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Big Daddy (1999)
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Big Daddy (1999)

Sonny Koufax is 32 years old. He's a law school graduate. He's got a nice apartment in Manhattan. There's just one problem. He does nothing, except sit on his butt and live off an investment that was the result of a meager lawsuit he won a year ago. But after his fed up girlfriend leaves him, he com…es up with the ingenious idea to adopt a five year old boy to showcase his newfound maturity. But things don't go as planned, and Sonny finds himself the unlikely foster father that will change his perspective on just looking out for himself. (Read More)

Subgenre:
gross out comedy independent film 
Themes:
adoption 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
homeless man gay kiss father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
law school halloween costume public urination hooters restaurant syracuse university roller blader co written by actor funny accent tollbooth bed wetting reference to frankenstein court case mcdonald's restaurant delivery boy red bra β€¦kangaroo responsibility illiteracy immaturity wetting pants bachelor central park manhattan new york city trick or treating adolescence parenthood cartoon on tv spitting irreverence slacker child's point of view blockbuster law obscene finger gesture gay couple orphan halloween cleavage manhattan new york city vomiting urination  (See All)

Liar Liar (1997)
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Liar Liar (1997)

Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for m…issing his own son's birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn't tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher! (Read More)

Mood:
affection 
Characters:
homeless man father son relationship 
Story:
court case adolescence parenthood blockbuster law obscene finger gesture cleavage 

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Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
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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 respo…nsibilities, 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)

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city cartoon on tv blockbuster halloween cleavage manhattan new york city urination 

Uptown Girls (2003)
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Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child.

Mood:
affection 
Locations:
new york city 
Story:
immaturity central park manhattan new york city cartoon on tv manhattan new york city vomiting 

Parenthood (1989) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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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.

Mood:
affection 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
responsibility parenthood blockbuster vomiting 

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Made Of Honor (2008)
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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)

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
halloween costume central park manhattan new york city obscene finger gesture halloween manhattan new york city vomiting 

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shi…pping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. (Read More)

Mood:
affection 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
parenthood irreverence child's point of view blockbuster obscene finger gesture 

Mysterious Skin (2004)
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Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened… that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
gay kiss father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
halloween costume bed wetting trick or treating child's point of view obscene finger gesture halloween urination 

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Three Men And A Baby (1987) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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Three Men And A Baby (1987)

Three bachelor friends - architect Peter, artist Michael, and actor Jack are sharing an apartment in Manhattan. After Jack goes filming in Turkey his two flatmates find his baby daughter - which Jack doesn't know about - left outside their door. The two are left to look after the baby, and realise h…ow difficult this can be. How would this baby change the life style of these confirmed bachelors? (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
new york city 
Story:
bachelor parenthood blockbuster 

Alfie (2004)
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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 fri…ends 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)

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
red bra central park manhattan new york city obscene finger gesture cleavage manhattan new york city vomiting urination 

Something Borrowed (2011)
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Something Borrowed (2011)

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, who comes from an affluent family, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and… Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and Dex are alone she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him, and after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing and agree that it means nothing. Ethan, Rachel's close friend, tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that if she does nothing. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
law school law manhattan new york city 

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Big (1988)
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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 pers…onality. 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)

Mood:
affection 
Locations:
new york city 
Story:
adolescence child's point of view blockbuster manhattan new york city 

A Perfect World (1993) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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A Perfect World (1993)

After escaping from a Huntsville prison, convict Butch Haynes and his partner Terry Pugh kidnap a young boy, Philip Perry, and flee across Texas. As they travel together, Butch and Philip discover common bonds and suffer the abuses of the outside "Perfect World." In pursuit is Texas Ranger "Red" Gar…nett and criminologist Sally Gerber. (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
halloween costume trick or treating blockbuster halloween cleavage 

Scary Movie (2000)
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Scary Movie (2000)

A group of teenagers including Cindy Campbell and Bobby Prinze, accidentally hit a man when driving, and dispose of the body, but now they are being stalked by a very recognisable masked killer. The victim count increases, whilst Cindy must survive the carnage that has she has seen in so many films …before. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Characters:
homosexual 
Story:
irreverence blockbuster obscene finger gesture cleavage urination 

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About A Boy (2002)
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About A Boy (2002)

