Movies like Can't Buy Me Love

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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
 6.7
 37K
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they're a couple for an entire month. As the days pass, however, Cindy grows fond of Ronald, making him popular. But when Ronald's former best friend gets left behind, he realizes that social success isn't everything.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sex comedy, sexy, sweet, romantic, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teen drama
Plot: opposites attract, cheerleading, high school, friendship, romance, dream girl, social differences, youth, couples, teenage life, lifestyle, social climbing, cons and scams, nerd, coming of age, fall in love, popularity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, halloween, high school life, college, friends, love and romance, unfulfilled love, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and semi serious films with plots about teenager, youth, high school, coming of age, love and romance, romance and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Can't Buy Me Love: Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003), Pretty in Pink (1986), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Drive Me Crazy (1999), Clueless (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleader, high school, social differences, fish out of water, fall in love, lifestyle, opposites attract, couples, dishonesty, youth, cons and scams, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california, paris france, new jersey
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100%
 6.7
 80K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: melancholic, romantic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school life, high school, teenage love, rich man poor woman, love, romance, relationships, best friends, teenage life, friends, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, california
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100%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: opposites attract, high school, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenage life, teen romance, youth, teenager, initially antagonists, love and romance, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.7
 19K
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, prom, high school, school, romantic rivalry, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, misfit, friends, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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 6.9
 208K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, popularity, fashion, teen romance, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, teenage love, popular girl, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.9
 95K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, sweet, romantic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, bet, teenage love, opposites attract, romance, teen romance, teenager, high school life, youth, prom, young love, cinderella story ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.2
 48K
Sydney White (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.
Style: modern fairy tale, humorous, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: popularity, college, sorority, romance, student life, youth, fall in love, college life, rivalry, society, friendship, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
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100%
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, teen sex comedy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, disorder, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, fall in love, wooing, high school, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick ...
Plot: tomboy, opposites attract, high school, coming of age, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, romance, hanging, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, humiliation, entrapment, undercover, hidden identity, romance, fall in love, journalism, high school life, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenager, romance, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, looking for love, teenage life, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 16K
Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, baseball, young lovers, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 114K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, birthday, teenage life, youth, love and romance, first love, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 70K
The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, first sex, first love, teenage life, high school, youth, romance, virgin, love, love and romance, virginity, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: graduation, coming of age, teenager, high school, friends, romance, youth, teenage life, love and romance, one last chance, unspoken love, american football ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, first love, family disapproval, graduation, coming of age, youth, young lovers, boyfriend, couples, wooing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington d.c., usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 15K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, high school, coming of age, romance, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, unfulfillment, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, young lovers, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beautiful Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight"s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, pianist, hometown, coming of age, buddies, couple relations, romance, looking for love, couples, friendship, snow, high school reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 16K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, cheerleading, coming of age, high school, high school life, first love, bully, friendship, romance, underdog, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Happy Together (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and tries to get a different room as soon as possible, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, pretending to be gay, opposites attract, fall in love, university, roommate, romance, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 19K
Get Over It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fall in love, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, high school life, unlikely couple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unrequited love, family, mentor, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 12K
Geek Charming (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, youth, popularity, high school, love and romance, friends, high school life, social relations, initially antagonists, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 5K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, school, teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, youth, high school, parents and children, best friends, couples, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 36K
The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: bullying, friendship, high school, cheerleader, teenage love, starting over, cheerleading, high school life, teenager, goofy hero, misfit, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven Minutes in Heaven (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle, teenage love, friends, teen romance, teenage life, when the parents are away, high school life, platonic, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 6K
Heart & Soul (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, youth, friends, social relations, power relations, couples, buddies, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secret Admirer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When high-school heartthrob Michael receives an unsigned love letter, he assumes it's from knock-out prom queen Deborah Anne instead of pretty honor student Toni. And when Michael accidentally misplaces the letter, the juicy jottings soon make ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, teen sex comedy, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, farce, friendship, summer vacation, summer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 979
Nearing Grace (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Did you ever wish you could get the hottest girl in school? This is the story of how non-jock Henry (Gregory Smith) indeed gets the girl, Grace (Jordana Brewster), but not without complications.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, family relations, sexual relations, high school life, love and romance, best friends, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%