Movies like The Fantasticks

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The Fantasticks (2000)
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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, dancing, teenage girl, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, family feud, magic, adventure, kidnapping, love and romance, small town life, innocence lost, show tunes, coming of age, love, magician, magic trick, abduction, family relations ...
Time: 90s

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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 romance, love and romance, couples, culture clash, dancing, mentor and destiny mostly in Romance, Comedy and Musical genres. Some movies like The Fantasticks: Grease Live! (2016), The Music Man (1962), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Hello, Dolly! (1969), Funny Lady (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grease Live! (2016)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 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, semi serious, captivating, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, romance, high school life, friends, teenage love, coming of age, youth, dance contest, opposites attract, live broadcast, singing, teen romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 17K
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, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, music band, society, dishonesty, screwball, couples, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, thanksgiving, liberal, halloween, dysfunctional family, family, robbery, divorce, grandfather ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: paris france, new york, venice, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 15K
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wedding, merchant, couples, promotion, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, urban, city life, show tunes, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 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, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, female protagonist, singer, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, show tunes, couples, cabaret, radio show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, lifestyle, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, americana, racism, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, romance, clergy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, feel good, sentimental, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, best friends, couple relations, fall in love, couples, disorder, love and romance, male female relationship, pianist, military, father daughter relationship, passion ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1939
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, semi serious, feel good, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: pirate, opera, friends, ocean or sea, show tunes, adventure, leadership, heroes, escapades, love and romance, romance, mute or deaf ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: cornwall, australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: beach, anthropologist, romance, culture clash, youth, friends, couples, silly humor, looking for sex, teenage life, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.9
 2K
Oklahoma! (1999)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: London stage reproduction of the classic Broadway musical.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ballet, friendship, fall in love, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, love triangle, performer's life, musician's life, romance, artists and showbiz, opposites attract ...
Place: oklahoma, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, writer's life, love and romance, romance, love affair, midlife crisis, curses spells and rituals, male female relationship, love, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 255K
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, makeover, teenage love, first love, car race, graduation, coming of age, jealousy, dating, gossip, street gang, school dance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 35K
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, misfit, romance, love and romance, happy ending, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south carolina, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, beach, lifestyle, best friends, dancing, youth, vacation, music, relationships, teenage love, teenage life, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, pennsylvania, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, dancer's life, reunion, love and romance, romance, couples, parents and children, dance school, couple relations, family relations, latin, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 14K
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gender, wedding, love triangle, girl dressed as boy, feminism, catastrophe, destiny, romance, bittersweet, school, college life, college ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 151
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, couples, romance, lifestyle, singleness, couple relations, male female relationship, love, journalism, social relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ 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: captivating, semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, culture clash, couples, social differences, teenage love, society, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, tragic love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, london, england, europe, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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South Pacific (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 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, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Plot: world war two, couples, couple relations, fall in love, battle of the sexes, wartime life, unfulfilled love, military life, island, romance, love and romance, father daughter relationship ...
Place: polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, prom, high school hunk, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, buddies, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, feel good, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, show tunes, rising to stardom, showbiz, fall in love, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 13K
Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: preacher, small town, redemption, miraculous event, dishonesty, cons and scams, small town life, romance, opposites attract, bus, male female relationship, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family relations, family, romance, show tunes, school, siblings relations, master and servant, follow your dream, unlikely couple, love and romance, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917, year 1916, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, london, ireland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
35%
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, romance, disorder, silly humor, love and romance, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, young lovers, lifestyle, youth, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, slang
Plot: love triangle, nightclub, heist, family relations, stowaway, chinatown, social differences, parents and children, impossible love, fall in love, forbidden love, looking for love ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 24K
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, screwball, unlikely couple, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, hidden identity, couple relations, embarrassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gambling, love triangle, romance, fall in love, showbiz, oldies, rock, down on your luck, couples, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, mississippi river, mississippi, new york, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fair, romance, disagreement, family relations, couples, hopes, music, workplace, follow your dream, ambition, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: egypt, california, new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The MatchMaker (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: election campaign, small town life, irish, romance, small town, culture clash, politics, love affair, fish out of water, couple relations, village life, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, boston, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%