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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, touching, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, missing person, dysfunctional family, mine, teenage life, crimes, youth, friendship, friends, family life, family problems, couples, buddies, disorder, cons and scams, family in crisis, christmas, teenager, dog, fight, biker, money, lawyer, police ...
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, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, parents and children, cigarette smoking and teenager 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, handcuffs, amnesia, on the run, nothing goes right, love and romance, high school, teenage life, youth, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, couples, youth, family gatherings, vengeance, parents and children, lifestyle, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
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81%
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
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
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, social decay, youth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, prom, family relations, pimp, school dance, transsexual, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, gender bending, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, usa, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: college life, family relations, psychiatrist, down on your luck, cons and scams, parents and children, college, family life, teenage life, love and romance, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s
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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, surreal, cynical, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostage, media, friendship, tv show, store, alcohol abuse, terrorism, family relations, nihilism, teenager, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: hostage, christmas, dysfunctional family, farce, holiday, robbery, dark humor, blackmail, thief, alcoholic, dinner, christmas party ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, save the day, youth, family relations, father son relationship, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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
Plot: false accusation, manipulation, high school, adolescence, sexual harassment, dark humor, lifestyle, dishonesty, teachers and students, rejection, high school life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ...
Plot: police detective, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, single parent, parents and children, eccentric family, cons and scams, family life, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, venice beach california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: love triangle, dysfunctional family, family relations, small town, adultery, betrayal, thanksgiving, mistrust, infidelity, couple relations, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, entertaining, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, society, friends, drugs/alcohol, social differences, rock, punk, buddies, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, therapy, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, pregnancy, on the road, orphan, hostage, teenager, robbery, police, dream, coming of age, runaway, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, human nature, siblings relations, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, teenager, small town, confession, redemption, generation gap, uncontrollable, life is a bitch ...
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38%
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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, adultery, infidelity, older woman teenage boy sex, crumbling marriage, betrayal, love triangle, sexual relations, lifestyle, teenage life, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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, humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, hopes, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations ...
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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36%
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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: sentimental, clever, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mathematics, coming of age, family relations, prodigy, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage love, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, small town life, teenage life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Poor White Trash (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining
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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: touching, realistic, suspense, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Late Bloomer (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sex comedy, captivating, light ...
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33%
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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, touching, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
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