Movies like Hot Shots!

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Hot Shots! (1991)
 6.7
 91K
Hot Shots! (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, talky, exciting, biting, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, military, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, save the day, love and romance, danger, military base, disorder, pilot, love triangle, air force, bad luck, saddam hussein, stupidity, heroes, struggle, overcoming, cliche, native, nuclear, military life, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: iraq

Most similar movies to Hot Shots!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, funny and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, brutality, weapons and parody mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Hot Shots!: Down Periscope (1996), McHale's Navy (1997), Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984), Undercover Brother (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: parody, baseball, deadpan, dimwit, crimes, police investigation, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, mind control, assassination attempt, queen ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, seaport, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 19K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military, goofy hero, submarine, underwater, military life, ocean or sea, nothing goes right, against the odds, u.s. navy, heroic mission, underdog, disorder ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, rescue, military, saddam hussein, military life, daring rescue, heroic mission, danger, battles, iraq war, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
McHale's Navy (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of retirement when his old nemesis turned the second best ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, terrorism, military, terrorist, u.s. navy, escapades, reluctant partners, farce, chaos, race against time, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 188K
Airplane! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, airplane, stewardess, pilot, fear of flying, passenger, landing, cliche, nothing goes right, guilt, taxi driver, saxophone ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 54K
Top Secret! (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: espionage, spy, prisoner, parachute, surfing, beach, cow, ballet, parody, airplane, heroes, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Undercover Brother (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: undercover, parody, world domination, secret agents, love and romance, interracial relations, rivalry, campaign, racism, righting the wronged, society, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 127K
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, scary, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, countryside, journalism, race against time, media, chases and races, anti heroes, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ryan Harrison, a violin god, superstar and sex symbol does not want to cheat on sexy Lauren Goodhue's husband with her. Mr. Goodhue is found murdered and Ryan suddenly finds himself being the main suspect. After being sentenced to death he ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: false accusation, parody, fugitives, bus, violinist, chase, protagonist as suspect, frame up, dishonesty, goofy hero, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 59K
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home with their newly-formed family, happy parents Dan and Jody are haunted by sinister, paranormal activities. Determined to expel the insidious force, they install security cameras and discover their family is being stalked by an evil dead demon.
Style: humorous, not serious, toilet humor, awful, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, supernatural, babies and infants, heroes, disorder, couples, invisibility, ghost, goofy hero, crimes, couple relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 34K
Spy Hard (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, espionage, kgb, james bond spoof, farce, chases and races, goofy hero, save the world, undercover, master criminal, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, parody, vengeance, heroes, obsessive quest, danger, rivalry, sea disaster, love and romance, crimes, legends and myths, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Haru, an orphaned American who washes ashore in Japan and is mistaken for the great White Ninja of legend. Raised among the finest Ninjas, Haru grows strong and big - very big. With the grace of all Three Stooges rolled into one body, Haru is an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fish out of water, misfit, ninja, disorder, mistaken identity, orphan, who done it, crimes, heroic mission, goofy hero, adoption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, japan, beverly hills, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 29K
1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, military, soldier, heroic mission, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, war, wartime life, nothing goes right, goofy hero, world war two, u.s. army ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: california, pearl harbor, los angeles, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 58K
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, superhero spoof, hostage, invisible man, save the day, heroic mission, crimes, master villain, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: not serious, humorous, gag humor, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, parody, disorder, heroes, save the day, technology gone awry, misfit, chase, race against time, chaos, danger, stewardess ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, exciting, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, buddies, partners against crime, police, police investigation, cocaine, master criminal, murder, law enforcement, crimes, drug dealing, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: ballet, farce, dishonesty, buddies, partners, nothing goes right, cons and scams, goofy hero, siblings relations, misfit, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Naked Gun 2?: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bumbling cop Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, based on cult tv series, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: race against time, white house, president, parody, police investigation, struggle, goofy hero, crimes, save the day, impersonating, environmental health, hysteria ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Boris and Natasha (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The classic Bullwinkle villains Boris and Natasha are brought to life in their first full-length movie. 1992 Sally Kellerman Dave Thomas John Candy Alex Rocco
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous
Plot: mysterious character, working undercover, escapades, adventure, secret agents, goofy hero, crimes, odd couple, fashion, espionage, bait, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 25K
Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, cia, military life, heroes, pilot, idealism, society, battle zone, refugee camp, helicopter, wartime, destiny ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 21K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: murder, cons and scams, goofy hero, dishonesty, disorder, partners, buddies, amateur detective, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Superhero Movie (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, parody, secret identity, goofy hero, master villain, anti hero, save the world, good versus evil, nothing goes right, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, superhero spoof ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, gambling, against the rules, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, military life, military base, rivalry, u.s. army, gulf war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, queen, heroic mission, heroes, escapades, goofy hero, army, contests and competitions, buddies, disorder, rivalry, fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 17K
Jackass 3.5 (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jackass 3.5 is a 2011 sequel to Jackass 3D, composed of unused footage shot during the filming of Jackass 3D and interviews from cast and crew
Style: offbeat, realistic, exciting, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, dwarf, vandalism, chaos, danger, friends, buddies, mad, young people, disorder, prank, irresponsible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Leonard Part 6 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After separating from his wife, Leonard Parker (Cosby) quit the spy business and became a restaurateur. His wife refuses to speak with him, and his daughter, who changes her career more often than her clothes, has begun dating a man old enough to be ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic ...
Plot: spy, parody, espionage, heroic mission, golden years, secret agents, undercover, save the world, danger, dangerous animal, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: race against time, fish out of water, house, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace situations, tv show, rivalry, danger, siblings relations, save the day, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 36K
Bird on a Wire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: chase, fbi, criminal's revenge, disorder, hidden identity, couple relations, witnessing a crime, love and romance, testimony, couples, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa, detroit, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.5
 10K
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, not serious, realistic, gross out humor, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: soldier, village, military, farce, military life, dishonesty, buddies, rivalry, friendship, misfit, danger, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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