Movies like Major Payne

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Major Payne (1995)
 6.2
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Major Payne (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds him a job - commanding officer of a local school's JROTC program, a bunch of ragtag losers with no hope.
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, captivating, realistic, cult film, feel good, light, harsh ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, sarcasm, military life, school, contests and competitions, mischievous children, power relations, children, stupidity, mentor, youth, parody, battles, war, disorder, foul language, rivalry, silly humor, marines, instructor, military base, military service, college life, coming of age ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Major Payne

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, not serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, catastrophe, mentor, fantasy world, adaptation, dialogue and first contact mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Major Payne: Sgt. Bilko (1996), Down Periscope (1996), Hot Shots! (1991), Dunston Checks In (1996), Meet the Spartans (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 21K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, dishonesty, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
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100%
 6.2
 20K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. navy, submarine, goofy hero, military, ocean or sea, military life, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 96K
Hot Shots! (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, military base, disorder, danger, love and romance, pilot, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1971, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: california, mediterranean sea, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dunston Checks In (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orangutan, hotel, hotel manager, cons and scams, crimes, adventure, mischievous children, nothing goes right, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, mistaken identity, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Meet the Spartans (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, absurd, satirical, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, queen, heroic mission, escapades, goofy hero, heroes, army, disorder, buddies, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, melancholic, football movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, prank, parents and children, friendship, fish out of water, high school life, mischievous children, nothing goes right, child as adult ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 127K
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, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, graduation, school, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, elementary school, misfit, rivalry, fish out of water, teachers and students, goofy hero, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, twist ending, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: farce, summer camp, camp, family, partners, disorder, teenage life, friends, misfit, mischievous children, chaos and mayhem, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, disney, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, disorder, youth, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.1
 15K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, escapades, buddies, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five disparate kids snowed in at the airport on Christmas Eve learn some lessons about friendship when they launch a bid to get back to their families and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who wants to keep them grounded.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, when the parents are away, christmas eve, christmas, disorder, fish out of water, airport, happy ending, child as adult, youth, christmas tree, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, supernatural, heroic mission, danger, confined, supernatural ability, master villain, disorder, rescue, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, mentor, farce, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, cons and scams, teachers and students, traffic policeman, loser, low self esteem, tennis, date ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 28K
Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adoption, mischievous children, disorder, troublemaker, kidnapping, swearing, parents and children, brat, friends, best friends, orphanage, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, pets, escapades, dog movie, missing person, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, light, funny, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, nothing goes right, disorder, children, family, family relations, dog, farce, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 278K
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, humorous, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fraternity, youth, stupidity, neighbor neighbor relationship, party, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, farce, plan gone awry, uninhibited rivalry, prank, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, youth, friendship, teachers and students, parents and children, family life, disorder, friends, yo yo, siblings relations, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.6
 446K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, light, not serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, holiday, family, home invasion, when the parents are away, child protagonist, kids and family, youth, danger, neighbor, children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 5K
Senior Trip (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on detention, a group of misfits and slackers have to write a letter to the President explaining what is wrong with the education system. There is only one problem, the President loves it! Hence, the group must travel to Washington to meet the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: stoners, on the road, parody, goofy hero, adventure, when the parents are away, looking for sex, congress, high school life, misfit, society, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, disorder, teenage life, animal life, partners, buddies, martial arts, looking for sex, teachers and students, silly humor, youth ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 106K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, contests and competitions, escapades, partners, bet, race, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, road trip, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Strange Wilderness (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, gross out humor, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, tv show, obsessive quest, animal life, escapades, disorder, race against time, rivalry, prank, nothing goes right, workplace, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: school, underdog, mischievous children, friendship, family, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, disorder, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Coming of age story for two girls, Mary Clancy and Rachel Devery, who find themselves as students at the St. Francis Academy, a catholic boarding school for girls. The story spans three years and follows the girls and their many pranks including ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, convent, nun, prank, family, high school, orphan, youth, teenage life, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Military Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie deals with a guy who gets to join the German Bundeswehr involuntarily because a colleague loses his denial papers in order to get the chance to get down on his girlfriend. When entering the Bundeswehr he acts like a giant idiot and of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, military, military life, misfit, soldier, military base, fish out of water, boot camp, disorder, basic training, adolescence vs adulthood, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: children, road trip, mischievous children, on the road, family relations, family, parents and children, couple relations, nothing goes right, romance, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, misfit, hopes, military life, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: detroit, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 9K
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, parent child relationship, misfit, family, frame up, teenage life, disorder, adventure, friends, high school, father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Problem Child 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: prank, single parent, parents and children, fall in love, family, farce, disorder, family relations, friends, looking for love, mischievous children, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%