Movies like Big Man on Campus

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Big Man on Campus (1989)
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Big Man on Campus (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", a hunchback is found living in the bell tower of UCLA. He is put on trial and made to go through tests. One of the research doctors falls for him, and he falls for her in the end
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, college, hunchback, fish out of water, youth, farce, love, mutant, teachers and students, mad scientist, college life, disorder, power relations, silly humor, court, gun, courtroom, rat, university, chocolate, judge, campus, bell, roommate, bell tower ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to Big Man on Campus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about disorder, misfit, youth, fish out of water, friends, silly humor and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Big Man on Campus: HairBrained (2013), How High (2001), Two Worlds (2007), Crimes of Fashion (2004), Teen Wolf Too (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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HairBrained (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 14 year old genius gets rejected by Harvard and ends up at a much lower ranked school where he makes friends with a mature student.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, odd couple, friends, college life, disorder, fish out of water, prodigy, youth, coming of age, social relations, misfit, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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How High (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Multi-platinum rap superstars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in a stride ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, college, drug abuse, buddies, drug use, youth, cannabis, drug dealing, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, smoking pot ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston
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74%
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Two Worlds (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A French tradesman travels in time and liberates an oppressed tribe in another world.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, feel good, offbeat
Plot: chosen one, parallel world, imaginary, adventure, time travel, goofy hero, escapades, fish out of water, disorder, imaginary kingdom, misfit, rescue ...
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70%
Crimes of Fashion (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brooke, a plain but creative and hard-working student at the top fashion school in the nation, who has come a long way from her tough childhood spent going from one foster home to another as an orphan. She has always dreamed of becoming a fashion ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, student life, college, fish out of water, college life, family business, fashion designer, life turned upside down, fall in love, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Although awkward college student Todd Howard is particularly adept at science, he's paying for school with an athletic scholarship that he will lose should he not fare well in an upcoming boxing tournament. Luckily for Todd, he has inherited ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: werewolf, college, campus, dangerous animal, society, college life, moral dilemma, teenage life, misfit, youth, teenager, friend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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67%
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Recep Ivedik 5 (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During his visit of condolence to Ismet's funeral, Recep Ivedik feels sorry about Ismet's remaining family members due to his latest unfinished job contract which would cause hard financial situation for the family. Therefore, Recep ...
Style: not serious, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: goofy hero, misfit, disorder, sport competition, farce, silly humor, society, social misfits, nothing goes right, fish out of water, olympics, bus ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dorks & Damsels (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Iceland, UK, Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film revolves around Hildur, a national celebrity and socialite who has to look for a job when her boyfriend Jolli is sent to prison. She finds a job at Astrópía, a store that sells role playing books and her immersion into geek culture ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, captivating, offbeat
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, youth, social differences, job seeking, best friends, romance, prison life, prison, media satire, singleness, office ...
