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, not serious, realistic, funny, light, sexy, earnest, entertaining, sentimental, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, camp, french fries, toothpick, ketchup, prank, underdog, rivalry, coming of age, youth, disorder, friends, mischievous children, contests and competitions, rich and poor, against the odds, hopes, love and romance, misfit, teenage life, girl in panties, scantily clad female, braless teen, soccer, basketball ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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 funny films with plots about friends, youth, pornography, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor and disorder mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Meatballs: Porky's Revenge (1985), Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), Midnight Madness (1980), Up the Academy (1980), License to Drive (1988). 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, 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
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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: humorous, not serious, 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 ⇓
90%
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 ⇓
76%
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: frame up, farce, vacation, defector, nerd, buddies, college, goofy hero, social misfits, prank, college life, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, 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 ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
59%
License to Drive (1988)
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 ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: drunk driving, champagne, ferrari, underage drinking, high school, buddies, teenage life, nothing goes right, youth, disorder, friends, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, defenestration, sex, underdog, college life, student life, teenage life, erection, cheerleader, vandalism, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, virgin, friendship, self discovery, high school, coming-of-age, best friends, looking for sex, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, best friends, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, dumb, misfit, family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, goofy hero, fish out of water, ambition, love and romance, misfit, rivalry, disorder, buddies, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, peeping tom, voyeur, lust, teaching, loss of virginity, stripper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 31K
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, buddies, misfit, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, cheerleading, romance, teenager, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: competition, prank, academy, buddies, chase, goofy hero, governor, partners against crime, contests and competitions, officers and cadets, basic training, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: italy, milan italy, kentucky, czechoslovakia, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, realistic, sexual
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%
 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, satirical, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, rich and poor, farce, friendship, youth, mischievous children, power relations, social differences, family problems, misfit, down on your luck, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, teenage pregnancy, canadian, friendship, female boxer, teenager, unwanted pregnancy, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, new york, usa, nova scotia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
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 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, sexual, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, pornography, filmmaking, stoners, nothing goes right, looking for sex, pornographic video, sexual relations, high school life, teenage life, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
 4.3
 2K
H.O.T.S. (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four girls spurned by the popular Sorority on campus decide to start their own and steal all the men on campus away from the house that rejected them.
Style: humorous, sexual, erotic, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, university, sorority, high school, rivalry, nudity (topless - notable), best friends, buddies, goofy hero, school, contests and competitions, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
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 ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: halloween, high school, gang, prank, buddies, coming of age, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, vengeance, culture clash, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1965, 80s
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: camp, teenage life, rivalry, camp counselor, youth, parody, summer, summer camp, counselor, sex, buddies, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, buddies, teenage life, looking for sex, misfit, youth, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: prank, high school, cheerleader, stadium, bully, party, challenge, homecoming, vandalism, masturbation, teacher, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%