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I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Romance

I Love You, Man (2009)

Peter Klaven's world revolves around his real estate work and Zooey, his soon-to-be fiancee. After he pops the question, she calls her best friends and they go into wedding planning mode. Peter has no male friends and that poses problems: will he turn out to be a clingy guy, and who will be his best man? Zooey, her friends, and Peter's brother Robbie offer help that results in awkward moments. Then, at an open house Peter's hosting, he meets Sydney, an amiable, low-key guy. They trade business cards, and Peter calls him to meet for drinks. A friendship develops that's great at first but then threatens Peter's engagement and career. Can guys be friends and couples be in love? (Read More)

Themes:wedding, dating, loneliness, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, betrayal, marriage, friendship
Locations:nightclub, restaurant, beach
Characters:homosexuality, musician, friend, homosexual, masturbation
Story:golf cart, golf course, chopsticks the eating utensil, reference to rush the band, bass guitar, sidewalk cafe, ends with a wedding, wedding ring, drinking game, chinese restaurant, venice beach california, marriage engagement, marriage proposal, reference to subway the sandwich shop, reference to timothy dalton, reference to anwar sadat, reference to the hulk, real estate office, male identity, fitness club

Shallow Hal (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Shallow Hal (2001)

Following the advice of his dying father, Hal dates only women who are physically beautiful. One day, however, he runs into self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into recognizing only the inner beauty of women. Hal thereafter meets Rosemary, a largely obese woman whom only he can see as a vision of loveliness. But will their relationship survive when Hal's equally shallow friend undoes the hypnosis? (Read More)

Themes:dating, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:nightclub, restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:arrested development, immaturity, department store, reference to the beatles, machismo, gym, coffee, eating, subjective camera, beer, drink, food, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, kiss

American Wedding (2003)
Comedy, Romance

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 wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drinking, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Characters:friend, homosexual, masturbation
Story:wedding ring, marriage proposal, dog feces, bridesmaid, bride and groom, fiance fiancee relationship, eavesdropping, gym, chicago illinois, eating, montage, band, drink, food, cell phone, telephone call, mother son relationship, father son relationship, sex, kiss

Role Models (2008)
Comedy

Role Models (2008)

Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, betrayal, marriage, friendship
Locations:beach
Story:venice beach california, marriage proposal, urinal, immaturity, engagement ring, male bonding, scene during end credits, microphone, montage, soccer, guitar, marijuana, beer, computer, face slap, food, cell phone, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

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.

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, friendship
Characters:musician, friend, homosexual
Story:reference to the rolling stones, reference to the beatles, embarrassment, microphone, eating, concert, band, f word, guitar, marijuana, running, beer, drink, los angeles california, food, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, kiss

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend, masturbation
Story:golf cart, golf course, marriage proposal, testosterone, bride and groom, reference to james bond, engagement ring, partner, boxer shorts, golf, machismo, champagne, microphone, no opening credits, eating, montage, subjective camera, f word, marijuana, cafe

Step Brothers (2008)
Comedy

Step Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are both about 40 when Brennan's mom and Dale's dad marry. The sons still live with the parents so they must now share a room. Initial antipathy threatens the household's peace and the parents' relationship. Dad lays down the law: both slackers have a week to find a job. Out of the job search and their love of music comes a pact that leads to friendship but more domestic disarray compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. Hovering nearby are Brennan's successful brother and his lonely wife: the brother wants to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to retire and sail the seven seas. Can harmony come from the discord? (Read More)

Themes:wedding, friendship
Characters:friend, masturbation
Story:arrested development, urinal, immaturity, divorcee, thirty something, tuxedo, friendship between men, flatulence, male bonding, machismo, scene during end credits, microphone, eating, band, wine, f word, guitar, marijuana, food, cell phone

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:dating, loneliness, wedding, drinking, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Characters:friend
Story:marriage engagement, marriage proposal, bride and groom, giving a toast, department store, engagement ring, divorcee, golf, best friend, eating, band, subjective camera, f word, drink, food, telephone call, brother brother relationship, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