Twelve year old Marcus Brewer lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona Brewer. Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. As such, he realizes that he is perceived a…s different than most kids, as even the self-professed weird kids don't want to hang out with him as he is the target of bullying. Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life. He is a solitary man who places himself as the first and only priority in life. He comes across the idea that dating single moms meets his selfish carnal needs. It is in this capacity that Will meets Marcus, as one of Will's single mother conquests, Suzie, is friends with the Brewers. Trying to escape his life but wanting Will to date Fiona, Marcus infiltrates Will's life, much to Will's chagrin. Will slowly begins to realize that Marcus is more than just a nuisance, but rather someone who needs some guidance navigating through the trials of adolescence and the trials of dealing with a suicidal mother, and perhaps he can be a small part of providing that direction. Conversely, Marcus may be able to show Will the path to becoming a real a… (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
mcdonald's restaurant immaturity bachelor adolescence slacker child's point of view 

Jack (1996)
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Jack (1996)

The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance cau…ses him lots of problems, however. (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
halloween costume trick or treating child's point of view halloween 

Click (2006) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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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. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
mcdonald's restaurant responsibility cartoon on tv obscene finger gesture cleavage urination 

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Hair (1979)
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Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is …short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
public urination central park manhattan new york city manhattan new york city vomiting urination 

I Am Sam (2001)
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I Am Sam (2001)

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches… age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need. (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Story:
halloween costume parenthood cartoon on tv obscene finger gesture halloween 

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)
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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 n…ever-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)

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
halloween costume trick or treating child's point of view halloween manhattan new york city urination 

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Terms Of Endearment (1983) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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Terms Of Endearment (1983)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Bree…dlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
bachelor parenthood blockbuster manhattan new york city 

Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
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Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
syracuse university wetting pants blockbuster vomiting 

Idle Hands (1999)
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Idle Hands (1999)

Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick and Pnub, he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its o…wn and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. (Read More)

Story:
halloween costume slacker halloween 

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Thirteen (2003)
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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 sch…ool, 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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
adoption 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
reference to frankenstein adolescence obscene finger gesture 

In America (2002) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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In America (2002)

Following the tragic death of their five-year-old son Frankie, Irish couple Johnny and Sarah Sullivan and their remaining two offspring, 10 year old Christy Sullivan and 5 year old Ariel Sullivan, emigrate illegally to the United States via Canada with little in their pockets. Their final destinatio…n is Manhattan where Johnny hopes to work as a stage actor. They move into a unit in a run town tenement housed primarily with drug addicts, transvestites and one tenant coined "the man who screams". They do whatever they can to eke out a supportive family environment in this difficult situation, the support which ultimately extends to those around them, most specifically "the screamer" who turns out to be an African-American artist named Mateo with AIDS. But the memory of Frankie hangs over the family in good and bad ways, especially as Sarah learns she's pregnant. Christy, who records their life's goings-on with her beloved camcorder, believes that the angel of Frankie has granted her three wishes, which she guards until absolutely needed. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
halloween costume trick or treating child's point of view halloween manhattan new york city 

Annie (1982)
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Annie (1982)

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver… Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Locations:
new york city 
Story:
child's point of view orphan manhattan new york city 

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The Cider House Rules (1999)
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The Cider House Rules (1999)

Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. When Wally and p…regnant Candy visit the orphanage Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him? (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
adoption 
Story:
illiteracy orphan vomiting 

Stuart Little (1999)
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Stuart Little (1999)

In New York City, you would come across a small house, home to a family known as the Littles. You would happen to think of them as the nicest family you'd ever meet. One day, Fredrick and Eleanor, both parents and Littles, ho to and orphanage to find a brother for their son, George. While at it, the…y meet Stuart, a small, but charming mouse, who apparently, is human-civilized. They adopt him, and everyone, even George, loves him. But there is one problem with Stuart's life, Snowbell, the Little family cat, who wants him. But when trouble starts up almost immediately, Stuart must make it back to his home-before snowbell's friends find out about him (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city orphan manhattan new york city 

I Killed My Mother (2009) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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I Killed My Mother (2009)

Teenager Hubert haughtily regards his mother with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters and kitsch decorations. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parent's cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him m…ore and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of adolescence - artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, and ostracism. The turbulent relationship between mother and son unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection. The stunning, semi-autobiographical directing debut of 20-year-old actor Xavier Dolan. (Read More)

Mood:
affection 
Characters:
gay kiss father son relationship 
Story:
adolescence obscene finger gesture 

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Legally Blonde (2001)
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Legally Blonde (2001)

Elle Woods ('Reese Witherspoon' (qv)) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's …just one thing stopping Warner ('Matthew Davis (I)' (qv)) from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street from 'Aaron Spelling' (qv) might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday. (Read More)

Story:
law school law 

Oliver! (1968)
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Oliver! (1968)

Musical adaptation of 'Charles Dickens (I)' (qv)'s classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Story:
child's point of view blockbuster orphan cleavage 

Conviction (2010)
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Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
law school law 

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Swingers (1996) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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Swingers (1996)

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.

