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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing, sweet, funny, thought provoking, intense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, friends, friendship, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness, teenage boy, anxiety, youth, supportive friend, self discovery, suicide attempt, suicide, mental institution, art, suicidal, bittersweet, misfit, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about coming of age, youth, teenage life, friendship, high school, teenager and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like It's Kind of a Funny Story: The Way Way Back (2013), The Art of Getting By (2011), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Palo Alto (2013), Submarine (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, first love, high school, friendship, high school life, suicide, teenagers, teenager, hopes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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89%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, summer, shyness, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, teenager, friends, love and romance, philosophy, high school, slacker, painting, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenager, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, leukemia, high school student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, surreal, semi serious, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, virginity, love and romance, loss of virginity, teenage love, social relations, adolescence, bullying, high school life, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, humorous, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, family relations, youth, coming of age, casual sex, first love, relationships, love, family life, family, unhappiness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
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100%
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
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, first love, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: humorous, cynical, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: bully, psychiatrist, adolescence, girlfriend, depression, high school, teenage life, popularity, private school, youth, acceptance, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenagers, off the grid, runaway, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, self discovery, rebelliousness, choice, overbearing parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, best friends, depression, physical appearance, youth, social misfits, teenage love, loneliness, adolescence, high school life, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teachers and students, teenage love, teenage angst, youth, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Juno (2007)
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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sentimental, feel good, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, contemporary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, melancholic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, high school, mental institution, teenage love, lovers on the run, opposites attract, teen angst, suicide attempt, romance, teenage life, couples, youth ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, sentimental ...
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Country: USA
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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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: romantic, sweet, light, feel good, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, coming of age, looking for love, hopes, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, suburban life, teenage life, society, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, suspense, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, psychological, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, love and romance, self discovery, high school, youth, leukemia, teachers and students, mentally unstable, power relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%