Movies like Box Elder

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Box Elder (2008)
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Box Elder (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change the world, Box Elder is an unapologetic portrait of a youth movement at odds with its own ambivalence, exposing a generation defined by privilege, potential, and self-induced paralysis. The film follows four best friends through their last years of college. Dependant on their parents financially, and on each other emotionally, they spend their time sleeping in, hanging out, and eating lots of sandwiches. Using break-ups and re-occurring scholastic failures to impose a quarter-life crisis, they take turns postponing responsibility, avoiding accountability, and looking for someone or something to substantiate their lives, all the while hedging their bets and mastering the art of treading water and getting away with it. It's a collegiate love letter.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, witty, offbeat, mumblecore, cult film
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, coming of age, misfit, youth, couples, best friends, friends, love and romance, lifestyle, disagreement, power relations, disability, college life, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, partners, mate swapping, stoners, paralysis, sex, school, student, party, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Box Elder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about friends, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, buddies, couples and college mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Box Elder: Cougar Club (2007), The Weekend (2007), Fraternity House (2008), Sherman's Way (2008), The Book of Caleb (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cougar Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Spence and Hogan graduate from college, life is bleak. They have to work for heinous divorce lawyers that torture them. Spence has a girlfriend from hell and Hogan just wants to start his life already. As luck would have it, our two young men ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sex comedy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, friendship, couples, love and romance, partners, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, looking for love, twentysomething life, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 3.2
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The Weekend (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the spirit of "Superbad" and "Dazed and Confused," "The Weekend" relishes the moments that made being a teenager so excruciatingly painful and fantastic. Over the course of a single weekend, various teenagers ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, high school life, buddies, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, youth, college, nightlife, romance, prank, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Fraternity House (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fraternity House is a 24 hour look inside fraternity life. Set on the last day of the school year graduating seniors Jake and Evan have one day to figure out how to stay on campus for a fifth year. With the help of 8th year senior and fraternity ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy, sex comedy
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, youth, friends, campus, disorder, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, college life, sexual relations, college, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 513
Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, friends, disorder, youth, unlikely couple, odd couple, nothing goes right, lifestyle, introspection, small town, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Book of Caleb (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A comfortable underachiever and serial prankster, in the midst of their quarter life crisis, reunite against childhood enemies in a contemporary suburban epic.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, true love, friendship, friends, misfit, social misfits, best friends, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, homecoming, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Campus Ladies (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Campus Ladies is an American sitcom that premiered on Oxygen on January 8, 2006. It stars Christen Sussin and Carrie Aizley as two 40-something women who decide to go enroll at the fictional University of the Midwest. The humor comes from the ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: college, lifestyle, college life, looking for love, looking for sex, best friends, love and romance, youth, middle aged, divorce, college student, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: party, youth, disorder, fish out of water, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, odd couple, culture clash, college, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, texas, india
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64%
Two Million Stupid Women (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A handful of insults and fighting best friends, not quite the Birthday presents every girl hopes for. Melissa s not every girl. She is determined to collect insults from all of her past boyfriends before her birthday night is over. But her journey ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, best friends, couples, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, friends, lovers reunited, alcohol abuse, breakup, birthday, romance, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 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, party, student, adolescence vs adulthood, singleness, college life, nightlife, looking for love ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Kicking the Dog (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: college, friendship, dog, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, partners, buddies, party, friends, nightlife, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Liverpool Goalie (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Jo is a smart thinker of a guy, and has a very vivid imagination, but is bothered by his fellow classmates, and is a rather hopeless soccer goalie. Still he tries to cope with this difficult time in life. He's doing the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: soccer, friends, love and romance, friendship, teenage love, high school life, high school, power relations, social relations, school, ambition, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend. Film of the ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, mumblecore ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, musician, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, musician's life, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, signal, friends, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 16K
Undeclared (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, entertaining, light ...
Plot: college, sexual relations, looking for sex, coming of age, university, adolescence vs adulthood, roommate, college life, student life, best friends, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Senior Skip Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adam Harris, a semi-lame senior, is head over heels in love with Cara. Unfortunately she is the most popular girl in school. On the one day of the year that he could actually have a chance, senior skip day, he screws it all up by accidentally ...
