Movies like American Graffiti

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American Graffiti (1973)
 7.4
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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, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, melancholic, realistic, surprise ending, teen sex comedy, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, radio, friendship, first love, party, love at first sight, teenage love, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, car race, dating, americana, radio dj, robbery, vandalism, unlikely friendships, destiny, innocence lost, bittersweet, newscaster, rock and roll, airplane, youth, rock ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to American Graffiti

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about friendship, coming of age, youth, teenager, dialogue, mentor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like American Graffiti: Dazed and Confused (1993), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Baby It's You (1983), The Breakfast Club (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, marijuana, adolescence, coming of age, stoners, friendship, graduation, teacher, bully, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
100%
More American Graffiti (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.
Style: non-linear, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: marijuana, faked death, hippie, drag racing, police brutality, student protest, coming of age, bittersweet, americana, vietnam war, rock, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, usa, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Baby It's You (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, opposites attract, college, forbidden love, innocence lost, class differences, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
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: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.7
 8K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, young lovers, obsessive quest, on the road, buddies, love and romance, travel, skydiving, surprise party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Remember the Daze (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, drug use, love and romance, teenage life, teenage love, friends, youth, lifestyle, hardcase students, adolescence vs adulthood, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 7K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, parents and children, nothing goes right, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 7.0
 9K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, erection, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, beach, romance, contests and competitions, young lovers, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, teenage life, high school, teenage love, looking for sex, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 21K
Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, couples, youth, buddies, lifestyle, twentysomething life, introspection ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, high school, hopes, surfer, hardcase students, youth, assassination, pirate, social misfits, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, year 1965
Place: california, los angeles, vietnam, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
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The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, single parent, self discovery, teenage love, romance, misfit, best friends, fall in love, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, milwaukee wisconsin, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
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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, 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 ⇓
27%
 4.9
 4K
Losin' It (1982)
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, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, coming of age, high school, virginity, loss of virginity, school, silly humor, couples, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 827
We the Party (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, dating, prom, teenage love, hip hop, youth, society, lifestyle, coming of age, sexual content, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, coming of age, teenage girl, teenage love, friendship, self discovery, female friendship, group of friends, letter, summer, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south carolina, greece, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, family relations, high school, teenage life, small town life, americana, bittersweet, youth, best friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, reflective, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, truck driver, bigamy, radio, love and romance, artists and showbiz, media, couples, family relations, social relations, small town life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 82K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: swinger, party, hollywood, starting over, friendship, buddies, clubbing, friends, dating, comedian, self esteem, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, bittersweet, eccentric family, love affair, self discovery, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 15K
Prom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As the big dance approaches for Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei and Tyler ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, prom, opposites attract, high school, friendship, unlikely couple, teenage life, wooing, teenager, love and romance, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 29K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, female friendship, friendship, best friends, small town, teenage life, friends, youth, adulthood, women, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 50K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, college, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teachers and students, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations, high school life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%