Movies like The Chumscrubber

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The Chumscrubber (2005)
 7.0
 17K
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. Everyone in town is too self consumed to worry about anything else than themselves. And everybody is on some form of drug just to get through their days.
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, cynical, bleak, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug dealing, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, rock, suburban life, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parent child relationship, parallel world, suburbs, society, youth, buddies, coming of age, parents and children, social decay, under the surface, high school, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Chumscrubber

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about drinking, runaway, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, pornography and depression mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Chumscrubber: Heathers (1988), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Way Way Back (2013), Imaginary Heroes (2004), Ghost World (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 73K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, cynical, biting, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, diary, teenage love, teenage life, suicide, clique, high school life, cult, friendship, hippie, anti conformity, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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100%
 7.0
 30K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, teenager, vacation, coming of age, loneliness, shyness, coming-of-age, job, bicycle, neighbor, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, witty ...
Plot: suicide, dysfunctional family, high school, coming of age, family secret, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, suburbs, suicide mission, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.4
 105K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, age difference, youth, teenage life, adolescence, geek, under the surface, friends, best friends, human nature, jazz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, semi serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, family relations, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: clever, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, depression, psychiatrist, teenage life, coming out, coming of age, girlfriend, cliche, toilet, school bus, private school, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 11K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, pregnancy, abortion, innocence lost, teenage pregnancy, runaway teen, child abuse, murder, sniper, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, psychologist, debate, addiction, self discovery, eccentric family, suburbs, hypnosis, teenage crush, first time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: realistic, dark humor, biting, disturbing, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, adolescence, sexual harassment, teachers and students, rejection, manipulation, dishonesty, power relations, strong sexual content, high school life, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, funeral, college, anger, sex, lie, grief, marijuana, alcoholic, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: bleak, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, little girl, ballet, humiliation, social misfits, school life, mockery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, high school life, overprotective parent, coming of age, teenager, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, lie, poetry, rejection, student, masturbation, single parent, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, vulgarity, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 923
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: yuppie, surrealism, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, rise and fall, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 18K
Hick (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pistol-packing teen meets an unstable rebel and a cocaine-snorting drifter as she hitchhikes her way out West.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, child abandonment, hitchhiker, friendship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, social misfits, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, social misfits, rock, introspection, high school, handheld camera, teenager, obsession, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 530
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, small town, friendship, coming out, best friends, gays and lesbians, social misfits, young lovers, suburbs, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 173K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: party, when the parents are away, buddies, looking for sex, youth, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, friends, student, strong sexual content, high school life, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 75K
Dope (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, geek, youth, social relations, teenager, high school student, high school life, gangsters, crime, adolescence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, punk, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, rock, social misfits, coming of age, teenage life, misfit, youth, mentally unstable, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: realistic, sexual, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, high school life, teacher, innocence lost, shopping mall, irreverence, stoner, drug humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.8
 9K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, friendship, life is a bitch, buddies, love triangle, showbiz, filmmaking, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 108K
Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, dark humor, cynical, ironic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dialogue driven, family problems, unsupportive spouse, marital problem, under the surface, parenthood, husband wife relationship, battle of the sexes, psychology, hamster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 12K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, masturbation, debate, teenage life, dysfunctional family, misfit, youth, social misfits, contests and competitions, prank, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 43K
Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spelling bee, obsession, contests and competitions, friendship, estranged father, vengeance, ambition, misfit, rivalry, disorder, social misfits, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, fire, ghost, suicide, actress, wedding ring, narcissism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, car thief, friendship, coming of age, social misfits, suburbs, human nature, disappearance, mobile phone, sibling relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 90K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: dark humor, sexual, surreal, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, strong sexual content, losing-it hero, drug abuse, self destructing, anti heroes, cocaine, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%