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, culture clash, unlikely couple, down on your luck, romance, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 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: humorous, sincere, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: interracial romance, interracial relations, white male black female relationship, 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, 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, dream come true, parents and children, unlikely couple, single parent, human nature ...
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, buddies, couples, hopes, fall in love, unlikely couple, friendship, introspection, small town ...
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: uplifting, talky, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single father, garage, drug dealer, lawyer, social differences, society, legal, opposites attract, single parent, custody, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, introspection, couples, family life, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, campus, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, protege, bohemian, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, celebrity culture, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, looking for love, family problems, couples, opposites attract, lovers reunited, romance, couple relations, lifestyle, starting over, follow your dream, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sex, love affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, romance, friends, thirtysomething life, society, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, single parent, self discovery, romance, showbiz, uninvited guest, family relations, initially antagonists, city life, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: thanksgiving, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance, reluctant partners, partners, couples, opposites attract, christmas, hat, vomiting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 756
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, gloomy, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, city life, child illness, family relations, friends, uncontrollable, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: jazz, gender, farm, self discovery, love affair, forbidden love, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: high school, culture clash, young lovers, forbidden love, unhappiness, romance, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, coming of age, parent child relationship, step parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: artist, love triangle, romance, store, lifestyle, couples, coming of age, dull life, unfulfillment, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, nebraska, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, reggae, dishonesty, lifestyle, friends, city life, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, australia, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 344
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, emotional, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, opposites attract, single parent, social differences, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couples, romance, love and romance, fall in love, single parent, family relations, christmas
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: writer's life, romance, love and romance, mentally unstable, family problems, dysfunctional family, opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, couples, terminal illness, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social worker, love triangle, infidelity, hospital, looking for love, opposites attract, mental illness, parents and children, fall in love, romance, couples, clinic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, clever, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, starting over, human nature, society, hopes, love and romance, down on your luck ...
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, dark humor, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, couples, family relations, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, eccentric family, nothing goes right, love and romance, parents and children, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, feel good, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: misfit, society, lovers reunited, culture clash, friends, friendship, couples, love affair, disorder, instructor, tragic love, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ 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: realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, romance, countryside, family life, couples, favoritism, disorder, fish out of water, family relations, meet the parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, teachers and students, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, life is a bitch, school, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, talky, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, urban, infidelity, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, tequila, caught in the rain, woman smoker, cocktail party, riding a bicycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: roommate, inheritance, cook, opposites attract, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, friendship, french, homosexual, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
 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: semi serious, sincere, humorous, clever, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: thirtysomething life, family relations, young lovers, lifestyle, human nature, starting over, love affair, couples, family gatherings, love and romance, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fall in love, couple relations, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, proposal, couples, ethnic, audition, parents and children, family reunited, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%