Movies like Wonderful World

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Wonderful World (2009)
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, cynical, inter cultural
Audience: date night
Plot: life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, fall in love, society, chess, lawsuit, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter estrangement, existentialism, nothing goes right, friends, romance, family relations, legal action, interracial relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, urban, couples, buddies, opposites attract, redemption, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa

Most similar movies to Wonderful World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, touching and humorous films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, family relations, parents and children and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wonderful World: The Bread, My Sweet (2001), Something New (2006), Guinevere (1999), Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Old Fashioned (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terminal illness, looking for love, family life, best friends, fall in love, romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children, dream come true, unlikely couple, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: humorous, sincere, 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%
 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: sentimental, touching, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, protege, bohemian, secrets, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drug dealer, garage, single father, lawyer, parents and children, family relations, sexual content, profanity, custody, society, single parent, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, humorous, emotional, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, friends, haunted by the past, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, couples, buddies, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, romance, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfilled love, single parent, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 2K
Amira & Sam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial romance, veteran, iraq veteran, opposites attract, forbidden love, unlikely couple, culture clash, fall in love, life is a bitch, couple relations, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iraq, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mind game, couple relations, love and romance, romance, looking for love, human nature, couples, nothing goes right, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, italy, europe, venice, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.4
 830
David & Layla (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David (David Moscow), TV host of "Sex & Happiness", becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla (Shiva Rose) - a mysterious, sensual dancer who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, forbidden love, love and romance, fall in love, couples, unlikely couple, family relations, meet the parents, parents and children, romance, hopes, deportation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, israel, jerusalem, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, romance, interracial relations, couple relations, identity crisis, family relations, audition, moral dilemma, actor's life, family reunited, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, fall in love, opposites attract, looking for love, couples, family relations, couple relations, power relations, romance, social worker, engagement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, love and romance, hopes, alienation, family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, ex husband ex wife relationship, romance, urban, female singer, applying lipstick, fired from the job, jogging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, salesman, dull life, twentysomething life, lifestyle, artist, depression, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Little Help (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's a movie for everyone whose life has been thrown off-course, out of whack, or simply not turned out the way they planned it. In other words, it's a movie for everyone, period. Set in suburban Long Island in the summer of 2002, with the ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, lie, dishonesty, infidelity, lifestyle, island, dentist, parents and children, lawsuit, couples, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Soldier's Love Story (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ten year old Jared Marshall's life crumbled down after his parents' divorce a year ago. Not only does his dad put his job first since, mother uproots him from Iowa by moving in with her ma so she can take a job in California. When ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, parents and children, family relations, single parent, soldier, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, absent father, dating, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, europe, bosnia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: feel good, sentimental, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, couples, single parent, family relations, christmas, looking for love, romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, couple relations, family relations, couples, fall in love, holiday, family gatherings, christmas, love and romance, singleness, hanukkah
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love affair, couples, couple relations, lifestyle, sexual content, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, urban, breakup, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, high school, culture clash, young lovers, unhappiness, romance, coming-of-age, teenage life, fall in love, opposites attract, coming of age, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Medicine Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cynical young man, diagnosed with cancer, meets a brash young leukemia patient in the hospital who more than matches his distaste for IV drips and weepy sentimentality.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, love affair, against the odds, opposites attract, terminal illness, couple relations, workplace, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 4K
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, sentimental, romantic, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, friendship, romance, sex, lifestyle, writer's life, opposites attract, african american, honest, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky’s prospects look bleak when she is condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her patience level with advice is plummeting, a bold teenage boy enters her life, ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, love and romance, family relations, introspection, love affair, couples, parents and children, teenage boy, divorce, adult lives at home, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: young lovers, society, misfit, teenage love, couples, urban, sexual content, profanity, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Catch Me... I'm in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz, Catch Me...I'm in Love is a light, rom-com film that centers on the lives of two young adults searching for that something that could complete their existence. For Roan Sanchez (Sarah Geronimo), it's finding ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, couples, workplace situations, parents and children, family relations, workplace, love and romance, romance, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 762
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: psychological, sentimental, gloomy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, love affair, love triangle, self discovery, couples, looking for love, mentally unstable, urban, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, hopes, couples, family relations, human nature, love affair, transsexual, nothing goes right, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 16K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, infidelity, wedding, marriage proposal, drug use, romance, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: high school reunion, starting over, second chance, couples, romance, fall in love, couple relations, homecoming, estrangement, doctor, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, youth, couples, wooing, teenage life, love and romance, family life, fall in love, urban ghetto, sexual relations, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, dominican republic, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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