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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,  wedding,  dance,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:mexico,  bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:bully,  photographer,  dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:chicken farmer,  bowling alley,  class president,  high school election,  chicken farm,  juarez mexico,  internet chatroom,  internet romance,  bicycle accident,  popular girl,  school dance,  wedding ceremony,  boy with glasses,  lying about one's age,  reference to loch ness monster,  school auditorium,  sleeper hit,  blowing nose,  male to female footsie playing,  spanish accent,  tetherball,  corsage,  stallion,  nunchuck,  name tag,  keychain,  ham,  dune buggy,  llama,  vest,  wolverine,  school locker,  belch,  cyberspace,  generation y,  sand dune,  steak,  hen,  pinata,  mirror ball,  idaho,  track and field,  water fountain,  school life,  famous line,  motorcycle accident,  online,  bus station,  watching a video,  roller skates,  based on short film,  footsie under the table,  white trash,  utah,  jock,  interracial marriage,  interracial kiss,  animal abuse,  peer pressure,  self defense,  misfit,  medal,  loser,  taekwondo,  time machine,  cafeteria,  mexican american,  video tape,  surprise after end credits,  shaved head,  sign language,  bowling,  note,  mustache,  tiger,  salesman,  teen movie,  title appears in writing,  football player,  lion,  hit in the crotch,  interracial friendship,  school bus,  rejection,  kicking,  interracial romance,  picnic,  american football,  overalls,  cake,  killing an animal,  egg,  grandmother grandson relationship,  nerd,  cow,  class,  chicken,  uncle nephew relationship,  election,  wig,  convertible,  farmer,  cousin cousin relationship,  bracelet,  doll,  pay phone,  locker room,  microphone,  van,  photography,  drawing,  anti hero,  internet,  basketball,  gang,  time travel,  teenage boy,  classroom,  cafe,  rifle,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  horse,  food,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  independent film

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:bullying
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  photographer,  girl,  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

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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,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  photographer,  dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:school dance,  boy with glasses,  school locker,  peer pressure,  cafeteria,  school bus,  american football,  nerd,  class,  van,  teenage boy,  classroom,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:bowling alley,  bowling,  rejection,  doll,  internet,  cafe,  computer,  small town,  food,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  character name in title,  family relationships

Detroit Rock City (1999) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:boy,  singer,  friend
Story:belch,  cafeteria,  teen movie,  hit in the crotch,  school bus,  nerd,  class,  pay phone,  microphone,  van,  teenage boy,  classroom,  cafe,  rifle,  high school,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Hot Rod (2007)
Comedy

Hot Rod (2007)

Rod Kimble is a naif, a slacker living in a small US town with his mom, his younger brother, and his stepfather whose respect he craves. He also misses his dead dad, whom he thinks was Evel Knievel's back-up. Rod, a man-child, believes that he is a stunt man. When his stepfather needs an operation, with help from his brother and his slacker pals, Rod hatches a plan to set a school-bus-jumping record on his moped. First, his crew and he have to raise money to rent the buses and build the ramp. Trouble is, Rod's inept at his chosen career. Looming failure is complicated by the return of Denise, Rod's next-door neighbor and secret heartthrob, who is home from college. Is public humiliation at hand? This is why Hot Rod (2007) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:pinata,  motorcycle accident,  misfit,  surprise after end credits,  hit in the crotch,  school bus,  killing an animal,  nerd,  convertible,  teenage boy,  small town,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  character name in title

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:friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:corsage,  cafeteria,  teen movie,  interracial friendship,  school bus,  nerd,  class,  wig,  teenage boy,  classroom,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  high school,  telephone call,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film

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:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:van,  boy with glasses,  teen movie,  football player,  hit in the crotch,  school bus,  picnic,  american football,  class,  chicken,  locker room,  teenage boy,  classroom,  cafe,  rifle,  small town,  high school,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Made Of Honor (2008) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:water fountain,  video tape,  cake,  locker room,  microphone,  basketball,  cafe,  face slap,  horse,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship

Son Of Rambow (2007)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Son Of Rambow (2007)

