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The Invention of Lying (2009)
 6.4
 106K
The Invention of Lying (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, clever, absurd, philosophical, satirical, light, ironic, not serious ...
Plot: misfit, love and romance, society, dishonesty, love triangle, farce, disorder, honesty, alternate reality, pretense, truth, wooing, inventions and discoveries, happiness, invention, luck, alone in the world, fictional reality, loser, honest, creativity, sarcasm, life philosophy, rags to riches, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to The Invention of Lying

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, romantic and light films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, culture clash, destiny and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Invention of Lying: What Women Want (2000), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Bedazzled (2000), Groundhog Day (1993), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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What Women Want (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, cynical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, workplace romance, love and romance, supernatural ability, women, battle of the sexes, telepathy, manipulations, fall in love, misogyny, advertising executive, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: clever, offbeat, talky, surreal, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, literature, writer's life, novelist, human nature, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 90K
Bedazzled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Elliot Richardson, suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, sexy, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wish come true, devil, nothing goes right, destiny, fish out of water, femme fatale, pact with the devil, unfulfilled love, curses spells and rituals, romance, chaos, basketball ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 535K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, wooing, love and romance, existentialism, nothing goes right, road not taken, redemption, deja vu, idealism, romance, time travel ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, funny, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, romance, true love, love and romance, ghost, introspection, love, wedding, supernatural, lovers reunited, sexism, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 66K
Ghost Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dentist, Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, lecture, romance, supernatural, dentist, doctor, back from the dead, supernatural ability, urban, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After his fiancée, Kate, dies in an accident on their wedding day, veterinarian Henry grows depressed. To help him move on, his sister has him visit psychic Ashley and gives her Kate's diary. Ashley uses the journal's details to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural romance, ghost, psychic, love triangle, romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, impossible love, opposites attract, looking for love, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 49K
Arthur (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman, his family doesn't like.
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, nanny, man child, billionaire, overbearing mother, fall in love, disorder, family disapproval, overbearing parent, society, mentor, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.2
 147K
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true, true love, child as adult, best friends in love, romance, youth, life turned upside down, fish out of water, friendship, urban, fashion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 74K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, romance, destiny, disorder, supernatural, altering history, portal, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cinderella ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 257K
Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dishonesty, farce, introspection, workaholic, birthday, family problems, family relations, father son relationship, lawyer, fish out of water, parenthood, liar ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: talky, clever, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: great depression, movie star, romance, small town, postmodernism, fish out of water, spectacle, falling in love, unlikely couple, down on your luck, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 67K
Whatever Works (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, dark humor, not serious ...
Plot: age difference, marriage, runaway, older man younger woman relationship, dating, love at first sight, limp, chess, suicide attempt, family relations, homosexual, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 11K
Mr. Destiny (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Larry Burrows is unhappy and feels powerless over his life. He believes his entire life could have turned out differently had he not missed that shot in a baseball game when was a kid. One night he meets this mysterious man, who could change his ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, reflective ...
Plot: fish out of water, suburbs, rich and poor, destiny, road not taken, hopes, misfit, society, unfulfillment, power relations, disorder, cold relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 199K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, family outing, kids
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, pretense, deception, fall in love, farce, marriage, blackmail, plastic surgery, romance, kids and family, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.
Style: humorous, sexy, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: true love, dream girl, stupidity, romance, private detective, dishonesty, wooing, obsession, nothing goes right, hidden identity, farce, obstacle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: movie business, farce, audition, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, showbiz, blindness and impaired vision, artists and showbiz, love and romance, verbal byplay, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Dustin's girlfriend, Alexis, breaks up with him, he employs his best buddy, Tank, to take her out on the worst rebound date imaginable in the hopes that it will send her running back into his arms. But when Tank begins to really fall for ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love triangle, wedding, romance, liar, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, wooing, sex, disorder, plan gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.1
 20K
HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lie, small town, romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, opposites attract, hidden identity, screwball, disorder, cons and scams, social relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After standing in as best man for his longtime friend Carl Petersen, Randy Dupree loses his job, becomes a barfly and attaches himself to the newlywed couple almost permanently -- as their houseguest. But the longer Dupree camps out on their couch, ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: workaholic, friends, love and romance, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder, best friend, wedding, prank, school teacher, drinking, masturbation ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: hollywood, couples, romance, love triangle, showbiz, filmmaking, paparazzi, marriage crisis, desire for fame, dishonesty, infidelity, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 4K
The Baxter (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man with a "doormat" personality tries standing up for himself for a change in this comedy. Mild mannered tax accountant Elliot Sherman (Michael Showalter) is what he calls a "Baxter": the kind of calm, unexciting fellow who ...
Style: humorous, talky, twists and turns, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: office, wedding, love triangle, romance, accountant, looking for love, love and romance, couples, underdog, couple relations, unfulfilled love, event planner ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, cincinnati ohio, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 16K
The Ten (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: brain scan, rubik's cube, radiation sickness, love triangle, multiple storylines, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, love and romance, ventriloquist dummy, couples, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eddie, the 40-year-old confirmed bachelor finally says "I do" to the beautiful and sexy Lila. But during their honeymoon in Mexico, the woman of his dreams turns out to be a total nightmare, and the guy who could never pull the trigger ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: honeymoon, farce, wedding, love triangle, dream girl, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, marriage, stupidity, infidelity, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 59K
Sliding Doors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. ...
Style: clever, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, road not taken, chance, time travel, romance, dishonesty, breakup, destiny, love affair, marketing, double life, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Special Correspondents (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.
Style: funny, satirical, entertaining, humorous, light ...
Plot: reporter, radio broadcast, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy, stereotypes, conspiracy, writers, marriage, journalism, kidnapping ...
Place: new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, actor's life, performer's life, writer's life, desire for fame, showbiz, media, society, lifestyle, joke, comedian, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core – which is why, when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. However, things ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, comedy of errors, firemen, dishonesty, buddies, insurance, hidden identity, romance, couples, disorder, goofy hero, impossible love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews visits gypsy Madame Rosa for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears it irresistible to the opposite sex for four hours. Paul and animal ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: romance, wish come true, fall in love, love and romance, cinderella story, looking for love, love potion, experiment gone awry, misfit, scientist, wooing, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, wooing, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, athlete, ambition, athlete's life, revelation, love story, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%