Movies like School Daze

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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, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious, biting, light, harsh, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, youth, friends, university, interracial relations, social differences, society, contests and competitions, coming of age, college life, buddies, r&b, male nudity, militant, black cast, african american, beauty salon, fraternity, satire, activist, feud, black american, cousin cousin relationship, homecoming ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta, new jersey, new york

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Most similar movies to School Daze

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and melancholic films with plots about culture clash, mentor, youth, dialogue, storytelling, brutality and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like School Daze: PCU (1994), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), Carbon Copy (1981), American Chai (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, friendship, college life, hippie, friends, weekend, buddies, love and romance, social differences, liberal, republican, party ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, boston
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95%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: police brutality, racism, culture clash, heat wave, african american, pizzeria, hip hop, prejudice, interracial relations, racial slur, society, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, dark humor, friends, disorder, workplace situations, partners, rivalry, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, buddies, fighting the system, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, clever, witty, biting, cynical ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, disorder, family relations, injustice, discrimination, suburban life, family life, teenage life, racism, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.3
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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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, gang, music, friends, shopping mall, buddies, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, youth, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, road movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, starting over, misfit, mentally unstable, youth, friends, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, splatter ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, college, sex with a stranger, college life, graphic violence, silly humor, partners, dishonesty, follow your dream, hopes, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, gangsters, nightlife, fish out of water, crimes, strip club, prostitute, family relations, organized crime, rape, dominatrix, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: young lovers, fall in love, buddies, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, resort, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, clever ...
Plot: family relations, college, college life, human nature, family life, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage life, skyscraper, school, military life, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
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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, biting ...
Plot: racism, overnight success, rise and fall, society, media satire, showbiz, tv show, satire, artists and showbiz, ambition, audition, writer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, africa, yale university, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, fashion, homelessness, family, life philosophy, destiny, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, dishonesty, buddies, partners, workplace, gangsters, youth, friends, school, college life, cons and scams, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, love and romance, misfit, opposites attract, society, hopes, lifestyle, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
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She Hate Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Fired from his job, a former executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, investigation, rise and fall, couple relations, dishonesty, downfall, couples, workplace intrigue, unemployment, false accusation, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 894
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, lifestyle, small town, homecoming, college, college student, college freshman, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, prejudice, weapons, mental illness, loneliness, satire ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, summer, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, beach, power relations, friends, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, touching ...
Plot: college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, society, best friends, weekend, couples, realism, friends, graduation, coincidence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, talky, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, friendship between men, rivalry, sport, social relations, athlete's life, buddies, ambition, contests and competitions, sport team, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1980, 70s
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, farce, couples, disorder, friends, city life, twentysomething life, comedy of errors, dishonesty, love and romance, best friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, ambition, power relations, youth, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, school, college, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: school, workplace, workplace situations, teachers and students, youth, prostitute, college life, student life, college, university, power relations, satire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 11K
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, teenage life, family problems, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, virgin, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Colma: The Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries and streets. But, that's exactly what happens. Best ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, social relations, youth, dull life, breakup, haunted by the past, gays and lesbians, buddies, coming of age, father son relationship, teenager, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 9K
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, wedding, coming of age, high school, erection, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, teenage life, high school, teenage love, looking for sex, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%