Movies like Encino Man

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Encino Man (1992)
 5.7
 34K
Encino Man (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man from the past in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link, as the boys have named him, quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany Southern California lives. After a shave and some new clothes, Link's presence at school makes the daily drudgery a lot more interesting.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light, entertaining, idiotic, absurd
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, prom, fish out of water, school, teenage life, college, youth, friends, misfit, high school life, society, lifestyle, buddies, social misfits, college life, disorder, hidden identity, goofy hero, frozen alive, cavemen, teenager, dancing, ice hockey, earthquake, school life ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s, stone age, prehistoric
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Encino Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and feel good films with plots about youth, friends, high school, teenage life, school, high school life and disorder mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Encino Man: The New Guy (2002), Bio-Dome (1996), Trippin' (1999), High School U.S.A. (1983), Just One of the Guys (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The members of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity travel to Fort Lauderdale for a fraternity conference. They'll have to beat off the attacks of their rival frat, the Alphas, if they want to maintain their self-respect -- and, of course, if ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: frame up, defector, nerd, farce, vacation, college, student life, looking for sex, underdog, rivalry, prank, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: campus, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 32K
The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, cheerleading, starting over, goofy hero, high school life, high school, misfit, buddies, teenagers, romance, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 24K
Bio-Dome (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, environmentalism, biosphere, mad scientist, disorder, partners, buddies, odd couple, misfit, friends, nothing goes right, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, campus, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 1K
Trippin' (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar, and regularly trippin', daydreaming about being a big success as a poet, a student, a lover. His ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, high school, romance, youth, teenage life, college, love and romance, buddies, college life, lifestyle, drug dealing, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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High School U.S.A. (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenage life, partners, disorder, buddies, social misfits, love and romance, social relations, stoners, power relations, friends, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, cross dressing, school, teenager, gender, prom, sexism, hidden identity, gender bending, adolescence, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 297K
Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, popularity, fish out of water, teenager, rivalry, manipulation, stereotypes, betrayal, student, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Midnight Madness (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, scavenger hunt, adventure, school, teenage life, buddies, disorder, partners, on the road, good versus evil, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Porky's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game since he has bet on the opposing team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, teenager, student, vengeance, ambition, gang, athlete's life, sexual relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 41K
Teen Wolf (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a shy teenager's new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, werewolf, school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friends, buddies, surfing, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 19K
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school life, friends, teenage life, social misfits, teachers and students, misfit, high school, high school hunk, best friends, youth, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, goofy hero, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bart Got a Room (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Everyone is searching for love in director Brian Hecker's semi-autobiographical story. Danny Stein, a high school senior at the bottom of the social food chain, needs a prom date. As a cause of anxiety for Danny, Bart Beeber, the nerdiest guy ...
Style: feel good, touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, love and romance, social misfits, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, looking for sex, teenage love, underdog, misfit, delivery, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
 753
We the Party (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.
Style: captivating, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dating, friendship, high school, prom, teenage life, lifestyle, society, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, buddies, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Up the Academy (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a the Sheldon R. Wienberg military academy. The life of dicipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, school, college life, misfit, high school life, martial arts, coming of age, gays and lesbians, boarding school life, looking for sex, rivalry, prank ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 6K
Barely Legal (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenager Deacon works at a video shop, and his buddies, Fred and Matt, sell the bootleg porno films he acquires. Deacon gets fired, but the pals have the bright idea of filming their own Internet porn flick in order to make money and become more ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, filmmaking, porn star, stoners, pornography, friends, youth, social misfits, nothing goes right, looking for sex, sexual relations, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the students of Angel Beach High decide to stage "An Evening With Shakespeare," their efforts are threatened by Miss Balbricker, who views the works of Shakespeare as obscene. She enlists the help of Reverend Bubba Flavel, a religious ...
Style: humorous, sexual, offbeat, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, racism, prank, teenager, teaching, religious fanatic, teenage love, couples, buddies, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Three O'Clock High (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell (Siemaszko) is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell (Tyson), who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in ...
Style: clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, bullying, bully, coming of age, youth, nothing goes right, college, college life, disorder, high school life, journalism, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 6K
Class Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only ...
Style: feel good, witty, not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, mistaken identity, urban ghetto life, switching roles, teachers and students, dedicated educator, youth, partners, buddies, disorder, teenage life, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, halloween, prank, gang, coming of age, vengeance, culture clash, lifestyle, high school life, misfit, leadership, disorder ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1965, 80s
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
License to Drive (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, ferrari, champagne, drunk driving, underage drinking, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, nothing goes right, escapades, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: High school coming-of-age tale. It is the 1980's and new wave angst and gender-bending fashion are all the rage. Chance Marquis is the new kid at an American high school in Belgium and is a somewhat awkward teenager who is the target of the ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, misfit, school, friendship, bully, gays and lesbians, coming out, lifestyle, high school life, gender, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Kickin' It Old Skool" revolves around a 12-year-old breakdancer, who in 1986 hits his head while performing at a talent show and as a result is comatose for 20 years. He awakens to find he is a grown man. With the mind and experience ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, talky, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, love triangle, fish out of water, rivalry, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A transfer student at a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and finds that she not only has to face off against the head cheerleader, but also against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, slang ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, high school, sport, school, friendship, fish out of water, rivalry, hip hop, dance, high school life, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 3K
The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, friends, social relations, youth, best friends, misfit, society, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, social misfits, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school dance, misfit, underdog, small town, high school, friendship, photographer, rejection, election, loser, buddies, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 75K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, teenager, high school life, best friends, friends, adolescence, high school student, friendship, popularity, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 120K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: inheritance, graduation, school, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, misfit, elementary school, fish out of water, rivalry, teachers and students, goofy hero, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.4
 44K
Vampires Suck (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, absurd, exciting, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vampire, parody, prom, supernatural romance, vampire human love, love triangle, teenage life, youth, supernatural, werewolf, teenage love, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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