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Big (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Big (1988)

Josh Baskin would do anything to be big to hang out with his crush at the carnival. He finds a Zoltar machine, and he wishes to be big. After Zoltar tells him, "his wish is granted", Josh notices the machine is unplugged. He wakes up the next morning in an adult's body but he still has the same personality. With the help of his best friend, Billy, Josh learns how to act like a grown up. But as he gets a girlfriend and a fun job, he doesn't want to be a kid again. Will Josh stay big or become a 13 year old boy again? (Read More)

Themes:hope,  seduction,  friendship
Mood:affection
Locations:office,  bicycle,  hotel
Characters:bully,  friend
Period:1980s
Story:job,  piano duet,  job promotion,  wish fulfillment,  toy maker,  toy store,  baseball game,  carnival,  child as an adult,  child as adult,  office party,  piano player,  cheap hotel,  male underwear,  childhood friend,  face on a milk carton,  unplugged electronic works,  yankee stadium bronx new york city,  silly string,  birthday song,  do over,  quarter,  body transformation,  switching bodies,  homesick,  shaving cream,  tap dance,  what if,  racquetball,  body switching,  loft,  pinball machine,  funfair,  tap dancing,  body swap,  duet,  bronx new york city,  marketing,  role reversal,  trampoline,  bunk bed,  adolescence,  age difference,  female director,  wish,  career,  thirty something,  classmate,  co worker,  child's point of view,  boss,  home,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  loss of virginity,  game,  hairy chest,  employer employee relationship,  ring,  limousine,  gunshot,  best friend,  birthday party,  child,  basketball,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  neighbor,  mirror,  underwear,  title directed by female,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  f rated,  police,  kiss,  sex

13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

13 Going On 30 (2004)

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. Thanks to some wishing dust, Jenna's prayer has been answered. With a knockout body, a dream apartment, a fabulous wardrobe, an athlete boyfriend, a dream job, and superstar friends, this can't be a better life. Unfortunately, Jenna realizes that this is not what she wanted. The only one that she needs is her childhood best friend, Matt, a boy that she thought destroyed her party. But when she finds him, he's a grown up, and not the same person that she knew. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Period:1980s
Story:birthday party,  wish fulfillment,  job,  child as adult,  childhood friend,  do over,  body transformation,  what if,  body swap,  wish,  co worker,  fish out of water,  hairy chest,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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The Woodsman (2004)
Drama, Romance

The Woodsman (2004)

After twelve years in prison, Walter arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. A quiet, guarded man, Walter finds unexpected solace from Vickie, a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is warily eyed by his brother-in-law, shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious local police officer, Detective Lucas. After befriending a young girl in a neighborhood park, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:affection
Characters:friend
Story:job,  co worker,  boss,  employer employee relationship,  birthday party,  child,  basketball,  mirror,  underwear,  title directed by female,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  f rated,  kiss,  police,  sex

August Rush (2007)
Drama, Music

August Rush (2007)

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:bully,  friend
Period:1980s
Story:bunk bed,  wish,  child's point of view,  limousine,  basketball,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  title directed by female,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  police,  kiss

Nowhere Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:affection
Locations:bicycle
Characters:friend
Story:piano player,  adolescence,  best friend,  birthday party,  piano,  mirror,  underwear,  title directed by female,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  f rated,  sex,  kiss

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17 Again (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

17 Again (2009)

At 17 Mike O'Donnell is on top of the world: he's the star of his high school basketball team, is a shoo-in for a college scholarship, and is dating his soul-mate, Scarlet. But at what's supposed to be his big game where a college scout is checking him out, Scarlet reveals that she's pregnant. Mike decides to leave the game and asks Scarlet to marry him, which she does. During their marriage, Mike can only whine about the life he lost because he married her, so she throws him out. When he also loses his job, he returns to the only place he's happy at, his old high school. While looking at his high school photo, a janitor asks him if he wishes he could be 17 again and he says yes. One night while driving he sees the janitor on a bridge ready to jump, and goes after him. When he returns to his friend Ned's house, where he has been staying, he sees that he is 17 again. He decides to take this opportunity to get the life he lost. This is why 17 Again (2009) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Characters:bully,  friend
Period:1980s
Story:job,  game,  basketball,  do over,  body transformation,  what if,  body switching,  body swap,  wish,  best friend,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

For Love Of The Game (1999)
Drama, Romance, Sport

For Love Of The Game (1999)

