Movies like Big Night

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Big Night (1996)
 7.3
 17K
Big Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
Style: witty, sincere, sentimental, melancholic, clever, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, affectionate ...
Plot: immigrants, food, self discovery, human nature, restaurant, brother brother relationship, cooking, loan, chef, jazz, car salesman, banquet, italian restaurant, business, character study, friendship, friends, family relations, parents and children, against the odds, love affair, family business, siblings relations, oldies, art ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, italy

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Most similar movies to Big Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and talky films with plots about dialogue, mentor, life philosophy, culture clash, relationships, love and romance and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Big Night: Dinner Rush (2000), Bella (2006), Julie Johnson (2001), Falling in Love (1984), Joe Gould's Secret (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 5K
Dinner Rush (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, gambling, family relations, lifestyle, graphic violence, siblings relations, workplace, workplace situations, comedy of errors, revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, soccer, beach, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 629
Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, touching, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, road not taken, human nature, parents and children, feminism, couples, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 129K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, true love, love affair, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, gang, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, goofy hero, buddies, parents and children, friends, wedding, gangs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, bittersweet, introspection, urban, down on your luck, romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, human nature, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, india, manhattan new york city, laos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 4K
Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sincere, stylized, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, friendship, wedding, immigrants, citizenship, romance, society, couple relations, social issues, prejudice, farmer, eviction ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, contemplative, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: humorous, intellectual, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, introspection, self discovery, buddies, couple relations, husband wife relationship, schizophrenic, adultery, stewardess, masturbation, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, americana, rich and poor, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, illinois, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cooking, family relations, daughter, family, parents and children, human nature, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, cooking and food, generation gap, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, hopes, starting over, breakup, dysfunctional character, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: witty, melancholic, entertaining, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, pimp, prostitution, love affair, family problems, seduction, sex, vandalism, rejection, money problems, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 16K
She's the One (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, taxi driver, dangerous attraction, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love affair, siblings relations, wedding, sibling relationship, love of one's life, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, pregnancy, small town, romance, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, couple relations, singleness, dishonesty, loneliness, adultery, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, seattle, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, american dream, self discovery, high school prom, christmas, youth, high school graduation, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951, year 1952 ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 4K
Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, friendship, romance, lifestyle, african american, opposites attract, writer's life, sex, honest, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, diner, single parent, self discovery, starting over, on the road, unemployment, widow, waitress, singer, road trip, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, divorce, romance, lesbian sex, fall in love, love affair, couples, love and romance, gender, farm, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: road movie, mumblecore, humorous, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, family relations, wedding, couple relations, road trip, parents and children, introspection, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 6K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, contemplative, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, romance, friends, couples, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, youth, falling in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, self discovery, immigrants, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 322
Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, self discovery, jazz, farm, unlikely couple, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay interest, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%