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, unlikely criminals, save the day, cons and scams, dancing, american football, money, car, blonde, train, automobile racing, railway, street racing ...
Time: 80s

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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 youth, friends, teenage life, high school, high school life, rivalry and school mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Catch Me If You Can: Barely Lethal (2015), The Man from Macau (2014), Graduation (2007), Out of It (1969), 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, high school life, teenage life, undercover, high school, youth, hidden identity, friends, secret agents, tough girl, adolescence, teenage hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, berlin germany, moscow russia, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, crime, crimes, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty, illusion, gambler, undercover, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, realistic, touching, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, heist, graduation, unlikely criminals, youth, high school life, partners, buddies, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, beach, coming of age, teenager, introspection, misfit, athlete's life, performer's life, teachers and students, love and romance, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ 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: teens, date night
Plot: high school, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, love and romance, teenage love, high school life, vengeance, best friends, coming of age, hardcase students, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport team, power relations, college, youth, moral dilemma, lifestyle, athlete's life, performer's life, hopes, sport, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: feel good, uplifting, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, high school, society, best friends, physical appearance, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 155
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: high school, casino, gambling, crimes, crime, gangsters, unlikely criminals, partners, buddies, dishonesty, youth, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, looking for sex, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, battle of the sexes, high school life, lifestyle, innocence lost, youth, workplace, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, feel good, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, gang, friendship, teenage life, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, teachers and students, teenager, scam, coming of age, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Ketchup Effect (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager's reputation is destroyed when she falls asleep drunk at a party and some boys take provocative photos of her.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, high school, social relations, friendship, teenage life, first sex, sexual relations, party, reconciliation, society, dishonesty, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cheerleader Ninjas (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four perky, clueless cheerleaders from the Happy Valley High Hamsters are mistakenly blamed by the meddling Church Ladies for the invasion of the "Internet smut" into their children's bedrooms. The Church Ladies hire Stephen, a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friends, youth, rivalry, school, good versus evil, cheerleading, high school life, sexual attraction, erotica, lust, zombie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, semi serious, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, undercover, investigation, working undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, lifestyle, teachers and students, track down, crimes, drug dealer, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 633
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: realistic, offbeat, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: high school, kidnapping, rescue, motorcycle, vengeance, on the road, romance, down on your luck, obsessive quest, disorder, teenage life, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 9K
Sınav (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Five high school students plans to steal University Entrance Exam booklets.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, youth, school, save the day, criminal heroes, social misfits, crime, high school life, studying, mathematics, exam
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, friendship, resort, teenage life, buddies, ambition, lifestyle, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: feel good, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, friendship, bittersweet, romance, cheerleading, sport team, teenage life, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lightning, dead boy, blackmail, teenage life, misfit, ambition, social misfits, best friends, youth, social relations, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, realistic, feel good, sitcom, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenage life, opposites attract, youth, social misfits, love and romance, partners, disorder, buddies, college, school, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, witty, humorous, sex comedy ...
Plot: high school, obsession, voyeur, sex, police, teenager, party, strip club, odd couple, misfit, friends, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 5K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, luck, security guard, farce, partners, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, friends, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: suspense, clever, semi serious, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teacher, student life, boss and employee, dedicated educator, gays and lesbians, teenage life, underdog, ambition, school, college, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 373
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace situations, cons and scams, siblings relations, gangsters, contests and competitions, youth, workplace, school, college, friendship, college life, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, underdog, contests and competitions, high school life, lifestyle, hip hop, high school, friends, teenage love, follow your dream, romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 8K
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, exciting, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: asthma, martial arts, heroes, karate, bully, computer, school, adventure, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 157
Getting It On (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Comedy about a voyeur teenager.
Style: sexy, sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voyeurism, prostitute, high school, buddies, voyeur, teenage life, partners, friends, friendship, school, youth, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, friends, rivalry, ambition, high school, couples, siblings relations, blind ambition, youth, best friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 1K
Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, tense, semi serious
Plot: college, cons and scams, campaign, buddies, charity, youth, dishonesty, student life, money, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, family, youth, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 389
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, cons and scams, chases and races, crimes, contests and competitions, teenage life, cross country, dishonesty, rivalry, chase, special agents, on the road ...
Time: 60s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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