Movies like Billy Madison

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Billy Madison (1995)
 6.4
 132K
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, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny, talky, exciting, cult film, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: elementary school, rivalry, graduation, school, inheritance, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, misfit, teachers and students, love and romance, fall in love, fish out of water, goofy hero, stupidity, father son relationship, family business, boss, delusion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, responsibility, mentor, happy ending, teacher, farce, youth ...
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, idiotic, funny and not serious films with plots about disorder, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, brutality and fantasy world mostly in Comedy, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Billy Madison: Grown Ups (2010), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), The Waterboy (1998), Happy Gilmore (1996), Grown Ups 2 (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 229K
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, ridiculous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vacation, friends, reunion, family life, friendship, family relations, eccentric family, silly humor, buddies, couples, adulthood, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1978, 70s
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, exciting, ridiculous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, farce, culture clash, couples, taxi driver, fall in love, taxi, american dream, starting over, faked death, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, new york, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 149K
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, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, misfit, ambition, goofy hero, overprotective parent, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, athlete, frame up, defector, nerd, college, vacation, underdog, student life, friendship, looking for sex, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, best friends, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 198K
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, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, contests and competitions, misfit, friends, disorder, championship, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 141K
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, funny, realistic, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, family relations, social relations, eccentric family, family life, small town life, party, couple relations, midlife crisis, farce, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 34K
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, friendship, teenage love, goofy hero, starting over, high school, bullying, misfit, cheerleader, high school life, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, farce, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, cons and scams, teachers and students, mentor, low self esteem, loser, tennis, date, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 137K
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, not serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: inheritance, butler, small town, fish out of water, rise to the top, opposites attract, small town life, kindness, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new hampshire, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 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, follow your dream, contests and competitions, love triangle, rivalry, artists and showbiz, youth, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, high school life, high school, fish out of water, cons and scams, robbery, crimes, school, fall in love, disorder, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 18th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, farce, road trip, prank, silly humor, friends, disorder, goofy hero, misfit partners, escapades, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 18K
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, feel good, not serious, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, love and romance, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, unfulfilled love, fish out of water, follow your dream, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school life, cheerleader ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Book of Caleb (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A comfortable underachiever and serial prankster, in the midst of their quarter life crisis, reunite against childhood enemies in a contemporary suburban epic.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, true love, friendship, friends, misfit, social misfits, best friends, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, homecoming, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, student life, teenage life, youth, misfit, rivalry, disorder, friends, nerds, underdog, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, sex comedy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: prank, homecoming, cheerleader, high school, challenge, vandalism, bully, friends, rivalry, lifestyle, stadium, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.5
 92K
That's My Boy (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's ...
Style: humorous, absurd, dark humor, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family relations, cheating fiancee, disorder, uninvited guest, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, teacher student sex, parody, meet the parents, pedophile ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1984, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, pregnancy, goofy hero, misfit, family relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, sexual attraction, coma, masturbation, father son relationship, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Going Overboard (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, sex comedy, awful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ambition, ocean, ship, friendship, cruise ship, bartender, dictator, disorder, silly humor, ocean or sea, down on your luck, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, funny, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, family relations, fighting the system, race against time, fish out of water, parents and children, save the day, rivalry, disorder, siblings relations, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Still Waiting... (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Shenaniganz loses all its hottest waitresses to new competitor Ta-Ta's Wing Shack -- where the scantily clad wait staff earns bigger tips -- the Shenaniganz staff aims to give Ta-Ta's its just desserts.
Style: humorous, not serious, unusual plot structure, idiotic, weird ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, goofy hero, parody, friends, thirtysomething life, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Anger Management (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, realistic, not serious, neurotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rage, therapy, therapist, anger, lawyer, unconventional method, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychology, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 37K
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, frozen alive, caveman, society, silly humor, college life, high school life, college, teenage life ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s, prehistoric, stone age
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 26K
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, experimental, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, environmentalism, biosphere, mad scientist, nothing goes right, partners, misfit, goofy hero, danger, buddies, odd couple, anti heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 21K
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: witty, feel good, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: misfit, friends, high school life, high school, teenage life, social misfits, teachers and students, best friends, youth, high school hunk, bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.3
 78K
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, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, family, looking for love, eccentric family, misfit, life turned upside down, cruise, thanksgiving, celebration, quibbling, actor playing female role, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 124K
Accepted (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slacker, college life, overnight success, student, unconventional method, youth, cons and scams, misfit partners, lifestyle, graduation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, yale university, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 337K
Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, high school life, fish out of water, adolescence, popular girl, stereotypes, bad girl, vengeance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%