Movies like The Cannonball Run

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The Cannonball Run (1981)
 6.3
 32K
The Cannonball Run (1981)
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, exciting, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good, realistic, not serious, road movie, funny ...
Plot: chase, on the road, car race, rivalry, contests and competitions, chases and races, partners, escapades, race against time, adventure, cross country, underdog, friends, rally, ambition, adventurer, chaos and mayhem, buddies, chaos, super vehicle, silly humor, race, car, motorcycle, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california

Most similar movies to The Cannonball Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, cult film and entertaining films with plots about rivalry, chase, mentor, contests and competitions, adaptation, brutality and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Action and Sport genres. Some movies like The Cannonball Run: Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Carquake! (1976), The Gumball Rally (1976), The Great Race (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car, car chase, chase, old woman, hotel, hotel room, alter ego, military uniform, magnet, monkey, slave, highway ...
Time: 80s
Place: connecticut, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
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: car chase, hitchhiker, beer, bet, race against time, on the road, dancer, escape, hamburger, coca cola, sheriff, biker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, georgia, alabama, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
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: truck, chase, car chase, on the road, elephant, friends, chaos and mayhem, escapades, chases and races, crimes, on the run, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, florida, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 4K
Carquake! (1976)
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, on the road, chase, anti heroes, anti hero, martial artist, ambition, underdog, off the road, super vehicle, adventurer, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, buddies, disorder, cross country, chaos, car chase, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, fugitives, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 15K
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, feminism, revolution, destiny, cons and scams, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, paris france, alaska, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, not serious, realistic, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, car chase, on the run, cross country, partners, disorder, buddies, rivalry, silly humor, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 6K
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, bar fight, friendship, rivalry, filmmaking, stuntman, chase, partners, aging, ambition, danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Cannonball Fever (1989)
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Plot: chase, car chase, on the road, car race, rivalry, underdog, ambition, adventurer, crimes, chases and races, escapades, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 3K
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good, cult film
Plot: racing, rivalry, race, contests and competitions, chases and races, rise to the top, cons and scams, workplace, silly humor, friends, ambition, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 106K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: 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, road movie, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, contests and competitions, escapades, partners, bet, race, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, road trip, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, fight, mafia, motorcycle gang, woman in danger, dishonesty, rivalry, friendship, contests and competitions, fist fighting, orangutan, monkey ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, 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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: car chase, adventure, family, buddies, heist, contests and competitions, danger, partners, dishonesty, escapades, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: monte carlo, europe, france, paris france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
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, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, teacher, against the odds, lifestyle change, sport, dedicated educator, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, fall in love, contests and competitions, buddies, love and romance, ambition, bet, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, futuristic, exciting, serious, cult film ...
Plot: car chase, survival, rivalry, chases and races, danger, cult, contests and competitions, escapades, satire, car, distopia, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 2000, 2000s ...
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 14K
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, exciting, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: car, volkswagen beetle, rivalry, car race, car trouble, adventure, automobile racing, rise to the top, friendship, buddies, ambition, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.1
 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: humorous, not serious, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: disorder, buddies, partners, rivalry, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, goofy hero, ambition, against the odds, small town life, underdog, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.4
 6K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, cowboy, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, explosion, glue, train, robbery, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: racing, car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, sport, race, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, athlete's life, friends, chases and races, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, california, florida, texas, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: winter, millionaire, inheritance, ambition, power relations, family life, cons and scams, adventure, parents and children, contests and competitions, rivalry, foot race ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 305
Safari 3000 (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
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, humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: chases and races, contests and competitions, sport, escapades, journalism, media, graphic violence, adventure, cons and scams, rivalry, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 55K
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, feel good, not serious, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, baseball, basketball, rivalry, rise to the top, partners, ambition, business, parody, mascot, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 190K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, against the odds, fish out of water, friends, championship, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 125 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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, farce, cheating, car race, smuggling, contests and competitions, adventure, fall in love, escapades, on the road, car chase, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: europe, rome italy, monte carlo, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.8
 14K
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, feel good, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, snobbism, rivalry, farce, contests and competitions, parents and children, blind ambition, fall in love, ambition, underdog, friendship, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 9K
Celtic Pride (1996)
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, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, sport, basketball, missing person, unlikely criminals, partners, friends, buddies, ambition, confined, contests and competitions, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 75K
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, sport, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, championship, rivalry, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, year 1979 ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 102K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, sport, bet, cheating, rivalry, golf course, country club, misfit, buddies, ambition, farce, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 2K
Knucklehead (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, 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: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wrestling, contests and competitions, athlete's life, friendship, ambition, buddies, disorder, against the odds, adventure, martial arts, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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