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Hot Shots! (1991)
 6.7
 89K
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, witty, realistic, exciting, biting, funny, absurd, satirical, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, saddam hussein, secret mission, bad luck, military, love triangle, pilot, military base, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, military life, danger, heroes, love and romance, rivalry, disorder, cliche, native, overcoming, nuclear, struggle, air force, aviator ...
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, absurd and funny films with plots about parody, disorder, heroes, adaptation, mentor, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Hot Shots!: Down Periscope (1996), Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984), Scary Movie 5 (2013), Scary Movie 3 (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, saddam hussein, rescue, soldier, gulf war, military, hostages, master warrior, secret agent, iraq war, betrayal, daring rescue ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, goofy hero, military, underwater, military life, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, soldier, u.s. navy ...
Place: florida, usa, san francisco, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, witty, realistic, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, parody, police investigation, aquarium, assassination attempt, mind control, queen, goofy hero, buddy cop, terrorism, illegal drugs, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 183K
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, not serious, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, parody, stewardess, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, rescue, landing, air disaster, taxi driver, kiss, saxophone ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 52K
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, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, cow, beach, prisoner, surfing, parachute, ballet, parody, airplane, goofy hero, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.5
 57K
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, babies and infants, supernatural, family in danger, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, ghost, goofy hero, couple relations, danger, heroes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, parody, farm, small town, fall in love, duel, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, gunslinger, teaching the ways of the world, notoriety, newcomer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, future
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 124K
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, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, chases and races, space and aliens, danger, heroes, disorder, anti heroes, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 33K
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, james bond spoof, farce, espionage, kgb, goofy hero, master criminal, atomic bomb, master villain, secret agents, race against time, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: undercover, parody, world domination, secret agents, heroic mission, partner, intelligence, double life, usa president, crimes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: fugitives, chase, parody, false accusation, bus, violinist, protagonist as suspect, goofy hero, frame up, dishonesty, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, heroic mission, crimes, invulnerability, evil, danger, vengeance, escapades, heroes, kung fu, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, not serious, exciting
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, odd couple, secret agents, parody, espionage, mistaken identity, working undercover, danger, heroes, undercover, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: race against time, parody, police investigation, president, white house, goofy hero, usa president, save the day, chases and races, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, a young woman returns to the house where her father killed the entire cast of The Artist during his exorcism.
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, heroes, supernatural, haunted house, disorder, nothing goes right, video camera, masturbation, lesbian kiss, female nudity, exorcism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoof of sword-and-sandal flicks such as “Gladiator,” “300″ and “Troy.” Following in the long tradition of National Lampoon, this ballsy comedy takes aim at “sword and sandal” movies of every era, with s special nod of the feathered ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: parody, soldier, military, disorder, state affairs, homophobic slur, homosexual subtext, mother son incest, cross dressing, absurd humor, female nudity, lesbian kiss ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: buddies, partners against crime, parody, police, police investigation, cocaine, crimes, law enforcement, partners, disorder, goofy hero, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, u.s. navy, terrorist, military, terrorism, save the day, farce, uninhibited rivalry, terror, exotic island, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surprise ending, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, undercover, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, goofy hero, crime, save the day, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 104K
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, female boxer, haunted house, crimes, danger, alien life-form, heroes, love and romance, anti heroes, ghost, save the world, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Young Doctors in Love (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An "Airplane!"-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; there's a mafioso on the loose disguised ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hospital, hitman, goofy hero, gangsters, young lovers, save the day, doctors and patients, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parody, wedding, kidnapping, family, surfing, goofy hero, parents and children, family vacation, cons and scams, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ 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%
Movie in collections
No. 1 of the Secret Service (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No. 1 is fearless, irrestible, and licensed to kill. No. 1 is assigned to capture a madman killing international financiers. Before getting the bad guy, No. 1 encounters mercenaries from the evil organization K.R.A.S.H. (Killing, Rape, Arson, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, spy, espionage, goofy hero, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, adventure, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 772
S*P*Y*S (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two CIA bunglers (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould) botch a Soviet defection, then both sides mark them for termination.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: espionage, murder, on the run, buddies, parody, government agency, misfit partners, secret agents, kidnapping, missing person, political intrigue, working undercover ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
FDR: American Badass! (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chronicles the adventures of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as he rides a "wheelchair of death" to stop the world from being taking over by polio-carrying werewolves during WWII. A deadly menace that are led by Werewolf Hitler, Mussolini and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, exciting
Plot: werewolf, disability, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, parody, head of state, good versus evil, vengeance, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
On His Majesty's Secret Service (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Louis Koo plays 009, or translated literally from its aural pronunciation, double-O Dog. He's one of 12 special Royal Bodyguards of a simpleton Emperor (Liu Yiwei) who named these 12 guards after the Chinese Zodiac, hence 9 translated to Dog. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, empress, goofy hero, parody, disorder, assassination attempt, save the day, royal family, inventions and discoveries, escapades, inventor, absurd humor ...
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
18 Fingers of Death! (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The "buzz" in Hollywood is that, "18 FINGERS OF DEATH!" will kick the butt out of the low budget martial arts movies genre and knocks us down to the ground laughing! This funny "sockumentart" of the world of Chop ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, parody, anti heroes, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, friendship, heroic mission, tough heroes, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 24K
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, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, heroes, cia, pilot, helicopter, battle zone, anti heroes, idealism, airplane, refugee camp, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, gag humor, gross out humor, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, parody, high school, secret identity, master villain, drugs/alcohol, anti hero, radioactive, superhuman powers, good versus evil, nothing goes right, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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