Movies like It Had to Be You

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It Had to Be You (2000)
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It Had to Be You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, opposites attract, looking for love, battle of the sexes, couples, infidelity, lifestyle, unlikely couple, wedding, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, city life, writers, hotel, alcoholics anonymous, engaged couple, urban, bar, central park manhattan new york city
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to It Had to Be You

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, looking for love, fall in love, lifestyle and opposites attract mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like It Had to Be You: Cake (2005), BachelorMan (2003), I Hate Valentine's Day (2009), Just Desserts (2004), The Night We Never Met (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cake (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A travel writer improves her love life when she becomes an editor for her father's wedding magazine.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, magazine editor, father daughter relationship, looking for love, love affair, romance, opposites attract, wedding, parents and children, workplace romance, couple relations, wooing ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
 4.5
 453
BachelorMan (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In these times of enlightened sexual politics, Ted Davis is a scoring machine. He's got the rap, the charm and his little black book weighs several pounds. Ted has become a guru to his buddies who can only aspire in awe to his greatness. This ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, womanizer, lifestyle, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, wooing, looking for love, true love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, love affair, valentine's day, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, couples, thirtysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, contest, family life, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, rivalry, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Night We Never Met (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, feel good, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, partners, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, gender, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, actor's life, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, weatherman, couple relations, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, holland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 710
On the Edge (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young game designer falls in love with an older woman and suddenly his whole life turns upside down.
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, lifestyle, wooing, fall in love, love affair, couples, romance, looking for love, disorder, love and romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.1
 693
Hairshirt (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Danny Reilly (Dean Paras) is a self-obsessed man who, after dumping Renee Weber (Neve Campbell), falls in love again with Corey Wells (Katie Wright). But Renee makes it her mission to see that Danny never falls in love again and sets out for attack ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, youth, roommate, prank, romance, looking for love, sexual relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Couch in New York (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, couple relations, misfit, love and romance, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, looking for love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, paris france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Forces of Nature (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, destiny, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, travel, disorder, nothing goes right, infidelity, fall in love, on the road, cataclysm ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, miami, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Truth About Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For years, Archie has been pining for Alice, the wife of his law partner, Sam. When Archie impulsively sends Alice an anonymous love note, she assumes it to be a playful gesture from her husband, and replies with her own unsigned letter. After Sam ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, couple relations, looking for love, opposites attract, dishonesty, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, dangerous attraction, true love, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 463
Ed's Next Move (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ed lives in Wisconsin. He's just been dumped by his girlfriend, so he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of different strains of rice. Then Ed meets Lee, a ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: diner, romance, couples, solitary, disorder, unlikely couple, starting over, misfit, opposites attract, love and romance, survival, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, wisconsin, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 214
New Low (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Wendell, a neurotic, aimless twentysomething, struggles to figure out which girl he really belongs with: Joanna, the best girl he's ever known, or Vicky, the worst. His friend, Dave, helps him sort through his thoughts as Wendell discovers not ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, social worker, looking for love, self discovery, romance, couples, wooing, fall in love, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, terminal illness, couples, attraction, love and romance, seductive, seduction, female director
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfilled love, couple relations, parents and children, self discovery, eligible bachelor, thirtysomething life, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 356
Cupid (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: With Valentine’s Day approaching, Eve Lovett, a workaholic TV talk show host with a string of failed relationships, is worried she will never find true love. But when a mysterious stranger named Vernon Gart shows up on the set claiming to work for ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, looking for love, fall in love, couples, romance, tv show, wooing, media, lifestyle, valentine's day, cupid, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love Is All There Is (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Malacicis, a hard-working Italian family recently immigrated from Florence, open a fancy restaurant in the Bronx, N.Y., drawing the ire of another clan. Mike and Sadie Capomezzo, equally hard-working Sicilian caterers from the area, find they ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, love, romance, wedding, lifestyle, dishonesty, young lovers, love and romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Puccini for Beginners (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her inability to commit leads to a breakup with her girlfriend, opera-loving writer Allegra winds up in the bed of amiable professor Philip. He is so smitten with Allegra that he dumps his lover, Grace (Justin Kirk), and convinces Allegra to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, lesbian relationship, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, love and romance, love affair, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An Indian-American surprises his family when he announces his desire for an arranged marriage with an Indian woman, though his affection for a longtime American friend complicate his plan.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, romance, true love, fall in love, couples, unlikely couple, immigrants, society, self discovery, wedding preparations and rituals, friendship, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Worth Winning (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.
Style: feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, battle of the sexes, infidelity, romance, unlikely couple, love triangle, looking for love, looking for sex, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 704
April's Shower (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: April's Shower begins with a group of people gathered for a wedding shower for April. At first, it seems to be a normal gathering for such an occasion but, as time goes on, secrets and stories begin to be revealed. Alex is a chef and a maid of ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, friendship, romance, looking for love, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, coming out, infidelity, haunted by the past, gender, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
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Marigold (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Marigold Lexton, an American actress who gets stranded in Mumbai and lands a minor role in a Bollywood musical. She meets Prem, the film's choreographer, and undergoes a personal transformation as she experiences ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, looking for love, love triangle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, workplace romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
For Better or For Worse (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wendy is finally settling in to single life after the death of her husband. She runs a successful wedding planning company with the help of her friend Roseanne. Wendy's business and values are challenged when Marco, a charming but irritating ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, family business, disorder, family relations, fall in love, wedding planner, love and romance, singleness, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Kettle of Fish (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lifelong bachelor confronts his intimacy issues when he sublets his apartment to a fetching biologist. His heartsick fish and his wise best buddy are on hand to provide perspective.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, jazz, fall in love, friendship, lifestyle, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, romance, battle of the sexes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 425
In the Weeds (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's Martha's first night as a waitress in an upscale New York restaurant. Veteran Chloe shows her the ropes and introduces her to the lives of the restaurant staff. Adam, a hopeful playwright, suffers for his art while dealing with a very ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, waitress, workplace, lifestyle, looking for love, couples, romance, relationship vs career, workplace situations, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, cooking and food ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 76
Rum and Coke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, independent Latina has a safe relationship with her Anglo boyfriend until she is rescued and romanced by an aggressive Latino firefighter.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, society, opposites attract, immigrants, social differences, interracial relations, singleness, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: s after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, lifestyle, womanizer, couples, love and romance, romance, introspection, unfulfillment, friends, lesbian, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The romantic myth is exposed for Guy when he is plagued by memories of an old girlfriend on his wedding day.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, family relations, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, opposites attract, orphan, romance, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 942
Never Again (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, looking for love, introspection, lifestyle, starting over, couple relations, wooing, sexual relations, couples, romance, hopes, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
With This Ring (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After attending their friend Elise's (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year's Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-­driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, looking for love, friendship, romance, unfulfillment, love affair, showbiz, job, movie business, strong female presence, friends, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%