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Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Accepted (2006)

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. (Read More)

Themes:education,  bullying,  theft,  fear,  drinking,  money,  love
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:bully,  thief,  photographer,  student,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:college student,  fraternity house,  princeton university,  yale university,  harvard university,  wilhelm scream,  college tuition,  college entrance,  college dean,  college campus,  beer keg,  woman in bikini,  apple computer,  video camera,  boy with glasses,  theme party,  costume party,  attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,  setting off a sprinkler system,  reference to pocahontas,  breaking through wall,  based on urban legend,  hot dog costume,  glee club,  attention deficit disorder,  sat test,  weiner,  anti gay,  halfpipe,  shoe salesman,  inkblot,  architectural model,  electro shock,  pogo stick,  kosher,  sprinkler system,  high school prom,  adhd,  trombone,  croquet,  shrimp,  wood carving,  generation y,  fake id,  hearing,  lawn mower,  driver's license,  fire alarm,  high school graduation,  renovation,  body paint,  reference to albert einstein,  sushi,  spit,  scholarship,  strait jacket,  immaturity,  mailbox,  hazing,  mail,  fraternity,  trailer home,  urban legend,  crutches,  playing pool,  website,  ohio,  handshake,  telepathy,  mannequin,  sexual harassment,  billiards,  meditation,  football player,  skateboarding,  anxiety,  rejection,  remote control,  shoes,  scam,  skateboard,  american football,  fraud,  breaking and entering,  disco,  black american,  cia,  class,  uncle nephew relationship,  university,  scream,  product placement,  fired from the job,  binoculars,  photography,  man with glasses,  montage,  band,  bra,  flashlight,  teenage boy,  classroom,  college,  bathroom,  beer,  letter,  bikini,  drink,  camera,  computer,  mirror,  motorcycle,  food,  high school,  swimming pool,  song,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  masturbation,  sex

Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charlie Bartlett (2007)

Although cheerful, friendly, intelligent, well-dressed, authentic and wealthy, Charlie Bartlett has problems. With his father gone and his mother loopy and clueless, he's been expelled from every private school for his victimless crimes. Now he's in a public school getting punched out daily by the school thug. He ever longs to be popular - the go-to guy - and the true crux of his troubles is that he invariably finds the means to this end, whatever that might be. At Western Summit High, he makes peace with his tormentor by going into business with him - listening to kids' problems and selling them prescription drugs. Charlie's a hit, but attraction to Susan (daughter of the school's laissez-faire principal), new security cameras on campus, a student's overdose, and Charlie's open world view all converge to get him in serious trouble. Can this self-made physician possibly heal himself and just be a kid? (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  drinking,  money
Characters:bully,  student,  teacher,  singer
Story:attention deficit disorder,  fake id,  driver's license,  football player,  remote control,  skateboard,  american football,  fraud,  class,  fired from the job,  man with glasses,  montage,  band,  teenage boy,  classroom,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  high school,  swimming pool,  song,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:hospital
Characters:teacher,  teenager
Story:college campus,  high school prom,  generation y,  high school graduation,  handshake,  black american,  class,  fired from the job,  montage,  bra,  teenage boy,  classroom,  beer,  drink,  computer,  high school,  swimming pool,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite, lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro, snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley.

Themes:bullying
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  photographer,  student,  boy,  singer
Story:boy with glasses,  generation y,  football player,  rejection,  american football,  class,  uncle nephew relationship,  photography,  teenage boy,  classroom,  camera,  computer,  food,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Orange County (2002) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy, Drama

Orange County (2002)

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  money
Characters:teacher,  boy
Story:college student,  yale university,  college entrance,  sat test,  high school graduation,  meditation,  skateboard,  teenage boy,  college,  beer,  letter,  drink,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage girl,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:student,  singer
Story:college campus,  video camera,  theme party,  mailbox,  mail,  playing pool,  skateboard,  montage,  bra,  college,  bathroom,  beer,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  motorcycle,  song,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  mother son relationship,  sex,  masturbation

City Island (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

City Island (2009)

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking
Characters:thief,  student,  teenager
Story:college student,  apple computer,  video camera,  scholarship,  website,  remote control,  class,  teenage boy,  college,  bathroom,  drink,  food,  high school,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Juno (2007)
Comedy, Drama

Juno (2007)

A tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high-school junior in Minnesota, discovers she's pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the PennySaver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Will Juno's plan work, can she improvise, and what about Bleeker? (Read More)

Themes:bullying
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:bully,  student,  teacher,  singer,  teenager
Story:wilhelm scream,  high school prom,  mailbox,  class,  montage,  band,  teenage boy,  classroom,  bathroom,  computer,  high school,  song,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  sex

Dazed And Confused (1993) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Dazed And Confused (1993)

It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.

