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: humorous, funny, absurd, feel good, parody, not serious, captivating, realistic, light, harsh ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military life, military, sarcasm, school, contests and competitions, war veteran, military service, male protagonist, mischievous children, instructor, disorder, army life, military training, teaching, stepfather stepson relationship, power relations, foul language, violence, dating, humiliation, love interest, children, stupidity, mentor ...
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, feel good, not serious and funny films with plots about disorder, youth, family, mentor, adaptation, first contact and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Major Payne: Sgt. Bilko (1996), Down Periscope (1996), Problem Child (1990), Ernest Goes to Camp (1987), Camp Nowhere (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 23K
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, captivating, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, cons and scams, rivalry, disorder, revenge, camp, military life, dishonesty, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
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100%
 6.1
 24K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, military, military life, goofy hero, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, underdog, disorder ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 30K
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: feel good, humorous, funny, suspenseful, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, spoiled brat, dark humor, farce, disorder, troublemaker, kidnapping, parents and children, swearing, runaway, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: farce, summer camp, camp, family, prison, teenage life, mistaken identity, chaos and mayhem, friends, disorder, mischievous children, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 10K
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, adventure, friends, disorder, high school, father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 69K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: humorous, light, sincere, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, rich and poor, family, friendship, youth, children, wealth, missing person, butler, when the parents are away, mischievous children, heroes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Adventures in Babysitting (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two teen rival babysitters, Jenny and Lola, team up to hunt down one of their kids who accidentally ran away into the big city without any supervision.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining
Plot: babysitting, childhood, nanny, adventure, comedy of errors, rescue, stranger, nothing goes right, family relations, contests and competitions, disorder, contest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, friendship, fish out of water, high school life, child as adult, nothing goes right, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 142K
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, rivalry, elementary school, school, inheritance, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, fish out of water, fall in love, teachers and students, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, pets, escapades, animal life, disorder, cross country, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, family, parents and children, family life, christmas party, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?! (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette's and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr. Poppy are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey! When their ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, rivalry, ambition, couple relations, teachers and students, disorder, couples, youth, school, contests and competitions, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This sequel to the popular British comedy sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over. When he enters his school in the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road ...
Style: realistic, feel good, not serious, humorous, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, contests and competitions, teachers and students, couple relations, school, couples, social relations, power relations, disorder, mischievous children, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, supernatural, heroic mission, disorder, supernatural ability, confined, master villain, rescue, farce, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, palermo italy, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Problem Child 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, not serious, realistic, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: farce, prank, mischievous children, problem child, child, neighborhood, spoiled brat, single parent, fall in love, parents and children, naughty child, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, not serious, sentimental, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, father daughter relationship, disorder, youth, coming of age, teenage life, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, pittsburgh, indiana, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, military life, misfit, hopes, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: brooklyn new york city, detroit, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, when the parents are away, christmas, christmas eve, disorder, fish out of water, airport, happy ending, child as adult, youth, rescue, family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 15K
Mr. Magoo (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mr. Magoo, a man with terrible eyesight, gets caught up in a museum robbery.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: chase, millionaire, heist, mistaken identity, family, adventurer, odd couple, goofy hero, race against time, master criminal, treasure hunt, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 11K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: white house, bodyguard, usa president, friendship, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, secret agents, shopping mall, boxing, president, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dunston Checks In (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, father son relationship, bully, hotel manager, cons and scams, crimes, adventure, mischievous children, nothing goes right, single father, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: bali
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
War of the Buttons (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1960. The thrilling battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family, children, countryside, friendship, friends, rivalry, village life, school, social relations, disorder, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, school, underdog, mischievous children, family, parents and children, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, disorder, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.5
 8K
Hoot (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, school, bully, environmentalism, owl, adventure, save the day, misfit, vandalism, kidnapping, restaurant, environmental issue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 6K
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: parody, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: stoners, on the road, power relations, reform, congress, disorder, when the parents are away, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teachers and students, looking for sex, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Sister's Kids Home Alone (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 79 min.
Story: My sisters kids are home alone
Style: humorous, light, funny, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: youth, when the parents are away, parents and children, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, mischievous children, rivalry, family relations, family, humour, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 13K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport team, sport, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, teenage life, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Schools out and Fred Figglehorn's dream of water slides, horseback riding and monkey butlers during the summer turns into a nightmare of gruel and poisonous berries when his mom signs him up to an unsanitary camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, teenage life, friendship, ambition, misfit, goofy hero, escapades, contests and competitions, society, youth, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 3K
Zenon: Z3 (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Zenon Kar a teenager living on a space station in the year 2054 competes in the first ever Galactic Teen Supreme contest.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, futuristic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, disorder, mischievous children, adventure, teenage life, ambition, rivalry, youth, escapades, space and aliens, save the world, contests and competitions ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%