Movies like Ingenious

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Ingenious (2009)
 5.8
 2K
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, inventor, sister sister relationship, invention, chinese, flight attendant, gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona

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, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, hopes and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ingenious: Togetherness (2015), An American Reunion (2003), Expecting (2013), This Thing with Sarah (2013), Bigger Than the Sky (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 7K
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: humorous, sitcom, mumblecore, light, captivating ...
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, ambition, friendship, buddies, couples, follow your dream, hopes, love and romance, family relations, best friends, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, captivating, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, best friends, midlife crisis, reunion, couple relations, friends, romance, old love, couples, husband wife relationship, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, pregnancy, couple relations, best friends, life turned upside down, family relations, friendship, baby, woman, weakness, adoption, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, love, friendship, writers, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, touching, feel good, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, love triangle, starting over, couples, fall in love, romance, couple relations, play within film, mine, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, road trip, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, adventure, escapades, new life, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couple relations, couples, introspection, best friends, friends, thirtysomething life, crumbling marriage, divorce, adultery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.1
 42K
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: couple relations, dancer's life, friendship, teachers and students, follow your dream, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.3
 443
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: offbeat, realistic, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sport, friends, gambling, baseball, ambition, americana, lifestyle, against the odds, partners, underdog, rivalry, stadium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, couples, homecoming, hopes, family problems, love and romance, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, best friends, romance, terminal illness, dealing with death, small town, hospital, cancer, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, humorous, talky, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, romance, friendship, unfulfillment, platonic, introspection, destiny, hopes, male female relationship, bittersweet, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sex addict, friendship, rehabilitation, couple relations, sex therapy, couples, father son relationship, doctor, recovery, support group, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, performer's life, friendship, couples, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, love and romance, friends, couple relations, buddies, couples, infidelity, friendship between men, marriage proposal, trust, brooklyn bridge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, marital separation, sexual relations, friends, partners, wife swapping, sexual content, profanity, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
71%
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, sincere, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: working class, love and romance, down on your luck, couple relations, couples, human nature, society, life is a bitch, pregnancy, friendship, ambition, tenant ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, couples, hopes, romance, human spirit, family, unemployment, singleness, couple relations, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, love and romance, couples, starting over, looking for love, thirtysomething life, breakup, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, rise to the top, save the day, shopping, hopes, teenage life, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, light, captivating ...
Plot: sex party, sexual relations, rise to the top, disorder, overnight success, friends, escort service, divorce, female nudity, prostitute, ambition, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Shut Up and Kiss Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ben is 35, facing the unsatisfying suburban dating world, and looking for more then just sex. Nightmarish attempts with video dating, bad gym run-ins, and his uproarious friends signing him up with online match-making sites have got him nowhere. ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: romance, singleness, couple relations, thirtysomething life, opposites attract, gender, looking for love, couples, love and romance, gay, gays and lesbians, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
70%
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, witty, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: church, beach, vandalism, wedding, marriage, reunion, bittersweet, friendship, addiction, couple relations, friends, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 484
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, captivating ...
Plot: hostages, sport, human spirit, hopes, friendship, disability, ambition, friends, adventure, misfit, self discovery, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: lesbian, romance, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, couples, unlikely couple, friends, love and romance, couple relations, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.6
 2K
Siren (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: She seems like your ordinary overweight middle-aged wife & mom except her dream of being a rock star still weighs heavy on her soul, "they" say she can't do it, watch her transform and over come life's brutal obstacles to ...
Style: uplifting, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, underdog, friends, hopes, artists and showbiz, music, music band, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
35 and Ticking (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Centers around the lives of Victoria, Zenobia, Clevon, and Phil -- all friends approaching the age of 35 and struggling to build the families they've always dreamed of. While Zenobia (Nicole Ari Parker) is still looking for a man, Victoria ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, midlife crisis, love and romance, comedy of errors, buddies, wooing, couples, disorder, couple relations, crumbling marriage, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 602
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, marriage, bingo, hospital, holiday, gambling, single parent, looking for love, pregnancy, on the road, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%