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, 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: contemporary, 21st century
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 lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Answer Man: My Fake Fiance (2009), Black Coffee (2014), Pipe Dream (2002), Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007), At Middleton (2013). 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, true love, family relations, gambling, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, make believe, money problems, hospital, opposites attract, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, love triangle, unemployment, 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: witty, realistic, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, couples, actor's life, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, boss and employee, filmmaking, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: love affair, fall in love, urban, starting over, disorder, dishonesty, hidden identity, romance, love and romance, hopes, delusion, italian american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: college, tour guide, couples, unfulfillment, romance, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, self discovery, opposites attract, tourist, self fulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, mother, love, family relations, lifestyle, workplace, couple relations, unlikely couple, writer's life, workplace situations, romance, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, wooing, looking for love, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, social worker, 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: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: airport, twentysomething life, breakup, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, introspection, gender, couples, family life, looking for love, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, writer's life, win over, romance, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder, internet dating, false identity, wooing, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, love and romance, parents and children, family life, couples, culture clash, family tradition, interracial marriage, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, hidden identity, wooing, dishonesty, disorder, couples, graduate student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, romance, family relations, friends, 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, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, eligible bachelor, workplace, self discovery, parents and children, unfulfilled love, thirtysomething life ...
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, support group, elderly, unfulfillment, parents and children, romance, family problems, couples, looking for love, death in the family, friends, family relations ...
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, talky
Audience: date night
Plot: beach, job interview, tennis player, couple relations, lifestyle, overbearing, couples, love and romance, fall in love, womanizer, self discovery, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bar, romance, love and romance, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, hopes, couple relations, lifestyle, introspection, starting over, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, disorder, couples, love and romance, couple relations, singleness, family relations, family business, romance, unlikely couple
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, christmas, wooing, dishonesty, couples, looking for love, love and romance, siblings relations, fall in love, family relations, ends with a wedding, ends with freeze frame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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: couple relations, fall in love, proposal, couples, love and romance, hopes, arrest, eccentric family, romance, jail, wedding, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance, couples, 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, idealism, family business, forbidden love, social differences, couple relations, siblings relations, love and romance, rich and poor, romance, opposites attract, single parent ...
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, infidelity, love triangle, hopes, couple relations, love affair, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, 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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: romance, starting over, society, drug dealing, self discovery, addiction, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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, partners, friends, wife swapping, friendship, buddies, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: realistic, sexual, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, unlikely couple, self discovery, opposites attract, single parent, workplace, showbiz, starting over ...
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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: accountant, physical appearance, true love, meaningful kiss, romance, couple relations, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, couples
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, snobbism, couples, parents and children, romance, fall in love, cons and scams, family gatherings, love and romance, unlikely couple, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: comedy of errors, couples, romance, love affair, love and romance, opposites attract, small town, saleswoman, inheritance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: uplifting, witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: rock, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, romance, looking for love, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: accountant, friendship, romance, friends, family relations, musician's life, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%