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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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: feel good, humorous, touching, sexy, sexual, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, romance, parents and children, human nature, teenage life, family life, lifestyle, society, family in crisis, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, sex, family relations, countryside, teenage love, best friends, pregnancy, youth, friends, love and romance, feminism, infidelity, hopes, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa

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, romance, couples, family relations, youth, parents and children and lifestyle mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer: Mystic Pizza (1988), How to Deal (2003), Our Family Wedding (2010), 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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, graduation, hopes, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 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, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, romance, love and romance, youth, teenage life, fall in love, looking for love, society, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, love and romance, couples, culture clash, family life, parents and children, family tradition, interracial marriage, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, family relations, friendship, teenage love, human nature, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, singleness, social differences, eccentric family, twentysomething life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 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, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: starting over, love affair, parents and children, gambling, teenage life, opposites attract, golden years, death in the family, small town, singing, fall in love, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, best friends, fall in love, looking for love, unfulfilled love, family life, family problems, couples, dream come true, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 877
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: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: suburbs, gay teenager, social relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, parents and children, gender, family relations, high school, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, school, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 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, sentimental, witty, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, sister sister relationship, looking for love, fall in love, introspection, couple relations, true love, human nature, romance, lifestyle, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 460
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, small town, couples, love and romance, single parent, misfit, lifestyle, homecoming, fish out of water, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sexy, humorous, realistic, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, midlife crisis, infidelity, romance, lifestyle, sex, pregnancy, skiing, existentialism, relationships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 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, sentimental, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, pregnant woman nude, twists & turns, working class, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 183
The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, romance, wedding, lifestyle, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, homecoming, estrangement, couples, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, love and romance, looking for love, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, couple relations, self discovery, romance, couples, friendship, family life, parents and children, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 888
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, best friends, youth, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenage love, teenage girl, female friendship, self discovery, letter, jeans, summer, best friends, teenage life, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, mexico, greece, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 28K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, quarry, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 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, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, teenage pregnancy, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kiss the Bride (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sibling drama overshadows the impending nuptials of Danni Sposato and her longtime boyfriend, Geoff Brancato. Television actress Niki brings her manager-boyfriend, Marty, to meet the family for the first time, while spiky youngest sister Toni shows ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, reunion, success, lifestyle, eccentric family, parents and children, looking for love, impossible love, family gatherings, romance, unlikely couple, starlet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, witty, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sex, coming of age, high school, single parent, youth, teenage life, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, small town, friendship, sexual awakening ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1963, 60s, 50s ...
Place: missouri, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: touching, witty, humorous, sincere, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, midlife crisis, human nature, looking for love, relationship vs career, buddies, society, thirtysomething life ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, romance, love triangle, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, couples, lottery, romantic triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A between-the-sheets peek at Black Love and Sexuality
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: sexual relations, teenage life, society, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, couples, romance, sexual content, profanity, loss of virginity, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, golden years, disorder, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, lifestyle, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My First Mister (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of ...
Style: gothic, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, unlikely couple, teenage life, human nature, romance, workplace, youth, follow your dream, odd couple, coming of age, intergenerational friendship, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, couples, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, nothing goes right, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, best friends, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, teenage life, teenage love, music band, suburbs, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, youth, rise to the top, best friends, teenage love, parents and children, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, graduation, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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