Movies like The Nutty Professor 1963

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The Nutty Professor (1963)
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The Nutty Professor (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, absurd, cult film, dark humor, psychotronic, buddy movie, light, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: chemistry, farce, college, university, laboratory, fall in love, satire, hung over, student, teacher, professor, potion, mad scientist, romance, love, split personality, youth, misfit, wish come true, love and romance, self discovery, battle of the sexes, experiment gone awry, physical appearance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, funny and light films with plots about disorder, catastrophe, farce, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Nutty Professor: Weird Science (1985), The Ladies Man (1961), Multiplicity (1996), Son of Flubber (1963), Overnight Delivery (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and ...
Style: humorous, funny, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: split personality, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fall in love, alter ego, parody, physical appearance, inventions and discoveries, farce, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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100%
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece ...
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: split personality, alter ego, physical appearance, family, nothing goes right, goofy hero, supernatural ability, eccentric family, disorder, mad scientist, silly humor, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Weird Science (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, sincere ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenager, friendship, experiment gone awry, geek, nerd, inventions and discoveries, wish come true, misfit, high school, looking for sex, dream girl, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ladies Man (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females?
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: farce, workplace, nothing goes right, love and romance, battle of the sexes, college, down on your luck, singleness, college life, absurd humor, parody, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: egypt, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Multiplicity (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, split personality, disorder, twins, family life, mental illness, self discovery, family relations, misfit, nothing goes right, parents and children ...
Time: year 1996
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Overnight Delivery (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful. So he sends her a letter, but than finds out that he was wrong. He has 24 hours to stop the package, prevent a disaster, and fall in love. The only problem is the delivery man will not stop until ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, sexy, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: on the road, college, romance, youth, partners, infidelity, looking for love, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, unlikely couple, unfaithful girlfriend ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pyaar Impossible (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: romantic comedy in which a geek and the most sought-after college beauty are paired together by a twist of fate. And under all odds, an impossible love story begins.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, college, student, nerd, friendship, romance, opposites attract, couples, goofy hero, unlikely couple, bollywood, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews visits gypsy Madame Rosa for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears it irresistible to the opposite sex for four hours. Paul and animal ...
Style: light, feel good, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love potion, experiment gone awry, romance, wish come true, misfit, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, magic, scientist, wooing, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 8K
Soul Man (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, controversial, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: racism, satire, interracial relations, switching roles, college life, scholarship, culture clash, comedy of errors, fish out of water, social differences, cons and scams, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 30K
Bubble Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jimmy is young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy -- ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: niagara falls, goofy hero, youth, obsessive quest, teenage life, self discovery, illness, love and romance, romance, chosen one, wedding, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a brain surgeon who tries to end his unhappy marriage to spend more time with a disembodied brain.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, mad scientist, satire, love triangle, transplant, brain, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, gold ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, austria, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 84K
Flubber (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, inventor, family, university, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, father son relationship, bankruptcy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 30K
Real Genius (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: laser, computer cracker, college, genius, science, prank, ego, prodigy, youth, lifestyle, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Errand Boy (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: buddies, workplace romance, hollywood, media satire, fish out of water, mistaken identity, workplace situations, showbiz, couple relations, disorder, filmmaking, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Disorderly Orderly is a 1964 American comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Jerry Lewis. The film was produced by Paul Jones with a screenplay by director Frank Tashlin, based on a story by Norm Liebermann and Ed Haas.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, gag humor
Plot: hospital, romance, golden years, nothing goes right, elderly, workplace, misfit, unlikely criminals, love and romance, goofy hero, odd couple, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blast from the Past (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, cold war, fall in love, romance, hiding place, couples, teaching the ways of the world, atomic bomb, baseball, fish out of water, happy ending, family ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, romance, college, fish out of water, disorder, goofy hero, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Happy Together (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and tries to get a different room as soon as possible, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, opposites attract, university, fall in love, romance, student life, disorder, couples, lifestyle, youth, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, wooing, parents and children, rise to the top, family relations, romance, disorder, store, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, workplace ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
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The Rewrite (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: college, single parent, romance, fall in love, college life, unlikely couple, writer's life, power relations, teaching, teacher, love interest, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, united states, new york state, new jersey, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 5K
Two Much (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: twins, love triangle, switching roles, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, wooing, hidden identity, nothing goes right, screwball, adaptation, art, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 27K
Loser (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, opposites attract, college student, romance, teenage life, fall in love, youth, friendship, lifestyle, city life, loser, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Patsy (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a 'nobody' to play the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man chosen, bellboy Stanley Belt (Lewis), can't do anything right. The TV show is getting closer, and Stanley ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: messenger, rising to stardom, nothing goes right, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, media, ambition, goofy hero, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, filmmaking ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Pallbearer (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring architect Tom Thompson is told by mysterious Ruth Abernathy that his best friend, "Bill," has taken his own life. Except that Tom has never met Bill and neither have his incredulous friends. So when Tom foolishly agrees to give ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, love triangle, youth, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, self discovery, older woman younger man relationship, funeral, friendship, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 65K
Junior (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.
Style: feel good, light, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, science, scientist, farce, fall in love, switching roles, baby, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, disorder, nothing goes right, medicine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, twentieth century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Family Jewels (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, gangsters, parody, uncle niece relationship, inheritance, society, heroes, misfit, young heroes, rich and poor, switching roles, adoption ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 14K
Senseless (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.
Style: humorous, funny, experimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: rivalry, college, ambition, experiment gone awry, goofy hero, nothing goes right, youth, contests and competitions, fish out of water, talking about masturbation, blindness and impaired vision, mentor ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York in 1995 Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. Thus he spends his days inventing new colorful and well smelling potions and certainly caring for his girlfriend Sarah Carver. But when he discovers that his greatgrandfather, called ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, sexy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, split personality, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, switching roles, disorder, supernatural ability, hidden identity, fish out of water, transformation, femme fatale, double life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, looking for sex, journal, lifestyle, fall in love, fish out of water, teenage life, college life, disorder, youth, obsessive quest, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%