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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, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, witty, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, shopping, musician's life, shopping mall, rock, desire for fame, music, musician, jealousy, singer, teenager, songwriter, janitor, rising to stardom, romance, couple relations, teenage love, relationship vs career, showbiz, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, romance, artists and showbiz, youth, lifestyle, high school and ambition mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The American Mall: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010), Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011), High School Musical 2 (2007), 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.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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). ...
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⇓ 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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
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⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Camp Rock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, drugs/alcohol, desire for fame, on the road, teenage love, music, teenage life, ambition, youth, follow your dream, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
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28%
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 ...
Style: semi serious, talky, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fast Forward (1985)
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Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
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Fame (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teacher, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, high school life, showbiz, ambition, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 13K
Bandslam (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 668
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 1K
Goddess (2013)
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Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 60K
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Audience: teens, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 68K
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Country: USA
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 783
The Wish List (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, couple relations, high school hunk, friends, buddies, music, love and romance, prom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 50K
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, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, happy ending, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, rising to stardom, romance, couple relations, showbiz, filmmaking, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 1K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, tense ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: country, musician's life, romance, follow your dream, teenage love, family, music, cinderella story, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Hollywood Dreams (2006)
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty
Plot: actor's life, musician's life, hollywood, celebrity culture, fish out of water, romance, gender bending, bus, midlife crisis, mistaken identity, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, iowa, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%