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Struck by Lightning (2012)
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Struck by Lightning (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lightning, blackmail, dead boy, teenage life, misfit, ambition, social misfits, best friends, youth, social relations, journalism, struck by lightning, narration from the grave, electrocution, friends, blind ambition, high school life, small town life, small town, coming of age, journal, power relations, death, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about youth, teenage life, high school, high school life, social relations, friends and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Struck by Lightning: Geography Club (2013), Radio Rebel (2012), Gippi (2013), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Expelled (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Geography Club (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club a as a discrete way to share their feelings and experiences.
Style: witty, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, closeted homosexual, gay, sexual orientation, coming of age, high school, teenage sexuality, friendship, coming out, teenage life, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Radio Rebel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage love, secret identity, youth, teenage life, first love, prom, popularity, teenager, female protagonist, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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Gippi (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gippi is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl, who, through the course of the film, learns to love herself for exactly who she is. It is also a tale of an underdog, who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, inspirational, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, underdog, rivalry, teenage life, friends, ambition, misfit, youth, social misfits, social relations, rivals, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenager, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, leukemia, high school student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, friends, youth, prankster, siblings relations, disorder, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, disorder, vengeance, high school, youth, society, coming of age, rivalry, teenage life, misfit, prank, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social relations, friendship, youth, high school life, power relations, best friends, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, society, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
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Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, physical appearance, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, prom, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
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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: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, witty ...
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Time: contemporary
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Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mary is a senior in high school. With graduation a few months away, she is faced with sudden changes in life, love, and friendship. Meanwhile, strange events begin to happen to her that seem completely random and without reason. She struggles to ...
Style: experimental, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, youth, best friends, friends, social relations, first love, schoolgirl, fall in love, self discovery, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: thailand, asia, france
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These Girls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the humorously edgy play by Vivienne Laxdal, These Girls is the story of three teenage girls who, in turn, seduce and then attempt to share Keith, an older married man. It is a tale of innocence, jealousy and friendship told as a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sex comedy
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: contemporary
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Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, teachers and students, freak, social relations, mentor, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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Campus Confidential (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: School... there is the popular crowd. Teachers favor some students over others. Because of this, Violet decides to start a school paper, which exposes many embarrassing secrets of popular kids who think they run the campus.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, social relations, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, misfit partners, suburbs, high school life, friendship, misfit, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The graduating class at Miss Aversham and Miss Cronstall's School for Girls find that they have - in defiance of the natural laws of probability - all blossomed simultaneously. Capitalizing on their unique status, and intent on teaching high ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
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Norman (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's terminal illness.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, emotional, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, misfit, coping, family problems, teenage life, dishonesty, social relations, teenage love, life is a bitch, parents and children, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Good Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, fish out of water, small town life, family problems, hopes, sport team, athlete's life, lifestyle, youth, dysfunctional family, working class, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
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38%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Place: usa
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The Liverpool Goalie (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Jo is a smart thinker of a guy, and has a very vivid imagination, but is bothered by his fellow classmates, and is a rather hopeless soccer goalie. Still he tries to cope with this difficult time in life. He's doing the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, anthology
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, parents and children, rebelliousness, high school, snitch, misfit ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, self discovery, high school, youth, leukemia, power relations, friends, mentally unstable, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, friendship, high school student, friends, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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100%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
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Time: 90s
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Treading Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, society, youth, high school life, social misfits, physical appearance, self discovery, social relations, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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