Movies like It's Kind of a Funny Story

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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
 7.1
 127K
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, sweet, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, funny, depressing, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, teenage love, teenage life, psychiatric ward, friendship, friends, shyness, psychiatrist, adolescence, coming of age, love and romance, anxiety, supportive friend, teenage boy, youth, suicide attempt, self discovery, suicide, mental institution, misfit, teenager, suicidal, marijuana, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to It's Kind of a Funny Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about coming of age, youth, mentor, friendship, teenage life, pornography and teenager mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like It's Kind of a Funny Story: The Way Way Back (2013), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Submarine (2010), Palo Alto (2013), The Art of Getting By (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, teenagers, loneliness, shyness, vacation, summer, youth, teenage life, family problems, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
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, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, first love, friendship, adolescence, high school life, friends, shyness, social misfits, high school, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenagers, friends, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage life, high school life, best friends, terminal illness, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 81K
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, semi serious, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, virginity, bullying, adolescence, loss of virginity, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 26K
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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school student, high school, high school life, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, loneliness ...
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, love and romance, teenage life, friends, high school, teenager, philosophy, rebellious youth, mentor, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, classmates, couples, drinking problem, love and romance, teenager, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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: teenage life, physical appearance, best friends, depression, loneliness, social misfits, adolescence, youth, teenage love, fat girl, high school life, first love ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 469K
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, humorous, sweet, touching, funny ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, pregnancy, social relations, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, parents and children, adoption, eccentric family, teenager, change of heart, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
Plot: teenager, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, teachers and students, introspection, coming of age, high school life, friendship, rebelliousness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 80K
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, love, youth, family relations, coming of age, casual sex, first love, family life, family, unhappiness, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 34K
Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: age difference, college, dull life, college student, romance, older man younger woman relationship, thirtysomething life, fall in love, love and romance, college life, unlikely couple, adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, ohio, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 76K
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, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, first love, fall in love, school, teen romance, teenage boy, neighbor, childhood sweetheart, teenage life, adolescence, high school life ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, sentimental, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: bully, psychiatrist, depression, coming out, girlfriend, teenage life, popularity, private school, high school, adolescence, acceptance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 303K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, fighting illness, doctor, therapist, best friend, buddies, hopes, coping, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, canada, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 10K
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, popularity, high school life, high school, youth, friendship, friends, social relations, love and romance, beauty pageant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 34K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, teenagers, first love, high school, youth, adolescence, love affair, romance, fall in love, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 63K
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, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, first sex, first love, virgin, teenage life, high school, love and romance, youth, fall in love, teenagers, friendship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 17K
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: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 108K
Ghost World (2001)
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: sincere, humorous, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, adolescence, friendship, teenage life, best friends, graduation, older man younger woman relationship, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, geek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 46K
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, humorous, light, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, friendship, boarding school, school, teenage life, teenage love, girls' boarding school, rich kid, boarding school life, prank, teenage girl, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 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: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, society, looking for love, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, fall in love, looking for sex, family relations, youth, best friends, teenage love, rise to the top, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, hawaii, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while ...
Style: funny, feel good, exciting, idiotic, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, nightlife, teenage life, unlikely couple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsessive quest, youth, ex couple relations, one night, teenagers, romance, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 29K
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, therapy, first love, doctors and patients, hip hop, misfit, buddies, fall in love, social misfits, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: first love, teenage love, teenage girl, coming of age, female friendship, self discovery, letter, jeans, summer, best friends, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, mexico, south carolina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 6K
Mad Love (1995)
Genre: 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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, high school, opposites attract, teen angst, mental institution, suicide attempt, romance, teenage love, lovers on the run, teenage life, youth, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, latin america, seattle, mexico, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, humorous, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, computers and web, teenage love, internet, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 6K
Tadpole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from ...
Style: sexy, witty, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, stepmother stepson relationship, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, youth, couples, family life, adolescence, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 6K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, contests and competitions, romance, parents and children, ambition, underdog, teenage life, youth, skating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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