Movies like Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters (1984)
 7.8
 343K
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, light, not serious, funny, entertaining, offbeat, witty, psychotronic, cult film, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, friendship, giant monster, chase, hunting, paranormal activity, mythology, slime, monster, danger, heroic mission, parody, friends, team, buddies, rescue, sarcasm, good versus evil, creature, psychic, adventure, scientist, experiment ...
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, light and funny films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, chase, destiny and transformation mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Ghostbusters: Beetlejuice (1988), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), High Spirits (1988), R.I.P.D. (2013), The Frighteners (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 177K
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, witty, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slime, supernatural, rescue, mayor, heroes, ghost, danger, museum, courtroom, single mother, bookstore, old love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 248K
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, dark humor, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, teenage girl, surrealism, life after death, heaven and hell, possession, goth, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ 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: truck driver, adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, martial arts, magic, rescue, race against time, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, danger, prophecy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 8K
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, disorder, fall in love, haunted house, supernatural romance, castle, cons and scams, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 115K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
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, stylized, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, investigation, obsessive quest, back from the dead, unlikely partners, ghost, uncover truth, police detective, partners, escapades, gold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, new england, massachusetts
⇓ 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, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, poltergeist, serial killer, architect, judge, danger, supernatural ability, funeral, small town, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, horror for children, kids
Plot: mummy, vampire, small town, werewolf, world domination, friendship, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, save the world, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, california, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, missing child, social worker, kidnapping, culture clash, rescue, monk, supernatural, heroes, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 189K
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: horror for children, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, christmas, deadly creature, monster, pets, small town, genetically altered, holiday, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 197K
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: light, humorous, funny, absurd, reboot ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: ghosts, female friendship, friendship, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, transformation, teamwork, female protagonist, mad scientist, women, ghost, ghost hunting ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 301K
Hellboy (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
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: demon, supernatural, adventure, supernatural ability, superhero, monster, good versus evil, heaven and hell, undercover, danger, superhuman powers, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 127K
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, adventure, save the world, danger, heroes, geek, alien attack, family, imaginary, nerd, escapades, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 2015, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, taj mahal, london, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 43K
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, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, chase, espionage, undercover, secret agents, race against time, cia, kgb, adventure, covert operation, working undercover, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 61K
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: humorous, not serious, stylized, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, bowling, parody, hostage, superhero spoof, heroic mission, save the day, crimes, teenage superhero, rivalry, daring rescue, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 32K
The Phantom (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.
Style: light, humorous, entertaining, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, jungle, secret identity, phantom, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, masked hero, comic hero, heroes, one man army, alter ego ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 31K
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, funny, satirical, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, danger, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, undercover, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 52K
Innerspace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, 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, shrinking, rescue, experiment gone awry, goofy hero, disorder, race against time, danger, test pilot, experiment, miniaturization, trap ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 144K
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, parody, good versus evil, innocence, actor, mistaken identity, heroes, star, race against time, spacecraft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, supernatural, heroic mission, danger, confined, supernatural ability, master villain, disorder, rescue, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House II: The Second Story (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, dinosaur, adventurer, ghost, house, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, babies and infants, deadly creature, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 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, offbeat, feel good, not serious, buddy movie ...
Plot: friends, unlikely partners, pets, partners, disorder, animal life, friendship, family business, family relations, chance, horse, talking animals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, heist, crimes, crime, friendship, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, partners against crime, on the run, comedy of errors, goofy hero, master criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 333K
The Mask (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, double life, superhero, gangsters, dual identity, social misfits, fall in love, alter ego, transformation, good versus evil, one man army, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: dark humor, humorous, surreal, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, survival, chaos, danger, friendship, partners, disorder, devil, save the world, religion, unlikely hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 83K
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, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: christmas, ghost, back from the dead, redemption, supernatural, showbiz, hopes, power relations, ratings, boss and employee, holiday, television ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, year 1971, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader-- her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die" and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chosen one, vampire, high school, cheerleader, heroic mission, youth, mysterious character, supernatural, teenage life, good versus evil, destiny, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 564K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, humorous, philosophical, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, alternate reality, time warp, small town, time travel, deja vu, life philosophy, nothing goes right, wooing, romance, road not taken ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 115K
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: ghost, friendship, supernatural, halloween, afterlife, haunted house, mischievous children, friends, danger, family, life after death, ghost child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 4.5
 575
Living Will... (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will's best friend and roommate Belcher, (Ryan Dunn) a party bum slacker, returns from the dead as a cocky, mischievous, and perverted ghost. He soon discovers his cousin, Krista, has shacked up and moved in with his best friend, Will. Belcher ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, buddies, friends, silly humor, imaginary, supernatural, afterlife, couples, friendship, rivalry, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, humorous, entertaining, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, save the world, friendship, heroic mission, good versus evil, obsessive quest, adventurer, escapades, danger, university, archaeology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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