A Detroit pitcher Billy Chapel, reflects on his life in major league baseball, after he finds out his girlfriend moves to London for a job. Thus forcing the ball player to analyze his life and how his career as a player, and his life without her will change, thus altering his priorities between his career winding to a close, choosing what his path will be, the love of baseball or the love of his life? (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:job,  career,  baseball game,  game,  male underwear,  yankee stadium bronx new york city,  bronx new york city,  hairy chest,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:bully,  friend
Story:basketball,  classmate,  home,  game,  ring,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  underwear,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  police,  sex,  kiss

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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

Molly Mahoney is the manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the awesome toy store owned by Mr. Edward Magorium. Molly was a promising composer and piano player when she was a girl, and now she is a twenty-three year-old insecure woman who feels stuck in her job. Among the costumers of the Emporium is the lonely hat collector, Eric Applebaum, who has only Molly and Mr. Magorium for friends. When the last pair of shoes that Mr. Magorium bought in Toscana is worn, he hires the accountant, Henry Weston to adjust the accounts of the Emporium. Furthermore, he claims that he is two hundred and forty-three years old and his time to go has come; he gives a block of wood called Congreve cube to Molly and asks Henry to transfer the Emporium to her name. Molly tries to convince Mr. Magorium to stay in his magical toy store instead of "going". (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:toy store,  piano player,  job,  child's point of view,  toy,  piano,  new york city

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Locations:office
Story:toy maker,  job,  boss,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  toy,  employer employee relationship,  manhattan new york city,  underwear,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  police,  kiss

Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers. This is why Parenthood (1989) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Mood:affection
Story:baseball game,  bunk bed,  home,  blockbuster,  birthday party,  underwear,  teenage boy,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  kiss

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)
Comedy, Family

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  friend
Story:childhood friend,  classmate,  child's point of view,  walkie talkie,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  mirror,  underwear,  teenage boy,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

27 Dresses (2008) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Comedy, Romance

27 Dresses (2008)

Two things about Jane: she never says no to her friends (she's been a bridesmaid 27 times and selflessly plans friends' weddings), and she's in love with her boss, George, nurturing dreams of a lovely, romantic wedding of her own. She meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and that same week her flirtatious younger sister Tess comes to town. Jane silently watches George fall for Tess, a manipulative pretender. Worse, Jane may be called upon to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to get Jane's attention and has an idea that may advance his career. Can Jane uncork her feelings? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office
Characters:friend
Story:career,  boss,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  title directed by female,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  f rated,  kiss

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:boss,  job,  thirty something,  blockbuster,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  birthday party,  child,  title directed by female,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

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Disclosure (1994)
Drama, Thriller

Disclosure (1994)

Sexual harassment is the theme, but here it is the man who is harassed by his new female boss. A high-flying executive, Meredith, is out to ruin her former lover, who she's just beaten to the top job in an electronics company, using every trick in the book.

Themes:seduction
Locations:office,  hotel
Story:job promotion,  job,  boss,  career,  blockbuster,  employer employee relationship,  basketball,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  sex

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. This is why Adoration (2013) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:best friend,  birthday party,  child,  neighbor,  mirror,  title directed by female,  teenage boy,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  f rated,  sex,  kiss

Labyrinth (1986) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken by the Goblin King. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that he wish was granted and the Goblin King Jarethhas taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents an asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells that she has to rescue her brother before midnight, otherwise Toby will be turned into a goblin. Soon Sarah teams up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey. Will they rescue Toby in time? (Read More)

Themes:hope,  friendship
Characters:friend
Period:1980s
Story:wish fulfillment,  home,  child,  wish,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  ring,  mirror,  coming of age,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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Made Of Honor (2008)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:fish out of water,  hairy chest,  limousine,  best friend,  basketball,  manhattan new york city,  underwear,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

What Happens In Vegas (2008)
Comedy, Romance

What Happens In Vegas (2008)

Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money -- falling in love along the way. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Story:job promotion,  boss,  quarter,  career,  ring,  limousine,  birthday party,  basketball,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male

Waiting... (2005)
Comedy

Waiting... (2005)

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office
Characters:friend
Story:job promotion,  job,  boss,  game,  employer employee relationship,  underwear,  teenage boy,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  sex

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Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Story:loss of virginity,  hairy chest,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  birthday party,  child,  manhattan new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Comedy, Drama

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:boss,  job,  career,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  employer employee relationship,  limousine,  manhattan new york city,  underwear,  coming of age,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  f rated,  kiss

Toy Story (1995)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story (1995)

A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named "Woody". But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy's family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy's birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy's mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy's new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:bully,  friend
Story:toy,  home,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  lifting someone into the air,  birthday party,  neighbor

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Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:bunk bed,  adolescence,  job,  loss of virginity,  best friend,  child,  neighbor,  underwear,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss

