Movies like The Runnin' Kind

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The Runnin' Kind (1989)
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The Runnin' Kind (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: self discovery, youth, on the road, friends, punk, family relations, parents and children, music band, graphic violence, artists and showbiz, law firm, coming of age, profanity, summer, drummer, manager, punk music, girl band, punk rocker
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, ohio

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Most similar movies to The Runnin' Kind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, friends, youth, friendship, coming of age, self discovery and parents and children mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Runnin' Kind: Fat Kid Rules the World (2012), True Adolescents (2009), The Talent Given Us (2004), The Dandelions (2012), The Lemon Sisters (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overweight, youth, friendship, street kid, self discovery, parents and children, misfit, music band, drugs/alcohol, unsupportive parent, suicidal, punk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: lifestyle, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, family relations, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, elderly, family problems, cross country, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples, friends, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, family relations, buddies, gender, artists and showbiz, family life, siblings relations, human nature, female director, backstage, quiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, circus, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: follow your dream, rise to the top, optimism, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, physical appearance, parents and children, humble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
An American Summer (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this youthful drama, Tom, a 14- year-old who's parents have just divorced, is abruptly uprooted from his wealthy Chicago home and sent to the strange land of LA to live in the far-out beach bungalow of his aunt, an aging hippie still stuck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: beach, coming of age, friendship, surfing, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, youth, buddies, family life, custody, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, friendship, best friends, hopes, partners, buddies, life is a bitch, tragic hero, unfulfillment, adventure, profanity, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: direction and purpose, self discovery, thirtysomething life, actor's life, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, father son relationship, strong female character, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, youth, family problems, family in crisis, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
When the Party's Over (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story takes place in LA, in the house of four housemates, three women, MJ, Frankie and Amanda, and an homosexual, Banks. MJ is the kind of girl to whom money means everything and to whom others mean almost nothing. Frankie is a social worker and ...
Style: humorous, sexual, gloomy, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, twentysomething life, friendship, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, friends, sex, gay interest, homosexual
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Passenger Side (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, sexual content, siblings relations, on the road, road trip, brother brother relationship, rock, escapades, unfulfillment, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Full Grown Men (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mermaid, amusement park, friends, best friends, buddies, youth, partners, fish out of water, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 603
Treading Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, youth, fall in love, first love, parents and children, family relations, high school, misfit, coming of age, traumatic childhood, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 603
Echo Park (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everybody is somebody else. May, a single mother who delivers strip-O-grams, dreams of being an actress. She rents one of her rooms out to a pizza-man cum songwriter named Jonathan. Meanwhile, in the ...
Style: semi serious, clever, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, single parent, stripper, dream, singleness, looking for love, friendship, couples, bar, thirtysomething life, friends, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, austria, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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By Dawn's Early Light (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, grandparent grandchild relationship, teenage life, hopes, youth, family relations, male friendship, male bonding, teen rebel, horse riding, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, youth, parents and children, urban, siblings relations, friends, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Me and Will (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two women with a passion for motorcycles meet while going through rehab. When they discover they've both longed to ride Captain America's red, white, and blue chopper from Easy Rider, they escape the rehab clinic and hit the highway in ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: addiction, self discovery, on the road, clinic, human nature, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, profanity, escape, partners, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, human nature, destiny, hopes, rise to the top, redemption, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Patti Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant ...
Style: clever, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, battle of the sexes, love and romance, gender, buddies, infidelity, friendship, family relations, couples, friends, profanity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friends, divorce, couples, coming of age, youth, crumbling marriage, best friends, bittersweet, friendship, family life, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, secret past, class differences, female bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Never on Tuesday (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert...
Style: offbeat, humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, desert, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, buddies, partners, couples, friends, disorder, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 1K
Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, homecoming, coming of age, reunion, puppy love, fame, teenage rebellion, idol, celebrity, worship, small town, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 252
The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, youth, human nature, unemployment, friendship between men, friendship, coming of age, friends, courtroom drama, siblings relations, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%