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Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)
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Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.
Style: humorous, sexual, touching, offbeat, sexy, futuristic, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: disco, cruise, roller coaster, amusement park, hot rod, cruising, teenage life, youth, friendship, friends, misfit, partners, graphic violence, oracle, society, small town life, nightlife, gender, city life, coming of age, americana, innocence lost, out of the way, nudity (full frontal - brief), pinball machine ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa

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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 youth, coming of age, friends, friendship, teenage life, love and romance and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Van Nuys Blvd.: An American Summer (1990), California Dreaming (1979), Diggers (2006), Never on Tuesday (1989), Defying Gravity (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Summer (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this youthful drama, Tom, a 14- year-old who's parents have just divorced, is abruptly uprooted from his wealthy Chicago home and sent to the strange land of LA to live in the far-out beach bungalow of his aunt, an aging hippie still stuck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: beach, coming of age, friendship, surfing, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, youth, buddies, family life, custody, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, los angeles
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California Dreaming (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 70s
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Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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Never on Tuesday (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert...
Style: offbeat, humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, desert, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for sex, buddies, partners, couples, friends, disorder, profanity ...
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Defying Gravity (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
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Plot: friendship, teenage life, society, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, dysfunctional family, family problems, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Losin' It (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Runnin' Kind (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: offbeat, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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