Movies like Permanent Record

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Permanent Record (1988)
 6.4
 2K
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves everyone, especially his best friend and band-mate, Chris, with a lot of questions.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, intense, sentimental, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, buddies, school, social misfits, romance, music, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth, friends, love and romance, misfit, society, family relations, drinking, death, friendship, lifestyle, runaway, musician, party, teacher ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and sentimental films with plots about mentor, youth, dialogue, friendship, runaway, catastrophe and school mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Permanent Record: Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Footloose (1984), The Last Song (2010), Stealing Home (1988), Lucas (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, shyness, social misfits, friends, love and romance, high school, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, school, coming of age, tomboy, best friend, love triangle, friendship, opposites attract, romance, buddies, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 61K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: music, small town, rebelliousness, high school, rebellion, fish out of water, dancer's life, high school life, dancing, dance, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.9
 71K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, fall in love, rock, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, vacation, estrangement, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, suicide, love, coming of age, self discovery, aging, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 13K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, friendship, high school life, romance, cheerleading, teenage life, sport team, hopes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, young lovers, unhappiness, forbidden love, culture clash, romance, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, parent child relationship, teenage crush, kiss, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, anti semitism, racism, americana, opposites attract, culture clash, human nature, rebelliousness, self discovery, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1955 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.2
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, forbidden love, americana, young lovers, interracial relations, urban ghetto, romance, teenage love, high school life, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage boy, leukemia, best friends, tattoo, high school student, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, coming of age, hiding, hidden identity, radical, follow your dream, parents and children, eccentric family, hopes, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa, yale university, oakland california, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, school, classical music, composer, mentor, musician, dedicated educator, musician's life, apprentice, follow your dream, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 102K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, death in the family, teenage girl, life turned upside down, dealing with death, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, high school, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Telling Lies in America (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a radio DJ Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon) who holds a contest ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: radio dj, radio, coming of age, high school, money, forgery, innocence lost, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1960s, 90s
Place: europe, hungary, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, bully, coming of age, battle zone, friendship, parents and children, battlefield, sister, enemy, strategy, high school life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
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, semi serious, sexual, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, high school, friendship, summer, amusement park, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, coming out, small town, strong sexual content, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 33K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, adolescence, high school, first love, youth, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 70K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: music band, school, friendship, music, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family, teenage boy, music video, singing, band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, best friends, coming of age, school, friendship, buddies, college, romance, young lovers, self discovery, suburbs, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 6K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, buddies, coming of age, underdog, romance, contests and competitions, friendship, parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, kids in trouble, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, youth, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmates, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 2K
Shout (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music teacher, boys' school, coming of age, dedicated educator, rock, music band, romance, school, musician's life, desire for fame, high school ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 17K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, dancer, love triangle, competition, dancer's life, underdog, rock, ball, career, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, couple relations, high school hunk, friends, buddies, music, love and romance, prom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenager, sex, photographer, singer, nightclub, coming of age, romance, rock, obsession, young lovers, music, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, first love, teenage life, love and romance, dealing with death, fall in love, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 77K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, musician, journalist, redemption, aging, country music, loneliness, texan, drink, guilt, bar, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: youth, teenage love, friendship, music, dancer's life, rivalry, follow your dream, competition, contests and competitions, romance, dancing, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 947
Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, friendship, teenager, coming of age, school, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, single parent, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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