Movies like Drive-In

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Drive-In (1976)
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Drive-In (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of teenagers at a drive-in theatre in Texas one weekend night.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenager, teenage life, heist, youth, friends, kidnapping, small town life, small town, coming of age, disorder, nothing goes right, americana, parody, police, gang, gun, doctor, robbery, knife, ring, farce, smoking, van, brother brother relationship, hold up ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas

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Most similar movies to Drive-In

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, friends, youth, teenage life, nothing goes right, small town and small town life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Drive-In: Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (1981), Dazed and Confused (1993), Trojan War (1997), Cold Turkey (1971), The Kid & I (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Southern town, the local sheriff tries to keep everything peaceful and under control.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: americana, small town, moonshine, sheriff, small town life, lifestyle, society, nothing goes right, disorder, social relations, alcohol abuse, graphic violence ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, coming-of-age, coming of age, adolescence, stoners, marijuana, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
House Party: Tonight's the Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A pair of high school rappers have two major goals - make music and get hot girls. The best way to get both is to throw the biggest and best house party ever! The night of the party, one of the boys is grounded by his parents, so it's up to his ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, buddies, friends, youth, teenage life, hip hop, profanity, sexual content, silly humor, drugs/alcohol, girl
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 6K
Trojan War (1997)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: party, gang, teenager, love, robbery, condom, partners, youth, love and romance, romance, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
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Cold Turkey (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Reverend Brooks leads the town in a contest to stop smoking for a month, But some tobacco executives don't want them to win, and try everything they can to make them smoke. If townspeople don't go nuts, from wanting a cigarette, or kill ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: small town, satire, cigarette smoking, social relations, americana, small town life, media satire, farce, disorder, silly humor, lifestyle, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 1K
The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, friendship, disability, nothing goes right, partners, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, odd couple, buddies, teenage life, wish come true, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
One More Saturday Night (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The problems faced by both teenagers and adults in a small Minnesota town who are trying to get dates for a Saturday night.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, profanity, sexual content, artists and showbiz, coming of age, partners, betrayal, friends, social relations, small town life, terrorism, nightclub ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting
Plot: prison, farce, prison life, small town, small town life, working undercover, escape, disorder, crimes, partners, criminal heroes, parody ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
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The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, vengeance, high school, youth, disorder, society, misfit, teenage life, coming of age, rivalry, social relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 406
The Graduates (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four friends head to Senior Week in Ocean City, Maryland, to celebrate high school graduation.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: beach, satire, teenage life, teenage love, best friends, nothing goes right, youth, love and romance, young lovers, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 924
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, social relations, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, power relations, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 2K
Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, mischievous children, youth, teenage life, social differences, suburban life, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It's 1976, and Vinny is a confused teenager who can't decide whether he is a disco king or a proto punk rocker.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: disco, family relations, wizards and magicians, eccentric family, teenage life, parents and children, youth, imaginary, coming of age, romance, punk, magic trick ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dangerous Curves (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two college student decide to go spend some quality time at a beauty pageant with the help of their Porsche.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy, cult film
Plot: porsche, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, friends, ocean or sea, down on your luck, teenage life, college, on the road, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 165
Mangus! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Mangus Spedgwick suffers an unforeseen tragedy that causes him to lose the role of Jesus in his high school's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, he fights with all he's got to get back the part, and carry on the family tradition.
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, small town, follow your dream, youth, hopes, on the road, teenage life, redemption, religions or cults, disability, society, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
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Record City (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get Your Laughs Off at ... THE STORE WITH MORE
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dj, partners, workplace situations, store, workplace, youth, young heroes, friends, robbery, contest, clerk, skateboarder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
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Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: disorder, couples, friends, unlikely couple, youth, nothing goes right, odd couple, lifestyle, eccentric family, introspection, small town, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: farce, goofy hero, juvenile delinquency, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, disorder, working class, operating room, factory worker, family honor, breaking the fourth wall, bureaucracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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New Waterford Girl (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, female boxer, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, canadian, teenage pregnancy, friendship, teenager, follow your dream, society, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, usa, nova scotia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, americana, teenage life, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Those Were the Days (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Dutch football team has just released the heroic World Cup final lost to archrival West Germany. The whole country is in mourning and Jaap Kooijman throws out of sheer frustration the brand new TV out the window. This event is the prelude to an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: wrongfully committed, disorder, friends, confined, nothing goes right, buddies, female director, hippie, volkswagen bus, yoga
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Skills Like This (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: heist, crimes, romance, friendship, friends, couples, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, criminal, bank, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Living Wake (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: “The Living Wake” is a dark comedy set in a timeless storybook universe. Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew, has one day to live. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin, to take him around on a bicycle powered ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: odd couple, nothing goes right, partners, lifestyle, friends, misfit partners, buddies, social relations, artists and showbiz, last wish, small town life, one last chance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Up the Academy (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a the Sheldon R. Wienberg military academy. The life of dicipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, school, silly humor, disorder, friends, power relations, animal life, social relations, college life, high school life, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, farce, city country contrast, chase, couples, social relations, nothing goes right, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, yuppie ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: office, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, workplace situations, down on your luck, boss and employee, farce, power relations, new year's eve, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 4K
Cheats (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's why Handsome and his three best friends ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, teenage life, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, teachers and students, teenager, scam, coming of age, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
American Beer (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four young Canadian men are out on a road trip when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They each go their own way in search of a needed alternator, but along the way, each one experiences an unexpectedly memorable adventure...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: bar, misfit, obsessive quest, partners, buddies, misfit partners, disorder, friends, nothing goes right, on the road, farce, heist ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gretchen (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy Ricky gets out of hand, her mother sends her to an ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, obsession, self discovery, fashion, youth, fall in love, small town, clinic, parents and children, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dirt (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: DIRT is a quirky comedy about two simple-hearted brothers who, when abandoned by the death of their mother, search to find a replacement Mom. Junior and Scooter find themselves ill-prepared for life on their own. To ease their suffering, they search ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: small town, kidnapping, wedding, disorder, social relations, family relations, stoners, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, domestic disturbance, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%