Movies like Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters (1984)
 7.8
 311K
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, offbeat, funny, light, entertaining, not serious, witty, clever, suspense, interesting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, friendship, chase, giant monster, slime, paranormal phenomena, danger, mythology, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, parody, imagination, sarcasm, transformation, possession, library, receptionist, nerd, heroes, marshmallow, monster, buddies, accountant ...
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, funny and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, chase, fantasy world, catastrophe and fight scenes mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Ghostbusters: Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), A Haunted House (2013), Casper (1995), The Monster Squad (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 161K
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, exciting, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slime, ghost, courtroom, painting, single mother, reincarnation, supernatural, underdog, danger, urban, heroes, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, exciting, stylized, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, chase, kung fu, magic, good versus evil, truck driver, chinatown, race against time, airport, rescue, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 220K
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: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, goth, teenage girl, surrealism, giant snake, child bride, possession, minister, skeleton ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, nothing goes right, disorder, stupidity, seance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.1
 102K
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, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, family, danger, friends, mischievous children, halloween, palaces castles and temples, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 178K
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, friendship, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, transformation, teamwork, poltergeist, female protagonist, ghosts, feminism, women, mad scientist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mummy, vampire, small town, friendship, sea monster, dracula, frankenstein's monster, wolfman, werewolf, adventure, world domination, diary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, transylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 73K
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, christmas carol, scrooge, back from the dead, supernatural, hopes, power relations, obnoxious boss, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1968, year 1955, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, serial killer, poltergeist, funeral, small town, architect, private detective, supernatural ability, judge, danger, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 105K
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: humorous, not serious, exciting, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, partners, back from the dead, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, gold, escapades, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, nothing goes right, fish out of water, broker, sheriff, anti heroes, eccentric family, false accusation, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, offbeat, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skyscraper, monster, mad scientist, save the day, friendship, human animal relationship, tv station, bat, water, mutation, mutant, cowardliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 89K
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: fish out of water, misfit, heavy metal, hell, fantasy world, devil, love affair, sibling relationship, disorder, family relations, stupidity, brothers ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: humorous, not serious, gag humor, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, parody, nothing goes right, fish out of water, anti heroes, chase, adventure, race against time, save the day, save the world, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 35K
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: humorous, semi serious, stylized, awful, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: interpol, martial arts, good versus evil, chase, kidnapping, rescue, adventure, police detective, master villain, leather jacket, superhuman powers, race against time ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, university, adventurer, save the world, friendship, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, chase, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, espionage, secret agents, family, master villain, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, dog, save the world, talking animals ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, ocean or sea, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, journey, danger, afterlife, friendship, immortality, courage ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, ghost, vampire, possession, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger, deadly, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, alien encounter, space and aliens, goofy hero, fall in love, love and romance, misfit, single father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, exciting, futuristic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, save the world, good versus evil, space travel, adventure, superhero, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 39K
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, not serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, farce, chase, kgb, missile, cia, race against time, undercover, adventure, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: master warrior, martial arts, superhero, ninja, mutation, vigilante, turtle, sewer, terrorist, good versus evil, supernatural, master villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 7K
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, offbeat, light, sexy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, spirit, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, cons and scams, fall in love, disorder, hotel ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 7K
Repossessed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, devil, exorcism, clergy, ghost, rock, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, media satire, mistaken identity, tv show, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1973
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: dark humor, humorous, scary, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, chase, strip club, murder, fraternity, college, violence, dangerous animal, supernatural, nightclub, gang, bar ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, supernatural romance, romance, adventure, supernatural, spirit, rescue, love affair, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 46K
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, offbeat, based on sketch comedy, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, golf, misfit, alien life-form, disorder, suburbs, benign alien, parents and children, physical appearance, family life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, romance, master villain, adventure, spirit, rebel, minister, demon, supernatural ability ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Last Action Hero (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, magic, fantasy world, gunfight, magical object, explosions, ticket, projectionist, child's point of view, cartoon cat, heroes, miraculous event ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993, 20th century, twentieth century ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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