Style: humorous, sex comedy, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, youth, buddies, high school, disorder, looking for sex, party, teen sex comedy, teacher, boss, school principal, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Splinterheads (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SPLINTERHEADS introduces Thomas Middleditch as Justin Frost, a twenty-something slacker whose “thing” is that he has no “thing” at all. When a small-time carnival rolls into town, he meets Galaxy (Rachael Taylor), a gorgeous con artist, or ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: carnival, buddies, friends, love triangle, fall in love, young lovers, love and romance, lifestyle, small town, cons and scams, wooing, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sexy Boys (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends since high school, 20-year-olds Seb, Frank and Manu are navigating their college years with humor and a longing for romance. Through a series of ridiculous accidents, each young man learns to look for love in unexpected places.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, battle of the sexes, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, disorder, buddies, youth, college, group of friends, sexual tension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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51%
 5.5
 4K
The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, disorder, vengeance, high school, youth, society, coming of age, rivalry, teenage life, misfit, prank, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 1K
Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, buddies, ambition, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, resort, teenage life, skiing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.8
 72K
21 & Over (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brilliant student Jeff Chang has the most important interview of his life tomorrow. But today is still his birthday, what starts off as a casual celebration with friends evolves into a night of debauchery that risks to derail his life plan.
Style: humorous, not serious, ridiculous, funny, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: friends, young people, college life, college, drugs/alcohol, youth, nothing goes right, birthday, buddies, plan gone awry, profanity, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 1.8
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Pledge This! (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At popular South Beach University, filthy rich super-snob Victoria English is the absolute queen of leading Greek student club, Sigma Sigma. In order to achieve her crowning ambition, winning FHM Magazine's annual best sorority, she must ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sorority, college, university, leadership, friendship, college life, fish out of water, teenage love, love and romance, buddies, contests and competitions, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, florida, miami, usa, france ...
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46%
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Cattle Call (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A guy starts a fake casting agency in hopes that he will meet his soul mate.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, witty, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: cons and scams, looking for sex, best friends, singleness, dishonesty, erotica, misfit, nothing goes right, producer, actress, audition, fictional reality show ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s Road Trip - Beer Pong! Three college roommates are on the ride of their lives when they drop everything to join a bus full of sexy, scantily clad models to compete in the ultimate sport competition: the National Beer Pong Tournament.
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: university, looking for sex, on the road, lifestyle, contests and competitions, love and romance, youth, infidelity, road trip, bus, prank, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, maryland, atlanta georgia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 3K
Pigs (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A college ladies man accepts a challenge from his dorm buddies - sleep with the entire alphabet, A through Z, before graduation. The rules are simple: the rarer the first letter of the girl's last name, the higher the payout. All goes well ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: looking for sex, fall in love, college life, college, looking for love, couples, partners, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, young lovers, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 8K
Lola Versus (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just three weeks before her wedding, Lola (Greta Gerwig) finds herself suddenly without a partner when her longtime fiance, Luke (Joel Kinnaman), dumps her. With her 30th birthday looming and being forced to re-enter the New York City dating scene, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: singleness, breakup, couples, romance, best friends, starting over, life turned upside down, disorder, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, looking for sex, journal, lifestyle, fall in love, fish out of water, teenage life, college life, youth, obsessive quest, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
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Watch It (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike, Danny, and Rick are grown men who share a house in Chicago. They take on a fourth house mate, John, who is Mike's estranged first cousin. John's welcome to the house is crowned by his introduction to a game of perpetual pranks called ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: prank, womanizer, lifestyle, partners, love triangle, family gatherings, singleness, best friends, love and romance, gender, youth, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 546
What Boys Like (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While traveling to be the groomsmen in the wedding of their friend Scott, the wolf Dewey proposes two bets to his monogamist friend Jay: if he had sex along the weekend he would give his valuable convertible car to Jay; and if Jay did not score any ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sex comedy
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: wedding, looking for love, fall in love, opposites attract, lifestyle, buddies, singleness, love and romance, best friends, womanizer, couples, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, friends, youth, prankster, siblings relations, disorder, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hard Breakers (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tired of the dating scene, Lindsay and Alexis take matters into their own hands, clubbing potential mates and dragging them back to their house.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battle of the sexes, friendship, looking for sex, best friends, love and romance, sexual content, silly humor, couples, lifestyle, sexual relations, stripper, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.1
 21K
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: witty, feel good, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: misfit, friends, high school life, high school, teenage life, social misfits, teachers and students, best friends, youth, high school hunk, bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%