Movies like Plain Clothes

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Plain Clothes (1987)
 6.4
 834
Plain Clothes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: murder, high school, undercover, undercover cop, teenage life, crimes, youth, family relations, crime, fall in love, working undercover, high school life, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, disorder, deadly, siblings relations, power relations, social relations, profanity, silly humor, female director, teacher student relationship, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Plain Clothes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about youth, teenage life, high school, high school life, disorder, romance and teenager mostly in Comedy, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Plain Clothes: Hiding Out (1987), Joy of Sex (1984), Sixteen Candles (1984), Expelled (2014), Nadine (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 3K
Hiding Out (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, undercover, stock broker, witness protection, school, murder, gangsters, working undercover, college, switching roles, high school life, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: delaware, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 688
Joy of Sex (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, high school, youth, looking for sex, teenage life, teenage love, romance, lifestyle, disorder, power relations, couples, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 104K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, birthday, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, high school hunk, teenage life, first love, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, friends, youth, coming of age, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.6
 4K
Nadine (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hairdresser Nadine Hightower wants to retrieve the risqué photos she once posed for, but when she visits the photographer at his office, he's murdered by an intruder. Nadine talks her estranged husband, Vernon, into going along when she ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, romance, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, odd couple, hidden identity, witnessing a crime, nothing goes right, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 18K
Get Over It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fall in love, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, high school life, unlikely couple, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Underclassman (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, investigation, working undercover, undercover cop, lifestyle, police investigation, teachers and students, crimes, track down, drug dealer, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, amateur detective, investigation, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.0
 3K
Stay Cool (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, homecoming, teenage life, friends, disorder, artists and showbiz, prom, hometown, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 82K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, high school student, friends, stereotypes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, undercover, teenager, hidden identity, romance, fall in love, journalism, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Good Student (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ally, a popular teen and local celebrity goes missing, her small suburban town erupts in panic.
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, high school, police investigation, love and romance, teenage love, dysfunctional family, high school life, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, youth, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
 398
Careless (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, in a search across Los Angeles that brings them in contact with psychics, ineffectual police, crooked taxidermists, mysterious neighbors who might be on ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, obsession, friendship, crimes, reluctant partners, danger, best friends, partners, nothing goes right, mystery, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: romance, nothing goes right, misfit, wooing, high school, youth, win over, disorder, love and romance, drive away, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 17K
Summer School (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer school, high school, teenager, underdog, teacher, school, coming of age, self discovery, surfing, summer, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, high school life, teenage life, teenager, mentor, teenagers, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Under the Boardwalk (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It is the final weekend of summer and a group of Californian teenagers are looking forward to an upcoming surf contest. Rival gangs the 'Vals' and the 'Lowks' are confident that they will take home the trophy, but things become ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, rivalry, romance, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, teenage life, forbidden love, fall in love, profanity, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, teenage life, fall in love, nightclub, singer, photograph, happy ending, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A comedy that follows two high school students -- one overachiever struggling to write his valedictorian speech, the other a senior now going on his 15th year of school.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, drug dealing, teachers and students, drugs/alcohol, youth, high school, high school life, friends, power relations, fall in love, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
American Sophomore (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of high school kids enjoy many adventures throughout their formative tenth grade year.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, friends, disorder, escapades, youth, social relations, high school, high school life, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle, teenager, friends, teenage love, youth, romance, platonic, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, deadly, rivalry, investigation, goofy hero, crimes, private detective, golden years, who done it, uninhibited rivalry, murder, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, psychopath, mystery, mind game, danger, police investigation, youth, slasher, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Head Over Heels (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ordinary single girl Amanda Pierce (Monica Potter) unexpectedly finds herself sharing an awesome Manhattan apartment with four sexy supermodels. Determined to bring Amanda into their world, the models give her the ultimate makeover. The plan works ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: comedy of errors, fashion, fall in love, model, romance, stalking, lifestyle, mistaken identity, couples, disorder, dishonesty, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.3
 1K
Pandemonium (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.
Style: scary, not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, parody, murder, slasher, crimes, friendship, teenage life, deadly, partners, canadian, horse, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: witty, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: parody, investigation, small town, murder, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, private detective, deadly, small town life, neo noir ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, island, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, love and romance, escapades, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 2K
Genius (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: hidden identity, high school life, college life, prodigy, coming of age, misfit, youth, social misfits, family, dishonesty, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 891
Lovely Complex (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Koizumi Risa an unusually tall high school girl, meets the "vertically challenged" young man Otani Atsushi. They find common ground in height anxieties and interests. Risa (Ema Fujisawa), a tall Japanese girl, gets rejected by a boy ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: high school, romance, true love, looking for love, high school life, youth, teenage life, friendship, misfit, disorder, love and romance, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 13K
House Party (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, school, high school, profanity, coming of age, party, house party, lifestyle, rivalry, buddies, hip hop culture, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%