Movies like The Gods Must Be Crazy

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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
 7.3
 53K
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical despot.
Style: light, humorous, funny, feel good, exciting, realistic, not serious, cult film, reflective, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, danger, rivalry, farce, adventure, disorder, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, fish out of water, traditional versus modern, society, rescue, hostage, utopia, gas station, god, revolution, heroes, hostages, politics, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa

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Most similar movies to The Gods Must Be Crazy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, funny and realistic films with plots about disorder, adventure, farce, culture clash, escapades, nothing goes right and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Gods Must Be Crazy: Mr. Bones (2001), Safari (2009), The Visitors (1993), The Great Match (2006), Vive la France (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
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100%
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Mr. Bones (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: obsessive quest, ambition, oracle, disorder, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, wizards and magicians, farce, golf, adventure, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
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Safari (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Richard Dacier owns a tour agency specialized on organizing safaris for European tourists eager to confront the African wild life. Actually, he took the job after his father and never went into the savanna by himself. As he owes big money to some ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: safari, wilderness, adventure, escapades, animal life, disorder, tour guide, on the road, culture clash, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 101 min.
Story: MR. BONES 2: BACK FROM THE PAST, is the story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji. It is up Mr. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, adventure, misfit, obsessive quest, danger, heroes, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, time travel, silly humor, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Visitors (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This outrageous time-travel comedy follows the misadventures of a wacky medieval knight (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant when they are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. Mayhem rules as these 12th-century ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, obsessive quest, servant, life turned upside down, fish out of water, escapades, disorder, misfit, heroes, knight, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Great Match (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about the attempts of tribal groups around the world to watch a soccer match.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental
Plot: obsessive quest, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, race against time, escapades, ambition, globalization, travel, desert, world cup, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, asia, brazil, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Vive la France (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Muzafar and Feruz are two easy going shepherds from Taboulistan, a tiny country in Asia that is unknown to the rest of the world. To alert the world to his country’s existence, the son of Taboulistan’s president decides to instigate a program of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: terrorism, fish out of water, culture clash, farce, partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, society, disorder, nude beach, half brother half brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 7K
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, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, cowboy, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, glue, train, explosion, robbery, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, rise to the top, misfit, revolution, political activism, political satire, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: deportation, mistaken identity, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, parody, interracial relations, comedy of errors, dishonesty, misfit, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lost in Thailand (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lost in Thailand is the story of two rival business managers, Xu (Xu Zheng) and Bo (Huang Bo), who are fighting over a revolutionary new in-house technology for control of their company. If Xu wins, his future will be secured. The critical task is ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, touching
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: comedy of errors, escapades, fish out of water, on the road, culture clash, disorder, nothing goes right, silly humor, hung over, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, city
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 44K
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, exciting, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, undercover, chase, kgb, adventure, working undercover, danger, escapades, mistaken identity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
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Delta Farce (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three bumbling Army reservists are hustled onto a plane headed for combat in Iraq -- but the fact that the plane drops them in Mexico doesn't stop them from "liberating" what they believe to be the Middle East.
Style: humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: soldier, friendship, comedy of errors, danger, gang, escapades, misfit, nothing goes right, battle, battles, village, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Bunny Guards (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A couple of slackers find an antique dagger and manage to free the gorgeous female warrior was imprisoned in it by an evil spell. An evil sorcerer is not happy by this turn of events and determines to possess both the blade and the warrior through a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, adventure, farce, silly humor, disorder, rivalry, escapades, odd couple, danger, curses spells and rituals, save the lady, evil sorcerer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Strange Wilderness (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, gross out humor, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, tv show, obsessive quest, animal life, race against time, disorder, rivalry, escapades, nothing goes right, prank, wilderness, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, ecuador, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.4
 10K
Ishtar (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, talky ...
Plot: politics, fish out of water, friendship, adventure, disorder, state affairs, misfit partners, nothing goes right, partners, satire, on the road, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: morocco, africa, middle east, new york, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Turkish for Beginners (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During an emergency landing on a deserted island suddenly traumatized by antiauthoritarian education Lena Schneider (Josefine Preuss) together with the Turkish Super Macho Cem Öztürk (Elyas M'Barek) must fight for survival. After initially ...
Style: feel good, light, romantic, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: island, youth, resort, survival, stranded on an island, love and romance, remote island, opposites attract, adventure, teenage life, culture clash, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Stupids (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, cult film, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: farce, conspiracy, race against time, undercover, assassination attempt, anti heroes, goofy hero, nothing goes right, crimes, misfit, silly humor, anti hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, ancient egypt, julius caesar, ancient rome, goofy hero, against the odds, heroic mission, superhero, architect, magic, secret identity, danger ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, nothing goes right, family problems, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, danger, parody, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Carry on Up the Jungle (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle is searching for the rare Oozalum bird. Everything is going ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, sex comedy
Plot: jungle, escapades, soldier, danger, rescue, silly humor, disorder, anti hero, world war one, wilderness, farce, gang ...
Time: victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Carry on in the Legion (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy
Plot: parody, desert, farce, foreign legion, military, adventure, soldier, silly humor, disorder, anti hero, escapades, save the day ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adventure, tourist, fish out of water, escapades, opposites attract, adventurer, society, love and romance, fall in love, crocodile, swamp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills housewife in the middle of a divorce tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter's Wilderness Girls troop.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: scout, shopping, friendship, culture clash, wilderness, self discovery, fish out of water, teen angst, camp, adventure, nothing goes right, shallowness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ashens is going on a quest to find the legendary, and elusive electronic tat known as the Game Child.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, misfit, farce, escapades, obsessive quest, imaginary, betrayal, silly humor, social misfits, collector, geek, british
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: crocodile, gangsters, culture clash, kidnapping, adventurer, job seeking, adventure, maori, survival, escapades, rescue, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
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Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, road movie, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, road trip, contests and competitions, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, adventure, bet, race, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new mexico, united states, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, interracial relations, racism, chases and races, nothing goes right, heroes, silly humor, prison sex, interrogation, escape, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, florida, alabama, cuba, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
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Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, nothing goes right, road trip, buddies, family relations, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, inheritance, funeral, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%