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, witty, clever, inspirational, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dog, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, looking for love, waitress, artist, romance, couples, cowardliness, gender, unlikely couple, character change, dysfunctional character, prejudice, mental illness, homosexual, gay slur, anger, road trip, family relations, loner, cafe, dating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, romantic, touching and semi serious films with plots about romance, love and romance, mentor, relationships, dialogue, life philosophy 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), The Other Sister (1999). 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, unlikely relationship, golden years, up and down relationship, ladykiller, aging, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, afghanistan ...
⇓ 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, sincere, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, romance, friends, platonic, up and down relationship, male female friendship, falling in love, opposites attract, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1982, year 1987
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, friendship, mentor, age difference, dysfunctional family, coming of age, couples, depression, family problems, thirtysomething life, misfit, odd couple ...
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, touching, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, friendship, workplace romance, starting over, greed, introspection, agent, single parent, opposites attract, ambition, boss and employee, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, gender, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, convention, gay man straight woman relationship, falling in love, blind date, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, romance, parenthood, one day, nothing goes right, looking for love, disorder, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, michigan, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, terminal illness, opposites attract, loss of daughter, astronaut, single mother, acceptance, understanding, up and down relationship, unsupportive parent, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, louisiana, new york, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sentimental, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, single parent, opposites attract, romance, uninvited guest, couples, family relations, initially antagonists, fall in love, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ 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: witty, clever, sexual, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, lesbian relationship, homosexuality, family relations, friends, lifestyle, society, gender, love affair, looking for love, couples, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, friends, love and romance, fall in love, restaurant, friendship, young people, love story, seduction, casual sex, twentysomething life, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sentimental, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, rehearsal, ballet, countryside, gays and lesbians, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, working class, youth, opposites attract, self discovery, single parent, best friends, human nature, infidelity, love triangle, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
'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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, best friend, neighbor, dating, support group, romance, single parent, opposites attract, childhood friends, unfulfilled love, looking for love, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, small town, gay, friendship, store, gay relationship, native american, gays and lesbians, romance, looking for love, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 38K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, therapist, unlikely couple, age difference, romance, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, couples, fall in love, thirtysomething life, love of one's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, best friends, platonic, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, character study, best friends in love, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: millionaire, cat, fashion, broken engagement, romance, looking for love, love triangle, opposites attract, love and romance, free spirited, jazz, social climbing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
⇓ 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: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, screwball, romance, friendship, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, best friends, wedding preparations and rituals, women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: John Arnold DeMarco is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack Mickler to cure him of his apparent delusion. But the psychiatric sessions have ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, mental institution, mental illness, self discovery, psychiatrist, patient, romance, love, doctors and patients, love and romance, couples, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: humorous, semi serious, sincere, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, love and romance, one more chance, eccentric family, family life, couples, urban, dysfunctional family, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1940s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, single parent, vacation, female protagonist, age difference, romance, friends, love affair, couples, looking for love, singleness, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, san francisco, usa, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 51K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, misfit, love, siblings relations, first love, artist, family relations, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, love and romance, couple relations, friends, buddies, couples, infidelity, african american, sex scene, stripper, black romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Next Best Thing (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, custody battle, couple relations, gay, aids, divorce, breakup, stereotypes, best friend, yoga, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, dog, love, model, veterinarian, romance, radio, disorder, comedy of errors, love and romance, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, tragedy, baboon, romance, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, friendship, couple relations, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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