Movies like Encino Man

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Encino Man (1992)
 5.8
 35K
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, social misfits, lifestyle, buddies, college life, disorder, hidden identity, goofy hero, cavemen, frozen alive, 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 friends, youth, high school, teenage life, disorder, buddies and school mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Encino Man: The New Guy (2002), Bio-Dome (1996), Trippin' (1999), Just One of the Guys (1985), Mean Girls (2004). 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, feel good, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nerd, frame up, farce, vacation, defector, college, disorder, buddies, rivalry, friendship, prank, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, campus, usa
⇓ 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, teenagers, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, high school, cheerleading, misfit, buddies, bullying, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 25K
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, witty, not serious, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: environmentalism, fish out of water, biosphere, mad scientist, chaos, friends, buddies, disorder, partners, misfit, odd couple, college ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, high school, teenage life, romance, youth, college, love and romance, lifestyle, college life, buddies, drug dealing, high school life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, switching roles, romance, college, disorder, goofy hero, fish out of water, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, arizona, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 306K
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, light, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, high school life, popularity, teenage life, fish out of water, teenager, rivalry, adolescence, manipulation, stereotypes, misfit, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, high school life, lifestyle, youth, island, opposites attract, misfit, power relations, stoners, social relations, friends, sitcom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic, not serious, sexual, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, teenager, student, vengeance, ambition, high school life, looking for sex, athlete's life, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.1
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school life, misfit, teenage life, friends, teachers and students, social misfits, high school hunk, high school, best friends, youth, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, buddies, partners, disorder, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, student life, riddles and clues, chases and races, contests and competitions, lifestyle, misfit, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: humorous, touching, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, youth, vengeance, high school, disorder, coming of age, teenage life, misfit, society, rivalry, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 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, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, friends, youth, coming of age, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, lifestyle, delivery, misfit, friends, coming of age, cheerleader, unlikely couple, love and romance, high school life, underdog, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, animal life, partners, buddies, disorder, power relations, family relations, stoners, friends, prank, college ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, not serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, school dance, high school, friendship, small town, teenage life, high school life, social misfits, goofy hero, eccentric family, rejection, election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, not serious, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, underage drinking, drunk driving, nothing goes right, love and romance, teenage love, family relations, lifestyle, high school life, friendship, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 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, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: pornography, looking for sex, high school, filmmaking, porn star, teen sex comedy, teenage life, youth, disorder, misfit, sexual relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: party, youth, disorder, love and romance, lifestyle, teenage love, fish out of water, odd couple, college, culture clash, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 758
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, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, dating, high school, prom, lifestyle, teenage love, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, friends, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, feel good, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, racism, prank, teenager, teaching, religious fanatic, teachers and students, looking for sex, disorder, buddies, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, bullying, bully, coming of age, nothing goes right, college life, college, youth, high school life, disorder, journalism, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, mistaken identity, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, college life, comedy of errors, friends, power relations, urban ghetto, society, misfit, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, gang, prank, halloween, coming of age, vengeance, culture clash, buddies, friendship, goofy hero, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1965, 80s
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, prank, student life, teenage life, disorder, youth, friends, misfit, rivalry, nerds, underdog, cheerleader ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, contests and competitions, follow your dream, love triangle, lifestyle, disorder, fish out of water, youth, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 12K
College (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: college, fraternity, frat party, teenage life, friendship, prank, chaos and mayhem, drugs/alcohol, disorder, nerd, college life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 981
Book of Love (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: John Twiller takes down his high school yearbook and begins to reminiscence about that time he first moved into the neighborhood in 1956. His teenage self, Jack is obsessed with Lily one of the more popular girls around. The sole obstacle is Angelo, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, friendship, prom, fish out of water, high school, americana, youth, couple relations, friends, self discovery, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 123K
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, fish out of water, misfit, rivalry, elementary school, fall in love, love and romance, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 76K
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, funny, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, teenager, high school life, high school student, popularity, adolescence, best friends, friends, teenagers, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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