Movies like Ghostbusters 1984

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Ghostbusters (1984)
 7.8
 320K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, offbeat, not serious, witty, clever, suspense, interesting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, friendship, mythology, chase, giant monster, slime, paranormal phenomena, danger, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, scientist, experiment, research, skyscraper, evil, accountant, professor, mayor, secretary, mission, neighbor, capture, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Ghostbusters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, entertaining, exciting and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, chase, storytelling, catastrophe, fantasy world and danger mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Ghostbusters: Beetlejuice (1988), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), The Monster Squad (1987), A Haunted House (2013), Casper (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 166K
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slime, supernatural, museum, danger, ghost, rescue, mayor, courtroom, reincarnation, single mother, painting, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 228K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, dark humor, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, goth, teenage girl, surrealism, attic, psychic, yuppie, agent, possession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, chase, good versus evil, kung fu, magic, rescue, airport, mercenary, race against time, chinatown, truck driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Monster Squad (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the ...
Style: scary, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mummy, vampire, small town, werewolf, friendship, world domination, adventure, sea monster, young heroes, good versus evil, save the world, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, california, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, domestic disturbance, danger, supernatural, parody, couple relations, disorder, nothing goes right, stupidity, seance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 105K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, friendship, supernatural, afterlife, danger, family, halloween, mischievous children, friends, young heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 36K
The Medallion (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, entertaining, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: interpol, martial arts, rescue, police detective, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, master villain, danger, immortality, chase, kidnapping ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 184K
Ghostbusters (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Style: funny, absurd, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: female friendship, ghosts, friendship, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, transformation, teamwork, poltergeist, female protagonist, feminism, mad scientist, women ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 108K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, afterlife, back from the dead, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, ghost, uncover truth, police detective, partners, escapades, gold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 3K
The Big Bus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on ...
Style: not serious, humorous, gag humor, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, parody, chase, misfit, odd couple, social differences, save the day, nothing goes right, chaos, race against time, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york, colorado, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skyscraper, mad scientist, monster, friends, deadly creature, daring rescue, save the day, escapades, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, genetically altered, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, offbeat, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, buddies, heroes, disorder, eccentric family, deadly, false accusation, fish out of water, kidnapping, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 91K
Little Nicky (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his thrown to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hell, fish out of water, fantasy world, misfit, heavy metal, devil, love affair, sibling relationship, family relations, disorder, stupidity, end of the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Frighteners (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more ...
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, serial killer, architect, judge, poltergeist, funeral, small town, supernatural ability, dishonesty, danger, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 77K
Scrooged (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, christmas, holiday, redemption, back from the dead, scrooge, christmas carol, supernatural, network, showbiz, coldhearted, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, year 1955 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 40K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, chase, espionage, spy, farce, race against time, undercover, kgb, cia, missile, adventure, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, soviet union, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 282K
Hellboy (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, heaven and hell, supernatural, good versus evil, adventure, danger, demon, undercover, monster, paranormal phenomena, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 21st century, 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, obsessive quest, adventurer, university, save the world, friendship, friends, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 116K
Pixels (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien attack, danger, nerd, video game, adventure, family, imaginary, save the world, heroes, escapades, alien, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, 2010s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, taj mahal, washington d.c., india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 47K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien contact, golf, outer space, alien invasion, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, good versus evil, space travel, save the world, superhero, adventure, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, creature, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: ninja, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, mutation, good versus evil, vigilante, supernatural, turtle, terrorist, sewer, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, espionage, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, secret agents, family, dog, save the world, master villain, talking animals ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, surprise ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, supernatural, ocean or sea, journey, curses spells and rituals, danger, friendship, afterlife, immortality, deception ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 3K
Mr. Vampire (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, martial arts, vampire, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary, supernatural, danger, zombie, mortician, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Several years after his beloved Nieh has gone, Ning is innocently put into jail. Luckily, he meets a scholar, Elder Chu Kot, in the prison who finally helps him escape. Ning then meets a young witty monk Autumn. They become friends and live in an ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, romance, good versus evil, clergy, collector, supernatural ability, heroes, fall in love, master villain ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, love and romance, misfit, alien encounter, fall in love, space and aliens, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 357K
This Is the End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, actor, party, farce, survival, disorder, end of the world, monster, panic, celebrity, saint, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 4K
Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, chase, strip club, murder, fraternity, supernatural, college, violence, heroes, supernatural ability, buddies, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 93K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, chaos and mayhem, danger, immortality, legends and myths, save the day, desert, afterlife, redemption ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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