Movies like How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

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How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
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 566
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: humorous, sexual, sentimental, touching, feel good, sexy, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, teenage life, teenage love, best friends, pregnancy, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, feminism, family life, infidelity, looking for love, hopes, society, human nature, couples, small town life, lifestyle, gender, coming of age, countryside, innocence lost, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa

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Most similar movies to How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, youth, friends and parents and children mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer: Mystic Pizza (1988), Our Family Wedding (2010), How to Deal (2003), The Inkwell (1994), Passionada (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, siblings relations, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Our Family Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, culture clash, love and romance, parents and children, interracial relations, couples, family life, family tradition, interracial marriage, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, society, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, looking for love, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.5
 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, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friends, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, singleness, love and romance, romance, siblings relations, family relations, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, female friendship, teenage girl, self discovery, first love, letter, summer, jeans, teenage life, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, south carolina, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 1K
Passionada (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband had been a fisherman who died at sea. The widow's teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man whose new in town. The ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dealing with death, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, couples, death in the family, love affair, small town life, small town, gambling, starting over, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 4K
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, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, high school, coming of age, romance, small town, couples, teenage love, dysfunctional family, small town life, teenage life, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, working class, opposites attract, single parent, youth, self discovery, parents and children, singleness, looking for love, eccentric family, couples, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.4
 51K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, happy ending, friendship, high school, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 3K
Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle, teenage love, romance, teenage life, musician's life, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family problems, family life, disorder, parents and children, unfulfillment, golden years, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Friends & Lovers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, chess, estrangement, family gatherings, looking for love, love triangle, infidelity, best friends, midlife crisis, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 2K
Easy (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, sister sister relationship, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, coming of age, looking for love, celibacy, couples, fall in love, true love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Dirty Laundry (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexy, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, small town, dysfunctional family, fish out of water, social relations, homecoming, youth, single parent, eccentric family, couples, family life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, youth, love, looking for love, love and romance, teenage love, coming of age, small town life, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
California Dreaming (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beach, coming of age, friends, romance, love and romance, misfit, lifestyle, human nature, youth, fish out of water, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 842
Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, clever, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming out, love and romance, high school hunk, escape from reality, friends, romance, gays and lesbians, family relations, parents and children, interracial relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, best friends, couples, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, best friend, female friendship, romance, self discovery, youth, separated, archaeologist, lovers reunited, best friends, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, rhode island, athens greece, greece, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4K
Carolina (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carolina is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Mika Boorem, Randy Quaid, and Jennifer Coolidge. Lisa Sheridan has a cameo role in the film, and Barbara Eden has the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lottery, romance, family relations, couple relations, friends, love and romance, best friends, eccentric family, wooing, couples, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, clever, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, couple relations, single parent, romance, suburban life, love and romance, parents and children, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, beach, romance, best friends, youth, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 2K
Go Fish (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: witty, clever, sexual, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, lesbian relationship, homosexuality, couple relations, friends, family relations, twentysomething life, parents and children, gender, lifestyle, society, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the off-Broadway smash of the 1970's; a poor Harvard student's romance with a girl hits a rough spot when he realizes , on his 21st birthday, that he's in love with her brother.
Style: sexy, offbeat, touching, sexual, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, family relations, unfulfillment, looking for love, couples, college, coming of age, gender, love and romance, romance, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, starting over, single parent, single mother, horse ranch, romance, friendship, divorce, fall in love, social relations, small town life, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, looking for love, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, golden years, friends, romance, best friends, actor's life, human nature, estrangement, terminal illness, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Matchmaker Santa (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, couples, family life, fall in love, disorder, love triangle, love and romance, couple relations, family, family relations, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, romance, suburban life, rise to the top, buddies, suburbs, partners, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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