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Lovely by Surprise (2007)
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Lovely by Surprise (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lovely by Surprise follows the journey of novelist Marian Walker as she attempts to finish her first novel. Facing the age-old problem of writer’s block, Marian seeks advice from a mentor and ex-lover. His seemingly innocent advice to kill the book’s protagonist unleashes chaos in her life as a willful protagonist escapes from her novel and appears in the unresolved corners of her past.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: writers, creative block, travel, relationships, crisis, father daughter relationship, car salesman, swimming pool, hot dog

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, entertaining, light and humorous films with plots about relationships, family relations, male female relationship, humour, love affair, couple relations and family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lovely by Surprise: Like Father (2018), Grace (2018), 3 Days with Dad (2019), Dad for Rent (2014), Mothers of the Bride (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Like Father (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a workaholic young executive, is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father. The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few ...
Style: sincere, sweet, light, touching, captivating ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, workaholic, father daughter reunion, cruise, father daughter conflict, family relations, father and daughter, parents and children, breakup, humour, family, family reunited ...
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95%
 5.7
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Grace (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A famous writer begins suffering from a crippling case of writer's block. His agent sends him a strange, belligerent woman to be his new assistant, hoping the change will inspire him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, suspense, captivating
Plot: friend, creative block, writers, couple relations, writer's life, social problems, crisis, relationships, male female relationship, identity crisis
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93%
3 Days with Dad (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The last thing Eddie Mills wants to do is go home to deal with his dying Dad. But the Catholic guilt gnaws at him, and he returns home to his crazy family, an overbearing step-mother, and his bear of a father. Once there, Eddie is confronted with a ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light
Plot: parents and children, revelation, family, overbearing parent, confronting the past, domineering mother, father son relationship, dealing with the past, relationship problems, family relations, relationships, guilty conscience ...
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72%
 6.9
 91
Dad for Rent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A unemployed father, due to his laziness, is supported by his wife. Their daughter decides to put their lazy dad up for rent on a secondhand site.
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light, funny ...
Plot: parents and children, father and daughter, father daughter relationship, family relations, relationship problems, humour, family, financial problem, money problems, relationships, family problems, daughter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Mothers of the Bride (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jenna is getting married, her mother is delighted until Jenna announces she wants to find her birth mother.
Style: entertaining, light, captivating
Plot: mother, relationships, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship, love affair, family relations, married couple, uncover truth, foster home, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, search for mother, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Hungry Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story focuses on a young, up-and-coming chef who caters a party for four mysterious women only to discover they have a shocking surprise in store for him.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: dinner party, chef, male female relationship, mysterious woman, relationships, women, surprise, food, suicide, banquet
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64%
 5.1
 504
The Right One (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sara, a novelist struggling with writer's block, needs inspiration — and finds it when she serendipitously meets Godfrey, a down-on-his-luck oddball who constantly changes personas and alter egos in order to cope with his past and avoid ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: male female relationship, writers, love interest, love and romance, relationships, writer's life, creative block, love story, humour, couple relations, crisis, romantic relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bride and the Lover (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the story, Vivian is sole heir to a business empire. Sheila is Vivian's friend who is a lifestyle magazine editor. Meanwhile, Philip is the hottest bachelor in town engaged to be wed to Vivian. However, a scandalous revelation tears the ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: love triangle, relationships, in love, couple relations, mistress, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, heiress, love and romance, male female relationship, friendship, family business ...
Place: the philippines
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54%
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Friendsgiving (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Newly-divorced actress Molly, her recently-dumped lesbian best friend Abby and Molly’s mother Helen host a dysfunctional, comical and chaotic Thanksgiving dinner for their motley crew of close friends and strange acquaintances.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, entertaining
Plot: thanksgiving, friend, mother daughter relationship, humour, celebration, relationships, holiday, large family, family relations, family, male female relationship, crew ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
I Love You, Daddy (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When a successful television writer's daughter becomes the interest of an aging filmmaker with an appalling past, he becomes worried about how to handle the situation.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: relationships, father daughter relationship, anxiety, filmmaker, male female relationship, father and daughter, forbidden love, love story, troubled past, couple relations, love and romance, love interest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Love by the 10th Date (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four friends balance their dating adventures with their career ambitions at an upscale magazine, teaching themselves and each other how to get the most out of love and life.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, romantic
Plot: dating, love and romance, relationship vs career, girlfriend, male female relationship, relationships, romantic relationship, best friends, friends, love affair, love story, black panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters, one white and one black, spend a week together at their famous father's summer home. A microscopic examination of the new American family unit, it's a deeply personal film about the human connections that bond us all together.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: family relations, sister sister relationship, interracial romance, sisters, sister, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, sex, female nudity, biracial
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dad's Lunch Box (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: This film was inspired by a real-life story of a Japanese father who for the three years his daughter spent at high school prepared daily bento lunch boxes for her leading to delicious, interesting or offbeat creations. In all cases, he put an ...
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining, light
Plot: father daughter relationship, food, school, friend, parents and children, father and daughter, care, fatherhood, relationships, life, family life, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Brothers (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three brothers, a cook, an author and a convict, reunite to look for their father after their mother dies in Germany. Soon they realize that they know less about their mother (and have less in common) than they had thought.
Style: entertaining, captivating, light
Plot: family relations, brother brother relationship, family reunited, mother son relationship, brothers, search for mother, brother brother reunion, brother, relationships, family secret, cemetery, soldier ...
