Movies like Pink Lightning

If you like "Pink Lightning" you are looking for movies about / with road trip, friendship, female friendship, teenage girl, best friend, female protagonist and marriage themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
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Pink Lightning (1991)
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Pink Lightning (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: California 1962, Five girls: beautiful Sharon, ugly-duckling Andy, nice Poo and hot-to-trot Jill support their best friend Tookie when she prepares to marry her boyfriend Pat. But the two of them realize that they are not prepared to get married, that the locks of marriage will prevent them from doing things they want to do first.
Plot: road trip, friendship, female friendship, teenage girl, best friend, female protagonist, marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, engagement, coming of age, fiance fiancee relationship, friendship between women, convertible
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1962, 1950s, 1960s
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Pink Lightning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, coming of age, drinking alcohol, teenager, youth, drinking and high school mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Pink Lightning: American Graffiti (1973), Aloha Summer (1988), Half a Person (2007), Housekeeping (1987), Wishin' and Hopin' (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, radio, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
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95%
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Aloha Summer (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's the 60s and a bunch of crazy teenagers meet in the beautiful island of Hawaii during their summer holidays. Although they come from different backgrounds, they hang out together and shake up the island! They surf, dance, drink, fight and ...
Plot: samurai, beach party, vacation, friendship, kendo, summer, teenager, coming of age, surfing
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.7
 218
Half a Person (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two close friends from Sudbury, Ontario take a road trip to Toronto that will change the nature of their relationship.
Plot: best friend, road trip, friends who hate each other, gay man has sex with a woman, friendship, homosexual, on the road, coming of age, gay
Place: toronto ontario canada, ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, student life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, on the road, tattoo, beach, summer, marijuana, calendar, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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
Plot: teenager, teenagers, teen angst, adolescence, teen romance, high school, best friend, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 31K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, light, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: fat girl, beauty pageant, mother daughter relationship, protest, teenage girl, beauty queen, self confidence, female friendship, bravery, feminist, small town, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.4
 263K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: realistic, semi serious, ironic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, best friend, first love, teenage girl, school, catholic school, teenage protagonist, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, female protagonist, schoolgirl ...
Time: year 2002, year 2003, 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, sacramento california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 20K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, adulthood, lifestyle, buddies, youth, couples, twentysomething life, introspection ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 931
Summer Night (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a small town, a young, tight-knit group of friends fall in and out of love over the course of one intoxicating, music-filled summer night.
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, first love, friendship, young love, coming of age, love, unrequited love, romantic friendship, true love, teenager, friends, teenage love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 8K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, affectionate ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, scam, hostility, competition, rivalry, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Leaving Normal (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A female buddy story in which Meg Tilly plays a child-like 20-something who has just walked out on her abusive husband. Darly (Christine Lahti) is fleeing a life as a waitress and stripper and is on her way to Alaska to claim a home and family she ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, buddy, female protagonist, road trip, on the road, down on your luck, looking for love, couple relations, human nature, strong female presence, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, wyoming, usa, canada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 70K
Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, melancholic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, middle school, friendship, teacher, mother daughter relationship, youtube, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.2
 203
Eunice (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Moments in four different years in the lives of the Harper family beginning with 1955 as a hopeful Eunice prepares to go to a party, and her brother Phillip, a recent college graduate, departs for New York In 1963, a married Eunice and her husband ...
Plot: loss of mother, divorce, mother daughter relationship, marriage, watching a movie, porch swing
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1963, 1950s, year 1973 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 380
Petal Dance (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, who have their own different sorrows, embark on a road trip. They look back at their past and restart their lives... Jinko (Aoi Miyazaki) and Motoko (Sakura Ando) have been friends since their university days. One day, they hear a rumor ...
Plot: road trip, female friendship, beach, hospital, best friends, japanese woman, scarf, passenger, driver, asian girl, east asian girl, woman driver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 6K
Miss Stevens (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school English teacher becomes a weekend chaperone for three students at a drama competition.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, sincere, feel good
Plot: teacher student relationship, road trip, flirting, teacher, coming of age, remote control, drinking alcohol, lie, drinking, student, friendship, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, virgin, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 890
Palo Alto, CA (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, friends, coming of age, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, small town, homecoming, lifestyle, college, college student, college freshman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, teenage life, loss of virginity, high school, high school life, sexual relations, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bye Bye Blue Bird (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Faroe Islands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recalling the works of Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders, this Danish road movie concerns a pair of women, Rannva and Barba, who return after a seven-year absence to their native Faroes Islands, a self-governing province of Denmark near Iceland. Dressed ...
Plot: road trip, female director, best friend, secret, hitchhiking, fisherman, drinking alcohol, polaroid, single parent, wedding, father daughter relationship, estranged daughter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Fishbowl California (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man struggling to find purpose in life is enlightened by a drunk ailing widow.
Style: cult film, surprise ending
Plot: widow, drunk, funeral, dinner, blonde, apartment, celebrity, nurse, drunkenness, crying, children, friendship ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
There Goes My Baby (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school seniors meets in the summer of 1965 and all struggle with the choices they have to make.
Style: touching, sentimental, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, high school, hopes, surfer, strong female presence, social misfits, youth, assassination, society, pirate, hardcase students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: california, los angeles, vietnam, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 11K
Matinee (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, nostalgic, affectionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cold war, coming of age, cuban missile crisis, giant, bomb shelter, nuclear, filmmaking, exploit, exploitation, hysteria, teenage life, military life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: florida, cuba, latin america, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three smalltown friends looking to leave their troubles behind come up with a robbery scheme to fund their trip to the big city. But as their plan goes awry and the authorities become involved, they are left with no other alternative but to take ...
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Plot: road trip, robbery, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the road, chase, armed robbery, obscene finger gesture, car trouble, stealing a car, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 53K
The Dilemma (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man, and in the process of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, friendship, dilemma, proposal, secret, best friend, moral dilemma, adultery, friends, love, truth, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 2K
Ana (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ana meets Rafa in a chance encounter and they embark on a road trip to try and save him from bankruptcy, or worse.
Style: captivating, humorous, sincere, realistic
Plot: road trip, friendship, journey, illegal gambling, save the day, bankruptcy, unlikely friendships, gas station, used car salesman, natural disaster
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 510
Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, teenage girl, sex, teen angst, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%