Movies like Pursuit of Happiness

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Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
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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: sentimental, feel good, realistic, touching, romantic, emotional, suspense, melancholic, talky, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, friendship, relationships, loneliness, destiny, crime gone awry, advertising executive, midlife crisis, looking for love, best friends, infidelity, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, obsessive quest, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, love, apocalypse, catastrophe, revenge, natural disaster, women, life, depression, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, looking for love, culture clash, friendship and relationships mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Pursuit of Happiness: Breakin' All the Rules (2004), I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (1997), Worth Winning (1989), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012), The Story of Us (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: humorous, entertaining, melancholic, stylized, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, love triangle, love and romance, comedy of errors, friendship, looking for love, breakup, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, gangsters, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a 25 year old virgin girl, looking for the right boyfriend, not realizing that "the one" has been next to her for many years.
Style: sexy, sexual, witty, harsh, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: relationships, betrayal, romance, love triangle, virginity, virgin, family, women, vengeance, unlikely friendships, fantasy world, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, talky, melancholic, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, battle of the sexes, romance, love triangle, looking for love, looking for sex, unlikely couple, wooing, true love, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, light, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, romance, best friends in love, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, couples, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, love, relationships, women, romance, divorce, infidelity, life, bittersweet, couple relations, writers, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sentimental, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, friendship, relationships, best friends, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, couples, infidelity, looking for love, couple relations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, new jersey, argentina, latin america, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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If Lucy Fell (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, romantic, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, roommate, suicide attempt, destiny, unlikely friendships, love story, happy ending, life philosophy, best friend, brooklyn bridge, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, lifetime, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Friends & Lovers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. ...
Style: sexy, humorous, melancholic, realistic, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: sex, friendship, existentialism, relationships, honest, thirtysomething life, romance, midlife crisis, infidelity, lifestyle, gay, skiing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
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Serendipity (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, love and romance, coincidence, serendipity, true love, looking for love, christmas, hopes, romance, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Born Romantic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In modern-day London, three men (Craig Ferguson, Jimi Mistry and David Morrissey) and three women (Olivia Williams, Jane Horrocks and Catherine McCormack) fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: multiple storylines, romance, opposites attract, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, couples, sex, bdsm, taxi driver, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, california, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Many Kisses Later (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ex is a 2009 film directed and co-written by Fausto Brizzi and interpreted by a rich and large cast of characters. The film, produced by Italian International Film, in co-production with the French company and Mes Films in collaboration with RAI ...
Style: humorous, emotional, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: breakup, romance, love triangle, bittersweet, friends, looking for love, friendship, unfulfillment, sexual content, family relations, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Two Can Play That Game (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox sizzles as a woman scorned who plans to get her man back by any means necessary. In this comedy about players and those who "get played." As corporate overachiever and all-around fly chick Shanté Smith, Fox thinks she's ...
Style: romantic, sexy, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, battle of the sexes, mentor, looking for love, ambition, mind game, cheating, couple relations, contests and competitions, buddies, lifestyle, guru ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
52%
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Textuality (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people attempt to get into a relationship, while exiting the multiple relationships they were each managing through their Blackberries before they met.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexual content, couples, battle of the sexes, romance, fall in love, best friends, buddies, love and romance, looking for love, sexual relations, dating, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 706
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: romance, friendship, wedding, lifestyle, looking for love, couples, gender, fall in love, coming out, infidelity, haunted by the past, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Ugly Truth (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an ...
Style: feel good, sexy, romantic, funny, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, womanizer, relationships, workplace, love and romance, looking for love, bet, flirting, sex aid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: light, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, romance, teenager, commitment, friendship, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, adultery, pizza ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, london, england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Forget Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, intense, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: basketball, romance, fall in love, referee, couple relations, couples, family problems, marriage, american abroad, love, divorce, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: matchmaking, romance, family, jewish, love and romance, opposites attract, fall in love, workplace, eligible bachelor, thirtysomething life, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 78K
What If (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wallace, a medical school dropout, has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan, seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that ...
Style: romantic, sweet, funny, talky, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, love, romance, couple relations, platonic, happy ending, long distance relationship, destiny, love story, wedding, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, canada, taiwan, london, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 225
Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couples, love and romance, looking for love, breakup, estrangement, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, womanizer, bittersweet, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight.
Style: light, melancholic, witty, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: new year, loneliness, love and romance, looking for love, lifestyle, holiday, human nature, romance, sex talk, transformation, unlikely friendships, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Smile Like Yours (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A comedy about a couple who cannot conceive a baby
Style: feel good, intense, melancholic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: pregnancy, romance, infertility, women, secrets, family relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, workplace romance, wanting a baby, trying to get pregnant, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Men Are from Mars... And That's Where I'm Going! (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Successful at work, Fernanda is an example of women of the third millennium, free to make their choices and independent. Yet in her personal life she finds herself struggling to find a husband. Like other women of her generation, Fernanda put her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, friendship, obsession, singleness, couples, thirtysomething life, gays and lesbians, friends, romance, woman, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: romantic, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: valentine's day, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, couples, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 258
Be Mine (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A gay man is about to be married. He thinks back to when he was a kissing virgin, waiting for the right person with whom to have that first kiss.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, queer cinema
Plot: gay, looking for love, lgbt, heroic mission, breakup, couples, obsessive quest, love and romance, romance, best friends, gay relationship, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
How to Be Single (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Style: romantic, light, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: singleness, women, breakup, love and romance, romance, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, single, pregnancy, love story, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Latin American filmmaker Sebastian Cortez (Julien Hernandez) is unable to commit to his girlfriend and, at age 30, finds himself alone and never in love in this irreverent comedy. On a mission to find the love of his life, he solicits help from his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay stereotype, coming out, opposites attract, looking for love, fall in love, culture clash, friendship, youth, society, love and romance, best friends, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%