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Not Like Dad (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the journey of an adult hero to his Bata, a stern Russian peasant who became a father at the dawn of the nineties and raised his son the way all Soviet people did.
Style: entertaining, light, humorous, captivating
Plot: parenting, family relations, father and son, parents and children, father son relationship, kids and family, gross out humor, eccentric family, relationships, father, family, humour ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Helicopter Mom (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Maggie Cooper thinks it would be really cool if her son Lloyd were gay. So cool, in fact, that she outs him to the entire school.
Style: funny, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: gay, domineering mother, humiliation, parents and children, mother son relationship, relationships, family relations, humour, kids and family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, deception ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Half Brothers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian, the German, Yassin, the Turk, and Addi, the African, have the same mother but different fathers. When they learn about each others existence they go on a road trip together in search for their common roots.
Style: captivating, funny, light, entertaining
Plot: brother, brother brother reunion, half brother half brother relationship, adventure, half brother, brother brother relationship, relationships, brothers, family reunited, travel, family relations, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Friend's Rubber Ducky (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two old college buddies, Joseph and Oliver, reconnect over drinks, eventually arguing about an unpaid film school debt. Joseph demands the $5,000, unsuccessfully, and then locks Oliver in a closet. He convinces his girlfriend, Mauve, and stoner ...
Style: entertaining, funny, captivating, light
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Adopt a Daddy (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Damien is a pawn in a primary school, and leads a quiet life. To rescue one of his young students, Bahzad, and his mother from imminent expulsion from the land, Damien reconnects with his parents' militant past and convinces his sister ...
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, friends, con trick, couple relations, male female relationship, help, assistant, humour, crimes, deception, relationships, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Goodnight Irene (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two solitary men embark on a journey to find a missing woman...
Style: entertaining, satirical, disturbing, captivating, humorous
Plot: friendship, road trip, travel, escapades, satire, death, solitude, time, quest, journey, search
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dad in Training (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the breakdown of his marriage, a self-involved man begins to embrace fatherhood.
Style: light, captivating, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family life, kids and family, fatherhood, relationships, parenthood, single parent, father, parents and children, family relations ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shy of Normal: Tales of New Life Experiences (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An author (Brinke Stevens) cures her struggle with writer's block by making up funny short stories about random people she sees in public.
Style: funny, captivating, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, social relations, society, lifestyle, relationships, humour, family relations, love, lesbian, barefoot
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
L.A. Superheroes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Helena, a beautiful immigrant actress/model, way too old for modeling and too old for acting without credits finally lands a big job but overseas. Out of desperation and advice of her LA friends she commits a federal fraud to get her traveling ...
Style: funny, captivating, entertaining, light
Plot: immigration, betrayal, modeling, career change, life is a bitch, career, con artists, desperation, fake identity, lifestyle, green card, arrest ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love's Complicated (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Leah thinks all is fine coasting along in a relationship with the ever-predictable Edward until he surprises her and enrolls her in a conflict-management class. In the class, Leah finds herself locking horns with a handsome, radio talk-show host who ...
Style: entertaining, light, romantic, captivating
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, relationships, couple relations, love story, love affair, romantic relationship, routine, coping, love and romance, marriage proposal, shopping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Maggie Marvel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: About a single Mom who moonlights as a contract killer. Maggie Marvel must balance career and family, murder and math homework. She is pushed into this dangerous world... only to find out she is very good at it.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: working mom, assassin, double life, single mother, female mercenary, dual identity, family relations, family, crimes, murderer, hitman, relationship vs career ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 2K
Changeland (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follow two estranged best friends on an epic, life-changing adventure in Thailand as they're reminded that there's no problem that friendship and a few rounds in a Muay Thai boxing ring can't fix.
Style: captivating, disturbing, semi serious, psychological
Plot: friendship, relationship problems, meaning of life, cause and meaning, introspection, travel, family problems, relationships, self discovery, friends, beach, vacation
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
She Loves Me Not (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A reclusive novelist struggles to find romance and meaning in his life despite disastrous and comedic circumstances.
Style: humorous, captivating, romantic, entertaining, light ...
Plot: writers, fame, love and romance, isolation, alcoholic, mansion, recluse, romance, couples, estate, muse, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 43
Just Love! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Silvia’s father grants her permission to meet Dorante, the man she’s promised to in marriage, by pretending to be her servant Lisette, who in turn will play the role of her mistress.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, romantic, modern day adaptation
Plot: domestic servant, master servant relationship, engagement, deception, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, relationships, love affair, romantic relationship, couple relations, pretense, love and romance ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 108
Lovely Louise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: André, 55, lives with his mother Louise, 80, and leads an unspectacular life. He works as a taxi driver while the elderly diva dreams of bygone days as an actress in Hollywood. One day the charismatic Bill, 50, an American, turns up on their ...
Style: entertaining, captivating
Plot: personal growth, actress, lifestyle change, life, career change, family relations, changing lives, relationships, hollywood, taxi driver, half brother, domineering mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 515
Kiss & Tell (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This French comedy follows various people in two families. Bertrand and his wife, Elizabeth, are a wealthy couple who plan to vacation near the same coastal town as their friends, Jerome and Veronique, who are secretly struggling with financial ...
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: school, couple relations, love affair, male female relationship, relationships, humour, family relations, love and romance, romantic relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, extramarital affair ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%