SON OF RAMBOW is the name of the home movie made by two little boys with a big video camera and even bigger ambitions. Set on a long English summer in the early '80s, SON OF RAMBOW is a comedy about friendship, faith and the tough business of growing up. We see the story through the eyes of Will, the eldest son of a fatherless Plymouth Brethren family. The Brethren regard themselves as God's 'chosen ones' and their strict moral code means that Will has never been allowed to mix with the other 'worldlies,' listen to music or watch TV, until he finds himself caught up in the extraordinary world of Lee Carter, the school terror and maker of bizarre home movies. Carter exposes Will to a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood and from that moment Will's mind is blown wide open and he's easily convinced to be the stuntman in Lee Carters' diabolical home movie. Will's imaginative little brain is not only given chance to flourish in the world of film making, but is also very handy when it comes to dreaming up elaborate schemes to keep his partnership with Lee Carter a secret from the Brethren community. Will and Carter's complete disregard for consequences and innocent ambition means that the process of making their film is a glorious roller-coaster that eventually leads to true friendship. They start to make a name for themselves at school as movie makers but when popularity descends on them in the form of the Pied Piper-esque French exchange student, Didier Revol, their unique friendship and their precious film are pushed, quite literally, to breaking point. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:bully,  dancer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:school locker,  water fountain,  surprise after end credits,  grandmother grandson relationship,  cow,  class,  wig,  convertible,  drawing,  classroom,  cafe,  camera,  watching tv,  small town,  food,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film

Pretty In Pink (1986)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet? This is why Pretty In Pink (1986) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Characters:singer
Story:school dance,  teen movie,  nerd,  convertible,  microphone,  teenage boy,  watching tv,  computer,  high school,  cult film,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  independent film

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American Graffiti (1973)
Comedy, Drama

American Graffiti (1973)

It's the proverbial end of the summer 1962 in a small southern California town. It's the evening before best friends and recent high school graduates, Curt Henderson and Steve Bolander, are scheduled to leave town to head to college back east. Curt, who received a lucrative local scholarship, is seen as the promise that their class holds. But Curt is having second thoughts about leaving what Steve basically sees as their dead end town. Curt's beliefs are strengthened when he spots an unknown beautiful blonde in a T-bird who mouths the words "I love you" to him. As Curt tries to find that blonde while trying to get away from a local gang who have him somewhat hostage, Curt may come to a decision about his immediate future. Outgoing class president Steve, on the other hand, wants to leave, despite meaning that he will leave girlfriend, head cheerleader and Curt's sister, Laurie Henderson, behind. Steve and Laurie spend the evening "negotiating" the state of their relationship. Meanwhile, two of their friends cruise around town for the evening. Steve has left his car to meek and mild-mannered Terry "Toad" Fields to look after during his absence. The wheels give Toad a new sense of confidence, which he uses to try and impress Debbie Dunham, a more experienced girl generally out of his league. And John Milner, who is seen as the king of the street race in his souped-up yellow deuce coupe, tries to get rid of precocious pre-teen, Carol Morrison, who has somehow become his passenger for the evening, while dealing with the challenge of bold out-of-towner, Bob Falfa. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Characters:girl
Story:class president,  school dance,  boy with glasses,  high school,  school locker,  roller skates,  peer pressure,  teen movie,  rejection,  nerd,  class,  convertible,  gang,  teenage boy,  watching tv,  small town,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  independent film

Charlie Bartlett (2007) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:bully,  dancer,  singer,  friend
Story:school life,  watching a video,  peer pressure,  video tape,  teen movie,  football player,  school bus,  american football,  class,  microphone,  anti hero,  internet,  basketball,  teenage boy,  classroom,  cafe,  computer,  small town,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  character name in title

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)

Mood:satire
Locations:bicycle
Characters:girl,  friend
Story:election,  class president,  high school election,  football player,  jock,  teen movie,  overalls,  class,  teenage boy,  high school,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship

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Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:bully
Story:bowling alley,  internet,  boy with glasses,  high school,  loser,  cafeteria,  title appears in writing,  hit in the crotch,  nerd,  wig,  anti hero,  gang,  teenage boy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Comedy

