Movies like The Jerk Theory

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The Jerk Theory (2009)
 5.6
 3K
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school, singer, dating, fall in love, romance, american football player, love and romance, youth, couple relations, wooing, high school life, teenage life, society, couples, friends, lifestyle, dog, dinosaur, party, football player, rock band, saint, kiss, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Jerk Theory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, youth, romance, teenage life, high school, teenage love and teenager mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Jerk Theory: Prom (2011), A Cinderella Story (2004), 10 Things I Hate About You (2009), She's All That (1999), Picture This (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, prom, high school, teenage life, fountain, single parent, waitress, high school life, love and romance, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cinderella story, fall in love, high school, opposites attract, teenage life, love and romance, youth, teenager, romance, high school hunk, school dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, opposites attract, unlikely couple, overprotective parent, battle of the sexes, siblings relations, high school life, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 76K
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, humorous, sentimental, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: cinderella story, high school life, teenage love, social misfits, love and romance, teenager, bet, romance, fall in love, young lovers, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school, nightlife, high school hunk, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, school, adolescence vs adulthood, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, witty, romantic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen comedy ...
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, high school, teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, high school life, teenage life, wooing, youth, party, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, couple relations, high school hunk, friends, buddies, music, love and romance, prom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, school, orphan, siblings relations, love affair, youth, romance, cinderella ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 50K
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, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, happy ending, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 10K
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: semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, youth, celebrity, artists and showbiz, couples, school dance, hotshot hero, celebrity culture, beach, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, michigan, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, semi serious, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenager, love and romance, fall in love, youth, teenage love, romance, girl next door, lifestyle, high school, teenage life, pornography, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, cambodia, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, hip hop, cheerleader, opposites attract, romance, social differences, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, youth, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, love triangle, teenage life, romance, fairy, underdog, falling in love, theatre play, theatre group, high school life, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this modern telling of the classic tale, aspiring singer Katie Gibbs falls for the new boy at her performing arts high school. But Katie's wicked stepmother and stepsister are scheming to crush her dream before she can sing her way into his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, pre-teens, date night, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, follow your dream, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz, musician's life, family, romance, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
High School Musical (2006)
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, basketball, teenage life, couple relations, music, teenager, follow your dream, clique, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: cheerleader, teenager, teenage love, love and romance, friends, unlikely couple, fall in love, high school, popular girl, popularity, couple relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 60K
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, realistic, humorous, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, first sex, teenage life, love and romance, youth, high school, first love, fall in love, romance, friendship, teenagers, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: social misfits, teenage love, high school, romance, wooing, high school life, teenage life, nothing goes right, love and romance, misfit, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.1
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, high school, coming of age, friendship, americana, fish out of water, prom, self discovery, college, suburbs, college life, romance ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, unlikely partners, introspection, romance, sport, american football, looking for love, couples, social relations, friends, athlete's life, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, womanizer, high school life, revenge, high school, popularity, basketball, romance, wooing, manipulation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Getting That Girl (2011)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, epic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, love triangle, teenage love, romance, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, teenage daughter, school life, sociopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, bad taste humour, idiotic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, obsessive quest, nightlife, unlikely couple, teenage life, one night, fall in love, youth, romance, teenager, ex couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, country club, young lovers, music, youth, friends, ambition, golf, buddies, romance, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, music, rock, music band, resort, friendship, romance, desire for fame, teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, best friends, romance, musician's life, teenage love, teenage life, suburbs, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, groupie ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, high school life, wooing, school, couples, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 147K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage love, opposites attract, fashion, couples, teenage life, high school life, youth, popularity, love and romance, coming of age, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, summer camp, camp, rivalry, musician's life, ambition, contests and competitions, friendship, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Slightly Single in L.A. (2013)
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: clubbing, looking for love, hollywood, singleness, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, love triangle, couples, dating, rivalry, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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