Movies like Sixteen Candles

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Sixteen Candles (1984)
 7.0
 114K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet, realistic, light, semi serious, funny, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, birthday, teenage life, youth, love and romance, first love, coming of age, high school hunk, nerd, teen romance, gay slur, suburbs, crush, parents and children, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, siblings relations, family relations, romance, exchange student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Sixteen Candles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, realistic and semi serious films with plots about teenage life, youth, coming of age, teenager, high school, love and romance and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Sixteen Candles: The Breakfast Club (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Clueless (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.7
 80K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: melancholic, romantic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school life, high school, teenage love, rich man poor woman, love, romance, relationships, best friends, teenage life, friends, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: opposites attract, high school, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenage life, teen romance, youth, teenager, initially antagonists, love and romance, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: skipping school, coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, high school life, when the parents are away, family relations, teacher, teenage life, boss, student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 208K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, popularity, fashion, teen romance, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, teenage love, popular girl, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, humiliation, entrapment, undercover, hidden identity, romance, fall in love, journalism, high school life, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, first love, family disapproval, graduation, coming of age, youth, young lovers, boyfriend, couples, wooing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington d.c., usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
 95K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, sweet, romantic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, bet, teenage love, opposites attract, romance, teen romance, teenager, high school life, youth, prom, young love, cinderella story ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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A Cinderella Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Montgomery is a tomboyish, unpopular girl at school. She has been text messaging a somebody named Nomad for a few months and he asks her to meet him at the Halloween dance at 11:00 in the middle of the dance floor. The only problem is, she must ...
Style: romantic, feel good, modern fairy tale, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, high school, cinderella, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, teenager, romance, teen romance, opposites attract, happy ending, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Better Off Dead... (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sweet, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: skiing, suicide attempt, machismo, coming of age, teenage love, romance, unfulfilled love, young lovers, rivalry, youth, dark humor, nerd ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 89K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, fall in love, teenage love, love and romance, teenage boy, teenage life, school, teen romance, childhood, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, young love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, school, teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, youth, high school, parents and children, best friends, couples, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 56K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: romantic, light, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, youth, best friends, love and romance, high school life, teen romance, happy ending, high school, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: graduation, coming of age, teenager, high school, friends, romance, youth, teenage life, love and romance, one last chance, unspoken love, american football ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, coming of age, teenage girl, teenage love, friendship, self discovery, female friendship, group of friends, letter, summer, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south carolina, greece, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenager, romance, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, looking for love, teenage life, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: opposites attract, cheerleading, high school, friendship, romance, dream girl, social differences, youth, lifestyle, couples, social climbing, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 10K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school, high school hunk, love and romance, teenage life, wooing, youth, lifestyle, family relations, nightlife, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick ...
Plot: tomboy, opposites attract, high school, coming of age, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, romance, hanging, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 15K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, high school, coming of age, romance, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, unfulfillment, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, young lovers, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 5K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 9K
The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, couple relations, love and romance, puberty, crumbling marriage, family problems, teenage life, infidelity, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Kissing Booth (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.
Style: romantic, feel good, sweet, light, teen comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: teen romance, teenage love, first love, high school student, teenage life, friendship between teens, high school hunk, love and romance, teenage sexuality, first kiss, forbidden love, opposites attract ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A visit to a natural history museum proves catastrophic for two high school rivals, an overachiever and a jock, when an ancient Aztec statue casts a spell that causes them to switch bodies and see exactly what it's like to walk in the ...
Style: humorous, romantic, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, love and romance, teenage love, high school, battle of the sexes, teenager, gender bending, school, soul transference, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 12K
Geek Charming (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, youth, popularity, high school, love and romance, friends, high school life, social relations, initially antagonists, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 70K
The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, first sex, first love, teenage life, high school, youth, romance, virgin, love, love and romance, virginity, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 93K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenage life, teenager, high school life, adolescence, high school student, friends, popularity, stereotypes, friendship, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, college, romance, gender bending, fish out of water, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Secret Admirer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When high-school heartthrob Michael receives an unsigned love letter, he assumes it's from knock-out prom queen Deborah Anne instead of pretty honor student Toni. And when Michael accidentally misplaces the letter, the juicy jottings soon make ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, teen sex comedy, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, farce, friendship, summer vacation, summer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, funny, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, teenage love, high school life, cheerleading, basketball, popularity, high school, teenage life, cheerleader, unlikely friendships, revenge, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%