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Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Fantasy

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 missing 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)

Themes:writing, homelessness, divorce, adultery, money
Mood:affection
Locations:courtroom, elevator, airport
Characters:lawyer, secretary
Period:1990s
Story:birthday cake, birthday, son's birthday, truth, attorney, birthday wish, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, lie, sprite soda, judicial system, truth taken as a joke, wish comes true, making a wish, wish fulfillment, attorney client privilege, writing on face, contempt of court, court ruling, court case, cake

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Comedy, Drama, Family

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 shipping 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)

Themes:divorce
Mood:affection
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:birthday party, birthday cake, birthday, court ruling, son's birthday, child's birthday party, birthday gift, parenthood, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, obscene finger gesture, ex husband ex wife relationship, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, family relationships

Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Mood:affection
Story:birthday cake, birthday party, parenthood, blockbuster, balloon, little boy, dysfunctional family, birthday, lie, father son relationship, family relationships, kiss

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Comedy, Crime, Romance

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the Massey pre-nup) named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he's looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles' considerable skills, she ends up with nothing. Not to be outdone, Marylin schemes to get even and as part of her plan, quickly marries oil tycoon Howard Doyle. Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley, unwittingly dig themselves in deeper and deeper as they go head-to-head with Marylin. Underhanded tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marylin and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, homelessness, adultery
Locations:courtroom, elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:attorney, prenuptial agreement, woman with glasses, court, trial, lie, airplane, face slap, kiss

My Cousin Vinny (1992) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Crime

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Bill Gambini and Stanley Rothenstein are two friends from New York University who just received scholarships to UCLA. They decide to drive through the South. Once they arrive in Alabama, they stop at a local convenience store to pick up a few snacks. But, no sooner than they leave the store, they are arrested. They had thought that they were arrested for shoplifting, but they were arrested for murder and robbery. Worse, they are facing execution for this crime. Bill and Stan do not have enough money for a lawyer, so the good news is that Bill has a lawyer in his family, his cousin, Vincent Laguardia Gambini. The bad news is that Vinny is an inexperienced lawyer who has not been at a trial. So, Vinny has to defend his clients and battle an uncompromising judge, some tough locals, and even his fiancee, Mona Lisa Vito, who just does not know when to shut up, to prove his clients' innocence. But he will soon realize that he is going to need help. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:judicial system, contempt of court, attorney, trial, judiciary, judicial, law, court, pantyhose

The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world1s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? This is why The Smurfs 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

Story:birthday cake, birthday present, birthday party, reference to tiffany's, mercedes benz, female stockinged feet, spell, balloon, pantyhose, birthday

Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:adultery
Story:birthday cake, adulterous wife, alarm clock, obscene finger gesture, reunion, california, cleavage, birthday, lie, father son relationship, family relationships, police

Fucking Amal (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (1998)

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

Locations:elevator
Story:birthday party, birthday cake, birthday present, birthday, obscene finger gesture, face slap, family relationships, two word title, kiss

Spread (2009) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Spread (2009)

In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover? (Read More)

Themes:homelessness, adultery
Locations:airport
Story:parking ticket, dishonesty, mercedes benz, adulterous wife, attorney, marriage proposal, cleavage, face slap

Relatos Salvajes (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Relatos Salvajes (2014)

The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in which a pregnant woman gets killed. He wakes his parents up and his father calls the lawyer. The parents propose to pay the groundkeeper to take the blame for the boy. Soon the father discovers that he is a victim of extortion of his lawyer and the public prosecutor in charge of the investigation. What will be his decision? (6) "Until Death Do Us Apart": During the wedding party, the bride discovers that her newlywed husband has been cheating on her with one of the guests, and she decides to pay him back. (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Locations:airport
Characters:lawyer
Story:birthday cake, singing happy birthday, birthday party, impound yard, parking ticket, cake, birthday, airplane, father son relationship, kiss, police

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:adultery
Characters:lawyer
Story:child's birthday party, birthday party, honesty, divorcee, balloon, marriage proposal, little boy, cleavage, lie, chase, father son relationship, kiss

