Movies like Going Bananas

If you like "Going Bananas" you are looking for neo screwball comedy movies about / with airplane, nun, vacation, corrupt cop, lion, corruption and chase themes of Adventure and Comedy genre shot in USA or Israel.
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Going Bananas (1987)
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Going Bananas (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An evil circus owner chases a chimp and his friends through Africa. Not necessarily 'Dyn-O-Mite!', but this silly monkey business is decent family fun.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: airplane, nun, vacation, corrupt cop, lion, corruption, chase, chimpanzee, child protagonist, giraffe, elephant, safari, guardian, acrobat, jail, police station, wig, anthropomorphism, bar fight, circus, bonding, hospice, animal rights
Place: africa

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vacation movies
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Most similar movies to Going Bananas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and semi serious films with plots about disorder, elephant, adventure, chase, lion, fish out of water and farce mostly in Adventure, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Going Bananas: Roar (1981), Safari (2009), The Last Safari (1967), Legend of the Lost Goddess (1970), The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 3K
Roar (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Roar follows a family who are attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: jungle, leopard, chase, family relations, blood, tiger, lion, elephant, animal life, danger, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.5
 1K
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, tour guide, disorder, on the road, culture clash, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Last Safari (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Plot: safari, elephant, big game hunter, village, death of friend, animal attack, hunting, male friendship, hunter, american abroad, male bonding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Legend of the Lost Goddess (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A private detective journeys to Africa to find a legenday white gorilla. The gorilla turns out to be an escaped Nazi war criminal.
Style: erotic, not serious, realistic, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: jungle, bar fight, sexploitation, treasure hunt, sexual relations, gender, adventurer, escapades, buddies, gays and lesbians, couples, white panties ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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 ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, danger, rivalry, farce, adventure, fish out of water, disorder, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti (2016)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two kids and their dog must use all their skills to survive in the African bush after a plane crash.
Plot: hyena, elephant, giraffe, air disaster, dog, lion, leopard, zebra
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: lion, veterinarian, animal life, family relations, adventure, family, black market, disability, village, parents and children, poacher, poaching ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The African (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlotte (Catherine Deneuve) flies to East-Africa in order to build a touristic center near the Lake Williams where the pygmys live. Here she meets her husband Victor (Philippe Noiret), a devoted conservationist who left her three years ago to live ...
Plot: football, elephant, poacher, airplane
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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elephant movies
393
safari movies
48
guardian movies
168
acrobat movies
172
 7.2
 12K
Hatari! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: chase, elephant, safari, giraffe, adventure, romance, fall in love, animal life, escapades, love and romance, chases and races, adventurer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
An Elephant's Journey (2017)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lost orphan boy and a giant elephant team up to take down an elephant poaching syndicate.
Plot: elephant, poacher, orphan, safari, uncle nephew relationship, uncle, lost, nephew, lost child, aunt, aunt nephew relationship, jungle ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Great Elephant Escape (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young boys help an elephant escape from an African animal orphanage when he is bought by a wealthy American. The trio dodge poachers, the police and lions on a journey they'll never forget.
Plot: boy, ranch, american abroad, necklace, interracial friendship, human animal relationship, orphan, african tribe, poacher, lion, hyena, harmonica ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Crazy Hong Kong (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the early 1990s, Nǃxau was cast in three low-budget unofficial sequels that continued the fish-out-of-water aspects of the first two films.
Plot: breaking glass, sliding door, british flag, knocked unconscious, villain, bottle, name tag, hair, two on a motorcycle, soda, woman crying, duck ...
Place: hong kong, africa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: circus, small town, farm, adventure, misfit, workplace, love triangle, trapeze, pig, romance, fall in love, family ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 60K
Good Boys (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest to fix their broken drone before their parents get home.
Style: light, funny, absurd, not serious, sex comedy
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: best friend, child protagonist, grownups, first kiss, mischievous children, friendship, adult humor, party, school, friend, child, journey ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.3
 6K
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, chases and races, arms dealing, race against time, undercover, assassination attempt, anti heroes, goofy hero, nothing goes right, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Corvette Summer (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps ...
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, obsession, opposites attract, chase, prostitute, heist, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, fall in love, when the parents are away, teenage life, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Tattoo Chase (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In order to receive an inheritance, Howie Goldman must comb the globe and find a woman with a deposit box number tattooed on her derrière.
Plot: sheik, mob, mafia, costume, hospital, opera, disguise, godfather, tattoo, inheritance, filmmaker, crocodile ...
Place: california, miami, the philippines, los angeles, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, not serious, exciting, 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, pakistan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, martial arts, motorcycle gang, fish out of water, silly humor, misfit, escapades, goofy hero, friends, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 441
Black Jack (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the ...
Plot: blackmail, stagecoach, child protagonist, carnival, apprentice, mental institution, hotel, kidnapping, sailor, friendship, insanity, candle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Daughter of the Jungle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two college students decide to take a vacation to the Amazon. While in a small village getting supplies, they provoke the anger of a local scoundrel, whose ruffians beat them up. After renting a boat and sailing down the river in search of some good ...
Style: buddy movie
Plot: jungle, jungle girl, indigenous people, spider, chimpanzee, helicopter, treehouse, boat, snake, hippopotamus, female nudity, boomerang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A foundling, raised in the circus, Sam Lion becomes a businessman after a trapeze accident. However, when he reaches fifty and becomes tired of his responsibilities and of his son Jean-Philippe, he decides to disappear at sea. However, he runs into ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: starting over, circus, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, hopes, family relations, reunion, safari, assumed dead, father daughter relationship, lion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, singapore, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 99K
Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family vacation, road trip, on the road, vacation, amusement park, nothing goes right, family relations, parents and children, highway travel, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, arizona, chicago illinois, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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bar fight movies
671
circus movies
350
bonding movies
161
hospice movies
24
I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It's silliness on the high seas as two sneaky sailors race across the South Pacific in this fast-paced and campy comedy. The fun begins when one bets the other $20,000 that he, with an all girl crew, be the first to Tahiti in a sailboat race. ...
Plot: message in a bottle, breaking the fourth wall, party, jail, tied up, sailboat, race, sailing, bikini, water skiing, bet
Place: california, hawaii, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, sword fight, misfit partners, rivalry, state affairs, hidden identity, rescue, romance, love and romance, partners, head of state, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: misfit, disorder, inventions and discoveries, showbiz, hollywood, celebrity culture, on the run, crimes, immigrants, chases and races, gangsters, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 129
Ivory Hunters (1990)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ruthless elephant killers are confronted by determined conservationists.
Plot: elephant, poacher, poaching, corruption, photojournalist, murder, love interest, death threat, wildlife, revenge, police officer, slaughterhouse ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stodgy young man gets caught up in his free-living aunt"s shady schemes.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: ransom, unlikely partners, nothing goes right, love and romance, opposites attract, elderly, odd couple, adventurer, dishonesty, world spanning, teaching the ways of the world, eccentric family ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971) is a comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin, and released by United Artists. This was Russell's last theatrical film role, with one TV movie in 1972. Russell adapted ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, cia, spy, undercover, adventure, crimes, heroes, rivalry, confined, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, europe, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When frustrated movie studio mogul Adolph Zitz announces a talent search for a romantic leading man to rival the great Rudolph Valentino, thousands of hopefuls decend upon Hollywood. Rudy Valentine, a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, knows little ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious
Plot: filmmaking, mistaken identity, suffocation, choking, hollywood, showbiz, switching roles, farce, silly humor, heist, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%