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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: rock and roll, club, self discovery, youth, punk, friends, graphic violence, on the road, family relations, parents and children, music band, law firm, coming of age, artists and showbiz, summer, manager, drummer, girl band, punk music, punk rocker, profanity
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, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, friends, coming of age, youth, friendship, parents and children and self discovery 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), Humble Pie (2007). 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, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, overweight, friendship, youth, street kid, parents and children, music band, misfit, unsupportive parent, suicidal, coming of age, rock ...
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, mumblecore ...
Plot: youth, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, on the road, friends, family relations, buddies, wilderness, skinny dipping, male nudity, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, touching, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, cross country, family problems, elderly, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, best friends, family life, parents and children, couples, friends, couple relations, little girl, children, psychologist, death of friend, doll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 691
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, whimsical
Plot: rise to the top, optimism, follow your dream, teenage love, humble, artists and showbiz, society, social misfits, youth, love and romance, family relations, hopes ...
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: lifeguard, surfing, teenager, friendship, coming of age, beach, teenage life, family life, custody, buddies, youth, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 5K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: circus, follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, parents and children, on the road, countryside, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sad, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: youth, friendship, friends, tragic hero, partners, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, adventure, unfulfillment, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: touching, inspirational, sweet, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, direction and purpose, justice, tragedy, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, happy ending, redemption, actor's life, thirtysomething life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 903
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, sexual content, on the road, siblings relations, road trip, brother brother relationship, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, escapades, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, neighbor, sex, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, couples, friends, friendship, self discovery, twentysomething life, gay interest ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 238
Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 11K
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: touching, road movie, melancholic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, friendship, gay, friends, on the road, happy ending, honest, sexpot, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 701
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, touching, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: first love, youth, fall in love, love and romance, traumatic childhood, family relations, coming of age, misfit, parents and children, high school, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 385
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, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: amusement park, friends, couples, family relations, partners, buddies, youth, best friends, introspection, couple relations, on the road, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: grandparent grandchild relationship, self discovery, youth, hopes, family relations, teenage life, coming of age, horse riding, friendship between men, family, teen rebel, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, road movie, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, road trip, research, on the road, mentor, job interview, movie star, shopping, friends, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 682
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dream, stripper, single parent, actor's life, looking for love, showbiz, friendship, unfulfilled love, singleness, road not taken, self discovery, addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.3
 321
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: semi serious, witty, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, youth, parents and children, dark humor, little boy, siblings relations, friends, urban, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, homecoming, teenage girl, fame, misfit, small town, teenager, celebrity, worship, puppy love, teenage rebellion, topless ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 437
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, hopes, rise to the top, family relations, destiny, human nature, redemption, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, rock star, family, odd couple, secret past, female bonding, self discovery, family relations, artists and showbiz, road trip, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, phoenix arizona, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, on the road, family in crisis, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, self discovery, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 2K
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, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: painter, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, youth, family relations, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 321
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: talky, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, pregnancy, couples, friends, family relations, infidelity, friendship, battle of the sexes, love and romance, buddies, gender, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 266
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, youth, unemployment, human nature, friendship, friendship between men, coming of age, friends, siblings relations, courtroom drama, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: transvestism, city life, human spirit, social differences, unfulfilled love, self discovery, friendship, celebrity culture, nightlife, showbiz, fall in love, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 2K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, family life, parents and children, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%