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The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
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The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Placid Lake has always been different. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, his brilliant ideas are bound to get him into more trouble than success. So when he finds himself flying off the school roof and breaking every bone in his body on graduation night, Placid decides to make a bid for the elusive normal life. To his parents' horror, he gets a normal job.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: adolescent boy, friendship, family relations, coming of age, youth, romance, eccentric family, teenage life, graduation, teenage boy, friends, misfit, love and romance, satire, high school life, human nature, insurance, hippie, student, male female relationship, cemetery, male nudity, bullying, bully, female masturbation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about youth, teenage life, friends, coming of age, friendship, family relations and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Rage in Placid Lake: Hating Alison Ashley (2005), Goats (2012), Expelled (2014), The Liverpool Goalie (2010), The Night Before the Exams (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hating Alison Ashley (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, single parent, coming of age, high school life, misfit, youth, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, power relations, family relations, sister sister relationship, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Goats (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Plot: boarding school, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, youth, parents and children, fall in love, eccentric family, roommate, divorced parents, boy girl relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, friends, coming of age, youth, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Liverpool Goalie (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Jo is a smart thinker of a guy, and has a very vivid imagination, but is bothered by his fellow classmates, and is a rather hopeless soccer goalie. Still he tries to cope with this difficult time in life. He's doing the ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: soccer, love and romance, friends, teenage love, friendship, school, high school life, high school, ambition, power relations, dark humor, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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The Night Before the Exams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rome, 1989. Luca Molinari meets Claudia in a party, both of them are stressed about the upcoming final exams. Luca falls in love with the girl and now spends his time looking for her. He is assisted by his inseparable friends: Alice, Richard, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, teachers and students, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
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The Color of Milk (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Selma's mother died giving birth to her, and Selma's step aunt is living proof that men only cause trouble. So the 11 year old girl makes a deal with her best friends that they will stay away from boys and dedicate their lives to science. ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, family relations, love and romance, romance, best friends, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, friendship, fall in love, friends, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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The Reunion (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 35-year old Magnus Edkvist hates class reunions as much as anyone and usually skip them. Still he accepts an invitation for a reunion for class he left over twenty years ago. But he has his reasons, as there is a chance that his teen love Hillevi ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: reunion, high school reunion, class reunion, party, family relations, couples, youth, teenage life, romance, love and romance, adultery, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe
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69%
More Grief Than Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David is a teenager who feels he doesn't belong to a life where his family, friends and the girl he loves seem not to understand him.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, nothing goes right, love and romance, youth, romance, family relations, couples, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage crush, coming of age, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
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Just One of the Girls (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Lovely Complex (2006)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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A Beer Tale (2012)
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51%
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Duration: 91 min.
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Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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