Movies like American Graffiti

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American Graffiti (1973)
 7.5
 72K
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sincere, surprise ending, harsh, talky, reflective ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: radio, small town, friendship, car race, coming of age, car, coming-of-age, radio station, love at first sight, vandalism, robbery, airplane, innocence lost, americana, radio dj, first love, dating, party, oldies, buddies, rock, farewell, car breakdown, child, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 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 sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, friends, teenage life, runaway and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like American Graffiti: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Baby It's You (1983), Calendar Girl (1993), The Breakfast Club (1985), Dazed and Confused (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: marijuana, drag racing, hippie, student protest, police brutality, faked death, oldies, buddies, rock, rebelliousness, new year's eve, pot smoking ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, california, usa, mine, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, sexual, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, high school life, teacher, innocence lost, shopping mall, irreverence, stoner, drug humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, college, coming of age, high school, innocence lost, forbidden love, unlikely couple, college life, romance, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, on the road, summer, party, beach, calendar, marijuana, tattoo, friendship, chase, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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: realistic, talky, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, adolescence, stoners, adolescence vs adulthood, teenager, friendship, marijuana, coming-of-age, teacher, small town, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, teenager, vacation, coming of age, loneliness, shyness, coming-of-age, job, bicycle, neighbor, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, vietnam war, coming of age, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, human nature, idealism, innocence lost, introspection, rebelliousness, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: california, asia, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: radio, small town, radio show, small town life, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, artists and showbiz, love and romance, media, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nebraska, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, coming-of-age, virgin, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, high school, best friends, looking for sex, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, beach, surfing, friendship, buddies, family life, youth, family relations, friends, custody, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 7K
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, vengeance, cons and scams, hostility, friends, uninhibited rivalry, adultery, revenge, salesman, volkswagen beetle, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 7K
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: road movie, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: young lovers, male bonding, surprise party, airplane, trip, skydiving, friendship, coming of age, buddies, on the road, obsessive quest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: talky, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, buddies, small town life, teenage life, americana, youth, friends, best friends, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, violence, youth, buddies, love, marriage, veteran, looking for love, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, innocence lost, high school student, high school graduation, high school life, suburban life, teenage life, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 7K
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, single parent, homecoming, erection, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, romance, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 354
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: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: cruising, disco, roller coaster, amusement park, hot rod, city life, innocence lost, pinball machine, nightlife, teenage life, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, bowling, abortion, buddies, young lovers, small town life, love and romance, youth, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 17K
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: clever, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, bet, buddies, introspection, couple relations, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, americana, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 64K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, record store, slumber party, teenage love, love, romance, prom, family, cult, social differences, outcast ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, grandmother, aunt, coming of age, brothers, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 6K
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, public humiliation, blow up doll, school, prank, parents and children, overweight child, overweight man, romance, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.5
 828
Palo Alto, CA (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: thanksgiving, college, college life, small town life, coming of age, small town, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, reunion, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, beach, best friends, romance, young lovers, boyfriend, summer, couple relations, looking for love, looking for sex, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 75K
Dope (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, geek, youth, social relations, teenager, high school student, high school life, gangsters, crime, adolescence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Palm Springs Weekend (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harred, stressful police chief. Jim's bumbling ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: resort, spring break, chase, opposites attract, friendship, love triangle, college life, buddies, looking for love, romance, teenage love, beach ...
Time: 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 454K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, small town life, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, reputation, virgin, teacher, coming of age, teenager, on the road, best friends, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%