23 Movies Like Adventureland

After receiving his diploma from Oberlin College in 1987, James Brennan intends to travel throughout Europe during the summer months. His parents broke the news to him that due to their present financial situation, they will not be able to support him over the summer and that he will be expected to work instead. James takes a job at Adventureland, the local amusement park in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his longtime friend Tommy Frigo works as a carnival game worker. James and Tommy have known each other since they were children. James is saved from being stabbed by a cheating customer by a different games worker named Emily “Em” Lewin, who also lends him a ride home that same night.

Em hosts a party because her biological parents and her stepmother are both out of town. Em and James find out at the party that they have comparable musical preferences to one another. Em is successful in persuading James to go swimming with her in her pool, but a poorly timed erection causes him to embarrass himself in front of everyone else. Mike Connell, who is married but has been having an affair with Em, comes over after the party, and the two of them have sex. At the same time that Mike, Em, and James are further developing their love triangle, other romances are blossoming between the employees at Adventureland who work there. James also has a fleeting relationship with Lisa P., who works at the rides.

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    2009

1. Punch-Drunk Love


Barry Egan is a single man who owns a business that specializes in the distribution of novelty items such as toilet plungers with a variety of themes. Because he is tormented on a consistent basis by his seven domineering sisters, who make fun of him and verbally and emotionally abuse him, he leads a solitary life that is peppered with outbursts of wrath and struggles with social anxiety. One day, he is a witness to an unfathomable vehicle accident, and…

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2. Yesterday


Jack Malik is a singer-songwriter from Lowestoft who makes a meager living by performing in front of sparse audiences at his events. Ellie Appleton, who is both his manager and a childhood friend, constantly urges him not to give up on pursuing his goals. Jack is struck by a bus during the worldwide blackout that lasts for twelve seconds. After he has recovered, he performs the song "Yesterday" by the Beatles for his friends. To his surprise, his companions have…

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3. Walk the Line


Johnny Cash is performing for a crowd of inmates at Folsom State Prison in 1968. As they clap for him, he is waiting backstage by a table saw, which brings back memories of his earlier life. Johnny, now 12 years old, lives on a cotton plantation in Dyess, Arkansas, with his older brother Jack, their abusive father Ray, and their mother Carrie. They moved there in 1944. One day, Jack is murdered in a sawmill accident while Johnny is out…

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4. Selena


The premiere of the movie takes place on February 26, 1995, at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. At the event, Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Pérez performs in front of a sold-out crowd ("Disco Medley"). The scene then shifts back to 1961, as a young Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and the members of his band "The Dinos" are turned away from an audition at a restaurant in the state of Texas. They are performing at a Mexican-American nightclub, but a riot…

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5. I Saw the Light


I Saw the Light is an American historical drama film that was released in 2015 and was directed, written, and produced by Marc Abraham. The film stars Tom Hiddleston as the legendary country music performer Hank Williams, and Elizabeth Olsen as Hank Williams's first wife, Audrey Williams. Hank Williams: The Biography, written by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William (Bill) MacEwen, served as the inspiration for this biopic. The movie is a historical depiction of the life of country and…

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6. Lucky Them (2013)


Ellie Klug, who is in her forties, is a music critic for the underground music journal Stax, which is on its last leg. On the tenth anniversary of Matthew Smith's disappearance, which the vast majority of people believe to be a suicide, Ellie is tasked by her editor, Giles, played by Oliver Platt, to write an article about Smith. Ellie, who was Matthew's childhood sweetheart and who remained with him till the time of his disappearance, does not believe that…

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7. Crossroads


While attending the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York City to learn classical guitar, blues music has long had a special interest for Eugene Martone, who is currently 17 years old. Researching blues and guitar music brings the legendary creative acclaim of Robert Johnson to his attention; especially intriguing are the legends surrounding exactly how Johnson became so talented, most notably the one claiming he "sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads," as well as a…

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8. Sideways,


Miles Raymond is a melancholy middle-aged English teacher residing in San Diego. He is also an unpublished writer, a wine enthusiast, and a wine enthusiast. He accompanies his actor friend Jack Cole, who is about to get married, on a road trip through the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley. Jack Cole was his roommate in college. Jack is currently employed as a voice-over artist for commercials, and he has aspirations of joining the thriving real estate business owned…

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9. 13 Tzameti


The protagonist of the movie is Sébastien, a 22-year-old immigrant from Georgia who lives in France and works construction jobs to provide for his financially struggling family. Sébastien is helping Godon, a weak morphine addict who is under police monitoring, renovate his house while the cops watch him. Sébastien is informed by God's widow that she is unable to pay him after the latter passes away from an overdose. Afterward, Sébastien overhears the widow speaking with one of Gordon's pals…

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10. Maria Full of Grace


Maria Alvarez, a Colombian girl of seventeen, works at a flower plantation under conditions that are comparable to those of a sweatshop. Her money helps support her family, which includes a sister who is a single mother and is unable to find work. However, after receiving unfair treatment from her supervisor, she decides to quit her job de-thorning roses, despite the fact that her family is extremely opposed to the idea. Soon after that, Maria finds out that she is…