Pinocchio (1940) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Pinocchio (1940)

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. (Read More)

Story:wish fulfillment,  toy maker,  toy,  wish,  carnival,  home,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  child,  mirror,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Weird Science (1985)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. This is why Weird Science (1985) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:bully
Period:1980s
Story:male underwear,  unplugged electronic works,  wish,  hairy chest,  gunshot,  best friend,  piano,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  kiss

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Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)
Comedy, Family

Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)

The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully
Story:job,  blockbuster,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  mirror,  teenage boy,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss

My Girl (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:friend
Story:childhood friend,  funfair,  carnival,  lifting someone into the air,  game,  ring,  best friend,  basketball,  neighbor,  coming of age,  kiss

Alfie (2004) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:employer employee relationship,  limousine,  best friend,  birthday party,  manhattan new york city,  underwear,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  kiss,  sex

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Fucking Amal (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Themes:seduction
Characters:bully
Story:birthday party,  classmate,  loss of virginity,  mirror,  underwear,  teenage boy,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

Thirteen (2003)
Drama

Thirteen (2003)

At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student--if not a little naive (it seems...she smokes and she cuts to alleviate the emotional pain she suffers from having a broken home and hating her mom's boyfriend, Brady.) When she befriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and petty crime (like stealing money from purses and from stores). As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother--as well as, teachers and old friends. This is why Thirteen (2003) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:pinball machine,  adolescence,  classmate,  home,  underwear,  title directed by female,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  sex,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  f rated,  kiss

Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Drama

Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)

Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy. When he has learned to adjust his life to these new responsibilities, Joanna resurfaces and wants Billy back. Ted, however, refuses to give him up, so they go to court to fight for the custody of their son. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office,  bicycle
Story:career,  office party,  job,  home,  blockbuster,  birthday party,  child,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  new york city,  mother son relationship

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Office Space (1999) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Comedy

Office Space (1999)

In the Initech office, the insecure Peter Gibbons hates his job and the abusive Division VP Bill Lumbergh that has just hired two consultants to downsize the company. His best friends are the software engineers Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar that also hate Initech, and his next door neighbor Lawrence. His girlfriend Anne is cheating on him but she convinces Peter to visit the hypnotherapist Dr. Swanson. Peter tells how miserable his life is and Dr. Swanson hypnotizes him and he goes into a state of ecstasy. However, Dr. Swanson dies immediately after giving the hypnotic suggestion to Peter. He dates the waitress Joanna and changes his attitude in the company, being promoted by the consultants. When he discovers that Michael and Samir will be fired, they decide to plant a virus in the account system to embezzle fraction of cents in each financial operation into Peter's account. However Michael commits a mistake in the software and instead of decimals, they steal a large amount. The desperate trio tries to fix the problem or they will go to prison. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office
Story:job,  job promotion,  boss,  office party,  neighbor,  thirty something,  birthday party

Billy Elliot (2000)
Drama, Music, Romance

Billy Elliot (2000)

County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:affection
Characters:bully,  friend
Period:1980s
Story:home,  piano player,  quarter,  tap dancing,  career,  child's point of view,  ring,  best friend,  piano,  underwear,  coming of age,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  police,  sex

Adam (2009)
Drama, Romance

Adam (2009)

Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam's ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating. (Read More)

Locations:office
Characters:friend
Story:toy maker,  job,  co worker,  toy,  employer employee relationship,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  mirror,  underwear,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  one word title,  kiss,  police,  sex

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Appaloosa (2008)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Appaloosa (2008)

1882, New Mexico Territory. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are itinerant lawmen, hired by desperate towns as marshal and deputy. The city fathers of Appaloosa hire them after Randall Bragg, a newly-arrived rancher with money and a gang of thugs, disrupts commerce and kills three local lawmen. Cole and Hitch contrive to arrest Bragg and bring him to trial, but hanging him proves difficult. Meanwhile, a widow has arrived in town, Allison French, pretty, refined, and good-natured. Virgil falls hard, and it seems mutual, but there may be more to Allie than meets the eye. Can friendship and skill with a gun overcome a pernicious villain and green-eyed jealousy? This is why Appaloosa (2008) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Story:piano player,  boss,  ring,  best friend,  piano,  mirror,  underwear,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss

Mary Poppins (1964) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Mary Poppins (1964)

When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. (Read More)

Characters:friend
Story:job promotion,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  neighbor,  mirror,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  f rated

In Good Company (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Good Company (2004)

Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter's working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office
Characters:friend
Story:marketing,  boss,  home,  employer employee relationship,  birthday party,  child,  basketball,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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The Flintstones (1994)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Flintstones (1994)