Place: iceland
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66%
Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Russell has been expelled from several schools for lewd, crude and nude conduct. Busterburger University is his last chance at education and satisfying his disappointed parents
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: school, workplace situations, teachers and students, workplace, prostitute, youth, power relations, college, university, college life, student life, hamburger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: looking for sex, high school, school, animal life, family relations, power relations, disorder, stoners, college life, college, martial arts, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, getting home, misfit, self discovery, family life, adventure, stupidity, dog, animal life, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 12K
Mr. Destiny (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Larry Burrows is unhappy and feels powerless over his life. He believes his entire life could have turned out differently had he not missed that shot in a baseball game when was a kid. One night he meets this mysterious man, who could change his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, offbeat, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, destiny, profanity, cold relationship, top executive, power relations, disorder, rich and poor, road not taken, suburbs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
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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 ⇓
62%
 5.3
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Little Nicky (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his thrown to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, hell, fish out of water, dark humor, imaginary, heavy metal, misfit, escapades, love affair, sibling relationship, fantasy world, family relations ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
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62%
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Nothing (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two good friends who live together, Andrew (Andrew Miller), an agoraphobic travel agent who works from his home, and Dave (David Hewlett), a loser who works in an office where he is treated with contempt. Just when it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, supernatural, nothing goes right, wish come true, fish out of water, misfit, partners, youth, imaginary, mischievous children, buddies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Kickin' It Old Skool" revolves around a 12-year-old breakdancer, who in 1986 hits his head while performing at a talent show and as a result is comatose for 20 years. He awakens to find he is a grown man. With the mind and experience ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: breakdance, dancer's life, hip hop, lifestyle, contests and competitions, follow your dream, love triangle, love and romance, rivalry, youth, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
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61%
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Vice Versa (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: switching roles, body swapping, school, workaholic, child as adult, switching bodies, family, disorder, adult as child, getting along, family relations, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Hank and Mike (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two blue-collar Easter Bunnies get fired and try their hand at an assortment of odd jobs, failing at each. Fighting depression, debt and eventually each other, their lives start to unravel until they realize that without their job they are nothing.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: easter bunny, friendship, easter, workplace, fish out of water, misfit, partners, unemployment, boss and employee, couple relations, working class, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A plane carrying beauty contestants crash lands on a deserted island. Captain Maximus Powers (Roberts) and co-pilot Mike Saunders (Schlatter) have to take care of their passengers, while avoiding the dangers of Jurassic Pork (a giant prehistoric ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: adventure, island, castaway, fish out of water, survival, rescue, race against time, escapades, misfit, isolation, heroic mission, disorder ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Deal of a Lifetime (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The agent for the Devil takes the soul of a high school sophomore in exchange for a date with the most popular girl on campus.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: deal with the devil, lifestyle, disorder, fish out of water, youth, hopes, love and romance, wish come true, high school, social misfits, misfit, follow your dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Pool Party (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's your standard guy-fails-bar-exam-loses-girlfriend-works-for-a-lunatic-and-is-stalked-by-a-monkey-clown story ...with a twist.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: youth, boss and employee, farce, sexual relations, silly humor, couples, friends, workplace, lifestyle, pool party, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
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Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, father son relationship, farce, desire, dishonesty, workaholic, birthday, family relations, second chance, wish come true, family values, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
Moving Violations (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, nasa, police, goofy hero, chases and races, law enforcement, fighting the system, school, teachers and students, misfit, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Sorority Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends who head the Social Committee in a frat house, called KOK (Kappa Omicron Kappa), are charged with stealing money their fraternity has been saving for a cocktail cruise at the end of the semester, the one that guarantees them a spot at ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, not serious, sex comedy, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: cross dressing, college, hidden identity, student life, gender bending, sorority, farce, fish out of water, comedy of errors, fall in love, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Dorm Life (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slacker, friends, college life, campus, social relations, disorder, buddies, lifestyle, student life, youth, dormitory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Totally Awesome (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Do you prefer to wax on or wax off? Preacher won't let you dance? Well then, put Baby in the corner and come on down, 'cause VH1 is bringing back more of the'80s you love in this feature-length film, Totally Awesome. The Gundersons ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friends, lifestyle, rivalry, love and romance, disorder, martial arts, dancer's life, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, youth, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, looking for sex, spring break, teenage life, buddies, youth, lifestyle, disorder, campus, college life, seduction, mardi gras ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 73K
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, ridiculous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, friends, young people, youth, drugs/alcohol, college life, nothing goes right, birthday, buddies, plan gone awry, profanity, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, youth, buddies, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 963
Brain Drain 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Alfonso, pursues the girl of his life to Harvard, determined to conquer her under the same friends and outlandish plans that his brother used in Oxford. But when you least expect it appears Martha, the girl he fell in love while at school. Sequel to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: university, student life, college life, social misfits, buddies, youth, disorder, friends, prank, social relations, silly humor, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: harvard university, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%