Movies like The Cannonball Run

If you like "The Cannonball Run" you are looking for humorous, road movie and not serious movies about / with chase, adventure, underdog, race, motorcycle, parody and beer themes of Action, Comedy and Sport genre shot in USA or Hong Kong.
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The Cannonball Run (1981)
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The Cannonball Run
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, exciting, realistic, entertaining, funny, talky, sexy, futuristic ...
Plot: chase, adventure, underdog, race, motorcycle, parody, beer, racing, adventurer, kung fu, cars, alter ego, spy, car chase, buddies, on the road, contests and competitions, race against time, mentor, screwball, escapades, 007, partners, fight scenes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey, california
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Smokey and the Bandit
Action, Comedy
USA
96 min.
 6.9
Hooper
Action, Comedy
USA
99 min.
 6.3
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Most similar movies to The Cannonball Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, entertaining and funny films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, adaptation, storytelling, mentor, chase and brutality mostly in Comedy, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like The Cannonball Run: Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Hooper (1978), Carquake! (1976), Cannonball Fever (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cannonball Run II
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, gangsters, race, on the road, adventurer, racing, adventure, buddies, kidnapping, odd couple, lame, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, connecticut, usa, cross country, las vegas
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Smokey and the Bandit II
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Style: road movie, humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, road trip, on the road, desert, beer, cars, on the run, racing, justice, race against time, elephant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, cross country, mississippi, texas, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   61%
 
Smokey and the Bandit
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, beer, car chase, police, road trip, on the road, cars, revenge, motorcycle, justice, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, cross country, california, arkansas ...
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System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
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Hooper
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds plays a legendary stunt man known as Sonny Hooper, who remains one of the top men in his field, but due to too many stressful impacts to the spine and the need to pop pain killers several times a day, he knows he should get out of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, light, intense ...
Plot: hollywood, chase, actor's life, mentor, fight scenes, buddies, stuntman, friendship, contests and competitions, cars, lone hero, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
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Carquake!
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, ...
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, adventurer, dark hero, cars, racing, violence, buddies, hostages, adventure, underdog, dialogue ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
Cannonball Fever
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, intense, surreal
Plot: chase, car chase, racing, on the road, adventurer, underdog, cars, contests and competitions, mentor, greed, family, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., cross country
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Any Which Way You Can
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, gangsters, mafia, country, buddies, on the road, violence, chase, contests and competitions, friendship, fight scenes, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
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Kingpin
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sport, mentor, road trip, on the road, buddies, drinking, dumb, culture clash, beer, stripper, brothers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1979, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: nevada, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
Every Which Way But Loose
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: beer, on the road, country, buddies, motorcycle, violence, chase, farce, contests and competitions, fight scenes, track down, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
Death Race 2000
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. ...
Style: futuristic, cynical, dark humor, road movie, serious ...
Plot: cult, violence, race, contests and competitions, gory, racing, dark hero, splatter, blood, death, survival, cars ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
The Longest Yard
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, underdog, football, sport, buddies, murder, cheerleading, mentor, brutality, contests and competitions, chase, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
The Longest Yard
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, underdog, football, sport, cheerleading, revenge, redemption, golf, contests and competitions, basketball, prison life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
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Celtic Pride
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, basketball, sport, athlete's life, buddies, unlikely criminals, confined, jazz, friends, hostages, contests and competitions, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
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Here Comes the Boom
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underdog, martial arts, teacher, high school, dedicated educator, sport, music, contests and competitions, foul language, fight scenes, against the odds, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
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BASEketball
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, friends, buddies, parody, dumb, stupidity, male nudity, rise to the top, ambition, beer, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
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Let It Ride
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, buddies, farce, drinking, racing, romance, contests and competitions, underdog, race, friendship, destiny, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
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Stroker Ace
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: screwball, athlete's life, fighting the system, ambition, rivalry, chases and races, contests and competitions, racing, rise to the top, rebelliousness, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
Things Are Tough All Over
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, pornography, drugs, chase, road trip, comedy of errors, on the road, nothing goes right, drug abuse, fish out of water, bounty hunter, dreams ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
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The Replacements
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: underdog, football, redemption, sport, happy ending, cheerleading, contests and competitions, soccer, sport team, mentor, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
Days of Thunder
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: romance, racing, car chase, motorcycle, athlete's life, sport, cars, race, mentor, hotshot hero, redemption, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, texas, alabama, phoenix arizona ...
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System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, stupidity, racing, contests and competitions, divorce, gay, sport, competition, parody, ambition, betrayal, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
The Benchwarmers
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, vengeance, sport, beer, anti heroes, bullying, drinking, athlete's life, nerds, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
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The Waterboy
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, not serious, funny, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, underdog, sport, culture clash, college, goofy hero, dumb, stupidity, bullying, parents and children, golf, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
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Caddyshack II
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, golf, contests and competitions, chase, ego clash, friendship, parents and children, lame, mentor, social differences, brutality, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
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Six Pack
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: children, mischievous children, racing, adventure, underdog, youth, small town, orphan, chases and races, sport, mentor, kids and family ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
Major League: Back to the Minors
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, underdog, sport, athlete's life, indians, buddies, contests and competitions, follow your dream, mentor, rise to the top, baseball bat, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, farce, cheerleading, competition, sport, dumb, stupidity, parody, contests and competitions, against the odds, sarcasm, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
 5.9
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Bird on a Wire
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: clever, exciting, road movie, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, criminal's revenge, verbal byplay, lawyer, fugitives, corruption, violence, motorcycle, hidden identity, lone hero, zoo ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   20%
 

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Happy Gilmore
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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 ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport, Western
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Story: Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. ...
Style: humorous, epic, not serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, turn of the century
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
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