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Paperback Hero (1999)
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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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, neo screwball comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, friendship, love triangle, novelist, friends, love and romance, rise to the top, fall in love, best friends, ambition, small town, hidden identity, wilderness, writer's life, mistaken identity, disorder, comedy of errors, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, love, dog, airplane, writers, truck, deception ...
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, dishonesty, love triangle and friendship 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 Best Man (2005), Strange Planet (1999). 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, breakup, love and romance, comedy of errors, friendship, looking for love, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, male female relationship, best selling author ...
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: dog, veterinarian, mistaken identity, model, romance, radio, love and romance, disorder, comedy of errors, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, fall in love, love triangle, best friends, love and romance, couples, infidelity, looking for love, couple relations, comedy of errors, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, minneapolis minnesota, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.9
 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, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love, best friend, love triangle, fall in love, couples, romance, cons and scams, party, writers, friendship, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friends, friendship, pregnancy, roommate, marriage, thirtysomething life, couples, family relations, couple relations, wooing, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: relationship vs career, love triangle, introspection, ambition, rise to the top, couples, couple relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, semi serious, witty, feel good, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, partners, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, gender, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Paperback Romance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 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, realistic, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: polio, library, misfit, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, crimes, writer's life, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, bittersweet, farce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, showbiz, dishonesty, mistaken identity, social differences, comedy of errors, bus, actress, writers, aspiring writer ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 1K
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, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, filmmaking, hidden identity, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, disorder, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cons and scams, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, looking for sex, infidelity, wooing, couples, friends, bittersweet, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
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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, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, self discovery, dark humor, funeral, friendship, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 93
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, humorous, semi serious
Plot: romance, love and romance, friendship, friends, lifestyle, fall in love, family relations, singleness, parents and children, couples, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 12K
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, writer's life, looking for love, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, hidden identity, romance, false identity, wooing, internet dating, cyberspace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sexy, light, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: architect, love triangle, pretending to be gay, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, business partner, deception, society, romance, misunderstanding, women, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: hidden identity, losing-it hero, mistaken identity, love affair, looking for love, love triangle, true love, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, win over, wooing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, comedy of errors, disorder, silly humor, cons and scams, dishonesty, mistaken identity, couples, friendship, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 773
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, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love triangle, couples, couple relations, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, morality, love, stabbing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hannah Has a Ho-Phase (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Leslie gets fed up with her prudish roommate, Hannah, she challenges her to the bet of a lifetime: Hannah must sleep with ten guys while Leslie does the unthinkable and "re-virginizes".
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, buddy, romance, love and romance, friends, best friends, sexual content, sexual relations, love, virgin, bet, bridesmaid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love triangle, fish out of water, romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, disorder, mine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, wooing, unfulfilled love, obsession, bittersweet, hidden identity, male female relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, office, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, fish out of water, workplace, ambition, rise to the top, comedy of errors, workplace situations, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: childhood sweetheart, friendship, love and romance, romance, introspection, homecoming, love triangle, village life, best friends, childhood love, sleeping, studying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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If You Only Knew (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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, hidden identity, dishonesty, love affair, comedy of errors, disorder, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, womanizer, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, unlikely couple, couples, dishonesty, disorder, debt, hidden identity, debt collector, fall in love, opposites attract, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, virgin, relationships, betrayal, romance, love triangle, love and romance, best friends, looking for love, couples, friends, first love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, battle of the sexes, society, best friends, romance, love and romance, couples, religions or cults, friends, fall in love, wooing, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Words, My Lies - My Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: novelist, fall in love, wooing, rising to stardom, overnight success, cons and scams, writer's life, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, manuscript, plagiarism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 967
Caprice (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actor's life, friends, couples, romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, love, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, hidden identity, hopes, starting over, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, sexy woman, first date ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%