Movies like The Fantasticks

If you like "The Fantasticks" you are looking for feel good, humorous and semi serious movies about / with romance, couple relations, couples, social relations, cabaret, small town and magic themes of Musical and Romance 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.
The Fantasticks (2000)
 5.6
 1K
The Fantasticks (2000)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two rural teens sing and dance their way through a forbidden romance and a dangerous travelling carnival.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, lyrical, realistic, nostalgic, light, melancholic, sweet, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, couple relations, couples, social relations, cabaret, small town, magic, dancing, teenage girl, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, family feud, adventure, kidnapping, love and romance, small town life, innocence lost, show tunes, coming of age, love, magician, magic trick, abduction, family relations ...
Time: 90s

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Fantasticks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and realistic films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, culture clash, dancing, fall in love and mentor mostly in Romance, Musical and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Fantasticks: Grease (1978), Grease Live! (2016), The Music Man (1962), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Hello, Dolly! (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 227K
Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, makeover, graduation, coming of age, first love, dating, jealousy, street gang, gossip, school dance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1958 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 8K
Grease Live! (2016)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, light, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, dance contest, dancing, high school life, friends, teenage love, coming of age, youth, singing, opposites attract, teen romance, live broadcast ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 15K
The Music Man (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: small town, family, romance, screwball, music band, show tunes, cons and scams, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, couples, oldies ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, romance, couple relations, family life, adultery, liberal, thanksgiving, halloween, singing, dysfunctional family, family, marriage proposal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: paris france, new york, venice, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 13K
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wedding, merchant, promotion, urban, show tunes, opposites attract, city life, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 5K
Funny Lady (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, female protagonist, singer, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, cabaret, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: pirate, opera, bug, ocean or sea, friends, destiny, leadership, adventure, romance, heroes, escapades, mute or deaf ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 80s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Love's Labour's Lost (2000)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. Love's Labour's Lost tells the story of four best friends who swear off love. The King of Navarre and his three companions ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, best friends, couple relations, fall in love, disorder, couples, love and romance, father daughter relationship, police, pianist, military, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1939
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sweet Charity (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hopes, elevator, tragic love, broken engagement, charity, dancehall girl, celebrity, optimism, show tunes, change of heart, lifestyle, cabaret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 2K
Beach Party (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: beach, anthropologist, romance, culture clash, rebelliousness, lifestyle, innocence lost, young lovers, rock, teenage life, couples, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 2K
Oklahoma! (1999)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: London stage reproduction of the classic Broadway musical.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: ballet, fall in love, friendship, lifestyle, opposites attract, love triangle, performer's life, romance, couple relations, musician's life, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Place: oklahoma, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Enemies of Laughter (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nerdy-looking Paul (David Paymer) is a neurotic, failed sitcom writer with a lackluster love life. But his best pal (Judge Reinhold) has an idea that might turn things around when he decides to film Paul's life and turn his romantic disasters ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sitcom ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, midlife crisis, love affair, romance, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, writer's life, male female relationship, father son relationship, love, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, tunnel, love triangle, kidnapping, gold, mining, polyamory, prospector, ambition, buddies, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa, michigan, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 32K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, happy ending, misfit, romance, love and romance, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern usa, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
From Justin to Kelly (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely, sexually repressed man. A depressed woman. A summer camp. On this fateful night, they will meet... and their hearts will become one.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, beach, lifestyle, best friends, dancing, youth, vacation, music, relationships, performer's life, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, pennsylvania, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 12K
Yentl (1983)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gender, love triangle, wedding, feminism, catastrophe, destiny, romance, bittersweet, music, switching roles, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Writer-director Randall Miller's heart-achingly sweet drama centers on the unsatisfying personal life of protagonist Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle), a sensitive baker who remains deeply despondent over his late wife's untimely death. When ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: starting over, dancer's life, couples, love and romance, parents and children, romance, couple relations, reunion, dance school, bittersweet, school, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bollywood Queen (2002)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A cross cultural romance set in London's East End about a young girl of Indian heritage.
Style: semi serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, forbidden love, couples, culture clash, romance, love and romance, teenage love, social differences, society, lifestyle, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
Right This Way Folks! (1964)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Elvis plays a bad-boy singer roaming the highways on his Japanese motorcycle; laid up after an accident, he joins a carnival owned by the feisty Barbara Stanwyck.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, off the road, family relations, show tunes, adoption, ambition, workplace, youth, hopes, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: egypt, california, new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 137
Herman U.S.A. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this quirky romantic comedy inspired by a true story, an influx of women invade the small town of Herman, Minn., to get their hands on a surplus of bachelors yearning for female companionship. When the persuasive "cry from the heart" of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, lifestyle, romance, couple relations, singleness, couples, love, male female relationship, social relations, small town life, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 882
South Pacific (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war is tearing them apart.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious
Plot: world war two, couples, fall in love, couple relations, military life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, wartime life, romance, battle of the sexes, island, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Betsy's Wedding (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her straight-laced investment-banker fiancé, Dylan Walsh, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by ...
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, romance, parents and children, construction worker, gangsters, father daughter relationship, family drama, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s
Place: long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Flower Drum Song (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Chinese stowaway Mei Li arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong, in an arranged marriage; but the groom has his eye on his star singer Linda Low. This film version of the Rodgers and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, slang
Plot: love triangle, family relations, nightclub, heist, stowaway, chinatown, transvestism, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
The Music Man (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early twenty-first-century sensibilities: A masterful con artist tries to bilk a staid Midwestern community, with unexpected results.
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, lifestyle, society, americana, couples, small town life, friends, opposites attract, clergy, romance, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Boy Friend (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director is in the audience scouting for actors to be in his latest ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, couples, filmmaking, ambition, show tunes, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, romance, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Happiest Millionaire (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family relations, family, romance, lifestyle, social differences, society, power relations, love and romance, siblings relations, rich and poor, master and servant, immigrants ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916, year 1917, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, london, ireland, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse ranch, small town, single parent, starting over, single mother, romance, friendship, divorce, couple relations, small town life, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 22K
HouseSitter (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, light, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lie, small town, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, hidden identity, social relations, cons and scams, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, romance, youth, couples, dishonesty, disorder, buddies, friends, silly humor, love and romance, nothing goes right, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Frankie and Johnny (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elvis plays Johnny, a riverboat entertainer with a big gambling problem. Donna Douglas plays Johnny's girl, Frankie. A fortune teller tells Johnny how he can change his luck. Enter a new lady luck played by Nancy Kovack and the cat fight begins.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gambling, love triangle, romance, showbiz, lifestyle, opposites attract, ambition, rock, oldies, couples, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, new york, mississippi, manhattan new york city, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%