Movies like Second Act

If you like "Second Act" you are looking for feel good, light and inspirational movies about / with career woman, new job, second chance, job seeking, female protagonist, best friends and deception themes of Comedy, Drama and Romance genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Second Act (2018)
 5.8
 25K
Second Act (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
Style: feel good, light, inspirational, sweet, uplifting, funny, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: career woman, new job, second chance, job seeking, female protagonist, best friends, deception, businessman, friendship, job interview, career, ambition, target, ambitious woman, company, husband wife relationship, career change, mother, 40 year old, businesswoman, dream, direction and purpose, workplace, relationship vs career, female friendship ...

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Second Act

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out light, feel good, humorous and sweet films with plots about friendship, happy ending, love and romance, romance, life philosophy, relationships and love story mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Second Act: Morning Glory (2010), The Intern (2015), Nappily Ever After (2018), Maid in Manhattan (2002), The Back-up Plan (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 77K
Morning Glory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: work ethic, workaholic, showbiz, ratings, coworker, relationship vs career, media, ambition, unsupportive coworkers, artists and showbiz, employer employee relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 238K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, fashion, unlikely friendships, computers and web, family, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nappily Ever After (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an accident at the hair salon, Violet realizes she's not living life to the fullest. A soulful barber helps her put the pieces back together.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: physical appearance, strong female lead, hair, breakup, lifestyle, lifestyle change, self discovery, new life, relationships, change of heart, changing lives, drastic change of life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, opposites attract, cinderella story, love story, love and romance, class differences, mistaken identity, hotel, single mother, social differences, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
sweet movies
2591
deception movies
3557
The Back-up Plan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how ...
Style: light, romantic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, couples, lifestyle, love story, romance, artificial insemination, looking for love, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 17K
The Bold Type (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women's magazine. Their struggles are about finding your identity, managing friendships and getting your heart broken, all while wearing the perfect jeans to ...
Style: feel good, sincere, light, sentimental
Plot: female friendship, workplace, fashion, career, workplace situations, lgbt, love and romance, female protagonist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, party, lesbian relationship, boss and employee ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
View from the Top (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stewardess, flight attendant, friendship, airplane, romance, follow your dream, love and romance, rise to the top, workplace situations, workplace, ambition, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess Switch (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.
Style: sweet, light, romantic, feel good
Plot: christmas, prince, kingdom, royalty, lookalikes, princess, royal family, love, dual role, single father, body swapping, duty ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
Diary of An Ugly (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman takes a job as a personal maid for a rich young man. The pair do not get along, but soon due to their classmates' games of love, their relationship grows more complicated than before.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: humiliation, female protagonist, college, rich snob, secret, relationship vs career, boss and employee, love and romance, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, fish out of water, outcast ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 28K
Table 19 (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway – only to find herself seated with five fellow-unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.
Style: light, feel good, funny, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding reception, misfit, wedding, bridesmaid, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, confession, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, male objectification, name calling, marital problem, up and down relationship, guest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 308K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, boss and employee, workplace romance, initially antagonists, fake marriage, marriage of convenience, happy ending, love story, relationships, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 55K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: captivating, feel good, talky, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: workplace romance, secretary, business, career woman, rise to the top, career, love and romance, boss, wall street, hopes, determination, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Do You See Me? (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Serena Bruno is an architect who studied and got several masters in different countries of the world but she decides to go back to Italy so she can live and work there. She will soon find out that her native country is not as open minded and she ...
Style: sweet, uplifting, inspirational, light
Plot: unrequited love, crush, female protagonist, job seeking, homecoming, new job, career woman, dream, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friends, career, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: career woman, romance, employer employee relationship, unlikely couple, workplace romance, manipulation, workplace, nothing goes right, manipulations, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 6K
#RealityHigh (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When nerdy high schooler Dani finally attracts the interest of her longtime crush, she lands in the cross hairs of his ex, a social media celebrity.
