Movies like About a Boy

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About a Boy (2002)
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About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, unlikely friendships, coming of age, family relations, womanizer, dating, couples, rap, bachelor, age difference, depression, youth, friends, partners, love and romance, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, immature, irresponsible, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain

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Most similar movies to About a Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about destiny, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, love and romance and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like About a Boy: Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Dan in Real Life (2007), Valentin (2002), Love Actually (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love story, diary, thirtysomething life, looking for love, love and romance, holiday, christmas, love triangle, flirting, couples, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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33%
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if they are right for one another.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, wedding, love, unrequited love, funeral, fall in love, love at first sight, love story, looking for love, ex couple relations, eligible bachelor, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, fall in love, romance, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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About a Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, lifestyle change, single parent, dysfunctional family, dating, thirtysomething life, parents and children, friendship, family problems, odd couple, teaching the ways of the world, irresponsible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sweet, lyrical ...
Plot: friendship, astronaut, dysfunctional family, parents and children, misfit, family problems, elementary school, unfulfillment, loneliness, little boy, family relations, secret life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, first love, fall in love, unrequited love, family relations, love at first sight, marital problem, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sweet, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, writers, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, unlikely friendships, looking for love, age difference, artist, waitress, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, breakup, break-up, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 4K
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, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, thirtysomething life, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 35K
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, friendship, family relations, friends, initially antagonists, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, brat, life turned upside down, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 98K
The Switch (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: male female friendship, pregnancy, single parent, best friends, couples, child birth, sperm donor, unfulfilled love, romance, childbirth, artificial insemination, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Long Way Down (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, new year, direction and purpose, introspection, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, petty job, coping, dull life, group of strangers, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: single father, single parent, widower, wooing, family relations, romance, looking for love, starting over, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, self discovery, romance, couple relations, couples, family life, friendship, parents and children, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, cheating, wedding preparations and rituals, wedding, crush, best friend, friendship, romance, relationships, best friends, singleness, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, family relations, starting over, family life, love and romance, death in childbirth, family problems, workaholic, bittersweet, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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 9K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, best friends, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, single father, male female friendship, fall in love, free spirited, lovers, true love, best friends in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, storytelling, college ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, rise to the top, best friends, youth, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, self discovery, single father, parents and children, single parent, housekeeper, romance, starting over, couples, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: parents and children, singleness, love and romance, college, adoption, male female relationship, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, student, wedding, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, relationship problems, best friends in love, platonic, best friend, romance, couple relations, best friends, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, childbirth, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 42K
Say When (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, unlikely couple, single father, love and romance, coming of age, parent child relationship, teenager, life turned upside down, female protagonist, runaway, fall in love, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, melancholic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, african american, singer, missing child, lost child, thirtysomething life, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, adolescence, teenage life, coming of age, friends, friendship, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
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The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, innocence lost, social differences, human nature, eccentric family, singleness, teenage love, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%