Movies like How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

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How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
 6.3
 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, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching, feel good, sexy, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, latinx lead, best friends, store, romance, feminism, countryside, 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, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about love and romance, family relations, couples, romance, youth, coming of age and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer: Mystic Pizza (1988), Our Family Wedding (2010), The Inkwell (1994), How to Deal (2003), 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, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, coming-of-age, commitment, siblings relations, romance, small town life, love and romance, teenage life, 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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
76%
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, jeans, summer, best friends, teenage life, letter, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, south carolina, greece, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, best friends, friendship, innocence lost, romance, siblings relations, singleness, social differences, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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: high school, teenage love, teen angst, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, romance, couple relations, nightclub, love affair, small town, parents and children, gambling, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: semi serious, touching, 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 ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
53%
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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: date night, girls' night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, family life, unfulfillment, golden years, parents and children, love and romance, disorder, search, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 445
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, sexual, realistic, 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 ⇓
50%
 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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
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
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, happy ending, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, female friendship, best friend, reunion, romance, best friends, summer vacation, young adult, friends, self discovery, looking for love, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, rhode island, yale university, alabama, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sister sister relationship, love triangle, fall in love, gays and lesbians, drug use, introspection, romance, couple relations, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: clever, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, moral dilemma, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lottery, young lovers, romance, couple relations, grandparent grandchild relationship, sibling relationship, youth, looking for love, love triangle, eccentric family, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, 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 ⇓
43%
 7.3
 78K
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, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, coming of age, love, love and romance, youth, family relations, teenage life, family, casual sex, first love, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, feel good, realistic, 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 ⇓
42%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, beach, teenage life, youth, romance, human nature, infidelity, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious, humorous, talky, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, college, coming of age, gender, love and romance, youth, romance, couples, opposites attract, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
Place: harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, high school life, school, couples, teenage life, coming of age, wooing, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, romance, single parent, unlikely couple, womanizer, crumbling marriage, human nature, obsession, fall in love, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: switching roles, fish out of water, romance, disorder, parallel world, tv show, twentysomething life, imaginary, love and romance, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: coming of age, physical appearance, culture clash, parents and children, coming-of-age, urban, family business, rebellion, working class, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 26K
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, kennedy assassination, dress, jewish girl, bell ringing, gynecological exam, bell tower, self discovery, convent ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, texas, dallas texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, summer, troubled teen, friendship, drugs/alcohol, theme park, drug dealing, money problems, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, teenager, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, beach, best friends, romance, young lovers, boyfriend, summer, couple relations, looking for love, looking for sex, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, single mother, parent child relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, latinx lead, teenager, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%