Movies like The Prince of Pennsylvania

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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
 5.7
 929
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, mining, cougar, prom, older woman younger man relationship, teenager, adultery, extramarital affair, father son relationship, 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, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, friendship, youth, friends, dysfunctional family and coming of age mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Prince of Pennsylvania: Twister (1989), The Lemon Sisters (1989), The Guatemalan Handshake (2006), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), As Cool as I Am (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family life, family relations, eccentric family, mental illness, couples, family problems, storm, dysfunctional, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, 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, singer, female protagonist, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: surreal, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
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 ⇓
89%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, 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 ⇓
81%
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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, teenage life, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, couples, condom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, 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 ⇓
77%
 6.4
 445
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, realistic, humorous ...
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 ⇓
66%
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: dysfunctional family, memory loss, suburban life, suburbs, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.9
 296
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: kidnapping, coming of age, youth, mischievous children, on the run, friendship, crimes, family relations, ransom, girl, maturity, garbage collector
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 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, semi serious ...
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 ⇓
62%
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, obnoxious boss, restaurant, vengeance, life turned upside down, confined, hopes, social misfits, introspection, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, reputation, virgin, teacher, coming of age, teenager, on the road, best friends, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 123
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, realistic, emotional, offbeat ...
Plot: abortion, factory, buddies, couples, friends, friendship, romance, infidelity, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 2K
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, on the road, orphan, robbery, sex, police, dream, pregnancy, store, human nature, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Three in the Attic (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the swinging sixties three girls discover they have the same boyfriend who has been playing around with them all while vowing fidelity to each. To teach him a lesson he won't forget, the trio contrive to lock him up and continually favour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, strong sexual content, womanizer, college, farce, attic, battle of the sexes, slave, betrayal, looking for sex, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 1K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, suburbs, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, friends, prodigy, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, violence, youth, buddies, love, marriage, veteran, looking for love, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, semi serious, 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 ⇓
51%
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Accidents Happen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family life, suburbs, suburban life, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sex & the Other Man (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Bill catches his girlfriend and her boss in bed, an unusual cure for impotence is found.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, voyeurism, couple relations, love triangle, captivity, romance, love and romance, couples, femme fatale, manipulations, dangerous attraction, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, teenage life, estrangement, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Never on Tuesday (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, buddies, on the road, friends, best friend, summer, campfire story, lesbian, gays and lesbians, adventure, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 373
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 ⇓
47%
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Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, coming of age, single parent, human nature, mental illness, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, misfit, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 305
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: humorous, semi serious, 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 ⇓
46%
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, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug dealing, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, rock, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 391
Sparkler (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is told to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: on the road, friendship, bar, gambling, nothing goes right, friends, desert, partners, best friends, buddies, gays and lesbians, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 600
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, coming of age, culture clash, racism, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, looking for love, school, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, beach, surfing, friendship, buddies, family life, youth, family relations, friends, custody, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 8K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, friends, infidelity, stripper, college friend, bachelor party, brooklyn bridge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%