Movies like Terri

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Terri (2011)
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, depressing, sexy, clever, thought provoking, sweet, surreal, visually appealing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, small town, school, mentor, loneliness, bullying, existentialism, teenage life, eccentricity, character study, overweight child, misfit, physical appearance, teachers and students, freak, social relations, overweight, cheerleading, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, catastrophe, teenager, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa

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Most similar movies to Terri

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, high school, teenager and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Terri: Paper Man (2009), Rocket Science (2007), The Station Agent (2003), The Breakfast Club (1985), Freaks and Geeks (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: touching, tricky, enigmatic, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: writers, friendship, superhero, imaginary friend, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, small town, life philosophy, character study, loneliness, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic ocean, long island
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100%
 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: clever, sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, debate, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, misfit, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, humorous, sincere, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: loneliness, bittersweet, friendship, depression, small town, solitude, loss, inheritance, grief, death, prejudice, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, youth, teenage angst, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, introspection, goth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Style: humorous, light, semi serious, captivating, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nerd, friendship, social misfits, teenager, teenage life, weed, socially awkward, high school, social relations, cheerleader, teacher student relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 90s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Style: touching, melancholic, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, overweight, friendship, youth, street kid, parents and children, music band, misfit, unsupportive parent, suicidal, coming of age, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 13K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, misfit, disability, bully, loneliness, youth, social misfits, handicapped, imagination, fight, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, emotional, depressing, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, terminal illness, cancer, friendship, dying, coming of age, adolescence, leukemia, friends, school, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
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, sentimental, funny, humorous, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, depression, teenage love, teenage life, psychiatric ward, friendship, adolescence, anxiety, mental institution, teenage boy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 121K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: thought provoking, depressing, stylized, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, friendship, graduation, teenage girl, adolescence, teenage life, blues, older man young girl relationship, best friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 7K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, school, teenager, prank, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, love and romance, teenage love, nothing goes right, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 11K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: touching, road movie, melancholic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, friendship, gay, friends, on the road, happy ending, honest, sexpot, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: disturbing, depressing, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, bullying, dysfunctional family, school, youth, humiliation, teenager, social outcast, high school life, suburbs, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, coming of age, internet, teenager, sex scene, teenage love, infidelity, anorexia, depression, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 185K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: funny, humorous, witty, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, high school, depression, friendship, teacher, student, jealousy, teenager, obsession, preparatory school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 370
You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, teenage life, idealism, society, snitch, high school, parents and children, teachers and students, rebelliousness, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, media, obsession, teenage love, hopes, filmmaking, love and romance, introspection, high school life, teenage life, misfit, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: melancholic, ironic, enigmatic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, car thief, lifestyle, obsessive quest, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, new jersey, oregon, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, friendship, self discovery, high school, youth, teenage love, leukemia, love story, high school life, friends, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, funny, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lightning, dead boy, blackmail, teenage life, misfit, ambition, social misfits, gay, social relations, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, single father, father son relationship, grief, writers, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, character study, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: realistic, talky, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, high school, life, unlikely friendships, life & death, life philosophy, writers, mentor, natural disaster, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, new jersey, los angeles, california, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 579
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, teenage life, obsession, eccentric family, social misfits, youth, masturbation, oral sex, teachers and students, gay, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.2
 29K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, crush, depression, high school, loneliness, teenage sexuality, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: sexy, bleak, harsh, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, transsexual, lgbt, gay, high school, small town, lgbtq, hospital, teenager, father son relationship, solitude, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, new york state, chicago illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 171
Chubby (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chubby is the nickname of Kevin, a 12 years old kid already weights 100 kilos (220.46 lb). If he keeps devours fries, pastries and ice cream everyday, he's gonna have heart attack sooner or later unless he decides to change his diet to turn ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, friends, physical appearance, youth, coming of age, bittersweet, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 795
Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: harsh, disturbing, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, women, high school, suicide, coming of age, domestic violence, death of friend, juvenile delinquency, righting the wronged, teenage love, life is a bitch, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 6K
Sunny (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Na-mi, a transfer student, becomes a laughingstock on her first day of school because of her strong southern dialect. Six girls jump in to help the new kid adapt to the new environment, and the girls come to call their circle of friends ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: strong female presence, bullying, high school, best friends, youth, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, friendship, hospital, teenager, girl ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 16K
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: feel good, touching, sexy, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: american football, coming of age, high school, cheerleading, teenager, youth, romance, friendship, love, nerd, cheerleader, childhood ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: emotional, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, addiction, youth, teenager, depression, psychologist, teenage life, self discovery, lifestyle, teenage crush, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%