Movies like Meatballs

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Meatballs
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As Tripper inspires his young charges to defeat rival Camp Mohawk in the annual Olympiad competition, Rudy plays matchmaker between Tripper and Roxanne, a female counselor at Northstar.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, light, sexy, earnest, entertaining, sentimental, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: camp, underdog, coming of age, summer camp, teenage life, rivalry, youth, nerds, disorder, mentor, adolescence, drinking, friends, childhood, unlikely friendships, mischievous children, chase, coming-of-age, cult, prank, teenager, ketchup, toothpick, french fries, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Dazed and Confused
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Animal House
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109 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and funny films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, pornography and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Meatballs: License to Drive (1988), The Toy (1982), Porky's Revenge (1985), Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), Revenge of the Nerds (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Meatballs 4
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ricky is the hottest water-ski instructor around and he has just be rehired by his former employer/camp to whip up attendance. But the camp is in serious financial trouble and the owner of a rival, more popular, camp wants to buy them out. Therefore ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, idiotic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
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License to Drive
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, funny ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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The Toy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
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Porky's Revenge
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game since he has bet on the opposing team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, vengeance, male nudity, buddies, school, underdog, revenge, contests and competitions, college, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, prank ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
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Porky's II: The Next Day
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the students of Angel Beach High decide to stage "An Evening With Shakespeare," their efforts are threatened by Miss Balbricker, who views the works of Shakespeare as obscene. She enlists the help of Reverend Bubba Flavel, a religious ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, male nudity, revenge, prank, sex, rebelliousness, teenage love, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, high school life, ninja ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
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Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The members of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity travel to Fort Lauderdale for a fraternity conference. They'll have to beat off the attacks of their rival frat, the Alphas, if they want to maintain their self-respect -- and, of course, if ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, campus
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Revenge of the Nerds
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
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    User:   82%
 
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The Hollywood Knights
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1960s, year 1965
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Fired Up!
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2 Guys. 300 Girls. You Do the Math. The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
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Place: illinois, usa
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Still Waiting...
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, not serious, realistic, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, restaurant, buddies, farce, goofy hero, clones, underdog, contests and competitions, nudity (topless - notable), drinking, immortality, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
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System:   70%
    User:   58%
 
Meatballs Part II
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second in-name-only sequel to the first Meatballs summer camp movie sets us at Camp Sasquash where the owner Giddy tries to keep his camp open after it's threatened with foreclosure after Hershey, the militant owner of Camp Patton located ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: male nudity, alien, camp, young heroes, save the day, teenage life, rivalry, mentor, youth, destiny, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   71%
 
Midnight Madness
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, adventure, school, beer, competition, on the road, buddies, treasure hunt, chase, contests and competitions, race against time, revenge ...
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Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Porky's
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
Style: humorous, sexy, not serious, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, virginity, teenager, school, sex, coming of age, vengeance, male nudity, revenge, teacher, beer, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
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Country: Canada
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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All I Wanna Do
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If there's one thing this wild group of friends at an all-girls high school has learned, it's how to get what they want! So when word leaks out that their school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, high school, coming of age, friendship, teenager, male nudity, teacher, virginity, buddies, rebellion, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s, year 1963
Place: tokyo, new jersey, new york state
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American Reunion
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, drinking, masturbation, buddies, drugs/alcohol, revenge, high school, male nudity, strong sexual content, virginity, reunion, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: michigan, usa
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System:   64%
    User:   54%
 
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Billy Madison
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, funny, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, high school, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, farce, stupidity, dumb, fish out of water, destiny, love and romance, beer, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Stripes
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, military, basic training, nudity (topless - notable), chase, drinking, military life, mentor, runaway, camp, vengeance, foul language ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Little Darlings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sexual, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Place: usa, new jersey
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Uncle Buck
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, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: mischievous children, teenager, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, chase, when the parents are away, eccentric family, fish out of water, foul language, family, mentor, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
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System:   59%
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Up the Academy
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, buddies, martial arts, college, parody, prank, looking for sex, family, weapons, teachers and students, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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System:   58%
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Bachelor Party
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: male nudity, chase, drinking, buddies, sex, couples, pornography, disorder, vengeance, beer, dumb, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel
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She's Out of Control
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, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, single father, single parent, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, family, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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System:   56%
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Dirty Deeds
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An American Pie-like teen comedy in which a high school senior tries to become the first student in years to complete the Dirty Deeds, an outrageous series of challenges that must be completed by the Homecoming banquet at 9 a.m.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teacher, prank, cheerleader, buddies, stadium, teenage life, stereotypes, cheerleading, school, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: california
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System:   56%
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Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
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, light ...
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Plot: fashion, children, coming of age, single parent, death, restaurant, parents and children, teenage life, when the parents are away, family, youth, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: australia, san francisco
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    User:   65%
 
 5.9
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The New Guy
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenager, friendship, mentor, misfit, goofy hero, starting over, buddies, romance, stereotypes, stupidity, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles
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System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
Kickin' It Old Skool
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 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, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
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