20 Movies Like Real Genius

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Weird Science

Weird Science
Weird Science
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: John Hughes, Al Feldstein, William M. Gaines
Actors: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Weird Science” is a 1985 comedy film about two socially awkward teenagers who use their computer to create a virtual woman, who then comes to life and helps them gain confidence and navigate high school challenges.”

Revenge of the Nerds

Revenge of the Nerds
Revenge of the Nerds
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Steve Zacharias
Actors: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Revenge of the Nerds” is a comedy film about a group of socially awkward college students who form their own fraternity to challenge the popular jocks on campus. Through their intelligence and resourcefulness, they seek to prove that being a “nerd” can lead to success and acceptance.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 wins
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Breakfast Club” is a 1985 coming-of-age film that follows five high school students from different social groups who are forced to spend a Saturday detention together. Over the course of the day, they confront their stereotypes, bond, and ultimately discover that they have more in common than they initially thought.

Can’t Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Buy Me Love
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Michael Swerdlick
Actors: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Can’t Buy Me Love” is a 1987 romantic comedy about a high school nerd who pays a popular girl to pretend to be his girlfriend, leading to unexpected consequences and lessons about love and friendship.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead
Better Off Dead
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: N/A
Writer: Savage Steve Holland
Actors: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Better Off Dead” is a 1985 comedy film about a high school student named Lane Meyer who becomes depressed after his girlfriend breaks up with him. He embarks on a series of misadventures, including a failed suicide attempt and a ski race, all while trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future
Back to the Future
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 25 wins & 25 nominations total
Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Back to the Future” is a science fiction film about a high school student, Marty McFly, who accidentally travels back in time to 1955 and disrupts his parents’ meeting, endangering his own existence. With the help of a scientist, Doc Brown, Marty must find a way to fix the past and return to the present before it’s too late.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 3 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is a classic 1980s comedy film about a charismatic high school student named Ferris Bueller who fakes being sick to skip school and embarks on a wild adventure in Chicago with his friends, while trying to outsmart his suspicious principal.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Bill
Bill
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Awards: N/A
Writer: Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond
Actors: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” is a 1989 comedy film about two dim-witted high school friends, Bill and Ted, who travel through time in a phone booth to gather historical figures for a history presentation, ultimately learning valuable lessons about friendship and the importance of historical knowledge.

The Goonies

The Goonies
The Goonies
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 4 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Chris Columbus, Steven Spielberg
Actors: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Goonies” is a 1985 adventure film about a group of young friends who embark on a treasure hunt to save their homes from being demolished. Along the way, they encounter booby traps, pirate legends, and a dangerous criminal family.

Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures in Babysitting
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: David Simkins
Actors: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Adventures in Babysitting” is a 1987 comedy film about a babysitter and the kids she is looking after who embark on a wild adventure through the streets of Chicago after accidentally getting mixed up in a car theft. The film follows their hilarious and chaotic journey as they encounter various obstacles and eccentric characters throughout the night.

Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
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Runtime: 41 min
Seasons: 6
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 23 wins & 41 nominations
Writer: Jeff Davis
Actors: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Teen Wolf movie is about a high school student named Scott who discovers that he is a werewolf, and he must navigate the challenges of teenage life while also dealing with his newfound powers and the attention that comes with them.

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 8 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis
Actors: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Ghostbusters movie is about a group of scientists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City to save the city from paranormal threats. They battle supernatural beings and strive to protect the world from an impending apocalypse.

Spaceballs

Spaceballs
Spaceballs
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham
Actors: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Spaceballs” is a comedic science fiction film that parodies the “Star Wars” franchise, following the adventures of a group of characters who embark on a quest to rescue a princess and save a planet from an evil ruler. It satirizes various sci-fi tropes and features humor, slapstick comedy, and memorable characters.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 10 nominations total
Writer: William Goldman
Actors: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Princess Bride” is a romantic fantasy film about a young woman named Buttercup who is kidnapped, and her true love, Westley, who embarks on a journey to rescue her from an evil prince. Filled with adventure, humor, and memorable characters, it is a timeless tale of true love and the power of storytelling.

Clue

Clue
Clue
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn, Anthony E. Pratt
Actors: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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The Clue movie is a comedic murder mystery where six strangers are invited to a secluded mansion and must work together to solve a series of murders while uncovering each other’s secrets and lies. With multiple endings, the film keeps viewers guessing until the very end.

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States
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“The Karate Kid” is a coming-of-age film about a teenage boy named Daniel who moves to a new city and learns karate from a wise and mysterious mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to defend himself against a group of bullies. Through his training, Daniel discovers the true meaning of discipline, perseverance, and inner strength.

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sixteen Candles” is a coming-of-age comedy film that follows Samantha Baker as she navigates the challenges and mishaps that occur on her sixteenth birthday, including forgotten birthdays, high school crushes, and a memorable party.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Actors: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is a coming-of-age comedy that follows a group of high school students as they navigate through the ups and downs of adolescence, exploring themes of love, friendship, and the challenges of growing up. The film offers a humorous and honest portrayal of teenage life in the 1980s, capturing the trials and tribulations of these characters as they face various social and personal struggles.

Porky’s

Porky's
Porky's
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 40/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Bob Clark
Actors: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight
Language: English
Country: Canada
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“Porky’s” is a 1981 comedy film that follows a group of high school friends as they navigate their sexual escapades and misadventures in the 1950s. Their main objective is to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner named Porky who cons them out of their money.

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Internet Movie Database: 5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7%
Metacritic: 28/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Steve Zacharias
Actors: Robert Carradine, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise is a comedy film about a group of nerds who travel to a tropical island for a national fraternity conference, only to find themselves in a battle against a rival fraternity and their attempts to sabotage their peaceful gathering.

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