Movies like The Cannonball Run

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The Cannonball Run (1981)
 6.2
 31K
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: exciting, humorous, 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, underdog, friends, rally, ambition, adventurer, chaos and mayhem, buddies, chaos, super vehicle, race, motorcycle, parody, beer, kung fu, alter ego ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey, california

Most similar movies to The Cannonball Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, exciting and entertaining films with plots about rivalry, chase, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Action and Sport genres. Some movies like The Cannonball Run: Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Hooper (1978), Cannonball Fever (1989), Stroker Ace (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, offbeat, feel good, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, car, chase, deception, hotel, monkey, highway, military uniform, alter ego, slave, old woman, hotel room ...
Time: 80s
Place: connecticut, california, usa, cross country, 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, exciting, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, car chase, beer, race against time, bet, on the road, anti hero, coca cola, dancer, sheriff, escape, hamburger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, texas, georgia, arkansas ...
⇓ 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, not serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, on the road, elephant, on the run, partners, disorder, buddies, race against time, rivalry, friends, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, texas, florida, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, light, intense ...
Plot: filmmaking, bar fight, rivalry, friendship, stuntman, chase, hollywood, chases and races, crimes, contests and competitions, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, semi serious, realistic, intense, surreal
Plot: chase, car chase, on the road, car race, chases and races, contests and competitions, escapades, crimes, friends, adventurer, chaos, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, racing, contests and competitions, athlete's life, chases and races, screwball, dishonesty, partners, fighting the system, friends, rebelliousness, workplace ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, humorous, semi serious, road movie
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: chase, car race, contests and competitions, chases and races, buddies, partners, disorder, fish out of water, on the run, chaos, car chase, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mechanic, on the road, feminism, revolution, adventure, destiny, buddies, disorder, partners, rebelliousness, rivalry, journalism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, alaska, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 104K
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: chase, contests and competitions, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, bet, race, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, road trip, money, millionaire ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ 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, semi serious, exciting, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, martial artist, kung fu master, chase, chaos, race against time, danger, misfit, off the road, super vehicle, buddies, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough ...
Plot: car chase, survival, rivalry, danger, chases and races, cult, contests and competitions, escapades, reckless driving, dark hero, crimes, air disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, cross country, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: mafia, fight, motorcycle gang, gangsters, woman in danger, dishonesty, contests and competitions, rivalry, friendship, orangutan, motorcycle, streetfighting ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
Plot: on the road, orangutan, gambling, camping, motel, contests and competitions, fall in love, buddies, bet, dishonesty, track down, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, cowboy, parody, disorder, goofy hero, escapades, nothing goes right, explosion, train, glue, robbery, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 13K
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: volkswagen beetle, car, rivalry, car race, car trouble, racecar driver, adventure, friendship, buddies, ambition, rise to the top, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mine, san francisco, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: millionaire, winter, inheritance, adventure, contests and competitions, parents and children, cons and scams, power relations, rivalry, family life, ambition, foot race ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: contests and competitions, underdog, high school teacher, martial arts, prize money, against the odds, lifestyle change, championship, ambition, character change, financial problem, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
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: exciting, feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car chase, adventure, family, heist, buddies, contests and competitions, frame up, danger, espionage, save the day, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: monte carlo, europe, france, riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.7
 290
Safari 3000 (1980)
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, chases and races, escapades, media, journalism, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, rally, dishonesty, ambition, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
Plot: racing, car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, friends, rising to stardom, athlete's life, contests and competitions, love affair, chases and races, love and romance, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, alabama, florida, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Replacements (2000)
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: realistic, humorous, sincere, exciting, feel good ...
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete and trainer, happy ending, cheerleader, bar fight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 72K
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: older woman younger man, bowling, sport, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, championship, contests and competitions, prodigy, buddies, success, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, 1990s, year 1969 ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Genre: 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, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, car chase, buddies, disorder, escapades, chases and races, rivalry, race against time, on the run, partners, road trip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: college, rivalry, scavenger hunt, adventure, school, on the road, friends, college life, race against time, twins, youth, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, cheating, smuggling, car race, disorder, buddies, contests and competitions, chases and races, adventure, fall in love, escapades, friendship ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, rome italy, monte carlo, scotland, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 54K
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, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, baseball, basketball, rise to the top, partners, ambition, rivalry, business, cheerleading, sportscaster, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 183K
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, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, fish out of water, championship, misfit, disorder, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 362
Fireball 500 (1966)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race.
Style: exciting, humorous, rough, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, special agents, cons and scams, dishonesty, on the road, ambition, love triangle, beach, rivalry, chase, crimes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, cross country, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, friendship, ambition, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Longest Yard (2005)
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, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, football, sport, underdog, american football, warden, contests and competitions, confined, friends, prisoner, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, san diego california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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