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Up the Academy (1980)
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Up the Academy (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a the Sheldon R. Wienberg military academy. The life of dicipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of course these boys know how to make a party out of the hard times. Will they be 'real men' after one year? Written by Evert Poppen
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, satirical, surreal, melancholic, absurd, sexy, funny, twist ending
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, school, teenage life, martial arts, college, youth, friends, family relations, misfit, teachers and students, partners, stoners, high school life, animal life, buddies, college life, gays and lesbians, coming of age, disorder, nothing goes right, prank, rivalry, looking for sex, power relations, boarding school life ...
Time: 70s, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and sexy films with plots about youth, friends, teenage life, disorder, buddies, high school and high school life mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Up the Academy: High School U.S.A. (1983), Porky's Revenge (1985), H.O.T.S. (1979), Expelled (2014), Mean Girls 2 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
High School U.S.A. (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, stoners, vengeance, love and romance, social misfits, opposites attract, youth, power relations, social relations, friends, underdog, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sexual, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, teenager, student, vengeance, coming of age, power relations, prank, underdog, rivalry, gang, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.3
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H.O.T.S. (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four girls spurned by the popular Sorority on campus decide to start their own and steal all the men on campus away from the house that rejected them.
Style: erotic, sexual, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, university, rivalry, sorority, high school, contests and competitions, school, partners, fighting the system, disorder, buddies, animal life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The nerds are now in control of the university, as a result of Lewis Skolnick and the rest's actions in the two previous movies. A new generation of sportsmen arrive, however, determined on winning the school back. The principle, himself an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: school, farce, society, high school life, campaign, college life, athlete's life, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, goofy hero, adolescence vs adulthood, student life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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 ⇓
68%
 4.9
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Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, youth, coming of age, friends, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
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Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school life, friends, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, teachers and students, high school, best friends, high school hunk, youth, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, misfit, society, coming of age, rivalry, prank, high school, disorder, teenage life, friends, social misfits, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A comedy that follows two high school students -- one overachiever struggling to write his valedictorian speech, the other a senior now going on his 15th year of school.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, social relations, power relations, friends, teachers and students, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, disorder, high school life, high school, youth, drug dealing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Class Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only ...
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit partners, dedicated educator, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, switching roles, hardcase students, odd couple, society, school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 7K
High School (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, high school, youth, friends, rules and policies, social relations, misfit, drug dealing, against the rules, manipulations, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cromartie High School: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a good student named Kamiyama gets placed in a high school filled with disobedient kids, he steps up to the plate and takes a position of leadership. Urging the young slackers and rebels to clean up their act, Kamiyama is in store for a lot of ...
Style: exciting, surreal, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, dedicated educator, imaginary, teachers and students, goofy hero, bounty hunter, androids and robots, hardcase students, parody, college, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3.3
 605
The Weekend (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the spirit of "Superbad" and "Dazed and Confused," "The Weekend" relishes the moments that made being a teenager so excruciatingly painful and fantastic. Over the course of a single weekend, various teenagers ...
Style: epic, realistic, humorous, not serious, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, love and romance, looking for sex, when the parents are away, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, coming of age, high school life, lifestyle, college life, teenage love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the students of Angel Beach High decide to stage "An Evening With Shakespeare," their efforts are threatened by Miss Balbricker, who views the works of Shakespeare as obscene. She enlists the help of Reverend Bubba Flavel, a religious ...
Style: humorous, sexual, feel good, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, racism, prank, religious fanatic, teaching, teenager, teenage love, clergy, friends, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, scavenger hunt, adventure, school, chases and races, contests and competitions, friends, youth, race against time, twins, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 6K
Barely Legal (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenager Deacon works at a video shop, and his buddies, Fred and Matt, sell the bootleg porno films he acquires. Deacon gets fired, but the pals have the bright idea of filming their own Internet porn flick in order to make money and become more ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, filmmaking, porn star, stoners, pornography, child as adult, teenage life, lifestyle, high school life, gender, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For three college guys, it’s senior year and the co-ed experience has left them high and dry. Their solution: A road trip to Mardi Gras, where beautiful babes are happy to lift their shirts and open containers are always welcome. But after ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for sex, youth, teenage life, buddies, college, disorder, lifestyle, college life, spring break, male nudity, seduction, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.3
 998
Zapped Again! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: offbeat, humorous, not serious, sexy
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, telekinesis, supernatural ability, disorder, teenage life, vengeance, youth, college life, misfit, high school life, prank, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Assault of the Party Nerds (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: It's Nerds vs. Frats (again) when the Nerds use a wing-ding party as a recruiting tactic. The jocks are out to spoil the party and harass the nerds. This is a video-only release.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: rivalry, youth, recruitment, idiot, fraternity, nerd, stupidity, enemy, drinking, party, couples, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dirty Deeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An American Pie-like teen comedy in which a high school senior tries to become the first student in years to complete the Dirty Deeds, an outrageous series of challenges that must be completed by the Homecoming banquet at 9 a.m.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: prank, cheerleader, high school, vandalism, masturbation, homecoming, stadium, challenge, bully, party, disorder, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
Senior Skip Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adam Harris, a semi-lame senior, is head over heels in love with Cara. Unfortunately she is the most popular girl in school. On the one day of the year that he could actually have a chance, senior skip day, he screws it all up by accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, nightlife, power relations, friends, stoners, high school, looking for sex, hardcase students, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, wooing, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.9
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The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, high school, cheerleading, misfit, buddies, teenagers, romance, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, high school, school, romance, looking for love, partners, buddies, teenage life, friends, urban ghetto, power relations, university ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 928
Combat High (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Police Academy"-style comedy set in a military school. Two errant high-school students are ordered by a judge to spend a year at a prestigious military academy, where one of the cadets finds out who is responsible for a spate of midnight ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: school, prank, military school, cadet, thief, teenage life, friends, college, youth, misfit, college life, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 68K
21 & Over (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brilliant student Jeff Chang has the most important interview of his life tomorrow. But today is still his birthday, what starts off as a casual celebration with friends evolves into a night of debauchery that risks to derail his life plan.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, dark humor, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friends, college, youth, young people, college life, birthday, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, buddies, plan gone awry, disorder, debauchery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, medical school, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: school, friends, high school, voyeurism, teenager, voyeur, bikini, girls' boarding school, sex, college, coming of age, boarding school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 2K
Screwballs (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to T & A High, where the entire student body including campus virgin Purity Busch, chronic masturbator Melvin Jerkovski, repressed Principal Stuckoff and blonde bombshell Bootsie Goodhead all must rise to the challenges of freshman ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, sex, teenage love, vengeance, coming of age, innocence lost, society, misfit, lifestyle, suburbs, sexual relations, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s, year 1965, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 2K
Joysticks (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempts to shut down a video arcade he believes is harmful to the mental health of children.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sexual
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: punk, high school, sex, arcade, nerd, coming of age, sexual relations, goofy hero, save the day, looking for sex, manipulations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%