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20 best movies like Ruby Sparks (2012)

List of the best movies like Ruby Sparks (2012): Holly's Holiday, About Time, L.A. Story, Rough Magic, Practical Magic, Midnight in Paris, You've Got Mail, Enough Said, Twice Upon a Yesterday, TiMER.

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Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
PlotSupernatural, Fulfillment of desires, Success, True love, Fate
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Cute, Touching

A professional in the advertising business, Holly dreams of finding Mr. Right, & getting the "perfect" romance. When she meets someone who ~looks the part, she falls hard & fast. But soon she is reminded that appearances can be deceiving, & true love grows in more unexpected places.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Time travel, Magic, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceEngland, Party, London, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Kind, Sad ones, To cry

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotTrue love
PlaceCalifornia, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, To cry, Smart, Fancy, Touching

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Wizards, Shamans
PlotLove, Supernatural, Chase, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Mexico
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching

A sleazy politician sends an agent after his ex-fiancee, who fled to Mexico with incriminating film of him.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersWitch, Wizards
PlotLove, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Witchcraft
PlaceSmall cities
TimeHalloween
StyleCute, Soulful, Fancy

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists, Writers, Artists
PlotTime travel, Magic, Vacation, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs
PlotLove, Loneliness, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMaids, Poets, Parents, Good people
PlotLoneliness, Divorce
PlaceParty, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Smart

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a sweet, funny and like-minded man. But things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne...

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters, Psychologists, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceIndia
StyleRomantic, Fancy, Touching

Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional journey which will make him confront his future and his past mistakes.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersSisters
PlotTechnology, Loneliness, Date, True love, Fate
PlaceLos Angeles
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Fancy

In this comedic fantasy, science has facilitated the search for a soul mate via biotechnological implants that count down to the moment one is supposed to meet his or her match. But Oona is worried: She's nearly 30, and her TiMER isn't ticking yet. Will her dream guy get snatched up by someone else?

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersTeens, CIA, Hired assassins, Killers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Fate, Moving
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Light, Cute, Smart

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Italy, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersHorses, Pianists, Artists
PlotLove, Friendship, Dreams
PlaceParis, Party, France, Mexico
StyleRomantic, To cry

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33
PlotLove, Wedding, Loneliness, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Party, London
StyleRomantic, Cute, For single girls

A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling across London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. Nancy, deciding to go with it, happens to hop on the most chaotic yet hilarious journey of her life which neither of them will ever forget.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Death, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, To cry, Fancy

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. But when the narration reveals he is going to die, Harold must find the author and convince them to change the ending.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySpain, Canada, USA
Duration02:56
CharactersDogs, Teens, Twins, FBI, Brothers
PlotLove, Friendship, Cancer, Mystery, Gifts
PlaceVillage
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

The film follows a man with an unwanted gift for healing who meets a teenager with cancer who helps him to find himself.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens
PlotTime travel, Fate
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersFamily
PlotPassion, Wedding, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersCinderella, Cooks, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceKitchen, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett, who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersFathers, Mothers, Pilots
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness, Dreams
PlaceNature, USA
StyleInspirational, Soulful, For sleep

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:24
PlotPassion, Wedding, Fate
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Smart, Fancy

Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to the present.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotLoneliness, Jealousy, Swimming
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Cute, Fancy, Touching

BOY MEETS GIRL is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersAngels, Heroes, Friends
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Supernatural, Life after death, True love
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching, Serious

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and dispatch an angel to collect him.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersLosers
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Smart, Fancy

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersWitch, Teens, Losers, Wizards, Reporters
PlotLove, Magic, Loneliness, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her company. This untraditional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to create her own happy ending.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceParty, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Fancy

It's New York City in 1981, and various twentysomethings are converging on a New Year's Eve party.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Black humor, Touching

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
PlotLoneliness, Pursuit, Adoption
StyleRomantic, Fancy, Touching

Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is trying to kill Brian.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersCinderella, Strong women
PlotLove triangle, Fate
PlaceWall Street, New York
StyleCute, For girls, Fascinating, Smart

Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Psychiatrists
PlotMagic, Friendship, Mental disorders, Depression, Radio
StyleInspirational, Touching

Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersFriends, Losers, Brothers, Good people
PlotLove, Loneliness, Success, Fate, Everyday life
StyleTwisted plot, Cute, Fancy, Makes me think, Touching

Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.





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