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, cult film, nostalgic, funny, light, witty, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: computer cracker, laser, college, genius, science, prank, ego, prodigy, youth, inventions and discoveries, student life, farce, lifestyle, college life, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, power relations, silly humor, boy genius, female director, mentor, nerd, teenager, weapons, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, cult film and feel good films with plots about youth, teenager, catastrophe, mentor, vengeance, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Real Genius: Zapped! (1982), Joy of Sex (1984), Summer School (1987), How I Got Into College (1989), Spring Break (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: parody, teen sex comedy, humorous, feel good, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, nerd, prom, telekinesis, laboratory, teenage love, supernatural ability, power relations, social relations, disorder, silly humor, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
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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: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, high school, youth, looking for sex, teenage life, teenage love, couples, disorder, power relations, lifestyle, romance, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
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 6.6
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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, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer school, teenager, high school, underdog, teacher, school, coming of age, surfing, self discovery, summer, teenage life, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, looking for love, teenage love, power relations, youth, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, sexual, erotic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spring break, college, teenager, romance, drinking, drinking alcohol, teenage life, nightlife, school, friendship, sexual relations, college life ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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66%
 7.1
 107K
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: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, birthday, self discovery, high school life, teenage life, youth, first love, love and romance, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: humorous, offbeat, not serious, parody, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, telekinesis, rivalry, youth, coming of age, mad scientist, misfit, imaginary, supernatural ability, supernatural, college life, hardcase students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, disorder, island, buddies, youth, nothing goes right, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, teen comedy, 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, arizona, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, cult film ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: chemistry, farce, satire, university, laboratory, college, fall in love, hung over, student, teacher, professor, potion ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sexual, sexy, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, party, college, lifestyle, culture clash, friendship, looking for sex, youth, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), nerd, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.6
 66K
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, baby, farce, fall in love, switching roles, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, disorder, nothing goes right, medicine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1994
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
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 ⇓
62%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sorority, rivalry, college, friends, youth, makeover, female friendship, love and romance, friendship, college life, playboy, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, friendship, farce, summer, secret admirer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, teenager, youth, teenage life, high school life, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, high school student, friends, friendship, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, pretending to be gay, university, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, couples, disorder, lifestyle, youth, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Van Wilder: Party Liaison (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, sexy, light, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, student life, college life, flirting, strong sexual content, party, opposites attract, youth, buddies, frat party, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, 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, realistic, semi serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: academy, prank, competition, chase, farce, crimes, profanity, dishonesty, gang, rivalry, chases and races, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: frame up, athlete, defector, nerd, college, vacation, lifestyle, goofy hero, youth, prank, underdog, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, friendship, college life, looking for love, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, teachers and students, best friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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, rivalry, youth, misfit, disorder, friends, nerds, underdog, cheerleader ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Private School (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including ...
Style: teen sex comedy, humorous, semi serious, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, teenager, school, love and romance, teenage love, girls' boarding school, buddies, lifestyle, youth, misfit, high school life, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy, sex comedy
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, youth, friends, power relations, campus, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, college life, sexual relations, college, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, not serious, feel good, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, quest, scavenger hunt, adventure, school, partners, on the road, college life, teenage life, friendship, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, offbeat, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: skiing, suicide attempt, machismo, coming of age, romance, teenage love, unfulfilled love, youth, rivalry, young lovers, dark humor, nerd ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, cult film, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenager, school, student, youth, buddies, gang, prank, underdog, ambition, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 29K
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, follow your dream, teachers and students, family relations, disorder, father son relationship, university ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, college life, teenage life, hidden identity, comedy of errors, teenage love, social differences, pretending to be someone else, bookies, gambling, going straight, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 12K
College (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: college, fraternity, prank, lifestyle, frat party, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, friendship, nerd, chaos and mayhem, disorder, vomiting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%