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11. Sunshine Cleaning


Rose Lorkowski is a mother who is childless and in her 30s. She works full-time as a home cleaner. Her sister Norah, who is lazy and unreliable, still lives with their father Joe despite being fired from the job she was most recently employed at. Oscar, Rose's hyperactive and unruly 8-year-old son, has been upsetting his school administrators with his unpredictable conduct. They recommend to Rose that she either enroll him in a private school or put him on medicine.…

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12. The Visitor


Walter Vale is a professor of economics at Connecticut College. He is recently widowed and leads a very isolated lifestyle. He passes the time by occasionally engaging in activities such as taking piano lessons in an effort to replicate the career of his late wife, who was a classical concert pianist, and occasionally working on a new book. When he is requested to present a paper at an academic conference at New York University, he is not enthused about making…

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13. Election


Jim McAllister is a high school teacher in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska, where he teaches American history and civics. One of Jim's students, the high-achieving senior Tracy Flick is one of Jim's students. Following his involvement in a sexual connection with Tracy, Jim's coworker and best buddy Dave was fired from his job and divorced from his wife. Jim feels that Dave should have been the one to bear the repercussions, but he is angry that Tracy was able…

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14. Once


A street performer named Guy, who is in his thirties, plays the guitar while busking on Grafton Street in Dublin, and he pursues a man who steals his money. A young Czech girl who sells flowers approaches him after being drawn in by his music and asks him about his compositions. A girl approaches Guy with the request to repair her hoover after discovering that he is skilled in hoover repair. The following day, Girl brought her broken vacuum back…

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15. That Thing You Do!


In the year 1964, Guy Patterson is an aspiring jazz drummer who works in the store that his family owns in Erie, Pennsylvania. One day, Jimmy Mattingly and Lenny Haise ask him to perform at a talent show with their band the Oneders, and cover for Chad, the band's regular drummer who recently broke his arm. At the talent show, Guy starts singing "That Thing You Do!" in a far faster pace than Jimmy had meant for the song in…

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16. School of Rock


Three weeks before competing in the Battle of the Bands audition, the rock band No Vacancy plays a set at a local nightclub. An abrupt conclusion to the performance is brought about by the on-stage antics that guitarist Dewey Finn creates, which include a stage dive. The next morning, Dewey's roommate Ned Schneebly and Ned's overbearing girlfriend, Patty Di Marco, notify Dewey that he must either pay his overdue share of the rent or move out of the apartment since…

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17. The Hard Way


The story begins with MJW's brother Cody participating in a mission, during which he ultimately loses his life. It's not a huge thing; you won't even remember him. The credits roll, and then we are presented to our star MJW, who, to tell you the truth, is exactly the same delightful person he's always been. Some truly rotten actors in the mob try to shake him down merely to get their behinds beaten, and this is where everything that could…

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18. Detroit Rock City


In Cleveland, Ohio, in the year 1978, four defiant young men named Hawk, Lex, Trip Verudie, and Jeremiah "Jam" Bruce are members of a Kiss tribute band called "Mystery." They are getting ready to attend a concert by their musical heroes, Kiss, the following night in Detroit, Michigan. Their expectations are dashed when Jam's mother, who is deeply devoted to her faith and practises religious conservatism, discovers the concert tickets and decides to destroy them before sending Jam to a…

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19. The Boat That Rocked


During the year 1966, a number of illegal radio stations broadcast to the United Kingdom from ships located in international waters. These stations specialized in rock and pop music that was not aired on BBC Radio. After being kicked out of school not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carl is instructed to spend his time with his godfather Quentin, who is in charge of the "Radio Rock" station that is based in the North Sea. Carl is welcomed into their family by…

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20. Dazed and Confused


It is the last day of classes at Lee High School in Austin, Texas, on May 28, 1976. The year is 1976. Incoming students will be subjected to the traditional hazing ritual when they join the senior class of the following year. The school's star football player, Randall "Pink" Floyd, is being asked to sign a pledge pledging that he will not take drugs during the summer or do anything else that would "jeopardize the goal of a championship season.…

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21. Fast Times at Ridgemont High


At Ridgemont High School, a fictitious institution located in the San Fernando Valley, Brad Hamilton is a well-liked senior who is looking forward to graduating and leaving high school behind for good. He is almost finished paying for his 1960 Buick LeSabre vehicle, he has a job at All-American Burger, and he has plans to split up with his girlfriend Lisa so that he will be entirely eligible during his senior year of high school. His picture-perfect existence is put…

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22. Singles


The romantic lives of a group of young members of Generation X living in Seattle, Washington at the height of the grunge wave in the 1990s is the primary focus of the television series Singles. The majority of the characters live in an apartment complex that has a sign in front of it advertising "Singles," which are apartments with only one bedroom and are available for rent. The narrative of the film is broken up into chapters, and its primary…

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23. Almost Famous


William Miller, a kid prodigy living in San Diego in 1969, has difficulty fitting in with his peers. His life is further complicated when he finds out that his widowed mother Elaine, who is a college professor, has lied to him about his age and told him that he is thirteen years old. As a matter of fact, William is eleven years old now because he began first grade when he was only five years old and skipped fifth grade.…

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