The School Of Rock (2003) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Family, Music

The School Of Rock (2003)

Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician, friend
Story:bass guitar, band, guitar, embarrassment, scene during end credits, best friend, montage, drink, los angeles california, computer, food, telephone call, title spoken by character

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Characters:musician, friend, masturbation
Story:marriage proposal, urinal, flirting, scene during end credits, microphone, no opening credits, band, wine, marijuana, cafe, condom, drink, los angeles california, computer, face slap, cell phone, telephone call, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

Wedding Crashers (2005)
Comedy, Romance

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Two friends, John (played by Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), crash weddings to pick up women. One day they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken). Instead of short-term flings they end up being invited to the Clearys' island estate, and potentially meet the loves of their lives... This is why Wedding Crashers (2005) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, dating, drinking, marriage, friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:friend, masturbation, homosexual
Story:marriage proposal, drum set, best man, bridesmaid, bride and groom, giving a toast, immaturity, fiance fiancee relationship, thirty something, tuxedo, gay son, buddy, flirting, champagne, microphone, best friend, eating, montage, band, beer

Bridesmaids (2011)
Comedy, Romance

Bridesmaids (2011)

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness, wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:partner, bridesmaid, bride and groom, awkwardness, engagement ring, co worker, embarrassment, flirting, scene during end credits, champagne, microphone, chicago illinois, best friend, no opening credits, eating, cooking, drink, face slap, food, cell phone

The Kids Are All Right (2010) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect same-sex relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay-at-home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni (conceived by Nic) and Laser (by Jules). Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat reluctantly, she does. He is late thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done and, although they don't want Paul infiltrating their lives, want to meet him - especially as Joni and Laser seem to want to maintain some sort of relationship with him. As Paul's relationship with the entire family grows (which includes his hiring Jules to design and construct his backyard), they have an effect on what he wants in life. In turn, he affects their family dynamic as well as each person's relationships outside of it. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, betrayal, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:motorcycle helmet, awkwardness, giving a toast, brushing teeth, architecture, claim in title, coffee, eating, montage, wine, cooking, subjective camera, f word, cafe, drink, los angeles california, computer, face slap, food, cell phone

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

The needy Gigi Haim is a young woman seeking her prince charming somewhere amongst her unsuccessful dates. After dating estate agent Conor Barry, Gigi anxiously expects to receive a phone call from him. However Conor never calls her. Gigi decides to go to the bar where he frequents to see him, but she meets his friend Alex who works there. They become friends and Alex helps Gigi to interpret the subtle signs given out by her dates. (Read More)

Themes:dating, wedding, marriage
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend, homosexual
Story:marriage proposal, bridesmaid, realtor, real estate agent, engagement ring, claim in title, scene during end credits, gym, best friend, beer, cell phone, punctuation in title, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, jealousy, betrayal, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:bromance, sex talk, partner, buddy, male bonding, machismo, best friend, montage, f word, marijuana, running, beer, drink, face slap, cell phone, telephone call, brother brother relationship, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. This is why The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:dating, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Characters:friend
Story:men's clothing store, giving a toast, best friend, montage, f word, beer, drink, computer, cell phone, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss, sex

Don Jon (2013) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Themes:dating, friendship
Locations:nightclub
Characters:friend, masturbation
Story:tissue, sit ups, sex talk, friendship between men, gym, f word, condom, computer, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, kiss, sex, fight

Along Came Polly (2004)
Comedy, Romance

Along Came Polly (2004)

Reuben Feffer thinks he's found the love of his life but on his honeymoon he discovers her cheating on him with a scuba instructor. Reuben travels back home to get his life on track. On a night out with best pal, Sandy Lyle, Reuben discovers an old school friend, Polly Prince. Reuben feels a connection straight away, and tries constantly to get her to like him. But it's not going to be easy for Reuben, especially when he spends his days calculating risks, and when someone unexpected turns up. (Read More)

