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The Great Race (1965)
 7.3
 16K
The Great Race (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.
Style: epic, feel good, captivating, humorous, realistic, not serious, road movie, funny, nostalgic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, mechanic, adventure, on the road, heroes, revolution, feminism, destiny, old west, partners, lookalikes, journalism, adventurer, buddies, rebelliousness, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, strong female presence, rivalry, goofy hero, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, silly humor, car race ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, paris france, alaska, france, usa, europe, siberia

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Most similar movies to The Great Race

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, entertaining and funny films with plots about adventure, farce, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, runaway and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Great Race: Around the World in 80 Days (2004), The Cannonball Run (1981), Shanghai Noon (2000), The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), The Villain (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Star studded comedy about a early 20th century air race from Britain to France.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, 70mm film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: stereotypes, rescue, stereotype, prize, eiffel tower paris, reproduction, air disaster, neanderthal, adventure, romance, obsessive quest, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1900s, prehistoric ...
Place: london, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, race against time, escapades, scientist, wager, on the road, train ride, painting, balloon, queen victoria, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 21st century ...
Place: london, france, paris france, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: chase, car race, on the road, rivalry, chases and races, contests and competitions, race against time, partners, escapades, adventure, cross country, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 119K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, humorous, exciting, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cowboy, rescue, adventure, princess, chinese, martial arts, old west, friends, disorder, save the day, odd couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
 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, explosion, glue, train, robbery, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car chase, adventure, family, heist, buddies, contests and competitions, escapades, undercover, secret agents, frame up, partners, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: monte carlo, europe, france, paris france, monaco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 14K
The Love Bug (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: car, volkswagen beetle, rivalry, car race, car trouble, adventure, automobile racing, ambition, buddies, rise to the top, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, feel good, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, on the road, car chase, money, desert, farce, adventure, group of strangers, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 25K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, adventure, dog sled, pets, fish out of water, small town, adoption, friendship, against the odds, talking animals, dentist, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, couple relations, love and romance, happy ending, novelist, escapades, archaeologist, writer's life, lifestyle, treasure, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Boston proper meets the Wild West as Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden star in a fish-out-of-water comedy for everyone! To restore his family's lost wealth, a young Boston lad stows away on a ship bound for the California Gold ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: old west, gold rush, mischievous children, friends, disorder, false accusation, ship, on the road, friendship, treasure hunt, adventurer, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: boston, california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: dentist, kidnapping, old west, cowgirl, stagecoach, covered wagon, horse, native american, rivalry, partners, crimes, heist ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: philadelphia, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, wedding, reunion, on the road, road trip, marriage, farce, small town life, nothing goes right, escapades, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: George Hamilton stars in a dueling dual role as twin sons of the legendary Zorro. Soon after the dashing Don Diego Vega inherits his father's famous sword and costume, a broken ankle prevents the masked avenger from fulfilling his heroic ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, sword fight, heroes, adventure, gays and lesbians, goofy hero, folk hero, hidden identity, good versus evil, secret identity, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car race, rivalry, friendship, underdog, family relations, chases and races, partners, family, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, heroic mission, supernatural, confined, rescue, supernatural ability, danger, master villain, disorder, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, pets, escapades, dog movie, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Three Musketeers (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Spain, Panama, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swashbuckler, heroes, sword fight, adventure, romance, fight, extramarital affair, partners, intrigue, rebellion, heroic mission, cons and scams ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
George of the Jungle (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, suspense, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, jungle, gorilla, air disaster, rescue, adventure, goofy hero, friendship, lion, family, elephant, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 8K
Cabin Boy (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: adventure, mistaken identity, prank, adventurer, danger, goofy hero, prostitute, nothing goes right, ship, justice, catastrophe, dumb ...
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 30K
Kangaroo Jack (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a wanna-be musician, get mixed-up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go all wrong when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, friendship, adventure, desert, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, animal life, kangaroo, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Special Correspondents (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: R2I, a famous news radio station, sends its best reporting duo to Iraq: Frank, journalist, and Poussin, sound engineer. Very quickly, millions of listeners follow their highly documented stories, reflecting the hot intensity of the fighting and the ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: farce, adventure, journalism, misfit, dishonesty, heroes, cons and scams, media, disorder, partners, friends, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, middle east, europe, iraq, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.1
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Surf Ninjas (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two Asian-American "surfer-dude" brothers discover they are the long lost princes from a China Sea Island. Part of their inheritance are magically-induced martial arts prowess. Using their new powers they act to overthrow the island's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, nostalgic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: surfing, ninja, martial arts, heroes, revolution, surf, adventure, family, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, indochina, southeast asia, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, farce, gang, goofy hero, partners, orphan, rivalry, going straight, heroes, crimes, disorder, family life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 16K
Almost Heroes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two hapless explorers lead an ill-fated 1804 expedition through the Pacific Northwest in a hopeless, doomed effort to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fight, bravery, fish out of water, cons and scams, wilderness, culture clash, adventurer, escapades, partners, race against time, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, adventure, vengeance, odd couple, cowboy, amateur detective, rivalry, buddies, unlikely partners, disorder, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: china, nevada, new york, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 4K
Lucky Luke (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Fearless gunslinger, Lucky Luke, is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: cowboy, fighting crime, old west, crimes, adventure, rivalry, hotshot hero, escapades, parody, law enforcement, small town, partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 109K
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, nevada, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, shrinking, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, family, inventor, disorder, odd couple, misfit, parents and children, rescue, nothing goes right ...
Time: year 1997, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%