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

At John Hughes High School, the students are the same as just about every other teenager in a teen movie. The popular jock, Jake, takes a bet from Austin, the cocky blonde guy, that he can transform Janey, the pretty ugly girl, into the prom queen before the prom. But two people are trying to stop Jake from succeeding: his evil sister, Catherine, the cruelest girl in school, and Priscilla, the bitchy cheerleader. And all of their friends are the same as any other teen movie: Areola, the naked foreign exchange student, Les, the beautiful weirdo, Malik, the token black guy, the desperate virgins, Amanda Becker, the perfect girl, Ricky, Janey's obsessed best friend, and Sadie, the VERY old undercover reporter. This is why Not Another Teen Movie (2001) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Characters:girl,  friend
Story:jock,  popular girl,  school life,  misfit,  surprise after end credits,  teen movie,  football player,  hit in the crotch,  american football,  locker room,  teenage boy,  classroom,  high school,  family relationships

Waiting... (2005) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy

Waiting... (2005)

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:keychain,  generation y,  loser,  video tape,  surprise after end credits,  interracial friendship,  chicken,  pay phone,  teenage boy,  cafe,  food,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  independent film

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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,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:bicycle accident,  misfit,  grandmother grandson relationship,  class,  uncle nephew relationship,  van,  gang,  teenage boy,  classroom,  watching tv,  food,  high school,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  character name in title

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:friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:stallion,  loser,  cafeteria,  surprise after end credits,  nerd,  chicken,  van,  teenage boy,  computer,  face slap,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing

Happy-go-lucky (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Happy-go-lucky (2008)

Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She's a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she's close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student's aggressive behavior with a social worker's help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness? (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  dance,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  dancer,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:class,  chicken,  drawing,  internet,  classroom,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Dazed And Confused (1993) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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. This is why Dazed And Confused (1993) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  singer,  friend
Story:high school,  school dance,  small town,  school locker,  famous line,  jock,  teen movie,  interracial friendship,  overalls,  class,  convertible,  teenage boy,  classroom,  rifle,  shotgun,  cult film,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film

American Wedding (2003)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  dance,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  friend
Story:football player,  hit in the crotch,  school bus,  american football,  cake,  pay phone,  teenage boy,  small town,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  cult film,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Family, Music

The 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:friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:boy with glasses,  surprise after end credits,  school bus,  class,  van,  classroom,  computer,  small town,  food,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

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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,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  dancer,  girl,  singer,  friend
Story:school locker,  track and field,  watching a video,  video tape,  note,  teen movie,  title appears in writing,  class,  pay phone,  teenage boy,  classroom,  computer,  high school,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  independent film

Drillbit Taylor (2008) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy, Drama

Drillbit Taylor (2008)

Homeless veteran Bob 'Drillbit' Taylor manages to enjoy life anyhow and even saves some cash for his dream, an 'all-paid' move to Alaska, even if that may take many years. His dream comes within reach when clever nerd Wade, has fat friend Ryan 'T-dog' and cocky shrimp Jim, all new to high-school, are bullied so badly by emancipated Filkins and his buddies that they advertise for a bodyguard. Only Drillbit seems affordable and not crazy, so he's hired and drains their pocket-money and home content. He's clueless how to protect them but gives them (bogus) self-defense classes. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  friendship
Characters:bully,  friend
Story:boy with glasses,  generation y,  school bus,  nerd,  locker room,  teenage boy,  high school,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)
Comedy, Drama

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)

Born Christmas Day 1960, Zac Beaulieu is the fourth of five sons of Gervais and Laurianne Beaulieu. Zac feels somewhat disconnected to his brothers, all of whom are different from each other. They include the bookworm Christian who is the eldest, the dumb jock Antoine who is third, and the youngest Yvan. But Zac has the most contempt for his second eldest brother, the shiftless druggie Raymond. To his devout Catholic mother, Zac is her miracle son, both for being born the same day as Jesus Christ (a fact which Zac has always hated), and because a Tupperware-selling mystic once told her that he has the power to heal. Laurianne has always coddled Zac, the two who have a special if unspoken bond. But Zac wants more to please his father, who wants more than anything in his sons that they grow up to be man's men and not sissies. As Zac goes through his mid-teens to early twenties, Zac isn't sure if he can live up to the ideals of either his mother or especially his father. A young man with stress-induced asthma, Zac just wants to be what he considers normal, which includes getting rid of his asthma. But more importantly, he wants to get rid of the underlying thoughts that he has and which most going through puberty have, but that for him are becoming more prevalent as he grows older. This is why C.r.a.z.y. (2005) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:bicycle
Characters:dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:bicycle accident,  nunchuck,  motorcycle accident,  roller skates,  jock,  peer pressure,  grandmother grandson relationship,  uncle nephew relationship,  cousin cousin relationship,  microphone,  teenage boy,  face slap,  food,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film

