Movies like Wonderful World

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Wonderful World (2009)
 6.2
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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: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, cynical, inter cultural
Audience: date night
Plot: chess, lawsuit, buddies, drugs/alcohol, urban, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, interracial relations, parents and children, siblings relations, down on your luck, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, friends, legal action, human nature, redemption, culture clash, hopes, society, couples, life is a bitch, 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 sentimental films with plots about romance, couples, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, couple relations and opposites attract mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wonderful World: Something New (2006), Old Fashioned (2014), Daddy's Little Girls (2007), The Bread, My Sweet (2001), Love Jones (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: interracial romance, opposites attract, blind date, prejudice, racism, friendship, romance, architect, workaholic, accountant, humiliation, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: emotional, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, small town, romance, free spirit, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, introspection, couple relations, friendship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, talky, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single father, lawyer, garage, drug dealer, drugs/alcohol, single parent, parents and children, romance, social differences, fall in love, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, single parent, romance, unlikely couple, womanizer, crumbling marriage, human nature, obsession, fall in love, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: thanksgiving, romance, reluctant partners, unlikely couple, christmas, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, partners, couples, car, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: talky, semi serious, clever, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, sex, african american, romance, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, love affair, urban, city life, nightclub, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, humorous, semi serious, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, romance, single parent, self discovery, fall in love, urban, unlikely couple, theatre play, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, clever, feel good ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, bohemian, protege, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, young lovers, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.9
 294
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching ...
Plot: jazz, fall in love, gays and lesbians, farm, love affair, romance, parents and children, gender, love and romance, family relations, unlikely couple, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 22K
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, atmospheric, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, artist, romance, twentysomething life, store, fall in love, love and romance, restaurant, letter, dull life, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vermont, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, infidelity, love triangle, clinic, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, mental illness, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, romance, reggae, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, urban, city life, love and romance, friends, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, australia, harlem manhattan new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 751
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: semi serious, psychological, humorous, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, romance, city life, mentally unstable, urban, introspection, self discovery, friendship, looking for love, love triangle, unfulfilled love, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family life, crumbling marriage, romance, starting over, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, lovers reunited, hopes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, single parent, looking for love, couples, family relations, christmas
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: roommate, couple relations, cook, fall in love, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, inheritance, romance, friendship, apartment, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family life, couples, romance, family relations, countryside, farm, couple relations, parents and children, fish out of water, love and romance, disorder, favoritism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, urban, couple relations, romance, infidelity, couples, architect, pet dog, ferry, fired from the job, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 339
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, rich and poor, romance, social differences, love and romance, couples, family relations, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: student, professor, self discovery, christmas, marijuana, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, romance, couples, family relations, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, campus, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, young lovers, romance, opposites attract, human nature, couple relations, singleness, unfulfilled love, thirtysomething life, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, romance, actor's life, urban, moral dilemma, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, siblings relations, teenage life, urban ghetto, fall in love, family life, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, dominican republic, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.5
 82
Cosmopolitan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A single bachelor, an oddly attractive neighbor and a popular women's magazine are the ingredients of this delicious romance that pays homage to classic Bollywood cinema while spinning a unique modern love story.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: odd couple, opposites attract, wooing, romance, immigrants, love and romance, indian lead, couples, suburbs, interracial relations, singleness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, mongolia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, young lovers, unhappiness, forbidden love, culture clash, romance, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, parent child relationship, teenage crush, kiss, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Perfect Opposites (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of two college graduates from the Midwest who move to Los Angeles, where their love is tested for the first time.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: relationship problems, buddies, college, romance, unlikely couple, ice cream, relocation, urban, young lovers, opposites attract, couple relations, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, holiday, couple relations, singleness, family gatherings, couples, family relations, christmas, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, journal, human nature, romance, urban, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, fall in love, romance, city life, unlikely couple, young lovers, urban, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 32K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, musician, couple relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, single parent, unlikely couple, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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