Movies like Gidget Goes Hawaiian

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Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
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Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Francis is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggy" is home from College. When he suggests her to go for it, she's even more in panic - doesn't he care to be with her? So she sets out for Hawaii in the worst mood. On the plane she meets the sociable Abby, who gives her the advice to forget about Jeff - and regrets it shortly after, when Francis follows the advice and steals her boyfriend Eddie, a famous dancer. But then Jeff discovers he's missing Francis...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: youth, beach, surfing, teenage life, airplane, best friends, college, island, friendship, friends, romance, family relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, office, ambition, fall in love, satire, babies and infants, social differences, young lovers, coming of age, disorder, nothing goes right, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, california

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Most similar movies to Gidget Goes Hawaiian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about youth, love and romance, romance, friends, teenage life, friendship and beach mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Gidget Goes Hawaiian: Under the Boardwalk (1988), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), For Those Who Think Young (1964), The Color of Milk (2004), Roll Bounce (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Under the Boardwalk (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It is the final weekend of summer and a group of Californian teenagers are looking forward to an upcoming surf contest. Rival gangs the 'Vals' and the 'Lowks' are confident that they will take home the trophy, but things become ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, beach, fall in love, gang, ambition, love and romance, romance, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, forbidden love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, romance, rock, love triangle, youth, nothing goes right, young lovers, lifestyle, buddies, dishonesty, love and romance, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
For Those Who Think Young (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Surfing college students hang out at a club watching comedian Uncle Woody and drinking Pepsis. Rich playboy "Ding" Pruitt falls for Sandy Palmer. His grandfather tries to have the club closed but is exposed as an ex-bootlegger.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: college, beach, pepsi, young lovers, music, prank, youth, aging, love and romance, coming of age, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Color of Milk (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Selma's mother died giving birth to her, and Selma's step aunt is living proof that men only cause trouble. So the 11 year old girl makes a deal with her best friends that they will stay away from boys and dedicate their lives to science. ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, family relations, love and romance, romance, best friends, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, self discovery, friends, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 7K
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, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, skating, teenage life, parents and children, romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
58%
Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of friends go to Hawaii during the height of surfing season, to compete with other surf bums and find girlfriends along the way.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: sport, surfer, beach, surfing, friends, ambition, coming of age, lifestyle, friendship, teenage life, siblings relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 3K
Satisfaction (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, music, coming of age, friendship, romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, music band, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, couples, family relations, friends, contests and competitions, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, island, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, love and romance, escapades, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 1K
Bikini Beach (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, teenager, surfing, beach, teenage life, gang, culture clash, love and romance, campaign, performer's life, rock, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, pacific ocean, new jersey, hawaii, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 2K
North Shore (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, nostalgic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, youth, friendship, sport, coming of age, ambition, adventure, romance, misfit, underdog, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 2K
Side Out (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: volleyball, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, friends, rivalry, romance, self discovery, summer, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
It's a Bikini World (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Male chauvinist Mike attempts to get an intelligent burgeoning feminist Delilah into his harem. When she resists, Mike then poses as his brother Herbert, but in the process falls in love with Delilah.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: beach, photographer, bikini, womanizer, romance, ambition, gender, media, hidden identity, love and romance, battle of the sexes, disorder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Girls on the Beach (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The girls of Alpha Beta need to raise $10,000 in two weeks to save the sorority house. Among their schemes to raise the funds are a beauty contest, a newspaper puzzle, and a baking contest. But when three guys hit the beach with love on their minds, ...
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: beach, ambition, performer's life, music, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, gory, friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Her Best Move (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, youth, follow your dream, friends, teenage love, friendship, against the odds, family relations, hopes, high school life, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Seoul Searching (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea, China, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1980s a group of foreign-born Korean teenagers who meet at a Seoul summer camp to learn what it means to be Korean. The three boys, from the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, then meet three girls who rock their world.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, teenage love, camp, love and romance, youth, society, immigrants, friendship, rivalry, social relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, youth, rise to the top, best friends, teenage love, parents and children, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 639
Dish Dogs (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends travel from town to town taking jobs as dishwashers until they both find love and must choose separate paths.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: restaurant, love, surfing, fall in love, friendship, battle of the sexes, young lovers, wooing, buddies, lifestyle, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 1K
Book of Love (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: John Twiller takes down his high school yearbook and begins to reminiscence about that time he first moved into the neighborhood in 1956. His teenage self, Jack is obsessed with Lily one of the more popular girls around. The sole obstacle is Angelo, ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, fish out of water, high school, americana, youth, romance, friends, couple relations, self discovery, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 30K
Blue Crush (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with ...
Style: feel good, serious, intense, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: surfing, friendship, sport, romance, fall in love, social differences, teenage life, young lovers, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Getting Played (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three beautiful women (Electra, Dash, and Fox) who have had their share of men trouble enter into a game of fun in which they choose a random guy and film each other seducing him so as to use the footage later to humiliate him. But problems arise ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couples, friendship, gender, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage life, thirtysomething life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lemon Popsicle 9: The Party Goes On (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This movie is a sequel to the saga of movies about 3 guys in the middle of the 50's during their sex urges and other funny incidents.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: seduction, teacher student sex, teenage life, teenage love, buddies, romance, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 2.8
 340
Stonerville (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Troy "Slam" Slamsky loses his girl, love makes a wake-up call and he finds success in the world of online advertising with some hysterical twists on an old theme. Finding a new love who understands his vision sets Slam free to do what ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, couples, friendship, love and romance, buddies, youth, fall in love, couple relations, sexual content, ambition, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Young Kieslowski (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Grand romantic gestures need not apply in this comedic tale of star-crossed young love. Instead, freshman Brian Kieslowski displays endless reserves of bumbling awkwardness as he goes home with a girl for the first time... and then learns that he ...
Style: humorous, emotional, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, romance, youth, disorder, life turned upside down, college, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mitchie can't wait to go back to Camp Rock and spend the summer making new music with her friends and superstar Shane Gray. But the slick new camp across the lake, Camp Star, has drummed up some serious competition — featuring newcomers Luke ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, teenage love, teenage life, music band, camp, musician's life, rivalry, ambition, youth, underdog, artists and showbiz, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 4K
Cape No. 7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Aga, a band singer, returns to Hengchun with frustration. Tomoko is a Japanese model assigned to organize a local warm-up band for the Japanese super star beach concert. Together with other five ordinary Hengchun residents who were not expected to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, music, musician's life, contests and competitions, music band, love and romance, underdog, model, audition, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
California Dreaming (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, lifestyle, coming of age, beach, disorder, couples, friends, youth, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.1
 5K
Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, high school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 1K
Gidget (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: surfing, family relations, friends, workplace romance, eccentric family, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, college, friendship, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%