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Friction (2010)
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Friction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and the student who comes between them.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, post modern, captivating, psychological, enigmatic, offbeat, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, youth, couple relations, teachers and students, high school life, lifestyle, actor's life, social relations, high school, surrealism, rivalry, love, friendship, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, couples
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, youth, couples, friendship and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Friction: The Marc Pease Experience (2009), The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008), LOL (2006), Just Peck (2009), Chalk (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, youth, ambition, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, love and romance, actor's life, teachers and students, love triangle, mentor, music teacher, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, filmmaking, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: humorous, sincere, talky, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, youth, introspection, friendship, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, computers and web, misfit, twentysomething life, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 882
Just Peck (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, friendship, science fair, high school life, teenage love, parents and children, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, disorder, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, lifestyle, ambition, hardcase students, youth, rivalry, underdog, high school life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, youth, human nature, unemployment, friendship between men, friendship, coming of age, friends, courtroom drama, siblings relations, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, obsession, media, hopes, teenage love, love and romance, filmmaking, high school life, misfit, teenage life, introspection, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, city life, siblings relations, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, friends, estrangement, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, friends, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, best friends, missing person, family life, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
To Each His Own Cinema (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: lifestyle, artists and showbiz, world spanning, filmmaking, cinema, filmmaker, surrealism, cowboy, female director, suitcase, movie theatre, respect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, europe, africa, latin america, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 440
No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A script fell to Isabel by chance. In reading it you realize it's the same story of the romance she had with the film director Mario Fabra, author of the script. Isabel decides appointment with Mario, who was not seen again, but at the moment ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, ego clash, rise to the top, filmmaking, couples, romance, actor's life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 536
Septien (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sibling relationship, homecoming, family problems, lifestyle, farm, disorder, haunted by the past, hustler, family relations, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 1.7
 617
Grad Night (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends celebrates their graduation from Crispus Attucks High School with a jammin' party. It's hormones on overdrive, recreational drugs and lap dancing galore as the Class of 2005 goes out in style.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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School Dance (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High schooler Jason has found his dream girl—the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, light, captivating ...
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Plot: high school life, teenage love, music, youth, misfit, family relations, hip hop, teenage life, school dance, rivalry, love and romance, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, social relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 983
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, youth, artists and showbiz, parents and children, satire, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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44%
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 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, contests and competitions, musician's life, rivalry, music band, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, ambition, chorus girl, youth, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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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%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, buddies, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, friends, artists and showbiz, urban ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada
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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, stylized, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, youth, fall in love, first love, parents and children, family relations, high school, misfit, coming of age, traumatic childhood, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
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Strange Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, rise and fall, celebrity culture, dishonesty, youth, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, cons and scams, manipulation, down on your luck ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 797
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couples, family relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, marriage, black romance, strong female presence, gospel, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%