Movies like Matinee

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Matinee (1993)
 6.9
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Matinee (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, nostalgic, affectionate, cult film, macabre, scary, atmospheric, satirical ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cold war, coming of age, cuban missile crisis, giant, bomb shelter, teenage life, youth, military, artists and showbiz, nuclear, filmmaking, lifestyle, military life, exploitation, hysteria, americana, exploit, teenage protagonist, military base, opening night, juvenile delinquent, destiny, helicopter, first kiss, movie theatre ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: florida, cuba, usa, latin america, texas

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Most similar movies to Matinee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, youth, dialogue, runaway, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Matinee: Tin Men (1987), Wishin' and Hopin' (2014), Housekeeping (1987), The Flamingo Kid (1984), Shag - More Dancing (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, affectionate ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, scam, competition, hostility, rivalry, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, student life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.2
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, nightclub, fall in love, social differences, summer job, gambler, family relations, cheating, beach resort ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Shag - More Dancing (1988)
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, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, misfit, unfulfillment, youth, single parent, love and romance, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 20K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, adulthood, lifestyle, buddies, youth, couples, twentysomething life, introspection ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 8K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: travel, male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, buddies, love and romance, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, radio, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, film within a film, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, lifestyle, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 15K
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, light, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, loss of virginity, sergeant, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: small town, radio, radio show, artists and showbiz, love and romance, media, couples, social relations, family relations, small town life, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 21K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: film within a film, small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 1K
Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, espionage, infidelity, nurse, coitus, friendship, obsession, teenager, family relations, nosy, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, family relations, loan, romance, youth, on the run, love and romance, bittersweet, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, teenage love, media, hopes, obsession, high school, misfit, love and romance, filmmaking, introspection, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, friends, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 11K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, virgin, reputation, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 4K
Losin' It (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, high school, dressing room, locker room, coming of age, virginity, school, when the parents are away, looking for sex, suburbs, nightlife, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, on the road, tattoo, beach, summer, marijuana, calendar, party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 1K
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, biting ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, filmmaking, lifestyle, coming of age, showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, youth, parents and children, satire, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suicidal man who can't kill himself agrees to finance his terminally ill neighbor's bucket list of fantasies if, at the end, the neighbor will kill him.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, nothing to lose, life is a bitch, addiction, self discovery, voyeurism, suicide, drugs, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
More American Graffiti (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.
Style: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, non-linear, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: marijuana, faked death, student protest, hippie, drag racing, police brutality, coming of age, bittersweet, twentysomething life, oldies, college, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, usa, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
92 in the Shade (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, drifter, introspection, small town, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, small town life, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, social relations, graphic violence, feud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 19K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Blast from the Past (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, cold war, fall in love, bunker, romance, hiding place, couples, teaching the ways of the world, atomic bomb, baseball, fish out of water, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 4K
Cooley High (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, high school life, gambling, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, friends, cadillac, teenage life, teenage boy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, artists and showbiz, youth, young heroes, single parent, actor's life, family relations, self discovery, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%