Movies like Now and Then

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Now and Then (1995)
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Now and Then
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sexy, sweet, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, childhood, oldies, best friends, adolescence, unlikely friendships, pregnancy, women, divorce, coming-of-age, male nudity, self discovery, reunion, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, mentor, runaway, pornography, teenage life, destiny, storytelling, revenge, truth or dare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 1991, year 1970, 1990s
Place: indiana, usa
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Flipped
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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90 min.
 7.7
Juno
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
96 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and sentimental films with plots about culture clash, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Now and Then: Mystic Pizza (1988), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Mermaids (1990), The Inkwell (1994), She's Having a Baby (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mystic Pizza
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.
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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How to Make an American Quilt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, california, paris france
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Mermaids
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
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The Inkwell
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Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
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She's Having a Baby
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: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, relationships, couple relations, family, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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.
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    User:   63%
 
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Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, ...
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Duration: 96 min.
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    User:   66%
 
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Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
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Class
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Country: USA
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The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Edge of Seventeen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
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For Keeps?
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
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System:   49%
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Some Kind of Wonderful
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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.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
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Say When
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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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, single father, drugs/alcohol, school, teenagers, adolescence, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   47%
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Circle of Friends
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, college, betrayal, pregnancy, small town, opposites attract, irish, unlikely friendships, book, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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My Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
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Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Outside Providence
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, touching, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
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Where the Heart Is
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
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Say Anything...
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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: realistic, witty, semi serious, touching, romantic ...
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Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, teenager, love, friendship, unlikely couple, relationships, love story, opposites attract, teenagers, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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    User:   42%
 
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House of D
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
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