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, funny, idiotic and not serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, disorder, vengeance and fantasy world mostly in Comedy, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Billy Madison: The Waterboy (1998), Mr. Deeds (2002), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Grown Ups (2010), The New Guy (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, not serious ...
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
 126K
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, city country contrast, kindness, love letter, ferrari, apple tree, liar, billionaire, fable, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 127K
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: friendship, couple relations, buddies, eccentric family, small town, family relations, friends, small town life, family life, couples, social relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
77%
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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: farce, vacation, frame up, defector, nerd, buddies, college, goofy hero, social misfits, prank, college life, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 208K
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, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: reunion, friendship, vacation, family relations, eccentric family, friends, disorder, children, family life, stupidity, lake or river, foul language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1978
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 32K
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, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, buddies, misfit, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, cheerleading, romance, teenager, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, faked death, taxi driver, hairdresser, couples, beauty salon, vengeance, culture clash, fall in love, stereotypes, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 91K
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, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, fantasy world, misfit, heavy metal, hell, devil, love affair, sibling relationship, disorder, family relations, stupidity, brothers ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 263K
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, neighbor neighbor relationship, fraternity, youth, stupidity, adolescence vs adulthood, uninhibited rivalry, family, prank, college, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 179K
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 ⇓
32%
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, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: mouse, taxidermy, idiot, misfit, friendship, farce, corporate world, comedy of errors, goofy hero, screwball, social misfits, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: prank, cheerleader, high school, stadium, party, challenge, bully, homecoming, vandalism, masturbation, teacher, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, competition, traffic policeman, teaching the ways of the world, school, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, rich and poor, farce, friendship, youth, mischievous children, power relations, social differences, family problems, down on your luck, misfit, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 183K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adoption, responsibility, immaturity, child's point of view, parents and children, friends, slacker, parenthood, love and romance, single father, mentor, lifestyle change ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, college, odd couple, misfit, disorder, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, buddies, on the road, school, contests and competitions, race against time, college life, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family relations, disorder, cheating fiancee, teacher student sex, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, uninvited guest, brother sister incest, parody, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1984, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, school, prank, college, athlete and trainer, high school, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, high school life, student life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, fish out of water, prom, school, college life, high school life, frozen alive, cavemen, teenage life, college, misfit, youth ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s, prehistoric, stone age
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 13K
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: light, humorous, feel good, funny, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, happy ending, disorder, friendship, wedding, dialogue, escapades, love and romance, youth, doctor
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 19K
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, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: witty, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: prank, college, defenestration, sex, underdog, college life, student life, teenage life, erection, cheerleader, vandalism, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, idiotic, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, martial arts, buddies, college, school, prank, military academy, looking for sex, teachers and students, boarding school life, college life, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 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, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, goofy hero, fish out of water, ambition, love and romance, misfit, rivalry, disorder, buddies, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, awful, funny ...
Plot: ship, dictator, cruise ship, bartender, friendship, ambition, goofy hero, ocean or sea, workplace romance, fantasy life, musical number, model ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.1
 2K
Meatballs 4 (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ricky is the hottest water-ski instructor around and he has just be rehired by his former employer/camp to whip up attendance. But the camp is in serious financial trouble and the owner of a rival, more popular, camp wants to buy them out. Therefore ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, idiotic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, camping, save the day, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, hopes, youth, disorder, workplace ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 326K
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: odd couple, friendship, dimwit, stupidity, parakeet, social misfits, buddies, prank, gas station, adventure, road trip, misfit ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, pennsylvania, rhode island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 11K
PCU (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he's guided by fraternity wild man Droz and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, beer keg, mascot, republican, hippie, liberal, buddies, friendship, college life, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%