Movies like Wonderful World

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Wonderful World (2009)
 6.2
 2K
Wonderful World (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a failed childrens folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from regular chess games and friendly debates on game theory with his Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael Kenneth Williams). When Ibou is suddenly struck ill, Ben's pessimistic worldview seems unequivocally confirmed. It takes an extended visit from Ibou's sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan) for Ben to realize that cynicism may be all a matter of perspective.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, clever, realistic, cynical, semi serious, inter cultural
Audience: date night
Plot: chess, lawsuit, friends, family relations, legal action, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, society, human nature, urban, couples, buddies, opposites attract, redemption, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, unlikely couple, culture clash, down on your luck, romance, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa

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Most similar movies to Wonderful World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about romance, couples, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, couple relations and friendship mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wonderful World: Something New (2006), The Bread, My Sweet (2001), Old Fashioned (2014), Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Smart People (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 12K
Something New (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.
Style: sincere, humorous, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: interracial romance, white male black female relationship, interracial relations, racism, prejudice, opposites attract, blacks and whites, african american, romance, looking for love, career woman, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, unfulfilled love, romance, family life, looking for love, best friends, dream come true, human nature, family problems, couples, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couples, haunted by the past, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, friends, opposites attract, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monty is a mechanic struggling to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters. When the court awards custody of his daughters to his shady ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back with the help of Julia, a beautiful, Ivy ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single father, drug dealer, garage, lawyer, couples, looking for love, human spirit, single parent, opposites attract, family life, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, introspection, couples, family life, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, family relations, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, protege, bohemian, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, social differences, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, lovers reunited, romance, couple relations, opposites attract, love and romance, follow your dream, musician's life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 3K
Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with ...
Style: sexy, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sex, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, romance, thirtysomething life, friends, young lovers, urban, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: witty, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, single parent, self discovery, romance, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, urban, fall in love, artists and showbiz, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As Chicago gears up for its annual Thanksgiving Day parade, Emily Jones, an eager parade coordinator is shocked when Henry Williams, a wealthy new development consultant, is brought in to analyze the parade's finances.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: thanksgiving, romance, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, reluctant partners, partners, couples, opposites attract, christmas, hat, vomiting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 758
Maze (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, psychological, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, city life, romance, artists and showbiz, self discovery, friendship, disability, betrayal, friends, uncontrollable, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 302
Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, witty, clever ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, fall in love, unlikely couple, parents and children, forbidden love, farm, self discovery, family relations, jazz, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 23K
Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: artist, love triangle, romance, couples, salesman, lifestyle, store, dull life, fall in love, twentysomething life, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vermont, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, high school, culture clash, forbidden love, unhappiness, romance, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, coming of age, parent child relationship, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 351
Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social differences, single parent, opposites attract, couples, society, fall in love, romance, parents and children, rich and poor, couple relations, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, single parent, looking for love, couples, love and romance, romance, fall in love, christmas
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, infidelity, lifestyle, urban, looking for love, reggae, couples, friends, drugs/alcohol, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, australia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Word (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An odd-but-gifted poet, Evan Merck (Wes Bentley, 'American Beauty') makes his living writing suicide notes for the soon-to-be departed. So when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder, 'Girl, Interrupted'), the free-spirited sister of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: writer's life, romance, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, opposites attract, mentally unstable, unlikely couple, fall in love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.0
 1K
Gabriela (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick seems more fraternal than erotic, she has an overwhelming ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social worker, infidelity, hospital, love triangle, mental illness, parents and children, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couple relations, couples, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, clever, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, couples, love and romance, down on your luck, romance, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, dark humor, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, couples, family relations, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, love and romance, parents and children, nothing goes right, eccentric family, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, and although they seem ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, friends, urban, tragic love, misfit, society, lovers reunited, instructor, disorder, couples, fish out of water, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
What I Did for Love (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Call him a city slicker. Call him a tenderfoot. But don't call him a member of the family--yet. Rising L.A. lawyer James White is going home for the holidays with his fiancée, Sadie Ryder, to finally meet her family in rural Pine Gap. After ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, fish out of water, meet the parents, win over, family relations, romance, couple relations, parents and children, farm, favoritism, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Perfect Man (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A philandering husband unknowingly falls back in love with his wife over the phone when she pretends to be another woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, talky
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, couples, urban, couple relations, love and romance, romance, ferry, walking a dog, cocktail party, applying lipstick, riding a bicycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hunting and Gathering (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Camille falls ill, she is forced to live with Philibert and Franck.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: roommate, inheritance, cook, opposites attract, couples, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, friendship, homosexual, attic, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 1K
Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: realistic, touching, offbeat, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, singleness, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, starting over, young lovers, human nature, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, society, moral dilemma, urban, actor's life, family reunited, parents separation, family relations, audition, identity crisis, interracial relations, proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, misfit, young lovers, urban, society, 9/11, family relations, youth, couples, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%