Movies like Pleasantville

If you like "Pleasantville" you are looking for touching, humorous and semi serious movies about / with alternate reality, utopia, parallel world, time travel, coming of age, small town life and small town themes of Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genre shot in USA.
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Pleasantville (1998)
 7.5
 129K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, light, talky, witty, suspense, biting, sitcom, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: alternate reality, utopia, parallel world, time travel, coming of age, small town life, small town, old love, fish out of water, bully, rain, adolescence, siblings relations, family relations, american dream, sibling relationship, fantasy world, prejudice, satire, basketball, doctor, society, casual sex, innocence, mayor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, future, 1950s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to Pleasantville

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and touching films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, life philosophy, dialogue, storytelling, culture clash and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pleasantville: The Truman Show (1998), Interstate 60 (2002), Groundhog Day (1993), Defending Your Life (1991), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, surreal, touching, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, fictional reality show, hidden camera, alternate reality, morality, tv show, video surveillance, loneliness, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.6
 33K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: witty, surreal, enigmatic, road movie, cerebral ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, choice, wish come true, dream girl, on the road, life philosophy, self fulfillment, hopes, changing the past or future, motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
 622K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: philosophical, feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids
Plot: time loop, life philosophy, existentialism, small town, time warp, time travel, idealism, nothing goes right, alternate reality, repeated event, love and romance, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, past life, destiny, romance, starting over, fall in love, hopes, supernatural, couple relations, life & death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, destiny, high school reunion, high school, americana, youth, hopes, romance, one more chance, love and romance, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1985, year 1960 ...
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 199K
17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, popularity, family, high school life, parents and children, family relations, adult as child, cheerleader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1989 ...
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, fall in love, real world, couples, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, fish out of water, dull life, disorder, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 29K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
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.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, romance, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 8K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance, travel, surprise party, skydiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, family relations, coming of age, poverty, parents and children, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, single parent, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 110K
The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, alternate reality, fish out of water, rich and poor, life changing experience, singleness, workaholic, family relations, lifestyle change, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, couples, family problems, youth, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 43K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, fish out of water, audition, misfit, tv show, human nature, love and romance, showbiz, satire, romantic rivalry, media, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, suburbs, high school life, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, parents and children, social awkwardness, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: witty, sentimental, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, gay, lifestyle, teenage life, loss of son, suburbs, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 84K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, love story, fall in love, supernatural romance, dating, time traveler, couple relations, disorder, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, future, 21st century, contemporary, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 21K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, filmmaking, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, movie business, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 3K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, youth, save the day, americana, social differences, social relations, family relations, father son relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 50K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, college, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teachers and students, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations, high school life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 2K
Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, espionage, infidelity, nurse, coitus, friendship, obsession, teenager, young lovers, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 37K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, misfit, romance, love and romance, self discovery, new love, happy ending, fall in love, hospital, community service ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern usa, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 661
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, misfit, love and romance, introspection, fall in love, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, disorder, social decay, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, teenage life, self discovery, youth, lifestyle, human nature, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 519K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, adoption, teenager, social relations, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 6K
Mama's Boy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, fall in love, youth, unlikely couple, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, couples, family problems, social misfits, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged, love and romance, misfit, coma, birthday ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 388K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, teenage girl, popularity, teenage boy, loss of virginity, teenage love, classmate, youth, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 32K
Mermaids (1990)
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 ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, generation gap, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%