Movies like Back to the Beach

If you like "Back to the Beach" you are looking for humorous, feel good and offbeat movies about / with parody, loss of virginity, family, teenage life, teenage love, best friends and youth themes of Comedy and Musical genre shot in USA.
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Back to the Beach (1987)
 6.0
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Back to the Beach (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cowabunga! The surfing '60s ride into the new wave as Frankie and Annette star in this hip update of their old-time, good-time beach movies. With special appearances by Bob Denver, Tony Dow, Pee-Wee Herman, Jerry Mathers and other familiar faces. Frankie and Annette grow up and have kids in the midwest. They return to LA to visit their daughter who is shacked up with her boyfriend and tries to hide the fact. They begin to have marriage problems when Frankie runs into Connie, who has erected a shrine to him in her night club. Their punk son has joined up with the local surf toughs, and things all come to a head when the toughs challenge the good guys to a surfing duel
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious, nostalgic, light, satirical, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, loss of virginity, family, teenage life, teenage love, best friends, youth, friends, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, looking for love, couples, young lovers, lifestyle, opposites attract, coming of age, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, unlikely couple, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, female director, surfing ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, colorado, los angeles, united states, hawaii

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Most similar movies to Back to the Beach

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, youth, teenager, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Back to the Beach: Muscle Beach Party (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Beach Party (1963), How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), Cry-Baby (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: beach, beach party, surfing, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, musician's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, rise and fall, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, romance, love triangle, silly humor, love and romance, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, young lovers, lifestyle, youth, rock ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.8
 2K
Beach Party (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: beach, anthropologist, romance, culture clash, young lovers, music, youth, couples, friends, looking for sex, teenage life, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, nothing goes right, friends, wizards and magicians, disorder, motorcycle chase, beach, couples, infidelity, satire, couple relations, motorcycle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean, tahiti, france, polynesia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 55K
Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, gang, rock and roll, teenage love, rivalry, teenage life, juvenile delinquent, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, youth, dancing, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
From Justin to Kelly (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely, sexually repressed man. A depressed woman. A summer camp. On this fateful night, they will meet... and their hearts will become one.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sexy, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, beach, lifestyle, best friends, dancing, youth, vacation, music, relationships, teenage love, teenage life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, pennsylvania, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, family relations, couples, love and romance, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 1K
Bikini Beach (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, teenager, surfing, beach, teenage life, gang, culture clash, artists and showbiz, youth, young lovers, love and romance, campaign ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, pacific ocean, new jersey, minnesota, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.1
 6K
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, tour guide, family business, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, partners, starting over, dancing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, teenager, coming of age, teen angst, teenage daughter, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, love and romance, family relations, child as adult, parents and children, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 632
Ski Party (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remember the beach movies of the sixties? They're back! Well, not quite, but since Avalon, Hickman, and even Funicello appear in this one, it sure feels right. This time, though, read snow instead of sand and you got it. Ski lodge, to be ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: skiing, looking for love, looking for sex, switching roles, teenage life, rock, resort, love and romance, youth, romance, buddies, friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, drunk driving, underage drinking, love and romance, nothing goes right, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fraternity Vacation (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl. They meet two guys from a rival ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, friendship, loss of virginity, vacation, looking for love, school, siblings relations, wooing, student life, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, california, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elvis plays Ross Carpenter, a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, ambition, fugitives, show tunes, couple relations, ship, fish out of water, family business, fall in love, wooing, love triangle, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, historian, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 14K
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, teenager, romance, teenage life, unfulfillment, opposites attract, unlikely couple, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, music, oldies, surfing, fall in love, rock, friends, instructor, couples, lifestyle, ambition, partners ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The dance crew from "Breakin'" bands together to save a community center from a greedy developer bent on building a shopping center in its place.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, dance, breakdance, gang, music, shopping mall, follow your dream, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, partners, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 3K
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 ⇓
53%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage love, unfulfillment, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 6K
True Stories (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
Style: surreal, offbeat, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Plot: small town, breaking the fourth wall, suburbs, music, americana, eccentric family, small town life, social differences, suburban life, couple relations, rock, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 4K
Casual Sex? (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider their attitudes to men in general.
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: resort, friends, battle of the sexes, dating, romance, love and romance, partners, gender, buddies, youth, best friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 1K
Modern Girls (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: nightclub, friendship, youth, teenage life, nightlife, romance, obsessive quest, partners, buddies, love and romance, mistaken identity, friendship between girls ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, gang, prank, drag racing, halloween, coming of age, culture clash, misfit, fighting the system, youth, leadership, lifestyle ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965 ...
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.0
 816
Phat Beach (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, juvenile delinquency, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, society, obesity, nothing goes right, gangsters, hip hop, high school, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, absurdism, virginity, teenage life, looking for sex, misfit, buddies, youth, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, family relations, nothing goes right, camp, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hard Breakers (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tired of the dating scene, Lindsay and Alexis take matters into their own hands, clubbing potential mates and dragging them back to their house.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battle of the sexes, friendship, looking for sex, best friends, love and romance, sexual content, silly humor, couples, lifestyle, sexual relations, stripper, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 4K
Losin' It (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, teenager, high school, dressing room, locker room, coming of age, virginity, school, suburbs, nightlife, teenage love, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 3K
Cougar Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Spence and Hogan graduate from college, life is bleak. They have to work for heinous divorce lawyers that torture them. Spence has a girlfriend from hell and Hogan just wants to start his life already. As luck would have it, our two young men ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sex comedy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, friendship, couples, love and romance, partners, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, looking for love, twentysomething life, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%