Movies like Ingenious

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Ingenious (2009)
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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: arizona, usa

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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, romance, hopes and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ingenious: Togetherness (2015), Expecting (2013), Shall We Dance (2004), Two Tickets to Paradise (2006), 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: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic, mumblecore
Plot: hopes, friends, buddies, couples, ambition, sitcom, friendship, couple relations, relationship vs career, follow your dream, best friends, sexless marriage ...
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, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, pregnancy, couple relations, best friends, friendship, family relations, life turned upside down, baby, woman, adoption, weakness, husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, dancer's life, teachers and students, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: self discovery, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hopes, estrangement, buddies, partners, couples, midlife crisis, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, humorous, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sport, friends, gambling, baseball, buddies, against the odds, underdog, rivalry, athlete and trainer, couples, partners, 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: offbeat, touching, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, best friends, platonic, couples, friends, introspection, destiny, friendship, youth, romance, road not taken, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, marital separation, sexual relations, partners, friends, wife swapping, friendship, buddies, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, talky, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, romance, friends, fish out of water, love triangle, disorder, couples, fall in love, couple relations, hopes, starting over ...
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%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, couples, urban, unemployment, singleness, city life, fall in love, romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, couple relations, love and romance, buddies, couples, friends, infidelity, african american, black romance, stripper, college friend ...
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 ⇓
61%
 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, couples, performer's life, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, actor's 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couples, haunted by the past, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, friends, opposites attract, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, uplifting ...
Plot: church, beach, wedding, marriage, vandalism, couples, partners, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, 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, sincere, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, friends, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, homecoming, friendship, reunion, best friends, midlife crisis, old love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, gambling, bingo, holiday, hospital, marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, love, hospital, cancer, dealing with death, fall in love, hopes, best friends, friends, terminal illness, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friends, high school, couples, unlikely couple, workplace, youth, friendship, coming of age, human nature, follow your dream, boss and employee, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
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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, captivating, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: hostages, misfit, friendship, disability, rescue, self discovery, ambition, friends, sport, adventure, hopes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, 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: talky, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: blind ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, follow your dream, couple relations, hopes, romance, artists and showbiz, couples, alcohol abuse, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 124
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: partners, couples, love triangle, city life, love and romance, twentysomething life, romance, couple relations, looking for love, buddies, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, estrangement, homecoming, family life, family problems, couples, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sincere, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, couples, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
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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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, hopes, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, love triangle, looking for love, couples, dinner, cheating girlfriend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: realistic, dark humor, semi serious, humorous
Plot: desert, friendship, best friends, moral dilemma, dealing with death, couple relations, disorder, couples, buddies, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, couple relations, parents and children, couples, disorder, friends, family relations, lifestyle, feminism, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 366
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, sitcom, reunion, parents and children, golden years, hopes, couple relations, romance, singleness, cinderella story, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sexual, offbeat, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, down on your luck, couples, beach, surfing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Meet Me in Montenegro (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Norway, UK, Montenegro
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a failed American writer who enters into an affair after a chance encounter with a European dancer.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, romance, friends, best friends, sex scene, friend, cynicism, lovers reunited, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%