Movies like The Night Before 1988

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The Night Before (1988)
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The Night Before (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Night Before is a 1988 film starring Keanu Reeves and Lori Loughlin. Reeves plays Winston Connelly, the so-called high school nerd and vice president of the Astronomy club. Loughlin plays Tara Mitchell, the pretty and popular head cheerleader who also happens to be the local police chief's daughter. The Tagline was: "You lost your father's car. Sold your prom date. And a guy named 'Tito' wants you dead." It was filmed and set entirely in Los Angeles, California.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: prom, memory loss, amnesia, handcuffs, teenage life, youth, friends, misfit, partners, love and romance, on the run, high school, coming of age, disorder, nothing goes right, tied up, teenager, gay, bandit, prostitute, thief, snake, ghetto, student, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to The Night Before

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about youth, teenage life, teenager, disorder, friends, high school and high school life mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Night Before: The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988), Held Up (1999), Mystery Date (1991), Dance 'Til Dawn (1988), License to Drive (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, touching
Plot: kidnapping, dysfunctional family, missing person, family relations, mine, buddies, friendship, family life, family in crisis, teenage life, cons and scams, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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95%
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Held Up (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, mistaken identity, small town, swat team, save the day, nothing goes right, fish out of water, rescue, crime gone awry, on the run, unlikely criminals, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arizona, phoenix arizona, yuma arizona
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Mystery Date (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The shy teenager Tom McHugh worships his sexy neighbor Geena Matthews that lives on the other side of the street, but he does not dare to talk to her. When his parents travel with their dog for a competition and his self-confident big brother Craig ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, suspense, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: mistaken identity, girl next door, comedy of errors, chase, nothing goes right, dishonesty, crimes, switching roles, disorder, romance, love and romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dance 'Til Dawn (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular guy Kevin goes out with nerdy Angela because he heard ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, youth, school, teenage life, friendship, love and romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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License to Drive (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, drunk driving, underage drinking, nothing goes right, love and romance, friendship, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
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79%
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Hot Pursuit (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must make a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: chase, adventure, girlfriend, rescue, nothing goes right, romance, high school, friendship, disorder, youth, boat, pursuit ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, teenager, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, friendship, farce, summer vacation, secret admirer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Gorp (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gorp is a delighfully silly send up of summer camp movies. It is set in a Catskills style resort for wealty Jewish kids. The main source of plot movement is from the following elements: camp waiters vs. camp management; camp guests vs. waiters; ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, teen sex comedy, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, prank, rivalry, gay african american, handcuffed together, silly humor, looking for sex, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations, profanity, obnoxious boss, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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We the Party (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, dating, prom, teenage love, youth, hip hop, lifestyle, society, coming of age, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: romance, disorder, wooing, nothing goes right, youth, win over, high school, misfit, social relations, power relations, social misfits, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Encino Man (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man from the past in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link, as the boys have named him, quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany Southern California lives. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: prom, high school, fish out of water, school, high school life, frozen alive, caveman, cavemen, misfit, college life, college, teenage life ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s, prehistoric, stone age
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, skipping school, friendship, high school, generation gap, high school life, when the parents are away, family relations, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, youth, rivalry, society, teenage life, misfit, disorder, high school, vengeance, coming of age, social misfits, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, dumb, social misfits, best friends, goofy hero, disorder, buddies, partners, misfit, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, gang, prank, drag racing, halloween, coming of age, culture clash, goofy hero, leadership, lifestyle, partners, fighting the system ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965 ...
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, friends, youth, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Plot: hollywood, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, wish come true, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, youth, buddies, odd couple, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Vegas Vacation (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, family relations, farce, obsession, casino, nothing goes right, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Taking Chances (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, partners, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, unlikely couple, romance, small town life, unlikely partners, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, sex comedy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: prank, homecoming, cheerleader, high school, challenge, vandalism, bully, friends, rivalry, lifestyle, masturbation, stadium ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: party, youth, disorder, love and romance, lifestyle, fish out of water, teenage love, odd couple, college, culture clash, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, india, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Three O'Clock High (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell (Siemaszko) is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell (Tyson), who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, bullying, bully, coming of age, college life, college, high school life, disorder, journalism, youth, nothing goes right, schoolyard fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Terminal Exposure (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two beach combing-shutterbugs accidentally capture a murder on film. Now detectives, the boys set out to capture a murderess shot only from behind, with a rose tattoo on her behind. Fun in the sun turns dangerous when they end up shooting bullets ...
Style: cult film, neo noir
Plot: murder, beach, wet clothes, handcuffed woman, envelope, pushed into a swimming pool, photographer, voyeur, suspicion, neo nazi, murder mystery, gun ...
Place: venice california, los angeles, california, venice beach california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage daughter, love and romance, child as adult, family relations, teenager, teen angst, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, high school, romance, youth, teenage life, buddies, love and romance, lifestyle, college, college life, drug dealing, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
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Hang Loose (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kevin must go to Hawaii to attend the wedding of his big sister. The day before the wedding he goes on a misadventure with his future brother in law and his crazy groomsmen that changes his life.
Style: entertaining, feel good, captivating, whimsical, humorous ...
Plot: wedding, vacation, teenager, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, friendship between men, wedding party, hysterical woman, drug dealer, flash forward, virgin, teenage girl, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Clifford (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his brother asks him to look after his young son, Clifford, Martin Daniels agrees, taking the boy into his home and introducing him to his future wife, Sarah. Clifford is fixated on the idea of visiting a famed theme park, and Martin, an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, prank, adult as child, parents and children, family, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, eccentric family, youth, mischievous children, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: los angeles, hawaii, usa, san francisco, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: humorous, sitcom, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, disorder, stoners, power relations, buddies, underdog, rivalry, friends, social relations, youth, misfit, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, teenage life, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, teachers and students, teenager, scam, coming of age, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Box Elder (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, coming of age, misfit, youth, couples, friends, disagreement, power relations, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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