Movies like Palo Alto, CA

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Palo Alto, CA (2007)
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Palo Alto, CA (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: thanksgiving, friends, coming of age, youth, reunion, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, small town, homecoming, college, college student, college freshman, teenage life, small town life, suburban life, college life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films with plots about friends, youth, friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, love and romance and college mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Palo Alto, CA: Hollidaysburg (2014), True Adolescents (2009), The Young Kieslowski (2014), Not Cool (2014), The Alumni Chapter (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hollidaysburg (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home for Thanksgiving break after their first semester at college, five friends discover just how much things change (and don't) after high school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, youth, reunion, homecoming, society, college, small town life, small town, female director, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, friends, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, youth, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, campfire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, young lovers, romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, college, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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65%
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Not Cool (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: NOT COOL follows former prom king and college freshman Scott (Shane Dawson) who has just returned home for Thanksgiving break only to be dumped by his eccentric, long-term girlfriend. With his world turned upside down, Scott strikes an unlikely ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sex comedy
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, college life, youth, couples, friends, unlikely couple, homecoming, small town, small town life, romance, thanksgiving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Alumni Chapter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: What happens when you graduate from college, only to find that jobs are practically nonexistent and your best friends aren't what they seem? Four old friends reunite after college graduation. The conversation quickly turns sour, and a series of ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, college, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, reunion, estrangement, society, diner, bittersweet, haunted by the past, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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Colma: The Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries and streets. But, that's exactly what happens. Best ...
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friends, social relations, dull life, breakup, haunted by the past, gays and lesbians, buddies, coming of age, teenager, unrequited love, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: altar boy, profanity, youth, friendship, best friends, coming of age, group of friends, teenage boy, buddies, teenage life, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, fall in love, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, resort, teenage life, love and romance, youth, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lather Effect (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: reunion, friends, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All Together Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Youth, in all its messy, drunken glory, is the connective thread at an all night noise-rock concert in the woods, where a motley assortment of music lovers prove that it isn’t always darkest before the dawn.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, friends, rock, lifestyle, musician, forest, concert, flirting, youth, recklessness, society, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 821
We the Party (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, dating, prom, teenage love, youth, hip hop, lifestyle, society, coming of age, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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40%
Everybody's Doing It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angela and Travis consider having sex for the first time just as their high school starts up an abstinence education program. Making matters worse, a "good girl" collects abstinence pledges from students and blows the whistle on Angela and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, battle of the sexes, buddies, lifestyle, youth, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, politics, sexual relations, school ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 2K
HairBrained (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 14 year old genius gets rejected by Harvard and ends up at a much lower ranked school where he makes friends with a mature student.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, odd couple, friends, college life, disorder, fish out of water, prodigy, youth, coming of age, social relations, misfit, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 565
Fairhaven (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.
Style: sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, small town, funeral, homecoming, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, social relations, death of father, high school friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 3K
Fifty Pills (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A combination of unfortunate circumstances force Darren into the situation where he has to sell off the eponymous stash of drugs in a limited time frame.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college life, college, teenage life, high school life, drug dealing, nothing goes right, dark humor, partners, youth, disorder, student life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kicking the Dog (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: college, friendship, dog, teenage life, partners, buddies, lifestyle, youth, coming of age, friends, nightlife, striptease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 545
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, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, friends, disorder, lifestyle, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, youth, odd couple, introspection, small town, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dysfunctional Friends (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of college friends are reunited after the death of their very successful friend. The will dictates that each person will receive a large sum of money if they can all successfully stay in his mansion for a week. If one person leaves, everyone ...
Style: talky, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, estate, death of friend, inheritance, group of friends, funeral, rivalry, thirtysomething life, friends, gossip, mansion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Cherry (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton (17) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda (34) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life. The curriculum gets more challenging when Aaron meets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, social relations, lifestyle, single parent, student life, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, milf, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Grad Night (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends celebrates their graduation from Crispus Attucks High School with a jammin' party. It's hormones on overdrive, recreational drugs and lap dancing galore as the Class of 2005 goes out in style.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: tolerance, friends, lifestyle, youth, high school, nightlife, high school life, city life, love, acceptance, fight, late night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, romance, youth, hopes, love and romance, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Getting That Girl (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When East Coast teen Mandy Meyers moves to Los Angeles with her family, she's thrown into the fast life at McDermott High, where the pretty girls rule the school and two very different guys want to date her.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, high school, romance, teenage life, love triangle, youth, first love, high school life, popularity, love and romance, unwanted kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Blue Like Jazz (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man must find his own way as his Southern Baptist roots don't seem to be acceptable at his new liberal arts college.
Style: humorous, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: college, bookstore, introspection, youth, social relations, student life, fall in love, philosophy, church, college life, campus, pinata ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, texas, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: college, campaign, cons and scams, buddies, charity, youth, friends, dishonesty, student life, fall in love, money, cheating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light
Plot: friends, lifestyle, singleness, buddies, love and romance, looking for love, life philosophy, womanizer, male female relationship, transformation, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 265
The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, youth, love and romance, human nature, unemployment, friendship between men, friendship, coming of age, friends, courtroom drama, siblings relations, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching
Plot: friendship, coming of age, betrayal, lifestyle, life is a bitch, thirtysomething life, friends, homecoming, love triangle, partners, society, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, homecoming, coming of age, reunion, puppy love, fame, teenage rebellion, celebrity, worship, small town, family relations, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%