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: 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 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, profanity, teenager, best friends, surfing, male female relationship, surfer, bikini, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, existentialism, beach party, summer romance
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, 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 romance, love and romance, fall in love, youth, couples, friendship and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Under the Boardwalk: Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), Book of Love (1990), California Dreaming (1979), Petty Romance (2010), Getting Played (2006). 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: beach, youth, surfing, romance, teenage life, office, friendship, social differences, siblings relations, fall in love, college, island ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hawaii, california
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95%
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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, 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 ⇓
78%
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 ⇓
73%
 6.4
 669
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, humorous, light, entertaining, sentimental ...
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, romance, rivalry, hopes, society, youth, happy ending, friendship, performer's life, love and romance, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ...
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: touching, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: beach, family relations, youth, family business, family life, teenage life, store, couples, romance, brother brother relationship, sexy woman, inheritance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, malibu california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
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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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, hopes, romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, introspection, twentysomething life, follow your dream, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, beach, love and romance, couples, dancer's life, romance, rivalry, friendship, fall in love, vacation, twentysomething life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: romance, addiction, family relations, hopes, drug dealing, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, self discovery, dysfunctional family, working class, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 15K
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, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, baseball, athlete's life, rivalry, small town, social differences, sport, fall in love, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, comedy of errors, love affair, couples, fall in love, rivalry, love and romance, small town, romance, inheritance, saleswoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, brazil
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
49%
Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, workplace romance, family life, workplace situations, love affair, workplace, rivalry, romance, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high society, switching roles, mistaken identity, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, unfulfilled love, starting over, love triangle, school, friendship, beach, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: family relations, coming of age, fall in love, eccentric family, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, twentysomething life, bittersweet, suicide, birthday, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
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, sexy ...
Plot: romance, wooing, couples, best friends, breakup, dating, looking for love, fall in love, rivalry, friendship, 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, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: chess, teenage love, rivalry, love and romance, teenage life, small town life, ambition, cheerleader, high school, school, wizards and magicians, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: 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 ⇓
41%
 5.9
 83K
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, sentimental, humorous, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, teenager, opposites attract, bet, romance, teen romance, youth, high school life, social misfits, cinderella story, prom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, dancer's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
40%
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The Answer Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human nature, fall in love, single parent, hopes, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, writer's life, couples, family relations, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.3
 775
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: witty, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, lifestyle, starting over, looking for love, introspection, wooing, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, romance, hopes, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Break-Up Artist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman who gets paid to break people up is forced to become a matchmaker when some new competition muscles her out of the break-up business. Now, in order to save her company (and keep her high-priced wardrobe) she'll have to rely on her old ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: breakup, couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples, rivalry, workplace, wooing, fall in love, career change, workplace situations, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Are all relationships based on lies? Jake Bianski runs a fish market in north Boston, surrounded by Italians. For years, he's carried a torch for Isabella, an ex-girlfriend now married with three children and no interest in Jake. Yet, he tells ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, starting over, hopes, hidden identity, dishonesty, love and romance, disorder, fall in love, romance, urban, store, polish american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, graduation, hopes, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.8
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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
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 ⇓
33%