Movies like Whatever It Takes

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Whatever It Takes (2000)
 5.4
 11K
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree to help each other in their romantic quests, but, as they come closer to their goals, both Ryan and Chris suspect that they might be pursuing the wrong girls.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, teen sex comedy, realistic, sexy, romantic, funny, sweet, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, friendship, youth, fall in love, couples, teenage life, lifestyle, disorder, wooing, high school, manipulation, prom, prank, awkward situation, sex education, school, romance, friends, love and romance, platonic, hidden identity, unfulfilled love, gender, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey

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Most similar movies to Whatever It Takes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about teenage life, love and romance, youth, coming of age, high school, teenage love and high school life mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Whatever It Takes: She's All That (1999), Trojan War (1997), Drive Me Crazy (1999), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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86%
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Trojan War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love, gang, robbery, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, love and romance, coming of age, young lovers, partners, buddies, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
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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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
78%
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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.
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71%
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 ⇓
80%
 5.4
 17K
Boys and Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, college, friendship, opposites attract, love and romance, teenage love, youth, couples, singleness, wooing, lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sad, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, true love, first love, teen romance, youth, terminal illness, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
60%
The Jerk Theory (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring recording artist, Adam, is burned by a bad relationship experience and decides that if women won't respond to the "nice guy" then he'll be "the jerk." This is wildly successful with meaningless ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, fall in love, dating, high school life, wooing, romance, couple relations, teenage life, couples, lifestyle, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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%
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.0
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Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
Style: feel good, ridiculous, light, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, teenage life, girls' boarding school, teenager, school, friendship, teenage girl, popularity, girls' school, youth, spoiled brat ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
50%
 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 ...
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%
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 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 ⇓
32%
 6.1
 1K
Book of Love (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: John Twiller takes down his high school yearbook and begins to reminiscence about that time he first moved into the neighborhood in 1956. His teenage self, Jack is obsessed with Lily one of the more popular girls around. The sole obstacle is Angelo, ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, high school, fish out of water, americana, youth, couple relations, fall in love, self discovery, friends, romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bart Got a Room (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone is searching for love in director Brian Hecker's semi-autobiographical story. Danny Stein, a high school senior at the bottom of the social food chain, needs a prom date. As a cause of anxiety for Danny, Bart Beeber, the nerdiest guy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, wooing, teenage love, love and romance, self discovery, looking for sex, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, buddies, partners, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 384K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, loss of virginity, popularity, teenage girl, teenage boy, youth, high school life, teenage love, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
31%
 7.7
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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 ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
30%
 5.7
 19K
Get Over It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fall in love, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, high school life, unlikely couple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unrequited love, family, mentor, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 7K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, parents and children, nothing goes right, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ 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 ⇓
15%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, youth, first love, teenage life, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmate, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%