Movies like The Big Ask

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The Big Ask (2013)
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, couples, buddies, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, couple relations, dealing with death, disorder, mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Big Ask

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about friendship, friends, couples, couple relations, best friends, bittersweet and buddies mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Big Ask: Confessions of a Womanizer (2014), Funeral Kings (2012), Our Women (2015), Bastards of Young (2013), Believe Me (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ritchie is the epitome of everything wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, driven only to get the latest girl of the week Something changes after his first real relationship that includes Ritchie's two favorite things: frequent ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, friendship, couples, prostitute, sexual relations, fall in love, romance, disorder, society, love and romance, transsexual, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: altar boy, profanity, youth, friendship, coming of age, best friends, group of friends, teenage boy, buddies, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.2
 486
Our Women (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max, Paul and Simon have been friends for 35 years. They take great pleasure in their one vacation a year together without their partners and meet-up regularly to spend evenings drinking or playing cards. Each has a successful career and they all ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, friends, life turned upside down, dark humor, disorder, murder, police, cover up, escapades, buddies, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to adulthood! When two early-30s couples celebrate their last annual Halloween party in New York, they are confronted with sex, lies, and unspoken drama which tests their relationships and futures.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couples, couple relations, introspection, best friends, thirtysomething life, friends, crumbling marriage, adultery, friendship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 1K
Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: college, campaign, cons and scams, buddies, charity, student life, dishonesty, youth, money, friends, auditorium, strait jacket ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 940
Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, dark humor, friendship, strong female presence, bittersweet, river, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.1
 1K
Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, friends, best friends, life turned upside down, family relations, friendship, baby, couple relations, woman, weakness, adoption, husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.6
 4K
Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, disorder, friends, couples, lifestyle, feminism, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, disorder, family relations, friends, best friends, nothing goes right, missing person, family life, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 278
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, estrangement, friends, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
White Reindeer (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne searches for the true meaning of Christmas during one sad, strange December in suburban Virginia.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: christmas, introspection, dark humor, suburbs, friendship, solace, holiday, death of husband, drugs/alcohol, friends, suburban life, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
An American Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, best friends, romance, friends, couples, old love, reunion, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 310
Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: mermaid, amusement park, friends, friendship, on the road, introspection, couple relations, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, fish out of water, youth, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, filmmaking, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, vandalism, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Alumni Chapter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What happens when you graduate from college, only to find that jobs are practically nonexistent and your best friends aren't what they seem? Four old friends reunite after college graduation. The conversation quickly turns sour, and a series of ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, college, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, reunion, estrangement, society, best friends, lifestyle, hopes, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 816
Don Peyote (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy delves deep into counterculture, conspiracy theories and the like as he tries to discern the structure of society.
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: stoners, obsession, losing-it hero, disorder, conspiracy theory, friendship, wedding preparations and rituals, end of the world, unfulfillment, profanity, life turned upside down, drug ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
 1K
Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: disorder, americana, friendship, desire for fame, friends, buddies, dark humor, unemployment, partners, unfulfillment, profanity, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 21
Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, couple relations, society, buddies, life turned upside down, social differences, nightlife, disorder, profanity, fight, friends, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 2K
Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family relations, siblings relations, city life, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Lather Effect (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: reunion, friends, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Growing Up and Other Lies (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After living for years as a struggling artist in New York City, Jake is calling it quits and returning home to Ohio. On his last day in the city, he persuades his three oldest friends – Billy, Rocks and Gunderson – to help him retrace their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, best friends, buddies, cause and meaning, reunion, family relations, getting home, painter, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 796
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, unsupportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 173
Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, friendship, social misfits, rabbit, female director, bicycle, pig, knife, woman slaps man
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Helena from the Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's facades begin to crumble.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, friendship, friends, thirtysomething life, husband wife relationship, marriage, model, new year's eve ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 2K
The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, moral dilemma, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, bittersweet, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
 2K
The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, best friends, sexual content, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 149
Downhill (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, friends, friendship, best friends, escapades, self discovery, reunion, disorder, farce, on the road, nothing goes right, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 405
DTLA (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: DTLA is a gay-themed television series which premiered October 24, 2012. The series was created, and is co-produced and directed by Larry Kennar. It follows a group of friends in Downtown Los Angeles under the slogan: One City, Seven Lives / Old ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sexual relations, couple relations, gender, lgbt, group of friends, gay relationship, love, friends, gays and lesbians, buddies, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%