Movies like Second Act 2018

Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a second act.

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1 Murder Mystery 2019

After attending a gathering on a billionaire's yacht during a European vacation, a New York cop and his wife become prime suspects when he's murdered.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Action

Director:

Kyle Newacheck

Writer:

James Vanderbilt (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6

2 What Men Want 2019

Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Adam Shankman

Writers:

Tina Gordon (screenplay by) (as Tina Gordon Chism), Peter Huyck (screenplay by) | 8 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.2

3 A Dog's Journey 2019

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Genre:

Family

Director:

Gail Mancuso

Writers:

W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay by), Cathryn Michon (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Hong Kong, India, China, United States of America
7.4

4 I Feel Pretty 2018

A head injury causes a woman to develop an extraordinary amount of confidence and believe she's drop dead gorgeous.

Genre:

Comedy

Countries:

China, United States of America
5.5

5 Life Of The Party 2018

Dumped by her husband, longtime housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Winding up at the same school as her daughter, Deanna plunges headlong into the campus experience – embracing fun, freedom and frat boys.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Ben Falcone

Country:

United States of America
5.6

6 The Spy Who Dumped Me 2018

Audrey and Morgan, two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

Susanna Fogel

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6

7 Isn't It Romantic 2019

For a long time, Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York City, had always believed that what she had seen in rom-coms is all fantasy. But after thwarting a mugger at a subway station only to be knocked out while fleeing, Natalie wakes up and discovers that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Writers:

Erin Cardillo (screenplay by), Dana Fox (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

8 The Perfect Date 2019

No beau? No problem! To earn money for college, a high schooler creates a dating app that lets him act as a stand-in boyfriend.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy

Director:

Chris Nelson

Country:

United States of America
5.8

9 Little Italy 2018

Former childhood pals Leo and Nikki are attracted to each other as adults—but will their feuding parents' rival pizzerias put a chill on their sizzling romance?

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Steve Galluccio (screenplay), Vinay Virmani (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.7

10 Book Club 2018

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Bill Holderman

Country:

United States of America
6.1

11 The Hate U Give 2018

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Writers:

Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

12 Instant Family 2018

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 zero to three kids overnight.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Sean Anders

Country:

United States of America
7.3

13 A Simple Favor 2018

Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

Genres:

Crime, Comedy

Director:

Paul Feig

Writers:

Darcey Bell (based upon the novel by), Jessica Sharzer (screenplay by)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.8

14 On The Basis Of Sex 2018

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Mimi Leder

Country:

United States of America
7

15 A Dog's Way Home 2019

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, Family

Writers:

W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay by), Cathryn Michon (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 Aladdin 2019

A kindhearted street urchin named Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie while a power-hungry Grand Vizier vies for the same lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Family

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Writers:

John August (screenplay by), Guy Ritchie (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
7

17 Night School 2018

Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school nemesis and a feisty teacher who doesn't think he's too bright.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Malcolm D. Lee

Country:

United States of America
5.6

18 Ben Is Back 2018

19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Hedges

Writer:

Peter Hedges

Country:

United States of America
6.7

19 The Wife 2017

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Niki Caro

Writers:

Angela Workman (screenplay), Diane Ackerman (based on the book by)

Countries:

Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States of America
7

20 The Female Brain 2017

The neurological inner workings of romantic relationships between men and women are studied for science.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Whitney Cummings

Country:

United States of America
5.7

21 The Hustle 2019

Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to swindle a naïve tech prodigy out of his fortune. A remake of the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Chris Addison

Writers:

Stanley Shapiro (screenplay by), Paul Henning (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

22 Miss Bala 2019

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.

Genre:

Action

Writer:

Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (screenplay by)

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
5.7

23 Serenity 2019

The quiet life of Baker Dill, a fishing boat captain who lives on the isolated Plymouth Island, where he spends his days obsessed with capturing an elusive tuna while fighting his personal demons, is interrupted when someone from his past comes to him searching for help.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Director:

Steven Knight

Writer:

Steven Knight

Country:

United Kingdom
5.3

24 The Upside 2017

Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who's trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

Jon Hartmere (screenplay by), Éric Toledano (based on the motion picture "Intouchables" by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9