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My Girl (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:boy with glasses,  picnic,  overalls,  class,  microphone,  photography,  basketball,  classroom,  watching tv,  small town,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  family relationships

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:dance,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:online,  teen movie,  grandmother grandson relationship,  chicken,  uncle nephew relationship,  cousin cousin relationship,  microphone,  teenage boy,  cafe,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  face slap,  high school,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Mood:satire
Locations:bicycle
Story:bowling alley,  bicycle accident,  bowling,  egg,  cow,  pay phone,  rifle,  watching tv,  small town,  shotgun,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film

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Valentine's Day (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Valentine's Day (2010)

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight? (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:restaurant
Characters:boy
Story:wedding ceremony,  pinata,  track and field,  interracial kiss,  mexican american,  football player,  van,  teenage boy,  classroom,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship

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. This is why Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Characters:boy,  singer,  friend
Story:teen movie,  title appears in writing,  overalls,  pay phone,  microphone,  teenage boy,  camera,  watching tv,  food,  high school,  telephone call,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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:friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:restaurant
Characters:girl,  friend,  boy,  singer
Story:high school,  generation y,  peer pressure,  cafeteria,  teen movie,  class,  locker room,  microphone,  basketball,  teenage boy,  classroom,  cafe,  watching tv,  face slap,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  family relationships

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Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy, Drama

Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)

Seventh-grade is no fun. Especially for Dawn Weiner when everyone at school calls you 'Dog-Face' or 'Wiener-Dog.' Not to mention if your older brother is 'King of the Nerds' and your younger sister is a cutesy ballerina who gets you in trouble but is your parents' favorite. And that's just the beginning--her life seems to be falling apart when she faces rejection from the older guy in her brother's band that she has a crush on, her parents want to tear down her 'Special People's Club' clubhouse, and her sister is abducted.... (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:bully,  girl,  boy
Story:boy with glasses,  cafeteria,  teen movie,  rejection,  nerd,  teenage boy,  classroom,  watching tv,  high school,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  family relationships,  independent film

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  friend
Story:kicking,  cake,  grandmother grandson relationship,  pay phone,  van,  anti hero,  internet,  teenage boy,  rifle,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing

Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:school locker,  white trash,  note,  teen movie,  grandmother grandson relationship,  wig,  convertible,  pay phone,  teenage boy,  cafe,  computer,  food,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship

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Weird Science (1985)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. This is why Weird Science (1985) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:bully
Story:computer,  teen movie,  grandmother grandson relationship,  nerd,  doll,  gang,  teenage boy,  rifle,  watching tv,  shotgun,  face slap,  high school,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship

Youth (2015) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:football player,  wig,  cousin cousin relationship,  locker room,  microphone,  camera,  face slap,  food,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing

The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Brothers - older Stephen and three years junior Bloom - have been con artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind, for who the intricacy of the story used in the con is as important as the positive outcome of the swindle. Bloom is the main character of Stephen's stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As adults, they travel the world and never enlist the same people twice in their cons, except for their consistent sidekick, the mysterious and primarily silent Bang Bang, a Japanese woman who just appeared in their lives one day and who has a penchant for blowing things up. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn't know anymore what is real and what is make-believe. Stephen talks him into one last con, the mark to be the eccentric, lonely but beautiful New Jersey heiress, Penelope Stamp. Penelope's primary past-time in life is to, as she calls it, "borrow hobbies": when she sees something she likes, she learns how to do it solely through reading books. As the brothers go through their final con on Penelope, three main problems may occur to thwart the plan. First, the brothers' former mentor and now arch enemy, Diamond Dog, may exact his long awaited revenge on the brothers. Second, Penelope may end up being more unpredictable than all their former marks. And third, Bloom, who has let love slip by in his life, may fall for Penelope. But through the process, no one ever really knows who is conning who. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Locations:mexico,  bicycle
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:bicycle accident,  salesman,  drawing,  anti hero,  rifle,  camera,  small town,  shotgun,  face slap,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  character name in title

