Movies like The Half of It

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The Half of It (2020)
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The Half of It (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.
Style: touching, compassionate, humorous, light, gay cinema, lgbt cinema
Plot: introvert, teenager, loneliness, small town, teenage life, hopes, asian, shyness, love, first love, high school life, crush, romance, lesbian, school, gay, american football, musician, student, party, game, teacher, religion, friendship, stalker ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and light films with plots about teenager, friendship, love and romance, romance, coming of age, youth and mentor mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Half of It: Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018), Sixteen Candles (1984), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Whatever It Takes (2000), Saving Face (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.
Style: sweet, entertaining, witty, light, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: popular girl, teenage girl, happy ending, fall in love, loser, high school, popularity, physical appearance, hidden identity, pretending to be someone else, bullying, mistaken identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 101K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, birthday, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, high school hunk, teenage life, first love, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: graduation, high school, friends, party, romance, youth, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, one last chance, coming of age, unspoken love ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, youth, wooing, teenage life, couples, disorder, fall in love, high school, teen sex comedy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.4
 10K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: touching, inter cultural, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, coming out, lgbt, generation gap, romance, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, loneliness, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 2.5
 686
The Formula (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Quinn and Graham, two engineering students who discover a mathematical formula to pick up women with ease.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, true love, romance, youth, womanizer, theory, mathematics, student, looking for love, dedicated educator, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.9
 7K
Oh, Ramona! (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Oh, Ramona! seeks the transformation of Andrew from a teenager into an adult who lives candidly and selflessly his first love story, innocent and uninvolved, alternating with the second, intense and insane story, incapable of making a choice. Oh, ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, light, feel good, sex comedy
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, first sexual experience, adolescence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen sex comedy, male virgin, teenage sexuality, sexual fantasy, student, party, psychiatrist, loss of virginity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 18K
Get Over It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fall in love, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, unlikely couple, high school life, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.9
 14K
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, teen comedy, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, friendship, bittersweet, romance, cheerleading, sport team, teenage life, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 82K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, teenager, opposites attract, romance, teen romance, bet, cinderella story, youth, high school life, social misfits, prom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 103K
Just Friends (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
Style: romantic, light, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: best friends in love, love and romance, true love, romance, first love, unfulfilled love, success, falling in love, fall in love, friendship, male female relationship, male female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 80K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenager, teenage life, high school life, popularity, adolescence, high school student, teenagers, friends, best friends, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 170K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, popularity, youth, teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, fashion, couples, teen romance, love and romance, satire, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 5K
Heart & Soul (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: high school, small town, first love, teenager, youth, wooing, small town life, couples, romance, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, humiliation, entrapment, undercover, teenager, hidden identity, romance, fall in love, journalism, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.7
 79K
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, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, teen romance, adolescence, school, teenage life, neighbor, teenage boy, crush, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 72K
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, friendship, rich man poor woman, teenage love, prom, crush, record store, romance, relationships, love, slumber party, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 13K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, slang ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, high school, coming of age, party, punk, teenager, romance, opposites attract, teenage life, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, young lovers ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Last Summer (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, sincere, thought provoking
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, coming of age, couples, loneliness, virgin, friendship, teenager, family relations, love triangle, college graduate ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love at First Hiccup (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a case of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, youth, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, social relations, school, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, love triangle, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Eight Days a Week (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Peter loves his next door neighbour Erica and, on the advice of his grandfather, decides to camp out on her front lawn for the entire summer, or until she agrees to go out with him. His father is none too happy about the idea and refuses to let his ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: obsession, girl next door, first love, unrequited love, romantic rivalry, neighbor, teenager, romance, friendship, couples, sex aid, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 346K
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, youth, teenager, teenage life, adolescence, loss of virginity, popularity, notoriety, teenage girl, teenage love, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, teenage love, teenager, teenagers, youth, teenage life, first sex, couples, classmate, drinking problem, first love, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gewoon Vrienden (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.
Style: captivating, humorous, sincere, light, gay cinema ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, gay lead character, gay couple, gay romance, gay love, homosexuality, romance, youth, cultural difference, gay son, drug use ...
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Callback Queen (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sex comedy
Plot: casting, love, rivalry, friendship, actress, film producer, mentor, filmmaking, agent, female protagonist, ambition, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 7K
Gray Matters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sam and Gray are such a well-matched pair that it is difficult to believe they are brother and sister rather than husband and wife. They both share a love of 1940s movies and dancing, and when they meet Charlie, they have something else in common: ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian interest, romance, siblings relations, fall in love, love triangle, coming out, gays and lesbians, brother sister relationship, women, lesbianism, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Love on the Side (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Small town waitress Eve Stuckley is stuck. She has spent years pining for testosterone saturate local hunk Jeff Sweeney and yearns to escape from the Hog-Chow Diner she runs. Just when Eve finally decides to pursue her man, drop dead gorgeous Linda ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: first lesbian experience, waitress, diner, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, looking for love, romance, couple relations, youth, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 18K
Superstar (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, contests and competitions, love and romance, teenage life, friendship, fish out of water, hopes, follow your dream, unfulfilled love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school life, cheerleader ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 5K
The Baxter (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man with a "doormat" personality tries standing up for himself for a change in this comedy. Mild mannered tax accountant Elliot Sherman (Michael Showalter) is what he calls a "Baxter": the kind of calm, unexciting fellow who ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, love triangle, accountant, romance, office, looking for love, couples, couple relations, love and romance, event planner, friendship, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Employee of the Month (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When he hears that the new female employee digs ambitious men who are the store employee of the month, a slacker gets his act together but finds himself in competition with his rival, an ambitious co-worker.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, boss and employee, store, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, love triangle, romance, workplace situations, workplace, friendship, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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