Movies like Mangus!

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Mangus! (2011)
 4.4
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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, trailer, freak accident, 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, dancing, lesbian, marijuana, singing, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, high school, teenage life, small town, friends, small town life 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.
 4.9
 536
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: realistic, sexual, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming out, coming of age, small town, youth, best friends, obsession, friends, family relations, love and romance, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 913
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, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social relations, small town, graduation, conservative, youth, best friends, prom, teenage life, small town life, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, high school life, misfit, thirtysomething life, working class, small town life, teenage life, friends, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.6
 255
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, love and romance, social misfits, fall in love, small town, obsession, school, friends, inventions and discoveries, life turned upside down, clinic, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: small town, filmmaking, reunion, small town life, family life, buddies, vengeance, youth, midlife crisis, social relations, destiny, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 948
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gender, nerd, first kiss, gay parent, school, teenage girl, middle school, neighbor, teenage life, social relations, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, gay, road trip, friends, beauty salon, lifestyle, on the road, social misfits, gays and lesbians, best friends, tv show, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Plot: restaurant, small town, society, religions or cults, social relations, life turned upside down, overnight success, cooking and food, hopes, miraculous event, small town life, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.4
 377
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: high school, urban ghetto, stoners, youth, society, lifestyle, high school life, misfit, power relations, teachers and students, school, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, friends, coming of age, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, society, starting over, misfit, small town, family relations, friends, nagging and grouching, hidden identity, fish out of water, culture clash, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, nebraska, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, social relations, best friends, youth, rivalry, prank, high school, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, cheerleader, high school, safe sex, youth, lifestyle, high school life, society, gender, friendship, school, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: prank, single parent, youth, hopes, miraculous event, cafe, small town, ghost, on the road, wizards and magicians, family relations, small town life ...
Time: year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 758
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dating, friendship, high school, prom, youth, teenage love, drugs/alcohol, friends, hip hop, lifestyle, society, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: farm, single parent, nanny, small town, single mother, au pair, parents and children, gays and lesbians, gender, custody, gender bending, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 514
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: celebrity culture, unlikely couple, athlete's life, nothing goes right, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, stoners, lifestyle, introspection, misfit, odd couple, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: offbeat, touching, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, friends, family relations, interracial relations, culture clash, african american, adoption, nurse, abandoned baby, male nudity, mooning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty
Plot: small town, bar, coming out, family relations, real world, gender bending, small town life, self discovery, homosexual, gender, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, self discovery, social relations, romance, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, small town life, small town sheriff, journalist, drunkenness, actress
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, high school, misfit, school, friendship, bully, gays and lesbians, coming out, best friends, youth, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, witty, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, high school, addiction, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, fish out of water, love triangle, gender, starting over, high school life, teachers and students, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 909
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: small town, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, youth, friends, small town life, homecoming, friendship, thanksgiving
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: rehabilitation, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, society, existentialism, gender roles, fictional reality show
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 5K
Goats (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, youth, fall in love, parents and children, roommate, divorced parents, father son relationship, boy girl relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
General Education (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Levi Collins is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before his mom and dad discover he's failed senior ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, summer school, high school life, teenage love, fall in love, youth, tennis, coming of age, high school, parents and children, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual
Plot: gender, society, battle of the sexes, immigrants, breast implant, stripper, priest, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: memory loss, small town, elderly, on the road, social relations, small town life, mental illness, love and romance, elderly lovers, golden years, hopes, getting home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, single parent, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, coming of age, teenage life, power relations, friends, family relations, high school life, misfit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 2K
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, teenage life, coming of age, social misfits, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, high school life, society, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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