Movies like Permanent Record

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Permanent Record
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, intense, gloomy, sincere, sentimental, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, drinking, death, friendship, runaway, buddies, school, social misfits, romance, teenager, teenagers, parents and children, gay, honest, sexualized violence, mentor, high school life, depression, teenage life, tragedy, lone hero, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, portland oregon, oregon, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, sentimental and touching films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, love and romance, runaway, unlikely friendships and coming of age mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Permanent Record: Footloose (1984), Crazy/Beautiful (2001), Zebrahead (1992), Center Stage (2000), Roll Bounce (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Footloose
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, feel good, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: small town, music, high school, dancing, dance, culture clash, rebellion, romance, teenager, rock, americana, rock and roll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
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    User:   82%
 
Crazy/Beautiful
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, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, romance, culture clash, teenager, coming of age, father daughter relationship, school, young lovers, drugs/alcohol, cheerleading, teenagers, depression ...
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Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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Zebrahead
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sincere, serious, intense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, interracial romance, school, prejudice, americana, hip hop, teenager, unlikely friendships, pornography, violence, drinking ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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    User:   100%
 
 6.7
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Center Stage
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, competition, music, dancer's life, school, rock, underdog, coming of age, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
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System:   89%
    User:   89%
 
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Roll Bounce
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: coming of age, competition, father son relationship, buddies, hip hop, dancing, underdog, dance, contests and competitions, romance, mentor, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Liberty Heights
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, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, segregation, prejudice, dysfunctional family, friendship, interracial romance, race issues, opposites attract, jews, jewish, love ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1954 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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System:   87%
    User:   91%
 
Some Kind of Wonderful
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: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, school, romance, teenager, adolescence, buddies, love triangle, teenagers, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   78%
 
No Small Affair
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, teenager, obsession, high school, rock, love, young lovers, nightclub, teenage love, coming-of-age, teacher ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   89%
 
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
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: coming of age, high school, school, friendship, best friends, teenager, poetry, sex, buddies, college, coming-of-age, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   83%
 
Stealing Home
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love, aging, baseball, self discovery, mentor, childhood, love story, adolescence, parents and children, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   72%
 
Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   80%
 
St. Elmo's Fire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, high school, buddies, unlikely friendships, relationships, mentor, romance, innocence lost, urban, drinking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   89%
 
Splendor in the Grass
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, sexual, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
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    User:   77%
 
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Blue Car
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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Lucas
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, cheerleading, underdog, romance, teenager, school, football, adolescence, bullying, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
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    User:   76%
 
 5.6
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The Lifeguard
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, depressing ...
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Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   65%
 
 4.8
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Endless Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, coming of age, young lovers, sex, love story, love, pornography, couple relations, family, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   89%
 
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The Wood
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, gangsters, buddies, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age, childhood, stereotypes, adolescence, romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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System:   76%
    User:   80%
 
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The Rose
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, rock, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, depression, rock and roll, rise and fall, blues, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa
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System:   75%
    User:   78%
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, suicide, teenager, friendship, adolescence, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, mentor, hospital, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   82%
 
Gas, Food Lodging
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, relationships, women, teenage life, runaway, desert, pornography, romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
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System:   74%
    User:   74%
 
The Lords of Flatbush
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, serious, sentimental, touching, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, buddies, motorcycle, human nature, dialogue, gangs, coming-of-age, adolescence, self discovery, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, future
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   74%
    User:   84%
 
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Keith
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: bad ending, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, terminal illness, teenagers, high school, romance, teen romance, cancer, opposites attract, adolescence, love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   65%
 
Ruby in Paradise
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, human nature, drinking, coming-of-age, childhood, life, small town, mentor, life & death, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   62%
 
I Love You, I Love You Not
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School student and her European-born grandmother share sad stories of their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, bad ending, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, coming of age, romance, school, jewish, friendship, young lovers, storytelling, coming-of-age, rebelliousness, college, jews ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   83%
 
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Flirting
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, romance, love, friendship, adolescence, bullying, teenager, male nudity, sex, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, africa, kenya, paris france
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System:   72%
    User:   82%
 
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Now Is Good
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   71%
 
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, self discovery, single parent, hospital, suburbs, wedding, relationships, couple relations, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   72%
 
 6.6
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Vision Quest
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, inspirational, melancholic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, love, sport, teenager, male nudity, athlete's life, teacher, dreams, mentor, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   79%
 
Unhook the Stars
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, suburbs, self discovery, dysfunctional family, loneliness, relationships, character study, mentor, life, couples, family relations, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   78%
 
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