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The Chumscrubber (2005)
 6.9
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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, 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, humorous, semi serious and harsh films with plots about youth, dysfunctional family, suburbs, mentor, runaway, dialogue and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Chumscrubber: Charlie Bartlett (2007), Igby Goes Down (2002), Imaginary Heroes (2004), The Way Way Back (2013), Thumbsucker (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, depression, bully, adolescence, girlfriend, high school, teenage life, popularity, private school, youth, acceptance, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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, dark humor, cynical, depressing ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, falling in love, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness ...
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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: humorous, sentimental, witty, emotional, stylized ...
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: 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
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, love and romance, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
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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, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, unfulfillment, youth, siblings relations ...
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Orange County (2002)
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
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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, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
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Country: USA, UK, Germany
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Audience: teens
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Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Country: USA, Germany, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hick (2011)
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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, sex comedy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
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