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Comedy, Family

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

For 12 year old Alexander Cooper, everyday is a bad day. And his family thinks he's being silly because they never have a bad day. On the day before his 12th birthday party, he learns that another boy is having a party of his own and everyone is going to it. And another kid punks him online. So at midnight of his birthday, he wishes that his whole family can have a bad day. And things for the whole family go bad, his mom's car is broken so they have to share a car, his sister has a cold and has to go on stage, his older brother, who's hoping to get his driver's license and to bring his girlfriend to the prom, has to deal with his girlfriend's snootiness and fails to get his license, his mom has a crisis at work which could cost her her job, and his dad who has a job interview has to bring his younger brother with him but because his pacifier is broken he can't stop crying. Alex feels responsible. (Read More)

Story:birthday wish, birthday cake, bad day, birthday party, birthday, father son relationship, family relationships

City Slickers (1991) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy

City Slickers (1991)

Mitch is a middle aged big-city radio ads salesman. He and his friends Ed and Phil are having mid-life crisis. They decide the best birthday gift is to go on a two week holiday in the wild west driving cattle from New Mexico to Colorado. There they meet cowboy Curly who not only teaches them how to become real cowboys, but also one or two other things about life in the open air of the west. (Read More)

Themes:adultery
Locations:airport
Period:1990s
Story:birthday gift, birthday party, blockbuster, little boy, birthday, father son relationship

Secretary (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Secretary (2002)

An emotionally fragile woman recently released from a mental hospital for self mutilation goes to school to gain secretarial skills to gain employment. She has an alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother who are clueless as to who she really is which a tormented soul who really wants to find something with which she can find success. She is a great secretary and finds a job with a unique, old fashioned, but off center in charge boss with a somewhat sadistic sexual proclivity. She grows and evolves and so does he. (Read More)

Themes:writing
Mood:affection
Characters:secretary, lawyer
Story:paper, woman slaps a man, marriage proposal, pantyhose, dysfunctional family, cleavage, face slap, father son relationship, kiss

Almost Famous (2000)
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:adultery, money
Locations:elevator
Story:birthday cake, tape recording, adolescence, obscene finger gesture, california, cleavage, birthday, airplane, family relationships, kiss

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? This is why Sunshine Cleaning (2008) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

Themes:adultery, money
Locations:elevator
Story:birthday cake, birthday present, birthday party, cake, dysfunctional family, birthday, lie, family relationships, kiss, police

Toy Story (1995) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story (1995)

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

Period:1990s
Story:child's birthday party, birthday boy, birthday present, birthday party, birthday, bloopers during credits, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, little boy, family relationships, two word title

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:writing, money
Locations:elevator
Characters:secretary
Story:wish fulfillment, truth, honesty, alarm clock, homeless man, birthday, lie, father son relationship, kiss, police

I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Comedy

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

Determined to solve the coincidence of seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times in a day, Albert hires a pair of existentialist detectives, who insist on spying on his everyday life while sharing their views on life and the nature of the universe.

Themes:divorce
Locations:elevator
Story:tape recording, restroom, woman with glasses, balloon, cleavage, face slap, chase, father son relationship

A Little Princess (1995)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Story:birthday cake, birthday present, birthday party, missing father, lifting someone into the air, balloon, reunion, birthday

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along even while driving their parents to distraction as their older sister tries to ignore them. Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura. However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space. Furthermore, the brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game. However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other. This is why Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Story:making a wish, wish fulfillment, wish, insult, reunion, little boy, father son relationship, family relationships

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)
Comedy, Drama

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)

