Movies like Under the Boardwalk

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Under the Boardwalk (1988)
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Under the Boardwalk (1988)
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 complicated when Reef Yorpin - leader of the Lawks - discovers his sister Allie has fallen in love with 'Val' surfer Nick after meeting at a beach party.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, rivalry, teenage life, youth, gang, forbidden love, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, hopes, teenager, best friends, surfing, male female relationship, surfer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, existentialism, beach party, summer romance, profanity, bikini
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Under the Boardwalk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about romance, love and romance, fall in love, youth, friends, rivalry and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Under the Boardwalk: Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), Petty Romance (2010), California Dreaming (1979), Nobody's Perfect (1990), Book of Love (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 - ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: youth, beach, surfing, rivalry, underdog, young lovers, romance, nothing goes right, love and romance, coming of age, babies and infants, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, california
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Petty Romance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A comic artist and an unemployed sex columnist are trying to work together in order to win a lucrative comic-book competition. An adult cartoon contest is announced offering a W130 million prize. Da-Rim (Choi Gang-Hee) does translation work for an ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, romance, rivalry, youth, happy ending, friendship, society, hopes, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: infidelity, coming of age, lifestyle, beach, surfing, teenage life, human nature, fish out of water, romance, love and romance, misfit, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, friendship, fall in love, gender bending, comedy of errors, cons and scams, teenage life, mistaken identity, dishonesty, contests and competitions, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, high school, fish out of water, americana, youth, friends, couple relations, fall in love, self discovery, romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: battle of the sexes, love and romance, womanizer, couples, friendship, gender, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, thirtysomething life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Malibu Bikini Shop (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After inheriting a failing bikini shop, two recent grads decide to make a go of it. One, in the hopes of building it into a successful business, the other, in the hopes of getting to look at lots of women in (and out) of swimsuits. As they try more ...
Style: not serious, touching, humorous, realistic, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: beach, family life, family business, teenage life, youth, family relations, store, romance, couples, brother brother relationship, inheritance, sexy woman ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, malibu california, usa, los angeles, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 2K
Costa! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about a wild week at the Spanish coast. Romance at the beach, competition on the dance floor. Salty water, sweet kisses...
Style: humorous, realistic, melancholic, suspense, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, beach, love and romance, couples, friendship, rivalry, fall in love, dancer's life, romance, vacation, contests and competitions, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Amelia's 25th (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Aspiring actress Amelia begins her 25th birthday by breaking up with her boyfriend, and things only go downhill from there. After visiting a dubious psychic for advice, Amelia sets off on a bizarre adventure to find money for rent and possibly love.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, ambition, romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, introspection, twentysomething life, follow your dream, coming of age
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 16K
Summer Catch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, baseball, young lovers, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Just Add Water (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: romance, family relations, addiction, hopes, dysfunctional family, couple relations, eccentric family, self discovery, working class, drug dealing, love and romance, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: sport, underdog, volleyball, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, romance, rivalry, friends, self discovery, summer, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 4K
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: female bonding, rock and roll, music, coming of age, friendship, romance, sexual content, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, disorder, island, love and romance, escapades, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, contest, family life, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, rivalry, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Whoopee Boys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two New York hustlers (Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez) go to Palm Beach, Fla., and enroll in a charm school to please an heiress.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high society, nudity (full frontal - brief), low lives, breeding, power relations, beach, disorder, friends, couples, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An Uzi at the Alamo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Searching for his identity, a young writer pledges to his dysfunctional family that he will commit suicide on his 25th birthday. As the fateful day approaches, he stumbles upon love and a new sense of self. Fearing family humiliation if he backs out ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: family relations, coming of age, fall in love, eccentric family, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, twentysomething life, bittersweet, suicide, birthday, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Window Wonderland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the Christmas season fast approaching, department store window decorator Sloan Van Doren is hoping to take over the recently-vacated head window designer spot but finds she has to prove herself by going up against rival Jake Dooley. As the two ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, ambition, opposites attract, christmas, rivalry, fall in love, workplace romance, workplace situations, romance, workplace, contests and competitions, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, youth, follow your dream, friends, against the odds, teenage love, friendship, prodigy, coming of age, hopes, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bed and Breakfast is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in "Webster", a small ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, comedy of errors, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, romance, small town, inheritance, fall in love, male female relationship, rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dating Games People Play (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nick Jenkins finds himself back in the single scene as his relationship with his fiancee abruptly fall apart. With his roommate and best friend Jed Rollins, Nick jumps into the dating world. Mona, Jed, and Robin accompany him as they meander ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: romance, best friends, couples, wooing, breakup, dating, looking for love, fall in love, friendship, rivalry, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hatley High (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Canadian teen comedy Hatley High sends up high school sports rituals by placing a most unlikely competitive game at the center of its story: that of chess. Tommy (Nicholas Wright) is a new arrival in his parents' hometown of Hatley, whose ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: chess, teenage love, love and romance, rivalry, teenage life, ambition, small town life, cheerleader, high school, school, wizards and magicians, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1984, loser pizza guy Whitey Johnson is run over by a semi truck on live television, making him a local hero. The world watches as Whitey vows to not only walk again but to win his town's breakdance competition. Whitey struggles to conquer ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, dancer's life, teenage love, contests and competitions, hopes, romance, rivalry, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Muffin Top: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Muffin Top: A Love Story" is the story of Suzanne (Cathryn Michon) a Women's Studies Pop Culture professor at Malibu University, who studies images of women in the media for a living, and yet is made insecure by the constant parade ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singleness, looking for love, couples, physical appearance, romance, love and romance, sexual content, friends, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, dishonesty, romance, single parent, human nature, fall in love, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Every Jack Has a Jill (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jack is encouraged to take the romantic Paris vacation he won, despite just being dumped by his girlfriend. His trip soon devolves into chaos and adventure, when his luggage is swapped for a French businesswoman's belongings who soon takes a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, wooing, disorder, hopes, hotel, love and romance, love, airport, hotel room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 941
Never Again (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, looking for love, introspection, lifestyle, starting over, couple relations, wooing, sexual relations, romance, hopes, couples, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 93K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, sweet, sentimental, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, opposites attract, bet, romance, teenage love, teen romance, high school life, teenager, youth, prom, cinderella story, young love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, birthday, teenage life, youth, love and romance, first love, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 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, teenage love, friendship, contests and competitions, parents and children, teenage life, skating, romance, underdog, ambition, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%