Movies like The Spectacular Now

If you like "The Spectacular Now" you are looking for sincere, touching and semi serious movies about / with coming of age, teenage love, teenager, youth, first love, teenage life and first sex themes of Comedy, Drama 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 Spectacular Now (2013)
 7.1
 151K
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental, melancholic, sweet, twists and turns, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, youth, first love, teenage life, first sex, couples, family relations, classmate, drinking problem, love and romance, high school, self discovery, social relations, prom, high school life, high school student, first kiss, friendship, romance, unlikely relationship, opposites attract, teacher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Spectacular Now

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, melancholic and touching films with plots about youth, teenager, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, love and romance and high school mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Spectacular Now: The First Time (2012), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), The Way Way Back (2013), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 70K
The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, first sex, first love, teenage life, high school, youth, romance, virgin, love, love and romance, virginity, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, first love, teenage life, teenager, cancer, youth, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, first love, teenage love, friendship, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenager, suicide, shyness, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1991
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, dying, teenager, adolescence, high school student, terminal illness, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
teens movies
6871
sincere movies
6205
classmate movies
575
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, teenage love, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, mental institution, friends, anxiety, teenage boy, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.7
 89K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, fall in love, teenage love, love and romance, teenage boy, teenage life, school, teen romance, childhood, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, young love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, loss of virginity, coming of age, looking for sex, teenager, adolescence, fall in love, teenage life, wooing, male virgin, shyness, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, france, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sad, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, true love, first love, teen romance, youth, terminal illness, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 36K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, terminal illness, teen romance, high school, teenage life, love, romance, youth, fall in love, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 102K
Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: exciting, emotional, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adolescence, teenage love, teenage boy, teenager, friendship, high school, adventure, youth, love and romance, friends, high school life, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, runaway, friendship, forest, teenage life, lifestyle change, choice, rebelliousness, self discovery, overbearing parent, parents and children, frustration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 159K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, teenager, amusement park, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, job seeking, first sexual experience, workplace, friends, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, boston, pittsburgh, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 87K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, best friends, classmate, sexual activity, teenage love, social differences, dating, lifestyle, first love, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Very Good Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, coming of age, love triangle, friendship, loss of virginity, teenage girl, youth, wooing, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york state, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 87K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, teenage love, casual sex, family relations, youth, coming of age, first love, relationships, love, family life, family, unhappiness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while ...
Style: feel good, funny, exciting, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely couple, nightlife, teenage life, obsessive quest, youth, fall in love, lifestyle, ex couple relations, romance, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 15K
StarStruck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go an an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each ...
Style: romantic, light, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: celebrity, fall in love, love, pop star, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, happy ending, teenage life, artists and showbiz, paparazzi, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, michigan, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 15K
Prom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As the big dance approaches for Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei and Tyler ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, prom, opposites attract, high school, friendship, unlikely couple, teenage life, wooing, teenager, love and romance, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: emotional, witty, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, adolescence, teen angst, teen romance, high school, best friend, teenage girl, coming of age, friendship, loneliness, sibling relationship, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.9
 87K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage life, youth, teenage love, teen romance, love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, estrangement, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, ireland, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: sexy, teen sex comedy, sex comedy, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenager, student, teenage love, porn star, fall in love, teenage sex, sexual attraction, youth, dream come true, lifestyle, couple relations, pornographic video ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 90K
Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, surreal, semi serious, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, virginity, love and romance, loss of virginity, teenage love, social relations, adolescence, bullying, first love, high school life, first sex, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 29K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, crush, teenage girl, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, high school student, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Daydream Nation (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Forced to move to a boring backwater town, a teenager embarks on affairs with a teacher and a stoner classmate.
Style: witty, atmospheric, semi serious, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, teacher student sex, sexual relations, love triangle, lifestyle, teachers and students, love and romance, drug abuse, small town, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, teenage love, internet, parents and children, computers and web, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 208K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, popularity, fashion, teen romance, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, teenage love, popular girl, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 514K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, adoption, teenager, social relations, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, high school, romance, love triangle, teenage life, youth, first love, high school life, popularity, love and romance, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%