Born Christmas Day 1960, Zac Beaulieu is the fourth of five sons of Gervais and Laurianne Beaulieu. Zac feels somewhat disconnected to his brothers, all of whom are different from each other. They include the bookworm Christian who is the eldest, the dumb jock Antoine who is third, and the youngest Yvan. But Zac has the most contempt for his second eldest brother, the shiftless druggie Raymond. To his devout Catholic mother, Zac is her miracle son, both for being born the same day as Jesus Christ (a fact which Zac has always hated), and because a Tupperware-selling mystic once told her that he has the power to heal. Laurianne has always coddled Zac, the two who have a special if unspoken bond. But Zac wants more to please his father, who wants more than anything in his sons that they grow up to be man's men and not sissies. As Zac goes through his mid-teens to early twenties, Zac isn't sure if he can live up to the ideals of either his mother or especially his father. A young man with stress-induced asthma, Zac just wants to be what he considers normal, which includes getting rid of his asthma. But more importantly, he wants to get rid of the underlying thoughts that he has and which most going through puberty have, but that for him are becoming more prevalent as he grows older. (Read More)

Story:birthday cake, birthday present, giving the finger, alarm clock, insult, obscene finger gesture, little boy, dysfunctional family, lie, airplane, face slap, father son relationship, family relationships, kiss

Nothing To Lose (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:money
Characters:secretary
Period:1990s
Story:insult, california, dysfunctional family, face slap, chase, father son relationship, family relationships

Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:divorce, adultery, money
Characters:secretary, lawyer
Story:parking ticket, divorcee, cake, suitcase, father son relationship, family relationships, kiss

Friends With Kids (2011) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Friends With Kids (2011)

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

Themes:divorce
Locations:elevator
Story:birthday cake, birthday present, little boy, birthday, father son relationship, kiss

Click (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Click (2006)

Michael Newman (Sandler) is a hard working family man, who must please his boss (Hasselhoff), in order to get promoted. Problem is he gets less time with his family, and wishes for a remote in which he can control his life. This soon comes true for Newman, when he meets Morty (Walken), a crazy sales clerk, who has the ultimate remote. A remote in which he can do anything, including muting, skipping and dubbing his life. He finds this to be the opportunity in which he can not only skip every argument, but also skip to his promotion. He sees this as a good idea, until the remote goes horribly wrong. This is why Click (2006) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

Characters:secretary
Period:1990s
Story:wish fulfillment, baseball ball, baseball glove, workaholic, second chance, divorcee, obscene finger gesture, reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, dysfunctional family, cleavage, face slap, father son relationship, family relationships, kiss

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:money
Story:birthday cake, trail, cake, obscene finger gesture, court, suitcase, birthday, lie, face slap, chase, father son relationship, police, kiss

Jerry Maguire (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a successful sports agent. The biggest clients, the respect, a beautiful fiancee, he has it all. Until one night he questions his purpose. His place in the world, and finally comes to terms with what's wrong with his career and life. Recording all his thoughts in a mission statement Jerry feels he has a new lease on life. Unfortunately his opinions aren't met with enthusiasm from his superiors and after dishonorably being stripped of his high earning clients and elite status within the agency Jerry steps out into the sports business armed with only one volatile client (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and the only person with belief in his abilities (Renee Zellweger) with the impossible task of rebuilding what he once had. Along the way he faces the harsh truths which he'd ignored in the past and a host of hardships that he'd never faced before. (Read More)

Themes:money
Mood:affection
Locations:elevator
Characters:secretary
Story:giving the finger, honesty, divorcee, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, marriage proposal, two word title, kiss

Delivery Man (2013) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Drama

Delivery Man (2013)

David Wozniak is a man who is irresponsible and unreliable which doesn't exactly endear him to his family and his girlfriend. And when she tells him that she's pregnant, she tells him, she plans to do it on her own because she can't count on him. One day a lawyer shows up and talks to him about the fact that twenty years ago he was a sperm donor for about a year and his sperm was used to father over 500 children. And now over 100 of them want to know who he is but because he signed a confidentiality agreement, they can't be told who he is. So they are going to court to try to get the confidentiality set aside. His lawyer tells him that they can win this. But when the lawyer who saw him gives him info on the ones who want to see him, he takes a peek at one and decides to go see him and not tell him he's the father. He then goes out and checks out some of his other children and doesn't tell them who he is and connects with them. His lawyer tells him it could jeopardize their case, especially since he can get a big settlement which he can use to pay back some people he borrowed from who "tell" him to pay or else. (Read More)

Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:court case, parking ticket, attorney, court, marriage proposal, face slap, father son relationship, family relationships, two word title

Sixteen Candles (1984)
Comedy, Romance

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood. (Read More)

Story:birthday cake, restroom, lifting someone into the air, dysfunctional family, birthday, family relationships, two word title

Big Daddy (1999)
Comedy, Drama

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 comes 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. This is why Big Daddy (1999) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

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

The First Wives Club (1996)
Comedy

The First Wives Club (1996)

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three wives have been dumped for newer, curvier models. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts - in the wallet! Sit back and watch the sparks fly as The Wives get mad, get even and get it all. Justice has seldom been so sweet. Or so much fun. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, adultery
Period:1990s
Story:reference to tina turner, implied sex, divorcee, woman with glasses, reunion

What Happens In Vegas (2008) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Romance

What Happens In Vegas (2008)

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

Themes:money, divorce
Locations:courtroom, elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:court, birthday party, workaholic, engagement, marriage proposal, father son relationship

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become a verb synonymous with screw-ups, and she's found a chance to redeem herself. She has been assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursues by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Danielle. (Read More)

Themes:money
Story:birthday party, tight dress, bloopers during credits, insult, suitcase, lie, chase, police

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.

Themes:divorce, adultery, money
Locations:courtroom, elevator
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:pen, second chance, attorney, obscene finger gesture, court, marriage proposal, lie, airplane, father son relationship, kiss

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

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 lifestyle 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. This is why I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:courtroom, elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:birthday party, law, ex husband ex wife relationship, suitcase, birthday, lie, face slap, family relationships, kiss, police

Little Fockers (2010) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Romance

Little Fockers (2010)

It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam, and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam's entire clan--including Pam's lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)--descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying, and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken for good? (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Story:birthday party, law, dysfunctional family, birthday, father son relationship, two word title

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... (Read More)

Themes:divorce, adultery, money
Characters:lawyer
Story:baseball glove, honesty, law, obscene finger gesture, marriage proposal, lie, face slap, chase, father son relationship, family relationships, kiss

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

13 Going On 30 (2004)

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

Story:birthday party, birthday, birthday wish, wish fulfillment, birthday present, wish, kiss

Young Adult (2011)
Comedy, Drama

Young Adult (2011)

Thirty-seven year old Mavis Gary seems incapable of happiness. She has had one failed marriage with no romance in her immediate horizon. She ghosts writes a young adult series of books, which has just been canceled due to low sales. She is in the process of writing the last book, with which she is having a mental block. She lives vicariously through Kendall Strickland, the teenaged female heroine in her books, as like Kendall she believes her high school years were the best years of her life when she was the prom queen. When she receives news that her high school beau, Buddy Slade, and his wife, Beth Slade, have just had their first child, Mavis takes it as a sign that she and Buddy are meant to be together. As such, she devises a false pretense to travel from her Minneapolis home back her her old hometown of Mercury, Minnesota to reclaim Buddy from Beth. As Mavis slyly or not so slyly does whatever she can to hang out with Buddy, even in Beth's company if need be, she also runs into another old high school colleague named Matt Freehauf. She barely remembers Matt until she is reminded that he was the "hate crime" kid i.e. he was beaten almost to death by the school jocks who believed he was gay (which he is not), which has left him among other things needing to walk with a brace. Matt ends up being Mavis' drinking buddy and confidante, Matt, in turn, who tries to be Mavis' voice of reason to get her out of her delusional state about Buddy and get a grip on reclaiming her life as a functioning adult. (Read More)

Themes:writing, divorce
Story:tape recording, female stockinged feet, divorcee, reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, suitcase, pantyhose, little boy, lie, family relationships, two word title, kiss

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

A 43-year-old mother and housewife who's facing divorce is thrust back in time when she attends her high-school reunion. Given the chance to change the course of her life, she finds herself making many of the same choices. This is why Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

