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Paperback Hero (1999)
 6.5
 2K
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, disorder, love triangle and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Paperback Hero: The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Breakin' All the Rules (2004), The Very Thought of You (1998), The Best Man (2005), The Story of My Life (2004). 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, disorder, comedy of errors, love and romance, 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, witty, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, friendship, love triangle, comedy of errors, looking for love, breakup, battle of the sexes, couple relations, dishonesty, male female relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, best friends, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, looking for love, couples, comedy of errors, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, feel good, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friend, love, wedding, party, love triangle, fall in love, romance, couples, cons and scams, writer's life, friendship, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, relationship vs career, rise to the top, introspection, ambition, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, writer's life, fall in love, romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, realistic, touching, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friends, friendship, pregnancy, sex, marriage, roommate, love triangle, unfulfilled love, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, infidelity, love triangle, disorder, couples, buddies, looking for love, friendship, battle of the sexes, urban, gender, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, mistaken identity, romance, comedy of errors, deception, business partner, society, pretending to be gay, misunderstanding, women, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: win over, looking for love, writer's life, fall in love, dishonesty, disorder, romance, hidden identity, false identity, internet dating, wooing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: witty, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, opposites attract, love and romance, bus, showbiz, social differences, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, dishonesty, tour guide, aspiring writer, actress ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: offbeat, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crutch, polio, library, crimes, fall in love, criminal heroes, down on your luck, cons and scams, romance, writer's life, nothing goes right, heist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, friendship, love and romance, love affair, disorder, pen pal, letter, friends, best friends, journalism, romance, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, mistaken identity, family relations, hidden identity, romance, couples, fiance fiancee relationship, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, switching roles, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rich and poor, mistaken identity, love triangle, office, workplace, ambition, rise to the top, farce, fish out of water, workplace situations, workplace romance, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: hidden identity, losing-it hero, looking for love, love triangle, mistaken identity, love affair, dishonesty, true love, romance, fall in love, win over, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, touching, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, fish out of water, love triangle, romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, play within film, mine, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, self discovery, funeral, friendship, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, love affair, hidden identity, dishonesty, comedy of errors, lifestyle, love and romance, cons and scams, womanizer, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, hopes, love affair, starting over, love and romance, dishonesty, disorder, fall in love, romance, urban, delusion, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
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 ⇓
45%
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, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, looking for love, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, city life, best friends, midlife crisis, youth, office, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, wooing, looking for love, couples, dishonesty, womanizer, cons and scams, sexual relations, romance, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, nose, secret admirer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: feel good, offbeat, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bar, friendship, love affair, romance, fall in love, love and romance, religions or cults, friends, wooing, couples, looking for love, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, betrayal, romance, love and romance, love triangle, friends, looking for love, couples, best friends, virginity, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love Scenes from Planet Earth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, disorder, couples, first sex, looking for love, wild ride, meaningful kiss, mistaken identity, urban, love and romance, fall in love, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 7K
Love Is All (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A romantic comedy told with a set of interwoven Christmas tales about life, love, forgiveness and caring. A heroic vagrant becomes a TV sensation Santa Claws, while a prince takes a menial job at a department store to woo his sweetheart.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, gender, couples, homeless, lifesaver, mistaken identity, gay love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, social relations, hidden identity, cons and scams, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 6K
Lost & Found (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, dog, neighbor, romance, buddies, looking for love, opposites attract, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, unemployment, couples, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, love, friendship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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