Movies like Fandango

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Fandango (1985)
 6.7
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious, road movie, inspirational, light, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, love and romance, buddies, travel, skydiving, car, surprise party, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, bittersweet, friendship between men, airplane, youth, friends, escapades, society, americana, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam

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Most similar movies to Fandango

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about coming of age, youth, friendship, friends, dialogue, mentor and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Fandango: Diner (1982), The Breakfast Club (1985), The Wood (1999), Smoke Signals (1998), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 21K
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, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, couples, youth, buddies, lifestyle, twentysomething life, introspection ...
Time: 50s, 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: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.0
 9K
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, wedding, coming of age, high school, erection, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 12K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, on the road, friendship, self discovery, escapades, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, orphan, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, family relations, high school, teenage life, small town life, americana, bittersweet, youth, best friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, radio, friendship, first love, party, love at first sight, teenage love, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, car race, dating ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.7
 14K
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homeless, friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.4
 4K
Gueros (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, G├╝eros brims with youthful exuberance.
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, friendship, family relations, youth, escapades, disorder, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, buddies, teenage life, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.7
 29K
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, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, female friendship, friendship, best friends, small town, teenage life, friends, youth, adulthood, women, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.9
 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: young lovers, fall in love, buddies, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, resort, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 21K
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, hopes, buddies, obsessive quest, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, talky
Plot: lifestyle, friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, on the road, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: road trip, teenage life, car thief, love and romance, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 7K
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, parents and children, nothing goes right, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 11K
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, teenage life, family problems, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, virgin, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 10K
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, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, beach, romance, contests and competitions, young lovers, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 21K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, chick flick
Plot: road trip, youth, college, on the road, student life, couples, coming of age, romance, fall in love, cross country, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, college, follow your dream, ambition, self discovery, youth, athlete's life, hopes, love and romance, romance, underdog, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, teenager, coming of age, sex, loss of virginity, contests and competitions, teenage love, prostitute, virgin, young lovers, looking for sex, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 3K
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, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, custody, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.6
 49K
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, youth, ambition, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
 2K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, summer, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, beach, power relations, friends, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
More American Graffiti (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.
Style: non-linear, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: marijuana, faked death, hippie, drag racing, police brutality, student protest, coming of age, bittersweet, americana, vietnam war, rock, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, usa, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 1K
The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, love and romance, best friends, society, lifestyle, romance, youth, bittersweet, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
 383
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: amusement park, mermaid, friends, couples, family relations, partners, buddies, youth, best friends, introspection, couple relations, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%