Movies like Hot Shots!

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Hot Shots! (1991)
 6.8
 99K
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, suspense, realistic, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, pilot, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, love and romance, danger, military base, disorder, love triangle, air force, saddam hussein, bad luck, stupidity, heroes, struggle, overcoming, cliche, native, nuclear, military life, rivalry, bug ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1975, 1990s, year 1971, 80s
Place: iraq, california, mediterranean sea

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Most similar movies to Hot Shots!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, funny and cult film films with plots about parody, farce, disorder, silly humor, storytelling, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Hot Shots!: Down Periscope (1996), Airplane! (1980), Wrongfully Accused (1998), Mystery Men (1999), Top Secret! (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 21K
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, not serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
⇓ 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, light, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: parody, baseball, deadpan, dimwit, crimes, farce, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ 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, witty, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, saddam hussein, rescue, hostage, battles, military life, heroic mission, danger, daring rescue, military, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., thailand, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 214K
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, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, airplane, catastrophe, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, stewardess, landing, air disaster, rescue, heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: parody, frame up, false accusation, on the run, fugitives, bus, chase, protagonist as suspect, goofy hero, dishonesty, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 62K
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, teenage superhero, bowling, parody, superhero spoof, hostage, save the day, heroic mission, crimes, rivalry, daring rescue, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 60K
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, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, espionage, prisoner, goofy hero, heroic mission, daring rescue, selflessness, double agent, musical tour, occupation, disorder, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 36K
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, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, james bond spoof, farce, kgb, secret agents, save the world, goofy hero, heroic mission, disorder, danger, race against time, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 3K
The Big Bus (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
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, absurd, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: catastrophe, bus, parody, adventure, chase, daring rescue, nothing goes right, save the day, misfit, race against time, save the world, odd couple ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, exciting, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: undercover, parody, secret agents, world domination, interracial relations, heroic mission, hidden identity, fighting the system, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, military, island, anti heroes, anti hero, farce, save the day, law enforcement, military life, heroic mission, officers and cadets, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do ...
Style: absurd, humorous, witty, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: parody, righting the wronged, robin hood, thief, prince, folk hero, in the woods, arrow, farce, witch, adventure, friends ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, jerusalem, egypt, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 137K
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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: horror spoof, humorous, not serious, psychotronic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, evil alien, satire, disorder, race against time, journalism, danger, stupid, stupidity, heroes, countryside, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, not serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, terrorism, undercover, race against time, save the day, master criminal, danger, farce, crimes, law enforcement, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, ninja, fish out of water, misfit, heroic mission, who done it, mistaken identity, crimes, orphan, goofy hero, disorder, adoption ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, usa, japan, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, witty, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, buddies, partners against crime, police, cocaine, drug dealing, police investigation, law enforcement, gunfight, master criminal, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nude Bomb (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The KAOS organisation has developed a bomb that can dissolve all clothing. Maxwell Smart is brought in to foil this evil plot.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, melancholic, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, spy, secret agents, escapades, race against time, government agency, save the day, master villain, goofy hero, save the world, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, not serious, based on cult tv series, cult film ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: parody, white house, president, race against time, farce, police investigation, silly humor, danger, law enforcement, goofy hero, master criminal, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 23K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, buddies, goofy hero, amateur detective, partners, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Superhero Movie (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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: parody, superhero, superhero spoof, secret identity, goofy hero, anti heroes, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, superhuman powers, nothing goes right, save the world, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 46K
Black Dynamite (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, gunfight, organized crime, mob boss, vengeance, crimes, fighting crime, heroic, martial arts, injustice, tough heroes, machismo ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
 66K
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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: not serious, humorous, toilet humor, psychotronic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, supernatural, silly humor, goofy hero, family in danger, ghost, heroes, couples, talking animals, stupidity, brutality, weird ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 18K
Jackass 3.5 (2011)
Genre: Documentary, 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: humorous, not serious, exciting, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, danger, prank, goofy hero, buddies, young people, vandalism, disorder, friends, chaos, adaptation, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 21K
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, light, exciting, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, revenge, camp, military life, silly humor, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 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: farce, ballet, partners, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit, rivalry, goofy hero, fish out of water, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: not serious, exciting, humorous, cult film
Plot: nothing goes right, parody, partners, goofy hero, undercover, dishonesty, espionage, adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Norwegian Ninja (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Norwegian Ninja is the true story of how Commander Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force saved Norway during the Cold War. In 1983 the Ninja Force discovers that the sinister NATO force Stay Behind, who take charge in times of war and emergency, are ...
Style: exciting, surreal, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, political conspiracy, farce, escapades, save the day, danger, martial arts, political intrigue, kgb, dishonesty, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway, europe, soviet union, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: farce, empress, goofy hero, save the day, parody, disorder, silly humor, assassination attempt, escapades, inventor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, royal family ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, family relations, fighting the system, race against time, fish out of water, parents and children, save the day, rivalry, disorder, siblings relations, suburbs, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 4K
Torrente 5 (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Crooked cop Torrente gets out of jail in the year 2018 to find a different Spain from the one he knew.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, light, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, crimes, heroes, misfit, crime gone awry, anti hero, anti heroes, goofy hero, disorder, rivalry, graphic violence, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%