Style: romantic, realistic, light, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage crush, youth, popularity, character change, best friends, social media, lgbt, conflict between friends, love and romance, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 31K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, light, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: fat girl, beauty pageant, mother daughter relationship, protest, teenage girl, beauty queen, self confidence, female friendship, bravery, feminist, small town, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 27K
Book Club (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
Style: light, romantic, ironic, humorous, melancholic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, book, dating, reading a book, friendship, kiss, drinking, dinner, drinking alcohol, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Something Borrowed (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: crush, friends, cheating, wedding, wedding preparations and rituals, best friend, lie, friendship, romance, relationships, singleness, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
funny movies
3611
ambition movies
3809
target movies
118
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, professor, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, friendship, literature, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 37K
Uptown Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, brat, friendship, family relations, friends, initially antagonists, self discovery, spoiled brat, life turned upside down, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love at the Christmas Table (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Family friends Sam and Kat spend every Christmas Eve at the Children's Table. They grow up together, sharing the highs and lows of young adulthood. And at thirty, Sam realizes that Kat is the one...but he's afraid that the past will get in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sweet, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends in love, childhood friend, childhood friends, best friends, romance, love and romance, true love, thirtysomething life, male female relationship, holiday, snow, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Wedding Planner (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mary Fiore, San Francisco's premiere wedding planner is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, pediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client, wealthy Fran Donnolly. As Mary continues making the ...
Style: light, romantic, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: wedding, love and romance, wedding planner, couple relations, true love, love triangle, looking for love, romance, destiny, lifestyle, couples, arranged marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.
Style: stylized, uplifting, feel good, realistic, inspirational
Plot: rap, hip hop, female protagonist, follow your dream, musician's life, best friends, second chance, life philosophy, career, ambition, music business, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
Office Romance (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: female boss, boss and employee, office romance, unlikely couple, soviet, relationship vs career, love affair, single father, social relations, clerk, awkwardness, heterosexuality ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Life or Something Like It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A reporter Lanie Kerrigan interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead he tells her that her life has no meaning and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: career woman, destiny, opposites attract, ambition, romance, fall in love, journalism, rise to the top, love and romance, oracle, family relations, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 7K
Isi & Ossi (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Isi and Ossi couldn't be any more different: She's a billionaire's daughter from Heidelberg, he's a struggling boxer from the nearby town of Mannheim. But when Isi meets Ossi, the two quickly realize that they can take advantage ...
Style: sweet, light, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Plot: boxer, relationships, love, romance, promise, friendship, boxing, billionaire, male female relationship, rivalry, male female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 5K
Buffaloed (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the underworld of debt-collecting and follows the homegrown hustler Peg Dahl, who will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY.
Style: feel good, light, captivating, funny, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt collector, female protagonist, debt, money, rivalry, ambition, escapades, transformation, chase, adventure, adaptation, new job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Wrapped Up In Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With Christmas just around the corner, 8-year-old Molly asks the mall Santa to find a boyfriend for her beloved aunt.
Style: light, entertaining, sweet, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial romance, secret revealed, toy store, christmas movie, shopping mall, painter, happy ending, christmas, aunt nephew relationship, transformation, hidden truth, holiday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fashionably Yours (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After years of organizing fashion in the city, Lauren decides to move home. In exchange for her organizing services, mover Rob makes it his mission to help her see the beauty of Seattle.
Style: light, romantic, feel good, visually appealing
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love story, relationship vs career, city life, workplace, workplace situations, career woman, flirting, disorder, happy ending, fashion industry, romance
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Autumn Dreams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With plans to leave their small town, teenage loves Annie and Ben elope. Their big city plans are halted, though, when Annie's parents have the marriage annulled. Ben moves to New York, while Annie stays in Iowa to help her family. Fifteen ...
Style: feel good, romantic, light, sweet, entertaining
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, second chance, ex-lover, husband wife relationship, love and romance, battle of the sexes, divorced couple, love story, disorder, happy ending, unlikely couple, odd couple ...
Place: new york, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%