Movies like Overboard 1987

Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get even.

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1 Adventures In Babysitting 1987

When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up Chris' friend Brenda. Soon, Brad's buddy Daryl is involved, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians and much more.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writer:

David Simkins

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 Splash 1984

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Brian Grazer (based on a story by), Bruce Jay Friedman (screen story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

3 Ruthless People 1986

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Genre:

Comedy

Writer:

Dale Launer

Country:

United States of America
6.9

4 Roxanne 1987

Based on the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac', large-nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne—while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writers:

Edmond Rostand (play), Steve Martin (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

5 Working Girl 1988

Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writer:

Kevin Wade

Country:

United States of America
6.8

6 For Richer Or Poorer 1997

Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, Brad and Caroline end up in an Amish area of Pennsylvania and decide to pose as members of the religious group to evade the IRS. As the two adapt to the simple Amish lifestyle, they begin to reconnect.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Bryan Spicer

Country:

United States of America
5.8

7 Butterflies Are Free 1972

Striving to be independent, the blind but determined Don Baker (Edward Albert) moves away from his overprotective mother (Eileen Heckart, who won an Oscar). After settling into his new San Francisco digs, Don meets kooky neighbor Jill Tanner (Goldie Hawn). Don's quick wit and good looks disarm the free-spirited Jill, and before long they're more than just friends. Will Mrs. Baker's incessant meddling destroy Don and Jill's budding relationship?

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Milton Katselas

Writers:

Leonard Gershe (screenplay), Leonard Gershe (play)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

8 Private Benjamin 1980

A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Howard Zieff

Country:

United States of America
6.2

9 Steel Magnolias 1989

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Robert Harling (screenplay), Robert Harling (play)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

10 Multiplicity 1996

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers Doug a rather unusual solution to his problems: cloning.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Chris Miller (short story), Chris Miller (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

11 Peggy Sue Got Married 1986

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

12 Foul Play 1978

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

Genres:

Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Colin Higgins

Writer:

Colin Higgins

Country:

United States of America
6.8

13 The Family Man 2000

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Director:

Brett Ratner

Country:

United States of America
6.8

14 It Could Happen To You 1994

Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word, Lang proceeds to share the prize money with Biasi, which infuriates his greedy wife, Muriel. Not content with the arrangement, Muriel begins scheming to take all the money.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Andrew Bergman

Writer:

Jane Anderson

Country:

United States of America
6.4

15 Shall We Dance 2004

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Director:

Peter Chelsom

Writers:

Masayuki Suo, Audrey Wells (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.1

16 The American President 1995

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writer:

Aaron Sorkin

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Father Of The Bride Part II 1995

Just when George Banks has recovered from his daughter's wedding, he receives the news that she's pregnant ... and that George's wife, Nina, is expecting too. He was planning on selling their home, but that's a plan that -- like George -- will have to change with the arrival of both a grandchild and a kid of his own.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Charles Shyer

Writers:

Albert Hackett (screenplay "Father's Little Dividend"), Frances Goodrich (screenplay "Father's Little Dividend") | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

18 Father Of The Bride 1991

George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would be like without his daughter. He becomes slightly insane, but his wife tries to make him happy for Annie, but when the wedding takes place at their home and a foreign wedding planner takes over the ceremony.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Charles Shyer

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

19 The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship and respect.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Barbra Streisand

Writers:

André Cayatte (screenplay "Le Miroir a Deux Faces"), Gérard Oury (screenplay "Le Miroir a Deux Faces") | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

20 Moonstruck 1987

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Norman Jewison

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 The Beautician And The Beast 1997

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writer:

Todd Graff

Country:

United States of America
5.4

22 Curly Sue 1991

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 backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
5.9

23 Tootsie 1982

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Larry Gelbart (screenplay), Murray Schisgal (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

24 Heartburn 1986

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Nora Ephron (novel), Nora Ephron (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.1