Movies like The Prince of Pennsylvania

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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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: kidnapping, dysfunctional family, buddies, missing person, family life, youth, family relations, friends, friendship, cons and scams, family in crisis, teenage life, crimes, couples, family problems, disorder, prom, adultery, older woman younger man relationship, cougar, mining, father son relationship, extramarital affair, teenager, mother son relationship
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mine

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Most similar movies to The Prince of Pennsylvania

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, friends, friendship, family problems, youth and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Prince of Pennsylvania: The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), The Lemon Sisters (1989), Rich Kids (1979), Why Stop Now? (2012), The Guatemalan Handshake (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, couples, family relations, couple relations, eccentric family, estrangement, hopes, love and romance, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: friends, friendship, family life, artists and showbiz, family relations, buddies, human nature, siblings relations, gender, collector, female protagonist, manager ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.4
 458
Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: sentimental, semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friends, divorce, friendship, coming of age, middle class, youth, family problems, family relations, best friends, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: misfit partners, student life, family relations, disorder, drug dealing, nothing goes right, rehabilitation, parents and children, eccentric family, partners, dealer, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: dark humor, humorous, surreal, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, missing person, nothing goes right, disorder, best friends, friendship, down on your luck, pregnancy, small town life, family life, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, couples, cell phone, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 125
Heartaches (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young wife becomes pregnant, but the child's father is not her husband. Afraid to tell him, she leaves home, and meets an outgoing, free-spirited woman on a bus. Although the two are polar opposites, the wife moves in with the young woman, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: abortion, buddies, factory, couples, friends, romance, friendship, infidelity, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.2
 2K
Twister (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family life, family relations, eccentric family, mental illness, couples, family problems, father daughter relationship, fire, dysfunctional ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.0
 297
Emma's Shadow (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her mother talking about how tragic it must be to have your ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: kidnapping, coming of age, youth, mischievous children, on the run, friendship, crimes, family relations, ransom, girl, garbage collector, maturity
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: mute or deaf, social misfits, friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends, coming of age, dealing with death, on the run, dysfunctional family, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: touching, talky, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: clinic, family life, actor's life, actress, parent child relationship, drunk, single parent, crumbling marriage, rehabilitation, starting over, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 304
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: college, comedy of errors, buddies, immigrants, indian lead, social misfits, coming of age, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, drugs/alcohol, youth, buddies, friends, friendship between boys, male friendship, smoking, coffin, group of friends, altar boy, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, humorous
Plot: kidnapping, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, restaurant, obnoxious boss, vengeance, life turned upside down, confined, hopes, social misfits, introspection, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, suburbs, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family business, crumbling marriage, countryside, human nature, couple relations, bank, parents and children, restaurant, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 603
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, coming of age, culture clash, racism, social misfits, suburbs, friendship, looking for love, school, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: best friends, dysfunctional family, teenage life, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, friends, immigrants, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, drugs, marriage, christian, gospel, black romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 268
Patti Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant ...
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, friends, couples, buddies, battle of the sexes, friendship, infidelity, gender, love and romance, family relations, misogynist ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 10K
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, offbeat, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, virgin, reputation, teacher, coming of age, teenager, on the road, best friends, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.0
 377
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, high school, suburbs, crumbling marriage, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 4.9
 366
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, teenage life, youth, family problems, best friends, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, dysfunctional family, student life, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
An American Summer (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this youthful drama, Tom, a 14- year-old who's parents have just divorced, is abruptly uprooted from his wealthy Chicago home and sent to the strange land of LA to live in the far-out beach bungalow of his aunt, an aging hippie still stuck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: beach, coming of age, surfing, friendship, buddies, family life, youth, family relations, friends, custody, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, violence, youth, buddies, veteran, marriage, love, looking for love, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, talky
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, youth, family relations, wilderness, buddies, teenage life, thirtysomething life, friends, lifestyle, campfire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, young heroes, dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, family life, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 544
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, couple relations, couples, friends, best friends, buddies, dealing with death, moral dilemma, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.7
 101
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, child as adult, midlife crisis, family life, unfulfillment, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%