Movies like Paper Towns

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Paper Towns (2015)
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Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Style: exciting, emotional, captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic, gloomy, serious, disturbing, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage boy, adolescence, teenagers, adventure, teenager, friendship, youth, love and romance, friends, high school, high school life, unfulfilled love, teenage girl, trip, mystery, unfulfillment, fall in love, falling in love, student, travel, classmate, unrequited love, high school student, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Paper Towns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, sweet and romantic films with plots about teenager, youth, love and romance, friendship, teenage life, teenage love and high school mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paper Towns: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Keith (2008), The Art of Getting By (2011), The Way Way Back (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, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, first love, high school, teenage life, adolescence, high school life, suicide, teenager, teenagers, shyness ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, teenager, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenage life, youth, teenager, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teen romance, terminal illness, teenagers, teenage life, high school, romance, love, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, friends, love and romance, philosophy, high school, teenager, slacker, painting, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: romantic, sweet, light, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage girl, love and romance, teen romance, first love, happy ending, high school student, youth, couples, love letter, teenage boy, pretend relationship ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, summer, vacation, teenagers, loneliness, teenager, shyness, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: feel good, funny, exciting, sweet, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely couple, nightlife, teenage life, teenagers, obsessive quest, youth, fall in love, lifestyle, ex couple relations, one night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 89K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, high school life, teenager, teenage life, adolescence, high school student, friends, popularity, teenagers, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, friendship, youth, teachers and students, teenage angst, popular girl, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
According to Greta (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Greta is a waitress who falls for an ambitious cook at the restaurant where they work. But as their summer romance heats up, she has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents about her boyfriend's criminal past.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, society, suicide, rebelliousness, rebellion, rebellious daughter, death wish, mother daughter relationship, elderly, diary, summer romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 120K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, bleak, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage girl, youth, teenager, love, family drama, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, car accident, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, romance, love and romance, first love, fall in love, terminal illness, teen romance, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, teenage love, teenager, 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 ⇓
62%
 6.4
 15K
Ashby (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a ...
Style: melancholic, touching, talky, romantic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: romance, high school, classmate, friendship, bullying, assassin, mentor, life philosophy, teenager, runaway, coming of age, relationships ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 69K
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, teenage life, first love, high school, romance, youth, virgin, love and romance, love, virginity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Life in a Year (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, clever, romantic
Plot: teenager, couple relations, life philosophy, loneliness, best friends, teenage life, youth, terminal illness, nerd, friends, friendship, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 69K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, high school sweetheart, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: emotional, witty, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teenagers, teen angst, adolescence, teen romance, high school, best friend, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 2K
14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, first love, fall in love, love and romance, society, friendship, shyness, school, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
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Dakota Skye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, melancholic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, lie, teen angst, self discovery, self acceptance, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, sexual, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school student, island, love and romance, teenage life, youth, first sex, adventure, tropical island, unlikely couple, fall in love, marooned ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: sexy, teen sex comedy, sex comedy, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, pornography, student, teenage love, fall in love, sexual attraction, porn star, youth, dream come true, lifestyle, teenage sex, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 34K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: sad, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, cancer, teenage love, fighting illness, dying, youth, teenager, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.5
 270K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, depression, loss of friend, teenage girl, guilt, teenage boy, suicidal, high school, human relationship, death of daughter, classmate classmate relationship, self harm ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 15K
Prom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As the big dance approaches for Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei and Tyler ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, prom, friendship, unlikely couple, opposites attract, high school, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 374K
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: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, popularity, teenage life, loss of virginity, teenage girl, youth, high school life, teenage boy, teenage love, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, society, family problems, fall in love, friendship, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 92K
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, sentimental, sweet, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, opposites attract, romance, teenage love, bet, teen romance, teenager, high school life, youth, prom, cinderella story, young love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 12K
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, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, popularity, youth, friends, love and romance, social relations, high school, high school life, friendship, peer pressure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%