Movies like The Sterile Cuckoo

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The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
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The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in her world, "weirdos," clings to a quiet studious Jerry, who has the ability to make a choice of living in Pookie's private little world or be accepted by the society that Pookie rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie actually prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" that she doesn't fit into or wish to be apart of.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: college, college life, couple relations, opposites attract, introspection, misfit, student life, young lovers, coming of age, unlikely couple, broken heart, bus, young couple, college student, father daughter estrangement, youth, romance, love and romance, self discovery, human nature, couples, lifestyle, love, party, loneliness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new york state

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Most similar movies to The Sterile Cuckoo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, college, youth and lifestyle mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sterile Cuckoo: Burning Annie (2004), Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008), Liberal Arts (2012), My Sassy Girl (2008), Expired (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, couples, looking for love, college life, obsession, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, unlikely couple, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, couples, terminal illness, attraction, love and romance, female director, seduction, seductive
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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91%
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Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, college, thirtysomething life, dull life, college student, romance, college life, fall in love, love and romance, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.3
 20K
My Sassy Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A guy (Jesse Bradford) has his life planned out, until he is wooed, groomed and then dumped by an elusive woman (Elisha Cuthbert).
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chance meeting, opposites attract, young lovers, romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, small town life, rescue, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, young lovers, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, unlikely couple, single parent, love and romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gay teenager, lgbt child, gay, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, introspection, parents and children, youth, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Purple Violets (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Patti Petalson is a promising writer, but her marriage and conventional job keep her from her dream. She longs to return to her writing, especially after running into her first love Brian Callahan, a successful crime novelist. Kate is Patti's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, college, fall in love, couples, love affair, unlikely couple, family problems, introspection, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: college, friendship, romance, love, youth, lifestyle, college life, love affair, couple relations, true love, bar, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 5.4
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Boys and Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, student film
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, friendship, college, love and romance, teenage love, opposites attract, youth, singleness, couples, wooing, lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, high school life, best friends, youth, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.3
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Loser (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, opposites attract, college student, romance, loser, youth, teenage life, fall in love, friendship, lifestyle, city life, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Baby It's You (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, coming of age, college, forbidden love, innocence lost, class differences, babies and infants, love and romance, society, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, romance, youth, hopes, love and romance, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Unsure of what to do next, 23-year-old Marnie tries her best to navigate life after college in this romantic comedy. Still partying like there's no tomorrow, Marnie drags herself out of bed for her miserable temp job and can't decide ...
Style: mumblecore, touching, humorous, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, youth, romance, friendship, looking for love, college, human nature, school, friends, singleness, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, couples, introspection, romance, hopes, friends, small town, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Breaking Up (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aloof, struggling food photographer thinks he has found true love with a fiery grade-school teacher. At first, the relationship is all wine and roses, but as they realize they have little in common besides great sex, the romance wanes, and they ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, crumbling marriage, fall in love, romance, unlikely couple, marriage, couple relations, opposites attract, breakup, male female relationship, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Standing Still (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A chain reaction of confrontations and romantic encounters occurs when college friends reunite for one's wedding.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: wedding, estrangement, couple relations, romance, love and romance, youth, couples, college, sexual relations, pregnancy, party, lesbianism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 20K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: student life, road trip, youth, college, on the road, couples, coming of age, romance, fall in love, swimming pool, cross country, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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I'm Reed Fish (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an old high school crush returns to his small hometown, Reed Fish's once simple, calculated life begins to unravel. A drunken incident prompts Reed's fiancee (Alexis Bledel) and the entire town to turn against him. This one-of-a-kind ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: radio show, small town, wedding, romance, introspection, lovers reunited, lifestyle, young lovers, couple relations, bar, coming of age, ex girlfriend ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, family disapproval, first love, graduation, coming of age, youth, young lovers, wooing, boyfriend, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington d.c., usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 30K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, parents and children, eccentric family, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, texas, dallas texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 3K
Amira & Sam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, veteran, interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, fall in love, opposites attract, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, couple relations, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iraq, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Pride and Prejudice (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy is a 2003 independent film adaptation/updating of Jane Austen's novel, set in modern-day Provo, Utah, at Brigham Young University. The characters are Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, wooing, mormon, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, college life, looking for love, love triangle, couple relations, friendship, mormonism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, las vegas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.4
 3K
Adam and Eve (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Easy-going, gentle college-boy Adam Baker enjoys frat-life, however disgusting the frat-house gets because of his sloppy house-mates Freddie, Ferguson and Munch. Then Adam meets Eve, starts falling in love, but gets jealous of frat-brother Billy, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, couples, wooing, student life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, virgin, looking for sex, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Flirting with Forty (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, surfing, romance, thirtysomething life, family relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Book of Love (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: John Twiller takes down his high school yearbook and begins to reminiscence about that time he first moved into the neighborhood in 1956. His teenage self, Jack is obsessed with Lily one of the more popular girls around. The sole obstacle is Angelo, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, fish out of water, high school, americana, youth, romance, friends, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
California Dreaming (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: beach, lifestyle, coming of age, infidelity, surfing, couples, teenage life, human nature, fish out of water, youth, disorder, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, college graduate, looking for love, human nature, love triangle, college, introspection, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, couples, office, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Perfect Opposites (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of two college graduates from the Midwest who move to Los Angeles, where their love is tested for the first time.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: relationship problems, unlikely couple, love triangle, opposites attract, youth, fall in love, couple relations, romance, looking for love, lifestyle, single, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Gabi on the Roof in July (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.
Style: humorous, emotional, contemplative, light, captivating ...
Plot: romance, follow your dream, introspection, battle of the sexes, youth, lifestyle, couples, family relations, relationship vs career, college, human nature, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%