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Police Academy (1984)
 6.7
 102K
Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sexy, comic, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, rookie, instructor, parody, chase, prank, goofy hero, police, officers and cadets, chief, disorder, academy, anti heroes, recruit, campaign, crime and punishment, chaos, roommate, clumsiness, interracial friendship, mentor, farce, police investigation, friendship, justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and not serious films with plots about disorder, catastrophe, brutality, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and runaway mostly in Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Police Academy: Moving Violations (1985), Private Resort (1985), Bachelor Party (1984), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Outrageous Fortune (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, police academy, crime, vengeance, police investigation, crimes, nothing goes right, workplace intrigue, partners against crime, officers and cadets, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: prank, academy, competition, chase, law enforcement, officers and cadets, crimes, ambition, friends, power relations, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prank, crime, police investigation, crimes, heroes, master criminal, disorder, law enforcement, buddies, fighting crime, partners, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Russians need help in dealing with the Mafia and so they seek help with the veterans of the Police Academy. They head off to Moscow, in order to find evidence against Konstantin Konali, who marketed a computer game that everyone in the world is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mafia, undercover, police academy, police investigation, chase, farce, gangsters, crime, video game, rebellion, campaign, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, prank, mayor, crime, police investigation, officers and cadets, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, disorder, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, prank, crime, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, goofy hero, save the day, crimes, nothing goes right, chases and races, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, based on cult tv series, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: parody, terrorism, race against time, undercover, police investigation, goofy hero, chases and races, save the day, crime, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moving Violations (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.
Style: twists and turns, witty, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nasa, chase, police, car chase, school, rebellion, misfit, urban, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Private Resort (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack and his buddy Ben check in at a posh Florida resort, planning to spend every hour in hot pursuit of gorgeous babes. But their plans hit a major detour when they try to bed the wife of a conniving jewel thief. They'll have to outsmart him, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, youth, femme fatale, friendship, goofy hero, farce, love and romance, teenage life, prank, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 33K
Bachelor Party (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tennis, donkey, party, wedding, disorder, buddies, couples, love and romance, nothing goes right, sexual perversion, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sexual ...
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 ⇓
27%
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, erection, sex, defenestration, teenage life, student life, college life, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, cia, espionage, adventure, vengeance, farce, cons and scams, secret agents, undercover, buddies, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, nerd, defector, farce, vacation, college, college life, youth, rivalry, prank, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, social misfits, goofy hero, buddies, disorder, partners, obsessive quest, misfit, dumb, high school, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, fish out of water, misfit, rivalry, elementary school, goofy hero, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, hopes, save the day, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, summer camp, lifestyle, underdog, disorder, ambition, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 13K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitution, morgue, misfit, nightlife, cons and scams, nightshift, lifestyle, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.6
 104K
Animal House (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, not serious, light ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, sex, rebelliousness, rivalry, looking for sex, chaos and mayhem, youth, college freshman, party, revenge, probation, college campus ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: ballet, farce, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, rivalry, fish out of water, taxi driver, misfit, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 48K
Walk of Shame (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blonde, comedy of errors, disorder, nothing goes right, journalist, once in a lifetime opportunity, one-night stand, race against time, media, stereotypes, stupidity, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fraternity Vacation (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl. They meet two guys from a rival ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, surreal, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, friendship, vacation, school, college life, lifestyle, looking for love, disorder, teenage life, couples, wooing, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iowa, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: high school, halloween, prank, gang, coming of age, vengeance, culture clash, teenage life, disorder, fighting the system, buddies, hollywood ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965, 80s
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 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 and poor, rich kid, friendship, mischievous children, farce, misfit, social differences, family problems, down on your luck, youth, power relations, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 35K
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: hotel, insurance, friendship, social awkwardness, goofy hero, friends, buddies, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, drinking, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, iowa, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 263K
Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: party, neighbor neighbor relationship, stupidity, farce, youth, fraternity, adolescence vs adulthood, uninhibited rivalry, prank, rivalry, college, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, voyeur, peeping tom, lust, stripper, teaching ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, chase, robbery, on the road, lesbian, monkey actor, theft, drug dealing, child abuse, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, heist, cons and scams, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, showbiz, actor's life, misfit, society, anti heroes, media satire, down on your luck, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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