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, airplane, island, friendship, college, romance, friends, family relations, office, love and romance, fall in love, best friends, teenage life, young lovers, rivalry, social differences, babies and infants, ambition, contests and competitions, satire, coming of age, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, youth, romance, friends, teenage life, friendship and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Gidget Goes Hawaiian: Under the Boardwalk (1989), For Those Who Think Young (1964), Student of the Year (2012), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), The Color of Milk (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Under the Boardwalk (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, rivalry, contests and competitions, gang, youth, hopes, romance, love and romance, ambition, forbidden love, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
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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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: beach, college, friends, couples, disorder, coming of age, young lovers, aging, prank, artists and showbiz, music, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Student of the Year (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, ambition, teenage life, lifestyle, teenage love, fall in love, high school, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, romance, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, nothing goes right, buddies, young lovers, dishonesty, disorder, beach, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, realistic, humorous
Plot: coming of age, family relations, love and romance, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, friends, best friends, romance, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Nobody's Perfect (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve is a college freshman who plays tennis for the school. But he falls desperately in love with Shelly, also a tennis player. It's all downhill from there. Steve can't eat, he can't sleep, his grades drop, and he gets kicked off ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: college, tennis, nudity (full frontal - brief), silly humor, friendship, fall in love, gender bending, comedy of errors, cons and scams, teenage life, mistaken identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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, contests and competitions, teenage love, friendship, skating, romance, underdog, ambition, youth, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
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61%
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Gidget (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: surfing, family relations, friends, hanging, coming of age, young lovers, youth, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, parents and children, suburbs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sex comedy
Plot: beach, satire, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, young lovers, youth, buddies, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, romantic, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, friendship, youth, sport, coming of age, fish out of water, teenage life, rebelliousness, family relations, friends, aging, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: sport, surfing, surfer, beach, ambition, adventure, contests and competitions, youth, coming of age, love and romance, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: rock and roll, music, coming of age, friendship, romance, female bonding, rock, teenage love, resort, teenage life, fall in love, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, nothing goes right, youth, buddies, island, disorder, love and romance, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shag - More Dancing (1988)
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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Blue Crush (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
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Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: beach, friends, disorder, ocean, ambition, prank, music, musician's life, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, journalism, youth ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 2K
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, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, surfing, beach, teenage life, gang, culture clash, performer's life, love triangle, moral dilemma, teenage love, rock, campaign ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, pacific ocean, new jersey, hawaii, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: beach, volleyball, swimming, rock music, car wash, skateboard, photographer, beach party, rock, fall in love, wooing, disorder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: restaurant, surfing, love, fall in love, friendship, young lovers, battle of the sexes, looking for love, wooing, introspection, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: volleyball, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, friends, romance, rivalry, self discovery, summer, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Getting Played (2005)
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, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, battle of the sexes, love and romance, womanizer, friendship, thirtysomething life, gender, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, lifestyle, beach, infidelity, surfing, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, love and romance, misfit, youth, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.5
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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, parody
Audience: teens
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, music, musician's life, music band, contests and competitions, love and romance, underdog, disorder, romance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%