Movies like Back to School

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Back to School (1986)
 6.6
 25K
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 antics.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious, funny, light, inspirational, intense, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, bribe, clothing store, fish out of water, switching roles, youth, family relations, misfit, teachers and students, parents and children, follow your dream, college life, disorder, verbal byplay, power relations, teacher, farce, drinking, dancing, musician, monkey, student, party, millionaire, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, campus

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Most similar movies to Back to School

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and light films with plots about mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like Back to School: Caddyshack (1980), Soul Man (1986), Ladybugs (1992), The House Bunny (2008), Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 95K
Caddyshack (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, sport, bishop, bet, cheating, rivalry, country club, underwear, golf course, lightning, explosion, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 7K
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: racism, college life, scholarship, culture clash, social differences, society, comedy of errors, dishonesty, fall in love, disorder, youth, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, massachusetts, usa, campus, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.3
 8K
Ladybugs (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cross dressing, sport, soccer, family, farce, gender, romance, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, comedy of errors, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: college life, college, love and romance, friendship, makeover, sorority, coming of age, fall in love, rivalry, friends, youth, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
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, realistic, sexy, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, misfit, party, lifestyle, social differences, college life, fish out of water, rivalry, friendship, underdog, society, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, football movie, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sport, high school, college, vengeance, coming of age, underdog, sport team, against the odds, high school life, lifestyle, romance, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: texas, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 19K
Bad News Bears (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, baseball, little league, redemption, family, rivalry, friendship, ambition, hopes, friends, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 136K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, ridicule, low self esteem, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, football, family relations, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, not serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, school, teenager, prom, gender, sexism, cross dressing, hidden identity, gender bending, adolescence, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, youth, looking for love, buddies, partners, teenage life, teenage love, college life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 20K
Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: politics, party, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, student, university, buddies, youth, love and romance, couple relations, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, friendship, school, high school life, misfit, society, social relations, ambition, partners, fall in love, going straight, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 8K
Pumpkin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When perfect, perky Carolyn (Christina Ricci) and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters decide to coach mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games, Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a young disabled man who touches her ...
Style: humorous, gloomy, realistic, biting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, romance, friendship, couples, mentally challenged, fall in love, misfit, friends, social misfits, couple relations, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, campus, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bring It on Again (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, sport, college life, competition, college, hip hop, high school, sport team, friendship, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: campus, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, funny, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, opposites attract, flirting, youth, buddies, student life, college life, strong sexual content, party, sex, drinking, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 58K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, starting over, student life, teacher, power relations, petty job, self discovery, college life, self esteem, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, office, yuppie, love triangle, success, dual identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, romance, power relations, switching roles, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, new york, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sixth Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, basketball movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, basketball, university, ghost, underdog, youth, family life, lifestyle, sport team, ambition, rivalry, hopes ...
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 13K
Senseless (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: rivalry, college, ambition, nothing goes right, experiment gone awry, goofy hero, contests and competitions, youth, blindness and impaired vision, fish out of water, medical experiment, mentor ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 25K
Loser (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, small town, coming of age, hospital, college student, opposites attract, romance, friendship, power relations, love and romance, youth, college life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, feel good, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vacation, farce, frame up, defector, nerd, college, youth, teenage life, rivalry, prank, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: campus, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 15K
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: summer school, high school, underdog, teacher, school, teenager, surfing, coming of age, self discovery, summer, dedicated educator, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, youth, partners, human spirit, fall in love, rivalry, university, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Division III: Football's Finest (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, sport, cheerleader, college, rivalry, prayer, fight, shower, american football, food fight, against the odds, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 19K
Blind Date (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When bachelor Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) is set up with his sister-in-law's pretty cousin, Nadia Gates (Kim Basinger), a seemingly average blind date turns into a chaotic night on the town. Walter's brother, Ted (Phil Hartman), tells him ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, lawyer, blind date, yuppie, judge, romance, fall in love, couples, disorder, workaholic, alcohol abuse, warning ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 34K
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, wrestling, overweight child, guru, haunted by the past, rivalry, overbearing, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, teachers and students, parent getting married, love and romance ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 11K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, american football, coach, underdog, family relations, hopes, social relations, power relations, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport team ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 104K
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, funny, not serious, light ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, rivalry, youth, chaos and mayhem, looking for sex, rebelliousness, college freshman, sex, party, revenge, probation, college campus ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 80K
Bring It On (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cheerleader, cheerleading, high school, rivalry, sport, teenager, friendship, sport team, ambition, competition, hip hop, cheating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, university, opposites attract, romance, student life, love and romance, nothing goes right, down on your luck, lifestyle, youth, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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