Movies like Election

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Election (1999)
 7.3
 82K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, biting, clever, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, satirical, bleak ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, party, jealousy, infidelity, election, lesbian, politics, morality, divorce, graduation, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, family relations, president, loner, obsessive quest, high school life, campaign, society, couples, dishonesty, young people, humiliation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., california

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Most similar movies to Election

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, clever and humorous films with plots about dialogue, mentor, pornography, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Election: Pretty Persuasion (2005), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Husbands and Wives (1992), Easy A (2010), The Spectacular Now (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This adult comedy follows six characters, three men and three women from a cross-section of social groups, as they play sexual power games. When an affair fires up between 2 of the married characters, it sparks a chain of consequences for all of ...
Style: sexual, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, unhappiness, extramarital affair, male friendship, betrayal, love affair, couple relations, midlife crisis, thirtysomething life, sexual relations, battle of the sexes, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, family problems, breakup, fall in love, couple relations, romance, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 326K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage life, notoriety, teenage love, adolescence, parents and children, friends, high school life, love and romance, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, youth, love and romance, classmates, drinking problem, couples, teenager, teenage sex, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, romantic, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, fall in love, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, party, boyfriend, youth, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, prom, teenager, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, undercover, hidden identity, romance, fall in love, journalism, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, gender, biological father, artificial insemination, lesbian relationship, argument, control freak, parenthood, parents and children, gays and lesbians, suburbs, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: intellectual, witty, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, exam, coming of age, friendship, gay, oxford, education, boys' school, student, history teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, renaissance, year 1983, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 236K
The Graduate (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.
Style: witty, sexual, melancholic, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, forbidden love, infidelity, lovers, jealousy, wedding, graduate, seduction, romance, coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Anniversary Party (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the British novelist Joe Therrian (Alan Cumming) receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors ...
Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: infidelity, ballet, abortion, party, ecstasy, hollywood, anniversary, couples, dishonesty, youth, family problems, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
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 ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
35%
 6.0
 15K
She's the One (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, taxi driver, dangerous attraction, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love affair, siblings relations, wedding, sibling relationship, love of one's life, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 24K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: clever, biting, humorous, witty, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, campaign, senator, election, insurance, election campaign, political satire, culture clash, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: transvestism, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, dishonesty, couples, gender bending, true love, youth, family relations, gender, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Oh in Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Priscilla and Jack appear to be the perfect couple, but they have a secret: She is sexually frustrated. They separate in the hope of resolving the situation. While Jack moves into a bachelor pad and begins an affair with a student, Priscilla ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, high school, sex, sexual dysfunction, support group, love triangle, depression, orgasm, lust, nightclub, adultery, promise ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and ...
Style: clever, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, lesbian, cheerleading, cheerleader, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, closeted homosexual, graduation, friends, love and romance, camp ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, parents and children, buddies, partners, couples, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, hawaii, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: realistic, witty, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, opposites attract, young lovers, party, graduation, forbidden love, fear of flying, kickboxer, daughter, romance, coming of age, retirement home ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, cynical, clever, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, bet, teenage life, manipulation, femme fatale, virgin, sexuality, ego clash, strong sexual content, diary, private school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 16K
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, sexual, clever ...
Plot: maid, coma, celebrity, exploitation, high school, dysfunctional family, sex, filmmaking, social differences, society, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 121K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, talky, witty, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, age difference, mistress, divorce, love triangle, dating, lolita, adultery, city life, crumbling relationship, friendship, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 168K
Sideways (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, golf, depression, vacation, on the road, midlife crisis, fall in love, best friends, love and romance, road trip, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Outside Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, revenge, police, love, sex, party, student, humiliation, prank, college, suicide, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rhode island, campus, usa, connecticut, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, couples, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 15K
Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: psychological, clever, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, dishonesty, loneliness, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, family relations, dysfunctional character, human nature, aging, bankrupt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, macau, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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