Movies like Big Daddy

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Big Daddy (1999)
 6.4
 213K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching, feel good, realistic, not serious, sweet, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: child's point of view, immaturity, responsibility, adoption, single father, parenthood, slacker, friends, parents and children, love and romance, friendship, orphan, social worker, roommate, mentor, lifestyle change, bachelor, law school, character change, family, family relations, fall in love, ultimatum, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Big Daddy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, realistic, humorous and entertaining films with plots about happy ending, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, catastrophe, runaway and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Big Daddy: Martian Child (2007), Blended (2014), Instant Family (2018), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Delivery Man (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 20K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, father son relationship, friendship, family relations, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, single parent, writer's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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100%
 6.5
 130K
Blended (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Style: funny, feel good, sentimental, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: fall in love, single parent, love and romance, family, opposites attract, family vacation, youth, single father, girl, resort, parents and children, coincidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, hawaii, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 104K
Instant Family (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from ...
Style: sweet, funny, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, foster home, adolescence, family relations, parents and children, family, adoptive father adopted son relationship, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 152K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, adulthood, family relations, farce, grownups, social relations, silly humor, buddies, disorder, family life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 78K
Delivery Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sperm donor, pregnancy, debt, lawsuit, adulthood, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, children, father son relationship, hospital, family relations, court case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 38K
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 ⇓
100%
 5.9
 247K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vacation, friendship, friends, family life, buddies, old friends reunited, family relations, eccentric family, silly humor, disorder, grownups, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, 70s
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parenting, father daughter relationship, responsibility, single father, life philosophy, character change, new job, grownups, eccentric family, child care, single parent, stuntman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.1
 182K
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, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
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 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 37K
Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, foster child, hopes, father daughter relationship, parents and children, friends, rich and poor, rags to riches, dancing, adoptive father adopted daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 239K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: feel good, humorous, ridiculous, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, pretense, couple relations, office romance, single mother, deception, couples, plastic surgery, marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1988, year 2011 ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, family, custody, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, abandoned baby, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 246K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, blind ambition, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, single parent, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, family life, friendship, parents and children, small town, self discovery, friends, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, bittersweet, friendship, couple relations, human nature, small town life, parents and children, friends, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 37K
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 ⇓
50%
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 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 ⇓
31%
 6.7
 7K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, parents and children, nothing goes right, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 22K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, family, single father, little girl, homeless, daughter, cons and scams, children, friendship, society, destiny, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: funeral, roommate, orphan, vegetarian, golden years, love and romance, starting over, odd couple, hopes, elderly, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 142K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: graduation, rivalry, elementary school, school, inheritance, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, fish out of water, fall in love, teachers and students, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 7.2
 102K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, mentor, divorce, husband wife relationship, nanny, redemption, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, secret past, groupie, tattoo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 24K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, switching roles, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, rise and fall, misfit, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, parenthood, husband wife relationship, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 218K
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, golf, underdog, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, contests and competitions, championship, friends, disorder, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, plymouth, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 161K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, parody, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, ambition, goofy hero, misfit, swamp, athlete's life, low self esteem, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 67K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, step parent, divorce, parents and children, stepmother stepson relationship, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged, love and romance, misfit, coma, birthday ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%