Movies like The Answer Man

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The Answer Man (2009)
 6.4
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The Answer Man (2009)
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, clever, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, hopes, human nature, couples, dishonesty, introspection, pretense, single parent, lone wolves, unfulfillment, overbearing, privacy invasion, protective parent, up and down relationship, romance, male female relationship, alcoholic, recluse, single mother, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Answer Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, fall in love, couple relations, family relations and looking for love mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Answer Man: My Fake Fiance (2009), At Middleton (2013), Black Coffee (2014), Pipe Dream (2002), Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Fake Fiance (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: wedding, family relations, true love, dishonesty, make believe, love and romance, fall in love, gambling, money problems, hospital, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
 6.5
 7K
At Middleton (2013)
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, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: college, tour guide, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, self fulfillment, couples, disorder, self discovery, tourist, opposites attract, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.8
 663
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unemployment, couples, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, friendship, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.1
 935
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: realistic, feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, dishonesty, couples, disorder, boss and employee, couple relations, fall in love, hidden identity, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: realistic, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, dishonesty, hopes, fall in love, romance, love and romance, hidden identity, love affair, urban, starting over, fish, polish american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 195
New Low (2010)
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, wooing, couples, fall in love, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, couple relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004)
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: humorous, clever, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: airport, breakup, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, womanizer, battle of the sexes, gender, introspection, lifestyle, family life, looking for love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 10K
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: looking for love, writer's life, fall in love, win over, romance, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder, internet dating, false identity, wooing, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Our Family Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love and romance, parents and children, interracial relations, family life, couples, culture clash, family tradition, interracial marriage, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 1K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, disorder, dishonesty, wooing, hidden identity, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, romance, fall in love, love and romance, graduate student
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Divorce Invitation (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 'Divorce Invitation' centers on Mike Christian, a happily married man who runs into his high school sweetheart Alex, and after all these years, sparks still fly. When Mike is determined Alex is his true soul mate, he realizes he has a huge ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, friends, romance, love and romance, couple relations, lovers reunited, couples, family problems, invitation, divorce, story continued during end credits
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, thirtysomething life, eligible bachelor, self discovery, workplace, couple relations, unfulfilled love, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Boynton Beach Club (2005)
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, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: golden years, unfulfillment, looking for sex, support group, single parent, best friends, dealing with death, twentysomething life, sexual relations, fall in love, singleness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nice Guy Johnny (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiance. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky
Audience: date night
Plot: job interview, beach, tennis player, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, couples, overbearing, lifestyle, womanizer, bikini ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 751
Never Again (2001)
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bar, lifestyle, starting over, gender, friends, thirtysomething life, best friends, hopes, introspection, infidelity, transvestism, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
For Better or For Worse (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wendy is finally settling in to single life after the death of her husband. She runs a successful wedding planning company with the help of her friend Roseanne. Wendy's business and values are challenged when Marco, a charming but irritating ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, family business, romance, singleness, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, disorder, unlikely couple
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Bride for Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Bride-to-be Jessie Patterson calls off her third engagement - during the ceremony! She swears off serious relationships, until she meets and is pursued by Aiden MacTiernan. Aiden, on the other hand, has bet his friends he is marriage material, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, christmas, siblings relations, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, dishonesty, wooing, looking for love, couples, falling in love, christmas season ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 14K
Wedding Daze (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of ...
Style: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, proposal, couples, hopes, love and romance, arrest, eccentric family, romance, jail, wedding, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Swinging with the Finkels (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A suburban couple decide to spice up their lives by swinging with another couple.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, marital separation, sexual relations, friends, partners, suburbs, looking for sex, unfulfillment, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, romance, thirtysomething life, falling in love, valentine's day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 7K
Good Deeds (2012)
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, couples, family business, forbidden love, idealism, siblings relations, rich and poor, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Starting Over (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: support group, starting over, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, hopes, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Just Add Water (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: romance, society, starting over, addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, social relations, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: showbiz, starting over, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, romance, dancer's life, opposites attract, workplace, single parent, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
How to Fall in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach - she happens to be his high school crush as well. Thanks to his coach, he gets a pretty woman he has his sights on for some time, but realizes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, accountant, physical appearance, meaningful kiss, love and romance, romance, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, couple relations, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Holiday Engagement (2011)
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, family relations, snobbism, disorder, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, cons and scams, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, comedy of errors, opposites attract, saleswoman, inheritance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 2K
Love Birds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Love Birds is a hilarious charming romantic comedy that tells the story of a regular Kiwi bloke who finds himself on a quest to find true love – all with the help of a native New Zealand Shelduck. Comedian Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, The ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: self discovery, romance, love and romance, fall in love, rock, looking for love, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: accountant, friendship, romance, friends, family relations, parents and children, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, fall in love, singleness, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 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, clever, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friend, love, wedding, party, fall in love, love triangle, couples, friends, cons and scams, hopes, writer's life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%