Movies like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
 7.0
 118K
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them with a history report.
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, not serious, cult film, buddy movie, futuristic, funny, light, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, adventure, best friend, youth, hopes, disorder, classmate classmate relationship, alternate reality, phone booth, teenage life, misfit, partners, imaginary, sent to the future, obstacle, escapades, graduation, misfit partners, verbal byplay, one last chance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1900s, 1800s, 1870s, 1860s ...
Place: california, ancient greece, usa, washington d.c., athens greece, vienna, new mexico

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Most similar movies to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, cult film and clever films with plots about disorder, chase, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe and destiny mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure: Back to the Future (1985), Idiocracy (2006), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 145K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past, scientist, mad scientist, teenager, adventure, inventions and discoveries, chases and races ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, time machine, afterlife, heavy metal, sent to the past, death, robot, seance, farce, devil, heaven, adventure ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, party, changing the past or future, friendship, drugs/alcohol, friends, destiny, midlife crisis, bully, jacuzzi, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they are helped by their ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, father daughter relationship, time machine, nostalgia, music, time traveler, friendship, sent to the past, schoolboy, predicting the future, teenager, humour ...
Time: year 1967
Place: new orleans, sahara desert, china, vienna, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 267K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, funny, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: rock band, music band, teacher, musician, rock music, teachers and students, music, youth, rock and roll, society, school, rock musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 79K
Sky High (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, young heroes, superhero, friendship, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 80K
Weird Science (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, sincere ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenager, friendship, experiment gone awry, geek, nerd, inventions and discoveries, wish come true, misfit, high school, looking for sex, dream girl, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Science Project (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, science, technology gone awry, school, changing the past or future, adventure, high school, danger, escapades, space and aliens, save the world ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, sentimental, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, mad scientist, old west, sent to the past, inventor, small town, alternate reality, fish out of water, race against time ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, jacuzzi, virtual reality, time machine, sent to the future, drugs/alcohol, friends, disorder, buddies, silly humor, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emperor Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make Marge his before blowing up the Earth. The Emperor and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: evil alien, laser, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, family, rivalry, imaginary, chases and races, misfit, daring rescue, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Spirit of '76 (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers attempt to ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, fish out of water, time travel, satire, time machine, heroes, adventure, partners, imaginary, misfit, misfit partners, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1976, 1770s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, not serious, tricky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, friendship, disorder, parallel universe, loser, time loop, pub, underdog, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 13K
House Party (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, school, high school, profanity, coming of age, party, house party, contests and competitions, goofy hero, ambition, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 20K
Explorers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, spacecraft, dream, laboratory, adventure, family, alien encounter, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, ambition, contests and competitions, buddies, love and romance, society, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, exciting, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, parody, pirate, time travel, heroes, battles, treasure hunt, space travel, space war, space wars, adventure, destiny ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 334K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, psychotronic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, alien, changing the past or future, secret agents, time machine, hi-tech, ufo, sent to the past, race against time, space and aliens, benign alien, save the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: prom, memory loss, handcuffs, amnesia, on the run, nothing goes right, love and romance, high school, teenage life, youth, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Howard the Duck (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, cult film, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: duck, evil alien, laser, fish out of water, adventure, alternate reality, anthropomorphism, physicist, experiment gone awry, rock, benign alien, alien ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.0
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Real Genius (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: laser, computer cracker, college, genius, science, prank, ego, prodigy, youth, lifestyle, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, baby, inventor, giant, family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, inventions and discoveries, escapades, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Trick or Treat (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Eddie is your average 80's metal head teen. Now he's obsessed with his heavy-metal superstar idol, Sammi Curr who is killed in a hotel fire. Eddie becomes the recipient of the only copy of Curr's unreleased album, which when played ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, cult film, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, high school, supernatural, school, halloween, ghost, danger, radio dj, rock star, obsession, zombie, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, island, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, love and romance, escapades, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, experiment gone awry, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, shrinking, family relations, laser, fish out of water, miniaturization, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 105K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year old teacher and the handbook "vampirism - a guide to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, vampire comedy, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: vampire, chase, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, love and romance, supernatural, teenage life, high school life, dangerous attraction, mysterious event, foot chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%