Themes:drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  student,  teacher,  singer,  teenager
Story:beer keg,  mailbox,  hazing,  class,  teenage boy,  classroom,  beer,  drink,  high school,  song,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  party,  singing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking,  money
Characters:thief,  teacher
Story:princeton university,  video camera,  sushi,  remote control,  shoes,  scream,  bra,  beer,  letter,  bikini,  drink,  computer,  food,  swimming pool,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Eurotrip (2004)
Comedy

Eurotrip (2004)

Ohio high school student Scott Thomas is a good student and nice guy - albeit a little predictable - who is about to graduate and go into pre-med. He is unceremoniously dumped by his whorish girlfriend Fiona on graduation day. Among the people he turns to in his hour of despair is his German pen pal, Mike. Scott and Mike seem to have a special connection. After Mike makes advances to Scott now that he and Fiona are not seeing each other, Scott abruptly sends Mike a message saying he never wants to hear from him again. However, Scott learns shorty thereafter that Mike is actually a beautiful girl named Mieke. By this time, Mieke has blocked his messages. Thinking that Mieke is actually who he was meant to be with, Scott, impulsively for a change, decides to go to Berlin to be with her. Along for the ride is Scott's best friend, the girl crazy Cooper Harris. They manage only to get a flight into London, and thus have to make their way from London to Berlin. Along the way in Paris, they run into their high school friends, twins Jenny and Jamie, who are backpacking through Europe. Scott and Cooper consider them the most mismatched twins ever, Jamie who is a walking encyclopedia, and Jenny a girl who they treat as just one of the guys. As the four try to make their way to Berlin, they run into a few obstacles and few adventures. Scott hopes that all these problems are worth it when he has his much hyped in his mind meeting with Mieke. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking,  money,  love
Characters:thief,  student,  boy,  singer
Story:college student,  video camera,  high school graduation,  ohio,  sexual harassment,  disco,  uncle nephew relationship,  montage,  band,  teenage boy,  bathroom,  beer,  bikini,  drink,  camera,  computer,  high school,  swimming pool,  song,  cell phone,  party,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  masturbation

Elizabethtown (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Elizabethtown (2005)

After causing a loss of almost one billion dollars in his company, the shoe designer Drew Baylor decides to commit suicide. However, in the exact moment of his act of despair, he receives a phone call from his sister telling him that his beloved father had just died in Elizabethtown, and he should bring him back since his mother had problem with the relatives of his father. He travels in an empty red eye flight and meets the attendant Claire Colburn, who changes his view and perspective of life. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  love
Characters:boy,  singer
Story:sprinkler system,  scholarship,  rejection,  remote control,  shoes,  uncle nephew relationship,  fired from the job,  band,  bathroom,  drink,  computer,  food,  song,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

Detroit Rock City (1999) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians.

Themes:theft,  drinking,  money
Characters:thief,  student,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:reference to albert einstein,  disco,  class,  band,  teenage boy,  classroom,  bathroom,  drink,  high school,  song,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect same-sex relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay-at-home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni (conceived by Nic) and Laser (by Jules). Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat reluctantly, she does. He is late thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done and, although they don't want Paul infiltrating their lives, want to meet him - especially as Joni and Laser seem to want to maintain some sort of relationship with him. As Paul's relationship with the entire family grows (which includes his hi… (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle
Characters:singer,  teenager
Story:college campus,  video camera,  skateboarding,  remote control,  skateboard,  black american,  fired from the job,  man with glasses,  montage,  bra,  teenage boy,  college,  bathroom,  drink,  computer,  motorcycle,  food,  song,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  singing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Family, Music

School Of Rock (2003)

Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. (Read More)

Themes:education,  drinking
Characters:student,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:boy with glasses,  class,  fired from the job,  montage,  band,  classroom,  drink,  computer,  food,  high school,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Comedy, Romance

