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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, not serious, realistic, funny, light, sexy, earnest, entertaining, sentimental, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, camp, ketchup, toothpick, french fries, prank, teenage life, underdog, rivalry, coming of age, youth, disorder, friends, mischievous children, contests and competitions, rich and poor, against the odds, hopes, love and romance, misfit, braless teen, scantily clad female, girl in panties, story continued during end credits, teenage girl in swimwear ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and sexy films with plots about youth, friends, disorder, rivalry, camp, teenage life and buddies mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Meatballs: The First Turn-On!! (1983), Porky's Revenge (1985), Heartbreak High (1981), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Midnight Madness (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychotronic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: summer camp, alien, young heroes, save the day, teenage life, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, looking for sex, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.0
 2K
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, idiotic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: camping, save the day, rivalry, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, hopes, youth, disorder, workplace ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, camp, rivalry, camp counselor, youth, parody, summer camp, summer, counselor, sex, buddies, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The First Turn-On!! (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenage summer campers and one counselor share the stories of their first sexual experiences when an avalanche traps them in a cave...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, sexual relations, youth, couples, rescue, looking for sex, love triangle, forces of nature, teenage life, psychopath, gender ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, sexual, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, teenager, student, buddies, vengeance, underdog, misadventure, college, contests and competitions, prank, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: defector, vacation, farce, frame up, nerd, buddies, college, goofy hero, social misfits, prank, college life, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, disorder, buddies, athlete and trainer, high school life, sport team, power relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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: witty, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, college life, student life, teenage life, sex, defenestration, underdog, erection, cheerleader, vandalism, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, scavenger hunt, rivalry, adventure, on the road, buddies, school, contests and competitions, race against time, college life, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 454
Gorp (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gorp is a delighfully silly send up of summer camp movies. It is set in a Catskills style resort for wealty Jewish kids. The main source of plot movement is from the following elements: camp waiters vs. camp management; camp guests vs. waiters; ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, prank, rivalry, looking for sex, drugs/alcohol, workplace situations, youth, disorder, workplace, buddies, obnoxious boss, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: camp, college, summer, lake, bikini, love, voyeur, teenager, summer camp, buddies, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, buddies, college, martial arts, school, prank, military academy, looking for sex, teachers and students, boarding school life, college life, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 2K
Screwballs (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to T & A High, where the entire student body including campus virgin Purity Busch, chronic masturbator Melvin Jerkovski, repressed Principal Stuckoff and blonde bombshell Bootsie Goodhead all must rise to the challenges of freshman ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, sex, coming of age, college, best friends, teenager, buddies, suburbs, prank, looking for sex, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Little Darlings (1980)
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, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, coming-of-age, virgin, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, high school, best friends, looking for sex, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 1K
Joysticks (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempts to shut down a video arcade he believes is harmful to the mental health of children.
Style: not serious, humorous, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, punk, arcade, sex, nerd, buddies, prank, video game, teenager, high school life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sexual, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, prank, school, religious fanatic, teenager, teaching, racism, rebelliousness, lust, misadventure, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 3K
Ski School (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rival groups in a skiing school do battle on and off the piste. One gang are rich and serious, the other group are party animals.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, skiing, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, sport, youth, friends, athlete's life, buddies, friendship, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
#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: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: camp, buddies, looking for sex, sport, teenage life, youth, womanizer, contests and competitions, couples, friends, lifestyle, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 34K
Porky's (1981)
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, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, teenager, high school, school, racism, virgin, voyeur, peeping tom, lust, teaching, loss of virginity, stripper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 40K
Fired Up! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
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
Plot: cheerleading, high school, football, cheerleader, rivalry, buddies, womanizer, looking for sex, teenage life, love and romance, youth, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 56K
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, realistic, funny ...
Plot: friendship, basic training, u.s. army, soldier, boot camp, taxi driver, sergeant, date, military life, power relations, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kentucky, italy, milan italy, czechoslovakia, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 3K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, social misfits, high school, teenager, school, vengeance, high school life, teenage life, rivalry, youth, friends, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, martial arts, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, youth, disorder, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.4
 117K
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, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, graduation, delusion, inheritance, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, rivalry, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 8K
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, parent child relationship, camp, misfit, family, teenage life, youth, disorder, adventure, cons and scams, frame up, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, goofy hero, camp, social misfits, comedy of errors, contests and competitions, teenage life, youth, disorder, underdog, friendship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: summer camp, save the day, camp, family, friendship, childhood friends, reunion, friends, youth, instructor, adulthood, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 598
The Big Store (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: motorcycle chase, underdog, disorder, store, buddies, misfit partners, contests and competitions, prank, nothing goes right, ambition, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 4K
The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rich and poor, power relations, youth, social differences, mischievous children, parents and children, family relations, disorder, society, toys, screwball, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.0
 143
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, camp, siblings relations, family relations, contests and competitions, family business, ambition, rivalry, workplace, disorder, brother brother relationship, tent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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