Movies like Ingenious

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Ingenious (2009)
 5.8
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Ingenious (2009)
Original name: Lightbulb
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, based on true events, humorous, clever, offbeat
Plot: friends, ambition, follow your dream, couple relations, hopes, stewardess, gambling, entrepreneur, partners, life is a bitch, couples, buddies, rise to the top, down on your luck, airplane, best friends, friendship, female nudity, sex scene, sister sister relationship, invention, chinese, flight attendant, gambler, creator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona

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Most similar movies to Ingenious

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, friends, couple relations, friendship, hopes, romance and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ingenious: Togetherness (2015), Expecting (2013), Two Tickets to Paradise (2006), Shall We Dance (2004), Bleacher Bums (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Togetherness (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and their individual dreams alive.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, mumblecore
Plot: best friends, ambition, sitcom, friendship, buddies, couples, friends, hopes, follow your dream, relationship vs career, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
 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: friends, pregnancy, couple relations, best friends, life turned upside down, friendship, family relations, baby, woman, adoption, weakness, husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, realistic, touching
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, road trip, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, escapades, new life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.1
 41K
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, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, couples, hopes, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.3
 439
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, feel good, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, friends, gambling, baseball, couples, partners, americana, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, against the odds, buddies, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, touching, offbeat, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friends, friendship, couples, platonic, youth, best friends, destiny, introspection, unfulfillment, love and romance, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Swinging with the Finkels (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A suburban couple decide to spice up their lives by swinging with another couple.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, marital separation, partners, sexual relations, friends, wife swapping, friendship, buddies, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, hopes, love and romance, romance, friends, love triangle, fish out of water, starting over, couple relations, fall in love, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mine, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: humorous, captivating, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, friendship, sex addict, rehabilitation, couple relations, sex therapy, couples, father son relationship, doctor, recovery, support group, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 9K
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: clever, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, love and romance, couple relations, buddies, couples, friends, infidelity, bachelor party, brooklyn bridge, black romance, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, starting over, couples, love and romance, hopes, breakup, thirtysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 8K
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, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, rise to the top, ambition, showbiz, friendship, couples, performer's life, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, medical school, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: semi serious, emotional, humorous, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, friendship, introspection, buddies, couples, couple relations, romance, love and romance, friends, small town, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, couples, hopes, romance, human spirit, family, unemployment, friends, city life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The executive producers of High School Musical keep the good times rolling with this upbeat musical comedy set in the one place every American teenager's home away from home - the local shopping mall. Ally (Nina Dobrev) is an optimistic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, love and romance, rise to the top, save the day, musician's life, lifestyle, teenage love, youth, shopping, optimism, desire for fame, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: uplifting, humorous, cynical, witty, clever ...
Plot: church, beach, vandalism, wedding, marriage, friendship, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, friends, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, homecoming, old love, couples, friends, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, friendship, best friends, midlife crisis, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
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Girls' Night (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two British best friends and in-laws Dawn and Jackie work together at a factory. When Dawn is diagnosed with a brain tumor Jackie shares $100,000 she's got from her secret lover with Dawn to fulfil her dream - a visit to Las Vegas. They buy two ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, gambling, marriage, holiday, hospital, bingo, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, couples, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, cancer, hospital, love, unfulfillment, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, dealing with death, terminal illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My First Mister (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of ...
Style: gothic, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: friends, high school, couples, unlikely couple, human nature, odd couple, coming of age, youth, workplace, follow your dream, hopes, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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49%
 6.3
 480
Good Luck (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bernard "Bern" Lemly (Gregory Hines) is fed up with being in a wheelchair and wants more out of life. Meanwhile, former football player Tony "Ole" Olezniak (Vincent D'Onofrio) is stewing after recently losing his sight. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: adventure, self discovery, misfit, disability, friendship, rescue, ambition, friends, human spirit, hopes, hostages, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: gay, friends, male prostitute, actor's life, lifestyle, starlet, ambition, follow your dream, desire for fame, showbiz, job seeking, fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: paparazzi, hopes, desire for fame, blind ambition, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, unstoppable, couples, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two 35 year old men going backwards in life meet a vibrant 23 year woman, bounding unselfconsciously forward.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: thirtysomething life, love triangle, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, city life, romance, twentysomething life, friends, lifestyle, partners, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hopes, eccentric family, homecoming, estrangement, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family life, family problems, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: touching, sexy, humorous, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, couples, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 809
The Wish List (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sarah Fisher, an overly organized, by-the-numbers kind of woman, makes a "wish list" of all the qualities and traits her future husband should have. After finding the perfect man, she falls for a guy who meets none of her criteria and ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, couples, looking for love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, fall in love, dinner, cheating girlfriend
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 546
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: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, desert, couple relations, dealing with death, best friends, friends, couples, buddies, disorder, moral dilemma
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 1K
Nearlyweds (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Revolves around three friends who have dream weddings only to find out that the pastor who married them failed to complete the key paperwork required to make them official.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, romance, relationship vs career, couples, friendship, best friends, love and romance, couple relations, break up, friends, engagement, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 4K
Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, family life, best friends, friends, family relations, disorder, couples, parents and children, couple relations, lifestyle, feminism, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%