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Ball & Chain (2004)
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Ball & Chain (2004)
Original name: Ball and Chain
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of Texas, Ameet (Sunil Malhotra) and Saima (Lisa Ray) have a problem. They were perfectly happy avoiding each other until their parents set them up to get married. The reluctant couple decide to do whatever it takes to break off the engagement. After some very embarrassing efforts, they finally succeed in getting their parents to call off the wedding, only to realize they have another problem, they're in love! Meanwhile, Saima's father (Asrani), deciding that she's passed her expiration date, promises her to Ashol (Ismail Bashey)- a sleazy playboy.
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: wedding, romance, family relations, couples, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, curses spells and rituals, arranged marriage, love, fall in love, society, rivalry, best friends, friends, love and romance, looking for sex, sexual content, palaces castles and temples, indian american, indian pakistani, dental braces
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films with plots about couples, romance, love and romance, family relations, wedding, parents and children and fall in love mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Ball & Chain: When Sparks Fly (2014), Colombian Love (2004), All Relative (2014), Hitched for the Holidays (2012), Wake (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wedding planner looks to persuade her mother not to marry a man she's only known for a brief period of time, until an unexpected development forces her to re-examine her feelings.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, christmas, romance, fall in love, couples, family relations, event planner, parents and children, ritual, party, love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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When Sparks Fly (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A big city journalist is sent back to her small hometown to write a Fourth of July story and discovers the life and love she left behind are exactly what she's been missing.
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, homecoming, couples, love triangle, best friends, lovers reunited, family relations, journalist, arranged marriage, friendship, wedding, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Colombian Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tali and Ori are a young Israeli couple. After attending their best friends' wedding, which ended in disaster, they have a big fight, which leads to Ori proposing. But there is trouble in paradise when Ori's conservative father meets Tali, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, family relations, romance, meet the parents, couple relations, buddies, friends, parents and children, friendship, nothing goes right, love, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, fall in love, family relations, couples, holiday, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, pretend relationship, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, estrangement, romance, introspection, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, roommate, couples, self discovery, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Carolina (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carolina is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Mika Boorem, Randy Quaid, and Jennifer Coolidge. Lisa Sheridan has a cameo role in the film, and Barbara Eden has the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, romance, love triangle, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, couples, lottery, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Our Family Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, love and romance, couples, family life, parents and children, culture clash, family tradition, society, interracial marriage, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Young Kieslowski (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Grand romantic gestures need not apply in this comedic tale of star-crossed young love. Instead, freshman Brian Kieslowski displays endless reserves of bumbling awkwardness as he goes home with a girl for the first time... and then learns that he ...
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: young lovers, pregnancy, youth, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, disorder, college, life turned upside down, love and romance, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
One Small Hitch (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, childhood friends Josh and Molly innocently agree to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh's dying father happy. Things quickly get out of hand with their two boisterous families, and a series ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, engagement, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, eccentric family, family business, starting over, couples, childhood friend, pretend relationship, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, reunion, wedding, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, estrangement, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
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Family Way (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All the members of the De Roover family have ended up at a point of no return in their lives where crucial choices have to be made. Winnie wants a child. Her husband Rutmer wants to get in touch with his feelings. His brother Charlie doesn't ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, romance, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, couples, anniversary, videotaping, siblings relations, group therapy, love and romance, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, family relations, romance, love and romance, parents and children, love triangle, looking for love, couples, fall in love, bollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Lord Help Us (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Comedy about faith and family directed by Shavar Ross. When a recently widowed Baptist preacher (Bill Toliver) loses the respect of his congregation over rumors of his impending marriage to a woman 45 years younger, best friends hatch a plan to help ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: love and romance, friends, couples, family relations, romance, wedding, religions or cults, church, best friends, gender, family life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Suzie Gold (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie Gold is a twentysomething torn between the nice Jewish boy her family is keen on and the non-Jewish boy she loves.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, love triangle, fall in love, society, interracial relations, unrequited love, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, love and romance, beach, surfing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Holiday Engagement (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thirty-something Hillary Burns has spent her life trying to get the approval of her parents, most specifically her judgmental mother, Meredith Burns, thus far without success. Part of that approval for Hillary is to marry the right man. That's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, family gatherings, fall in love, romance, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, parents and children, cons and scams, pretending to be someone else, wedding, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
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Shirin in Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Despite being engaged to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself falling for a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in northern California.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, culture clash, family relations, fall in love, romance, society, interracial marriage, couples, friendship, love and romance, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Divorce Invitation (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 'Divorce Invitation' centers on Mike Christian, a happily married man who runs into his high school sweetheart Alex, and after all these years, sparks still fly. When Mike is determined Alex is his true soul mate, he realizes he has a huge ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, romance, couple relations, couples, family relations, friends, divorce, love triangle, rivalry, family problems, love and romance, story continued during end credits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, class differences, family gatherings, family relations, meet the parents, family feud, family tradition, culture clash, parents and children, couple relations, romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
June in January (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A newly engaged bride dreamed of her wedding day with her late mother for her entire life, and is looking forward to planning every perfect detail to honor her mom's memory. But her special day is nearly ruined by her intimidating future ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, wedding, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, arranged marriage, nothing goes right, wedding reception, family gatherings, unlikely couple
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Total Chaos (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Total Siyapaa is an upcoming Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Eshvar Niwas and written by Neeraj Pandey.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, meet the parents, romance, eccentric family, parents and children, family relations, disorder, society, couple relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Out at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After telling her fiancé, Dana, that her entire family is dead, Manhattanite Alex whisks off to her childhood home in South Carolina to serve as bridesmaid at her high-maintenance, estranged sister Jeannie's wedding. As she tries not to steal ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: south carolina, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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2 States (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: This is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love, love affair, romance, family feud, culture clash, couples, society, family disapproval, meet the parents, family gatherings, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Double Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two sisters, no love lives. Both end up dating the same man, and inviting him to meet the family on December 17th. He doesn’t know there are two sisters or that he committed to two different dates on the same day.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: wedding, wooing, couples, twins, romance, obsession, looking for love, love triangle, survival, love and romance, impossible love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, relationship vs career, couples, romance, best friends, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, break up, breakup, friends, mother in law ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Republic of Two (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An honest examination of the funny, sexy, turbulent and beautiful high-stakes game of heterosexual cohabitation. Tim wants to be a doctor. Caroline doesn't quite know what she wants. They both know their love is real, but can that love endure a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, moving, love interest, neighbor, city life, friendship, rivalry, temptation, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Perfect Wedding (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Christmas is approaching, and Paul's adopted sister Alana is coming home for the holidays. This won't be just a regular family celebration, as she's recently engaged and the weekend will be spent planning her June wedding with her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family gatherings, romance, homecoming, couples, gender, cons and scams, christmas, gay, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
What's Up, Scarlet? (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Scarlet Zabrinski, a successful, hard edged, L.A. matchmaker lives in the shadow of her overbearing mother, Ruth Zabrinski who relentlessly tries to find the perfect man for her daughter. Ben Zabrinski, Scarlet's pot smoking brother, an ...
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Plot: romance, looking for love, couples, family relations, gender, parents and children, thirtysomething life, life turned upside down, lesbian, audition, unemployment, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kiss the Bride (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sibling drama overshadows the impending nuptials of Danni Sposato and her longtime boyfriend, Geoff Brancato. Television actress Niki brings her manager-boyfriend, Marty, to meet the family for the first time, while spiky youngest sister Toni shows ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, reunion, success, lifestyle, eccentric family, parents and children, looking for love, impossible love, family gatherings, starlet, couples, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%