Marisa Ventura is a single mother who works as a maid in a fancy hotel in New York City. By a twist of fate, a Senatorial candidate falls for her, thinking she is a rich guest at the hotel. When Marisa’s true identity is revealed, they realize they must overcome a lot of challenges to be together.
“Maid in Manhattan” is a modern take on “Romeo and Juliet” (without its tragic ending). It has an engrossing love story and a cool Norah Jones soundtrack. Additionally, Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes have great performances, they are both charming and sweet. If you like improbable or unique love stories, here is the list of movies similar to ‘Maid in Manhattan’ that are our recommendations. You can also watch several of these movies like Maid in Manhattan on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
14. 27 Dresses (2008)
“27 Dresses” is a fun romantic comedy that follows Jane, a young woman who has served as a bridesmaid 27 times. However, suddenly she finds out that her sister is engaged to the man she’s secretly in love with. Katherine Heigl manages to put in good acting to portray her jealousy towards her sister. Also, she makes the viewers connect with her, which is very important in a movie like this. Additionally, Judy Greer is brilliant, and she owns all her scenes. The cast has an amazing chemistry which gives a unique charm and sense of humor to the whole movie.
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13. Romeo and Juliet (2013)
Even though this isn’t the original “Romeo and Juliet”, this remake will still steal your attention and surprise you. Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld play the young couple who has to override the rules to be together. They are competent, such as the rest of the cast. The cinematography, the layout, the scenery, the dresses, the dialog and the dialect are well executed. Even if you already read the play or have seen one of the older films, this is still worth your time.