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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, funny, humorous, sweet, visually appealing, semi serious, feel good, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, depression, teenage love, teenage life, psychiatric ward, friendship, adolescence, anxiety, mental institution, teenage boy, friends, suicide attempt, supportive friend, love and romance, teenager, psychiatrist, shyness, youth, suicide, suicidal, art, self discovery, love, hospital ...
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, humorous and semi serious films with plots about coming of age, teenager, friendship, youth, high school, teenage life and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like It's Kind of a Funny Story: The Way Way Back (2013), Palo Alto (2013), The Art of Getting By (2011), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), The Spectacular Now (2013). 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, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, teenage love, high school life, shyness, suicide, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: feel good, realistic, touching, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, friendship, teenager, loneliness, vacation, coming of age, shyness, youth, teenage love, dysfunctional family, adolescence, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, 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, melancholic, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, crush, depression, high school, loneliness, teenage sexuality, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, philosophy, friends, love and romance, homework, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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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, depressing, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, terminal illness, cancer, friendship, dying, coming of age, adolescence, leukemia, friends, school, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: 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, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, first love, teenage life, youth, high school, couples, romance, family relations, love and romance, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, california, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, visually appealing, surreal, talky, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, loss of virginity, teenager, school, high school, adolescence, youth, first love, social relations ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, romantic, dramatic, depressing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, love, romance, life philosophy, depression, bipolar disorder, social misfits, mentally unstable, male female friendship, fall in love, supportive parent, young widow ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, emotional, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: writer's life, coming of age, teenage love, casual sex, relationships, family, love, family relations, youth, teenager, writers, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, entertaining, cynical, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: high school, bully, coming of age, adolescence, drugs, teenager, psychiatrist, teenage life, girlfriend, bodyguard, friendship, teen suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, youth, teenager, best friends, loneliness, teenage love, adolescence, social misfits, physical appearance, first love ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, teenager, summer, lifestyle change, forest, teenage life, high school, wilderness, teenage runaway, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, youth, teenage angst, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, introspection, goth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 90K
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, feel good, sweet, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night ...
Plot: first love, fall in love, childhood, school, childhood sweetheart, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, adolescence, teen romance, teenage boy, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 519K
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: feel good, funny, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, adoption, teenager, teenage life, youth, love and romance, social relations, high school, strong female character, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 216K
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, funny, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: depression, romance, coming of age, self discovery, funeral, friendship, marijuana, psychiatrist, complex characters, family relations, relationships, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 19K
Paper Man (2009)
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: touching, tricky, enigmatic, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: writers, friendship, superhero, imaginary friend, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, small town, life philosophy, character study, loneliness, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic ocean, long island
⇓ 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, thought provoking, sweet ...
Plot: mental illness, loneliness, shyness, small town, sex doll, introvert, delusion, doll, psychologist, young man, forbidden love, human relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 36K
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, romantic, bad ending, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, opposites attract, first love, love, terminal illness, romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, cancer, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 7K
Mad Love (1995)
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: romantic, touching, melancholic, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental illness, high school, mental institution, opposites attract, romance, bipolar disorder, love, teenage love, coming of age, manic depression, lovers on the run, teen angst ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, usa, seattle, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 185K
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: funny, humorous, witty, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, high school, depression, friendship, teacher, student, jealousy, teenager, obsession, preparatory school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, coming of age, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, friendship, psychiatric ward, mental institution, insanity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 13K
Geek Charming (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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 ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teen drama
Plot: youth, teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, high school, love and romance, high school life, popularity, social relations, teen romance, friends, initially antagonists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, teenager, friendship, high school, hip hop, drug abuse, depression, loneliness, dysfunctional family, weed, first love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
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: melancholic, compassionate, depressing, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, small town, school, mentor, bullying, loneliness, existentialism, teenage life, character study, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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Time Freak (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Stillman, a heartbroken physics student builds a time machine when his girlfriend Debbie breaks up with him. Going back in time, Stillman attempts to fix every mistake he made to save their relationship, while dragging his best friend, Evan, along ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, feel good, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, teenage girl, love, time loop, youth, teenage boy, coming of age, friendship, best friends, hopes, breakup, time machine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: romantic, sweet, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, romance, teenage love, wedding, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, looking for love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, older woman younger man relationship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, looking for love, teenage love, hopes, society, lifestyle, love and romance, suburban life, teenage life, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexy, realistic, touching, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, coming of age, internet, teenager, sex scene, teenage love, infidelity, anorexia, depression, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%