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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Gavin & Stacey
Comedy, Romance
UK
29 min.
 8.0
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire
Comedy, Romance
USA
90 min.
 7.5
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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, lifestyle, family relations and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Answer Man: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004), Funny About Love (1990), New Low (2010), At Middleton (2013), Boynton Beach Club (2005). 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, realistic, humorous, 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
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, restaurant, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, introspection, baby, cartoonist, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   72%
 
 6.6
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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: humorous, talky, semi serious, 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 ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   72%
 
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At Middleton
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, opposites attract, drugs/alcohol, romance, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
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System:   78%
    User:   63%
 
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, 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 ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   69%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, romance, 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:   61%
    User:   72%
 
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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, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, college, gays and lesbians, introspection, bar, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
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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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, drugs/alcohol, wooing, romance, beach, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, party, buddies, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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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, realistic, feel good, 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:   53%
    User:   53%
 
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, 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 ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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, love affair, drugs/alcohol, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, romance, starting over, dishonesty, urban, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, disorder, delusion, italian american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
A Bride for Christmas
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, romance, wooing, love and romance, looking for love, siblings relations, christmas, dishonesty, couples, family relations, ends with a kiss, poker game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, 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:   47%
    User:   44%
 
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, urban, singleness, writers ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
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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: humorous, talky, semi serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, introspection, romance, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, twentysomething life, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
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, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, fall in love, relationships, actor's life, brothers, gay, magic realism, love, hollywood, human nature, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
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Ex
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 ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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Our Family Wedding
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, culture clash, romance, family relations, interracial relations, family life, wedding, love and romance, society, couples, interracial marriage, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, buddies, romance, unlikely couple, urban, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, mistaken identity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
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On the Edge
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young game designer falls in love with an older woman and suddenly his whole life turns upside down.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, wooing, eccentric family, twentysomething life, fall in love, couples, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
I Hate Valentine's Day
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, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, 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 ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
A Christmas Wedding Date
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being fired, Rebecca hours back to her old home town to attend her friends wedding on Christmas Eve and visit her mother. But when she tries to return home she finds she must relive Christmas Eve over and over until she gets it right.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: fall in love, small town, romance, love and romance, disorder, couple relations, looking for love, wedding, christmas, infidelity, scolding, time loop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Hope Springs
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British artist Colin Ware discovers that his fiancée, Vera, is going to marry another man. Distraught and despondent, he gets on a plane for America and ends up in the tiny town of Hope in New England. At first, Colin is depressed, but he soon ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, hotel, opposites attract, starting over, culture clash, happy ending, couple relations, pornography, looking for love, family, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
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The Best Man
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, writer's life, love, party, wedding, best friend, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident
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, love affair, romance, small town, love and romance, couples, inheritance, saleswoman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, brazil
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 6.0
 625
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, realistic, witty, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 6.9
 95K
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, feel good, semi serious, 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:   36%
    User:   30%
 

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    User:   29%
 
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