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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, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: family relations, small town, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, on the road, hopes, redemption, disability, religions or cults, society, high school, audition, trailer, freak accident, trailer park, misfit, small town life, gender, gays and lesbians, urban ghetto, sex, dancing, police, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, southern usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about youth, society, friends, hopes, family relations, small town and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Mangus!: My Life as Liz (2010), Fat Girls (2006), Pizza (2005), The Outcasts (2017), Mulletville (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social relations, friendship, youth, high school life, power relations, best friends, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, society, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, youth, social misfits, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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93%
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Pizza (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A pizza deliveryman develops a bond with a girl nearly half his age.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: pizza delivery, youth, love and romance, romance, working class, teenage life, introspection, misfit, thirtysomething life, friends, small town life, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4K
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, semi serious, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, disorder, vengeance, high school, youth, society, coming of age, rivalry, teenage life, misfit, prank, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, buddies, starting over, vengeance, reunion, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, youth, small town, racism, urban, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle
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71%
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: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, friends, society, culture clash, male nudity, adoption, african american, abandoned baby, delicatessen, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, realistic, humorous, touching, captivating
Plot: college, bar, contests and competitions, rivalry, college life, family relations, youth, goofy hero, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, university, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: rehabilitation, life is a bitch, hopes, society, down on your luck, existentialism, fictional reality show, sex maniac, brother brother relationship, pariah, therapy, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, miraculous event, cooking and food, life turned upside down, small town, hopes, religions or cults, overnight success, jesus christ, jesus, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, self discovery, getting home, love and romance, hopes, elderly lovers, mental illness, small town life, family relations, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: follow your dream, rise to the top, optimism, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, physical appearance, parents and children, humble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, safe sex, teenage life, sexual relations, friendship, lifestyle, rebellion, high school life, school, power relations, hopes, gender ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Rid of Me (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scathing black comedy of embarrassment that charts the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman ripe for self-discovery.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, punk, rejection, misfit, girl power, breakup, divorce, suburbs, suburban life, strong female presence, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, hidden identity, society, starting over, gangsters, teenage life, crimes, family relations, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, new jersey, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, coming of age, high school life, misfit, youth, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, power relations, family relations, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, sexy ...
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, singleness, family relations, lovesick, misfit, friendship, society, ambition, hopes, best friends, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, misfit, tv show, friendship, on the road, beauty salon, friends, lifestyle, society, physical appearance, social misfits, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Ready? OK! (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When 10-year-old Joshua (Lurie Poston) decides to join the cheerleading squad at his Catholic school, he faces an uphill battle -- and opposition from his single mom, Andy (Carrie Preston), who struggles to understand her Hollywood musical- and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, family relations, teenage life, family life, school, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, gender, hopes, youth, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Harold (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager with an early onset of male-pattern baldness befriends his high school's janitor.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, society, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, social misfits, misfit, youth, teachers and students, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Short Track (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carolinian Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney), the son of a stock car racing legend, is a 4-time short track racing champion. Blake never made it to the speedways of the National Cup Racing circuit, but surely he could still have a shot? The daily life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, follow your dream, contests and competitions, youth, hopes, sport, rise to the top, teenage life, family life, ambition, chases and races, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 749
Drool (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, couples, love affair, friendship, eccentric family, crimes, road trip, interracial relations, domestic violence, manslaughter, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, friends, youth, homecoming, reunion, society, college, small town life, small town, female director, film starts with sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 2K
Rumba (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Teachers in a rural school, happy couple Fiona and Dom have a common passion: Latin Dancing. One night, after a glorious dance competition, they have a car accident and see their lives turn upside down. Rumba or how optimism and humour can overcome ...
Style: dark humor, uplifting, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: against the odds, dancer's life, optimism, disability, life turned upside down, couples, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, dance contest, memory loss, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, society, hopes, youth, dishonesty, miraculous event, parents and children, cons and scams, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 764
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, teenage life, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Adventures of Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: youth, contests and competitions, underdog, musician's life, against the odds, working class, rivalry, social misfits, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
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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, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, friends, youth, prankster, siblings relations, disorder, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: prank, diner, small town life, miraculous event, family relations, disorder, wizards and magicians, cafe, single parent, ghost, hopes, youth ...
Time: year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, youth, unlikely couple, odd couple, nothing goes right, lifestyle, introspection, small town, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, fall in love, small town sheriff, social relations, hopes, small town life, love and romance, drunkenness, journalist, actress
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%