Movies like Ghostbusters 1984

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Ghostbusters (1984)
 7.8
 404K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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, light, parody, not serious, funny, entertaining, witty, psychotronic, clever, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, monster, giant monster, paranormal phenomena, friendship, chase, paranormal activity, heroic mission, slime, creature, friends, rescue, team, buddies, imagination, sarcasm, transformation, good versus evil, mythology, psychic, adventure, scientist, experiment, doctor ...
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, funny, light and entertaining films with plots about chase, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, transformation, storytelling and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Ghostbusters: Beetlejuice (1988), The Monster Squad (1987), The Frighteners (1996), Gremlins (1984), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 203K
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, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ghost hunter, rescue, heroes, psychic, museum, old love, painting, reincarnation, urban setting, slime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 291K
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, witty, surreal, dark fantasy, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: surrealism, afterlife, dark humor, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, possession, goth, teenage girl, psychic, heaven and hell, life after death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ 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: humorous, scary, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: werewolf, mummy, vampire, small town, friendship, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, frankenstein's monster, save the world, supernatural, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: usa, california, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, slasher ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, dark humor, serial killer, judge, poltergeist, architect, supernatural ability, psychic, funeral, small town, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 218K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: feel good, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: christmas, supernatural, monster, deadly creature, pets, small town, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, escapades, human animal relationship, genetically altered ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Style: captivating, humorous, tense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Plot: ghost hunter, ghost, supernatural power, paranormal phenomena, rescue, paranormal, chase, creature, good versus evil, friendship, fear, monster ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, oklahoma, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 131K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, 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: buddy comedy, not serious, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, unlikely partners, investigation, afterlife, ghost, back from the dead, obsessive quest, police detective, escapades, rivalry, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 10K
High Spirits (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, romance, castle, fall in love, disorder, haunted house, supernatural romance, cons and scams, love and romance, spirit, hotel ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 226K
Ghostbusters (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 117 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: humorous, absurd, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, ghost, paranormal investigation, supernatural, friendship, transformation, teamwork, paranormal, interracial friendship, four friends, battles, misunderstanding ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 554K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, government agency, secret agents, ufo, space and aliens, partners, undercover, creature, alien encounter, save the world, escapades, secret service ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, north america, plymouth, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 49K
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, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, chase, kgb, undercover, adventure, escapades, working undercover, mistaken identity, government agency, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 59K
Innerspace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract ...
Style: humorous, captivating, futuristic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, experiment gone awry, disorder, race against time, goofy hero, shrinking, experiment, heroes, test pilot, mad scientist, dystopic future ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 99K
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, atmospheric, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: christmas, ghost, back from the dead, redemption, supernatural, christmas eve, hopes, showbiz, power relations, boss and employee, holiday, television ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, 70s, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Golden Child (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A detective specializing in missing children is on a madcap mission to save a youth with mystical powers who's been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses ...
Style: dark fantasy, humorous, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, social worker, missing child, kidnapping, culture clash, rescue, monk, supernatural, heroes, private detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california, nepal
⇓ 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, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, kidnapping, truck driver, mercenary, good versus evil, race against time, rescue, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, magic, prophecy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, stylized, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, superhero, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroic mission, army, heaven and hell, heroes, evil, supernatural, adventure, fate of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: northern ireland, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 614K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: philosophical, feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, life philosophy, existentialism, small town, time warp, time travel, alternate reality, idealism, nothing goes right, repeated event, love and romance, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, light, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, space and aliens, alien, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, alien contact, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.6
 141K
Pixels (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, 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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: video game, geek, adventure, save the world, heroes, alien, alien attack, family, nerd, escapades, gamer, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, india, washington d.c., london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 54K
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, benign alien, parents and children, family life, alien life-form, outer space, golf, family relations, alien contact, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 34K
Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the ...
Style: humorous, parody, satirical, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, undercover, police detective, buddy cop, speech impediment ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 3K
Hot to Trot (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy movie, funny ...
Plot: friendship, chance, partners, family business, pets, disorder, unlikely partners, family relations, animal life, friends, horse, talking animals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 67K
Mystery Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhero spoof, teenage superhero, bowling, good versus evil, hostage, save the day, heroic mission, crimes, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 131K
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, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, halloween, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, single father, father daughter relationship, life after death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Real Ghostbusters (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series spun-off from the Ghostbusters franchise. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DiC Enterprises, and Coca-Cola Telecommunications. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, paranormal investigation, save the world, supernatural, friendship, adventure, disorder, heroes, rescue, rivalry, teamwork, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Night Shift (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: What if you could live forever? What if you had to spend that eternity stuck in a cemetery with only a limbless corpse for a friend, and cantankerous "residents" that were anything but resting in peace? That's the situation for Rue ...
Style: suspense, humorous, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, heroes, supernatural power, demon, monster, skeleton, ghost, cemetery, zombie, good versus evil, deadly creature, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Return of the Ghostbusters (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mile high city is rocked when an ancient Egyptian menace comes to town, and the Denver Ghostbusters must return to save the universe once more.
Style: semi serious, entertaining, captivating
Plot: ghost hunter, ghost, paranormal phenomena, spirit, monster versus monster, vengeful ghost, teamwork, haunted, monster terrorizes city, evil spirit, human versus monster, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.
Style: humorous, surreal, satirical, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, dark humor, survival, disorder, chaos, partners, friendship, devil, save the world, religion, sin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book that details a curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house and the family must join together to save ...
Style: parody, humorous, scary, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, escapades, curses spells and rituals, monster, transformation, vampire, evil, little boy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 323K
Hellboy (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: demon, monster, supernatural, supernatural ability, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, undercover, heaven and hell, mutant, superhuman powers, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: russia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%