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The Chumscrubber (2005)
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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, bleak, humorous, semi serious, witty, intense, clever, suspense, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder, social decay, parent child relationship, parents and children, high school life, family problems, lifestyle, loss of friend, buddies, drug dealing, teenage life, family relations, psychiatrist, hallucination, mayor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about dialogue, drinking alcohol, storytelling, depression, mentor, pornography and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Chumscrubber: Ghost World (2001), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Thumbsucker (2005), Igby Goes Down (2002), Short Cuts (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, suburbs, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
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Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: cynical, sentimental, humorous, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: bully, psychiatrist, adolescence, girlfriend, depression, high school, teenage life, popularity, drugs, private school, youth, acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 6.5
 21K
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: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, teenage life, self discovery, youth, lifestyle, human nature, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, cynical, depressing, witty ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, addiction, life is a bitch, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c., new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, talky, depressing ...
Plot: multiple storylines, suicide, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, party, family relations, fishing, family problems, family in crisis, adulthood, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
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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: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, adoption, teenager, social relations, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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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, cynical, biting, ironic, twists and turns ...
Plot: bully, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, society, under the surface, husband wife relationship, parenthood, marital problem, marriage, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa, brooklyn new york city
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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: cynical, not serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: blind ambition, loser, social misfits, fish out of water, competition, disorder, rivalry, obsession, dark humor, opponent, children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic
Plot: infidelity, murder, raccoon, lifestyle, family problems, life turned upside down, dishonesty, society, crumbling marriage, couples, under the surface, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: witty, sentimental, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, gay, teenage life, loss of son, lifestyle, suburbs, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Audience: teens
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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: realistic, cynical, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
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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: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, teenage life, car thief, love and romance, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, lifestyle, starting over, rise and fall, love and romance, breakup, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, misfit, introspection, fall in love, love and romance, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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36%
 6.8
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Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: bleak, cynical, rough, humorous, witty ...
Plot: maid, exploitation, celebrity, high school, dark humor, dysfunctional family, filmmaking, family problems, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, suburbs, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
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36%
 4.9
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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, witty, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, teenage life, obsession, eccentric family, social misfits, youth, teachers and students, family relations, high school, coming out, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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36%
 5.8
 10K
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, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, sexual content, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: clever, melancholic, philosophical, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, loneliness, life & death, rejection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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 6.9
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Lymelife (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marital problem, american dream, infidelity, first love, marriage, teenage love, family problems, family life, love, love and romance, fighting illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, high school, loss of virginity, first sex, friendship, high school life, abortion, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, coming of age, misfit, social misfits, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, family life, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, dark humor, murder, infidelity, family relations, rave, vandalism, society, youth, god, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%