Movies like Meatballs

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Meatballs (1979)
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Meatballs (1979)
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, feel good, light, entertaining, funny, captivating, realistic, not serious, nostalgic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, rivalry, camp, youth, friends, rich and poor, mischievous children, prank, flirting, french fries, belch, toothpick, ketchup, mentor, underdog, coming of age, misfit, contests and competitions, love and romance, against the odds, hopes, disorder, silly humor, nerd, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s

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Most similar movies to Meatballs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and not serious films with plots about friends, youth, disorder, rivalry, teenager, silly humor and camp mostly in Comedy, War and Family genres. Some movies like Meatballs: The Great Outdoors (1988), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Porky's Revenge (1985), Stripes (1981), Midnight Madness (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Meatballs 4 (1992)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, camping, contests and competitions, save the day, workplace, underdog, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, youth, profanity, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
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The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, in-laws, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
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100%
Meatballs Part II (1984)
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, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: summer camp, alien, rivalry, disorder, friends, silly humor, young heroes, lifestyle, heroes, contests and competitions, save the day, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
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, feel good, witty, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, student life, teenage life, youth, misfit, rivalry, friends, disorder, nerds, underdog, pursuit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Porky's Revenge (1985)
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, cult film, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenager, school, student, lifestyle, college, teenage love, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, looking for sex, sexual relations, college life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 65K
Stripes (1981)
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, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. army, boot camp, friendship, soldier, basic training, disorder, military life, military, sergeant, taxi driver, obstacle course, flirting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, kentucky, milan italy, west germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Midnight Madness (1980)
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, quest, scavenger hunt, adventure, school, friends, on the road, college life, teenage life, friendship, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 11K
The Toy (1982)
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, friendship, spoiled brat, farce, youth, family problems, social differences, rich and poor, family, toys, mischievous children, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, camp, rivalry, camp counselor, parody, friends, youth, summer camp, friendship, silly humor, buddies, counselor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 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, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: breakdance, dancer's life, hip hop, lifestyle, follow your dream, contests and competitions, love triangle, rivalry, artists and showbiz, youth, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
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44%
 5.5
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The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, youth, high school, disorder, vengeance, misfit, society, teenage life, rivalry, coming of age, social misfits, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
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, sexy, sexual, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, teenager, prank, racism, teaching, ku klux klan, teen sex comedy, youth, society, coming of age, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, friendship, teenage love, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, high school, misfit, buddies, lifestyle, bullying, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: kids, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, friendship, teenage life, ambition, goofy hero, misfit, underdog, disorder, society, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, athlete, frame up, defector, nerd, college, vacation, lifestyle, goofy hero, rivalry, youth, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Duct Tape Forever (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil land baron's limo falls into a sinkhole outside Possum Lodge, lodge leader Red Green is ordered to pay the baron $10,000 or lose his beloved lodge forever. Red considers various money-making schemes concocted by his buddies, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, rivalry, contests and competitions, partners, nothing goes right, ambition, farce, journey, save the day, contest, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, silly humor, disorder, friends, power relations, animal life, social relations, college life, high school life, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Happy Campers (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chaos and rampant hormones reign when teenage counselors are left in charge during their summer-camp director's absence.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sexy ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: summer camp, camp, love, college, teenager, summer, teenage life, youth, buddies, teen angst, unrequited love, sexual awakening ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 8K
Dirty Deeds (2005)
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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: prank, cheerleader, high school, challenge, vandalism, bully, friends, rivalry, lifestyle, masturbation, stadium, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
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41%
The Book of Caleb (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A comfortable underachiever and serial prankster, in the midst of their quarter life crisis, reunite against childhood enemies in a contemporary suburban epic.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friends, true love, friendship, misfit, social misfits, best friends, love and romance, buddies, society, coming of age, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
 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: rivalry, elementary school, graduation, school, inheritance, irresponsible, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, misfit, goofy hero, fish out of water, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 4K
Camp Takota (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With her personal and professional life in shambles, Elise ends up having to take a job as a counselor at her old summer camp. There, she reunites with two estranged friends who attended camp and never left. When the future of the camp is put in ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: summer camp, friendship, save the day, reunion, youth, instructor, fired from the job, rivalry, camp, friends, strong female presence, adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 1.9
 150
Scouts Honor (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bumbling brothers David and Tim Appleorchard attempt to keep their family-owned summer camp from falling into the hands of their evil, greedy sibling (Chris Kattan) by earning their fist merit badges by the time they turn 30.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, goofy hero, contests and competitions, disorder, siblings relations, family business, silly humor, workplace, rivalry, camp, summer camp, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.3
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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: fraternity, youth, stupidity, neighbor neighbor relationship, plan gone awry, college life, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, friends, party, manipulation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Totally Awesome (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Do you prefer to wax on or wax off? Preacher won't let you dance? Well then, put Baby in the corner and come on down, 'cause VH1 is bringing back more of the'80s you love in this feature-length film, Totally Awesome. The Gundersons ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, love and romance, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage love, friends, martial arts, high school life, teenage life, disorder, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Heartbreak High (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each school try to do whatever it takes to throw the opposing ...
Style: humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, rivalry, sexual content, silly humor, contests and competitions, youth, buddies, ambition, sport team, friends, power relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s Road Trip - Beer Pong! Three college roommates are on the ride of their lives when they drop everything to join a bus full of sexy, scantily clad models to compete in the ultimate sport competition: the National Beer Pong Tournament.
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: university, looking for sex, on the road, lifestyle, contests and competitions, love and romance, youth, infidelity, road trip, bus, prank, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, maryland, atlanta georgia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
#1 Cheerleader Camp (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A pair of horny college guys get summer jobs at a sexy cheerleader camp.
Style: sexy, not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cheerleader, camp, cheerleading, womanizer, buddies, lifestyle, teenage life, looking for sex, couples, contests and competitions, youth, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 6K
Barely Legal (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenager Deacon works at a video shop, and his buddies, Fred and Matt, sell the bootleg porno films he acquires. Deacon gets fired, but the pals have the bright idea of filming their own Internet porn flick in order to make money and become more ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pornography, teen sex comedy, looking for sex, porn star, high school, filmmaking, teenage life, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Senior Skip Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adam Harris, a semi-lame senior, is head over heels in love with Cara. Unfortunately she is the most popular girl in school. On the one day of the year that he could actually have a chance, senior skip day, he screws it all up by accidentally ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, teen sex comedy, buddies, youth, disorder, looking for sex, party, teacher, school principal, nightlife, escapades, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%