Movies like Empire Records

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Empire Records (1995)
 6.7
 52K
Empire Records (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.
Style: feel good, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, cynical, semi serious, cult film, surprise ending, nostalgic, weird ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: record store, coming of age, store, cupcake, twenty something, sidewalk, teenage life, youth, rock, friends, partners, self discovery, virginity, buddies, workplace, save the day, workplace situations, profanity, teenager, dancing, friendship, sexuality, sex, monster, casino ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, teenager, coming of age, storytelling, mentor, youth and catastrophe mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Empire Records: High Fidelity (2000), Singles (1992), Pretty in Pink (1986), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Adventureland (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 173K
High Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, grunge, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, self discovery, musician's life, rock, music, sexuality, breakup, romance, soul music, love and romance, career, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 29K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: grunge, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music band, city life, music, love and romance, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, clubbing, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while ...
Style: feel good, funny, exciting, sweet, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely couple, nightlife, teenage life, teenagers, obsessive quest, youth, fall in love, lifestyle, ex couple relations, one night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, cheerleading, high school, friendship, romance, dream girl, social differences, couples, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, social climbing ...
Time: 80s
Place: tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 156K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, job seeking, amusement park, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, teenager, workplace, friends, workplace situations, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, boston, pittsburgh, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 47K
Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, best friends, roommate, love triangle, romance, twentysomething life, looking for love, graduation, ambition, youth, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 28K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, female friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, best friends, small town, teenage life, reunion, seance, adulthood, photocopier, friends ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.0
 15K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, romance, love, college life, love affair, couple relations, youth, lifestyle, true love, bar, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, friends, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Style: sexual, humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, loss of virginity, teenage love, contests and competitions, sex, prostitute, virgin, looking for sex, young lovers, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 21K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, music, love and romance, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
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37%
 4.9
 3K
Satisfaction (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, rock and roll, music, coming of age, friendship, romance, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, artists and showbiz, youth, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 34K
Grease 2 (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: motorcycle, high school, cinderella story, opposites attract, rivalry, high school life, talent show, coming of age, misfit, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No Small Affair (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, fall in love, teenage life, teenager, nightclub, singer, photograph, happy ending, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 48K
Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: sincere, feel good, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance, teenage love, dancer's life, love and romance, small town, youth, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, social relations, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, southern usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 118K
Mallrats (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.
Style: humorous, talky, cynical, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slacker, shopping mall, friendship, farce, marijuana, love and romance, youth, troublemaker, loser, rivalry, absurdism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.8
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, groupie, young lovers, best friends, musician's life, romance, lifestyle, teenage life, teenage love, music band, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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35%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, friends, friendship, mental institution, psychiatrist, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 11K
ATL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.
Style: feel good, serious, uplifting, rough, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: hip hop, coming of age, friendship, drug dealing, crimes, ambition, self discovery, social differences, teenage life, siblings relations, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, london, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be well on his way to a successful career at a Fortune 500 company, but instead he rebels against maturity by taking a job at a video store. Matt rethinks his position when his unrequited high-school crush, Tori, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, profanity, best friend, proposal, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, buddies, lifestyle, party, lie, deception, becoming an adult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids
Plot: friends, fainting, friendship, music band, obsessed fan, the beatles, obsessive quest, buddies, teenage life, high school life, unfulfilled love, music ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight"s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, reunion, pianist, hometown, coming of age, couple relations, buddies, romance, couples, looking for love, friendship, snow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: catholic school, dancing, friendship, tv show, dance, vengeance, coming of age, love and romance, lifestyle, society, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 87K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenager, high school life, teenage life, teenagers, adolescence, popularity, high school student, friends, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%