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The Go-Getter (2007)
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The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, ironic, semi serious, road movie, realistic, inspirational, thought provoking, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children, love and romance, introspection, human nature, car thief, lifestyle, obsessive quest, teenager, romance, runaway, friendship, bittersweet, brother brother relationship, eccentricity, drugs, relationships, dark humor, women, loneliness, treasure hunt, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, new jersey, oregon, new orleans

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about friendship, coming of age, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Go-Getter: The Kings of Summer (2013), Full Grown Men (2006), The Puffy Chair (2005), Rocket Science (2007), American Chai (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, teenager, summer, lifestyle change, forest, teenage life, high school, wilderness, teenage runaway, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
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100%
 4.9
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Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: amusement park, friends, couples, family relations, partners, buddies, youth, best friends, introspection, couple relations, on the road, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: road movie, mumblecore, melancholic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, wedding, on the road, family relations, introspection, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: clever, sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, debate, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, misfit, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.3
 321
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Good Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: small town, family problems, hopes, small town life, fish out of water, social relations, sport team, society, lifestyle, athlete's life, youth, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
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66%
 6.4
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Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: touching, road movie, melancholic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, friendship, gay, friends, on the road, happy ending, honest, sexpot, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 661
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, best friends, introspection, looking for love, human nature, on the road, hopes, parents and children, family business, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Try Seventeen (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. ...
Style: touching, romantic, light, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: college, coming of age, romance, imagination, friendship, relationships, adolescence, love triangle, life philosophy, love story, road trip, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 3K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: sad, sexy, realistic, atmospheric, meditative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, suicide, bdsm, self discovery, friendship, eccentricity, flood, eccentric woman, aunt niece relationship, female protagonist, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, depressing, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, small town, school, mentor, bullying, loneliness, existentialism, teenage life, character study, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, character study, parenthood, vacation, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, friendship, teenager, loneliness, vacation, coming of age, shyness, youth, teenage love, dysfunctional family, adolescence, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: disturbing, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artist, childhood, coming of age, unlikely friendships, depression, complex characters, art gallery, neighbor, struggle, stranger, museum, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 888
LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: talky, humorous, sincere, mumblecore, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, friendship, introspection, youth, couple relations, computers and web, human nature, love and romance, misfit, twentysomething life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 8K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, culture clash, adventure, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 129K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: road movie, depressing, meditative, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family life, depression, wedding, life philosophy, parenthood, workplace, philosophy, changing lives, letter, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, colorado, california, kansas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, suicide, suburbs, kidnapping, dark humor, drug abuse, youth, friendship, mistaken identity, teenager, parent child relationship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parenthood, redemption, eccentricity, honest, obsession, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, united kingdom, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, disturbing, semi serious, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, incest, adolescence, family relations, teenager, teenage life, eccentric family, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, single parent, sex aid ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, tokyo, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, asthma, friendship, loneliness, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, south carolina, west virginia, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: art house, sexy, surreal, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: drifter, coming of age, jazz, saxophonist, mental patient, slacker, graffiti, mental institution, nudity (full frontal - brief), depression, surrealism, melancholy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, road trip, research, on the road, mentor, job interview, movie star, shopping, friends, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 21K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, christmas, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, love and romance, twentysomething life, introspection, couples, youth, buddies ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 20th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: disturbing, depressing, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, bullying, dysfunctional family, school, youth, humiliation, teenager, social outcast, high school life, suburbs, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, rock star, family, odd couple, secret past, female bonding, self discovery, family relations, artists and showbiz, road trip, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, phoenix arizona, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: intense, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, unlikely friendships, contests and competitions, friends, addiction, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, school, teenager, prank, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, love and romance, teenage love, nothing goes right, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, older woman younger man relationship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%