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 semi serious, humorous, realistic 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), Auto Recovery (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barely Lethal (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, 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, moscow russia, chechnya, berlin germany
⇓ 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, crime, crimes, rivalry, casino, cons and scams, dishonesty, chases and races, illusion, undercover, gambler, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, friendship, heist, graduation, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, high school, teenage life, high school life, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, semi serious, sexy, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, beach, teenager, coming of age, teenage life, school, vengeance, high school, high school life, teenage love, introspection, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Auto Recovery (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A heart warming story about three young men who specialize in recovering high end, expensive and well protected autos that are hard to retrieve due to lack of payments.
Style: captivating, semi serious, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crimes, car chase, buddies, heist, partners, dishonesty, car, rivalry, auto repair, danger, friendship, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, power relations, best friends, youth, coming of age, partners, rivalry, buddies, drug dealing, hardcase students, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, against the odds, physical appearance, best friends, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, partners, athlete's life, performer's life, couples, friends, sport team, power relations, teenage life, college, moral dilemma, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage life, student life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, school, youth, rivalry, friends, good versus evil, high school life, sexual attraction, lust, erotica, cheerleading, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, buddies, love and romance, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, sexual relations, school, politics ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, teenage life, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, teachers and students, teenager, scam, coming of age, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, investigation, working undercover, undercover cop, lifestyle, police investigation, teachers and students, crimes, track down, drug dealer, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, high school, rescue, motorcycle, disorder, friends, romance, rivalry, nothing goes right, down on your luck, vengeance, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, youth, crimes, school, save the day, social misfits, mathematics, criminal heroes, crime, high school life, studying, exam
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, resort, teenage life, skiing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, girls' night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, football, friendship, bittersweet, romance, cheerleading, friends, sport team, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Plot: high school, obsession, party, police, voyeur, teenager, strip club, school, unfulfilled love, infidelity, teenage life, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lightning, dead boy, blackmail, teenage life, ambition, misfit, social misfits, youth, social relations, best friends, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: feel good, humorous, sitcom, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, stoners, social relations, disorder, friends, love and romance, opposites attract, power relations, rivalry, youth, underdog, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: contests and competitions, youth, friends, cons and scams, college life, friendship, workplace situations, siblings relations, college, school, buddies, workplace ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, semi serious, light, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, high school, friendship, teenage life, social relations, first sex, sexual relations, party, reconciliation, society, dishonesty, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, realistic, semi serious, exciting, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: asthma, martial arts, heroes, computer, bully, karate, school, youth, adventure, power relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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 ⇓
32%
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, contests and competitions, lifestyle, blind ambition, siblings relations, high school, high school life, couples, ambition, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, high school, friendship, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teachers and students, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 405
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, rough, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, on the road, cons and scams, love triangle, teenage life, cross country, beach, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 60s
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, blood donation, security guard, romance, hopes, ambition, rivalry, disorder, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 1.7
 620
Grad Night (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends celebrates their graduation from Crispus Attucks High School with a jammin' party. It's hormones on overdrive, recreational drugs and lap dancing galore as the Class of 2005 goes out in style.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: high school dance, tolerance, lifestyle, youth, friends, high school life, city life, nightlife, high school, acceptance, love, late night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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