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The Jerk Theory (2009)
 5.5
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The Jerk Theory (2009)
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, high school, dating, high school life, wooing, teenage life, romance, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, singer, youth, friends, love and romance, society, dog, dinosaur, football, party, football player, rock band, saint, singing, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, youth, teenage life, teenage love, high school, romance and teenager mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Jerk Theory: Picture This (2008), 10 Things I Hate About You (2009), Prom (2011), The Girl Next Door (2004), She's All That (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
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Picture This (2008)
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school hunk, wooing, high school, lifestyle, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, nightlife, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
10 Things I Hate About You (2009)
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: humorous, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, teenage life, high school, fall in love, youth, battle of the sexes, romance, overprotective parent, social awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, prom, friendship, unlikely couple, teenage life, high school, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, wooing, teenager, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: sexy, funny, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, pornography, youth, fall in love, sexual attraction, porn star, love and romance, first love, teenage love, lifestyle, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, cambodia, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.9
 81K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, teenager, bet, romance, opposites attract, teen romance, cinderella story, youth, high school life, social misfits, prom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, prom, couples, couple relations, friends, buddies, high school hunk, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Cinderella Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Montgomery is a tomboyish, unpopular girl at school. She has been text messaging a somebody named Nomad for a few months and he asks her to meet him at the Halloween dance at 11:00 in the middle of the dance floor. The only problem is, she must ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, high school, fall in love, cinderella, teenager, opposites attract, teenage life, youth, love and romance, happy ending, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, humorous, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenage life, teenager, youth, teenage love, romance, love and romance, high school life, boyfriend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.7
 17K
Get Over It (2001)
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, fall in love, unlikely couple, high school life, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 13K
Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, rock, hopes, high school life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
High School Musical 2 (2007)
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, love and romance, youth, ambition, country club, teenage life, buddies, follow your dream, music, romance, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, teenage love, high school life, basketball, revenge, popularity, high school, romance, wooing, cheating, manipulation, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, humorous, feel good, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, school, love and romance, high school life, best friends, coming of age, youth, wooing, couples, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 53K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, best friends, love and romance, happy ending, high school life, friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, fall in love, disorder, teenage life, couples, wooing, youth, high school, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 12K
StarStruck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go an an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each ...
Style: romantic, light, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, teenage life, celebrity, artists and showbiz, youth, happy ending, paparazzi, school dance, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, michigan, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 64K
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, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, first sex, teenage life, first love, virgin, youth, high school, love and romance, fall in love, love, teenagers, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Fall in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach - she happens to be his high school crush as well. Thanks to his coach, he gets a pretty woman he has his sights on for some time, but realizes ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: accountant, true love, physical appearance, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, teaching the ways of the world, meaningful kiss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Another Cinderella Story (2008)
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: romantic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage life, teenage love, cinderella, love and romance, pop star, school, siblings relations, rags to riches, orphan, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, fall in love, opposites attract, lifestyle, fish out of water, social differences, dishonesty, couples, youth, cons and scams, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Inge Is Dancing (2013)
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, desire for fame, friends, ambition, teenage life, romance, artists and showbiz, music, teenage love, high school, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mitchie can't wait to go back to Camp Rock and spend the summer making new music with her friends and superstar Shane Gray. But the slick new camp across the lake, Camp Star, has drummed up some serious competition — featuring newcomers Luke ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, summer camp, teenage life, camp, music band, rivalry, musician's life, ambition, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 994
Book of Love (1990)
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, friendship, high school, fish out of water, americana, youth, fall in love, self discovery, friends, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: romance, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, win over, youth, high school, wooing, love and romance, social misfits, teenage love, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A valedictorian's declaration of love for a high-school cheerleader launches a night of revelry, reflection and romance for a group of graduating seniors.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenager, friends, unlikely couple, cheerleader, opposites attract, popularity, popular girl, fall in love, graduation, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 9K
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, society, looking for love, teenage life, fall in love, family problems, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, valentine's day, lifestyle, fall in love, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, couple relations, couples, romance, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.7
 629
Joy of Sex (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, loss of virginity, looking for sex, youth, teenage life, teenage love, wooing, high school life, lifestyle, sexual relations, power relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 3K
Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, lifestyle, musician's life, romance, teenage life, teenage love, best friends, music band, suburbs, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bart Got a Room (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone is searching for love in director Brian Hecker's semi-autobiographical story. Danny Stein, a high school senior at the bottom of the social food chain, needs a prom date. As a cause of anxiety for Danny, Bart Beeber, the nerdiest guy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, love and romance, teenage love, wooing, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, looking for sex, teenage life, youth, underdog, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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