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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, neo screwball comedy
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, writers, truck ...
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 romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, disorder, dishonesty and love triangle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Paperback Hero: Breakin' All the Rules (2004), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), The Very Thought of You (1998), The Story of My Life (2004), The Best Man (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, friendship, breakup, love and romance, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, dog, model, veterinarian, romance, radio, comedy of errors, love and romance, disorder, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, best friends, couples, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, comedy of errors, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: relationship vs career, introspection, love triangle, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, fall in love, couples, writer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.0
 4K
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, best friend, love, party, fall in love, love triangle, romance, couples, cons and scams, writers, writer's life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 836
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: witty, humorous, clever, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friends, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, roommate, unfulfilled love, couple relations, human nature, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, wooing ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, couples, friends, singleness, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, friendship, urban, comedy of errors, city life, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: polio, crutch, library, romance, crimes, writer's life, farce, bittersweet, heist, fall in love, down on your luck, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 968
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: witty, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, opposites attract, showbiz, bus, love and romance, dishonesty, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, social differences, tour guide, actress, aspiring writer ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, business partner, deception, society, pretending to be gay, romance, misunderstanding, women, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 966
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: feel good, realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, filmmaking, hidden identity, couples, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, frame up, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: looking for love, fall in love, writer's life, win over, dishonesty, romance, hidden identity, disorder, false identity, internet dating, wooing, cyberspace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, self discovery, comedy of errors, older woman younger man relationship, funeral, friendship, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, battle of the sexes, romance, dishonesty, best friends, womanizer, love and romance, bittersweet, friends, couples, looking for sex, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Love's Brother (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in rural Australia and Tuscany in the 1950's, this is the story of two brothers and the bride who - as fate would have it - arrives from Italy betrothed to one yet falls madly in love with the other.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, romance, hidden identity, couples, family relations, mistaken identity, brother brother relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, love and romance, switching roles, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 78
So Woman! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Clemence is a brilliant young lawyer who has just settled herself in a comfortable chair. She does not want to be involved in love.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Plot: love and romance, family relations, romance, friends, friendship, fall in love, lifestyle, best friends, parents and children, dishonesty, singleness, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, losing-it hero, love affair, looking for love, mistaken identity, love triangle, wooing, true love, couples, disorder, fall in love, win over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.1
 948
Lovemakers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hungary, USA, UK, Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Small time Hungarian matchmakers get the job to make a Hollywood star fall in love with a Russian businessman's spoiled brat sister. They get one million dollars if they succeed, but if they fail, they will have to pay with their lives.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, disorder, comedy of errors, silly humor, cons and scams, dishonesty, mistaken identity, couples, rivalry, friendship, high maintenance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 2K
My Girl (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jeab hears that his childhood sweetheart Noi-Naa is to be married, so he makes the trip back home to his provincial village. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood in 1980s Thailand. He remembers always being late to school, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, homecoming, friendship, introspection, romance, village life, love triangle, best friends, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, grownups, soccer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 705
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: humorous, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love triangle, couple relations, couples, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, love, morality, stabbing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mistaken identity, love and romance, love affair, friendship, disorder, pen pal, letter, christmas, friends, romance, best friends, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, play within film, hopes, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 139
A NY Thing (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Masquerading as another man, Antoine flies to New York for a three-day stay and promptly falls in love with Alice, who's dating someone else. When that doesn't work out for him, Antoine turns to the city itself for inspiration.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, wooing, unfulfilled love, obsession, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, hidden identity, bittersweet, male female relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, comedy of errors, romance, dishonesty, hidden identity, love and romance, womanizer, buddies, lifestyle, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: office, rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, fish out of water, comedy of errors, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Romantic Debtors (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A policeman in debt is constantly called by a woman working to collect his debt. When they meet by accident they attracted to each other, and does not realize they already have a hostile phone-relationship.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couples, unlikely couple, dishonesty, disorder, debt, hidden identity, debt collector, fall in love, opposites attract, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Are all relationships based on lies? Jake Bianski runs a fish market in north Boston, surrounded by Italians. For years, he's carried a torch for Isabella, an ex-girlfriend now married with three children and no interest in Jake. Yet, he tells ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, starting over, hidden identity, love affair, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, urban, romance, store, jogging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, wooing, nothing goes right, hidden identity, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 2K
Train Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Densha Otoko (translated as Train Man) is a Japanese movie based on the purportedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervened when a drunk man was harassing a woman on a train. The otaku ultimately started dating with her and ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, disorder, socially awkward, bravery, isolation, loneliness, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 22K
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: lie, small town, romance, couple relations, opposites attract, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, cons and scams, social relations, hidden identity, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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