Movies like Paperback Hero

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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, novelist, friendship, love triangle, comedy of errors, best friends, small town, hidden identity, wilderness, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, friends, writer's life, rise to the top, mistaken identity, ambition, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, female pilot, australian outback, publisher, best friend, truck driver, truck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia

Most similar movies to Paperback Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, love triangle, fall in love, friendship and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Paperback Hero: Strange Planet (1999), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), The Very Thought of You (1998), Three to Tango (1999), The Night We Never Met (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.8
 770
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friends, marriage, roommate, sex, friendship, pregnancy, unlikely couple, introspection, romance, party, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: witty, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, love, mistaken identity, veterinarian, blind date, art, love triangle, romance, model, comedy of errors, hidden identity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, singleness, office, adolescence vs adulthood, midlife crisis, love and romance, urban, couples, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: witty, talky, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, airport, romance, comedy of errors, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, couples, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 17K
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, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: architect, love triangle, gay, romance, comedy of errors, couple relations, mistaken identity, artist, deception, tango, business partner, dance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, comedy of errors, buddies, unlikely couple, romance, urban, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, comedy of errors, buddies, couple relations, friendship, breakup, fall in love, love and romance, couples, battle of the sexes, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Danny Deckchair (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the tale of a cement truck driver named Danny, whose long awaited vacation is cancelled thanks to his scheming girlfriend, Trudy. Danny escapes his grim life in suburban Australia and blasts into the skies in a chair tied with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, romance, traffic jam, love affair, love and romance, suburbs, social relations, starting over, self discovery, celebrity culture, small town life, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, kansas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: library, polio, crutch, love triangle, romance, disability, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, writer's life, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 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, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friend, party, love, wedding, friendship, romance, fall in love, best man, love and romance, couples, friends, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sexual, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, betrayal, love and romance, couples, best friends, love triangle, friends, virginity, virgin, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, romance, comedy of errors, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, college, twentysomething life, love and romance, youth, self discovery, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Love Scenes from Planet Earth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, comedy of errors, urban, singleness, romance, ferrari, baby, love and romance, couples, mistaken identity, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 877
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, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, urban, battle of the sexes, twentysomething life, romance, friendship, nothing goes right, love and romance, couples, friends, best friends, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 36K
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: witty, clever, humorous, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love letter, romance, small town, unfulfilled love, nose, rivalry, student, colleague, inferiority complex, firemen, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dating the Enemy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: body swapping, gender, journalist, strong sexual content, switching roles, romance, couples, disorder, hidden identity, battle of the sexes, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bar, friendship, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, friends, best friends, battle of the sexes, looking for love, social differences, wooing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexy, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: nurse, dentist, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, hidden identity, couple relations, love triangle, cons and scams, fall in love, couples, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, mine, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.4
 911
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, feel good, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, actress, fall in love, comedy of errors, hidden identity, romance, unlikely couple, bus, young lovers, manipulations, opposites attract, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa
⇓ 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 ⇓
37%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, womanizer, battle of the sexes, romance, looking for love, looking for sex, singleness, wooing, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 19K
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 ⇓
35%
 5.9
 845
Among Giants (1998)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a young Romeo. Into the mix comes Gerry, an Australian ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: friends, working class, love triangle, friendship, romance, buddies, human nature, love, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 3K
Splendor (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Veronica is a white-bread beauty searching for a good man in Los Angeles. While slam dancing at a Halloween rave, she meets Abel, a sensitive poet. Then she meets Zed, a supersexy tattooed drummer with incredible biceps. Who will she choose? Does ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: menage a trois, love triangle, romance, pregnancy, fall in love, gays and lesbians, couple relations, sexual relations, twentysomething life, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 199
Sweet Talker (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When scam artist Harry Reynolds gets out of jail, he makes his way to the depressed coastal village of Beachport, where according to local myth, an old Portuguese treasure ship lies buried in the sand. Harry is an old pro at manipulating this ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: treasure hunt, cons and scams, romance, ship, small town, small town life, dishonesty, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 5K
Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: screwball, hidden identity, verbal byplay, romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, gangsters, couple relations, looking for love, love triangle, wooing, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 2K
Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his first date at age 15 ended with the girl making out with another man at a party, aspiring writer Lester Grimm has treated all his girlfriends with jealousy and suspicion. While dating Ramona Ray, paranoia gets the best of him when he ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jealousy, obsession, infidelity, romance, comedy of errors, fall in love, screwball, hidden identity, substitute teacher, unlikely couple, writer's life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, iowa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Best Friend's Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the ski slopes of Courchevel in the Alps when she starts up a relationship with a great-looking sportswear salesman, but at the same time she is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, nightclub, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, resort, best friends, buddies, betrayal, friendship, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, losing-it hero, romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, singleness, true love, wooing, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 626
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, unemployment, couples, love, friendship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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