Movies like As Good as It Gets

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As Good as It Gets (1997)
 7.7
 252K
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 tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet, emotional, inspirational, clever, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, neighbor, single parent, friendship, dog, waitress, romance, cowardliness, unlikely couple, artist, couples, looking for love, gender, mental illness, dysfunctional character, character change, anger, road trip, prejudice, homosexual, gay slur, urban, love and romance, age difference, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba

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Most similar movies to As Good as It Gets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and romantic films with plots about romance, love and romance, mentor, dialogue, couples, relationships and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like As Good as It Gets: Something's Gotta Give (2003), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), About a Boy (2002), Jerry Maguire (1996), You've Got Mail (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, age difference, romance, love triangle, unlikely couple, love and romance, golden years, ladykiller, unlikely relationship, aging, up and down relationship, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, caribbean, afghanistan, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, romance, friends, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1987, year 1982
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 159K
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, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: friendship, single parent, age difference, mentor, depression, coming of age, couples, dysfunctional family, odd couple, romance, becoming an adult, single ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 214K
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: motivational, realistic, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, workplace romance, starting over, friendship, introspection, single parent, greed, agent, opposites attract, boss and employee, ego clash, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 176K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, urban, city life, platonic, verbal byplay, dog, looking for love, online dating, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 40K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, romance, one day, looking for love, parents and children, urban, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: witty, semi serious, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, romance, single parent, self discovery, fall in love, unlikely couple, urban, theatre play, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, fall in love, gender, love triangle, unfulfilled love, gay man straight woman relationship, convention, blind date, falling in love, love, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cancer, infidelity, opposites attract, astronaut, single mother, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parent child relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, romance, cafe, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, michigan, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, broken engagement, romance, jazz, love of one's life, jewelry, millionaire, looking for love, love and romance, love triangle, opposites attract, woman ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
'Til There Was You (1997)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in. It took them twenty years to fall in love at first sight.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, best friend, neighbor, support group, dating, romance, single parent, opposites attract, childhood friends, parent child relationship, looking for love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, realistic, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, countryside, ballet, rehearsal, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hiv, gay relationship, romance, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 2K
Go Fish (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, homosexuality, fall in love, romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family life, single parent, romance, opposites attract, working class, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, couple relations, relationship problems, best friends, thirtysomething life, platonic, character study, best friends in love, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, romance, screwball, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, women, unfulfilled love, love and romance, best friends, wedding preparations and rituals, man-woman relation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.4
 4K
Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, gay, small town, friendship, gay relationship, native american, store, romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vacation, female protagonist, age difference, friendship, romance, single parent, unlikely couple, opposites attract, black people, self discovery, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, usa, new york, san francisco, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, looking for love, up and down relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 12K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, orphan, baboon, tragedy, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, single parent, unlikely couple, couple relations, impossible love, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, parents and children, fall in love, autism, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: clever, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, looking for love, love affair, hopes, love and romance, opposites attract, couple relations, parents and children, singleness, breakup, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, medical school, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 8K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, friends, infidelity, black romance, african american, trust, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 1K
Used People (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley Maclean), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, eccentric family, urban, family relations, romance, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples, one more chance, dog, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, single parent, unlikely couple, clinic, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, opposites attract, boss and employee, couple relations, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 11K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: witty, touching, clever, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, restaurant, fall in love, love and romance, friends, young people, friendship, workplace, self discovery, boss and employee, supportive coworker, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, comedy of errors, on the road, destiny, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, impossible love, looking for love, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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