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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: 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, alcoholic, single mother, alcoholics anonymous, father son relationship, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about love and romance, 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: Black Coffee (2014), Pipe Dream (2002), At Middleton (2013), Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007), Divorce Invitation (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, love triangle, unemployment, couples, love, friendship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, actor's life, romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, hidden identity, boss and employee, frame up, filmmaking, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: college, tour guide, drugs/alcohol, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, single parent, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, romance, dishonesty, urban, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, disorder, delusion, italian american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, lovers reunited, couples, family problems, family relations, friends, divorce, invitation, story continued during end credits
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 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, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, verbal byplay, battle of the sexes, self discovery, romance, looking for love, love affair, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, romance, christmas, wooing, love and romance, looking for love, siblings relations, dishonesty, couples, family relations, marriage proposal, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: airport, fall in love, womanizer, romance, friends, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, introspection, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, couples, couple relations, teaching the ways of the world, true love, physical appearance, meaningful kiss, accountant
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, battle of the sexes, couple relations, love affair, thirtysomething life, gender, unfulfillment, lifestyle, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, 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 ⇓
55%
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, 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 ⇓
54%
 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, urban, hidden identity, romance, internet dating, wooing, dishonesty, writer's life, looking for love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, singleness, family business, couples, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, comedy of errors, romance, love affair, small town, love and romance, couples, inheritance, saleswoman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
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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, realistic, witty, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, romance, graduate student, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder, parents and children, wooing, dishonesty, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, couples, romance, dancer's life, single parent, unlikely couple, opposites attract, starting over, self discovery, showbiz, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 744
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bar, romance, fall in love, college, gays and lesbians, introspection, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, rich man poor woman, african american, single mother, corporation, fiance fiancee relationship, rich and poor, romance, social differences, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Matchmaker Santa (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, true love, love and romance, family, best friends, romance, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, family life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, culture clash, interracial marriage, romance, family relations, interracial relations, family life, love and romance, society, couples, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
And Then Came Love (2007)
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, realistic, sentimental, 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 ⇓
46%
 6.0
 1K
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rock, self discovery, fall in love, romance, love and romance, looking for love, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friend, party, love, wedding, friendship, romance, fall in love, best man, love and romance, couples, friends, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: romance, drug dealing, starting over, vigilante, small town, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, small town life, family life, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
With This Ring (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After attending their friend Elise's (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year's Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-­driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, best friends, friendship, romance, wedding, singleness, friends, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Break-Up Artist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman who gets paid to break people up is forced to become a matchmaker when some new competition muscles her out of the break-up business. Now, in order to save her company (and keep her high-priced wardrobe) she'll have to rely on her old ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, wooing, romance, breakup, love and romance, couple relations, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace, couples, win over, career change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: tennis player, job interview, beach, fall in love, love and romance, womanizer, self discovery, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, overbearing, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: christmas, human spirit, urban, family, love and romance, holiday, couple relations, romance, singleness, unemployment, fall in love, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 2K
Ex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ex is a 2009 film directed and co-written by Fausto Brizzi and interpreted by a rich and large cast of characters. The film, produced by Italian International Film, in co-production with the French company and Mes Films in collaboration with RAI ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, friendship, looking for love, love triangle, breakup, unfulfillment, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%