Movies like Ruby Sparks

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Ruby Sparks (2012)
 7.2
 97K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, psychological, sweet, feel good, witty, philosophical, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, magic realism, writer's block, success, supernatural, family relations, career, love and romance, imaginary character, postmodernism, wish come true, looking for love, therapy, writer's life, couple relations, fictional reality, insanity, hopes, lifestyle, writing, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Ruby Sparks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, romantic and feel good films with plots about life philosophy, romance, relationships, storytelling, love and romance, destiny and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ruby Sparks: Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Midnight in Paris (2011), About Time (2013), In Your Eyes (2014), Lars and the Real Girl (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, death, professor, dying, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery, love, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, witty, stylized, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, french, painter, nostalgia, painting, weirdo, writers, fall in love, midnight ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, mind bending, psychological, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 315K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, true love, changing the past or future, sent to the past, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, young woman, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 30K
In Your Eyes (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other's experiences, creating a bond that apparently can't be broken.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, telepathy, loneliness, magic realism, romance, solitude, happy ending, life philosophy, twists & turns, crimes, crime, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, loneliness, shyness, human relationship, young man, delusion, doll, psychologist, grief, sex doll, social relations, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 557K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: melancholic, futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, philosophy, unlikely relationship, a.i., cyberspace, love, human nature, impossible love, unlikely couple, computers and web ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Simply Irresistible (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: restaurant, love, crab, chef, department store, romance, profanity, couple relations, custody, cinderella story, city life, love and romance ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 85K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, family relations, youth, coming of age, casual sex, first love, relationships, love, family life, family, unhappiness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 33K
Angel-A (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: philosophical, semi serious, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, loneliness, life philosophy, low self esteem, romance, french, fall in love, gangsters, supernatural romance, love story, disorder, suicide attempt ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shortcut to Happiness (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: deal with the devil, wish come true, writer's life, hopes, love and romance, moral dilemma, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, introspection, imaginary, desire for fame, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happy Accidents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre -- specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, contemplative, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, changing the past or future, romance, destiny, mysterious character, love and romance, misfit, fish out of water, couples, loneliness, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
Style: humorous, odd, melancholic, enigmatic, absurd ...
Plot: time travel, loneliness, social misfits, fall in love, escapades, time machine, journalism, loner, adult virgin, newspaper, government agent, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, melancholic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, african american, singer, missing child, lost child, thirtysomething life, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, life philosophy, mental illness, love, male female friendship, family drama, romance, social misfits, mentally unstable, family relations, bipolar disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 9K
Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, fall in love, family relations, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, eccentric family, youth, dysfunctional family, salesman, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, china, new york, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Still Breathing (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, true love, romance, looking for love, opposites attract, lifestyle, hopes, eccentric family, dream, bar, disorder, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, california, san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 31K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: witty, road movie, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, dream girl, choice, life philosophy, on the road, self fulfillment, imaginary, changing the past or future, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 12K
TiMER (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When implanted in a person's wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona O'Leary faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - has yet to have a TiMER implanted. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, romantic, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, looking for love, love and romance, couples, matchmaking, hopes, lifestyle, fall in love, soul mate, loneliness, dating ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 30K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, satire, romance, hopes, love and romance, city life, looking for love, couple relations, self discovery, true love, urban, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, supernatural, couple relations, imaginary, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Holly's Holiday (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A professional in the advertising business, Holly dreams of finding Mr. Right, & getting the "perfect" romance. When she meets someone who ~looks the part, she falls hard & fast. But soon she is reminded that appearances can be ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, sweet
Plot: christmas, true love, impossible love, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wish come true, looking for love, dream, lifestyle, relationships, success ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, encounter, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
 182K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, thief, weirdo, mentally unstable, filmmaking, lookalikes, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, island, love triangle, introspection, fall in love, friendship, relationships, vacation, friends, casual sex, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, platonic, best friend, romance, couple relations, best friends, thirtysomething life, friends, family relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 7K
Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, realistic, touching, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: financial problem, romance, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, writer's life, lifestyle, holiday, couples, fall in love, success, antisocial behavior, artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, musician's life, advertising, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%