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The Invention of Lying (2009)
 6.3
 144K
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: funny, philosophical, clever, light, humorous, romantic, ridiculous, cynical, satirical, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: atheism, alternate reality, society, rags to riches, love and romance, truth, love triangle, satire, life after death, existentialism, creativity, life philosophy, stupidity, sarcasm, misfit, dishonesty, religion, disorder, pretense, homeless, distopia, fictional reality, loser, inventions and discoveries, genetics ...
Time: 13th century, 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, light and funny films with plots about dialogue, destiny, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Invention of Lying: Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Bruce Almighty (2003), What Women Want (2000), Liar Liar (1997), Click (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: surreal, philosophical, witty, humorous, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: literature, love, paranoia, novelist, publisher, writer's life, existentialism, human nature, love story, philosophy, professor, hearing voices ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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80%
 6.8
 412K
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens ...
Plot: god, religion, divine intervention, wish come true, supernatural power, magic, deal, miraculous event, chosen one, responsibility, selfishness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: romantic, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, love and romance, workplace romance, women, womanizer, fall in love, life philosophy, telepathy, family relations, battle of the sexes, businessman, psychic power ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 316K
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: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: lawyer, father son relationship, liar, lie, court, change of heart, divorce, courtroom, ex husband ex wife relationship, truth, dysfunctional family, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, boston, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: inspirational, humorous, feel good, funny, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: regret, remote control, workaholic, time travel, alternate reality, wish come true, architect, stopped time, sex scene, dysfunctional family, wish fulfillment, redemption ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, new hampshire, los angeles, usa, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 135K
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: feel good, funny, entertaining, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night
Plot: college, teenager, high school, slacker, youth, party, college life, cheerleading, education, coming of age, college student, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, yale university, ohio, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 75K
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: light, feel good, entertaining, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, seeing dead people, fall in love, psychic, alternate reality, doctor, selflessness, haunted by the past, self involved, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 34K
Angel-A (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: philosophical, intellectual, reflective, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love story, angel, life philosophy, gangsters, loneliness, french, low self esteem, disorder, transformation, relationships, redemption, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, argentina, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bewitched (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, witty, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: magic, witch, wizards and magicians, fall in love, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, tv show, supernatural romance, disorder, hidden identity, misfit, actor's life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 368K
Yes Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.
Style: feel good, funny, light, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: life, life changing experience, lifestyle change, philosophy, change of heart, optimism, love and romance, character change, motivational speaker, life philosophy, self esteem, friends ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 644K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: feel good, philosophical, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, family outing
Plot: time loop, existentialism, small town, time travel, time warp, life philosophy, groundhog day, love, redemption, repeated event, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 52K
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: funny, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: inheritance, man child, mentor, life philosophy, happy ending, relationships, domineering mother, twists and turns, fall in love, disorder, overbearing parent, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sentimental, romantic, humorous, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: magic realism, movie star, daydreamer, writers, imagination, love story, real world, couples, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, fish out of water, dull life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 75K
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: philosophical, romantic, feel good, funny, cynical ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, age difference, suicide attempt, family relations, homosexual, lifestyle change, eccentricity, polyamory, love and romance, unlikely couple, character change, social climbing ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: feel good, humorous, witty, light, twist ending ...
Plot: movie business, blindness and impaired vision, justice, dysfunctional family, adultery, one more chance, showbiz, disorder, comedy of errors, blind character, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, romantic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love story, wedding, love triangle, psychic, haunted by the past, impossible love, angel, looking for love, fall in love, girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 69K
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: feel good, romantic, touching, clever, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: infidelity, choice, road not taken, time travel, love, alternate reality, breakup, destiny, parallel universe, love story, twists and turns, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, usa, europe, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 137K
Shallow Hal (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, womanizer, love story, overweight, relationships, honest, adaptation, delusion, power of love, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: feel good, psychological, sweet, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: writer's block, love, magic realism, bittersweet, loneliness, writers, dream, mental illness, destiny, life philosophy, novelist, imaginary character ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 11K
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, entertaining, melancholic, non-linear, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, workplace intrigue, couple relations, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, satire, nude, writers ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: body swapping, destiny, switching bodies, supernatural, couple relations, opposites attract, aging, couples, ghost, wedding, fall in love, magic realism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.
Style: cynical, witty, talky, clever, intense ...
Plot: performance, stand up comedian, live performance, social satire, monologue, atheism, police investigation, talking animals, internet, prejudice, torture, life & death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: light, romantic, feel good, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: love potion, wish come true, love, love and romance, fall in love, love story, experiment gone awry, scientist, misfit, looking for love, happy ending, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: romantic, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, love story, love, love and romance, fall in love, fish out of water, manners, dating, couple relations, time, supernatural romance, women ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2000s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, san francisco, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 5K
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: feel good, humorous, stylized, witty, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: wedding, friendship, love triangle, accountant, looking for love, couples, couple relations, love and romance, event planner, love, office, nerd ...
Place: new york, new orleans, new jersey, san francisco, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais Live IV Science or the way things worked before we invented God. The hilarious fourth live smash hit stand up show from Ricky Gervais, following his complete sell out tour - filmed live at London's Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Style: funny, talky, stylized, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: idealism, life philosophy, culture clash, moral ambiguity, atheism, stand up comedian, live performance, social satire, satire, joke, monologue, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sexy, melancholic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, secrets, love story, starting over, love triangle, self discovery, couples, family relations, death in the family, secret, illegitimate son ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 18K
The Ex (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly ...
Style: humorous, intense, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: workplace, farce, disability, sarcasm, honest, couples, goofy hero, advertising, nothing goes right, uninhibited rivalry, new job, pregnancy ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: romantic, humorous, feel good, light, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: small town, lie, love triangle, love story, breakup, destiny, screwball, farce, architect, divorce, life philosophy, writers ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Made in Heaven (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A romantic, occasionally funny, drama about two souls who consummate their marriage literally in "Heaven". Mike Shea, in his first life dies as a young man performing a heroic rescue. Shortly after arriving in "Heaven" he meets a ...
Style: touching, sexy, spiritual, light, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, destiny, heaven, love, angel, nude, police investigation, childhood, adaptation, justice, sexualized violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%