Movies like The Big Sick

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The Big Sick (2017)
 7.6
 106K
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: romantic, sweet, melancholic, dramatic, witty, humorous, touching, talky, light, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, illness, coma, arranged marriage, comedian, family, cultural difference, stand-up comedian, marriage, brother, interracial love, bar, in laws, family conflict, anger, joke, family dinner, overalls, graduate student, magic trick, relationships, love story, islam, culture clash, romance ...
Place: chicago illinois, japan

Most similar movies to The Big Sick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, touching, realistic and humorous films with plots about life philosophy, mentor, relationships, dialogue, culture clash, family and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Big Sick: Stuck in Love (2012), Living Out Loud (1998), Once Around (1991), The Story of Us (1999), Happythankyoumoreplease (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 78K
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, family relations, youth, coming of age, casual sex, first love, love, family life, family, unhappiness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, female protagonist, brooklyn bridge, hopes, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 4K
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, true love, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, caribbean, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, african american, singer, romance, youth, love and romance, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, writer's life, fall in love, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, family relations, crumbling marriage, workplace situations, romance, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, human nature, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, christmas, nothing goes right, eccentric family, family life, weekend, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, single parent, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cooking, daughter, family, lifestyle, generation gap, family life, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, romance, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.2
 24K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, workplace romance, tv show, media, workplace, couples, unlikely couple, workplace situations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, coma, christmas, love and romance, love triangle, disorder, romance, love affair, mistaken identity, wedding preparations and rituals, sibling relationship, new year's eve ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 18K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: transplant, romance, destiny, fall in love, hopes, golden years, love and romance, dealing with death, couples, coincidence, couple relations, veterinarian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prostitute, reunion, immigration, political prisoner, immigrants, destiny, romance, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, florida, miami, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, talky, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, friendship, infidelity, love, mother daughter relationship, neighbor, illness, party, romance, teenager, lifestyle, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, michigan, new jersey, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, 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, humorous, touching, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, infidelity, architect, adultery, sex, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, romance, hotel, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 21K
Barefoot (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding an improbable romance blooms, as she ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, romantic, light, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, mental illness, love story, family relations, love affair, changing lives, father son relationship, relationships, twists & turns, hospital, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, couples, starting over, love and romance, hopes, breakup, looking for love, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, platonic, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, character study, best friends in love, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
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: humorous, clever, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, introspection, family relations, comedy of errors, impossible love, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, couple relations, gender bending, dishonesty, couples, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 1K
Dopamine (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Rand is a computer animator, who has created an artificial intelligence creature designed to interact with children and teach them responsibility. When his prototype is forced into practice at a school, Rand encounters Sarah, a teacher he was ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, talky, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, a.i., love affair, looking for love, pets, love, adoption, artificial intelligence, nudity (topless - notable), relationships ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay couple, gay, wedding, homosexual, generation gap, wedding night, coming out, culture clash, loveless marriage, immigrants, sexuality, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, feel good, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, island, society, americana, human nature, love and romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, couples, pregnancy, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 30K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, nightclub, romance, social differences, society, misfit, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, mexico, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 8K
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, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, buddies, friends, infidelity, black romance, marriage proposal, marriage, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 16K
East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: humorous, witty, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, muslim, tradition, family relations, generation gap, family problems, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: realistic, talky, witty, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, mother daughter relationship, audition, sister sister relationship, family, lifestyle, society, physical appearance, family life, love affair, couples, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 7K
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, clever, touching, psychological ...
Plot: romance, redemption, couples, suburbs, ambition, showbiz, actor's life, friendship, friends, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, medical school, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 29K
Mother's Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, humorous, touching, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: holiday, single father, relationships, mother daughter relationship, divorce, secrets, multiple storylines, character change, parenthood, changing lives, overalls, woman ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 90K
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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, looking for love, wish come true, therapy, couple relations, fictional reality, writer's life, supernatural romance, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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