Movies like Hero 1992

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Hero (1992)
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Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, Bernie takes advantage of the crash, but then someone else claims credit for the rescue.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, biting, satirical, inspirational, dramatic ...
Plot: rescue, reporter, mistaken identity, air disaster, chase, identity, custody battle, danger, dishonesty, vengeance, escapades, heroes, love and romance, media, rivalry, couples, disorder, journalism, couple relations, down on your luck, media satire, drifter, small time, petty criminal, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and clever films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, adaptation, dialogue, culture clash and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Hero: Other People's Money (1991), Straight Talk (1992), Speechless (1994), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), Angie (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Other People's Money (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, materialism, parents and children, workplace romance, fall in love, love and romance, workplace, espionage, family business, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, new york, california
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95%
Straight Talk (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: talk radio, mistaken identity, fish out of water, romance, small town, actor's life, unlikely couple, urban, journalism, looking for love, rich and poor, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
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Speechless (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A romantic comedy. Michael Keaton and Geena Davis are speechwriters for competing political campaigns. Witty and amusing for the political junkies amongst us.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, romance, campaign, media, store, unlikely couple, love, journalism, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, train wreck, pregnancy, romance, forbidden love, couple relations, comedy of errors, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family life, single parent, romance, opposites attract, working class, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
He Said, She Said (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, unlikely couple, urban, couple relations, workplace romance, love and romance, media, couples, workplace, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love letter, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, misunderstanding, ocean or sea, couple relations, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
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Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, friendship, mayor, buddies, neighborhood, elderly, old friends, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Commandments (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seth Warner has reached the end of his rope. Ever since his wife died two years earlier, his world has been in turmoil. He is despondent, his career has fallen apart, even his house has been destroyed. There seems to be nothing left for him to live ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, thunderstorm, down on your luck, religions or cults, redemption, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 8K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, friends, infidelity, black romance, african american, trust, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, desire for fame, romance, rise to the top, innocence lost, rich and poor, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, feel good, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, parents and children, hopes, parent child relationship, love and romance, romance, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
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Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: romance, hopes, love and romance, religions or cults, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, investigation, clergy, supernatural ability, journalism, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 27K
Pushing Tin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, self control, workplace, contests and competitions, infidelity, workplace situations, competition, control room, ambition, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper, journalist, newspaper man, verbal byplay, media satire, marriage proposal, stress, workplace situations, media, workplace, friends ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, romance, best friends, urban, introspection, roommate, fictional tv show, unemployed, cabriolet, yuppie, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Two Family House (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: island, life is a bitch, working class, love and romance, society, couples, americana, human nature, couple relations, down on your luck, pregnancy, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: clever, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, single parent, christmas, parents and children, family conflict, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, transplant, fall in love, veterinarian, love of one's life, hopes, love and romance, couples, golden years, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: small town, preacher, bus, miraculous event, cons and scams, redemption, dishonesty, evangelist, cheating, hopes, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
For Love or Money (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: hotel, concierge, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, couple relations, cons and scams, nothing goes right, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: europe, ireland, usa, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: lawyer, twin brother, estate, switching roles, comedy of errors, rich and poor, sibling relationship, siblings relations, cons and scams, vengeance, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 30K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, nightclub, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, waitress, love affair, social differences, nothing goes right, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Charles McCarter and his wife Helen are about to celebrate their 18th-wedding anniversary when Helen comes home to find her clothes packed up in a U-Haul van parked in the driveway. Charles is divorcing Her. Helen moves in with her grandmother ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, anniversary, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couple relations, couples, starting over, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, vandalism, rejection, writer's life, prostitution, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, parents and children, fall in love, autism, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 74K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, election campaign, rape, cia, senator, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, white house, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Plaza Suite (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, hotel suite, luxury hotel, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Born Yesterday (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. ...
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, lobbyist, romance, unlikely couple, boss and employee, couple relations, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story, fish out of water, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 2K
Best Friends (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: writing, romance, nothing goes right, love affair, love and romance, friendship, unfulfillment, couples, best friends, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%