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, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: family relations, small town, follow your dream, dark humor, youth, on the road, teenage life, redemption, hopes, society, disability, religions or cults, audition, freak accident, high school, misfit, gays and lesbians, gender, small town life, urban ghetto, lesbian, sex, dancing, drugs, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austin texas, 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, friends, society, family relations, teenage life, hopes and misfit mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Mangus!: Fat Girls (2006), My Life as Liz (2010), The Outcasts (2017), Pizza (2005), Special Delivery (2008). 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: semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, teenage life, obsession, eccentric family, social misfits, youth, masturbation, oral sex, teachers and students, gay, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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95%
 6.7
 954
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
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, witty, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, youth, social relations, teenage life, high school life, power relations, parents and children, society, best friends, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.4
 5K
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, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, youth, rivalry, misfit, society, teenage life, high school, teenager, school, prank, friends, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.6
 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: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: romance, youth, love and romance, friends, thirtysomething life, misfit, working class, high school life, small town life, teenage life, introspection, birthday party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Special Delivery (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bonded courier transports a bratty teenager on an international flight, but realizes a trap has been set up for them when they reach the U.S.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, frame up, custody, teenage life, youth, hopes, estrangement, single parent, dishonesty, cons and scams, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.0
 85
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: filmmaking, buddies, starting over, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, vengeance, small town, society, elderly lovers, social relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.6
 735
Homie Spumoni (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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: interracial relations, dark humor, family relations, lifestyle, culture clash, friends, society, adoption, african american, male nudity, gangsters, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: rehabilitation, hopes, life is a bitch, society, dark humor, down on your luck, existentialism, fictional reality show, sex maniac, gender roles, pariah, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.4
 987
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, touching, humorous, captivating
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, college, contests and competitions, rivalry, family relations, university, college life, introspection, youth, goofy hero, underdog, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 1K
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, punk, dark humor, rejection, misfit, girl power, divorce, lonely, breakup, small town, counterculture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cheerleader, high school, lifestyle, teenage life, sexual relations, friendship, society, fighting the system, gender, hopes, power relations, school ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 691
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, whimsical
Plot: rise to the top, optimism, follow your dream, teenage love, humble, artists and showbiz, society, social misfits, youth, love and romance, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, hopes, overnight success, religions or cults, small town, jesus, dishonesty, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: memory loss, small town, self discovery, hopes, getting home, love and romance, family relations, small town life, mental illness, elderly lovers, baseball, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, hidden identity, culture clash, family relations, society, parents and children, crimes, misfit, starting over, gangsters, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
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Max (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is 6 years old. She lives with her dad Toni, a small time crook with a golden heart. For Xmas, Max offers him Rose, a call-girl found on the street whom she’s very fond of. Despite the complicated situation, Toni’s gonna have a hard time ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, unlikely couple, romance, parents and children, society, hopes, starting over, redemption, love and romance, bittersweet, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, beauty salon, friends, on the road, society, lifestyle, gender, best friends, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, single parent, high school life, family relations, power relations, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, misfit, youth, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4.3
 131
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, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, rise to the top, follow your dream, youth, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, teenage life, family life, ambition, parents and children, nascar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 406
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, sexy, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, youth, family relations, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, gender, lifestyle, hopes, family in crisis, school, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 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, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, loser, high school, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, society, social misfits, misfit, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
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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, uplifting ...
Plot: lesbian, on the road, family relations, lesbian relationship, couples, love affair, friendship, crimes, eccentric family, lgbtq, road trip, manslaughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, youth, friends, homecoming, thanksgiving, college, society, woman, small town life, small town, bus trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 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: uplifting, humorous, entertaining, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: dark humor, dancer's life, against the odds, follow your dream, disability, life turned upside down, optimism, couples, contests and competitions, ambition, empire, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 7K
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, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, prankster, coming of age, youth, friends, school expulsion, power relations, college, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: hoax, life turned upside down, self discovery, teenage life, overnight success, social relations, family relations, religions or cults, miraculous event, cons and scams, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
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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, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, dating, prom, teenage love, youth, hip hop, society, lifestyle, coming of age, black cast, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 354
Acceptance (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Acceptance" is a movie that is equivalent of being slapped on the wrist by your mother for not being like everyone. Forget about being different from others and being yourself. In the movie it shows how crazy students and parents can get ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: college, family relations, teenage life, family, student life, obsessive quest, parents and children, optimism, youth, college life, school, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
American High School (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Small lives begin at the end of high school for this surreal society. A senior who married young must contend with her life, love, and pursuit of individuality and femininity in a narcissistic, misogynistic world of irony. Gwen Adams, her husband ...
Style: realistic, sexy, humorous, semi serious, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, high school life, love and romance, couples, youth, lifestyle, love triangle, intrigue, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, funny ...
Plot: youth, contests and competitions, underdog, musician's life, working class, against the odds, family relations, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, social misfits, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%