Movies like That's What I Am

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That's What I Am (2011)
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That's What I Am (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol, a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule and punishment from his junior high school peers.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: coming of age, school, popularity, teenage life, teachers and students, high school life, misfit, social misfits, male female relationship, homosexual, gay slur, social outcast, humiliation, dignity, tolerance, teacher student relationship, youth, high school, power relations, gossip and rumors, profanity, gay, first love, student, teacher ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, california, southern california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about coming of age, youth, teenage life, high school life, friendship, high school and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like That's What I Am: Awkward. (2011), Cooley High (1975), Getting That Girl (2011), Heaven Help Us (1985), Easy A (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, not serious, ironic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, popularity, teenage love, loser, self esteem, student, adolescence, high school life, friends, youth, classmate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
 7.2
 4K
Cooley High (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gambling, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, high school life, friends, cadillac, teenage life, black cast ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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50%
Getting That Girl (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When East Coast teen Mandy Meyers moves to Los Angeles with her family, she's thrown into the fast life at McDermott High, where the pretty girls rule the school and two very different guys want to date her.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, high school, romance, teenage life, love triangle, youth, first love, popularity, high school life, love and romance, kissing in the rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Heaven Help Us (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: discipline, high school, school dance, teenage life, friendship, rebelliousness, teachers and students, society, coming of age, youth, corporal punishment, dating ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.0
 361K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage life, youth, adolescence, teenage girl, teenager, popularity, loss of virginity, notoriety, classmate, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, rise to the top, best friends, youth, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 15K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, football, first love, bully, american football, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, unfulfillment, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.1
 487
Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teen-aged girlfriends navigate multiple love triangles.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: school, friends, youth, coming of age, high school, teenage life, love and romance, high school life, family relations, lifestyle, school life, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, teachers and students, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 170K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, student, jealousy, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 82K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, school, teenage life, teen romance, teenage boy, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, crush, neighbor ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 350
You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, parents and children, rebelliousness, high school, snitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Almost Normal (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time, the world is gay and to be straight is considered deviant ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, time travel, coming out, midlife crisis, opposites attract, teenage life, self discovery, road not taken, teenage love, disorder, fish out of water, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Whole New Thing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor).
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, teachers and students, school, coming out, coming of age, gender, love and romance, high school, sexual relations, college, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Beware the Gonzo (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its ├╝ber-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, journalist, high school, rebelliousness, teachers and students, friends, social relations, lifestyle, teenage life, teenage sexuality, bullying, threesome ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gregory's Girl (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his schoolfriends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it ...
Style: feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, soccer, high school, school, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, friends, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: humorous, cynical, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, depression, bully, adolescence, girlfriend, high school, teenage life, popularity, private school, youth, acceptance, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Baby It's You (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, opposites attract, forbidden love, college, innocence lost, class differences, social differences, fall in love, college life, human nature, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, high school, coming of age, hopes, surfer, hardcase students, youth, society, pirate, lifestyle, social misfits, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: california, los angeles, vietnam, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 10K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school hunk, high school life, high school, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family relations, nightlife, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 27K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, female friendship, friendship, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, best friends, small town, seance, reunion, photocopier, truth or dare ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.8
 75K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rich man poor woman, high school, friendship, teenage love, prom, record store, crush, romance, relationships, love, slumber party, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 33K
Grease 2 (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: motorcycle, high school, opposites attract, rivalry, talent show, cinderella story, gang, coming of age, misfit, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, nightclub, social differences, fall in love, summer job, gambler, family relations, cheating, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Outside Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, high school life, love, student, prank, party, romance, teenager, parents and children, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa, connecticut, florida, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 119
Out of It (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An introverted nerd and a dumb, violent jock vie for the attentions of a cheerleader.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, beach, coming of age, teenager, teenage love, introspection, friendship, love and romance, misfit, underdog, hopes, partners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 6K
Popular (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brooke McQueen, a popular cheerleader at Jacqueline Kennedy High School, and Sam McPherson, the editor of the school paper, are polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged, Brooke and Sam have to deal with their new ...
Style: emotional, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: popularity, peer pressure, high school, cheerleader, homosexual, step siblings, teenage life, friendship, high school life, rise to the top, lifestyle, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%