Themes:dating, wedding, marriage, friendship
Locations:nightclub, restaurant, beach
Characters:friend, homosexual
Story:motor scooter, urinal, embarrassment, flatulence, golf, champagne, microphone, best friend, band, wine, marijuana, cafe, los angeles california, computer, telephone call, photograph, mother son relationship, father son relationship, kiss

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend, masturbation
Story:brushing teeth, partner, golf, flirting, microphone, best friend, eating, band, f word, running, face slap, food, brother brother relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, father son relationship, dog, fight, 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:marriage, wedding, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:nightclub, restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:wedding ring, marriage proposal, department store, card playing, gym, champagne, best friend, eating, wine, cooking, cafe, running, beer, drink, computer, face slap, food, cell phone, telephone call, photograph

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona. This is why Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:dating, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician, friend, homosexual
Story:band, bass guitar, male slaps a male, drum set, insecurity, coffee, montage, cooking, gay kiss, subjective camera, guitar, computer, face slap, cell phone, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fight, kiss

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:marriage proposal, brushing teeth, co worker, eating, cafe, drink, computer, food, telephone call, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, father son relationship, sex

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:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:homosexuality, friend, homosexual, masturbation
Story:real estate agent, buddy, food, cubicle, reference to james bond, realtor, loser, insecurity, alienation, jogging, eavesdropping, flirting, best friend, no opening credits, gay kiss, f word, marijuana, beer, computer, face slap

Ratatouille (2007)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ratatouille (2007)

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:cooking, food, motorcycle helmet, motor scooter, partner, eating, wine, cafe, running, drink, face slap, telephone call, brother brother relationship, title spoken by character, father son relationship, dog, kiss

Starsky & Hutch (2004) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:nightclub, restaurant, beach
Characters:homosexual
Story:golf cart, golf course, partner, male bonding, jogging, golf, eavesdropping, scene during end credits, locker room, coffee, no opening credits, guitar, title spoken by character, dog

27 Dresses (2008)
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? This is why 27 Dresses (2008) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:friend
Story:bridesmaid, ends with a wedding, sit ups, engagement ring, best friend, no opening credits, cell phone, title spoken by character, photograph, dog, kiss

Blue Valentine (2010)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, marriage
Locations:restaurant
Characters:musician
Story:wedding ring, brushing teeth, co worker, eating, montage, f word, cafe, running, beer, drink, face slap, food, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dog, fight, kiss

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, betrayal, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:sidewalk cafe, motor scooter, no opening credits, eating, wine, cooking, soccer, f word, cafe, running, drink, face slap, food, cell phone, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, father son relationship, mother son relationship, dog

Ted (2012) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy

Ted (2012)

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted.

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:nightclub, restaurant
Characters:homosexuality, friend, homosexual
Story:marriage proposal, bromance, reference to james bond, immaturity, flatulence, montage, concert, gay kiss, f word, marijuana, beer, cell phone, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, kiss, fight

Sideways (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sideways (2004)

A week before his friend Jack is to be married, best man Miles and the prospective groom head off to wine country for a week of fun, relaxation and - of course - wine drinking. Miles is the oenophile and does his best to teach Jack a bit about the art of appreciating great wine. All Jack cares about is drinking and carousing, something he accomplishes when he meets the attractive Stephanie at one of the vineyards. Miles is something of a sad sack, a high school English teacher who is a failed writer at heart. He has yet to get over the fact that his wife has divorced him and that she has remarried and he now faces that nerve racking wait for word from a prospective publisher. Miles has an opportunity to start anew when he meets Stephanie's friend Maya but when he let's slip that Jack is about to be married any hope of a relationship seems to be lost. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Characters:friend
Story:wine, golf course, divorcee, buddy, golf, guitar, marijuana, drink, los angeles california, telephone call, mother son relationship

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... This is why Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, marriage, friendship
Characters:friend, masturbation
Story:wedding ring, marriage proposal, buddy, ice cream, gym, locker room, coffee, montage, f word, drink, los angeles california, computer, face slap, cell phone, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, father son relationship, kiss

Eurotrip (2004)
Comedy

Eurotrip (2004)