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking,  love
Characters:thief,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:wilhelm scream,  shrimp,  man with glasses,  montage,  bra,  teenage boy,  college,  bathroom,  beer,  bikini,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  motorcycle,  song,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  singing,  sex,  masturbation

The Squid And The Whale (2005) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy, Drama

The Squid And The Whale (2005)

In 1986, In Brooklyn, New York, the dysfunctional family of pseudo intellectuals composed by the university professor Bernard and the prominent writer Joan split. Bernard is a selfish, cheap and jealous decadent writer that rationalizes every attitude in his family and life and does not accept "philistines" - people that do not read books or watch movies, while the unfaithful Joan is growing as a writer and has no problems with "philistines". Their sons, the teenager Walt and the boy Frank, feel the separation and take side: Walt stays with Bernard, and Frank with Joan, and both are affected with abnormal behaviors. Frank drinks booze and smears with sperm the books in the library and a locker in the dress room of his school. The messed-up and insecure Walt uses Roger Water's song "Hey You" in a festival as if it was of his own, and breaks up with his girlfriend Sophie. Meanwhile Joan has an affair with Frank's tennis teacher Ivan and Bernard with his student Lili. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:student,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:class,  university,  bra,  teenage boy,  classroom,  bathroom,  beer,  letter,  drink,  mirror,  food,  high school,  song,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  masturbation,  sex

Varsity Blues (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Varsity Blues (1999)

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. "Varsity Blues" explores our obsession with sports and how teenage athletes respond to the extraordinary pressures places on them. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:thief,  student,  teacher,  boy
Story:boy with glasses,  scholarship,  football player,  american football,  class,  man with glasses,  bra,  teenage boy,  classroom,  beer,  drink,  high school,  teenage girl,  party,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Old School (2003)
Comedy

Old School (2003)

Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to let go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  love
Characters:singer
Story:college student,  fraternity house,  college campus,  immaturity,  hazing,  fraternity,  university,  man with glasses,  college,  bathroom,  swimming pool,  party,  singing,  explosion

The Invention Of Lying (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Invention Of Lying (2009)

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? (Read More)

Themes:theft,  fear,  drinking,  money
Locations:hospital
Characters:bully,  thief,  boy
Story:hazing,  anxiety,  rejection,  remote control,  breaking and entering,  fired from the job,  man with glasses,  montage,  beer,  drink,  computer,  cell phone,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  masturbation,  sex

Sing Street (2016) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Sing Street (2016)

This is the beginning of the eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music, as the brand-new concept of the music video appears on television for the first time. However, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother while dealing with the hostile environment in his new public school. And then one day, he sees her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion and big, dark eyes; an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of his school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. But who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? That's easy. He would form a band. Surprisingly, with every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In the end, before a sea of opportunities lying ahead of them, what will the future hold for a brave love like this? (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  drinking,  love
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:video camera,  high school prom,  disco,  montage,  band,  teenage boy,  drink,  mirror,  motorcycle,  song,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  singing,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

21 & Over (2013)
Comedy

21 & Over (2013)

When Straight-A college student Jeff Chang's two best friends take him out for his 21st birthday on the night before an important medical school interview, what was supposed to be a quick beer becomes a night of humiliation, over indulgence and utter debauchery.

Characters:student
Story:college student,  college campus,  beer keg,  hazing,  university,  college,  beer,  cell phone,  party,  father son relationship,  masturbation

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle
Characters:teacher
Story:apple computer,  sushi,  shoes,  class,  montage,  teenage boy,  classroom,  drink,  camera,  computer,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  masturbation

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)
Comedy, Drama

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Themes:drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:boy
Story:apple computer,  black american,  class,  montage,  teenage boy,  classroom,  college,  letter,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  food,  high school,  song,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  singing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  masturbation

The Sessions (2012) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Sessions (2012)

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:boy,  singer
Story:college student,  anxiety,  fired from the job,  man with glasses,  bra,  teenage boy,  college,  beer,  drink,  food,  song,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  masturbation,  sex

Hesher (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  teacher,  singer
Story:remote control,  breaking and entering,  class,  uncle nephew relationship,  teenage boy,  classroom,  beer,  drink,  food,  high school,  swimming pool,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  masturbation

Election (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Election (1999)

Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues. (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:student,  teacher,  teenager
Story:sprinkler system,  spit,  football player,  fired from the job,  teenage boy,  high school,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  party,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)
Comedy, Family

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  fear
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  photographer,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:wilhelm scream,  boy with glasses,  american football,  class,  flashlight,  teenage boy,  classroom,  camera,  computer,  mirror,  song,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Revenge Of The Nerds (1984) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Revenge Of The Nerds (1984)

When lovable nerds Gilbert and Lewis embark on their freshman year at Adams College, little do they realize the dangers that await them. They are beset by taunting from the jocks of Alpha Beta fraternity, which only worsens when the jocks accidentally burn down their house and toss the freshmen out of the freshmen dorm. To make matters more problematic, Lewis develops a crush on pretty Betty Childs, popular sorority sister and quarterback's girlfriend. Joined by the aptly named Booger and the violin-playing Poindexter, the nerds soon realize they must form their own fraternity in self-defense. Soon the tables are turned as the nerds employ high-tech warfare against the jocks.... but can they really succeed and make a difference? (Read More)

Characters:bully,  teenager
Story:college student,  college campus,  video camera,  boy with glasses,  hazing,  fraternity,  football player,  american football,  college,  beer,  computer,  telephone call

St. Vincent (2014)
Comedy, Drama

St. Vincent (2014)

Vincent is an old Vietnam vet whose stubbornly hedonistic ways have left him without money or a future. Things change when his new next-door neighbor's son, Oliver, needs a babysitter and Vince is willing enough for a fee. From that self-serving act, an unexpected friendship forms as Vincent and Oliver find so much of each other's needs through each other. As Vincent mentors Oliver in street survival and other worldly ways, Oliver begins to see more in the old man than just his foibles. When life takes a turn for the worse for Vincent, both them find the best in each other than no one around them suspects. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  theft,  drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:teacher,  boy
Story:lawn mower,  sushi,  mailbox,  remote control,  skateboard,  class,  binoculars,  montage,  classroom,  drink,  food,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:student
Story:video camera,  scholarship,  shoes,  disco,  university,  montage,  bra,  teenage boy,  drink,  camera,  food,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer
Story:apple computer,  anxiety,  montage,  band,  bra,  bathroom,  beer,  letter,  drink,  computer,  food,  swimming pool,  song,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  sex

Van Wilder (2002) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy, Romance

Van Wilder (2002)

In certain circles, Van Wilder is a living legend at Coolidge College, where he's been a student now for seven years, not yet having completed his degree requirements. Despite being bright, he never attends classes anymore, instead hosting parties, imparting his brand of wisdom to his adoring fans, hosting school organization fundraisers, and rallying the college spirit among the student body. Conversely, Van loves his Coolidge life. In his antics, he has a 2ic in Hutch, and always hires a personal assistant, this year's being a South Asian transfer student named Taj, who wants to learn from the best, namely Van. Van's college life is threatened when his wealthy neglectful father only now learns that Van is still in school, Wilder Sr. who has been paying his way all this time. As such, Wilder Sr. pulls the plug on that subsidy, meaning that Van has to figure out a way to pay for his Coolidge life. Because of his living legend status, Van becomes the subject of a series of articles by the college paper's star reporter, Gwen Pearson, an assignment she would rather not do, preferring harder hitting material. However, in Gwen needing to spend time with Van, Richard Bagg, Gwen's arrogant fraternity president pre-med boyfriend, tries to place Van in a bad light time and time again, believing that Gwen and Van are falling for each other. Also in spending time with Gwen, Van may come to a true understanding of why he has stayed at Coolidge for such a long time, and what he should be … (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:student
Story:college student,  fraternity house,  college tuition,  college campus,  setting off a sprinkler system,  immaturity,  fraternity,  product placement,  college,  bikini,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  father son relationship,  masturbation

Prime (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:photographer
Story:attention deficit disorder,  sushi,  handshake,  black american,  photography,  bra,  college,  beer,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  food,  swimming pool,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Superbad (2007)
Comedy

Superbad (2007)

Seth and Evan are best friends, inseparable, navigating the last weeks of high school. Usually shunned by the popular kids, Seth and Evan luck into an invitation to a party, and spend a long day, with the help of their nerdy friend Fogell, trying to score enough alcohol to lubricate the party and inebriate two girls, Jules and Becca, so they can kick-start their sex lives and go off to college with a summer full of experience and new skills. Their quest is complicated by Fogell's falling in with two inept cops who both slow and assist the plan. If they do get the liquor to the party, what then? Is sex the only rite of passage at hand? (Read More)

