Movies like Can't Buy Me Love

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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
 6.7
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Can't Buy Me Love
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sweet, romantic, sexy, entertaining
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, romance, cheerleading, coming of age, teenager, vengeance, happy ending, college, college life, geek, stereotypes, teenagers, nerds, high school life, opposites attract, love and romance, mentor, school, guilty pleasure, adolescence, underdog, youth, fashion, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, tucson arizona
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10 Things I Hate About You
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
97 min.
 7.3
Lucas
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
100 min.
 6.8
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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 dialogue, mentor, romance, youth, catastrophe, runaway and teenager mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Can't Buy Me Love: Say Anything... (1989), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Lucas (1986), Pretty in Pink (1986), Drive Me Crazy (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Say Anything...
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: realistic, witty, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, teenager, love, friendship, unlikely couple, relationships, love story, opposites attract, teenagers, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, seattle, usa, california, seattle washington
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Some Kind of Wonderful
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, school, romance, teenager, adolescence, buddies, love triangle, teenagers, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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System:   91%
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 6.8
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Lucas
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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, cheerleading, underdog, romance, teenager, school, football, adolescence, bullying, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
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System:   86%
    User:   81%
 
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 6.8
 64K
Pretty in Pink
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: friendship, high school, romance, love, teenager, father daughter relationship, family, coming of age, school, single father, shopping, fashion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
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Drive Me Crazy
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, romance, chase, friendship, teenager, opposites attract, prom, teenagers, cheerleading, geek, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   75%
    User:   71%
 
Love Don't Cost a Thing
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, high school, opposites attract, romance, social differences, high school life, physical appearance, geek, fall in love, fight scenes, dishonesty, cheerleading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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10 Things I Hate About You
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: high school, romance, shakespeare, opposites attract, teenager, teacher, school, geek, single father, deception, friendship, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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System:   66%
    User:   70%
 
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Never Been Kissed
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, sweet, humorous, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, hidden identity, teenager, teacher, friendship, romance, stereotypes, journalist, adolescence, fall in love, prom, popularity ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
 6.2
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Mystic Pizza
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, friendship, best friends, marriage, teenager, relationships, women, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, new england, usa, england, london
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    User:   54%
 
Can't Hardly Wait
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, romance, college, vengeance, teenager, friends, revenge, high school life, teenagers, graduation, cheerleading ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
 7.0
 17K
The Sure Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: touching, road movie, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: road trip, romance, college, coming of age, teenager, beer, on the road, unlikely couple, relationships, adolescence, high school, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   55%
 
 5.7
 9K
How to Deal
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
No Small Affair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, teenager, obsession, high school, rock, love, young lovers, nightclub, teenage love, coming-of-age, teacher ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
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Boys and Girls
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: clever, semi serious, talky, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, college, high school, unlikely couple, opposites attract, geek, college life, love and romance, happy ending, women, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, campus, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
Whatever It Takes
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, school, romance, friendship, teenager, fall in love, teenagers, geek, unlikely couple, stereotypes, cheerleading, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 5.9
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For Keeps?
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, romance, pregnancy, small town, love, babies and infants, college, teenager, marriage, destiny, single parent ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
Sixteen Candles
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, romance, geek, birthday, self discovery, adolescence, teenagers, dysfunctional family, nerds, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, school, friendship, best friends, teenager, poetry, sex, buddies, college, coming-of-age, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
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Shag - More Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, romance, dancing, dance, best friends, unlikely friendships, runaway, coming-of-age, young lovers, teenager, childhood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 5.9
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Class
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, friendship, coming of age, romance, school, high school, teenager, college life, bullying, adolescence, dysfunctional family, virginity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
 6.3
 42K
Sydney White
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: college, romance, geek, social misfits, teenager, high school, college life, friendship, revenge, student life, stereotypes, sorority ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 6.5
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Hiding Out
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, school, murder, vengeance, gangsters, youth, teenager, geek, hidden identity, college, mafia, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, delaware
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
 6.9
 60K
The First Time
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, love, teenage love, teenager, love story, teenagers, virginity, adolescence, relationships, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, adolescence, teenager, obsession, friendship, best friends, teenagers, coming-of-age, teenage love, book ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
Gregory's Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his schoolfriends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, high school, romance, school, soccer, teenager, love, high school life, adolescence, teenage life, coming-of-age, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
Just One of the Guys
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as ...
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, teenager, adolescence, bullying, teacher, comedy of errors, fish out of water, college, romance, buddies, virginity ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, tucson arizona, arizona
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System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.4
 11K
Valley Girl
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, romance, punk, teenager, friendship, hollywood, friends, dancing, drinking, fall in love, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
How I Got Into College
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, high school, romance, school, buddies, dedicated educator, underdog, innocence lost, life philosophy, looking for love, university, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 

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Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
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