Movies like Big Night

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Big Night (1996)
 7.3
 20K
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, sexy ...
Plot: immigrants, food, self discovery, human nature, restaurant, brother brother relationship, loan, chef, cooking, jazz, car salesman, italian restaurant, business, character study, friendship, friends, family relations, parents and children, love affair, family business, siblings relations, against the odds, art, wine, businessman ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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 culture clash, mentor, dialogue, love and romance, life philosophy, relationships and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Big Night: Dinner Rush (2000), Julie Johnson (2001), Falling in Love (1984), Bella (2006), Joe Gould's Secret (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gambling, lifestyle, family relations, siblings relations, graphic violence, workplace, workplace situations, comedy of errors, chef, revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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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, realistic, touching, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, lifestyle, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, human nature, feminism, parents and children, road not taken, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 11K
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, self discovery, love affair, lifestyle, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, soccer, beach, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, reporter, secret, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, north carolina, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 140K
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, romantic, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, working class, homesickness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, friendship, marriage proposal, female protagonist, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, self discovery, human nature, goofy hero, parents and children, buddies, friends, wedding, adolescence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, spring break, shoplifting, bittersweet, starting over, society, romance, hopes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, family relations, hitchhiker, human nature, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, couples, self discovery, destructive relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, india, manhattan new york city, laos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rich and poor, americana, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, self discovery, american dream, older woman younger man relationship, high school prom, christmas, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951, 70s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couples, family life, introspection, couple relations, romance, siblings relations, alienation, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, new york, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: infidelity, friendship, fetish, self discovery, introspection, couple relations, buddies, ghost, schizophrenic, husband wife relationship, adultery, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: captivating, touching, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, politics, nightclub, love and romance, rebellion, idealism, hopes, society, family problems, chaos, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, citizenship, mail order bride, romance, society, immigrants, social issues, prejudice, couple relations, farmer ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sexy, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pimp, prostitution, love affair, sex, family problems, seduction, vandalism, rejection, money problems, women, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, santa monica california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, love affair, wedding, love of one's life, sibling relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, couples, breakup, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, maryland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, rain, first love, corporal punishment, love triangle, twins, small town, pregnancy, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, skinny dipping, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 83K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, relationship problems, parent child relationship, immigrants, chef, family relations, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, lesbian romance, romance, divorce, coming out, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life, love and romance, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, bus ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, dishonesty, singleness, loneliness, adultery, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, seattle, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 5K
Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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, ex boyfriend, honest, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 58K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, italian restaurant, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, sicily ...
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, platonic, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, self discovery, loveless marriage, immigrants, arranged marriage, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, infidelity, loan, rabbi, family relations, romance, love and romance, society, misfit, feminism, innocence lost ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, america, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, starting over, unemployment, self discovery, on the road, diner, waitress, singer, widow, road trip, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, california, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%