Movies like Young Adult

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Young Adult (2011)
 6.3
 71K
Young Adult
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: dark humor, talky, cynical, realistic, sincere, semi serious, depressing, melancholic, bleak, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, high school, drinking, mental illness, depression, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, midlife crisis, friendship, writers, thirtysomething life, loneliness, adolescence, character study, gay, writing, sarcasm, alcoholic, relationships, pornography, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, nudity (topless - notable), redemption, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california, minneapolis minnesota

Most similar movies to Young Adult

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, semi serious and talky films with plots about drinking, depression, mentor, loneliness, pornography, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Young Adult: Juno (2007), Terri (2011), Shrink (2009), Everything Must Go (2010), Funny People (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
 454K
Juno
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, teenager, small town, coming of age, parenthood, abortion, high school, friendship, folk, virginity, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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System:   95%
    User:   98%
 
 6.5
 9K
Terri
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, small town, school, social misfits, bullying, pornography, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   87%
 
 6.7
 17K
Shrink
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: depression, suicide, hollywood, psychiatrist, marijuana, death, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, weed, character study, hospital, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   69%
 
Everything Must Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, divorce, starting over, salesman, drinking, depression, addiction, alcohol abuse, loneliness, redemption, mentor, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   84%
 
 6.3
 107K
Funny People
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, loneliness, comedian, buddies, friends, honest, sarcasm, relationships, hopes, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   64%
 
 6.8
 8K
SubUrbia
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, drinking, buddies, marijuana, midlife crisis, dialogue driven, self discovery, depression, dialogue, small town, high school, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   71%
 
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: destiny, loneliness, philosophy, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, slacker, adultery, relationships, workplace, midlife crisis, brothers, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   63%
 
The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   67%
 
World's Greatest Dad
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death, workplace, high school, father son relationship, single father, drugs/alcohol, single parent, suicide, loneliness, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   76%
 
 7.4
 105K
Ghost World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: realistic, stylized, surreal, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adolescence, depression, teacher, geek, high school, sarcasm, dysfunctional family, obsession, jazz, blues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   65%
 
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker
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, coming of age, addiction, drugs, drug addiction, depression, loneliness, youth, teenager, drinking, self discovery, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   60%
 
 6.6
 7K
Lonesome Jim
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, semi serious, gloomy, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, depression, drinking, drugs, hospital, introspection, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, divorce, drug abuse, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   57%
 
 6.6
 10K
Please Give
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: touching, clever, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: cancer, infidelity, homeless, midlife crisis, suicide, guilt, death, family life, relationships, sarcasm, family relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   69%
 
 7.2
 12K
Trees Lounge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, small town, bar, social misfits, loneliness, drugs, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, life, complex characters, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   65%
 
Happy Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: christmas, drinking, drugs/alcohol, introspection, relationships, family, siblings relations, mentor, existentialism, pornography, life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   74%
 
Welcome to the Dollhouse
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, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, bullying, school, friendship, kidnapping, teacher, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, social misfits, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   72%
 
 6.6
 5K
Chuck & Buck
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gay, friendship, sexuality, mentally unstable, stalking, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, workplace, homosexuality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   61%
 
 6.1
 33K
Greenberg
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, depression, drinking, drugs/alcohol, mental illness, midlife crisis, storytelling, character study, drugs, relationships, hospital, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   74%
 
Life During Wartime
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, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, suicide, sexual abuse, pornography, depression, existentialism, haunted by the past, sisters, wartime, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   55%
 
Mistress America
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, relationships, dialogue, loneliness, dialogue driven, writing, college, unlikely friendships, mentor, follow your dream, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   60%
 
 6.7
 8K
Big Fan
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking-garage attendant from Staten Island, is the self-described "world's biggest New York Giants fan". One night, Paul and his best friend Sal spot Giants star linebacker Quantrell Bishop at a gas ...
Style: talky, bleak, disturbing, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, hospital, football, sport, police investigation, loser, character study, radio, life is a bitch, relationships, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   66%
 
Margot at the Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, adultery, mental illness, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, relationships, infidelity, drinking, sisters, wedding, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
 6.7
 12K
Rocket Science
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, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, teenager, drinking, teacher, spelling bee, teenage life, male nudity, bullying, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
The Chumscrubber
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, bleak, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, high school, coming of age, teenager, drinking, death, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
The Squid and the Whale
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, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, divorce, parenthood, adolescence, childhood, depression, infidelity, drinking, marriage, adultery, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
Winter Passing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: psychological, serious, melancholic, realistic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, loneliness, depression, drug abuse, writing, drugs, drinking, suicide, death, writers, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   55%
 
 6.3
 19K
Meet Bill
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: midlife crisis, mentor, high school, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, life philosophy, friendship, weed, crime gone awry, drinking, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
 5.8
 9K
Hurlyburly
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, clever, psychological, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, hollywood, sarcasm, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, friendship, dialogue driven, destiny, dialogue, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   49%
 
 6.6
 17K
Paper Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, life philosophy, coming of age, unlikely friendships, loneliness, depression, teenage life, writing, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new jersey, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   66%
 
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