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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, clever, funny, absurd, philosophical, satirical, light, ironic, witty ...
Plot: misfit, love and romance, society, dishonesty, love triangle, farce, pretense, disorder, honesty, alternate reality, inventions and discoveries, fictional reality, loser, truth, happiness, invention, luck, alone in the world, success, honest, creativity, sarcasm, wooing, life philosophy, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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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, clever and light films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, destiny, life philosophy and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Invention of Lying: What Women Want (2000), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Bedazzled (2000), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), Groundhog Day (1993). 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, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, workplace romance, love and romance, supernatural ability, women, battle of the sexes, fall in love, manipulations, telepathy, sexism, misogyny, advertising executive ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: offbeat, clever, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, literature, self sacrifice, psychiatrist, paranoia, insanity, publisher, novelist, human nature, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, destiny, devil, nothing goes right, fish out of water, femme fatale, pact with the devil, curses spells and rituals, unfulfilled love, basketball, romance, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, supernatural, introspection, wedding, lovers reunited, sexism, love, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, love and romance, wooing, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, existentialism, time travel, deja vu, idealism, hopes ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, sentimental, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, dentist, doctor, lecture, back from the dead, supernatural, romance, selflessness, character change, widow widower, self involved ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural romance, love triangle, ghost, psychic, romance, impossible love, haunted by the past, looking for love, fall in love, opposites attract, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, touching, feel good, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, romance, disorder, supernatural, destiny, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, altering history, portal ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: wish come true, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, true love, best friends in love, youth, romance, fish out of water, life turned upside down, fashion, friendship, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1987, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, realistic, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, nanny, man child, billionaire, overbearing mother, family disapproval, overbearing parent, fall in love, disorder, society, nail gun, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: feel good, not serious, offbeat, humorous, reflective ...
Plot: fish out of water, destiny, society, rich and poor, cold relationship, power relations, hopes, unfulfillment, top executive, road not taken, misfit, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lie, small town, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, hidden identity, social relations, cons and scams, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: office, love triangle, accountant, wedding, romance, underdog, looking for love, couples, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, journal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: teens, date night
Plot: birthday, workaholic, dishonesty, farce, family values, family problems, introspection, family relations, fish out of water, father son relationship, lawyer, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, fish out of water, couples, real world, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, falling in love, disorder, daydreamer, dull life, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: intellectual, talky, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: age difference, marriage, chess, suicide attempt, runaway, homosexual, limp, dating, love at first sight, older man younger woman relationship, family relations, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, feel good, offbeat, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, road not taken, time travel, breakup, dishonesty, chance, destiny, romance, life changing experience, hopes, train ride, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, feel good, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, insurance, comedy of errors, dishonesty, hidden identity, impossible love, disorder, fall in love, couples, buddies, cons and scams, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: hollywood, couples, filmmaking, paparazzi, romance, showbiz, love triangle, desire for fame, dishonesty, marriage crisis, infidelity, promotion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, clever, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: love triangle, brain scan, radiation sickness, rubik's cube, multiple storylines, couples, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, love and romance, human nature, moral dilemma, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., mexico, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: chick flick, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, pretense, deception, fall in love, marriage, farce, blackmail, plastic surgery, plan gone awry, romance, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, nothing goes right, couple relations, friends, love and romance, masturbation, disorder, best friend, wedding, prank, school teacher, drinking ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, comedy of errors, blind character, disorder, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right, blindness and impaired vision, audition, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, sexual, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, true love, dream girl, private detective, romance, dishonesty, obsession, wooing, nothing goes right, hidden identity, obstacle, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, rhode island, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 9K
Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, workplace intrigue, couple relations, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, africa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love triangle, wedding, romance, liar, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, disorder, wooing, plan gone awry, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: humorous, clever, talky, witty, cynical ...
Plot: performer's life, desire for fame, writer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, society, media, social satire, celebrity, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ 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, looking for love, fall in love, misfit, love and romance, experiment gone awry, love potion, scientist, wooing, love story, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 281K
Click (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: architect, wish come true, regret, redemption, workaholic, dog, remote control, alternate reality, relationship vs career, family relations, nothing goes right, hopes ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1960s, 1990s, 2020s ...
Place: usa, morocco, mcdonald's restaurant, new york yankees, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 116K
Accepted (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, student, college life, overnight success, unconventional method, cons and scams, youth, misfit partners, slacker, graduation, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, harvard university, ohio, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%