religion, deal, redemption, divine intervention, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.4
 325K
Click (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, humorous, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: wish come true, alternate reality, workaholic, regret, wish fulfillment, architect, stopped time, redemption, family relations, remote control, dog, relationship vs career ...
Time: future, 90s, 70s, year 2017, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york, morocco, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 303K
Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: father son relationship, desire, dishonesty, workaholic, birthday, family relations, farce, ex husband ex wife relationship, second chance, wish come true, introspection, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 246K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: direction and purpose, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, thirtysomething life, actor's life, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, artists and showbiz, brother brother relationship, strong female character, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 180K
The Change-Up (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.
Style: funny, not serious, humorous, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, womanizer, couple relations, switching roles, life turned upside down, singleness, buddies, fish out of water, disorder, love and romance, family relations, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 2K
Walter (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A ticket-taker at the local cinema believes he is the son of God. He has agreed to decide the eternal fate of everyone he comes in to contact with.
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: workplace situations, supernatural, hopes, workplace, workplace romance, love and romance, destiny, god, cause and meaning, imaginary, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 2K
Price Check (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, boss and employee, workplace, ambition, workplace romance, career woman, extramarital affair, dishonesty, love and romance, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 10K
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, couple relations, friendship, couples, newlyweds, dealing with death, wedding, mother daughter relationship, teenager, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, phoenix arizona, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 28K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life, life philosophy, cooking, relationships, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1986, year 1980, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard Cooper is a married man and father of two who is just plain bored with married life. Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to ogling random women on the street to the point he takes lunch late to look at them. When old crush Nikki ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, marriage, marital problem, family relations, midlife crisis, infidelity, romance, family life, love affair, love and romance, dishonesty, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 31K
Barbershop (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: hairdresser, family business, beauty salon, workplace, family relations, buddies, society, workplace situations, money raising, debt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 119K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, funny, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, human nature, supportive friend, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, introspection, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 15K
Imagine That (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, father daughter relationship, parents and children, relationship vs career, workaholic, single parent, supernatural ability, workplace, employer employee relationship, imaginary kingdom, competition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fish out of water, family relations, parallel world, tv show, switching roles, twentysomething life, disorder, imaginary, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, starting over, fall in love, hopes, supernatural, couple relations, life & death, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: ghost, romance, unlikely couple, supernatural, change of heart, couples, workplace situations, performer's life, nothing goes right, lifestyle, workplace, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, family values, family, desire, couple relations, family relations, hopes, childbirth, young love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 921
Bob Funk (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job -- by his mother, no less -- Bob Funk agrees to quit drinking, see a therapist, and eventually report to a new boss, who might just be the woman of his dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: couples, boss and employee, addiction, workplace, family relations, parents and children, layoff, therapist, boss, fall in love, starting over, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, childhood, friends, young heroes, mischievous children, parents and children, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 45K
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dr. John Dolittle the beloved doctor is back, but this time around he plays cupid to bumbling circus bear Archie as he's so smitten by a Pacific Western bear female, Ava. Dr. Dolittle must help a group of forest creatures to save their forest. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: veterinarian, friends, couple relations, goofy hero, family relations, power relations, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, silly humor, father daughter relationship, bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Chosen One (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul is an ordinary man who is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his mother and gay, Buddhist-monk brother constantly remind him of his shortcomings. Although Paul doesn't know it yet, his life is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: chosen one, self discovery, family relations, society, life turned upside down, oracle, destiny, farce, deadend life, suicide attempt, brother brother relationship, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, los angeles, south america, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 100K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, psychological, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: magic realism, dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, writer's block, family relations, imaginary character, career, success, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 42K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, father son estrangement, unfulfillment, redemption, family, cynic, indifference, youth, friends, estrangement, introspection ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 603
I Belong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when persuaded to translate a book she doesn't believe in. An elderly woman and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: communication problem, workplace situations, workplace, human nature, family relations, translator, parents and children, all female cast, communication, inheritance, women, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 7K
Teen Spirit (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned.
Style: entertaining, touching, light, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, popularity, youth, prom, teenage life, social relations, ghost, teenage girl, supernatural, high school life, afterlife, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Practical Magic (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sweet, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, witchcraft, small town, magic, supernatural ability, supernatural, curse, love, wizards and magicians, hereditary gift of witchcraft, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, clairvoyant, romance, love, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, true love, fall in love, butcher, magic, couples ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%