Movies like How to Deal

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How to Deal (2003)
 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 crazed sister is planning a wedding but has second thoughts and her best friend has fallen madly in love for the first time leaving Halley to feel even more alone.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, romantic, sweet, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenager, romance, youth, love and romance, teenage life, friendship, looking for love, fall in love, family problems, society, true love, self discovery, dysfunctional family, couples, lifestyle, single parent, divorce, wedding, first love, teenagers, teenage girl, best friend, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to How to Deal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, youth, teenager, romance, coming of age, friendship and destiny mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like How to Deal: For Keeps? (1988), A Walk to Remember (2002), Clueless (1995), Sixteen Candles (1984), Keith (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, romance, love and romance, first love, true love, teen romance, fall in love, terminal illness, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 185K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, intellectual ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, teen romance, popularity, fashion, opposites attract, youth, teenage life, couples, teenage love, love and romance, satire, teenagers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teenage love, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 106K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, birthday, self discovery, high school life, teenage life, youth, first love, love and romance, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 35K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teen romance, teenagers, teenage life, terminal illness, high school, romance, love, youth, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, wooing, teenage life, fall in love, youth, lifestyle, disorder, couples, high school, teen sex comedy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, high school, opposites attract, culture clash, young lovers, self destructing, family relations, unhappiness, romance, coming-of-age, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 54K
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: light, romantic, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance, high school life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, happy ending, friends, teen romance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, chicago illinois, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 18K
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, prom, high school, school, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, school dance, youth, misfit, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, high school, cheerleading, friendship, romance, social differences, fall in love, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, couples, social climbing ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 67K
The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, first sex, first love, youth, love and romance, virgin, romance, high school, love, virginity, teenagers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rise to the top, best friends, youth, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 96K
Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: emotional, captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenagers, teenage boy, adolescence, adventure, teenager, friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, youth, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, self discovery, romance, couple relations, couples, family life, friendship, parents and children, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: first love, coming of age, teenage love, teenage girl, female friendship, self discovery, letter, summer, jeans, best friends, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, mexico, south carolina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, unfulfillment, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
45%
 6.7
 29K
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, quarry, year 1963 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 9K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, best friends, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, prom, buddies, high school hunk, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Something Borrowed (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, cheating, wedding preparations and rituals, wedding, crush, best friend, friendship, romance, relationships, best friends, singleness, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, family disapproval, first love, graduation, coming of age, youth, young lovers, boyfriend, couples, wooing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington d.c., usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 1K
Book of Love (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: John Twiller takes down his high school yearbook and begins to reminiscence about that time he first moved into the neighborhood in 1956. His teenage self, Jack is obsessed with Lily one of the more popular girls around. The sole obstacle is Angelo, ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, high school, fish out of water, americana, youth, romance, friends, fall in love, couple relations, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 10K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school hunk, high school life, high school, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family relations, nightlife, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, innocence lost, social differences, human nature, eccentric family, singleness, teenage love, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, friends, addiction, human nature, contests and competitions, lifestyle, family relations, teenage life, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 38K
Crossroads (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, on the road, virgin, teenager, teenage love, road trip, high school, love and romance, dream, audition, pop music, singing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, georgia, usa, arizona, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 14K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, romance, love, couple relations, love affair, college life, youth, lifestyle, true love, bar, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%