Movies like Catch Me If You Can 1989

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Catch Me If You Can (1989)
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Catch Me If You Can (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A hotshot teenage car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school which is facing closure.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, school, youth, gambling, friends, partners, ambition, money raising, high school life, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, save the day, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dancing, american football, money, train, automobile racing, railway, street racing, cheerleader, organized crime ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about friends, youth, high school, teenage life, high school life, rivalry and buddies mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Catch Me If You Can: Barely Lethal (2015), Out of It (1969), Graduation (2007), Underclassman (2005), Hot Times at Montclair High (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barely Lethal (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, ironic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school life, teenage life, teenager, youth, high school, undercover, secret agents, friends, danger, hidden identity, rivalry, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, berlin germany, moscow russia, chechnya
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67%
 6.2
 106
Out of It (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An introverted nerd and a dumb, violent jock vie for the attentions of a cheerleader.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, beach, coming of age, teenager, social relations, athlete's life, teachers and students, hopes, teenage life, love and romance, partners, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
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63%
 6.5
 2K
Graduation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, criminal heroes, friendship, heist, unlikely criminals, youth, high school life, partners, buddies, high school, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Underclassman (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, police, track down, dishonesty, drug dealing, youth, police investigation, police detective, investigation, chase, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Hot Times at Montclair High (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's a new year at Montclair High and it's about to become the most tumultuous time for this year's senior crop. At Montclair High School, three different students bond with one another through a variety of comic, dramatic and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, hardcase students, sexual relations, teachers and students, friends, power relations, high school life, rivalry, obsession, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Man from Macau (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world renowned “Invincible Hand” Ken could identify not only mahjong tiles, but also cards with his fingers which had made him a legend. Upon his retirement as the Chief Security Consultant in Las Vegas, Ken returned to his hometown Macau, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crime, chases and races, cons and scams, rivalry, casino, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, illusion, magic trick, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, hopes, sport, athlete's life, moral dilemma, lifestyle, power relations, sport team, friends, teenage life, youth, college ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: school dance, misfit, high school life, lifestyle, physical appearance, society, underdog, rivalry, high school, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Everybody's Doing It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angela and Travis consider having sex for the first time just as their high school starts up an abstinence education program. Making matters worse, a "good girl" collects abstinence pledges from students and blows the whistle on Angela and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, politics, teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, teachers and students, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, school ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: casino, gambling, high school, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, youth, gangsters, partners, dishonesty, ambition, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Style: witty, biting, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dead boy, lightning, blackmail, electrocution, ambition, small town, small town life, social relations, friends, power relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Rescue Me (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fraser's unrequited love for the beautiful and rich Ginny gets a chance to prove itself, when she is suddenly kidnapped. He teams up with rebel Mac, who's got a score to settle with the kidnappers. Together they cross the country, looking ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Plot: high school, kidnapping, rescue, motorcycle, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance, down on your luck, teenage life, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Wild Life (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sexy
Plot: high school, obsession, voyeur, police, sex, teenager, party, strip club, youth, partners, couples, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7K
Sidekicks (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Barry is an asthmatic kid having trouble in life. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry is struggling to get by in life, dealing with his rough school life, bullies, as well as his health. Barry's only source of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, computer, bully, karate, asthma, school, hopes, youth, ambition, friendship, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 1K
Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, humorous, biting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, student life, boss and employee, obsessive quest, dedicated educator, youth, college life, underdog, school, college, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Let It Ride (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, luck, ambition, disorder, buddies, partners, friendship, rivalry, friends, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, high school life, couples, siblings relations, blind ambition, high school, rivalry, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Odd Jobs (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and confront themselves with the former boss of one of them.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, cons and scams, contests and competitions, workplace situations, gangsters, friends, friendship, school, college, youth, college life, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.1
 146
Getting It On (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Comedy about a voyeur teenager.
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, voyeurism, buddies, high school, voyeur, lifestyle, high school life, friends, couples, partners, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, friendship, romance, cheerleading, sport team, youth, friends, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 362
Fireball 500 (1966)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race.
Style: exciting, humorous, rough, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, special agents, cons and scams, dishonesty, on the road, ambition, love triangle, beach, rivalry, chase, crimes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, cross country, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 1K
Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friends, friendship, college, school, couples, buddies, partners, college life, youth, skiing, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
High School U.S.A. (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, power relations, social relations, friends, stoners, opposites attract, youth, island, misfit, lifestyle, high school life, sitcom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cheats (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's why Handsome and his three best friends ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, buddies, dishonesty, friends, power relations, youth, high school life, academy, partners, teenage life, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, goofy hero, rivalry, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 4K
Frenemies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: kids, teen comedy, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, best friends, high school, friends, rivalry, overnight success, youth, ambition, boy dog relationship, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 3K
My Tutor (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: High school senior Bobby Chrystal fails his French class, which will block him from entering Yale. His rich, authoritarian father hires an attractive 29-year-old to tutor Bobby over the summer and help him pass a make-up exam. While Bobby's ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, teachers and students, looking for sex, youth, teenage life, tutor, high school, love and romance, when the parents are away, high school life, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1984, loser pizza guy Whitey Johnson is run over by a semi truck on live television, making him a local hero. The world watches as Whitey vows to not only walk again but to win his town's breakdance competition. Whitey struggles to conquer ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: underdog, disco, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, coming of age, friends, rivalry, love and romance, romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Road to Redemption (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple come into contact with stolen mob money, gamble it away, and end up on the run from gangsters
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: gambling, on the road, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, golden years, crimes, gangsters, cons and scams, love and romance, criminal heroes, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 3K
Ski Patrol (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pops isn't worried about the renewal of the lease for his ski lodge - the safety record is unblemished in spite of the crew of misfits who make up his ski patrol. But a scheming land developer has other plans and the ski patrol is thrust into a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: skiing, ski resort, resort, buddies, disorder, dishonesty, friendship, ambition, friends, anniversary, contests and competitions, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%