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The Half of It (2020)
 6.9
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The Half of It (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, touching, compassionate, humorous, light
Plot: small town, high school life, single woman, high school student, gay, lesbian teen, introvert, teenager, loneliness, lesbian, teenage protagonist, high school, chinese american, hopes, asian, shyness, shy girl, love, crush, first love, teenage life, school, teen romance, party, book ...
Place: washington state

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, sweet and feel good films with plots about friendship, youth, love and romance, teenager, coming of age, love and teenage boy mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Half of It: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The First Time (2012), The Terminal (2004), Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018), Saving Face (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, high school life, first love, teenagers, adolescence, suicide, high school, teenager, friends ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night, girls' night ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The First Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: sincere, romantic, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, first sex, first love, youth, love and romance, virgin, romance, high school, love, virginity, teenagers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, motivational, interesting, humorous ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, fall in love, misfit, stranded, nothing goes right, fish out of water, happy ending, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: romantic, sweet, light, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, teen romance, happy ending, teenage girl, couples, youth, first love, teenage boy, high school student, sister sister relationship, love letter ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, loser, fall in love, teenage girl, happy ending, high school, physical appearance, popularity, hidden identity, overweight, pretending to be someone else, bullying ...
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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, lgbt, coming out, generation gap, romance, lesbian love, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, paris france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
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Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
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Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
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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 ⇓
37%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gay teenager, homosexuality, lgbt teen, gay, gays and lesbians, high school, first gay sexual experience, coming out, lgbt, teenage love, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 82K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school enemies, uber-jock Harry and out-and-proud Sam, are forced to share a car ride to their Missouri hometown for a friend's engagement party on Valentine's Day. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out.
Style: feel good, psychological, lgbt cinema, uplifting, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
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Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, sexy, light ...
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Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 11K
G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Summer (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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, sincere, thought provoking, humorous, touching
Audience: teen comedy, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tim Timmerman, Hope of America (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Impeached high school president, Tim Timmerman, seeks to redeem himself and get into Yale.
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, romantic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Late Bloomer (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
 7.5
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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
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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: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
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Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 1K
Lazy Eye (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Passions re-ignite and secrets revealed when a graphic designer reconnects with the great, lost love of his life for a weekend tryst at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, humorous, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay protagonist, gay couple, unrequited love, infidelity, gay interest, gay subtext, reunion, love, friendship, youth, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, family disapproval, first love, graduation, coming of age, youth, young lovers, boyfriend, couples, wooing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington d.c., usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
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Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%