Movies like The Answer Man

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The Answer Man
Original name: Arlen Faber
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's warmth starts to melt Arlen's cold heart, he comes to realize what love really means.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, clever, humorous, touching, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, romance, lone wolves, single parent, human nature, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, dishonesty, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, privacy invasion, overbearing, protective parent, up and down relationship, pretense, collection, recluse, book seller, alzheimer's disease, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire
Comedy, Romance
USA
90 min.
 7.5
Little Manhattan
Comedy, Family, Romance
USA
84 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, couple relations, family relations and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Answer Man: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004), Funny About Love (1990), At Middleton (2013), New Low (2010), Going the Distance (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: s after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, airport, romance, womanizer, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, introspection, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Funny About Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Duffy Bergman, a New York cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry -- yet love alone isn't enough to make them happy. Meg decides she wants to have a baby, a goal that initially makes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, restaurant, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, introspection, cartoonist, baby, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   89%
 
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At Middleton
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: college, drugs/alcohol, opposites attract, romance, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   81%
 
 6.7
 194
New Low
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Wendell, a neurotic, aimless twentysomething, struggles to figure out which girl he really belongs with: Joanna, the best girl he's ever known, or Vicky, the worst. His friend, Dave, helps him sort through his thoughts as Wendell discovers not ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, verbal byplay, battle of the sexes, romance, self discovery, looking for love, love affair, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   73%
 
Going the Distance
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Erin and Garrett are very much in love. When Erin moves to San Francisco to finish her journalism degree and Garrett stays behind in New York to work in the music industry, they gamely keep the romance alive with webcams and frequent-flyer miles. ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, sex, phone sex, intern, masturbation, relationships, couple relations, newspaper, marriage, drugs/alcohol, love affair, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
Boynton Beach Club
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A handful of men and women of a certain age pick up the pieces of their lives and look for new love after the loss of their mates in this comedy drama from writer-director Susan Seidelman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: best friends, golden years, romance, single parent, friendship, looking for love, looking for sex, parents and children, sexual relations, singleness, midlife crisis, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   57%
 
 6.1
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Never Again
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, college, introspection, bar, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
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Easy
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, introspection, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, twentysomething life, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
Holiday Engagement
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thirty-something Hillary Burns has spent her life trying to get the approval of her parents, most specifically her judgmental mother, Meredith Burns, thus far without success. Part of that approval for Hillary is to marry the right man. That's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cons and scams, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, family relations, hidden identity, unlikely couple, fall in love, parents and children, family gatherings, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, fall in love, relationships, actor's life, brothers, gay, magic realism, love, human nature, hollywood, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
 5.5
 4K
Ceremony
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sam Davis convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker. However, it soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with his ex, ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, unfulfilled love, romance, wooing, beach, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, party, buddies, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 5.5
 7K
Good Deeds
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, rich and poor, romance, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, idealism, couple relations, forbidden love, siblings relations, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
Crossing Delancey
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, jewish, looking for love, matchmaking, judaism, relationships, parents and children, loneliness, love story, singleness, urban, writers ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
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The Groomsmen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A groom (Ed Burns) and his four attendants wrestle with issues related to friendship and maturity a week before the big day.
Style: sincere, semi serious, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, buddies, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
And Then Came Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Successful New York journalist and single mom Julie Davidson's (Vanessa Williams) six-year old son Jake (Jeremy Gumbs) is acting up, so she finds his sperm-donor father Paul Cooper (Kevin Daniels), who's a struggling actor and law-school ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unlikely couple, romance, writer's life, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, mischievous children, uncover truth, innocence lost, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
Irreconcilable Differences
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: legal action, self discovery, parents and children, romance, hollywood, eccentric family, ambition, legal, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, egypt, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
Flirting with Forty
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, surfing, fall in love, love and romance, couples, starting over, couple relations, love affair, thirtysomething life, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
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Must Love Dogs
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, divorce, dog, single father, looking for love, love story, relationships, love and romance, happy ending, lawyer, couples, internet dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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An Unmarried Woman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, self discovery, romance, midlife crisis, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
 6.4
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Anything Else
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, mentor, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, relationships, paranoia, urban, battle of the sexes, writers, sarcasm, dialogue driven, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 5.7
 74K
New Year's Eve
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, multiple storylines, couple relations, love affair, urban, hospital, wooing, catastrophe, happy ending, love story, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
 6.3
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Cyrus
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: romance, drinking, loneliness, couple relations, divorce, parents and children, male nudity, depression, love and romance, relationships, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 6.9
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Serendipity
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. ...
Style: touching, romantic, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: destiny, romance, shopping, wedding, best friends, love story, happy ending, true love, urban, serendipity, relationships, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
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Expired
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, young lovers, opposites attract, human nature, couple relations, singleness, unfulfilled love, thirtysomething life, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
Everybody Wants to Be Italian
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, romance, starting over, dishonesty, urban, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, disorder, italian american, polish american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
Falling for Grace
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Grace is a Chinese American who longs to be a part of New York's high society. At a socialite event, she is mistaken for a Hong Kong heiress and meets her Prince Charming. Nothing is as it seems absorbing drama. What will happen to this ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, interracial relations, romance, urban, love and romance, society, social differences, fall in love, city life, dishonesty, hopes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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5 to 7
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young writer begins an affair with an older woman from France whose open marriage to a diplomat dictates that they can meet only between the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, couples, writer's life, couple relations, extramarital affair, infidelity, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 6.0
 621
True Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears commitment. Donna has her doubts about Michael's immaturity. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human nature, romance, introspection, bar, self discovery, friendship, couple relations, looking for love, wedding, singleness, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, bronx new york city
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 

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The Night We Never Met
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, feel good, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: buddies, comedy of errors, unlikely couple, romance, urban, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, mistaken identity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
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Chinese Puzzle
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, clever, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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