Movies like How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

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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, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching, feel good, sexy, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, latinx lead, store, best friends, romance, countryside, feminism, innocence lost, looking for love, teenage love, pregnancy, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, golden years, human nature, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, small town life, teenage life, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, family relations, romance, youth, couples, friends and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer: Mystic Pizza (1988), The Inkwell (1994), Our Family Wedding (2010), How to Deal (2003), Murphy's Romance (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.2
 21K
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, coming-of-age, lobster, commitment, romance, best friends, siblings relations, small town life, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, connecticut, usa, england, london
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95%
 6.5
 1K
The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, best friends, friendship, innocence lost, siblings relations, romance, singleness, social differences, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, culture clash, interracial marriage, romance, family relations, interracial relations, family life, love and romance, society, couples, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teen angst, high school, teenage love, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, suburbs, teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, friendship, female friendship, self discovery, teenage girl, summer, jeans, soccer, loss of friend, first love, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, south carolina, greece, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 437
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, small town, dysfunctional family, family life, gays and lesbians, single parent, parents and children, gender, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 3K
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, college, babies and infants, small town, single parent, young lovers, school, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, female friendship, reunion, romance, best friends, young adult, summer vacation, friends, self discovery, looking for love, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, rhode island, turkey, alabama, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family life, single parent, romance, opposites attract, working class, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, starting over, couple relations, romance, nightclub, small town, love affair, parents and children, gambling, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 77K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, family relations, teenage life, first love, dating, middle aged, love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, romance, best friends, musician's life, teenage love, teenage life, suburbs, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, groupie ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: semi serious, talky, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sister sister relationship, love triangle, fall in love, gays and lesbians, drug use, romance, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 41K
Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, cooking and food, domestic violence, feminism, pregnancy, friendship, diary, waitress, marriage, unwanted pregnancy, doctor, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Skipped Parts (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, sex, pregnancy, governor, high school, single parent, parents and children, party, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: wyoming, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pets, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years, aging, parents and children, family life, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight"s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, hometown, reunion, eating disorder, pianist, snow, buddies, human nature, romance, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.9
 832
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming out, high school, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, romance, suburbs, high school life, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 50K
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, humorous, light, romantic, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, high school, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: divorce, single mother, romance, friendship, best friends, feminism, suburbs, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, thirtysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lottery, young lovers, couple relations, romance, sibling relationship, youth, grandparent grandchild relationship, looking for love, love triangle, eccentric family, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, troubled teen, summer, friendship, drugs/alcohol, theme park, drug dealing, dysfunctional family, teenager, parent child relationship, money problems, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.3
 2K
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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, chess, best friends, looking for love, romance, singleness, family gatherings, midlife crisis, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, true love, family, love and romance, best friends, romance, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, family life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I'm Reed Fish (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an old high school crush returns to his small hometown, Reed Fish's once simple, calculated life begins to unravel. A drunken incident prompts Reed's fiancee (Alexis Bledel) and the entire town to turn against him. This one-of-a-kind ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, bar, coming of age, radio show, high school, young lovers, romance, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, singleness, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, couples, condom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: physical appearance, coming of age, coming-of-age, culture clash, parents and children, urban, family business, rebellion, working class, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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