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School Daze (1988)
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School Daze (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.
Style: humorous, biting, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious, light, nostalgic, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, youth, friends, contests and competitions, interracial relations, university, social differences, society, buddies, college life, coming of age, soul music, r&b, male nudity, militant, african american, black cast, satire, beauty salon, feud, sorority, college freshman, cousin cousin relationship, homecoming ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta, new jersey, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, culture clash, catastrophe, runaway and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like School Daze: Do the Right Thing (1989), PCU (1994), Carbon Copy (1981), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), American Chai (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, intense, controversial ...
Plot: african american, culture clash, police brutality, racism, heat, money, pizzeria, hip hop, prejudice, interracial relations, society, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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95%
 6.6
 12K
PCU (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he's guided by fraternity wild man Droz and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, hippie, college life, friendship, friends, weekend, buddies, love and romance, social differences, republican, liberal, party ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.7
 2K
Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, parents and children, suburbs, racism, teenage life, discrimination, suburban life, family life, social differences, satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, suspense, dark humor, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, partners, contests and competitions, buddies, underdog, rivalry, friends, disorder, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fighting the system, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.3
 307
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, witty, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, hopes, youth, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The dance crew from "Breakin'" bands together to save a community center from a greedy developer bent on building a shopping center in its place.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, dance, breakdance, gang, music, shopping mall, follow your dream, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, partners, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, youth, starting over, mentally unstable, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Players Club (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Young single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. She ends up working at a shoe store, but meets two strippers from a nearby gentlemen's club who convince her there's fast money to be made ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, gangsters, fish out of water, nightlife, crimes, strip club, family relations, prostitute, organized crime, rape, dominatrix, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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House Party 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kid'N'Play leave their neighborhood and enter the world of adulthood and higher education. Play attempts to get rich quick in the music business while Kid faces the challenges of college.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, college, college life, money raising, strong sexual content, social relations, friends, disorder, graphic violence, student life, cons and scams, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 1K
Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, buddies, ambition, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, resort, teenage life, skiing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Gross Anatomy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: medical school, school, romance, bittersweet, lifestyle, youth, hopes, society, love and romance, coming of age, opposites attract, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, clever, witty, biting ...
Plot: family relations, military life, skyscraper, college life, dedicated educator, lifestyle, youth, society, bittersweet, satire, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 10K
Bamboozled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, tv show, rise and fall, overnight success, media satire, showbiz, society, satire, artists and showbiz, censorship, ambition, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, africa, new york, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 380
Odd Jobs (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and confront themselves with the former boss of one of them.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, youth, friends, cons and scams, college life, friendship, workplace situations, siblings relations, college, school, buddies, workplace ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, family problems, society, farce, real estate, single father, homelessness, fashion, family, life philosophy, family drama, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 850
Palo Alto, CA (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, semi serious ...
Plot: thanksgiving, friends, coming of age, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, small town, homecoming, lifestyle, college, college freshman, college student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, college, rivalry, male friendship, friendship between men, buddies, sport team, friends, youth, friendship, baseball, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1980, 70s
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 1K
Sprung (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out that she's been fooled, she becomes ...
Style: humorous, biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, farce, lifestyle, betrayal, romance, gender, battle of the sexes, friends, disorder, couples, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, loss of virginity, friendship, self discovery, virgin, teenage girl, high school, teenage love, sexual relations, looking for sex, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 2K
All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, intense, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, crimes of passion, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, multiple storylines, geek, family drama, prejudice, weapons, mental illness, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 8K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, best friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 5K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, weekend, best friends, society, strong female presence, coincidence, graduation, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, family problems, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.2
 1K
Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage life, student life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 7K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, drugs/alcohol, unwanted pregnancy, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 9K
Chi-Raq (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Style: satirical, melancholic, stylized, talky, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, redemption, death, gunfight, gangsters, gangster, murder, women, adaptation, dysfunctional family, justice, chastity belt ...
Place: chicago illinois, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Russell has been expelled from several schools for lewd, crude and nude conduct. Busterburger University is his last chance at education and satisfying his disappointed parents
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: school, workplace situations, teachers and students, workplace, prostitute, youth, power relations, college, university, college life, student life, hamburger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, love and romance, on the road, trip ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
How I Got Into College (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: college, high school, romance, partners, love and romance, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for love, college life, buddies, coming of age, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 613
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, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, teenage life, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%