Movies like Going Overboard

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Going Overboard (1989)
 1.8
 13K
Going Overboard (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, sex comedy, awful, funny, idiotic, melancholic, cult film, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ship, ocean, ambition, friendship, dictator, bartender, cruise ship, ocean or sea, misfit, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, workplace romance, buddies, actor's life, disorder, nothing goes right, underdog, fish out of water, goofy hero, down on your luck, silly humor, male to female cross dressing, model, rock star, female director ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Going Overboard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, funny and realistic films with plots about disorder, farce, silly humor, catastrophe, brutality, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Going Overboard: Billy Madison (1995), Jack and Jill (2011), Grown Ups (2010), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Chairman of the Board (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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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, girls' night
Plot: graduation, elementary school, rivalry, school, inheritance, irresponsible, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, misfit, goofy hero, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
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95%
 3.3
 81K
Jack and Jill (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, parody, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, siblings relations, family relations, family, misfit, life turned upside down, looking for love, eccentric family, thanksgiving, cruise, quibbling, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.9
 235K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vacation, friends, friendship, reunion, family life, buddies, family relations, eccentric family, silly humor, disorder, grownups, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, 70s
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.4
 145K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, buddy comedy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, family relations, social relations, friends, small town life, family life, eccentric family, buddies, silly humor, party, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Chairman of the Board (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surfer becomes the head of a major company.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, inventor, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, misfit, mad scientist, goofy hero, disorder, tv show, workplace romance, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: venice beach california, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, culture clash, couples, farce, taxi driver, fall in love, taxi, american dream, starting over, faked death, superhuman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, new york, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Still Waiting... (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Shenaniganz loses all its hottest waitresses to new competitor Ta-Ta's Wing Shack -- where the scantily clad wait staff earns bigger tips -- the Shenaniganz staff aims to give Ta-Ta's its just desserts.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, unusual plot structure, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, goofy hero, power relations, thirtysomething life, friends, boss and employee, workplace situations, teaching the ways of the world, workplace intrigue, love and romance, contests and competitions, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 93K
Waiting... (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Employees at a Bennigan's-like restaurant (called, creatively enough, Shenanigan's), kill time before their real lives get started. But while they wait, they'll have to deal with picky customers who want their steak cooked to order ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: restaurant, waiter, friendship, workplace, employer employee relationship, workplace romance, workplace situations, wooing, staff, prank, buddies, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.5
 95K
That's My Boy (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's ...
Style: humorous, parody, absurd, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family relations, disorder, uninvited guest, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, pedophile, cheating fiancee, meet the parents, stripper, teacher student sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1984, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, dumb, goofy hero, best friends, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 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, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: breakdance, dancer's life, hip hop, lifestyle, follow your dream, contests and competitions, love triangle, artists and showbiz, youth, rivalry, love and romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 31K
Boat Trip (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pretending to be gay, bikini, homosexuality, cruise ship, fish out of water, farce, lifestyle, singleness, fall in love, comedy of errors, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 207K
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, friends, championship, disorder, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 296K
Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: funny, not serious, entertaining, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, fraternity, neighbor neighbor relationship, stupidity, party, rivalry, plan gone awry, friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, manipulation, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
American Beach House (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What happens when six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three beautiful sexy young women, from all over the world, win a random contest-- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California, thanks to a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bikini, beach, looking for sex, disorder, comedy of errors, sexual relations, confined, holiday, love and romance, isolation, friendship, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, malibu california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, farce, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, teachers and students, cons and scams, mentor, low self esteem, loser, tennis, date, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, lifestyle, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, fish out of water, showbiz, misfit, goofy hero, sexual relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Anger Management (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, realistic, not serious, neurotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rage, lawyer, therapist, anger, unconventional method, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychology, court, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 2K
Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, not serious, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, switching roles, fish out of water, unlikely criminals, crimes, dishonesty, goofy hero, nothing goes right, misfit, crime gone awry, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 34K
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: teenagers, friendship, teenage love, goofy hero, starting over, high school, bullying, high school life, misfit, cheerleader, cheerleading, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The 41–Year–Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: parody, humorous, idiotic, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virginity, absurdism, teenage life, looking for sex, youth, misfit, buddies, disorder, sex, erection, stupidity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 154K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, parody, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, misfit, goofy hero, ambition, overprotective parent, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 66K
Beerfest (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, beer, alcohol, ambition, championship, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, buddies, underdog, rivalry, german, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, usa, munich germany, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 624
Gorp (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gorp is a delighfully silly send up of summer camp movies. It is set in a Catskills style resort for wealty Jewish kids. The main source of plot movement is from the following elements: camp waiters vs. camp management; camp guests vs. waiters; ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, cult film, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, prank, rivalry, gay african american, handcuffed together, lifestyle, workplace, buddies, obnoxious boss, youth, workplace situations, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 15K
Sorority Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends who head the Social Committee in a frat house, called KOK (Kappa Omicron Kappa), are charged with stealing money their fraternity has been saving for a cocktail cruise at the end of the semester, the one that guarantees them a spot at ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, not serious, sex comedy, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: cross dressing, college, hidden identity, student life, gender bending, sorority, farce, fish out of water, comedy of errors, fall in love, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Total Frat Movie (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie Martin, a JI whose fraternity gets kicked off campus after it takes the rap for a rival fraternity gone awry. Three years later, Charlie and the remaining brothers must throw the greatest rush event to recruit a new pledge class and bring ...
Style: humorous, intense, talky, light, funny ...
Plot: frat party, fraternity, party, friendship between men, older woman younger man relationship, conspiracy, college, violent man, blood, drunkenness, rape, immaturity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.3
 102K
Movie 43 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled "The Pitch", in which Charlie Wessler, a mad screenwriter, is attempting to pitch a script to film executive Griffin Schraeder. After revealing ...
Style: funny, parody, not serious, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark humor, hollywood, toilet humor, internet, youth, teenage life, nothing goes right, escapades, buddies, lifestyle, gross out humor, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, idiotic, humorous, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, farce, road trip, prank, silly humor, friends, disorder, misfit partners, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, deadly, danger, anti heroes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, anti hero, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%