Movies like Mangus!

If you like "Mangus!" you are looking for humorous, dark humor and offbeat movies about / with high school, small town, trailer, freak accident, trailer park, teenage life and youth themes of Comedy genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Mangus! (2011)
 4.4
 165
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, small town, teenage life, friends, small town life, misfit and society 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: sexual, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, small town, coming out, looking for sex, love and romance, gays and lesbians, social misfits, teachers and students, suburban life, eccentric family ...
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, small town life, small town, best friends, prom, youth, social misfits, teenage life, parents and children, lifestyle, society ...
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: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: pizza delivery, youth, romance, love and romance, small town life, friends, thirtysomething life, teenage life, misfit, high school life, working class, 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, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: high school, school, small town life, buddies, prom, fashion, youth, high school life, misfit, rave, clinic, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: small town, filmmaking, elderly lovers, down on your luck, twentysomething life, family life, small town life, adolescence vs adulthood, city life, starting over, society, urban ...
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, sentimental, touching, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, gender, teenage girl, middle school, gay parent, school, neighbor, nerd, first kiss, crime, teenage life, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, youth, vengeance, high school, disorder, coming of age, teenage life, misfit, society, rivalry, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, safe sex, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, rebellion, fighting the system, power relations, hopes, school, society, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
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, semi serious, touching, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, gay, road trip, friends, best friends, friendship, social misfits, gays and lesbians, tv show, on the road, beauty salon, lifestyle ...
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: feel good, offbeat, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, hopes, miraculous event, cons and scams, society, dishonesty, small town life, small town, religions or cults, social relations, life turned upside down, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: high school, urban ghetto life, youth, school, society, high school life, misfit, lifestyle, teachers and students, dedicated educator, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, singleness, family relations, lovesick, misfit, friendship, society, hopes, ambition, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, friends, youth, 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, whistleblower, small town life, government agency, snitch, buddies, disorder, society, misfit, starting over, culture clash, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, new jersey, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: captivating, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, dating, high school, prom, lifestyle, teenage love, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, friends, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: prank, cafe, on the road, family relations, wizards and magicians, ghost, disorder, family life, small town life, single parent, youth, small town ...
Time: year 1962
⇓ 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, touching, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: small town, farm, single parent, nanny, single mother, au pair, gender, custody, small town life, gender bending, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: offbeat, touching, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, eccentric family, misfit, twentysomething life, unlikely couple, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, stoners, small town, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, touching, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: family relations, friends, interracial relations, society, lifestyle, culture clash, delicatessen, nurse, mooning, african american, adoption, abandoned baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: bar, small town, coming out, homosexual, gender bending, small town life, gender, lifestyle, real world, gays and lesbians, love and romance, 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: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, self discovery, small town life, small town sheriff, actress, drunkenness, journalist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, reunion, youth, friends, homecoming, small town, small town life, adolescence vs adulthood, thanksgiving
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: offbeat, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay teenager, high school, coming of age, gays and lesbians, misfit, friendship, school, bully, coming out, college, small town, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rehabilitation, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, fictional reality show, gender roles, existentialism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, realistic, humorous, light
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love, youth, roommate, boy girl relationship, father son relationship, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual
Plot: society, battle of the sexes, gender, immigrants, stripper, priest, female nudity, breast implant
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: memory loss, small town, elderly, on the road, family relations, small town life, elderly lovers, love and romance, golden years, getting home, hopes, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, single parent, rivalry, coming of age, power relations, family relations, friends, teenage life, uninhibited rivalry, high school life, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, coming of age, social misfits, teenage life, teachers and students, misfit, society, high school life, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 323
Drive-In (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of teenagers at a drive-in theatre in Texas one weekend night.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: teenager, friends, americana, small town, youth, heist, coming of age, small town life, disorder, teenage life, nothing goes right, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Related movie lists