Movies like Mangus!

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Mangus! (2011)
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Mangus! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Mangus Spedgwick suffers an unforeseen tragedy that causes him to lose the role of Jesus in his high school's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, he fights with all he's got to get back the part, and carry on the family tradition.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: high school, small town, freak accident, trailer, trailer park, teenage life, youth, on the road, disability, family relations, misfit, religions or cults, follow your dream, hopes, society, small town life, gender, redemption, gays and lesbians, urban ghetto, sex, dancing, lesbian, police, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas

Most similar movies to Mangus!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about youth, small town, small town life, friends, teenage life, society and misfit mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Mangus!: Fat Girls (2006), My Life as Liz (2010), Pizza (2005), Gretchen (2006), Mulletville (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, youth, teenage life, social misfits, eccentric family, obsession, teachers and students, coming out, small town, coming of age, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
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95%
 6.6
 917
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social relations, power relations, family relations, friends, reality, friendship, graduation, small town life, teenage life, social misfits, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
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86%
 5.7
 1K
Pizza (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A pizza deliveryman develops a bond with a girl nearly half his age.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: pizza delivery, youth, love and romance, romance, working class, high school life, misfit, teenage life, thirtysomething life, friends, small town life, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.6
 258
Gretchen (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy Ricky gets out of hand, her mother sends her to an ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: high school, small town, teenage life, social misfits, love and romance, fall in love, self discovery, prom, fashion, youth, coming of age, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.0
 74
Mulletville (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hipster film student returns to his rural hometown to make a scathing documentary about his former tormentors, focusing on the annual 'kick-ass bash' at his cousin's trailer. He learns the hard way that revenge rarely goes as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, starting over, buddies, reunion, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, vengeance, small town, midlife crisis, countryside, elderly lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 956
Spork (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked outcast named Spork navigates her way through the annals of junior high.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gender, middle school, nerd, gay parent, school, first kiss, neighbor, teenage girl, gay interest, misfit, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 3K
The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, vengeance, disorder, high school, youth, coming of age, rivalry, society, misfit, teenage life, prank, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Bam Bam and Celeste (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Celeste (Margaret Cho) and Bam Bam (Bruce Daniels) escape their Midwest hometown for New York, and take on their high-school nemeses - the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - while discovering that true beauty lies within.
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, road trip, beauty salon, society, gender, friendship, best friends, social misfits, gays and lesbians, tv show, on the road, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Kids in America (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Inspired by real events, this ribald comedy pits an unlikely gang of students against their principal after she bars safe-sex activities on campus. Protesting Principal Weller's muzzling of free speech, the teens stage a bold and hilarious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, safe sex, teenage life, friendship, sexual relations, rebellion, hopes, fighting the system, power relations, high school life, society, gender ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
It's Under My Skin (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: dark humor, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, society, friends, interracial relations, culture clash, adoption, african american, male nudity, delicatessen, abandoned baby, mooning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tortilla Heaven (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, religions or cults, cons and scams, overnight success, social relations, cooking and food, life turned upside down, miraculous event, small town life, dishonesty, small town, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, dark humor
Plot: rehabilitation, society, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, existentialism, fictional reality show, gender roles
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Crash Course (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Some students taking driver's ed during the summer. Among the students is Riko, a cocky guy; Chad, a guy from a privileged background, who's terrified to get behind the wheel; Vanessa, who's over protective mom who wouldn't allow ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: high school, power relations, urban ghetto, teachers and students, lifestyle, high school life, misfit, society, adolescence vs adulthood, urban ghetto life, school, hardcase students ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hating Alison Ashley (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, single parent, high school life, coming of age, teenage life, youth, power relations, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, sister sister relationship, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 2K
Friend Zone (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Bilbao, Spain. After breaking up with Elisa, his girlfriend for several years, Txema meets Claudia, a gorgeous Argentinian girl, in a very awkward situation. They become friends so soon and so easily that Txema misinterprets Claudia's feelings ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, singleness, family relations, lovesick, misfit, friendship, society, ambition, hopes, fall in love, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, realistic, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, youth, coming of age, friends, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mobsters and Mormons (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mafia family from New Jersey is placed in the witness relocation program to an all-Mormon community in Utah.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: nagging and grouching, witnessing a crime, small town, culture clash, gangsters, crimes, anti heroes, disorder, teenage life, criminal heroes, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: High school coming-of-age tale. It is the 1980's and new wave angst and gender-bending fashion are all the rage. Chance Marquis is the new kid at an American high school in Belgium and is a somewhat awkward teenager who is the target of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, high school, friendship, misfit, bully, school, gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, social misfits ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.2
 768
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: captivating, humorous, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, dating, prom, teenage love, youth, hip hop, society, lifestyle, coming of age, teenage life, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 515
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: semi serious, touching, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, friends, celebrity culture, stoners, unlikely couple, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, disorder, eccentric family, athlete's life, small town, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 938
Answer This! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brilliant trivia whiz Paul Tarson is great at answering little questions but horrible at answering the big ones – like what’s he going to do after grad school? When his father withdraws his funding, Paul is forced to confront his future and much ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: college, bar, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, goofy hero, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, college life, introspection, university, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Soccer Nanny (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman hires a Norwegian soccer player to be a male au pair and help her raise her two sons. It deals with personal loss and how a soccer ball can change sadness into laughter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: small town, nanny, single parent, farm, au pair, single mother, gays and lesbians, custody, family relations, parents and children, small town life, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
3 Days of Normal (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 3 Days of Normal follows the story of straight-laced deputy Bill Morgan who is quite content literally living within the quaint boundaries of Washington, New Hampshire. Bill’s stable and rather uneventful life is thrown for a loop when he finds ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, self discovery, fall in love, romance, small town sheriff, small town life, social relations, hopes, love and romance, actress, drunkenness, journalist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Waiting for the Light (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for stealing vegetables from his garden, the aunt concocts an illusion ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: prank, diner, family relations, wizards and magicians, miraculous event, small town, cafe, family life, small town life, ghost, on the road, single parent ...
Time: year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 926
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: homecoming, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, youth, reunion, small town life, small town, film starts with sex, thanksgiving
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: romance, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, win over, youth, high school, wooing, love and romance, social misfits, teenage love, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, friends, life is a bitch, drug abuse, couples, buddies, addiction, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stripper: Natasha Kizmet (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Borat with Boobs! A hottie from Uzbekistan fends off perverts and porn stars, spins with strippers and finds the American dream.
Style: humorous, realistic, sexual, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: immigrants, battle of the sexes, gender, society, female nudity, stripper, breast implant, priest
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Diminished Capacity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss takes leaves from his job and returns to his rural hometown, where he bonds with his Alzheimer's impaired uncle Rollie and his old flame.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, small town, on the road, elderly, social relations, golden years, love and romance, hopes, elderly lovers, mental illness, self discovery, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sordid Lives: The Series (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sordid Lives: The Series is an American television series created, written, and directed by Del Shores and acts as a prequel to 2000 film Sordid Lives, also by Shores, self-described as a "Black comedy about white trash". The show is set ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: small town, white trash, coming out, bar, love and romance, gender, small town life, gender bending, self discovery, real world, gays and lesbians, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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