Movies like Dear White People 2014

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Dear White People (2014)
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Dear White People (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, inspirational, melancholic, stylized, documentary filmmaking, satirical, clever ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, student life, campus, college life, satire, prejudice, storytelling, marijuana, obsession, student, university, friendship, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, race issues, society, social relations, stereotypes, hip hop, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, dancing, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2011, year 2012, year 1972, year 2013 ...
Place: usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about friendship, mentor, runaway, pornography, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Dear White People: Kicking and Screaming (1995), Burning Annie (2004), Starter for 10 (2006), Cherry (2010), Sydney White (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, buddies, lifestyle, twentysomething life, drinking alcohol, drinking, student, father son relationship, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, couples, looking for love, college life, obsession, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, university, buddies, youth, love and romance, couple relations, working class, party, christmas ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe, india
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Cherry (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton (17) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda (34) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life. The curriculum gets more challenging when Aaron meets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, social relations, lifestyle, single parent, student life, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, milf, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Sydney White (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.
Style: modern fairy tale, humorous, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: popularity, college, romance, student life, sorority, youth, fall in love, college life, rivalry, nerds, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey
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Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
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Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: bleak, cynical, rough, witty, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, dark humor, filmmaking, family problems, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, suburbs, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Damsels in Distress (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: talky, semi serious, satirical, thought provoking, absurd ...
Plot: college, best friends, college life, female friendship, social relations, love and romance, lifestyle, depression, makeover, fraternity, eccentricity, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, tokyo
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83%
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Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, romance, friends, couples, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, hopes, love, obsession, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
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Humpday (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Imagine your life is somewhat complete with a house, job, and wife but then your best friend from college comes knocking at your door at 2 AM. During a pot-induced hedonistic party, a plan is hatched between the two friends to create an Art Film of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, absurd, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, mexico city, seattle washington, mexico ...
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Something New (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.
Style: humorous, sincere, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, east africa, africa, london ...
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Pumpkin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: When perfect, perky Carolyn (Christina Ricci) and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters decide to coach mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games, Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a young disabled man who touches her ...
Style: humorous, witty, sweet, romantic, biting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Lovely & Amazing (2001)
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, touching, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1994
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Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: humorous, sexy, sexual, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Place: usa, california, new jersey
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, talky, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, college graduate, looking for love, human nature, love triangle, college, introspection, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, couples, office, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Drinking Buddies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, mumblecore, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, profanity, relationships, romance, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, weekend, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, group of friends ...
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Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
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Welcome to Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, tv show, mental disorder, obsession, life turned upside down, media, mental disorders, depression, friendship, loneliness, medication, lottery winner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1996, year 1971 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 62K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: college, teachers and students, depression, love affair, mystery, love and romance, drinking problem, amusement park, desperation, professor, student, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Adam and Eve (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Easy-going, gentle college-boy Adam Baker enjoys frat-life, however disgusting the frat-house gets because of his sloppy house-mates Freddie, Ferguson and Munch. Then Adam meets Eve, starts falling in love, but gets jealous of frat-brother Billy, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, couples, wooing, student life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, virgin, looking for sex, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.
Style: feel good, humorous, satirical, witty, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, mother daughter relationship, love affair, age difference, generation gap, single mother, aging, audition, plastic surgery, fame, romance, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%