Themes:divorce, money
Mood:affection
Story:reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, pantyhose, dysfunctional family, family relationships

Anger Management (2003)
Comedy

Anger Management (2003)

Mild-mannered timid businessman Dave Buznik works for a pet clothing company out of New York City. He's got an abrasive boss named Mr. Frank Head who frequently takes credit for his work and steps on him in return. He's got a loving girlfriend, Linda, whose best friend is her condescending college ex, Andrew. But when a misunderstanding aboard an airplane goes haywire, Dave is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell, who is an unpredictable, psychopathic character. As the relationship between Dave and Buddy becomes more tense, when the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc Dave's life, and Buddy might be the only one who can save him from a problem he recognizes right away in his patient, that could only get worse. (Read More)

Locations:courtroom, airport
Characters:lawyer
Story:airplane, court, restroom, insult, obscene finger gesture, marriage proposal, trial, cleavage

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... (Read More)

Themes:divorce, adultery
Characters:secretary, lawyer
Story:truth, engagement, blockbuster, balloon, marriage proposal, cleavage, birthday, lie, family relationships, kiss

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

After a beautiful princess, Aurora, is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Maleficent. Magnificent casts a spell on the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on the evening of her 16th birthday. Fortunately, one of the good fairies, Merryweather, changes the spell so Aurora will fall asleep, and that the only way to wake her up were the tears from her true love. Finally the day comes. Will she be left to sleep forever? (Read More)

Story:birthday, spell, birthday party, happy ending, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, cake, father son relationship, kiss

The Big Wedding (2013) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Big Wedding (2013)

Don and Ellie were once married and have two children, Lyla and Jared. They adopt a boy from Colombia, Alejandro. Eventually they would divorce, Ellie would move away and Don would hook up with Bebe, Ellie's best friend. When Alejandro is about to get married, he informs Don and Ellie that he never told his natural mother who is so traditional that they got divorced. And she is coming for the wedding so he asks them if they can pretend to still be married. Don and Ellie reluctantly agree to it and Bebe moves out who is also upset that Don doesn't want to commit. Lyla who is married is going through a rough patch in her marriage. And Jared who hasn't had much luck with women finds himself attracted to Alejandro's extremely sensual sister, Nuria. (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Story:woman with glasses, ex husband ex wife relationship, marriage proposal, dysfunctional family, lie, family relationships

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Comedy, Musical, Romance

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Lorelei and Dorothy are just "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris, and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way, even though "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Based on the Broadway musical based on the novel. This is why Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997). (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:courtroom, airport
Story:reference to tiffany's, court, marriage proposal, trial, lie, father son relationship, kiss

8 Femmes (2002)
Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance

8 Femmes (2002)

One morning at an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration at all because their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters? A surprise visit from the victim's chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed. There are eight women and each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and dangerous...one of them is guilty. Which one is it? (Read More)

Themes:adultery, money
Story:law, adulterous wife, ex husband ex wife relationship, dysfunctional family, cleavage, lie, face slap, family relationships, kiss, police

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Tom Popper grew up having very little interaction with his father who was off exploring the world. When he grows up he spends most of time on his work and ignores his children. One day his father sends him an unusual gift: a penguin. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him a penguin. He tries to get rid of it, but accidentally orders five more. When his children and ex-wife show up to celebrate his son's birthday, the kids are taken with the penguins. And Popper finally gets to connect with his kids while his work suffers. (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:son's birthday, mercedes benz, ex husband ex wife relationship, little boy, birthday, father son relationship, family relationships

No Strings Attached (2011) is one of the best movies like Liar Liar (1997)
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:divorce
Period:1990s
Story:birthday cake, singing happy birthday, birthday party, workaholic, engagement, birthday, face slap, father son relationship, family relationships

The Witches (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Themes:money
Locations:elevator
Story:birthday cake, birthday present, spell, lifting someone into the air, cake, little boy, birthday, father son relationship, family relationships, police

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