Movies like Adventureland

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Adventureland (2009)
 6.8
 159K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, funny, romantic, realistic, witty, semi serious, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, teenager, amusement park, friendship, fall in love, marijuana, leaving home, job seeking, first sexual experience, workplace, friends, youth, misfit, love and romance, workplace romance, buddies, boss and employee, workplace situations, coming of age, drugs, love triangle, ambition, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, party, dating ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, europe, boston, pittsburgh, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friendship, coming of age, mentor, teenager, dialogue, drinking alcohol and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Adventureland: The Way Way Back (2013), 500 Days of Summer (2009), The Spectacular Now (2013), Hot Summer Nights (2017), Take Me Home Tonight (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, teenage love, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: sweet, realistic, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: breakup, couple relations, relationships, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life philosophy, love, dating, destiny, unfulfilled love, depression, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, youth, first love, teenage life, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmate, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Style: captivating, exciting, light, humorous, retro
Plot: summer, drug dealer, teenage protagonist, friendship, criminal, money, drug dealing, coming of age, marijuana, party, gangsters, teenager ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, nevada, boston, connecticut, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be well on his way to a successful career at a Fortune 500 company, but instead he rebels against maturity by taking a job at a video store. Matt rethinks his position when his unrequited high-school crush, Tori, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, best friend, proposal, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, lie, grownups, deception, college graduate, slacker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 55K
Empire Records (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.
Style: feel good, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, store, twenty something, virginity, friends, rock, self discovery, teenage life, workplace situations, save the day, partners, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 272K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, fame, rock, music, journalism, musician, family relations, singer, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new york, boston, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, workplace situations, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, beach, power relations, friends, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 97K
Waiting... (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Employees at a Bennigan's-like restaurant (called, creatively enough, Shenanigan's), kill time before their real lives get started. But while they wait, they'll have to deal with picky customers who want their steak cooked to order ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: waiter, friendship, restaurant, workplace, employer employee relationship, workplace romance, buddies, prank, workplace situations, wooing, staff, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 70K
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, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, first sex, first love, teenage life, high school, youth, romance, virgin, love, love and romance, virginity, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 31K
The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, teenager, friendship, first love, fall in love, doctors and patients, hip hop, lifestyle, social misfits, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 12K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, friends, fall in love, friendship, love and romance, shyness, love story, lifestyle, restaurant, happy ending, casual sex, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, fall in love, ambition, rebelliousness, parents and children, rebellion, drug dealing, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, loss of virginity, coming of age, looking for sex, teenager, adolescence, fall in love, teenage life, wooing, male virgin, shyness, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, france, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 23K
Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, university, buddies, youth, love and romance, couple relations, working class, party, roommate ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, student, husband wife relationship, party, roommate, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Very Good Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, coming of age, love triangle, friendship, loss of virginity, teenage girl, youth, wooing, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york state, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 80K
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: melancholic, romantic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school life, high school, teenage love, rich man poor woman, love, romance, relationships, best friends, teenage life, friends, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Style: sexual, humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, teenager, coming of age, sex, loss of virginity, contests and competitions, teenage love, prostitute, virgin, young lovers, looking for sex, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, prank, romance, parents and children, teenage life, father son relationship, student, gay slur, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa, connecticut, arizona, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love, mother daughter relationship, cancer, writers, infidelity, bittersweet, neighbor, suburban life, self discovery, homecoming, friendship, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%
 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, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, loss of virginity, popularity, teenage girl, teenage boy, youth, high school life, teenage love, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Seven Minutes in Heaven (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle, teenage love, friends, teen romance, teenage life, when the parents are away, high school life, platonic, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, high school, loss of virginity, first sex, friendship, high school life, abortion, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.9
 11K
Class (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, coming of age, older woman teenage boy sex, romance, boarding school, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, family relations, friends, love affair, college ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Tao of Steve (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, looking for love, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, fall in love, couples, buddies, hopes, philosophy, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, santa fe new mexico, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 44K
Laggies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, youth, fall in love, single father, coming of age, family relations, parent child relationship, teenager, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.4
 215K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, family relations, romance, lifestyle, friends, paraplegic, party, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.3
 29K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, romance, love and romance, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, hopes, graduation, best friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%