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Storytelling (2001)
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Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, clever, bleak, cynical, semi serious, sexual, biting, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: high school, celebrity, exploitation, sex, coma, maid, strong sexual content, teenage life, dysfunctional family, society, suburbs, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, parents and children, social differences, high school life, suburban life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, depression, rape, interracial sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, high school, drinking, parents and children and youth mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Storytelling: Life During Wartime (2009), Happiness (1998), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Palindromes (2004), Dark Horse (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, semi serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, family relations, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 61K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, bleak, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, unhappiness, child abuse, sibling relationship, pedophilia, taxi driver, masturbation, therapy, therapist, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: bleak, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, little girl, ballet, humiliation, social misfits, school life, mockery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 11K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, pregnancy, abortion, innocence lost, teenage pregnancy, runaway teen, child abuse, murder, sniper, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.0
 5K
Dark Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with ...
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: toy store, backgammon, looking for love, down on your luck, nothing goes right, family life, mentally unstable, parents and children, thirtysomething life, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From his prison cell, young Alan Musgrave (Roddy McDowell) relates his experiences of the previous year dedicated to fulfilling every whim of beautiful and self-absorbed high school senior Barbara Ann Greene played by Tuesday Weld.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, teenager, misfit, best friends, supernatural ability, desire for fame, high school life, suburbs, romance, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, high school life, overprotective parent, coming of age, teenager, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 13K
Lymelife (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, coming of age, infidelity, marriage, adultery, violence, family, american dream, love, marital problem, first love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.0
 876
Nearing Grace (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Did you ever wish you could get the hottest girl in school? This is the story of how non-jock Henry (Gregory Smith) indeed gets the girl, Grace (Jordana Brewster), but not without complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, rehabilitation, infidelity, sexual relations, teenage love, suburbs, suburban life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, psychologist, debate, addiction, self discovery, eccentric family, suburbs, hypnosis, teenage crush, first time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: clever, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, depression, psychiatrist, teenage life, coming out, coming of age, girlfriend, cliche, toilet, school bus, private school, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 12K
The Oranges (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man's (Hugh Laurie) affair with his friend's much-younger daughter (Leighton Meester) throws two neighboring families into turmoil.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, cynical
Plot: marital separation, romance, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, love and romance, suburbs, family problems, infidelity, life turned upside down, fall in love, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 12K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, masturbation, debate, teenage life, dysfunctional family, misfit, youth, social misfits, contests and competitions, prank, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 71K
Risky Business (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage life, party, coming of age, prostitute, pimp, rock, strong sexual content, when the parents are away, suburbs, brothel, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 832
Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming out, high school, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, romance, suburbs, high school life, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: student, professor, self discovery, christmas, marijuana, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, romance, couples, family relations, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, campus, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, actress, family, audition, family life, parents and children, sibling relationship, siblings relations, physical appearance, society, family relations, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 81K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, infidelity, teacher, election, jealousy, party, teachers and students, politics, morality, graduation, lesbian, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.5
 199K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, self discovery, marijuana, dealing with death, friendship, depression, ecstasy, paraplegic, epilepsy, grave digger, homecoming, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: realistic, dark humor, biting, disturbing, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, adolescence, sexual harassment, teachers and students, rejection, manipulation, dishonesty, power relations, strong sexual content, high school life, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 77K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, family relations, teenage life, first love, dating, middle aged, love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.0
 373
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, high school, suburbs, crumbling marriage, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 6K
Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, abortion, dedication, loss of friend, christmas, gay slur, financial problem, opposites attract, rock, love and romance, fall in love, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.0
 30K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug dealing, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, rock, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 9K
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teen angst, high school, teenage love, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, suburbs, teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Forgiving the Franklins (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A conservative, God fearing Southern family is spiritually changed by an auto accident, but who they become puts them at odds with the highly conservative values around them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: church, high school, cheerleader, single parent, rehabilitation, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, gender bending, suburbs, high school life, suburban life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, serious, clever ...
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, museum, masturbation, coming of age, tennis, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, uniform, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 13K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: college, love, friendship, bar, romance, couple relations, relocation, new love, love of one's life, man-woman relation, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 9K
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school life, teenage love, high school, nightlife, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, high school hunk, lifestyle, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%