Movies like Aloha Summer

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Aloha Summer (1988)
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Aloha Summer (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's the 60s and a bunch of crazy teenagers meet in the beautiful island of Hawaii during their summer holidays. Although they come from different backgrounds, they hang out together and shake up the island! They surf, dance, drink, fight and fall in love. As the summer approaches its end, they find themselves inseparable, friends for a lifetime...
Plot: samurai, beach party, teenager, friendship, surfing, summer, vacation, kendo, coming of age
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
Place: hawaii

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Most similar movies to Aloha Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about coming of age, friendship, youth, friends, teenage life, teenager and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Aloha Summer: Ride the Wild Surf (1964), Pink Lightning (1991), The Way Way Back (2013), Tin Men (1987), Matinee (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of friends go to Hawaii during the height of surfing season, to compete with other surf bums and find girlfriends along the way.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, psychotronic
Plot: sport, surfer, beach, surfing, friends, twentysomething life, siblings relations, youth, coming of age, ambition, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa
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95%
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Pink Lightning (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: California 1962, Five girls: beautiful Sharon, ugly-duckling Andy, nice Poo and hot-to-trot Jill support their best friend Tookie when she prepares to marry her boyfriend Pat. But the two of them realize that they are not prepared to get married, ...
Plot: teenage girl, best friend, coming of age, engagement, small town, female friendship, marriage, female protagonist, fiance fiancee relationship, road trip, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: year 1962, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, vacation, teenagers, loneliness, teenager, shyness, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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86%
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Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, affectionate ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, scam, hostility, competition, rivalry, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Matinee (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, nostalgic, affectionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cold war, coming of age, cuban missile crisis, giant, bomb shelter, nuclear, filmmaking, exploit, exploitation, hysteria, teenage life, military life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: florida, cuba, latin america, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 situations, workplace, pool party, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, teenagers, beach, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, radio, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Shag - More Dancing (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Out of It (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An introverted nerd and a dumb, violent jock vie for the attentions of a cheerleader.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, beach, coming of age, introspection, friendship, sport team, power relations, social relations, friends, performer's life, ambition, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, social relations, student life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
There Goes My Baby (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school seniors meets in the summer of 1965 and all struggle with the choices they have to make.
Style: touching, sentimental, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, high school, hopes, surfer, strong female presence, social misfits, youth, assassination, society, pirate, hardcase students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: california, los angeles, vietnam, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Summer Night (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a small town, a young, tight-knit group of friends fall in and out of love over the course of one intoxicating, music-filled summer night.
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, first love, friendship, young love, coming of age, love, unrequited love, romantic friendship, true love, teenager, friends, teenage love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
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My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, hotel, basketball, motorcycle, bully, bodyguard, coming of age, youth, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, on the road, tattoo, beach, summer, marijuana, calendar, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 2K
Four Friends (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Also known as Moritorium and Georgia's Friends, Four Friends follows the titular quartet from high school to young adulthood. The film is set during the tumultuous 1960s, an era when everyone's values were turned inside out, shaken around, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: immigrants, reunion, family relations, couples, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, society, romance, love and romance, best friends, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, school, high school, coming of age, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, family relations, friends, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Class Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes you can live your whole life in a few days... A high school graduation trip in which love, friendship, desire, illusion, innocence and the forbidden are all part of the adventure. Charm and disillusionment shine through teenage friendships ...
Plot: friendship, teenager, teenage sex, sex, betrayal, coming of age, convention, devotion, fight, underage drinking, loyalty
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, italian comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, world war two, idealism, introspection, innocence lost, love triangle, human nature, midlife crisis, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, wilderness, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: coming of age, beach, friendship, surfing, friends, custody, teenage life, family life, couples, family problems, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 2K
Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, espionage, infidelity, nurse, coitus, friendship, obsession, teenager, family relations, nosy, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 422
The First Time (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the coming of summer, three high school buddies--Kenny Leeds, Mike Decker, and Tommy Kingsley--anticipate their initiation into the pleasures of manhood. But Kenny is separated from his friends and sent to stay with his grandparents in Buffalo ...
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, virgin, teenage life, prostitute, love and romance, best friends, youth, gender, friends, sexual awakening, grownups, cafe ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, friendship, youth, teachers and students, teenage angst, popular girl, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, teenage life, loss of virginity, high school, high school life, sexual relations, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Summer in La Goulette (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, loss of virginity, self discovery, friendship, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, family relations, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tunisia, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 203
Eunice (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Moments in four different years in the lives of the Harper family beginning with 1955 as a hopeful Eunice prepares to go to a party, and her brother Phillip, a recent college graduate, departs for New York In 1963, a married Eunice and her husband ...
Plot: loss of mother, divorce, mother daughter relationship, marriage, watching a movie, porch swing
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1963, 1950s, year 1973 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, literature, poetry, teacher, coming of age, poet, dedicated educator, suicide, philosophy, student, private school ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, high school life, best friends, youth, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 4K
Ride (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
Style: captivating, sincere, humorous, thought provoking
Plot: surfing, beach, young man, mother son relationship, family relations, couples, friendship, female director, smoking weed, aspiring writer, surfer, following someone ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, pacific ocean, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%