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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
 5.5
 3K
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 comes to understand his parents and eventually bonds with his father.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, sexy, entertaining, erotic, romantic, bad ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, teenager, older woman younger man relationship, sex, family relations, fall in love, looking for sex, teenage love, youth, parents and children, rise to the top, best friends, high school life, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, love triangle, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, poetry, catastrophe, revenge ...
Time: 80s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, hawaii, california

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Most similar movies to A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about culture clash, teenager, runaway, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon: Can't Buy Me Love (1987), For Keeps? (1988), The Last American Virgin (1982), Valley Girl (1983), Little Darlings (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night ...
Plot: high school, teenager, opposites attract, friendship, nerd, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, popularity, cheerleading, love, best friend ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, arizona, tucson arizona
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100%
 5.9
 5K
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, feel good, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, romance, teenager, adoption, high school, unlikely friendships, justice, stereotypes, multiple storylines, love story, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Style: sexual, sexy, humorous, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sex, teenager, high school, prostitute, sex scene, teenage love, contests and competitions, adolescence, culture clash, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 16K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, romance, friends, friendship, cheerleading, party, dancing, love triangle, teenage life, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, australia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: teen sex comedy, erotic, humorous, sexy, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenager, summer camp, friendship, high school, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), summer, youth, loss of virginity, cheerleading, teenage sex ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 10K
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, friendship between men, african american, homecoming, wedding, family relations, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 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, touching, sexy, visually appealing, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, gangsters, imaginary friend, friendship, teenager, dysfunctional family, african american, brothers, catastrophe, stereotypes, small town, chase ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
No Small Affair (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, sweet, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, teenager, coming of age, happy ending, teenage love, topless woman, female nudity, young lovers, teenage life, fall in love, photographer, high school ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: intense, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, unlikely friendships, contests and competitions, friends, addiction, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: feel good, humorous, sexy, sex comedy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: teenager, beach, dancing, coming of age, friendship, summer, romance, runaway, road trip, sacrifice, rock and roll, car ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: intense, sentimental, touching, entertaining, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, human nature, women, wedding, working class, female protagonist, eccentricity, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, intense, stylized, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, coming of age, adolescence, youth, self discovery, human nature, goofy hero, greaser, parents and children, buddies, friends ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
About Last Night... (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: erotic, talky, sentimental, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, friendship, teenager, high school, sex, male nudity, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, new year's eve, coming of age, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, tomboy, high school, love triangle, teenager, best friend, love, cheerleading, friendship, teenage love, teen romance, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Friends & Lovers (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: sexy, humorous, melancholic, realistic, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: sex, friendship, existentialism, relationships, honest, thirtysomething life, romance, infidelity, midlife crisis, lifestyle, gay, skiing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 10K
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: romantic, sweet, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, romance, teenage love, wedding, true love, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 71K
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: romantic, sexy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenager, romance, youth, love, first love, love and romance, love story, first sex, teenage love, teenage life, virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 44K
Laggies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, sweet, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, fall in love, character study, runaway, adolescence, loneliness, stereotypes, complex characters, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.7
 83K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: romantic, sexy, feel good, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, friendship, coming of age, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, relationships, class differences, dysfunctional family, first love, bullying, single father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 50K
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, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, coming of age, love triangle, romance, love, best friends, teenager, roommate, unlikely friendships, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey, texas, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
House Party 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kid'N'Play leave their neighborhood and enter the world of adulthood and higher education. Play attempts to get rich quick in the music business while Kid faces the challenges of college.
Style: humorous, satirical, light, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, college, party, teenager, friendship, family, fantasy world, destiny, writers, death, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 33K
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, sweet, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, romance, teenager, loneliness, father daughter relationship, single parent, couple relations, fall in love, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, 20th century, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 30K
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: light, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, romance, teenager, friendship, commitment, teenage life, small town life, siblings relations, love and romance, adultery, pizza ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, london, england, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.3
 7K
Mad Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental ...
Style: romantic, touching, melancholic, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, high school, bipolar disorder, love, coming of age, romance, teenage love, mental institution, lovers on the run, depression, suicide attempt, manic depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, seattle, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
Style: sexy, touching, romantic, feel good, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, romance, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, love affair, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, africa, san francisco, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 2K
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, feel good, touching, sexual, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coitus, voyeurism, teenager, erotica, youth, friendship, obsession, infidelity, bullying, nudity (full frontal - brief), survival ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1983 Burt Reynolds version -- This is the tale of a sculptor named David who has a major womanizing problem. He goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women. His story of sexual and romantic exploits with ...
Style: sexy, sex comedy, feel good, thought provoking, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: psychiatrist, obsession, farce, womanizer, sculptor, wine, vengeance, unlikely friendships, redemption, revenge, lone hero, women ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, romance, teenager, love, opposites attract, youth, couples, cheerleading, first love, family disapproval, graduation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington state, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 20K
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: feel good, romantic, humorous, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, prom, school, romantic rivalry, teen romance, teenager, friendship, love and romance, misfit, cheerleading, youth ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sentimental, feel good, sweet, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, romance, marriage, self discovery, midlife crisis, wedding, baby, husband wife relationship, dream, yuppie, aspiring writer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%