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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him back.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, family relations, dysfunctional family, mine, friendship, youth, friends, crimes, family life, couples, teenage life, family problems, family in crisis, disorder, buddies, cons and scams, kidnapper, christmas, dog, teenager, revenge, lawyer, attorney, fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, friendship, coming of age, youth and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Prince of Pennsylvania: The Night Before (1988), Birds of America (2008), As Cool as I Am (2013), The Chumscrubber (2005), The Impossible Years (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Night Before (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Night Before is a 1988 film starring Keanu Reeves and Lori Loughlin. Reeves plays Winston Connelly, the so-called high school nerd and vice president of the Astronomy club. Loughlin plays Tara Mitchell, the pretty and popular head cheerleader ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: prom, memory loss, amnesia, partners, nothing goes right, teenage life, youth, love and romance, disorder, friends, misfit, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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95%
Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, vengeance, youth, estrangement, family problems, couples, couple relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
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86%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children, teen romance, small town, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
62%
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The Impossible Years (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trouble in suburbia: psychiatrist's teenage daughter gets arrested for demonstrating on a college campus--holding a sign with a "dirty word" written on.
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: college life, family relations, psychiatrist, dishonesty, society, nothing goes right, love and romance, youth, parents and children, college, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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S.F.W. (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.
Style: clever, humorous, suspense, surreal, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostage, media, friendship, nihilism, family relations, terrorism, alcohol abuse, store, tv show, masked man, tragic event ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, teacher, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, family relations, pimp, prom, friendship, father son relationship, gender bending, teenage protagonist, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, new york state, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
52%
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: realistic, biting, cynical, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: false accusation, manipulation, teenager, high school, adolescence, sexual harassment, dark humor, teachers and students, lifestyle, dishonesty, rejection, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: christmas, hostage, dysfunctional family, farce, holiday, robbery, dark humor, marriage counselor, christmas party, alcoholic, blackmail, dinner ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: police detective, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, estrangement, couples, single parent, cons and scams, eccentric family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, venice beach california, brazil, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, siblings relations, haunted by the past, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Vicious Kind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: adultery, love triangle, dysfunctional family, family relations, small town, betrayal, mistrust, thanksgiving, infidelity, family life, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Losin' It (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, coming of age, high school, virginity, loss of virginity, school, suburban life, when the parents are away, looking for sex, on the road, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles ...
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, confession, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, sister sister relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Manny & Lo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, orphan, pregnancy, on the road, robbery, police, dream, coming of age, runaway, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenager, parents and children, small town, family relations, confession, redemption, rebellious daughter, generation gap, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
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38%
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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38%
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Beautiful Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, clever, offbeat
Plot: mathematics, coming of age, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, teenage love, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, budapest, hungary, cleveland ohio
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38%
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, family life, missing person, family relations, disorder, friends, best friends, nothing goes right, down on your luck, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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38%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, erotic ...
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, social relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, couple relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, on the road, anorexia, friendship, mental illness, road trip, obsessive quest, escapades, social misfits, misfit, society, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Why Stop Now? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, family relations, dealer, lifestyle, drug dealing, disorder, nothing goes right, partners, student life, eccentric family, prodigy, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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Happy Tears (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, mental illness, family problems, family life, homecoming, parents and children, daydreamer, siblings relations, aging, elderly, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Book of Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, older woman teenage boy sex, adultery, infidelity, crumbling marriage, betrayal, love triangle, sexual relations, lifestyle, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, emotional ...
Plot: cleaning lady, family business, suicide, family relations, dark humor, crimes, family problems, life is a bitch, ambition, new job, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, teenage life, obsession, eccentric family, social misfits, youth, teachers and students, family relations, high school, coming out, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%