Movies like As Good as It Gets

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As Good as It Gets (1997)
 7.7
 247K
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, clever, realistic, touching, semi serious, witty, feel good, humorous, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, dog, opposites attract, neighbor, friendship, waitress, road trip, prejudice, romance, love and romance, homosexual, artist, gay slur, unlikely couple, urban, cowardliness, looking for love, couples, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, mental illness, gay, resentment, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, semi serious, humorous and sentimental films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, friendship, mentor, dialogue and destiny mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like As Good as It Gets: Something's Gotta Give (2003), About a Boy (2002), You've Got Mail (1998), Jerry Maguire (1996), When Harry Met Sally... (1989). 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, romance, love triangle, age difference, golden years, love and romance, unlikely couple, ladykiller, unlikely relationship, aging, up and down relationship, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, afghanistan, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 156K
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: witty, clever, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, friendship, age difference, singleness, coming of age, couples, mentor, bachelor, womanizer, depression, suicide attempt, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 171K
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, urban, city life, platonic, unlikely couple, dog, boyfriend, destiny, verbal byplay, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: realistic, touching, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, sport, introspection, workplace romance, football, friendship, single parent, greed, starting over, opposites attract, romance, agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, looking for love, love and romance, friends, unlikely couple, romance, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1977, year 1987
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, urban, unlikely couple, theatre play, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 11K
And So It Goes (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, opposites attract, estrangement, love and romance, elderly lovers, golden years, life turned upside down, family relations, neighbor, grandparent grandchild relationship, romance, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: single father, screwball, single parent, opposites attract, single mother, romance, architect, urban, looking for love, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, countryside, ballet, rehearsal, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hiv, romance, gender, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, neighbor neighbor relationship, parent child relationship, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new york, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, urban, eccentric family, family relations, romance, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples, one more chance, second chance, loss of husband ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: fashion, looking for love, broken engagement, love triangle, romance, love affair, jazz, love of one's life, jewelry, millionaire, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: friendship, homosexuality, fall in love, romance, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lgbt, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, social differences, romance, mistaken identity, love story, couples, class differences, hotel, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Broadway Damage (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about aspiring writers in NY.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, college, city life, romance, gays and lesbians, urban, opposites attract, looking for love, love triangle, singleness, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, talky, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female protagonist, vacation, 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 ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, feel good, 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 ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, blind date, falling in love, pregnancy, love, romance, fall in love, looking for love, love triangle, gender, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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: touching, semi serious, 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 ⇓
33%
 5.1
 812
Slutty Summer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Hunky writer Markus returns home to find his boyfriend of four years naked with another man. Newly single, he begins waiting tables at a swinging Chelsea hotspot where the indelible supporting cast of co-workers offers conflicting directions on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, restaurant, friendship, infidelity, unlikely couple, romance, urban, lgbt, homosexuality, womanizer, opposites attract, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 6K
Lost & Found (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, dog, ring, neighbor, screwball, romance, buddies, pets, opposites attract, friendship, looking for love, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, touching, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, single parent, couple relations, pregnancy, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, romance, suburbs, newlywed, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 88K
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, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: best friends, single parent, child birth, pregnancy, artificial insemination, romance, couples, unfulfilled love, parents and children, love and romance, unlikely friendships, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 701
I Will Survive (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marga is having a streak of bad luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence, but love interests again create conflict. It is while developing a relationship with a handsome gay sculptor ten years her junior: ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, friendship, fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, dealing with death, opposites attract, couple relations, looking for love, looking for sex, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming out, gay, small town, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, native american, store, romance, lesbian, lgbt, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
32%
 6.0
 30K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, nightclub, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, waitress, love affair, social differences, nothing goes right, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, nevada, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 118K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, mistress, divorce, city life, crumbling relationship, lolita, adultery, love triangle, love, age difference, dating, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%