Movies like About a Boy 2002

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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, father son relationship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, age difference, coming of age, womanizer, family relations, dating, couples, rap, bachelor, depression, motherhood, youth, friends, love and romance, family problems, partners, adolescence vs adulthood, immature, irresponsible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, united kingdom

Most similar movies to About a Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about mentor, culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe, destiny, runaway and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like About a Boy: Dan in Real Life (2007), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Valentin (2002), Harold and Maude (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, parenthood, single father, family relations, romance, relationships, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
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100%
 7.4
 8K
About a Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle change, womanizer, single parent, dysfunctional family, dating, character change, thirtysomething life, teaching the ways of the world, odd couple, parents and children, friendship, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: wedding, romance, funeral, unrequited love, love at first sight, love, fall in love, love story, wedding ceremony, looking for love, eligible bachelor, ex couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, witty, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love story, love and romance, thirtysomething life, love triangle, diary, looking for love, couples, christmas, flirting, holiday, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, family problems, misfit, parents and children, elementary school, unfulfillment, loneliness, little boy, family relations, absent mother ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harold and Maude (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is ...
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, suicide attempt, suicide, obsession, death, depression, anti conformity, hanging, funeral, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
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, fall in love, first love, marriage, couple relations, couples, looking for love, holiday, family relations, relationships, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, school, teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, youth, high school, parents and children, best friends, couples, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, breakup, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation, father daughter relationship, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, romance, love and romance, dating, midlife crisis, divorce, lovers, friends, mentor, couples, looking for sex, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 5K
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: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 44K
Laggies (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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, youth, fall in love, single father, coming of age, family relations, parent child relationship, teenager, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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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, friendship, friends, family relations, initially antagonists, self discovery, lifestyle, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance, thirtysomething life, breakup, hopes, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.1
 104K
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: sentimental, humorous, romantic, funny, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: pregnancy, male female friendship, single parent, best friends, couples, unfulfilled love, romance, childbirth, artificial insemination, lifestyle, singleness, sperm donor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, platonic, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, friendship, parents and children, family life, couples, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 66K
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: romantic, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, death in childbirth, death of wife, family relations, starting over, love and romance, family life, bittersweet, single parent, family problems, workaholic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 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, erection, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: crush, friends, wedding preparations and rituals, wedding, best friend, lie, friendship, romance, relationships, thirtysomething life, best friends, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, male female friendship, best friends in love, single father, fall in love, divorce, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, free spirited, politician, girlfriend, journalist ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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, realistic, semi serious, 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, student, female protagonist, wedding, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, grandmother, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sweet, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, self discovery, housekeeper, parents and children, single parent, single father, romance, starting over, love and romance, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, mental institution, friends, anxiety, teenage boy, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, fake marriage, starting over, fall in love, longing, old love, immigrants, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, singer, african american, missing child, thirtysomething life, little boy, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
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Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, opposites attract, family relations, couple relations, orphan, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%