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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, twist ending, funny
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, college, martial arts, buddies, school, prank, military academy, looking for sex, teachers and students, boarding school life, college life, high school life, teenage life, stoners, coming of age, nothing goes right, youth, disorder, friends, gays and lesbians, animal life, misfit, partners, rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and semi serious films with plots about friends, youth, disorder, teenage life, buddies, high school and high school life mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Up the Academy: H.O.T.S. (1979), High School U.S.A. (1983), Porky's Revenge (1985), Class Act (1992), Expelled (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, sexual, erotic, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, university, sorority, high school, rivalry, best friends, buddies, school, goofy hero, contests and competitions, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
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95%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, sitcom, buddies, teenage love, school, college, college life, high school life, island, teenage life, stoners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, buddies, vengeance, underdog, misadventure, college, contests and competitions, prank, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, school, college, prank, high school, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, high school life, student life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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80%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, mistaken identity, buddies, comedy of errors, college, dedicated educator, school, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, misfit partners, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
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74%
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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, cynical, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, power relations, friends, student, prankster, social relations, disorder, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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73%
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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: humorous, not serious, epic, realistic, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, college, romance, coming of age, prank, looking for sex, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, high school life, student life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, sex, coming of age, college, best friends, teenager, buddies, suburbs, prank, looking for sex, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
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69%
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, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for sex, college life, teenage life, youth, college, friends, buddies, disorder, lifestyle, male nudity, female nudity, spring break ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, campus
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69%
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: date night, teens
Plot: nightlife, school, buddies, high school, hardcase students, looking for sex, teachers and students, teenage love, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, social misfits, high school, teenager, school, vengeance, high school life, teenage life, rivalry, youth, friends, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, high school, high school life, fall in love, teachers and students, youth, friends, power relations, social relations, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, high school, fighting the system, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, university, young, high school life, teenage life, youth, friends, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, scavenger hunt, rivalry, adventure, on the road, buddies, school, contests and competitions, race against time, college life, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, buddies, college, college life, brotherhood, student life, youth, friends, prank, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
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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, realistic, ridiculous, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friends, college, youth, college life, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, young people, nothing goes right, buddies, birthday, twentysomething life, plan gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 897
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: semi serious, humorous
Plot: prank, school, thief, cadet, military school, buddies, college, parody, college life, teenage life, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, prank, school, religious fanatic, teenager, teaching, racism, rebelliousness, lust, misadventure, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
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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, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, buddies, rebellion, rebelliousness, looking for sex, college life, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, youth, friends, teachers and students, fraternity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
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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, stoners, pornography, filmmaking, nothing goes right, looking for sex, pornographic video, sexual relations, high school life, teenage life, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: not serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: rivalry, stupidity, enemy, nerd, fraternity, idiot, recruitment, party, drinking, youth, nothing goes right, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 2.9
 382
Virgin High (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When he is caught with his girlfriend, she is shipped off to a Catholic boarding school. He poses as a priest to see her and is beset with a series of surprises that prove that nothing is sacred at the academy of the blessed virgin
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, strong sexual content, farce, youth, boarding school, sexual relations, teachers and students, boarding school life, high school life, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, college life, student life, teenage life, sex, defenestration, underdog, erection, cheerleader, vandalism, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 1K
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: not serious, humorous, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, punk, arcade, sex, nerd, buddies, prank, video game, teenager, high school life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 4K
Cheats (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's why Handsome and his three best friends ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, college, buddies, friendship, student, high school life, teenage life, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, realistic, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: college, college life, frat party, fraternity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, prank, girlfriend, sexuality, celebration, looking for sex, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 1K
Trippin' (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar, and regularly trippin', daydreaming about being a big success as a poet, a student, a lover. His ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, high school, buddies, college, college life, high school life, romance, teenage life, youth, drug dealing, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: High school coming-of-age tale. It is the 1980's and new wave angst and gender-bending fashion are all the rage. Chance Marquis is the new kid at an American high school in Belgium and is a somewhat awkward teenager who is the target of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gays and lesbians, coming out, bully, school, friendship, misfit, college, best friends, teenager, drag ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, best friends, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, dumb, misfit, family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%