Movies and TV shows like Happyland

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Happyland (2014)
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Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Lucy is left wondering if fairy tale endings do exist after all. But when a scandalous secret turns her life upside down, she learns Happyland is far from a walk in the park.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, amusement park, theme park, teenage love, love and romance, dysfunctional family, workplace, workplace situations, teenage life, youth, coming of age, strong female presence, family secret, family secrets, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Happyland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films and TV series with plots about love and romance, youth, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, workplace and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Happyland: Jane by Design (2012), Girl Meets World (2014), The Love Boat (1977), Two-Bit Waltz (2014), Physics or Chemistry (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jane by Design (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Jane by Design is an American comedy-drama television series on ABC Family. The series followed the life of Jane Quimby, a teenager who had to be mistaken for an adult to finally get her fashion dream job and work with a world-famous designer, Gray ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fashion, double life, teenage life, workplace, designer, female protagonist, popularity, lifestyle, youth, disorder, dishonesty, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: school, coming of age, teenage girl, family values, supportive parent, parents and children, self discovery, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, family, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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100%
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The Love Boat (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain. It was part of ABC's popular ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: cruise ship, ship, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, family relations, passenger, tour guide, romance, workplace, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, sentimental, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family life, teenage love, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, family problems, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Physics or Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Física o Química was a Spanish television series made by Antena 3. The first episode premiered on 4 February 2008. Before its televised broadcast, Física o Química was released on cell phones in Vodafone live! and on the official website of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, erotic
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, gay teenager, gay, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, love, friendship, power relations, dedicated educator, workplace situations, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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52%
Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, ambition, fall in love, teenage life, rebellion, youth, drug dealing, opposites attract, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Pepper Dennis (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pepper Dennis is a comedy-drama television series
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, tv reporter, workplace, rivalry, boss and employee, television, friendship, society, network, media, anchor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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50%
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HAPPYish (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, unfulfillment, self discovery, happiness, introspection, love, couples, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kevin from Work (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A workplace comedy centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: love and romance, co worker co worker relationship, workplace romance, workplace situations, office, workplace, office romance, unrequited love, friendship between men, workplace humor, coworker relationship, male friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Less Than Kind (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Less Than Kind is a Canadian television comedy-drama series that stars Jesse Camacho as Sheldon Blecher, a teenager growing up in a loving but dysfunctional Jewish family in Winnipeg. The show's cast also includes Maury Chaykin and Wendel ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, family life, teenage life, family business, parents and children, jewish family, misfit, society, disorder, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Spooner (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, opposites attract, family relations, couples, love and romance, race against time, workplace, lifestyle, romance, bittersweet, boss and employee, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, summer, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, pool party, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, teenagers, beach, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young Americans is an American television drama created by Steven Antin. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia TriStar Television production, Dawson's Creek. The ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: cross dressing, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, buddies, love and romance, coming of age, school, lifestyle, boarding school, cheating, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Porque el amor manda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Porque el Amor Manda is a 2012 Mexican telenovela produced by Juan Osorio for Televisa. It is a remake of the Colombian telenovela El secretario, produced by Juan Andrés Flórez in 2011. Fernando Colunga and Blanca Soto star as the protagonists ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: fish out of water, fall in love, top executive, love and romance, power relations, unlikely couple, romance, couples, workplace romance, rivalry, teasing, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Los Serrano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Los Serrano is a Spanish television drama comedy which premiered on 22 April 2003 and aired on Telecinco. It tells the story of the Serrano family, who lives in Round Santa Justa No 133, located in the fictional neighborhood of Santa Justa, in the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: blended family, step siblings, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, youth, friendship, teenage life, fall in love, family business, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, obsession, hopes, media, teenage love, high school, high school life, misfit, introspection, love and romance, filmmaking, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Spring was a Flemish television soap made by Studio 100 for children's channel Ketnet. Six seasons were taped between 2002 and 2007 during the summer period.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, music band, love and romance, dance school, family relations, singing, dancing, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, humorous, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, youth, first love, family relations, parents and children, misfit, high school, coming of age, traumatic childhood, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, gender, youth, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Life As We Know It (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: See life through the eyes of Dino, Ben, and Jonathan -- three teens experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. Although different in many ways, these guys have one main thing in common -- women. Together, their attitudes about women are ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, masturbation, teachers and students, infidelity, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, looking for sex, love and romance, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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43%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, black romance, marriage, woman, changing lives, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Unfabulous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Unfabulous is an American children's television series that aired on Nickelodeon. The series is about an "unfabulous" 7th Grade middle school student named Addie Singer, played by Emma Roberts. The show, which debuted in late summer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: teenager, friendship, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, middle school, best friends, family, popular girl, teen angst, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, eccentric family, job seeking, disorder, coming of age, workplace, follow your dream, hopes, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nina is a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and now finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, life turned upside down, legal, disorder, courtroom, power relations, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama, female protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Reba (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.​
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: single mother, dentist, family life, teenage life, parents and children, youth, save the day, family problems, couples, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 1K
Miss Match (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Miss Match is a 2003 American television series created by Jeff Rake and Darren Star and produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Darren Star Productions and Imagine Entertainment. It aired in the U.S. on NBC, Australia on Network Seven, Arena and FOX8, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: matchmaking, workplace romance, couples, romance, looking for love, parents and children, lifestyle, family relations, workplace situations, workplace, lawyer, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Norman (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's terminal illness.
Style: tragicomedy, emotional, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, misfit, dishonesty, family problems, coping, teenage life, life is a bitch, social relations, teenage love, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Just Want My Pants Back (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: I Just Want My Pants Back is an American comedy-drama that premiered with a special sneak peek on August 28, 2011 on MTV, with the series airing the new episodes beginning on February 2, 2012. The series is based on David J. Rosen's 2007 novel ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, youth, friendship, young adult, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, love and romance, city life, sexual content, looking for sex, twentysomething life, city ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, self discovery, high school, youth, leukemia, coming of age, power relations, social relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%