Movies like How I Got Into College

If you like "How I Got Into College" you are looking for humorous, feel good and realistic movies about / with college, high school, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love and youth themes of Comedy and Romance genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
How I Got Into College (1989)
 5.8
 2K
How I Got Into College (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, satirical, light, entertaining, clever, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, high school, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, youth, friends, teachers and students, partners, love and romance, student life, university, ambition, looking for love, urban ghetto life, high school life, lifestyle, buddies, college life, unfulfilled love, coming of age, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, dedicated educator ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to How I Got Into College

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about youth, high school, teenage life, love and romance, romance, teenager and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like How I Got Into College: Private School (1983), Happy Together (1989), Joy of Sex (1984), Heart & Soul (1985), Can't Hardly Wait (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Private School (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: school, friends, high school, girls' boarding school, voyeurism, teenager, voyeur, bikini, sex, college, coming of age, boarding school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Happy Together (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and tries to get a different room as soon as possible, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, university, opposites attract, romance, down on your luck, nothing goes right, fall in love, student life, love and romance, disorder, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 3.5
 587
Joy of Sex (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, loss of virginity, youth, teenage life, looking for sex, teenage love, romance, sexual relations, lifestyle, high school life, coming of age, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 5K
Heart & Soul (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: high school, first love, youth, teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, college life, small town, fall in love, small town life, buddies, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: graduation, high school, friends, party, romance, youth, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, one last chance, coming of age, unspoken love ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.9
 1K
Going Greek (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loner freshman Jake Taylor is forced to join the wildest fraternity on campus when the frat brothers refuse to accept his geeky cousin/roommate unless Jake agrees to pledge with him. As the semester progresses, Jake struggles to maintain his grades ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: college, power relations, opposites attract, siblings relations, teenage life, teenage love, college life, sport, lifestyle, buddies, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Making the Grade (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover Academy bully. When his bookie from the old neighborhood, ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, friendship, going straight, school, switching roles, bookies, fall in love, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, ambition, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, europe, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
71%
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, offbeat
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, journal, virgin, looking for sex, buddies, couples, disorder, teenage life, college life, friends, thirtysomething life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
69%
 6.6
 15K
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: summer school, high school, underdog, teacher, school, teenager, coming of age, surfing, self discovery, summer, rivalry, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, youth, island, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, love and romance, heroic mission, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 17K
Get Over It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, unlikely couple, high school life, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Slap Her, She's French! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Welcome to Splendona High School, Texas, where football players, cheerleaders and beauty queens rule the hallways. And Starla Grady, the most popular girl in school, is on top of it all. That is, at least until Genevieve LePlouff, a French foreign ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, sexy, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, cheerleader, youth, fish out of water, popularity, unfulfilled love, culture clash, ambition, contests and competitions, high school life, small town life, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, france, usa, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, friendship, lifestyle, high school life, society, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, rise to the top, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
68%
 5.9
 4K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, high school, coming of age, romance, small town, couples, family problems, small town life, teenage life, family life, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 25K
Loser (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, small town, coming of age, hospital, college student, opposites attract, romance, friendship, instructor, small town life, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
58%
 6.8
 13K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, high school life, friendship, romance, cheerleading, rivalry, teenage life, friends, sport team, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, football movie, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sport, high school, college, vengeance, coming of age, underdog, ambition, youth, sport team, friends, romance, buddies ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 2K
Spring Break (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.
Style: erotic, realistic, sexual, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spring break, beach party, college, romance, drinking, disorder, partners, teenage life, couples, nightlife, buddies, school ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Teacher's Wife (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Todd Boomer is a college student aspiring to get into University. His chances are looking poor when his maths teacher, fails him in every maths test. Help arrives in the guise of the gorgeous Vicki, a mathematical genius who decides to tutor Todd. ...
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, high school, tutor, teacher, student, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, university, high school life, friends, teenage life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 633
Schools Out (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, college, power relations, youth, high school, romance, love and romance, vengeance, lifestyle, high school life, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Saved by the Bell: The College Years is a sequel to the Saved by the Bell series which ran from September 14, 1993 to February 8, 1994, lasting one season. It was the third incarnation of the franchise. It is also the only series of the franchise to ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, college life, friendship, looking for love, lifestyle, student life, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 1K
Coming Soon (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The trials and tribulations of wealthy young Manhattanites and their sexual coming of age, a romantic comedy set at an Upper East Side prep school.
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, orgasm, wealth, friendship, school, youth, best friends, lifestyle, high school life, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 959
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, americana, friendship, prom, fish out of water, coming of age, high school, self discovery, youth, friends, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.6
 3K
Popstar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girls life gets turned upside down when a new school friend turns out to be a popstar.
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, date night
Plot: misfit, school, teenage love, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, music, love and romance, family, parents and children, young lovers, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, high school, friendship, coming of age, halloween, cheerleading, romance, vengeance, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s
Place: tucson arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
High School High (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, parody, school, gang, farce, disorder, teenage life, teenage love, idealism, juvenile delinquency, high school life, society ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%