Movies like Paperback Hero

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Paperback Hero (1999)
 6.5
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Paperback Hero (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. However, being a 'man's man' in the Australian outlook, to avoid embarrassment, he needs a name, a woman's name - and he chooses that of his best friend, Ruby Vale. He must do some fancy footwork to continue the charade when the glamorous city publisher, Ziggy, arrives in dusty outback Lucktown to sign 'Ruby Vale' to a major book deal. Ruby agrees to help Jack though it's for her own gain as well - the publisher will pay for her coming wedding (with Hamish, Jack's buddy). Accompanied by Jack, Ruby goes to Sydney to meet the media, appear on TV and cocktail parties, etc. Gradually, Jack realizes that he has fallen in love with Ruby, while Ruby is also touched by Jack's novel. However, Hamish arrives in Sydney a few days later and asks both of them to stop all these foolish things
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, friendship, love triangle, novelist, best friends, writer's life, friends, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, rise to the top, small town, wilderness, disorder, hidden identity, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, love, dog, road trip, airplane, truck, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, disorder, love triangle and dishonesty mostly in Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paperback Hero: The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Breakin' All the Rules (2004), Strange Planet (1999), The Night We Never Met (1993), The Very Thought of You (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, dog, love, model, veterinarian, romance, radio, love and romance, comedy of errors, disorder, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, breakup, friendship, looking for love, dishonesty, couple relations, battle of the sexes, male female relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.6
 784
Strange Planet (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alice, Judy and Sally are three Australian roommates who are unlucky in love. Over the course of a year, they endure numerous personal ups and downs. Meanwhile, Ewan, Joel and Neil are friends and coworkers with similar problems, and gradually their ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friends, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, roommate, sex, unfulfillment, singleness, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Night We Never Met (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, city life, singleness, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Very Thought of You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: airport, friendship, romance, comedy of errors, best friends, looking for love, couples, friends, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 3K
The Best Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friend, love, party, wedding, love and romance, romance, contests and competitions, hopes, cons and scams, writer's life, fall in love, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 11K
A Case of You (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young writer Sam has a crush on Birdie, the cute and quirky barista at his local coffee shop. When his conventional attempts to woo her crash and burn, he takes his efforts online, creating an Internet profile embellished with all of the details ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: win over, looking for love, fall in love, writer's life, dishonesty, disorder, hidden identity, romance, internet dating, false identity, wooing, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 18K
Three to Tango (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Oscar and Peter land a career-making opportunity when a Chicago tycoon chooses them to compete for the design of a cultural center. The tycoon mistakenly believes that Oscar is gay and has him spy on his mistress Amy. Oscar goes along with it and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, romance, gay, mistaken identity, dishonesty, couples, disorder, society, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Paperback Romance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his advances, but when Sophie breaks her leg, she has the ...
Style: touching, feel good, offbeat, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: library, crutch, polio, love and romance, criminal heroes, cons and scams, writer's life, crimes, heist, couples, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, office, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, farce, fish out of water, workplace situations, comedy of errors, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 920
Just Write (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, love and romance, manipulations, fall in love, romance, celebrity culture, opposites attract, filmmaking, tour guide, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
If You Only Knew (2000)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a young man who fakes homosexuality to draw the interest of a woman. Instead she tries to help him find a date.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, love affair, hidden identity, comedy of errors, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, womanizer, lifestyle, cons and scams, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Anthea is 25, single, hates her job – and all her friends are leaving Brisbane. Should she follow the herd to Sydney or London? Is there anything worth staying for now that her best friend Michael finally has a girlfriend? This film tells a ...
Style: sexual, touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, hopes, city life, love and romance, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 6K
Good Advice (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: romance, mistaken identity, couples, stock broker, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, journalism, overnight success, impersonating, encounter, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Nice Guys Sleep Alone (1999)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Carter (O'Bryan) wonders if he's ever going to find a woman who wants to be more than "just friends." His conniving best friend Pat and beautiful step-sister Erin (Vanessa Marcil) both know what's causing the problem: ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cons and scams, sexual relations, romance, singleness, love and romance, best friends, looking for sex, infidelity, friends, dishonesty, wooing ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jewish Jack-the-lad David seriously fancies smart, rich Anglo-Saxon Carrie as soon as he first offends her in a Boston bar. They run into each other again and though she still says she finds him appalling he works on it and they are soon together. ...
Style: touching, feel good, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bar, friendship, friends, looking for love, wooing, couples, romance, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, battle of the sexes, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a 25 year old virgin girl, looking for the right boyfriend, not realizing that "the one" has been next to her for many years.
Style: sexy, witty, sexual, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, betrayal, romance, love and romance, friends, love triangle, couples, looking for love, best friends, virginity, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Story of My Life (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Raphael is a ghostwriter who takes a job writing for famous footy player Kevin. To his delight and his girlfriend, Murials horror, Kevins current girlfriend is an old (easily rekindled) flame of Raphaels. A freak accident leaves a close friend dead ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, couple relations, love triangle, ambition, thirtysomething life, writer's life, artists and showbiz, introspection, lifestyle, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.6
 38K
Roxanne (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, situational comedy, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love letter, romance, true love, fall in love, hidden identity, dishonesty, wooing, physical appearance, rivalry, firefighter, nose ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Love Scenes from Planet Earth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, singleness, urban, comedy of errors, romance, couples, looking for love, disorder, first sex, wild ride, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 21K
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, 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 ⇓
39%
The Pallbearer (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring architect Tom Thompson is told by mysterious Ruth Abernathy that his best friend, "Bill," has taken his own life. Except that Tom has never met Bill and neither have his incredulous friends. So when Tom foolishly agrees to give ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, high school, romance, comedy of errors, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, love and romance, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, fall in love, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 675
Black Coffee (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, couples, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, romance, love triangle, friendship, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 928
Sprung (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out that she's been fooled, she becomes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, twentysomething life, romance, betrayal, friends, battle of the sexes, gender, urban, lifestyle, nothing goes right, city life, couples ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Shrink Is In (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: losing-it hero, hidden identity, love and romance, true love, midlife crisis, love triangle, win over, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, love affair, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 942
Pipe Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A lonely plumber poses as a movie director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, frame up, filmmaking, boss and employee, hidden identity, actor's life, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Couch in New York (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, looking for love, misfit, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Christmas in Boston (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gina and Seth have been pen pals for 13 years and now will have the chance to meet. Both used their best friends pictures to send to each other and now will let their friends meet. True love is found in the end for all.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: mistaken identity, disorder, best friends, love affair, romance, love and romance, friendship, friends, journalism, jealousy, gift, photograph ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Business Affair (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of the lovely Kate Swallow and the loves of her life. At the start she is with Alec Bolton, a noted author, who discourages her when she wants to write a novel. Later she is swept off her feet by Alecs publisher, Vanni Corso, and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, love triangle, infidelity, midlife crisis, couples, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, romance, fall in love, lifestyle, feminism, love affair ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 865
Bimboland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A shy French anthropologist who happens to be secretly in love with her college superior, chooses "bimbos" as the subject of her thesis. She becomes one of them in order to do that, and the professor she loves falls for her new identity.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wooing, love and romance, hopes, couples, dishonesty, disorder, cinderella story, misfit, physical appearance, opposites attract, romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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