Movies like The Chumscrubber

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The Chumscrubber (2005)
 7.0
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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, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, intense, bleak, clever, offbeat, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, youth, disorder, social decay, suburbs, parent child relationship, parents and children, high school life, family problems, buddies, loss of friend, teenage life, psychiatrist, mayor, unconsciousness, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and harsh films with plots about drinking, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, dysfunctional family and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Chumscrubber: The Way Way Back (2013), Igby Goes Down (2002), Thumbsucker (2005), The Upside of Anger (2005), Charlie Bartlett (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, vacation, shyness, summer, loneliness, teenagers, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
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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: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love triangle, mistress, drug dealing, artist, heavy metal, mental illness, addiction, unfulfillment, rock, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, debate, psychologist, addiction, human nature, high school life, lifestyle, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: humorous, cynical, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: psychiatrist, depression, private school, coming out, girlfriend, teenage life, bully, popularity, high school, adolescence, acceptance, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, suburbs, high school life, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 45K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, college, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, teachers and students, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, high school life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, yale university, southern california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, humorous, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, computers and web, teenage love, internet, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, biting, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, family secret, high school, youth, torment, loss of sibling, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, pandora\'s box, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, psychological, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, crumbling marriage, hopes, couple relations, family relations, haunted by the past, family problems, family life, perversion, sexual perversion, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 106K
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, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, friendship, adolescence, teenage life, best friends, graduation, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, older man young girl relationship, geek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, touching, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip, on the road, car thief, friendship, introspection, society, misfit, hopes, suburban life, social misfits, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 956
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, cynical, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, starting over, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, romance, social misfits, dysfunctional character, parents and children, odd, fall in love, homeless, coming of age, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 12K
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: sexual, bleak, psychological, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, murder, sniper, coming of age, innocence lost, runaway teen, teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, india, wyoming
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, teenage life, self discovery, on the road, friendship, teenage girl, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, child abandonment, teenage runaway, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, witty, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, masturbation, student, lie, rejection, poetry, workplace, dealing with death, parents and children, moral dilemma, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: dark humor, realistic, biting, cynical, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, sexual harassment, rejection, lifestyle, dishonesty, teachers and students, manipulation, high school life, adolescence, teenager, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 13K
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, humorous, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, masturbation, debate, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, hopes, parents separation, love and romance, interracial relations, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sexual, realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, abortion, teacher, surfing, innocence lost, vandalism, unwanted pregnancy, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 13K
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, violence, love, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 534
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, clever, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, friendship, small town, coming of age, eccentric family, couples, small town life, teenage love, love and romance, suburban life, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, high school life, lifestyle, kids in trouble, teenage life, coming of age, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, crimes, ambition, new job, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, friends, filmmaking, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, friendship, misfit, showbiz, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him ...
Style: touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, dysfunctional family, friends, family relations, youth, disorder, family life, buddies, couples, teenage life, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 79K
Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, semi serious, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, bullying, adolescence, first love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school, infidelity, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, society, looking for love, teenage life, family problems, fall in love, friendship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, artists and showbiz, actor's life, family relations, family problems, friendship, infidelity, actress, letter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 4K
Losin' It (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, high school, teenager, locker room, coming of age, virginity, school, on the road, nothing goes right, nightlife, lifestyle, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, latin america, california, mexico, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%