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Getting Straight (1970)
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Getting Straight (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Graduate student Harry Bailey was once one of the most visible undergraduate activists on campus, but now that he's back studying for his master's, he's trying to fly right. Trouble is, the campus is exploding with various student movements, and Harry's girlfriend, Jan, is caught up in most of them. As Harry gets closer to finishing his degree, he finds his iconoclastic attitude increasingly aligned with the students rather than the faculty.
Style: humorous, sentimental, thought provoking, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative, reflective
Plot: college, vietnam war, revolution, anti war, student, youth, military, politics, teachers and students, fighting the system, self discovery, student life, rebellion, hopes, moral dilemma, society, lifestyle, rebelliousness, college life, idealism, homecoming, state affairs, dedicated educator, power relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about youth, college, friendship, society, love and romance, romance and college life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Getting Straight: The Paper Chase (1973), The Strawberry Statement (1970), The Harrad Experiment (1973), The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), There Goes My Baby (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Paper Chase (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: college, law student, student life, college life, youth, contests and competitions, hopes, instructor, human nature, self discovery, fall in love, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston, california
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100%
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Simon (Bruce Davison), a student at a fictional university in San Francisco (based on San Francisco State College) is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman (Kristina Holland) in his dormitory ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: university, politics, journalism, media, life is a bitch, hopes, against the rules, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, chaos and mayhem, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Harrad Experiment (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: At fictional Harrad College students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by Robert Rimmer, this movie deals with the concept of free love during the height of the sexual revolution which took ...
Style: sexual, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: student film
Plot: college, loss of virginity, student, sexuality, couples, power relations, sexual relations, gender, young lovers, unlikely couple, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: college, college life, couple relations, introspection, opposites attract, unlikely couple, misfit, young lovers, coming of age, student life, broken heart, bus ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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There Goes My Baby (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school seniors meets in the summer of 1965 and all struggle with the choices they have to make.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, hopes, vietnam war, high school life, feminism, idealism, self discovery, human nature, teenage life, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: california, vietnam, usa, asia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: lottery, friendship, anti war, college, politics, coming of age, fighting the system, teenage life, rebelliousness, wartime life, kids in trouble, campaign ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1970, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dear White People (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, college life, student life, campus, satire, prejudice, storytelling, marijuana, obsession, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013, year 2016 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Surviving Desire (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Jude, a college professor, is obsessed with Sophie, his student. She, in turn, is intrigued by his scholarly charm. Flirtation turns to lust and the two become lovers.
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: student, teachers and students, youth, love and romance, power relations, couples, college, college life, love affair, hopes, opposites attract, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, couples, looking for love, college life, obsession, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
My Mother Frank (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a meddlesome mother enrolls in university with her son, old and new worlds collide with awesome consequences.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, emotional
Plot: family relations, love, college, cheating, boredom, fall in love, self discovery, youth, society, romance, college life, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, student life, starting over, teacher, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, self discovery, college life, power relations, petty job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Heaven Help Us (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: discipline, high school, school dance, teenage life, friendship, rebelliousness, teachers and students, society, coming of age, youth, dating, catholic school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Born in 68 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Paris, 1968. Catherine, Yves and Hervé are twenty years old. They're students and they love each other. The May student uprisings radically change their lives. Overtaken by communal utopia, they leave the city with a few friends to set up ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: utopia, family relations, friendship, rebelliousness, terminal illness, parents and children, idealism, culture clash, society, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
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Sydney White (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.
Style: humorous, feel good, modern fairy tale, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: popularity, college, romance, student life, youth, sorority, rivalry, fall in love, college life, society, friendship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
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44%
Little Red Flowers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Liang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will. His father deposits him at a well-appointed residential kindergarten in post-1949 Beijing, since his parents are often away. Life at the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: boarding school, rebelliousness, boarding school life, lifestyle, social relations, idealism, teachers and students, road not taken, society, dedicated educator, hopes, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
40%
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Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, college, thirtysomething life, older man younger woman relationship, dull life, college student, romance, college life, fall in love, love and romance, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, idealism, true love, life is a bitch, romance, politics, political unrest, road not taken, college life, social differences, society, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, north korea, germany, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dorfman in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love's downtown L.A loft, her world, as she knows it, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, emotional, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, fish out of water, life turned upside down, looking for love, romance, daydreamer, disorder, misfit, singleness, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Baby It's You (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, opposites attract, forbidden love, college, innocence lost, class differences, social differences, fall in love, college life, human nature, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, lifestyle, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, fighting the system, satire, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Going Greek (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loner freshman Jake Taylor is forced to join the wildest fraternity on campus when the frat brothers refuse to accept his geeky cousin/roommate unless Jake agrees to pledge with him. As the semester progresses, Jake struggles to maintain his grades ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: college, teenage life, siblings relations, teenage love, college life, power relations, opposites attract, underdog, youth, romance, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, politics, righting the wronged, teachers and students, lifestyle, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school life, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unsure of what to do next, 23-year-old Marnie tries her best to navigate life after college in this romantic comedy. Still partying like there's no tomorrow, Marnie drags herself out of bed for her miserable temp job and can't decide ...
Style: mumblecore, humorous, touching, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, romance, youth, looking for love, college, love and romance, friends, couple relations, human nature, school, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
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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 ⇓
33%
 6.3
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, nothing goes right, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When Calls the Heart (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, teacher, ambition, workplace situations, hopes, love and romance, workplace, misfit, power relations, fall in love, americana, fish out of water ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
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32%
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So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, fall in love, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, love and romance, university, coming of age, youth, break-up, breakup, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 276
Roommates (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 'Carry On' director Gerald Thomas helms this comedy caper featuring early appearances by James Robertson Justice, Sid James, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Williams, Liz Fraser and Eric Barker. The film follows the hi-jinks of a group of music ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: college, young heroes, hopes, school, teachers and students, student life, teenage life, youth, romance, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%