Movies like Fandango

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Fandango (1985)
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Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious, inspirational, light, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: travel, male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, student life, obsessive quest, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, love and romance, buddies, trip, car, fireworks, surprise party, skydiving, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, bittersweet, friendship between men, airplane, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam

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Most similar movies to Fandango

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about friendship, coming of age, youth, friends, storytelling, unlikely friendships and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Fandango: Diner (1982), The Breakfast Club (1985), Smoke Signals (1998), The Wood (1999), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, love and romance, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, introspection, twentysomething life, youth, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, teachers and students, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 10K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, native american, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 8K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, best friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, lifestyle, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, teenage life, americana, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 13K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, ambition, youth, human nature, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, oldies, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, youth, love, love and romance, looking for love, teenage love, coming of age, homecoming, small town life, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.0
 1K
Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, buddies, ambition, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, resort, teenage life, skiing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 6K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, nothing goes right, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, high school life, lifestyle, rise to the top, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, friends, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, campfire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, obsessive quest, hopes, buddies, child illness, family problems, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, quarry ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 9K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 27K
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, female friendship, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, adulthood, small town, seance, reunion, photocopier, truth or dare ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1970 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
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, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, strong female presence, looking for love, unfulfillment, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 19K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: student life, road trip, youth, college, on the road, couples, coming of age, romance, fall in love, cross country, swimming pool, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
You Don't Get Life a Second Time (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mumbai-based Kabir Dhiman, who comes from a wealthy building construction family, proposes to his long-time girlfriend, Natasha, much to the delight of both their respective families. He then gets together with one of two of his close friends, Imran ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, philosophical ...
Plot: extreme sport, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, vacation, poet, free spirited, obsessive quest, fall in love, workaholic, escapades, wedding preparations and rituals, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, contests and competitions, sex, prostitute, teenager, virgin, loss of virginity, looking for sex, young lovers, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, youth, romance, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, love and romance, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: mermaid, amusement park, friends, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, fish out of water, partners, youth, buddies, best friends, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, hotel, retirement home, friendship, elderly, aging, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: touching, romantic, melancholic, light, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, battle of the sexes, singleness, male friendship, friendship between men, male bonding, playboy, african american, women, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 46K
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: friendship, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, love triangle, romance, roommate, ambition, young lovers, twentysomething life, looking for love, graduation, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, houston texas, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, youth, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Come As You Are (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: brothel, paralysis, self discovery, terminal illness, obsessive quest, disability, buddies, friends, independence, friendship, young people, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%