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The American Mall (2008)
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The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The executive producers of High School Musical keep the good times rolling with this upbeat musical comedy set in the one place every American teenager's home away from home - the local shopping mall. Ally (Nina Dobrev) is an optimistic adolescent singer/songwriter whose hard working mother owns the mall music shop frequented by every teen in town. When Ally shares her music with Joey (Rob Mayes), a janitor in the mall who harbors rock star ambitions, she is thrilled to find someone who can truly relate to her songs as well as her heart. Trouble looms on the horizon, however, in the form of the mall owner's spoiled rotten daughter Madison (Autumn Reeser). Madison is the kind of girl who's used to getting whatever she wants, and what she wants now could prove disastrous for both Ally's ambitions, and her mother's popular music store.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, shopping, teenage life, teenage love, youth, rock, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, optimism, rise to the top, shopping mall, showbiz, desire for fame, save the day, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, romance, music, musician, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, romance, ambition and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The American Mall: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010), High School Musical 2 (2007), Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011), High School Musical (2006), Too Young to Marry (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mitchie can't wait to go back to Camp Rock and spend the summer making new music with her friends and superstar Shane Gray. But the slick new camp across the lake, Camp Star, has drummed up some serious competition — featuring newcomers Luke ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, summer camp, teenage life, camp, ambition, musician's life, rivalry, youth, music band, underdog, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
High School Musical 2 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy (Zac Efron) is thrilled when he’s offered a job in a country club, but it’s all part of Sharpay’s (Ashley Tisdale) plot to lure him away from Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens). ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, youth, young lovers, ambition, country club, teenage life, follow your dream, love and romance, buddies, music, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage love, basketball, high school, couple relations, teenage life, music, sport team, family relations, follow your dream, friendship, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Too Young to Marry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married.
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, sexual, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, wish come true, hopes, interracial relations, friends, romance, college life, prodigy, youth, unfulfilled love, twentysomething life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Camp Rock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: summer camp, teenage love, cinderella story, camp, family, teenager, singing, lifestyle, friends, love and romance, fall in love, rock star ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Big Time Rush (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 543
Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, contests and competitions, love and romance, rising to stardom, follow your dream, dancer's life, relationship vs career, ambition, youth, artists and showbiz, hopes, music ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Degrassi Goes Hollywood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The gang travels to Los Angeles, California as they attempt to live out their dreams.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, love and romance, follow your dream, teenage life, rivalry, showbiz, youth, drugs/alcohol, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental
Plot: friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, music, romance, love and romance, hopes, overnight success, ambition, country, americana, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 15K
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 4K
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
 13K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 676
Bye Bye Birdie (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Boy Friend (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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Style: realistic, stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: date night
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Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 2K
Spectacular! (2009)
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fashion, coming of age, high school, best friends, follow your dream, performer's life, hopes, musician's life, teenage life, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this modern telling of the classic tale, aspiring singer Katie Gibbs falls for the new boy at her performing arts high school. But Katie's wicked stepmother and stepsister are scheming to crush her dream before she can sing her way into his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 62K
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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, realistic, humorous, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 783
The Wish List (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, musician's life, teenage life, fall in love, lifestyle, ambition, country, cinderella story, teenage love, music, family, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 5.0
 134
Beach Ball (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: beach party, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, friends, cons and scams, love and romance, rising to stardom, music, siblings relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, fall in love, betrayal, best friends, youth, lifestyle, young lovers, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, texas, usa, miami, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Country singer Leana Taylor (Dolly Parton) struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: small town, addiction, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, on the road, hopes, love and romance, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the ...
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, witty, humorous
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Time: contemporary
Place: iowa, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.4
 51K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, friendship, high school, happy ending, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, high school hunk, friends, couple relations, prom, buddies, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, biting, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, introspection, misfit, teenage love, rock, teenage life, coming of age, media, high school, obsession, high school life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%