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, sincere, gloomy, serious, intense, sentimental, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, grief, teenage life, school, youth, friends, family relations, misfit, parents and children, love and romance, high school life, society, lifestyle, buddies, social misfits, romance, music, drinking, death, friendship, runaway, musician, party ...
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, sentimental and melancholic films with plots about friendship, youth, love and romance, high school, coming of age, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Permanent Record: Footloose (1984), Stealing Home (1988), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), The Last Song (2010), Crazy/Beautiful (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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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: captivating, serious, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: music, high school, dancer's life, rebelliousness, dancing, rebellion, small town, fish out of water, love and romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, suicide, aging, love, family relations, friends, lifestyle, americana, teenage life, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, tomboy, school, opposites attract, love triangle, best friend, friendship, high school dance, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.9
 76K
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, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage life, youth, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, rock, love and romance, estrangement, love, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, ireland, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, high school, culture clash, forbidden love, unhappiness, romance, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, coming of age, parent child relationship, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, americana, high school, racism, culture clash, jewish, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, ethnic, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1955 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, classical music, school, composer, mentor, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, power relations, hopes, apprentice, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, radical, hidden identity, follow your dream, parents and children, eccentric family, haunted by the past, society, rebelliousness, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.9
 14K
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, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, friendship, romance, cheerleading, youth, teenage life, rivalry, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: radio dj, coming of age, high school, radio, forgery, money, love and romance, parents and children, contests and competitions, false accusation, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 1960s, 90s
Place: europe, hungary, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.3
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, forbidden love, couples, teenage love, society, young lovers, lifestyle, high school life, americana, urban, skating, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, first love, friendship, high school life, adolescence, friends, social misfits, high school, teenagers, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenagers, friends, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage life, high school life, best friends, terminal illness, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, bully, coming of age, contests and competitions, fall in love, suburban life, love and romance, friendship, family relations, battle zone, friends ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, buddies, teenage life, love and romance, high school life, coming of age, teenage crush, first love, trust, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.2
 5K
Flirting (1991)
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, forbidden love, teenage love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, kenya, uganda, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, classmates, couples, drinking problem, love and romance, teenager, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, fall in love, looking for sex, family relations, teenage love, best friends, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, rise to the top ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, hawaii, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 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: serious, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, music teacher, boys' school, fighting the system, small town life, going straight, teenage life, ambition, small town, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, prom, couple relations, friends, buddies, high school hunk, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 34K
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, opposites attract, teenage life, high school, first love, teenagers, youth, adolescence, love affair, fall in love, romance, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, college, sport, ambition, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, american football, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, lesbian couple, friendship, high school life, fall in love, parents and children, high school, teenage love, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 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: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, contests and competitions, teenage love, youth, ambition, skating, underdog, romance, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, best friends, school, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, couples, wooing, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.2
 80K
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new mexico, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancer's life, dancing, teenage love, hip hop, youth, friendship, rivalry, music, follow your dream, contests and competitions, competition, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 69K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, prom, teenage love, record store, romance, love, slumber party, cult, best friends, youth, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, coping, youth, dealing with death, cancer, love and romance, fighting illness, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 7K
Vision Quest (1985)
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, sport, underdog, rivalry, love, wrestling, romance, high school life, lifestyle, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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