Ohio high school student Scott Thomas is a good student and nice guy - albeit a little predictable - who is about to graduate and go into pre-med. He is unceremoniously dumped by his whorish girlfriend Fiona on graduation day. Among the people he turns to in his hour of despair is his German pen pal, Mike. Scott and Mike seem to have a special connection. After Mike makes advances to Scott now that he and Fiona are not seeing each other, Scott abruptly sends Mike a message saying he never wants to hear from him again. However, Scott learns shorty thereafter that Mike is actually a beautiful girl named Mieke. By this time, Mieke has blocked his messages. Thinking that Mieke is actually who he was meant to be with, Scott, impulsively for a change, decides to go to Berlin to be with her. Along for the ride is Scott's best friend, the girl crazy Cooper Harris. They manage only to get a flight into London, and thus have to make their way from London to Berlin. Along the way in Paris, they run into their high school friends, twins Jenny and Jamie, who are backpacking through Europe. Scott and Cooper consider them the most mismatched twins ever, Jamie who is a walking encyclopedia, and Jenny a girl who they treat as just one of the guys. As the four try to make their way to Berlin, they run into a few obstacles and few adventures. Scott hopes that all these problems are worth it when he has his much hyped in his mind meeting with Mieke. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:nightclub, restaurant
Characters:musician, friend, homosexual, masturbation
Story:scene during end credits, microphone, montage, band, marijuana, cafe, beer, drink, computer, face slap, cell phone, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, kiss, dog

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:dating, loneliness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend, homosexual
Story:giving a toast, ice cream, best friend, eating, wine, gay kiss, subjective camera, f word, marijuana, cafe, running, condom, drink, face slap, food, telephone call, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother son relationship

The Blues Brothers (1980)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical

The Blues Brothers (1980)

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Story:band, loan, tuxedo, buddy, champagne, chicago illinois, montage, concert, f word, guitar, cafe, running, beer, condom, brother brother relationship, title spoken by character

No Strings Attached (2011)
Comedy, Romance

No Strings Attached (2011)

Occasionally in the 15 years since summer camp, Adam and Emma cross paths. When he discovers that an ex-girlfriend is living with his dad, he gets drunk, calls every woman in his cell phone contact list, and ends up passed out naked in her living room. By this time, she's a medical resident in L.A. and he's a gopher on a "Glee"-like TV series, hoping to be a writer. She guards her emotions (calling her father's funeral "a thing"), so after a quick shag in the moments she has before leaving for the hospital, she asks if he wants a no-strings-attached, sex-only relationship, without romance or complications. A prescription for fun or for disaster? (Read More)

Themes:dating, drunkenness, jealousy
Locations:restaurant
Story:menstruation, sex talk, friendship between men, ice cream, eavesdropping, machismo, scene during end credits, f word, guitar, marijuana, condom, los angeles california, face slap, cell phone, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex, father son relationship, dog

Up In The Air (2009)
Drama, Romance

Up In The Air (2009)

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. This is why Up In The Air (2009) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness, wedding, drunkenness, drinking, marriage
Locations:beach
Story:arrested development, engagement ring, thirty something, gym, champagne, chicago illinois, eating, montage, f word, running, drink, computer, food, cell phone, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, father son relationship, kiss, dog

Yes Man (2008) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Romance

Yes Man (2008)

Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future... Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpected promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that all opportunities shouldn't be taken. (Read More)

Themes:dating, loneliness
Characters:friend
Story:loan, motor scooter, jogging, scene during end credits, best friend, no opening credits, montage, band, guitar, cell phone, telephone call, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Valentine's Day (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Valentine's Day (2010)

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight? (Read More)

Themes:loneliness, wedding, marriage
Locations:restaurant
Characters:homosexual
Story:marriage proposal, motor scooter, engagement ring, best friend, soccer, los angeles california, cell phone, punctuation in title, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son relationship, kiss, dog, sex

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Characters:masturbation
Story:department store, jogging, eavesdropping, machismo, montage, f word, guitar, beer, condom, face slap, cell phone, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, dog, fight

