Movies like Billy Madison

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Billy Madison (1995)
 6.4
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Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, exciting, funny, idiotic, absurd, bad ending, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, graduation, delusion, inheritance, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, rivalry, youth, disorder, friends, goofy hero, underdog, friendship, teachers and students, fall in love, power relations, social relations, high school, hung over, teacher, bet, fight back ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Billy Madison

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and funny films with plots about disorder, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, fight scenes, storytelling and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like Billy Madison: The Waterboy (1998), Mr. Deeds (2002), Grown Ups 2 (2013), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), Grown Ups (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 133K
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, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, low self esteem, ridicule, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, love and romance, college, family relations, bullying ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
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95%
 5.8
 123K
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: inheritance, small town, fish out of water, apple tree, ferrari, city country contrast, kindness, love letter, billionaire, fable, liar, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 124K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: couple relations, friendship, buddies, eccentric family, small town, family relations, friends, small town life, family life, couples, social relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, feel good, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: defector, vacation, farce, frame up, nerd, buddies, college, goofy hero, social misfits, prank, college life, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, farce, taxi driver, faked death, presumed dead, follow your dream, starting over, hopes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, middle east, usa, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, best friends, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, dumb, misfit, family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 203K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, idiotic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: reunion, friendship, vacation, family relations, eccentric family, friends, disorder, family life, lake or river, children, stupidity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1978
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The nerds are now in control of the university, as a result of Lewis Skolnick and the rest's actions in the two previous movies. A new generation of sportsmen arrive, however, determined on winning the school back. The principle, himself an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, school, college, prank, high school, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, high school life, student life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.9
 31K
The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, high school, buddies, misfit, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, cheerleading, teenage love, prison, romance, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 12K
The Week Of (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The parents of a soon-to-be married couple make the final preparations for the wedding ceremony.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, funny, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, wedding, friendship, dialogue, happy ending, disorder, youth, love and romance, escapades, doctor
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 89K
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: dark humor, humorous, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, heavy metal, love affair, disorder, family relations, sibling relationship, devil, stupidity, fantasy world, brothers, end of the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 256K
Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: party, farce, youth, stupidity, adolescence vs adulthood, neighbor neighbor relationship, fraternity, uninhibited rivalry, family, prank, college, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 175K
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, friends, championship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Midnight Madness (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, scavenger hunt, rivalry, adventure, on the road, buddies, school, contests and competitions, race against time, college life, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, not serious, twists and turns, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, chase, nasa, fighting the system, school, nothing goes right, goofy hero, urban, teachers and students, cons and scams, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
High School U.S.A. (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, sitcom, buddies, teenage love, school, college, college life, high school life, island, teenage life, stoners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
 18K
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school life, teenage life, social misfits, friends, teachers and students, misfit, high school, best friends, youth, high school hunk, social relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 6K
Class Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, mistaken identity, buddies, comedy of errors, college, dedicated educator, school, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, misfit partners, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.7
 34K
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, fish out of water, prom, school, college life, high school life, cavemen, frozen alive, teenage life, college, misfit, youth ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.0
 342
Beach Movie (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Link is torn between the two loves of his life: surfing, and his girlfriend Sunny. He's also got to deal with an angry landlady who's threatening to evict him if he doesn't start paying his rent. When three rich but clueless newcomers ...
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, buddies, drugs/alcohol, battle of the sexes, looking for sex, teaching the ways of the world, twentysomething life, youth, friends, disorder, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: date, rivalry, mentor, farce, tennis, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, traffic policeman, school, teaching the ways of the world, down on your luck, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 10K
The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, satirical, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, farce, friendship, youth, mischievous children, power relations, rich and poor, social differences, family problems, misfit, down on your luck, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 24K
Bio-Dome (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: environmentalism, fish out of water, anti heroes, buddies, vegetarian, mad scientist, goofy hero, odd couple, college, misfit, disorder, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.8
 8K
Dirty Deeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An American Pie-like teen comedy in which a high school senior tries to become the first student in years to complete the Dirty Deeds, an outrageous series of challenges that must be completed by the Homecoming banquet at 9 a.m.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, prank, cheerleader, stadium, bully, party, challenge, homecoming, vandalism, masturbation, teacher, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 3K
The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, social misfits, high school, teenager, school, vengeance, high school life, teenage life, rivalry, youth, friends, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: mouse, misfit, taxidermy, idiot, friendship, farce, corporate world, comedy of errors, goofy hero, mind control, screwball, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 16K
The Bachelor (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, fall in love, bachelor, wedding, romance, farce, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, bank, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 16K
Superstar (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, based on sketch comedy, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, cheerleader, goofy hero, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, high school life, teenage life, ambition, hopes, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.3
 68K
Jack and Jill (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, family, eccentric family, looking for love, cruise, celebration, life turned upside down, misfit, actor playing female role, brother sister relationship, siblings relations, quibbling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: drunk driving, champagne, ferrari, underage drinking, high school, buddies, teenage life, nothing goes right, youth, disorder, friends, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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