Movies like The 'Burbs

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The 'Burbs (1989)
 6.9
 63K
The 'Burbs (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, gothic, offbeat, semi serious, satanic, demonic, macabre, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neighbor, obsession, paranoia, new neighbor, vacation, neighborhood, old dark house, eccentric family, investigation, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, disorder, goofy hero, domestic disturbance, neighbor neighbor relationship, axe, disappearance, terror, serial killer, psychopath, garbage, chainsaw, crimes, soldier, tombs and skeletons ...
Time: 80s

Most similar movies to The 'Burbs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and suspense films with plots about mentor, crimes, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe and chase mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The 'Burbs: Nothing But Trouble (1991), Clue (1985), The People Under the Stairs (1991), Drowning Mona (2000), Neighbors (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, eccentric family, false accusation, danger, anti heroes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, deadly, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 71K
Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, multiple suspects, murder, danger, mansion, maid, butler, dark and stormy night, board game, amateur detective, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, human monster, serial killer, murder, incest, manic, disfigurement, break in, child abuse, guard dog, child protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 13K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, suspect, mystery, social relations, disorder, family problems, goofy hero, small town, small town life, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 7K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, friends, youth, nothing goes right, couple relations, suburbs, parents and children, love and romance, suburban life, farce, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 13K
Foul Play (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, murder, hitchhiker, fall in love, crimes, danger, amateur detective, woman in danger, law enforcement, love and romance, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is mistaken as a spy by the CIA when he arrives at the airport with one red shoe.
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, realistic, comic ...
Plot: undercover, mistaken identity, espionage, danger, cia, agent, violin, crimes, chases and races, comedy of errors, race against time, airport ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hard-as-nails cop Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing, but can you survive the Robberson family.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, frame up, disorder, fish out of water, odd couple, family relations, crimes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, police surveillance, infra red, sitcom ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 520
Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, murder, uncover truth, goofy hero, who done it, investigation, dishonesty, disorder, celebrity culture, crimes, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 5K
Dr. Giggles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1957, Evan Rendell flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a mental institution and returns to town for revenge, killing off ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crimes, deadly, mental institution, small town, doctors and patients, transplant, murder, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, strangulation, nothing goes right, crime, family relations, train, attempted murder, resentment, professor, matricide, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, crimes, couples, family life, poet, serial killer, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 18K
High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: parody, murder, phone sex, false accusation, dishonesty, disorder, love and romance, crimes, protagonist as suspect, heroes, frame up, mental institution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, twists and turns, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, odd couple, aging, love and romance, who done it, mystery, partners against crime, crimes, elderly, dishonesty, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Private Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through ...
Style: humorous, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, heiress, investigation, mystery, police investigation, supernatural, parody, chase, private detective, track down, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 25K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: dark humor, psycho film, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: housewife, serial killer, murder, suburban life, dentist, courtroom, female killer, masturbation, court, perfectionist, crime, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, blackmail, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, verbal byplay, free spirited, ordinary person, friends, divorced divorcee, conservative ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, new york state, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: california, usa, los angeles, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, assassin, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, police detective, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, salt lake city utah, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 47K
The Money Pit (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: old house, romance, nothing goes right, couple relations, family in crisis, chaos, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, unfulfillment, danger, home renovation, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 11K
Deathtrap (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, psychological, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, playwright, mystery, perfect crime, crimes, ambition, rivalry, husband wife relationship, aspiring writer, deathtrap, secrets, greed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 10K
Common Wealth (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, enigmatic, bleak, witty ...
Plot: greed, neighbor, fish out of water, deadly, dishonesty, crime, murder, stolen money, conflict, conspiracy, real estate agent, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, tokyo, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Head Above Water (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Judge George (Harvey Keitel) brings his young wife, Nathalie (Cameron Diaz), to a remote island for a vacation. But while George accompanies their only neighbor -- Nathalie's childhood friend Lance (Craig Sheffer) -- on a fishing trip, Nathalie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, light ...
Plot: murder, boat, investigation, dishonesty, couple relations, vacation, deadly, couples, crimes, danger, woman in danger, honeymoon ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 256K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, conspiracy, danger, investigation, religions or cults, vatican, professor, scientist, ancient, search, secret society, illuminati ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, geneva switzerland, harvard university, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, scary, suspenseful
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, rivalry, high school life, mind game, police investigation, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Getting Away with Murder (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the very moralistic college ethics instructor Jack Lambert finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, college, vigilantism, crimes, uncover truth, racism, family in danger, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's summer camp as usual at Camp Manabe where the kids torment each other for fun while the underpaid camp staff provides as little supervision as possible. Greedy camp owner Frank and junior partner Ronnie do their best to keep everyone in ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, murder, psychopath, psycho killer, investigation, who done it, camp, teenage life, obsession, supernatural, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: murder, farce, investigation, maid, butler, who done it, mystery, crime, superior, police detective, parody, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 27K
Club Dread (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort -- a hedonistic island paradise for swingers --- it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence ... or at least hide it!
Style: humorous, scary, sexy, not serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: island, serial killer, resort, slasher, murder, machete, parody, gory, farce, danger, isolation, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 143K
The Cable Guy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, cynical ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, odd couple, designer, danger, buddies, television, dangerous friend, basketball, cheating boyfriend, impostor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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