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:dating, drinking, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend, homosexual
Story:motor scooter, embarrassment, machismo, gym, locker room, microphone, best friend, guitar, marijuana, cafe, beer, condom, drink, face slap, cell phone, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, sex, father son relationship

Brokeback Mountain (2005) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Drama, Romance

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. This is why Brokeback Mountain (2005) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:homosexuality, homosexual
Story:friendship between men, eavesdropping, coffee, eating, cooking, gay kiss, marijuana, cafe, drink, face slap, food, telephone call, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, father son relationship, mother son relationship, dog, kiss, fight

The Invention Of Lying (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Invention Of Lying (2009)

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? (Read More)

Themes:dating, wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend, homosexual, masturbation
Story:sidewalk cafe, loser, ice cream, champagne, best friend, montage, cafe, beer, drink, computer, cell phone, telephone call, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss, sex

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Characters:friend, homosexual, masturbation
Story:marriage proposal, malibu california, slang, awkwardness, embarrassment, microphone, eating, running, beer, drink, los angeles california, food, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, father son relationship

The Hangover (2009)
Comedy

The Hangover (2009)

Angelenos Doug Billings and Tracy Garner are about to get married. Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party - Doug, Doug's two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy's brother Alan Garner - hop into Tracy's father's beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students when he's with his pals. Stu, a dentist, is worried about everything, especially what his controlling girlfriend Melissa thinks. Because she disapproves of traditional male bonding rituals, Stu has to lie to her about the stag, he telling her that they are going on a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley. Regardless, he intends on eventually marrying her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. And Alan seems to be unaware of what are considered the social graces of the western world. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst hangover. None remembers what happened in the past twelve or so hours. The suite is in shambles. And certain things are in the suite that shouldn't be, and certain things that should be in the suite are missing. Probably the most important in the latter category is Doug. As Phil, Stu and Alan try to find Doug using only what little pieces of information they have at hand, they go on a journey of discovery of how certain things got into the suite and what happened to the missing items. However they are on a race for time as if they can't find Doug in the next few hours, they are going to have to explain to Tracy why they are not yet back in Los Angeles. And even worse, they may not find Doug at all before the wedding. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, marriage, friendship
Characters:friend, masturbation
Story:ends with a wedding, groomsman, camaraderie, bride and groom, immaturity, insecurity, engagement ring, tuxedo, friendship between men, male bonding, machismo, scene during end credits, wine, f word, drink, los angeles california, photograph

Elf (2003) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
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)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Story:department store, buddy, tickling, coffee, eating, montage, drink, food, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, father son relationship, fight, kiss

Chef (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Chef (2014)

Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy's tech savvy and Martin's enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way. This is why Chef (2014) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009). (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Story:reference to the rolling stones, scene during end credits, no opening credits, cooking, f word, beer, food, title spoken by character, father son relationship

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:wedding ring, marriage proposal, realtor, jogging, chicago illinois, no opening credits, montage, face slap, punctuation in title, father son relationship, mother son relationship, fight, kiss

Before Midnight (2013)
Drama, Romance

Before Midnight (2013)

It has been nine years since we last met Jesse and Celine, the French-American couple who once met on a train in Vienna. They now live in Paris with twin daughters, but have spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of an author colleague of Jesse's. When the vacation is over and Jesse must send his teenage son off to the States, he begins to question his life decisions, and his relationship with Celine is at risk. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, jealousy, marriage, friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:friend
Story:masculinity, giving a toast, boxer shorts, chicago illinois, eating, wine, cooking, soccer, f word, condom, drink, computer, food, cell phone, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss, dog

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like I Love You, Man (2009)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, friendship
Locations:nightclub, restaurant
Story:pier, tuxedo, partner, flatulence, champagne, concert, subjective camera, f word, cell phone, telephone call, title spoken by character, photograph, fight

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, History, Romance, War

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." (Read More)

Themes:loneliness, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:friend
Story:marriage proposal, fiance fiancee relationship, boxer shorts, friendship between men, golf, champagne, best friend, band, beer, drink, title spoken by character, photograph, fight, father son relationship, mother son relationship, dog, kiss, sex

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