Movies like Paperback Hero

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Paperback Hero (1999)
 6.5
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Paperback Hero
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, comedy of errors, best friends, love triangle, small town, hidden identity, friendship, wilderness, fall in love, love and romance, novelist, 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
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Bread and Tulips
Comedy, Romance
Italy, Switzerland
114 min.
 7.4
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Comedy, Romance
UK, USA
92 min.
 7.1
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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, dishonesty, disorder and love triangle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Paperback Hero: The Night We Never Met (1993), Strange Planet (1999), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Just Write (1997), The Very Thought of You (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 99 min.
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Strange Planet
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 ...
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: witty, touching, romantic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
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    User:   72%
 
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Just Write
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa
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    User:   88%
 
The Very Thought of You
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
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Paperback Romance
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 ...
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Soul Man
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
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Plot: looking for love, comedy of errors, urban, singleness, romance, love and romance, couples, mistaken identity, fall in love, disorder, ferrari, baby ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   63%
 
The Secret of My Succe$s
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: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
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System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
Breakin' All the Rules
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   52%
 
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HouseSitter
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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: clever, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, family, screwball, hidden identity, unlikely couple, divorce, couple relations, marriage, cons and scams, dishonesty, happy ending ...
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Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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System:   61%
    User:   70%
 
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them
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: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
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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 ...
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, fashion, farce, fish out of water, singer, rags to riches, actor's life, destiny, period piece, happy ending, screwball ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
 6.1
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Three to Tango
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, semi serious, feel good, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, gay, mistaken identity, architect, comedy of errors, couple relations, love triangle, homosexuality, stereotypes, love, dishonesty, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
The Shrink Is In
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.
Style: semi serious, feel good, 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
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That Funny Feeling
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, wife and husband lead actors
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, romance, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, impossible love, mistaken identity, workplace romance, apartment, bachelor, roommate, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
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    User:   45%
 
The Whoopee Boys
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two New York hustlers (Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez) go to Palm Beach, Fla., and enroll in a charm school to please an heiress.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: buddies, school, romance, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, beach, love and romance, friends, starting over, high society, switching roles, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida
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    User:   36%
 
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Milk Money
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young boys pool their money and pay V, a kindhearted prostitute, to strip for them. Afterward, she drives them home to the suburbs -- but then her car breaks down. It's just as well, though, because a mobster named Waltzer is after her, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
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Time: 90s
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    User:   42%
 
Mad About Mambo
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High school student tries to improve soccer skills by practicing dance and falls for his dance partner.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, opposites attract, romance, school, working class, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, couples, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
The Story of My Life
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, relationship vs career, thirtysomething life, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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This Year's Love
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The big-screen debut from Scottish stage director David Kane, This Year's Love is a comedy about the romantic misadventures of six young people in Camden, North London. The marriage of tattoo artist Danny (Douglas Hanshall) and dressmaker ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, romance, looking for love, love affair, urban, love triangle, thirtysomething life, love and romance, marriage, lust, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
 6.1
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The Best Man
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, writer's life, love, party, wedding, best friend, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
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Mr. Jealousy
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: humorous, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, obsession, fall in love, comedy of errors, relationships, screwball, hidden identity, teacher, unlikely couple, dialogue driven, dialogue, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, iowa, manhattan new york city
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 6.6
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Roxanne
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: romance, small town, love triangle, love, happy ending, unfulfilled love, love story, physical appearance, chase, destiny, fall in love, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman seduces a hotel janitor to gain access to the famous musicians coming into town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rock, couple relations, romance, lovers reunited, fall in love, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, infidelity, love affair, social differences, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 

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