The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred's, whose answers aren't very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little does he know that he's being manipulated by his boss to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:boss,  home,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  game,  best friend,  basketball,  kiss

Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:job,  homesick,  bunk bed,  loss of virginity,  employer employee relationship,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  mirror,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss

Click (2006) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Click (2006)

Michael Newman (Sandler) is a hard working family man, who must please his boss (Hasselhoff), in order to get promoted. Problem is he gets less time with his family, and wishes for a remote in which he can control his life. This soon comes true for Newman, when he meets Morty (Walken), a crazy sales clerk, who has the ultimate remote. A remote in which he can do anything, including muting, skipping and dubbing his life. He finds this to be the opportunity in which he can not only skip every argument, but also skip to his promotion. He sees this as a good idea, until the remote goes horribly wrong. This is why Click (2006) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office,  bicycle
Characters:friend
Story:boss,  job promotion,  wish fulfillment,  what if,  career,  employer employee relationship,  mirror,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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Working Girl (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Working Girl (1988)

Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss. (Read More)

Locations:office
Period:1980s
Story:boss,  career,  hairy chest,  employer employee relationship,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  bare chested male,  f rated

Home Alone 3 (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Family

Home Alone 3 (1997)

Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:office,  bicycle
Story:home,  toy,  trampoline,  child's point of view,  boss,  lifting someone into the air,  basketball,  neighbor,  underwear,  mother son relationship,  police

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:classmate,  hairy chest,  best friend,  manhattan new york city,  mirror,  underwear,  coming of age,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  kiss,  police

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Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Story:male underwear,  hairy chest,  limousine,  underwear,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss,  sex,  police

Friends With Kids (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Friends With Kids (2011)

Julie and Jason have been best friends for years with no romantic interest in each other. He sleeps with someone new every few days, and she's looking for Mr. Right. Now in their thirties, they notice that their friends seem to lose all their good qualities when they have children - child rearing and the spark of Eros don't seem to co-exist. So, they decide to have a child together, share in child rearing, but pursue their own romantic lives. Things go well until he meets Mary Jane and she meets Kurt. Both seem like perfect mates. What could go wrong? This is why Friends With Kids (2011) is one of the best movies like Big (1988). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:thirty something,  game,  best friend,  child,  title directed by female,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  f rated,  kiss

American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

American Beauty (1999)

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing. He is a husband to real estate agent Carolyn Burnham and father to high school student Janie Burnham. Although Lester and Carolyn once loved each other, they now merely tolerate each other. Typical wallflower Janie too hates both her parents, the three who suffer individually in silence in their home life. Janie tries to steer clear of both her parents. Carolyn, relatively new to the real estate business, wants to create the persona of success to further her career, she aspiring to the professional life of Buddy Kane, the king of the real estate business in their neighborhood. Lester merely walks mindlessly through life, including at his job in advertising. His company is downsizing, and he, like all the other employees, has to justify his position to the newly hired efficiency expert to keep his job. Things change for Lester when he falls in love at first sight with Janie's more experienced classmate, Angela Hays. Both Janie and Angela can see Lester's sexual infatuation with Angela, who courts such attention from any man as a sign that she is model material, she having once appeared in Seventeen and it a career to which she aspires. Lester's infatuation with Angela gives him a reenergized view on life, where he openly doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks about what he does, anyone except Angela. This infatuation coincides with the Fittses moving in next door: homophobic disciplinarian US Marine Colonel Frank Fitts who rules the house with a military fist (that fist being both figurative and literal), his semi-comatose wife Barbara Fitts, and their bright and quietly subversive eighteen year old son Ricky Fitts, who openly abides by his father's rules while behind the scenes lives by his own quite different perspective. Much like Lester's infatuation, Ricky immediately becomes infatuated with Janie, he who considers girls like Angela as ordinary. The entry of Angela and the Fittses into the Burnhams' lives ultimately leads to each of the players confronting what is truly in his or her heart. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:job,  age difference,  career,  classmate,  home,  blockbuster,  gunshot,  best friend,  basketball,  neighbor,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  f rated,  kiss

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The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:hope,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Story:piano player,  hairy chest,  gunshot,  piano,  mirror,  underwear,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

The Reader (2008) is one of the best movies like Big (1988)
Drama, Romance

The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:friend
Period:1980s
Story:job promotion,  age difference,  classmate,  home,  loss of virginity,  mirror,  underwear,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  kiss

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:job,  blockbuster,  game,  best friend,  child,  basketball,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  mirror,  underwear,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  f rated,  kiss,  sex

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