Subgenre:
independent film 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
homosexual 
Story:
delivery boy central park manhattan new york city cleavage urination 

Elf (2003)
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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:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city blockbuster orphan manhattan new york city vomiting 

Almost Famous (2000)
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Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
homosexual 
Story:
adolescence obscene finger gesture cleavage vomiting urination 

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Fatal Attraction (1987)
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Fatal Attraction (1987)

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
tollbooth central park manhattan new york city blockbuster law manhattan new york city 

The Wackness (2008) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughte…r. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city obscene finger gesture manhattan new york city vomiting urination 

Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along with a friend, they eventually end up visiting their aunt in the wastelands of Cleveland and then proceed to F…lorida where they lose all their money gambling before unwittingly gaining a fortune. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
new york city 
Story:
funny accent slacker 

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Bad Santa (2003)
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Bad Santa (2003)

Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department st…ores for everything they got. This year, they hit a mall in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. This time around, Willie gets distracted by having sex with large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, this time around Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Not to mention a nosy department store security guard who's onto them and wants his cut of the loot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice? (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
wetting pants irreverence obscene finger gesture cleavage vomiting urination 

August Rush (2007)
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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)

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city child's point of view orphan manhattan new york city 

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lif…estyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Characters:
gay kiss homosexual 
Story:
law gay couple vomiting urination 

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American Wedding (2003)
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American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wed…ding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
law school bachelor obscene finger gesture cleavage 

The Stepford Wives (2004)
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The Stepford Wives (2004)

Joanna Eberhart, a wildly successful president of a TV Network, after a series of shocking events, suffers a nervous breakdown and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, Walter, from Manhattan to the chic, upper-class, and very modern planned community of Stepford, Connecticut. Once there, she ma…kes good friends with the acerbic Bobbie Markowitz, a Jewish writer who's also a recovering alcoholic. Together they find out, much to their growing stupor and-then horror, that all the housewives in town are strangely blissful and, somehow... doomed. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men's Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Why is everything perfect here? Will it be too late for Joanna and Bobbie when they finally find out? (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
cartoon on tv irreverence gay couple 

Babe (1995)
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Babe (1995)

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, inclu…ding Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Mood:
affection 
Story:
blockbuster orphan 

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Hook (1991) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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Hook (1991)

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Pet…er Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
child's point of view blockbuster orphan 

Biutiful (2010)
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Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as …he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Characters:
gay kiss father son relationship homosexual 
Story:
bed wetting gay couple orphan vomiting urination 

Righteous Kill (2008)
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Righteous Kill (2008)

Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especia…lly since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city obscene finger gesture manhattan new york city urination 

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The Believer (2001)
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The Believer (2001)

"The Believer" explores a Jewish student's private journey to understand the meaning of Judaism in his life. Set in New York City, the Plot follows a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. "The Believer" examines themes of religion, family, an…d self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
law obscene finger gesture vomiting urination 

American Splendor (2003) is one of the best movies like Big Daddy (1999)
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American Splendor (2003)

Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with re…ading, writing and listening to jazz. His apartment is filled with thousands of books and LPs, and he regularly scours Cleveland's thrift stores and garage sales for more, savoring the rare joy of a 25-cent find. It is at one of these junk sales that Harvey meets Robert Crumb, a greeting card artist and music enthusiast. When, years later, Crumb finds international success for his underground comics, the idea that comic books can be a valid art form for adults inspires Harvey to write his own brand of comic book. An admirer of naturalist writers like Theodore Dreiser, Harvey makes his American Splendor a truthful, unsentimental record of his working-class life, a warts-and-all self portrait. First published in 1976, the comic earns Harvey cult fame throughout the 1980s and eventually leads him to the sardonic Joyce Barber, a partner in a Delaware comic book store who end ups being Harvey's true soul mate as they experience the bizarre byproducts of Harvey's cult celebrity stature. (Read More)

Themes:
adoption 
Locations:
new york city 
Story:
halloween costume trick or treating halloween vomiting 

Orange County (2002)
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Orange County (2002)

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor s…ends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
cartoon on tv slacker halloween vomiting 

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