Movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
 7.8
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, intense, light, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: skipping school, coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, high school life, family relations, when the parents are away, teacher, teenage life, student, boss, teenage girl, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breaking the fourth wall, truancy, car theft, independence, museum, youth, friends, girlfriend, theft, deception ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, california, united states

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Most similar movies to Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about youth, high school, teenager, teenage life, coming of age, high school life and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off: The Breakfast Club (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Sixteen Candles (1984), Dazed and Confused (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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97%
 6.7
 80K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: melancholic, romantic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school life, high school, teenage love, rich man poor woman, love, romance, relationships, best friends, teenage life, friends, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, high school, loss of virginity, first sex, friendship, high school life, abortion, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 114K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, birthday, teenage life, youth, love and romance, first love, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, marijuana, adolescence, coming of age, stoners, friendship, graduation, teacher, bully, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 370K
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: light, feel good, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, popular girl, fish out of water, high school life, student, stereotypes, adolescence, rivalry, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 562K
Superbad (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.
Style: teen sex comedy, humorous, funny, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: adolescence, party, teenager, nerd, looking for sex, teenage life, dumb, loss of virginity, youth, friendship, high school, teenage sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 208K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, popularity, fashion, teen romance, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, teenage love, popular girl, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.2
 101K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dark humor, murderous pair, high school, suicide, teenage life, teenage love, murder, suicide attempt, insanity, sociopath, poisoning, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.8
 7K
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, coming of age, youth, friends, prankster, siblings relations, disorder, school expulsion, power relations, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Better Off Dead... (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sweet, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: skiing, suicide attempt, machismo, coming of age, teenage love, romance, unfulfilled love, young lovers, rivalry, youth, dark humor, nerd ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 94K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, parents and children, when the parents are away, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, golf, family relations, backfire, nanny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 20K
Summer School (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer school, high school, underdog, teacher, school, coming of age, surfing, self discovery, summer, teaching, teenager, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 384K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, loss of virginity, popularity, teenage girl, teenage boy, youth, high school life, teenage love, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 15K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, high school, coming of age, romance, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, unfulfillment, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, young lovers, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, girls' night
Plot: high school, underage drinking, nothing goes right, love and romance, family relations, high school life, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, lifestyle, stealing a car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: high school life, friendship, small town, teenage life, misfit, goofy hero, social misfits, eccentric family, rejection, election, adolescence, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, utah, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, family relations, siblings relations, disorder, teenage life, parents and children, babies and infants, single parent, youth, goofy hero, children ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 80s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Three O'Clock High (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: bully, high school, bullying, coming of age, college life, high school life, college, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, journalism, cheerleading ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, family relations, nothing goes right, camp, disorder, friendship, parents and children, youth, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenager, coming of age, teenage daughter, family relations, love and romance, child as adult, teen angst, family problems, couples, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 36K
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, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: bullying, friendship, high school, cheerleader, teenage love, starting over, cheerleading, high school life, teenager, goofy hero, misfit, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, rivalry, school, social misfits, buddies, misfit, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, partners, underdog, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 4K
Cheats (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's why Handsome and his three best friends ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, teenage life, cons and scams, partners, teachers and students, dishonesty, teenager, scam, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 4K
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must make a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: chase, adventure, girlfriend, rescue, nothing goes right, romance, high school, disorder, youth, friendship, boat, airport ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 23K
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: feel good, witty, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, misfit, friends, high school life, social misfits, teachers and students, teenage life, bitch, best friends, youth, high school hunk, mean girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Senior Skip Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adam Harris, a semi-lame senior, is head over heels in love with Cara. Unfortunately she is the most popular girl in school. On the one day of the year that he could actually have a chance, senior skip day, he screws it all up by accidentally ...
Style: humorous, teen sex comedy, sex comedy, captivating, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, buddies, youth, disorder, looking for sex, party, high school life, teacher, school principal, boss, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, misfit, against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, imaginary character, teenage protagonist, obsession, teenage girl, high school, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dance 'Til Dawn (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular guy Kevin goes out with nerdy Angela because he heard ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: prom, teenage love, youth, school, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, couples, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%