Movies like The Cannonball Run

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The Cannonball Run (1981)
 6.2
 36K
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
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, exciting, light, feel good, entertaining, captivating, realistic, not serious, parody, road movie ...
Plot: chase, car race, on the road, rivalry, escapades, partners, race against time, adventure, contests and competitions, cross country, underdog, espionage, friends, rally, adventurer, chaos, ambition, silly humor, buddies, chaos and mayhem, race, car, motorcycle, beer, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, california

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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, cult film and funny films with plots about rivalry, partners, chase, contests and competitions, storytelling, adaptation and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Action and Sport genres. Some movies like The Cannonball Run: Rat Race (2001), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Great Race (1965), The Gumball Rally (1976), Carquake! (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: funny, humorous, exciting, ridiculous, road movie ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, treasure hunt, road trip, contests and competitions, adventure, partners, escapades, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, rivalry, race ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada, new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cannonball Run II (1984)
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, feel good, not serious, parody, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car, car chase, chase, old woman, highway, lie, slave, monkey, deception, hotel room, hotel, alter ego ...
Time: 80s
Place: connecticut, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: car chase, hitchhiker, road trip, truck, beer, bet, race against time, on the road, police officer, sheriff, fiancee, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, arkansas, alabama, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, on the road, race, adventure, money, desert, group of strangers, disorder, competition, partners ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1916, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 18K
The Great Race (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
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: epic, feel good, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, mechanic, adventure, on the road, heroes, car race, feminism, revolution, steampunk, destiny, cons and scams, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, paris france, alaska, usa, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Gumball Rally (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of people from different backgrounds have one thing in common: when they hear the world "gumball" whispered by one of the others, they know that it's time for the Gumball Rally: a no-holds barred, secret, winner-take-all rally ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, road movie, cult film
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: chase, car race, disorder, friends, chaos, cross country, car chase, adventurer, contests and competitions, fugitives, buddies, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 5K
Carquake! (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 93 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, semi serious, realistic, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, on the road, chase, martial artist, rivalry, underdog, misfit, contests and competitions, ambition, adventurer, escapades, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: truck, chase, car chase, road trip, desert, on the road, sheriff, elephant, cross country, friends, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, florida, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, road movie, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, road trip, on the road, car chase, sheriff, truck, ku klux klan, silly humor, buddies, partners, rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cannonball Fever (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: chase, car chase, on the road, car race, crimes, partners, underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, adventurer, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Death Race 2000 (1975)
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: car, car chase, rivalry, cult, contests and competitions, escapades, survival, satire, distopia, car race, future dystopia, reckless driving ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 2000, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 7K
Hooper (1978)
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, light, intense ...
Plot: hollywood, stuntman, filmmaking, bar fight, rivalry, friendship, chase, friends, buddies, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, aging ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california, birmingham alabama, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 4K
Stroker Ace (1983)
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, cult film
Plot: rivalry, race, nascar, friends, screwball, silly humor, cons and scams, rebelliousness, rise to the top, dishonesty, fighting the system, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
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, exciting, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, fight, mafia, motorcycle gang, woman in danger, dishonesty, friendship, rivalry, contests and competitions, orangutan, monkey, martial arts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, adventure, family, automobile racing, heist, buddies, contests and competitions, frame up, save the day, secret agents, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: monte carlo, europe, paris france, france, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
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, realistic, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, orangutan, gambling, camping, motel, contests and competitions, buddies, fall in love, bet, dishonesty, track down, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, new mexico, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 397
Safari 3000 (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reporter J.J. wants to write a story about an Afrika rallye, 3000 km across desert and steppe. Unfortunately her driver and car get lost only days before the start, so she hires ex-stuntman Eddie and buys a wreck of a car from her last money. Eddie ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: rally, rivalry, sport, media, journalism, contests and competitions, dishonesty, ambition, adventure, escapades, cons and scams, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old drag racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world. Tension soars ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hotshot hero, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, reluctant partners, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, partners, automobile racing, race, racecar driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.3
 7K
The Villain (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, cowboy, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, escapades, robbery, adventure, train, friends, kidnapping, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 16K
The Love Bug (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: car, automobile racing, rivalry, car race, car trouble, adventure, buddies, ambition, rise to the top, friendship, partners, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Days of Thunder (1990)
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, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car race, rivalry, race, hotshot hero, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, friends, love affair, love and romance, nascar ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, alabama, texas, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.7
 16K
Caddyshack II (1988)
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, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, snobbism, farce, contests and competitions, underdog, society, blind ambition, misfit, sport, ego clash, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fire, Ice & Dynamite (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Action-comedy about a wealthy man who fakes suicide for the amusement of watching his family and creditors compete for his wealth. Many cameo appearances!
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: inheritance, millionaire, winter, contests and competitions, adventure, ambition, rivalry, power relations, cons and scams, parents and children, family life, mountain ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.1
 3K
Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, buddies, disorder, lifestyle, partners, adventure, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 1K
Pucked (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Hopper is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: ice hockey, sport, disorder, nothing goes right, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, goofy hero, buddies, against the odds, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 61K
BASEketball (1998)
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, feel good, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, baseball, basketball, sport, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, partners, business, sportscaster, mascot, cheerleading ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 83K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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, feel good, not serious, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, championship, contests and competitions, prodigy, buddies, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1979, year 1996 ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sequel to "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines". This time an international car rally from England to Monte Carlo provides the comedic farce.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, road movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, rivalry, cheating, car race, smuggling, friendship, fall in love, on the road, silly humor, friends, disorder, car chase ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, monte carlo, rome italy, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 116K
Caddyshack (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bet, golf, rivalry, country club, sport, ambition, buddies, misfit, farce, competition, cheating, bishop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, quest, adventure, school, twins, misfit, partners, contests and competitions, good versus evil, lifestyle, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%