Movies like Better Off Dead...

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Better Off Dead... (1985)
 7.1
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Better Off Dead... (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with his crazy family, Lane finds a new love in French exchange student Monique Junot. Meanwhile, he must beat Roy on the slopes to regain his honor.
Style: humorous, feel good, dark humor, offbeat, light, sweet, surreal, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: skiing, suicide attempt, machismo, coming of age, teenage love, romance, youth, young lovers, unfulfilled love, rivalry, nerd, duck, paperboy, christmas, baseball, friends, partners, life is a bitch, love and romance, high school life, buddies, dumped, disorder, nothing goes right, radio dj ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Better Off Dead...

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about teenager, youth, high school, storytelling, dialogue, teenage life and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Better Off Dead...: Sixteen Candles (1984), One Crazy Summer (1986), Summer School (1987), Pretty in Pink (1986), Private School (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, birthday, self discovery, high school life, teenage life, youth, first love, love and romance, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
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100%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, disorder, island, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, heroic mission, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
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100%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer school, teenager, high school, underdog, teacher, school, surfing, self discovery, coming of age, summer, rock, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rich man poor woman, high school, friendship, teenage love, prom, record store, crush, romance, relationships, love, slumber party, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, teenager, school, love and romance, teenage love, girls' boarding school, teen sex comedy, youth, buddies, misfit, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, family disapproval, first love, graduation, coming of age, youth, young lovers, boyfriend, couples, wooing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington d.c., usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: suprisingly clever, coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, skipping school, family relations, when the parents are away, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, teen romance, youth, teenager, teenage love, love and romance, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: student life, road trip, youth, college, on the road, couples, coming of age, romance, fall in love, swimming pool, cross country, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
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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 ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: college, high school, romance, partners, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, looking for love, teenage love, power relations, youth, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: graduation, coming of age, high school, friends, party, romance, youth, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, one last chance, unspoken love ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
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She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, opposites attract, teenager, bet, teenage love, romance, teen romance, youth, high school life, cinderella story, young love, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.
Style: witty, humorous, sexual, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: prank, high school, suburban life, suburbs, middle class, mischievous children, family in danger, high school life, rebelliousness, vengeance, americana, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, tennessee, usa, america, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenager, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, friendship, high school student, friends, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: teenager, comedy of errors, teenage life, mistaken identity, school, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, friendship, farce, summer vacation, summer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, college, romance, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, intellectual ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, teen romance, popularity, fashion, opposites attract, youth, teenage life, couples, teenage love, love and romance, satire, teenagers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Get Over It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fall in love, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, high school life, unlikely couple, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, harsh ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, lifeguard, rescue, looking for sex, love triangle, farce, teenage love, workplace romance, opposites attract, save the day, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: maine, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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 ⇓
30%
 5.7
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Trojan War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love, robbery, teenager, gang, party, condom, nothing goes right, youth, love and romance, buddies, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Slap Her, She's French! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Welcome to Splendona High School, Texas, where football players, cheerleaders and beauty queens rule the hallways. And Starla Grady, the most popular girl in school, is on top of it all. That is, at least until Genevieve LePlouff, a French foreign ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, sexy, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleader, high school, youth, fish out of water, popularity, unfulfilled love, high school life, culture clash, ambition, contests and competitions, small town life, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, france, usa, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3.7
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Joy of Sex (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, high school, youth, looking for sex, teenage life, teenage love, romance, lifestyle, couples, disorder, power relations, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
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Teen Wolf (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a shy teenager's new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, werewolf, school, teenager, high school life, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, surfing, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A valedictorian's declaration of love for a high-school cheerleader launches a night of revelry, reflection and romance for a group of graduating seniors.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, unlikely couple, nerd, teenager, love and romance, friends, popular girl, opposites attract, popularity, cheerleader, nerds, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 6K
Lost & Found (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: restaurant, neighbor, romance, dog, love and romance, buddies, opposites attract, friendship, unfulfilled love, looking for love, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: friendship, tv show, dance, catholic school, vengeance, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, contests and competitions, buddies, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, college life, teenage life, hidden identity, comedy of errors, teenage love, social differences, pretending to be someone else, bookies, gambling, going straight, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, europe, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 4K
Chasing Papi (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Playboy Thomas Fuentes has so far been able to skate by in life on good looks and charm alone. But when his duplicitous relationships with three women -- impassioned waitress Cici, meticulous lawyer Lorena and bored socialite Patricia -- spiral out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, vengeance, mistaken identity, opposites attract, romance, disorder, love and romance, dishonesty, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, miami, los angeles, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%