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Revenge Of The Nerds (1984)
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)

Themes:dance
Characters:bully
Story:boy with glasses,  jock,  teen movie,  football player,  american football,  nerd,  locker room,  basketball,  computer,  telephone call,  cult film,  photograph,  dancing

Superman III (1983)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

Superman III (1983)

Wealthy businessman Ross Webster ('Robert Vaughn (I)' (qv))discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman ('Richard Pryor' (qv)), a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Characters:bully,  photographer,  boy
Story:bowling alley,  wedding ceremony,  computer,  cafeteria,  bowling,  picnic,  convertible,  pay phone,  small town,  high school,  telephone call,  mother son relationship,  character name in title

Buffalo '66 (1998) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Buffalo '66 (1998)

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same). This is why Buffalo '66 (1998) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  girl,  singer,  friend
Story:bowling alley,  bowling,  american football,  pay phone,  cafe,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  food,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  independent film

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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Comedy, Drama

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Beyond being in the same class at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, 'Brian Johnson (XIV)' (qv) and Allison Reynolds have little in common, and with the exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. But one other thing they do have in common is a nine hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 1984, under the direction of Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. But based on their adventures during that nine hours, they may come to a different opinion of themselves and the other four. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:bully
Story:popular girl,  high school,  school locker,  jock,  peer pressure,  misfit,  teen movie,  rejection,  class,  basketball,  teenage boy,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  independent film

Leatherheads (2008)
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)

Locations:restaurant
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:football player,  american football,  cow,  pay phone,  locker room,  microphone,  cafe,  rifle,  camera,  small town,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:mexico,  restaurant
Characters:dancer,  boy,  friend
Story:mustache,  salesman,  school bus,  american football,  cafe,  rifle,  watching tv,  computer,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship

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Back To The Future (1985) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Back To The Future (1985)

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future. (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:bully,  friend
Story:time machine,  school dance,  cafeteria,  teen movie,  overalls,  pay phone,  teenage boy,  time travel,  small town,  shotgun,  high school,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Teeth (2007)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Teeth (2007)

Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? This is why Teeth (2007) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004). (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:dancer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:high school,  self defense,  class,  locker room,  microphone,  drawing,  teenage boy,  classroom,  watching tv,  computer,  small town,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  independent film

Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  wedding,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:wedding ceremony,  peer pressure,  rejection,  cousin cousin relationship,  cafe,  watching tv,  high school,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  independent film

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Grease 2 (1982)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

Grease 2 (1982)

Return to rockin' Rydell High for a whole new term! It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors - and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone? He's surely going to try! (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:bowling alley,  school life,  bowling,  school bus,  cousin cousin relationship,  gang,  teenage boy,  classroom,  high school,  singing,  dancing

New York, I Love You (2008) is one of the best movies like Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encounters with a young bellhop. VIII. In brown skinned Dante and white skinned young adolescent Teya spending time together in a park, most outsiders see a manny and his charge, not realizing the true nature of Dante and Teya's relationship. IX. In questioning why one of her elderly Eastern European customers chose her as the wanted subject for his next painting, a young Chinese herbalist may be inspired to create some art of her own. X. Anna, who meets Alex by chance on the street each going about their individual business, asks him a question, she having an ulterior motive while expecting a totally different reaction from him contrary to her motive... maybe. XI. Abe and Mitzie are spending their 63rd wedding anniversary together, not always harmoniously. Interspersed between these eleven vignettes are even shorter ones, often tying together to another or to one of the eleven primary ones in some manner. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:girl,  photographer,  dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:corsage,  mirror ball,  shaved head,  wig,  bracelet,  drawing,  basketball,  cafe,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  high school,  cell phone,  telephone call,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship

Dan In Real Life (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Dan In Real Life (2007)

Single father Dan Burns dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch.

Themes:wedding
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:bowling alley,  bowling,  school bus,  american football,  uncle nephew relationship,  cafe,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

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