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Real Genius (1985)
 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, nostalgic, funny, light, witty, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: laser, computer cracker, 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, storytelling, vengeance, mentor, catastrophe 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), Secret Admirer (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 6K
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: humorous, feel good, sex comedy, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, nerd, parody, prom, laboratory, telekinesis, supernatural ability, teenage love, power relations, social relations, silly humor, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 688
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, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, high school, youth, looking for sex, teenage life, teenage love, romance, lifestyle, disorder, power relations, couples, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.6
 17K
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, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer school, high school, teenager, underdog, teacher, school, coming of age, self discovery, surfing, summer, youth, romance ...
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, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, looking for love, college life, buddies, coming of age, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, nothing goes right, love and romance, summer vacation, summer, secret admirer, love letter ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, offbeat, sex comedy, sexy
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, telekinesis, vengeance, high school life, teenage life, college, nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, misfit, youth, supernatural ability, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 104K
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, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, birthday, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, high school hunk, teenage life, first love, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 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, realistic, erotic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spring break, college, teenager, romance, drinking, student life, friendship, sexual relations, looking for sex, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, college, romance, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, island, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, love and romance, escapades, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 82K
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, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, high school student, friends, stereotypes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: racism, satire, switching roles, interracial relations, college life, scholarship, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, comedy of errors, cons and scams, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sorority, college, playboy, love and romance, college life, youth, female friendship, rivalry, friendship, makeover, campus, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 64K
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, absurd, humorous, 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, fertility ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, twentieth century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, party, college, lifestyle, culture clash, friendship, looking for sex, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), nerd, friends, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, down on your luck, disorder, couples, lifestyle, youth, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, cult film, dark humor ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: chemistry, farce, satire, laboratory, fall in love, university, college, hung over, potion, teacher, professor, student ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: humorous, sexy, light, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, college life, student life, flirting, strong sexual content, opposites attract, youth, teen sex comedy, party, buddies, drinking, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, sexy, realistic, not serious, sex comedy
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, youth, friends, buddies, power relations, campus, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, college life, sexual relations, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: farce, athlete, frame up, defector, nerd, college, vacation, rivalry, silly humor, friendship, student life, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, student life, teenage life, friends, disorder, youth, rivalry, misfit, nerds, underdog, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, realistic, sitcom
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, college life, friendship, looking for love, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, lifestyle, coming of age, teachers and students, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, teenager, school, love and romance, teenage love, girls' boarding school, teen sex comedy, buddies, lifestyle, youth, misfit, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, dark humor, offbeat, light ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: skiing, suicide attempt, machismo, coming of age, romance, teenage love, unfulfilled love, youth, rivalry, young lovers, nerd, duck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, quest, scavenger hunt, adventure, school, disorder, college life, teenage life, on the road, riddles and clues, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 13K
Valley Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, slang ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, high school, coming of age, party, punk, teenager, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, not serious, cult film, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenager, school, student, teenage love, high school life, teachers and students, college life, sexual relations, college, disorder, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 28K
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, disorder, family relations, teachers and students, father son relationship, university ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 13K
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, feel good, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, school, high school, profanity, coming of age, party, house party, lifestyle, rivalry, buddies, hip hop culture, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, gambling, going straight, bookies, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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