Movies like Boys 1996

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Boys (1996)
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Boys (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fed up with boarding school and frustrated with the way others have planned his life, John Baker Jr. wants a change -- anything to shake up his staid routine. The moment arrives when he stumbles upon a woman, Patty Vare, unconscious in a field. Deciding to risk it, John takes her to his dorm to look after her, much to the disapproval of his friends. John's decision proves fateful as he and Patty grow close to one another. However, she may be keeping secrets from him.
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, romantic, intense, sentimental, serious, realistic, visually appealing, surreal, weird ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, amnesia, romance, teenage life, teenager, secret, friendship, lifestyle, boarding school, rescue, teenagers, police investigation, school, high school, jungle, youth, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, on the run, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, feel good and romantic films with plots about youth, coming of age, romance, love and romance, teenage life, teenager and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Boys: You Are Not Alone (1978), Keith (2008), How to Deal (2003), Paper Towns (2015), Dakota Skye (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, couples, friends, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teenagers, teen romance, teenage life, high school, terminal illness, romance, love, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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67%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, youth, rise to the top, lifestyle, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenager, romance, love and romance, youth, fall in love, looking for love, friendship, society, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
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Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: emotional, exciting, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenagers, teenage boy, adolescence, teenager, adventure, friendship, youth, love and romance, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Dakota Skye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, melancholic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, lie, teen angst, self discovery, self acceptance, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, true love, romance, first love, fall in love, teen romance, terminal illness, teenage life, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, africa, uganda, kenya, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love triangle, terminal illness, romance, social differences, teenage life, youth, couples, rich and poor, fall in love, coming of age, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, teenager, friends, love and romance, philosophy, high school, slacker, painting, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, first sex, first love, high school, youth, love and romance, virgin, romance, virginity, teenagers, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, youth, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, young lovers, romance, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bringing Rain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: BRINGING RAIN is the story of boarding school students that have suffered a scarring accident. Stuck together for the last month of school, they are faced with either dealing with the reality of the damage done, or drifting off into isolated ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, romance, youth, boarding school, isolation, teenage life, school, life is a bitch, transsexual, gender, music, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, friends, human nature, addiction, contests and competitions, lifestyle, family relations, fall in love, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, first love, high school, friendship, high school life, suicide, teenagers, teenager, hopes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, first love, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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Mad Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, melancholic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, high school, mental institution, teenage love, lovers on the run, opposites attract, teen angst, suicide attempt, romance, teenage life, couples, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa, latin america, mexico, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
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The Lifeguard (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenager, lifeguard, sex with teenager, swimming pool, youth, teenage love, love affair, couples, romance, childhood, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, prom, high school hunk, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, buddies, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, modern day adaptation, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, teen romance, teenager, youth, love and romance, teenage love, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 33K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, sad, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, teenager, love and romance, teenage love, fighting illness, dying, youth, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, family relations, friends, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couple relations, couples, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, road trip ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, fall in love, self discovery, friends, prom, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 83K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage life, teenage love, youth, teen romance, love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, estrangement, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, forbidden love, city life, teenage life, urban, racism, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, teenage love, americana ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, high school, coming of age, tomboy, high school dance, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, romance, partners, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenager, youth, teenage life, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, adolescence, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%