Movies like Real Genius

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Real Genius (1985)
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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, funny, light, witty, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: computer cracker, college, genius, prank, boy genius, ego, prodigy, youth, student life, inventions and discoveries, lifestyle, disorder, silly humor, farce, college life, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, mentor, nerd, teenager, weapons, revenge, science, military, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and cult film films with plots about youth, teenager, disorder, college, mentor, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Real Genius: Genius (1999), Zapped! (1982), How I Got Into College (1989), Joy of Sex (1984), Sixteen Candles (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genius (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: hidden identity, college life, high school life, teenage life, parents and children, high school, college, social relations, disorder, family relations, campus, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, buddy movie, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, classmate classmate relationship, adventure, sent to the future, heavy metal culture, best friend, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1870s, 1860s ...
Place: california, washington d.c., athens greece, vienna, usa ...
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100%
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Zapped! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Peyton and Barney are fun loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it, Barney finds he has accidently discovered a formula for telekinetic ...
Style: teen sex comedy, parody, humorous, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, telekinesis, nerd, prom, laboratory, teenage love, supernatural ability, marijuana, power relations, disorder, social relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How I Got Into College (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: college, high school, romance, partners, love and romance, looking for love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, power relations, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
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56%
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 3.7
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Joy of Sex (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, high school, looking for sex, teenage love, teenage life, youth, sexual relations, high school life, wooing, disorder, couples, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 115K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, birthday, teenage life, youth, first love, love and romance, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Van Wilder has been attending college for far too many years and is scared to graduate, but Van’s father eventually realizes what is going on. When he stops paying his son's tuition fees, Van must come up with the money if he wants to stay in ...
Style: teen sex comedy, humorous, light, sex comedy, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, student life, flirting, party, opposites attract, youth, college life, coming of age, strong sexual content, fraternity, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, nothing goes right, youth, buddies, disorder, island, love and romance, escapades, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4.8
 3K
Spring Break (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.
Style: humorous, sexy, erotic, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spring break, loss of virginity, college, romance, teenage life, college life, sexual relations, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, school, nightlife ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The House Bunny (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out of the Playboy Mansion. With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sorority, college, rivalry, youth, makeover, college life, playboy, friends, female friendship, friendship, love and romance, personality change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.
Style: humorous, sexy, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, misfit, lifestyle, culture clash, friendship, society, youth, looking for sex, sexual content, disorder, rivalry, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, absurd, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: chemistry, farce, hung over, college, university, fall in love, laboratory, satire, potion, teacher, professor, mad scientist ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: racism, switching roles, interracial relations, college life, satire, culture clash, misfit, society, love and romance, youth, dishonesty, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
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Summer School (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer school, high school, underdog, teacher, school, coming of age, surfing, self discovery, summer, teaching, teenager, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, girls' night, date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, romance, college, gender bending, disorder, goofy hero, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Secret Admirer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When high-school heartthrob Michael receives an unsigned love letter, he assumes it's from knock-out prom queen Deborah Anne instead of pretty honor student Toni. And when Michael accidentally misplaces the letter, the juicy jottings soon make ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, teen sex comedy, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, farce, friendship, summer vacation, summer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 94K
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, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, teenage life, high school life, adolescence, high school student, friends, popularity, stereotypes, friendship, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Zapped Again! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new kid moves into school, making enemies with the affluent societies and joining the beleaguered Science Club. But when an old potion is discovered to confer telekinetic power he gets the chance to get his own back, as well as having a bit of fun ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, parody, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, telekinesis, youth, supernatural, supernatural ability, misfit, mad scientist, hardcase students, coming of age, prank, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, pretending to be gay, fall in love, university, opposites attract, roommate, romance, down on your luck, student life, college life, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete, frame up, defector, nerd, college, vacation, loss of virginity, silly humor, disorder, friends, campus, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sexy, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, college, student life, cheerleader, teenage life, nerd, rivalry, youth, misfit, friends, disorder, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Saved by the Bell: The College Years is a sequel to the Saved by the Bell series which ran from September 14, 1993 to February 8, 1994, lasting one season. It was the third incarnation of the franchise. It is also the only series of the franchise to ...
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, friendship, college life, lifestyle, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for love, student life, best friends, coming of age, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fraternity House (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fraternity House is a 24 hour look inside fraternity life. Set on the last day of the school year graduating seniors Jake and Evan have one day to figure out how to stay on campus for a fifth year. With the help of 8th year senior and fraternity ...
Style: sexy, realistic, not serious, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, friends, youth, campus, disorder, power relations, buddies, lifestyle, sexual relations, college, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.7
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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: light, feel good, humorous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, scientist, science, baby, pregnant man, farce, fall in love, switching roles, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Better Off Dead... (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sweet, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: skiing, suicide attempt, machismo, coming of age, romance, teenage love, young lovers, rivalry, youth, unfulfilled love, dark humor, nerd ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, quest, adventure, school, student life, friendship, teenage life, on the road, riddles and clues, college life, twins ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 33K
Back to School (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, fish out of water, switching roles, parents and children, college life, youth, family relations, disorder, teachers and students, follow your dream, father son relationship, graduation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 15K
House Party (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at ...
Style: humorous, not serious, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, school, high school, coming of age, house party, friends, disorder, family relations, hip hop culture, youth, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Brain Drain 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Alfonso, pursues the girl of his life to Harvard, determined to conquer her under the same friends and outlandish plans that his brother used in Oxford. But when you least expect it appears Martha, the girl he fell in love while at school. Sequel to ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sexy
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: university, student life, college life, prank, college, love triangle, silly humor, youth, friends, disorder, buddies, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harvard university, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Making the Grade (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover Academy bully. When his bookie from the old neighborhood, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, friendship, teenage life, college life, hidden identity, teenage love, social differences, pretending to be someone else, gambling, bookies, going straight, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%