Movies like Can't Buy Me Love

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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
 6.8
 31K
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sweet, nostalgic, romantic, sexy, entertaining, unusual plot structure
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, high school, friendship, romance, fall in love, social differences, teenage life, youth, couples, lifestyle, social climbing, cons and scams, coming of age, popularity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dream girl, halloween, nerd, cheerleading, nerds, college, friends, love and romance, high school life, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, new jersey

Most similar movies to Can't Buy Me Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about coming of age, love and romance, youth, destiny, mentor, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Can't Buy Me Love: Pretty in Pink (1986), Clueless (1995), Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003), Sydney White (2007), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 71K
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, prom, crush, record store, romance, rich man poor woman, love, slumber party, high school life, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 167K
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: humorous, feel good, witty, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage love, youth, teenage life, opposites attract, fashion, couples, love and romance, satire, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, fall in love, opposites attract, lifestyle, fish out of water, social differences, dishonesty, couples, youth, cons and scams, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 45K
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: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: popularity, college, student life, fall in love, youth, rivalry, college life, fighting the system, sorority, romance, friendship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenage life, teenager, youth, teenage love, romance, love and romance, high school life, boyfriend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa
⇓ 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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, kickboxer, young lovers, family disapproval, first love, graduation, coming of age, youth, wooing, boyfriend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 14K
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, friendship, bittersweet, romance, cheerleading, friends, unfulfilled love, sport team, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 18K
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: feel good, humorous, romantic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, high school, love and romance, prom, friendship, school dance, youth, misfit, school, friends, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
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, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, birthday, high school hunk, love and romance, teenage life, first love, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, 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, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, undercover, hidden identity, romance, teenager, fall in love, journalism, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, fall in love, disorder, teenage life, couples, wooing, youth, high school, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 4K
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, teenage pregnancy, love story, justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 81K
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, sentimental, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, teenager, bet, romance, opposites attract, teen romance, cinderella story, youth, high school life, social misfits, prom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, high school, coming of age, tomboy, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, high school dance, romance, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: graduation, high school, friends, party, romance, youth, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, one last chance, coming of age, unspoken love ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 11K
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, teenage life, popularity, youth, high school life, high school, friendship, friends, love and romance, social relations, peer pressure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 15K
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: sexy, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, sport, baseball, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, ambition, young lovers, lifestyle, fall in love, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 9K
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, society, looking for love, teenage life, fall in love, family problems, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, opposites attract, university, romance, student life, down on your luck, couples, love and romance, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Baby It's You (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, innocence lost, college, forbidden love, coming of age, class differences, fall in love, babies and infants, lifestyle, high school life, society ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey, florida, usa
⇓ 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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, best friends, youth, teenage love, rise to the top, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, hawaii, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 9K
Class (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby ...
Style: sexy, sexual, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, coming of age, romance, boarding school, family relations, love affair, love and romance, teenage life, lifestyle, buddies, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 16K
Boys and Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: sentimental, witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, friendship, love and romance, young lovers, opposites attract, college, youth, singleness, couples, wooing, lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 26K
Loser (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, opposites attract, college student, romance, youth, fall in love, teenage life, friendship, city life, lifestyle, loser, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 14K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, friendship, romance, true love, youth, college life, love affair, couple relations, lifestyle, college, bar, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, addiction, human nature, contests and competitions, friends, family relations, parents and children, friendship, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 17K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, fall in love, unlikely couple, high school life, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, feel good, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, school, love and romance, high school life, best friends, coming of age, youth, wooing, couples, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 12K
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, slang ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: friends, high school, coming of age, party, punk, romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, teenage life, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%