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The Jerk Theory (2009)
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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, high school, fall in love, dating, singer, high school life, wooing, teenage life, youth, friends, couple relations, love and romance, society, couples, lifestyle, romance, dog, dinosaur, party, football player, rock band, saint, singing, kiss, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, high school, youth, romance, teenage life, teenage love and teenager mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Jerk Theory: She's All That (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (2009), Prom (2011), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), A Cinderella Story (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 77K
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, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, bet, fall in love, cinderella story, social misfits, teenager, youth, teenage life, misfit, young lovers, teen romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, sweet, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, opposites attract, unlikely couple, teenage life, love and romance, youth, fall in love, battle of the sexes, romance, overprotective parent, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 14K
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, prom, friendship, high school, wooing, couples, teenage life, single parent, waitress, fountain, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, romantic, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, fall in love, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, boyfriend, party, couples, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, high school hunk, couple relations, prom, friends, buddies, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romantic, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, fall in love, high school, opposites attract, cinderella, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, youth, high school hunk, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 9K
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school, nightlife, wooing, high school hunk, school, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: pornography, teenager, first love, fall in love, youth, love and romance, teenage love, lifestyle, sexual attraction, couple relations, dream come true, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, cambodia, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.8
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, unlikely couple, high school life, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 51K
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: feel good, light, humorous, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, best friends, youth, high school life, friends, coming of age, parents and children, happy ending, friendship, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, youth, young lovers, ambition, country club, love and romance, buddies, teenage life, follow your dream, music, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, hip hop, opposites attract, lifestyle, social differences, fish out of water, dishonesty, couples, cliche, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, high school, teenage love, friends, social relations, high school life, youth, charity, rock, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 3K
Undiscovered (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, musician's life, friendship, music band, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, actor's life, rock, love triangle, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, looking for love, teenage life, family problems, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 587
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, loss of virginity, youth, teenage life, looking for sex, teenage love, romance, sexual relations, lifestyle, high school life, coming of age, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: feel good, romantic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage life, teenage love, love and romance, school, siblings relations, orphan, youth, cinderella, pop star, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, couples, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.1
 3K
Stay Cool (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, social relations, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, prom, friends, artists and showbiz, disorder, teenage life, hometown, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: nothing goes right, misfit, high school life, teenage love, teenage life, wooing, disorder, romance, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
50%
Comeback Season (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: First Down. Second Chance. Skylar is a star quarterback of his football team. He's got the skills, the looks, and the girls. His next-door neighbor, Walter (Liotta) is a loving husband, good father and all-round decent family man. When their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, unlikely partners, infidelity, sport team, friends, renewed love, social relations, youth, romance, athlete's life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 3K
Satisfaction (1988)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, music, friendship, romance, coming of age, artists and showbiz, youth, clubbing, rock, teenage love, fall in love, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, lifestyle, teenage life, musician's life, best friends, romance, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 959
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, americana, friendship, prom, fish out of water, coming of age, high school, self discovery, youth, friends, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, not serious, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenager, teenage love, cheerleader, friends, love and romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, high school, popular girl, popularity, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while ...
Style: funny, feel good, exciting, idiotic, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, nightlife, obsessive quest, unlikely couple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, one night, ex couple relations, romance, teenager, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
No Small Affair (1984)
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenager, photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, fall in love, teenage life, nightclub, singer, sex, happy ending, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, romance, thirtysomething life, falling in love, valentine's day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 5K
Heart & Soul (1985)
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: high school, first love, youth, teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, college life, small town, fall in love, small town life, buddies, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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