Movies like Getting Straight

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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, 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, protest ...
Time: 60s
Place: campus

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Most similar movies to Getting Straight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about youth, college, society, friendship, romance, college life and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Getting Straight: The Strawberry Statement (1970), The Paper Chase (1973), The Harrad Experiment (1973), There Goes My Baby (1994), The Sterile Cuckoo (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, journalism, media, politics, hopes, life is a bitch, against the rules, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, celebrity culture, chaos, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, talky, clever, uplifting, tense ...
Plot: college, law student, studying, paper airplane, chase, coming of age, power relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, twentysomething life, love and romance, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, sexual, serious, sincere
Plot: college, student, sex, sexuality, sexual relations, mate swapping, couple relations, youth, student life, power relations, unlikely couple, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, vietnam war, coming of age, innocence lost, society, lifestyle, feminism, human nature, introspection, high school life, rebelliousness, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: california, usa, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: college, college life, bus, broken heart, misfit, introspection, human nature, young lovers, self discovery, opposites attract, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 58K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, starting over, student life, teacher, power relations, petty job, self discovery, college life, self esteem, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 43K
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: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: college, college life, student life, fall in love, youth, friendship, rivalry, popularity, romance, friends, social misfits, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ 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: offbeat, semi serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: student, teachers and students, college, love affair, couples, romance, power relations, hopes, love and romance, opposites attract, youth, college life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, humorous, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: college, boredom, cheating, illness, love, teachers and students, power relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, university, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 5K
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, semi serious, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, society, rebelliousness, youth, state affairs, student life, lifestyle, university, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 205
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, school, ambition, youth, romance, desire for fame, hopes, young heroes, teenage life, musician's life, student life, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Unidentified (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At once gritty and whimsical, The Unidentified follow Estlin, a passionate young journalist scraping by in New York City. As his frustration with his entry-level job at a local newspaper peaks, his disgruntled best friend, Brooke, leaves Brooklyn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: idealism, politics, journalism, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, college, isolation, best friends, fall in love, optimism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, ohio, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, student film ...
Plot: racism, college, society, social relations, interracial relations, student life, college life, storytelling, prejudice, marijuana, obsession, poster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, year 2011, year 2012
Place: campus, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: lottery, coming of age, politics, vietnam war, college, friendship, high school, anti war, high school life, innocence lost, rebelliousness, human nature ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 1960s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 12K
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, college, innocence lost, coming of age, opposites attract, high school, high school life, social differences, human nature, lifestyle, prom, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 261
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: semi serious, clever, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: radio show, college, romance, student life, friends, love and romance, couples, looking for love, college life, opposites attract, youth, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 525
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: realistic, serious
Plot: utopia, rebellion, idealism, culture clash, youth, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, innocence lost, militant, society, feminism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.0
 454
First Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Golden-haired college soccer player William Katt falls hard for campus beauty Susan Dey, despite the fact that she's the mistress of an older, married attorney.
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: college, love triangle, starting over, school, couples, fall in love, power relations, romance, hopes, love and romance, infidelity, coming of age ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, youth, self discovery, best friends, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, high school life, society ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school dance, confession, boys' school, catholic school, hopes, friends, power relations, friendship, teachers and students, fighting the system, youth ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, boston, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 1K
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, college, twentysomething life, siblings relations, looking for sex, teachers and students, misfit, gender, student life, family relations, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, youth, poetry, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor, suicide, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.0
 182
Conventioneers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: democrat, politics, opposites attract, anti war, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, state affairs, college, friendship, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut, manhattan new york city, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: university, college, life is a bitch, romance, sexual relations, love and romance, state affairs, road not taken, young lovers, politics, youth, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia, germany, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 153
Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: college, legal, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, courtroom, youth, student life, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 2K
The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, culture clash, coming of age, drug abuse, concert, rock music, protest, politician, black panthers, pot smoking ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, south central los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
End of the Line (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: train, rebellion, aging, americana, self discovery, society, human nature, on the road, kidnapping, small town, politics, countryside ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 1K
Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, high school life, new year, society, teenage life, obsessive quest, urban ghetto, underdog, school, college, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Damsels in Distress (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: college, makeover, love and romance, youth, suicidal, lifestyle, looking for love, college life, best friends, verbal byplay, social relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%