Movies like Some Kind of Wonderful

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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sexy, romantic, sweet, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: tomboy, opposites attract, high school, coming of age, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, romance, youth, friends, love and romance, fall in love, couples, high school life, teenage life, social differences, society, unfulfilled love, hanging, partners, bittersweet, buddies, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Some Kind of Wonderful

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, coming of age, teenager, high school, mentor and youth mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Some Kind of Wonderful: Pretty in Pink (1986), Say Anything... (1989), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Vision Quest (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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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 ⇓
100%
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love triangle, infidelity, graduation, young adult, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, buddies, ambition, secret admirer, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
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 6.6
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Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, underdog, rivalry, sport, love, wrestling, romance, high school life, athlete's life, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., washington state, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
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 ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 16K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, cheerleading, coming of age, high school, high school life, first love, bully, friendship, romance, underdog, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
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67%
 5.7
 19K
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, prom, high school, school, romantic rivalry, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, misfit, friends, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
19%
The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenager, youth, teenage life, friends, love and romance, philosophy, high school, slacker, painting, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Seven Minutes in Heaven (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle, teenage love, friends, teen romance, teenage life, when the parents are away, high school life, platonic, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, high school, opposites attract, culture clash, young lovers, family relations, self destructing, unhappiness, romance, teenage life, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, rich and poor, love triangle, terminal illness, romance, teenage life, social differences, youth, couples, fall in love, coming of age, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 29K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, romance, love and romance, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, hopes, graduation, best friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
31%
Blue Gate Crossing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, love triangle, first love, friendship, partners, teenage life, lgbt, couples, best friends, romance, gender, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
Gregory's Girl (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his schoolfriends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, soccer, high school, school, high school life, romance, friends, youth, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
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Baby It's You (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, opposites attract, college, forbidden love, innocence lost, class differences, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleader, high school, social differences, fish out of water, fall in love, lifestyle, opposites attract, couples, dishonesty, youth, cons and scams, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, americana, fall in love, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 8K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, young lovers, forbidden love, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 8K
Bed of Roses (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: florist, family relations, romance, couples, workaholic, opposites attract, hopes, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 150K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, emotional, romantic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, couples, social differences, ambition, introspection, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
No Small Affair (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, teenage life, fall in love, teenager, nightclub, singer, happy ending, obsession, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%