Movies like California Dreaming 1979

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California Dreaming (1979)
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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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sex comedy
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beach, infidelity, lifestyle, coming of age, teenage life, youth, friends, romance, misfit, love and romance, human nature, couples, disorder, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager, party, surfing, volleyball, female nudity, seduction, swimming, beer, bus, loss of virginity ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to California Dreaming

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, youth, lifestyle, couples, friends and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like California Dreaming: The Inkwell (1994), All Night Long (1981), Some Girl (1998), Book of Love (1990), Getting That Girl (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, innocence lost, social differences, human nature, eccentric family, singleness, teenage love, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
All Night Long (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love and romance, human nature, love affair, nightlife, unsupportive spouse, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, suburbs, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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70%
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Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, first date, best friend, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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67%
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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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, high school, fish out of water, americana, youth, romance, friends, fall in love, couple relations, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Getting That Girl (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When East Coast teen Mandy Meyers moves to Los Angeles with her family, she's thrown into the fast life at McDermott High, where the pretty girls rule the school and two very different guys want to date her.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, high school, romance, teenage life, love triangle, youth, first love, popularity, high school life, love and romance, kissing in the rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
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64%
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The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, best friends, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, rise to the top, best friends, youth, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
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55%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, unfulfillment, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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52%
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Bart Got a Room (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone is searching for love in director Brian Hecker's semi-autobiographical story. Danny Stein, a high school senior at the bottom of the social food chain, needs a prom date. As a cause of anxiety for Danny, Bart Beeber, the nerdiest guy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, love and romance, wooing, teenage love, lifestyle, buddies, misfit, youth, underdog, partners, unlikely couple, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, small town life, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
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51%
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Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, humorous, touching, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, romance, youth, looking for love, college, love and romance, friends, couple relations, human nature, school, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburbs, gay teenager, social relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, parents and children, gender, family relations, high school, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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45%
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, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: college, college life, couple relations, introspection, opposites attract, unlikely couple, misfit, young lovers, coming of age, student life, broken heart, bus ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
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45%
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Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, groupie, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle, romance, musician's life, teenage life, teenage love, music band, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, romance, human nature, parents and children, teenage life, family life, lifestyle, family in crisis, society, loneliness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My First Mister (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of ...
Style: gothic, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, unlikely couple, teenage life, human nature, youth, workplace, follow your dream, odd couple, romance, coming of age, intergenerational friendship, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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41%
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Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, contests and competitions, youth, romance, skating, parents and children, teenage life, underdog, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
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41%
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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: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, college graduate, looking for love, college, human nature, introspection, love triangle, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, couples, office, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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40%
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Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, friends, fall in love, friendship, restaurant, shyness, young people, love story, lifestyle, happy ending, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Malibu Hot Summer (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Logan is a poor little rich boy. He learns to love from three nubile L.A. newcomers that will do anything to be introduced into the sizzling nightlife of the City of Angels. Portraying the Malibu beach life by day, and the L.A. club life by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: coming of age, friends, lifestyle, follow your dream, love and romance, desire for fame, youth, fall in love, friendship, strong female presence, beach, naked woman ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couples, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, weatherman, city life, couple relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, new york, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Under the Boardwalk (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It is the final weekend of summer and a group of Californian teenagers are looking forward to an upcoming surf contest. Rival gangs the 'Vals' and the 'Lowks' are confident that they will take home the trophy, but things become ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, beach, profanity, gang, ambition, youth, love and romance, romance, hopes, contests and competitions, fall in love, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Wild Roomies (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his last girlfriend slept with his last roommate, Reno Rizzolla moves to L.A. with his new girlfriend... and chaos ensues when the debt on the house forces him to get roommates.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, looking for love, love and romance, romance, youth, teenage life, college, love triangle, college life, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, dallas texas, texas
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38%
 7.2
 4K
Cooley High (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gambling, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, high school life, friends, cadillac, teenage life, black cast ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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37%
 5.8
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Easy (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, touching, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, sister sister relationship, looking for love, fall in love, introspection, couple relations, true love, human nature, couples, youth, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Dish & the Spoon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two wounded souls commiserate through drinking and aimless wandering while acting out the roles of the happy relationships that elude them in reality. Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander deliver beautifully-tuned comic performances in their portrayal of ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, couples, disorder, breakup, friendship, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, delaware
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37%
 4.6
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Dish Dogs (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends travel from town to town taking jobs as dishwashers until they both find love and must choose separate paths.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: restaurant, surfing, love, fall in love, friendship, battle of the sexes, young lovers, wooing, lifestyle, buddies, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, human nature, romance, looking for love, buddies, society, midlife crisis, lifestyle, relationship vs career, thirtysomething life ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel) comes to her defense from ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, hippie, parking lot, romance, loneliness, opposites attract, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, couples, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%