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Strangers with Candy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. Its timeslot was Sundays at 10:00 p.m.. In 2007, Strangers with Candy was ranked #30 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty, clever, alternative comedy
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, rehabilitation, suburbs, starting over, teachers and students, eccentric family, high school life, suburban life, teenage life, fish out of water, misfit, power relations, disorder, goofy hero, juvenile delinquency, switching roles, boss and employee, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, love and romance, youth, couples, stranger, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
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Curb Your Enthusiasm
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28 min.
 8.7
The Inbetweeners
Comedy
UK
25 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films and TV series with plots about youth, love and romance, high school, couples, teenage life, high school life and friends mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like Strangers with Candy: Class Act (1992), Trojan War (1997), Bart Got a Room (2008), Made in America (1993), Senior Skip Day (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strangers with Candy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: high school, addiction, teacher, love triangle, school, couples, fish out of water, parody, irreverent, pornography, prostitute, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
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Class Act
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 90s
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Trojan War
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: buddies, school, romance, young lovers, friendship, looking for sex, love triangle, gang, condom, love, sex, party ...
Time: 90s
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Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The nerds are now in control of the university, as a result of Lewis Skolnick and the rest's actions in the two previous movies. A new generation of sportsmen arrive, however, determined on winning the school back. The principle, himself an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, college, prank, athlete and trainer, high school, school, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, high school life, student life, teenage life ...
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Bart Got a Room
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Story: Everyone is searching for love in director Brian Hecker's semi-autobiographical story. Danny Stein, a high school senior at the bottom of the social food chain, needs a prom date. As a cause of anxiety for Danny, Bart Beeber, the nerdiest guy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
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Senior Skip Day
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adam Harris, a semi-lame senior, is head over heels in love with Cara. Unfortunately she is the most popular girl in school. On the one day of the year that he could actually have a chance, senior skip day, he screws it all up by accidentally ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
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Just One of the Girls
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chris has to change school to attend a music program, but a bully named Kurt is going to make his life impossible so he decided to dress as a girl to avoid this. Taking advantage of his condition he became (girl-)friend with Marie, and fell in love ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, college, cheerleader, young lovers, school, switching roles, romance, teachers and students, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, college life ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   39%
 
High School U.S.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado
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    User:   36%
 
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Box Elder
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
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    User:   36%
 
Life in the Fast Lane
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, church, goofy hero, singleness, eccentric family, romance, starting over, love and romance, death, artist, surrealism, couples ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   35%
 
10 Things I Hate About You
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Outspoken Kat Stratford couldn't be less like her sister, super sweet, yet kinda conformist Bianca. The only things they seem to have in common are being new at school and their overprotective dad.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, siblings relations, teenage love, sitcom, romance, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes ...
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Place: usa, california
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    User:   26%
 
18-Year-Old Virgin
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a series of sexual mishaps, a high school senior tries to lose her virginity on the last night before graduation.
Style: not serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, teen comedy
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Party Girl
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Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
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Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
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Story: When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, witty
Audience: date night, teens
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The Dark Backward
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: buddies, young lovers, opposites attract, obsession, friendship, singleness, experiment gone awry, thirtysomething life, fish out of water, disorder, friends, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
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System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
Harper Valley P.T.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Most of the townsfolk, particularly those on the school PTA, think she is a little too liberal so they're making things tough for her and her daughter. So she runs for the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: high school, americana, small town, single parent, rebelliousness, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, revenge, high school life, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
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She's Out of Control
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, single father, single parent, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, family, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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    User:   24%
 
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Trippin'
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar, and regularly trippin', daydreaming about being a big success as a poet, a student, a lover. His ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
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The Charmings
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Charmings is an American fantasy sitcom that aired from March 1987 to February 1988 on ABC. Based on the fairy tale Snow White, it chronicles Snow White and Prince Charming after they are transported in time from the Enchanted Forest to the 20th ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: eccentric family, verbal byplay, family life, family, suburbs, sitcom, fish out of water, suburban life, parody, time travel, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
The Inbetweeners
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Welcome to a world of futile crushes, sibling brawls, getting drunk too quickly and casting constant aspersions about your friends' sexuality.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, high school, drugs/alcohol, rock, buddies, looking for sex, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, social relations, sexual humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
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Manchild
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Stockbroker Terry, art expert Patrick, orthodontist James and decking supremo Gary have been friends since their schooldays. Now, having all reached the age of 50, they are intent on reliving the freedom of their youth, buying hip new clothes and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, buddies, suburbs, introspection, boss and employee, friendship, looking for love, midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, workplace romance, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   27%
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Senior Trip
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on detention, a group of misfits and slackers have to write a letter to the President explaining what is wrong with the education system. There is only one problem, the President loves it! Hence, the group must travel to Washington to meet the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: parody, road trip, high school, on the road, goofy hero, teacher, teenager, drugs, adventure, hardcase students, stupidity, geek ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., ohio
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System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
One Day at a Time
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: sitcom, best friends, suburbs, single parent, feminism, parents and children, siblings relations, singleness, single mother, adolescence vs adulthood, family business, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
The Curiosity of Chance
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: High school coming-of-age tale. It is the 1980's and new wave angst and gender-bending fashion are all the rage. Chance Marquis is the new kid at an American high school in Belgium and is a somewhat awkward teenager who is the target of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, college, best friends, small town, buddies, school, gays and lesbians, friendship, social misfits, bully, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
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System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
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My Tutor
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: High school senior Bobby Chrystal fails his French class, which will block him from entering Yale. His rich, authoritarian father hires an attractive 29-year-old to tutor Bobby over the summer and help him pass a make-up exam. While Bobby's ...
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, semi serious, erotic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teenager, nudity (topless - notable), virginity, pornography, looking for sex, teacher, sex, teachers and students, school, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
Welcome Back, Kotter
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan and featuring a young John Travolta. Videotaped in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on the ABC network from September 9, 1975, to June 8, 1979.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, sitcom, hardcase students, high school, juvenile delinquency, urban, idealism, urban ghetto, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, stoners ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   31%
 

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Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kelly's grandpa invites the whole clique to his little hotel "The Hideaway" in Hawaii for summer vacation. They expect a marvelous time at the beach - without Belding. Upon arriving, they quickly learn that not only is Belding there, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, buddies, romance, teenage life, fall in love, resort, high school, youth, friends, chaos and mayhem, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, verbal byplay, siblings relations, social differences, estate, culture clash, family life, teenage life, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
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