Movies like Kicking and Screaming

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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
 6.8
 13K
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty, clever, contemplative, intellectual ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, drinking alcohol, drinking, student, party, father son relationship, roommate, husband wife relationship, friendship between men, video store, solitude, lone hero, friends, partners, society, urban, social misfits, profanity, graduate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, prague, milwaukee wisconsin, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Kicking and Screaming

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about friendship, drinking, drinking alcohol, dialogue, friends, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Kicking and Screaming: Frances Ha (2012), Swingers (1996), Beautiful Girls (1996), Rushmore (1998), Naked in New York (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, adolescence vs adulthood, city life, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, sacramento california ...
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 7.2
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Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, swinger, party, hollywood, starting over, friendship, friends, clubbing, buddies, machismo, comedian, self esteem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
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100%
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: feel good, humorous, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, reunion, pianist, hometown, coming of age, couple relations, buddies, romance, couples, looking for love, friendship, snow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 175K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, student, jealousy, adolescence, mentor, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Naked in New York (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, showbiz, college, romance, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, couples, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, santa fe new mexico, boston, california
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 7.0
 30K
The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, first love, fall in love, doctors and patients, hip hop, love affair, buddies, misfit, social misfits, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 6.0
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200 Cigarettes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, new year's eve, love and romance, romance, nightlife, couples, twentysomething life, singleness, looking for love, sexual dysfunction, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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32%
 6.6
 47K
Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, best friends, roommate, love triangle, romance, twentysomething life, looking for love, graduation, ambition, youth, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.1
 37K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, twists and turns ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, misfit, fall in love, reunion, self fulfillment, mentally unstable, love and romance, buddies, escape from reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 2K
Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his first date at age 15 ended with the girl making out with another man at a party, aspiring writer Lester Grimm has treated all his girlfriends with jealousy and suspicion. While dating Ramona Ray, paranoia gets the best of him when he ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, infidelity, substitute teacher, jealousy, romance, screwball, couples, disorder, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, iowa, brooklyn new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, buddies, partners, youth, friends, hanging, society, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, breakup, friendship, dishonesty, family problems, teacher student relationship, romance, couple relations, human nature, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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28%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: humorous, intellectual, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, fetish, self discovery, introspection, buddies, couple relations, ghost, adultery, schizophrenic, husband wife relationship, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sleep with Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. ...
Style: clever, witty, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, wedding, friendship, infidelity, marriage proposal, marriage, introspection, singleness, looking for love, fall in love, frame up, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
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Telling You (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two college graduates who find themselves stuck behind the counter of a pizza parlor while their friends move on struggle to find a new direction for their lives.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, college, college graduate, youth, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, down on your luck, twentysomething life, workplace situations, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, couples, looking for love, college life, obsession, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 11K
Metropolitan (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man’s romantic misadventures among New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this debut film an Academy Award ...
Style: talky, intellectual, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: debutante, high society, friendship, coming of age, philosophy, couples, manners, friends, radical, social climbing, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Tao of Steve (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, looking for love, fall in love, wooing, couples, buddies, hopes, philosophy, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new mexico, santa fe new mexico, new jersey, california
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26%
 5.9
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Pompatus of Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four guys sit around drinking beer and talking, trying to figure out the meaning of "the pompatus of love" (from the Steve Miller song "Joker") and analyzing their relationships with women.
Style: clever, humorous, talky, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: drinking alcohol, drinking, love, beer, gender, lifestyle, romance, battle of the sexes, love and romance, womanizer, rock, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, los angeles, pacific ocean, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Outside Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, high school life, student, love, party, prank, romance, parents and children, teenage life, father son relationship, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa, connecticut, florida, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: roommate, friendship, college life, infidelity, prejudice, french, travel, lifestyle, love triangle, youth, group of friends, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.9
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Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 3K
Glory Daze (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's punk rock meets Animal House in this campus comedy that stars Ben Affleck as Jack, a soon-to-be graduate who finds he's having a difficult time letting go of the college life -- and decides maybe he doesn't have to. Also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friends, college, relationship vs career, graduation, teacher, student, party, adolescence vs adulthood, singleness, college life, nightlife, looking for love ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 156K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, job seeking, amusement park, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, teenager, workplace, friends, workplace situations, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, boston, pittsburgh, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, platonic, best friend, romance, couple relations, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, vermont, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of friends search for fun, love and ultimately themselves in West Hollywood. This movie is an entertaining, and sometimes cynical look into the lives of six gay men trying to come to terms with what being gay and single (or gay and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, friendship, aids, gay slur, gay relationship, love and romance, looking for love, friends, infidelity, group of friends, gay romance, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, california, idaho, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, true love, irish catholic, friendship, couple relations, relationship vs career, fall in love, love affair, working class, small town life, siblings relations, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, eccentric family, hopes, follow your dream, prank, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, chess, writers, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%