Movies like Lightbulb

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Lightbulb (2009)
 5.7
 2K
Lightbulb (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A rags-to-riches story of two friends, a small-time inventor and a sharky salesman, who hit rock bottom before coming up with a gizmo that becomes a worldwide phenomenon.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, light, motivational, clever, humorous, offbeat, based on true events
Plot: entrepreneur, friends, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, couple relations, gambling, stewardess, life is a bitch, rise to the top, couples, down on your luck, partners, buddies, airplane, friendship, female nudity, sex scene, inventor, chinese, invention, best friends, creator, beer, flight attendant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona

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Most similar movies to Lightbulb

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, friendship, friends, couple relations, love and romance, romance and hopes mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Lightbulb: Togetherness (2015), Old Fashioned (2014), Bleacher Bums (2001), Frenchmen 3 (2013), Coming Soon (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 9K
Togetherness (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and their individual dreams alive.
Style: sitcom, humorous, mumblecore, light, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, relationship vs career, couples, ambition, buddies, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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 There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...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: touching, humorous, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, romance, hopes, introspection, christian, religious, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.3
 467
Bleacher Bums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a game between the hometown Bruins take on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, friends, gambling, against the odds, follow your dream, rivalry, lifestyle, sport, ambition, couple relations, buddies, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.5
 451
Frenchmen 3 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, light ...
Plot: friends, love, romance, couple relations, couples, friendship, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, best friends, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 7.3
 34K
Coming Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pirated DVD seller Zafer who is formerly an extra in movies; swore to give up illegal works when his wife wanted to get divorce. To win his family back, he and his old-fashioned crew decided to make a movie called "Summit - The End Of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: film producer, follow your dream, starting over, ambition, nothing goes right, actor's life, artists and showbiz, couples, disorder, family relations, couple relations, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
An American Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, homecoming, romance, couples, friends, old love, couple relations, introspection, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Changing Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, best friends, romance, dealing with death, terminal illness, hopes, cancer, hospital, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
This Thing with Sarah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, porn, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fish out of water, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, disorder, mine, friends, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.1
 1K
Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, baby, friends, best friends, friendship, life turned upside down, family relations, woman, couple relations, father, husband, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to adulthood! When two early-30s couples celebrate their last annual Halloween party in New York, they are confronted with sex, lies, and unspoken drama which tests their relationships and futures.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couple relations, couples, introspection, thirtysomething life, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage, divorce, adultery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, road trip, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, new life, escapades, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: friendship, couple relations, follow your dream, dancing, dancer's life, dance school, teachers and students, marriage, rags to riches, family, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wes is awakened in the middle of the night by an unexpected phone call. It’s Alison, the girl who could have been, who is flying home to Tokyo in the morning and wants to come by for a night of reminiscing before she goes.
Style: sincere, semi serious, talky, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, self discovery, friendship, unfulfillment, destiny, introspection, hopes, male female relationship, platonic, travel, first love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, montreal, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Luke and Brie Are on a First Date (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It is the first date of Luke and Brie. They will spend the night together at bars, parties and streets of Los Angeles. The risk of a first encounter, and the relentless pursuit of naturalness, will make their relationship dance between flirting and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, looking for love, dating, love, society, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, hipster, first date, bar
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, hospital, unsuccessful, dealing with death, screenwriter, fear of death, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, showbiz, buddies, friends, hollywood, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.9
 9K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, intense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: stand up comedian, romance, family, creativity, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, performer's life, couples, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.
Style: sexy, touching, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, sex addict, friendship, rehabilitation, father son relationship, romance, honest, sex, dysfunctional family, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 1K
Team Spirit (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story centers around a group of friends (and girlfriends) who have been playing football together for over 10 years, and who are now getting everything ready for their 500th match.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, couples, ambition, couple relations, buddies, lifestyle, sport team, sport, friends, football team, male nudity, shower ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.4
 282
Amanda (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful businessman meets the woman of his dreams, Amanda, only to discover she harbors a shocking little secret about her past.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, looking for love, gender, breaking the fourth wall, friendship, inheritance, lgbt, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Two Family House (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: working class, friendship, culture clash, love and romance, couple relations, down on your luck, human nature, society, life is a bitch, couples, pregnancy, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: new jersey, ireland, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Roundabout American (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his ...
Style: semi serious, sexy, realistic, captivating, light ...
Plot: sex party, divorce, female nudity, rise to the top, disorder, sexual relations, friends, overnight success, escort, prostitute, corrupt politician, food poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.4
 205
Worst Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: WORST FRIENDS is the story of two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake (Richard Tanne) is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, love and romance, friends, unfulfillment, disability, suburban life, rivalry, society, suburbs, childhood friend, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 11K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: romantic, sexy, humorous, feel good, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: wedding, corruption, gangsters, friendship, romance, african american, infidelity, black romance, segregation, multiple storylines, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.3
 2K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: tense, semi serious, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, disorder, couples, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, wooing, romance, love, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.0
 423
Mary and Rhoda (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.
Style: sitcom, talky, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, family relations, homecoming, looking for love, family life, romance, couples, estrangement, college, couple relations, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.7
 645
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, bittersweet, buddies, couples, death of mother, disorder, couple relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.0
 197
Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: friends, love triangle, social misfits, friendship, rabbit, bicycle, pig, woman slaps man, knife, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%