Movies like Napoleon Dynamite

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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
 6.9
 199K
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, talky, absurd, melancholic, realistic, cult film, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, small town, teenage life, high school life, misfit, social misfits, eccentric family, goofy hero, election, rejection, school dance, adolescence, antisocial behavior, underdog, youth, president, classmate, classmates, determination, disorder, teenager, geek, family relations, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, mexico, utah

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Most similar movies to Napoleon Dynamite

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and funny films with plots about friends, youth, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe and friendship mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Napoleon Dynamite: Dazed and Confused (1993), Encino Man (1992), Gentlemen Broncos (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Dear Lemon Lima (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming-of-age, teenager, coming of age, adolescence, stoners, marijuana, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 37K
Encino Man (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man from the past in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link, as the boys have named him, quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany Southern California lives. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: prom, high school, fish out of water, school, frozen alive, caveman, society, silly humor, college life, high school life, college, teenage life ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s, prehistoric, stone age
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, teenage life, social awkwardness, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, misfit, social misfits, small town, eccentricity, plagiarism, fantasizing, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sentimental, idiotic ...
Plot: farce, friendship, misfit, corporate world, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, loser, goofy hero, taxidermy, mouse, idiot, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, high school life, against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, imaginary character, teenage protagonist, obsession, 13 year old, teenage girl, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 77K
Hot Rod (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most ...
Style: humorous, witty, melancholic, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, misfit, motorcycle, fund raising, ambition, obsessive quest, extreme sport, contests and competitions, goofy hero, parents and children, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, friends, youth, prankster, siblings relations, disorder, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 189K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, teenager, drugs/alcohol, when the parents are away, youth, friends, popularity, buddies, student, looking for sex, teenage life, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.1
 21K
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: witty, feel good, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: misfit, friends, high school life, high school, teenage life, social misfits, teachers and students, best friends, youth, high school hunk, bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 84K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenager, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, friendship, high school student, friends, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, student life, teenage life, youth, misfit, rivalry, disorder, friends, nerds, underdog, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 221K
Role Models (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two salesmen trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, sentimental, not serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifestyle change, friends, farce, dimwit, community service, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, character change, youth, adolescence, friendship, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
53%
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, farce, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, cons and scams, teachers and students, mentor, low self esteem, loser, tennis, date, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: suprisingly clever, coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, skipping school, family relations, when the parents are away, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 124K
Accepted (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slacker, college life, overnight success, student, unconventional method, youth, cons and scams, misfit partners, lifestyle, graduation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, yale university, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, absurdism, virginity, teenage life, looking for sex, misfit, buddies, youth, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, pregnancy, goofy hero, misfit, family relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, sexual attraction, coma, masturbation, father son relationship, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teen sex comedy, high school, parody, prom, cheerleader, teenager, stereotypes, couple relations, opposites attract, teenage love, adolescence, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 930
My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social relations, friendship, youth, high school life, power relations, best friends, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, society, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, not serious, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, drunk driving, underage drinking, love and romance, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
General Education (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Levi Collins is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before his mom and dad discover he's failed senior ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, summer school, teenage love, high school life, youth, tennis, social relations, parents and children, college, ambition, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 7K
High School (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, weed, high school, fighting the system, teenage life, misfit, nothing goes right, against the rules, rebellion, youth, manipulations, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.9
 269K
Step Brothers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, family relations, friendship, grownups, adulthood, living with parents, goofy hero, man child, becoming an adult, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 36K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, goofy hero, social awkwardness, friends, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, buddies, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, talky ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
American Sophomore (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of high school kids enjoy many adventures throughout their formative tenth grade year.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, disorder, friends, escapades, youth, social relations, high school, high school life, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 2K
Harold (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager with an early onset of male-pattern baldness befriends his high school's janitor.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, society, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, social misfits, misfit, youth, teachers and students, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 132K
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, graduation, elementary school, 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 ⇓
49%
 7.0
 78K
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But he gets kicked out of his apartment and is forced to move in with his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, roommate, sexual humor, eviction, stupidity, slacker, geek, lifestyle, workplace, youth, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%