Movies like The Answer Man

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The Answer Man (2009)
 6.4
 6K
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, pretense, introspection, single parent, lone wolves, privacy invasion, unfulfillment, overbearing, protective parent, up and down relationship, romance, male female relationship, alcoholic, recluse, single mother, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Answer Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, family relations and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Answer Man: Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007), Black Coffee (2014), Pipe Dream (2002), How to Fall in Love (2012), 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, love affair, starting over, hidden identity, disorder, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, romance, urban, male female relationship, veterinarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unemployment, couples, love and romance, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, love, friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.9
 942
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, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, frame up, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, fall in love, boss and employee, hidden identity, actor's life, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, accountant, physical appearance, true love, couples, teaching the ways of the world, meaningful kiss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, womanizer, romance, love and romance, couples, introspection, unfulfillment, infidelity, friends, alcohol, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, comedy of errors, love affair, couples, fall in love, rivalry, small town, romance, love and romance, inheritance, saleswoman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 222
Novel Romance (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, love, mother, love and romance, writer's life, singleness, unlikely couple, couple relations, workplace situations, romance, thirtysomething life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: semi serious, clever, witty, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, looking for love, couples, couple relations, love and romance, twentysomething life, love affair, romance, fall in love, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, social worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, writer's life, win over, romance, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder, false identity, internet dating, wooing, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 7K
At Middleton (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: college, tour guide, self discovery, self fulfillment, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children, couples, disorder, tourist, middle age romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 4K
Ceremony (2010)
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: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, romance, couple relations, lifestyle, wooing, couples, buddies, love triangle, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, family life, couples, culture clash, interracial relations, parents and children, love and romance, family tradition, interracial marriage, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, society ...
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: tense, humorous, witty, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, romance, family relations, fall in love, hidden identity, disorder, wooing, couples, dishonesty, 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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, friends, story continued during end credits, invitation, divorce
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 1K
Conception (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Conception is a clever, romantic comedy that proves it takes more than sex to make a baby. From a couple fighting the odds of fertility to young teenagers losing their virginity, the film follows nine very different couples on the night they ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, first sex, couples, family relations, pregnancy, teenage boy, teenage sex, husband wife relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, eligible bachelor, unfulfilled love, thirtysomething life, parents and children, workplace, self discovery ...
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: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: best friends, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, dealing with death, fall in love, singleness, twentysomething life, romance, death in the family, sexual relations, love and romance, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ 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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, talky
Audience: date night
Plot: tennis player, job interview, beach, couple relations, fall in love, womanizer, lifestyle, love and romance, overbearing, self discovery, couples, bikini ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 752
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bar, twentysomething life, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, sexual relations, romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, singleness, prostitute, transvestism ...
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, family business, couples, disorder, family relations, unlikely couple, singleness, couple relations, love and romance, romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 15K
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%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, fall in love, couples, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, falling in love, valentine's day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, support group, romance, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, hopes, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, snobbism, family relations, disorder, family gatherings, cons and scams, romance, fall in love, parents and children, unlikely couple, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: romance, dysfunctional family, small town, social relations, family relations, drug dealing, eccentric family, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, marital separation, partners, sexual relations, friends, wife swapping, friendship, buddies, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, sexual, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, love and romance, family relations, couples, starting over, showbiz, opposites attract, single parent, self discovery, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rock, looking for love, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, romance, self discovery
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, couples, hopes, romance, human spirit, family, unemployment, friends, city life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: accountant, friendship, romance, friends, family relations, twentysomething life, fall in love, parents and children, siblings relations, musician's life, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%