Characters:teenager
Story:boy with glasses,  generation y,  fake id,  spit,  product placement,  man with glasses,  bra,  teenage boy,  classroom,  college,  high school,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  party,  singing,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  sex,  masturbation

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:drinking,  money,  love
Characters:teacher,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:band,  teenage boy,  bathroom,  beer,  drink,  camera,  food,  high school,  swimming pool,  song,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle
Characters:boy,  singer
Story:mailbox,  mannequin,  remote control,  cia,  binoculars,  bra,  bathroom,  beer,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  motorcycle,  food,  song,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:drinking
Characters:student,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:generation y,  class,  teenage boy,  classroom,  beer,  letter,  drink,  mirror,  high school,  swimming pool,  song,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

A Serious Man (2009)
Comedy, Drama

A Serious Man (2009)

Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious and a very put-upon man. His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest. But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry's wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy's death in a car crash they are still there. With lawyers' bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur's criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious - and not always pleasant - ways, as Larry and his family will find out. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Characters:bully,  student,  teacher,  singer
Story:boy with glasses,  immaturity,  class,  uncle nephew relationship,  university,  man with glasses,  bra,  teenage boy,  classroom,  bathroom,  letter,  swimming pool,  song,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:boy,  singer
Story:website,  handshake,  anxiety,  rejection,  flashlight,  drink,  computer,  food,  song,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Leatherheads (2008) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Leatherheads (2008)

A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for her fickle affections. As the new game of pro-football becomes less like the freewheeling sport he knew and loved, Dodge must both fight to keep his guys together and to get the girl of his dreams. Finding that love and football have a surprisingly similar playbook, however, he has one maneuver he will save just for the fourth quarter... (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking,  love
Characters:thief,  photographer,  boy,  singer
Story:mannequin,  football player,  american football,  black american,  montage,  college,  beer,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  motorcycle,  swimming pool,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  african american,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Show Me Love (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Show Me Love (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  drinking,  love
Characters:bully
Story:product placement,  bra,  teenage boy,  bathroom,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  food,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  masturbation,  sex

The Savages (2007)
Comedy, Drama

The Savages (2007)

Jon and Wendy Savage are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from the abuse of their abusive father, Lenny Savage. Suddenly, a call comes in that his girlfriend has died, he cannot care for himself with his dementia and her family is dumping him on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father now affecting their lives even as they struggle with their own personal demons Lenny helped create. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:photographer,  student,  teacher,  singer
Story:rejection,  class,  man with glasses,  bra,  classroom,  bathroom,  drink,  computer,  food,  song,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:video camera,  montage,  band,  teenage boy,  beer,  letter,  drink,  motorcycle,  food,  song,  brother sister relationship,  party,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

The Spy Next Door (2010) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Action, Comedy, Family

The Spy Next Door (2010)

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family.

Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:bully,  boy
Story:wilhelm scream,  apple computer,  cia,  man with glasses,  teenage boy,  computer,  swimming pool,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Adam (2009)
Drama, Romance, Comedy

Adam (2009)

Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam's ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:reference to albert einstein,  anxiety,  black american,  class,  fired from the job,  classroom,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  sex

Leap Year (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Leap Year (2010)

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking
Characters:thief,  photographer,  singer
Story:band,  bra,  flashlight,  beer,  drink,  camera,  computer,  food,  song,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  father daughter relationship

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? (Read More)

Themes:money
Characters:teacher,  boy
Story:shrimp,  remote control,  shoes,  scam,  fired from the job,  binoculars,  montage,  bra,  flashlight,  mirror,  high school,  swimming pool,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Hairspray (2007) is one of the best movies like Accepted (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance

Hairspray (2007)

Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the Corny Collins show. With all of the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do! (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:student,  teacher,  singer,  teenager
Story:black american,  class,  flashlight,  teenage boy,  classroom,  drink,  food,  high school,  song,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Comedy

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

Themes:drinking
Characters:singer,  teenager
Story:college student,  hazing,  disco,  teenage boy,  college,  beer,  drink,  song,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  sex

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