Movies like The Jerk Theory

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The Jerk Theory
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring recording artist, Adam, is burned by a bad relationship experience and decides that if women won't respond to the "nice guy" then he'll be "the jerk." This is wildly successful with meaningless relationships, but when Adam meets and falls for Molly, who doesn"t fall for his jerk routine, Adam is forced to reconsider his dating philosophy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, youth, couple relations, singer, dating, wooing, high school life, teenage life, society, couples, friends, american football player, lifestyle, manners, body paint, saint, telephone number, mascot, ex girlfriend, basketball game, rappelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about love and romance, romance, youth, high school, couples, teenage love and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Jerk Theory: Prom (2011), 10 Things I Hate About You (2009), Picture This (2008), Get Over It (2001), Another Cinderella Story (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Prom
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, prom, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, friends, waitress, single parent, fountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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10 Things I Hate About You
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Outspoken Kat Stratford couldn't be less like her sister, super sweet, yet kinda conformist Bianca. The only things they seem to have in common are being new at school and their overprotective dad.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, siblings relations, teenage love, sitcom, romance, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Picture This
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, high school life, romance, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, school, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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System:   71%
    User:   57%
 
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Get Over It
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, romance, teenager, love triangle, teenagers, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, stereotypes, shakespeare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Another Cinderella Story
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, orphan, cinderella story, romance, love and romance, youth, siblings relations, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, celebrity, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Heart & Soul
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, college, buddies, young lovers, romance, small town, opposites attract, friendship, school, teenage love, wooing, first love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
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Plot: high school, music, romance, dancing, teenager, dance, couple relations, disney, hip hop, teenage love, high school life, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa
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System:   58%
    User:   100%
 
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Book of Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: John Twiller takes down his high school yearbook and begins to reminiscence about that time he first moved into the neighborhood in 1956. His teenage self, Jack is obsessed with Lily one of the more popular girls around. The sole obstacle is Angelo, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, college, self discovery, high school, college life, suburbs, coming of age, romance, teenage life, love and romance, youth, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
Love on the Side
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Small town waitress Eve Stuckley is stuck. She has spent years pining for testosterone saturate local hunk Jeff Sweeney and yearns to escape from the Hog-Chow Diner she runs. Just when Eve finally decides to pursue her man, drop dead gorgeous Linda ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
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    User:   48%
 
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How to Deal
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
10 Things I Hate About You
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: high school, romance, shakespeare, opposites attract, teenager, teacher, school, geek, single father, deception, friendship, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   75%
 
High School Musical 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy (Zac Efron) is thrilled when he’s offered a job in a country club, but it’s all part of Sharpay’s (Ashley Tisdale) plot to lure him away from Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens). ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: music, romance, high school, buddies, dancing, disney, dance, young lovers, hip hop, resort, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: friendship, dancing, dance, coming of age, vengeance, teenager, high school, contests and competitions, hip hop, competition, follow your dream, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
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No Small Affair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, teenager, obsession, high school, rock, love, young lovers, nightclub, teenage love, coming-of-age, teacher ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
Boys Over Flowers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, friendship, high school, teenage love, romance, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, social relations, coming of age, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
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Satisfaction
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, friendship, romance, coming of age, resort, rock, music band, teenager, rock and roll, desire for fame, high school, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
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System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
Slightly Single in L.A.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dale Squire is a hip, quirky, independent single gal living in the glossy city of Los Angeles. After several failed attempts in quasi-relationships, Dale concludes that finding a meaningful relationship in L.A. is impossible. But being anti-social ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, hollywood, singleness, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, love triangle, couples, clubbing, dating, wedding, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
Getting That Girl
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When East Coast teen Mandy Meyers moves to Los Angeles with her family, she's thrown into the fast life at McDermott High, where the pretty girls rule the school and two very different guys want to date her.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, epic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, teenage love, romance, high school life, high school, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, kissing in the rain, teenage daughter, school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
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System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
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Seven Minutes in Heaven
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, romance, teenage life, when the parents are away, love and romance, love triangle, youth, teenager, coming of age, friends, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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Ceremony
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sam Davis convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker. However, it soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with his ex, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, drugs/alcohol, wooing, romance, beach, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, party, buddies, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
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Formula 17
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: More interested in romance than sex, "Formula 17" swoons with youthful innocence. Naive country-boy Tien-Tsai travels to Taipei, where his quest to lose his virginity is impeded by his insistence on finding true love first. The film's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexual
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: city life, best friends, romance, buddies, high school, gays and lesbians, urban, friendship, young lovers, coming of age, virgin, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan, taipei
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System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
Kiss the Bride
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's surprised - especially that Ryan is marrying ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, fall in love, family life, romance, best friends, buddies, gays and lesbians, unlikely couple, friendship, young lovers, battle of the sexes, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
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Carolina
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carolina is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Mika Boorem, Randy Quaid, and Jennifer Coolidge. Lisa Sheridan has a cameo role in the film, and Barbara Eden has the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, couple relations, looking for love, love triangle, eccentric family, love and romance, couples, family relations, best friends, wooing, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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High School Musical
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school, music, teenager, basketball, happy ending, follow your dream, dancing, disney, hip hop, dance, high school life, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
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System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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What Love Is
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's Valentine's Day and Tomhas big plans. He's about to get engaged and has a surprise party planned to share the good news with friends. But things take a turn for the worse. Tom returns home only to discover his girlfriend has ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: bar, battle of the sexes, couple relations, romance, friendship, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness, wooing, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, gender ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
When Inge Is Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The ambitious punk rocker Max and the eco-activist Inge cannot stand each other, ever since Max publicly exposed her by singing the offensive song "When Inge is Dancing" in front of the whole school. But for Max and his classmates Fabio, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, rock, romance, high school, teenage love, teenage life, music, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
The Break-Up Artist
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman who gets paid to break people up is forced to become a matchmaker when some new competition muscles her out of the break-up business. Now, in order to save her company (and keep her high-priced wardrobe) she'll have to rely on her old ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, wooing, romance, breakup, love and romance, couple relations, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace, couples, win over, career change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
Christian Mingle
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young, modern single woman enters the world of online dating looking for an instant soul mate.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, christian film
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, love and romance, society, couple relations, singleness, religions or cults, fall in love, couples, dating, advertising executive, career woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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System:   51%
    User:   60%
 

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Story: Wendell, a neurotic, aimless twentysomething, struggles to figure out which girl he really belongs with: Joanna, the best girl he's ever known, or Vicky, the worst. His friend, Dave, helps him sort through his thoughts as Wendell discovers not ...
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