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The Chumscrubber (2005)
 6.9
 18K
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, bleak, humorous, semi serious, witty, intense, clever, offbeat, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, youth, disorder, social decay, parent child relationship, parents and children, high school life, family problems, lifestyle, buddies, loss of friend, teenage life, family relations, psychiatrist, hallucination, mayor, brother brother 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 runaway, youth, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, drinking and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Chumscrubber: Igby Goes Down (2002), Imaginary Heroes (2004), The Way Way Back (2013), Thumbsucker (2005), The Upside of Anger (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, humorous, dark humor, cynical, depressing ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, fall in love, falling in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, humorous, sentimental, emotional, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, lifestyle, teenage life, loss of son, suburbs, coming of age, high school, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage life, family problems, youth, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, rehabilitation, psychologist, addiction, self discovery, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, couple relations, suburban life, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, unfulfillment, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, suspense, humorous, semi 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, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.7
 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: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, youth, abortion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, india, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, loneliness, character study, secret, mother son relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 47K
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: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, college, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: humorous, cynical, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, bully, depression, adolescence, girlfriend, teenage life, popularity, high school, private school, youth, acceptance, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.6
 1K
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, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, infidelity, couple relations, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 112K
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, stylized, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, graduation, blues, youth, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: car thief, road trip, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
 17K
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: dark humor, bleak, cynical, rough, witty ...
Plot: maid, high school, celebrity, exploitation, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, family problems, filmmaking, suburbs, strong sexual content, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, colombia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 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: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, misfit, love and romance, introspection, fall in love, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.8
 546
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, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, obsession, teenage life, eccentric family, youth, social misfits, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.9
 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, drugs/alcohol, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, depressing, philosophical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 14K
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, american dream, marital problem, infidelity, first love, marriage, teenage love, family life, family problems, violence, love, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 9K
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, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, coming of age, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, captivating, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, high school, friendship, first sex, abortion, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teenage love, teacher, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 613
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, family life, nightlife, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, family life, self discovery, couple relations, lifestyle, eccentric family, down on your luck, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.0
 3K
Fifty Pills (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A combination of unfortunate circumstances force Darren into the situation where he has to sell off the eponymous stash of drugs in a limited time frame.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, disturbing
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college life, college, teenage life, high school life, drug dealing, nothing goes right, student life, youth, coming of age, crimes, lifestyle, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 19K
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, captivating, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, on the road, friendship, teenage runaway, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, child abandonment, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, school, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, hopes, obsession, media, teenage love, love and romance, misfit, filmmaking, teenage life, introspection, high school life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 44K
Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, christianity, high school, friendship, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual, teenage life, teenage love, youth, unwanted pregnancy, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%