Movies like Meatballs

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Meatballs (1979)
 6.2
 17K
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, realistic, not serious, funny, light, sexy, earnest, entertaining, sentimental, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, camp, prank, rivalry, french fries, toothpick, ketchup, underdog, coming of age, youth, friends, misfit, contests and competitions, rich and poor, love and romance, against the odds, hopes, mischievous children, disorder, friendship, teenage life, dancing, boxing, soccer, basketball ...
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, not serious and melancholic films with plots about friends, youth, disorder, camp, vengeance, dialogue and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Meatballs: Porky's Revenge (1985), Kickin' It Old Skool (2007), Midnight Madness (1980), Up the Academy (1980), Heartbreak High (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, kids
Plot: summer camp, alien, rivalry, youth, boot camp, teenage life, heroes, disorder, lifestyle, friends, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.1
 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: realistic, not serious, humorous, idiotic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, camping, workplace, youth, ambition, underdog, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, save the day, hopes, summer camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, vengeance, ambition, gang, athlete's life, sexual relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: frame up, defector, nerd, farce, vacation, college, student life, looking for sex, underdog, rivalry, prank, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: campus, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
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, absurd, talky, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, lifestyle, love triangle, fish out of water, rivalry, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, scavenger hunt, adventure, school, teenage life, buddies, disorder, partners, on the road, good versus evil, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, college life, misfit, high school life, martial arts, coming of age, gays and lesbians, boarding school life, looking for sex, rivalry, prank ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, rivalry, buddies, disorder, sport team, ambition, youth, high school life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, offbeat, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, racism, prank, teenager, teaching, religious fanatic, teenage love, couples, buddies, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, underdog, cheerleader, vandalism, sex, defenestration, teenage life, student life, college life, erection, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 35K
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, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, teenager, high school, virgin, school, masturbation, prank, peeping tom, lust, voyeur, stripper, teaching ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, high school, love and romance, youth, best friends, teenage love, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: sexy, offbeat, sexual, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, sexual relations, psychopath, love triangle, looking for sex, forces of nature, love and romance, rescue, gender, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, teen comedy
Plot: summer camp, camp, college, bikini, love, voyeur, lake, summer, teenager, partners, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: realistic, humorous, not serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, sex, teenage love, youth, best friends, homecoming, social relations, friends, vengeance, rivalry, friendship, prank ...
Time: 80s, year 1965, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: academy, prank, competition, chase, power relations, cons and scams, partners against crime, contests and competitions, heist, chaos, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 120K
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
Plot: inheritance, graduation, school, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, misfit, elementary school, fish out of water, rivalry, teachers and students, goofy hero, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.2
 2K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, punk, sex, arcade, nerd, nightlife, couples, disorder, partners, teenage life, youth, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.9
 32K
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
Plot: friendship, teenage love, cheerleading, starting over, goofy hero, high school life, high school, misfit, buddies, teenagers, romance, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, goofy hero, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 58K
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, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Plot: friendship, sergeant, taxi driver, basic training, boot camp, soldier, u.s. army, power relations, buddies, layoff, iron curtain, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, west germany, milan italy, kentucky, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, friends, social relations, youth, best friends, misfit, society, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, social misfits, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 10K
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, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, friendship, mischievous children, farce, rich and poor, youth, social differences, family problems, family, toys, spoiled brat, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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New Waterford Girl (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, unwanted pregnancy, female boxer, teenage pregnancy, canadian, friendship, teenager, teachers and students, power relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, new york, usa, nova scotia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 56K
Beta House (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Erik, Ryan, and Cooze start college and pledge the Beta House fraternity, presided over by none other than legendary Dwight Stifler. But chaos ensues when a fraternity of geeks threatens to stop the debauchery and the Betas have to make a stand for ...
Style: sexual, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: nudity (topless - notable), college, fraternity, looking for sex, sex, contests and competitions, student life, rebelliousness, misfit, lifestyle, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: prank, cheerleader, high school, vandalism, stadium, homecoming, masturbation, bully, party, challenge, teenage life, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: kids, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, underdog, rivalry, friendship, friends, ambition, misfit, society, youth, camp, social misfits, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, skiing, contests and competitions, rich and poor, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, buddies, youth, ambition, lifestyle, society, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, virginity, absurdism, teenage life, buddies, looking for sex, misfit, youth, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Still Waiting... (2009)
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, witty, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, manager, cook, bar, parody, disorder, wooing, underdog, friendship, rivalry, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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