Movies like The Big Sick

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The Big Sick (2017)
 7.5
 136K
The Big Sick (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
Style: sweet, romantic, touching, sentimental, melancholic, feel good, funny, sad, light, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: illness, comedian, interracial love, hospital, arranged marriage, family, relationships, ethnic conflict, love, cultural difference, character study, interracial romance, coma, teenager, pakistani, marriage, gay, indians, women, depression, politics, romance, islam, divorce, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, japan, pakistan, new york

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Most similar movies to The Big Sick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, romantic, realistic and feel good films with plots about dialogue, life philosophy, relationships, catastrophe, mentor, love and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Big Sick: Stuck in Love (2012), Enough Said (2013), The Other Sister (1999), Living Out Loud (1998), Happythankyoumoreplease (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 89K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: writer's life, coming of age, teenage love, relationships, family, casual sex, family relations, youth, teenager, writers, love, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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 7.0
 64K
Enough Said (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, middle aged, masseuse, dating, poet, middle age romance, divorce, parenthood, loneliness, goodhearted, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, wedding, disability, family relations, justice, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, parents and children, fall in love, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Living Out Loud (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: masseur, infidelity, divorce, relationships, massage, loneliness, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, transformation, life & death, mental illness, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, melancholic, emotional, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, coming of age, friendship, existentialism, loneliness, lifestyle, multiple storylines, couples, writers, writer's life, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 5K
Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, true love, marriage, love, older man younger woman relationship, betrayal, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, eccentricity, chase, destiny, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: realistic, sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, relationships, women, divorce, romance, happy ending, life, bittersweet, writers, marriage, crime gone awry, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, hotel, elderly, aging, wedding, mentor, mistaken identity, honest, love story, twists and turns, romance, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.1
 61K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: sexy, romantic, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, family outing
Plot: love story, love, love and romance, romance, infidelity, female protagonist, marriage, relationships, family, adaptation, life philosophy, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, italy, usa, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 5K
Love Affair (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. They become romantic on board a ship sent to take them to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cruise, love affair, romance, accident, relationships, accident victim, fall in love, couples, bittersweet, disability, love, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, parenthood, character study, vacation, happy ending, family, honest, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, melancholic, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, couples, romance, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay bar, gay bashing, homosexual, lgbtq, christmas, gay slur, love and romance, bittersweet, hate crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 102K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: feel good, thought provoking, psychological, absurd, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: writer's block, romance, magic realism, bittersweet, love, loneliness, mental illness, dream, writers, life philosophy, destiny, novelist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 91K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: first love, childhood, love and romance, fall in love, school, childhood sweetheart, adolescence, teenage love, teenage life, young love, love, neighbor ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1963, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: romantic, feel good, funny, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: male female friendship, opposites attract, love and romance, autumn, romance, friendship, best friends in love, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, love story, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1977 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.
Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: friendship, advertising executive, crime gone awry, loneliness, destiny, relationships, midlife crisis, looking for love, battle of the sexes, best friends, obsessive quest, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 142K
This Is 40 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Style: funny, humorous, emotional, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: husband wife relationship, birthday, dysfunctional family, aging, relationships, love, 40 year old, family relations, depression, family, midlife crisis, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1974
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, destiny, unlikely couple, road trip, eccentricity, opposites attract, introspection, love triangle, looking for love, family relations, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 37K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: adoption, custody, couple relations, happy ending, family relations, orphan, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, romance, fashion, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bittersweet, writers, love, love story, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, age difference, teenager, depression, neighbor, grandmother grandson relationship, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his ...
Style: funny, romantic, feel good, light, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, women, romance, childbirth, babies and infants, parents and children, pregnant woman, pregnant wife, family, parenthood, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 59K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: romantic, touching, sweet, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, chance meeting, adventure, love, hopes, life philosophy, loneliness, honest, jazz musician, nothing goes right, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, romance, dysfunctional family, family values, love, brother sister relationship, secret, parents and children, family gatherings, eccentric family, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, romantic, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, multiple storylines, adultery, love, love story, divorce, cheating, family, relationships, hotel, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 21K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: destiny, romance, love and romance, unlikely friendships, fall in love, hopes, love of one's life, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 357K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, amnesia, love story, love and romance, wooing, dating, beautiful scenery, teenager, memory, destiny, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 195K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Brazil, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, memory loss, relationships, love and romance, marriage, amnesia, couple relations, true love, wooing, power of love, love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 5K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, romance, teenager, adoption, high school, unlikely friendships, justice, stereotypes, multiple storylines, love story, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 211K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, death, love and romance, romance, grief, terminal illness, starting over, loss of spouse, life philosophy, loss of husband, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%