Movies like Dream a Little Dream

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Dream a Little Dream (1989)
 5.8
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Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby's body and can only contact Bobby in his dreams.
Style: humorous, inspirational, touching, offbeat, not serious, clever, cult film, surreal, nostalgic, weird ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, dream, fish out of water, romance, youth, friendship, misfit, wish come true, self discovery, disorder, school, family relations, switching roles, teenager, switching bodies, unlikely friendships, transformation, teenage life, friends, love and romance, hopes, high school life, unfulfilled love, child as adult, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey

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Most similar movies to Dream a Little Dream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about youth, high school, teenager, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance and unlikely friendships mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Dream a Little Dream: 18 Again! (1988), Big (1988), License to Drive (1988), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006), Like Father Like Son (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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18 Again! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of unrelated films, including Like Father, Like Son and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, wish come true, fish out of water, golden years, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, soul transference, mistaken identity, misfit, aging ...
Time: 80s
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95%
 7.3
 207K
Big (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: child as adult, body swapping, wish fulfillment, toys, adolescence, fish out of water, toy maker, child's point of view, adulthood, disorder, longing, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
License to Drive (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, drunk driving, underage drinking, nothing goes right, love and romance, family relations, friendship, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, teenage love, coming of age, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A visit to a natural history museum proves catastrophic for two high school rivals, an overachiever and a jock, when an ancient Aztec statue casts a spell that causes them to switch bodies and see exactly what it's like to walk in the ...
Style: humorous, romantic, feel good, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, battle of the sexes, teenage love, teenager, gender bending, love and romance, high school, school, soul transference, romance, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Like Father Like Son (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he's completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris' problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, inspirational, sentimental, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, high school, child as adult, disorder, misfit, youth, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, odd couple, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, youth, rise to the top, lifestyle, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friends, human nature, addiction, contests and competitions, teenager, fall in love, lifestyle, teenage life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 5.8
 19K
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, prom, high school, school, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, school dance, youth, misfit, friends, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, romance, college, gender bending, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Wish Upon a Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Alexia Wheaton hasn't been herself lately. Neighter has her 15-year-old sister Hayley. In fact they've been each other. Alexia becomes fashion-challenged Hayley and she in turn becomes styling Alexia and the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, sisters, high school, wish come true, disorder, teenage life, sibling relationship, siblings relations, fish out of water, family, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.9
 5K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 1K
Book of Love (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: John Twiller takes down his high school yearbook and begins to reminiscence about that time he first moved into the neighborhood in 1956. His teenage self, Jack is obsessed with Lily one of the more popular girls around. The sole obstacle is Angelo, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, fish out of water, high school, americana, youth, romance, friends, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 36K
Uptown Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, brat, friendship, initially antagonists, friends, family relations, self discovery, spoiled brat, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Almost Normal (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time, the world is gay and to be straight is considered deviant ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, road not taken, time travel, coming out, midlife crisis, opposites attract, teenage life, self discovery, teenage love, fish out of water, disorder, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 176K
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: romance, body swapping, true love, youth, best friends in love, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, love and romance, wish come true, fashion, desire, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2004 ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, self discovery, romance, couple relations, couples, family life, friendship, parents and children, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, love and romance, youth, teenage life, looking for love, society, family problems, fall in love, friendship, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 3.6
 39K
Crossroads (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, on the road, virgin, teenage love, road trip, friendship between girls, high school, love and romance, dream, audition, pop music, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, georgia, usa, arizona, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 77K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school life, high school, friendship, rich man poor woman, prom, teenage love, crush, romance, relationships, love, slumber party, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, modern day adaptation, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, teenage life, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenager, teen romance, youth, love and romance, teenage love, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 109K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, birthday, self discovery, first love, high school life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Shag - More Dancing (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, first love, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle, teenage love, friends, teen romance, teenage life, when the parents are away, family relations, platonic, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, teen sex comedy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, friendship, wooing, teenage life, fall in love, youth, lifestyle, disorder, couples, high school, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 10K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school hunk, teenage love, high school life, high school, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family relations, nightlife, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Bart Got a Room (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone is searching for love in director Brian Hecker's semi-autobiographical story. Danny Stein, a high school senior at the bottom of the social food chain, needs a prom date. As a cause of anxiety for Danny, Bart Beeber, the nerdiest guy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, wooing, teenage love, love and romance, friends, looking for sex, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, lifestyle, underdog, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, humiliation, undercover, entrapment, hidden identity, romance, fall in love, journalism, high school life, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 3K
Full of It (2007)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young kid (Pinkston) is forced to live out the lies he told to become popular.
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, feel good, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: wish come true, high school, lie, teenage life, high school life, misfit, fish out of water, fantasy becomes reality, teachers and students, basketball, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%