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Assassination of a High School President (2008)
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Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But as Bobby gets to know Paul's girlfriend, Francesca, he comes to realize he was wrong about Paul, so he sets out to unmask the true culprit.
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, talky, intense, suspense, clever, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, teenage life, high school life, teenager, mentor, teenagers, police investigation, teacher student relationship, conspiracy, youth, bookies, dishonesty, studying, drugs/alcohol, school dance, sexual content, social relations, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Assassination of a High School President

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, dialogue, storytelling, crime, investigation and mentor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Assassination of a High School President: The Good Student (2006), Fletch (1985), Mystery Team (2009), The Odds (2011), The Scenesters (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Good Student (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ally, a popular teen and local celebrity goes missing, her small suburban town erupts in panic.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, high school, police investigation, love and romance, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, dark humor, crimes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
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Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, contract killing, murder for hire, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
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Mystery Team (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, friendship, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, friends, crimes, farce, absurdism, strip club, bicycle, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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The Odds (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, investigation, murder, uncover truth, youth, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, suburbs, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, film within a film, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Dope (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, social relations, teenage life, gangsters, youth, adolescence, friendship, school, high school life, friends, high school student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, manipulations, obsessive love, uncover truth, seduction, fatal attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.7
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Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dark humor, mystery, social relations, disorder, family problems, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a California high school, a married teacher is the athletic coach and faculty advisor. He starts to have sex flings with his female students and eventually has to kill several of the girls to keep them quiet.
Style: psychological, sexy, cynical, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: high school, murder, teacher, infidelity, dark humor, investigation, teachers and students, youth, crime, crimes, serial killer, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
 7K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, friends, youth, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, police detective, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, salt lake city utah, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.0
 2K
Trixie (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Emily Watson stars as Trixie, an eccentric woman who aspires to quit her job as a security guard and become a private detective. However, comedy intervenes and the mess begins...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, cons and scams, fighting crime, love and romance, politics, dishonesty, murder, undercover, hospital, casino, mentor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Foreign Exchange (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four high school friends plan to ride out their senior year taking easy classes, including a program for housing foreign exchange students and eventually all attending Ohio State. Hurdles befall each of the four: grades, higher aspirations, love. Is ...
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, not serious, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, hardcase students, lifestyle, social relations, couples, sexual content, buddies, youth, love and romance, high school life, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.1
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Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: witty, feel good, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: misfit, friends, high school life, high school, teenage life, social misfits, teachers and students, bitch, best friends, youth, high school hunk, mean girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Perfect Score (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cons and scams, high school, heist, school, crimes, crime, cheating, teenage life, partners, friends, lifestyle, studying ...
Time: 2000s, future, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 101K
Super Troopers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police corruption, drug humor, marijuana, prank, crimes, small town, partners, drug dealing, dishonesty, buddies, police, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crime, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, femme fatale, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, high school life, teenager, teenage life, adolescence, high school student, friends, popularity, teenagers, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 96K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, murderous pair, high school, suicide, teenage life, teenage love, deadly, suicide attempt, insanity, murder, sociopath, poisoning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, offbeat, psychological, clever ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, deadly, danger, femme fatale, journalism, dangerous attraction, who done it, obsession, switching roles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Crime Is Our Business (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: murder, family relations, odd couple, private detective, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, deadly, partners, master and servant, amateur detective, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hostile Makeover (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lacey Smithsonian is a stylish journalist who works as a television reporter. When interviewing a prestigious fashion designer Amanda Manville, it confesses that receives death threats from someone. Everything is complicated when the artist is shot ...
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, partners, false accusation, celebrity culture, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, fashion, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Get a Clue (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A rich kid and her friends investigate the disappearance of one of her teachers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: amateur detective, unlikely couple, missing person, child as adult, investigation, high school, best friends, youth, teenage love, riddles and clues, journalism, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, clever, humorous, biting ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, blackmail, film critic, manipulation, crimes, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, hollywood, who done it, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 198K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: teen sex comedy, not serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, when the parents are away, teenager, drugs/alcohol, youth, friends, popularity, student, buddies, looking for sex, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: intellectual, humorous, realistic, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, twins, road trip, twin brother, crime, crimes, siblings relations, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
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Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, goofy hero, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, media, amateur detective, journalism, crimes, dishonesty, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, satire, crimes, social differences, uncover truth, social climbing, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%