Movies like The In-Laws 1979

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The In-Laws (1979)
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The In-Laws (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America.
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, realistic, not serious, neo screwball comedy, funny, absurd, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: wedding, dentist, armored car robbery, screwball, espionage, friendship, heroes, friends, family relations, partners, secret agents, family life, danger, couples, unlikely partners, chases and races, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, chaos, escapades, secret identity, disorder, fish out of water, undercover, odd couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latin america, new york, washington d.c., new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, central america

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Most similar movies to The In-Laws

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, exciting and funny films with plots about chase, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, vengeance and car chase mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The In-Laws: Get Smart (2008), Spy (2015), Taxi (2004), Cop Out (2010), Midnight Run (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The In-Laws (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, fish out of water, eccentric family, secret identity, danger, dentist, disorder, couples, chaos, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, egypt
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100%
 6.5
 205K
Get Smart (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, goofy hero, top secret, unlikely partners, romancing partners, treason, chases and races, save the day, traitor, world domination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, russia, washington d.c., usa, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 230K
Spy (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK, France, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Style: humorous, funny, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female spy, secret agents, female agent, espionage, cia, female assassin, undercover, spy, arms dealer, disguise, partners, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy, paris france, langley virginia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 40K
Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, bank robbery, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, heist, unlikely criminals, odd couple, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.6
 85K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, police officer, money laundering, thief, undercover cop, wedding, financial problem, disorder, friends, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 76K
Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, bounty hunter, police surveillance, crime, crimes, odd couple, race against time, partners, chases and races, organized crime, embezzlement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, los angeles, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 11K
Crime Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, police, criminal heroes, heist, friends, police investigation, partners against crime, heroes, buddies, misfit, odd couple, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 18K
Silver Streak (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, witty, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: train, false accusation, sniper, train ride, semiautomatic pistol, theft, two man army, crimes, runaway train, mistaken identity, polish, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: kansas, chicago illinois, kansas city, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.6
 161K
RED 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, cia agent, hitman, espionage, spy, agent, secret service, exploding airplane, nuclear, drugs/alcohol, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, england, usa, paris france, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 13K
Corky Romano (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, undercover, gangsters, goofy hero, espionage, unlikely criminals, family relations, crimes, crime, disorder, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, exciting, not serious, 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, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, ridiculous, absurd ...
Plot: spy, farce, parody, satire, culture clash, stupidity, vulgarity, secret agents, virus, espionage, soccer, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, south africa, santiago chile, northern england, uganda ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Wrecking Crew (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Count Contini attempts to destroy the world's economy by masterminding the theft of $1 billion in U.S. gold, ICE chief MacDonald summons secret agent Matt Helm to stop him.
Style: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, master villain, crimes, adventure, race against time, one man army, undercover, dishonesty, escapades, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: car chase, crimes, eccentric family, couples, disorder, police chase, odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, young lovers, on the road, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 17K
The Chase (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: car chase, hostage, chase, kidnapping, on the run, gunfight, pursuit, violence, crimes, disorder, escapades, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, mexico, california, united states, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hitman, female assassin, double life, battle of the sexes, love and romance, secret identity, spy, cia, fight scenes, couples, secret agents, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, suspense, talky ...
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agents, parody, french, farce, secret service, secret agent, russian, adventure, undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: france, egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, dark humor, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, gang, crimes, law enforcement, crime, partners, odd couple, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In comic Woody Allen's film debut, he took the Japanese action film "International Secret Police: Key of Keys" and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, absurd, non-linear ...
Plot: parody, espionage, farce, undercover, martial arts, silly humor, double agent, disorder, special agents, crimes, heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar who went missing there.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cowboy, friendship, chase, missing person, outlaw gang, fish out of water, odd couple, rivalry, crimes, buddies, disorder, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, latin america, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, spy, undercover, parody, save the world, secret agents, cloning, good versus evil, race against time, supermodel, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 1990s ...
Place: london, seattle, seattle washington, washington d.c., big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, martial arts, girl power, undercover agent, working undercover, partners, fighting crime, female friendship, criminal's revenge, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, female warrior, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.5
 8K
Double Take (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the run, fbi, mistaken identity, disorder, frame up, fish out of water, cons and scams, hidden identity, reluctant partners, chase, african american, train ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, mexico, florida, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 45K
Bad Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, odd couple, kidnapping, terrorism, culture clash, fish out of water, undercover agent, twin brother, foot chase, betrayal, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, langley virginia, los angeles, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 28K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, journalism, partners, law enforcement, buddies, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 847
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: suspenseful, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, murder, on the run, parody, danger, witnessing a crime, misfit partners, undercover, secret agents, buddies, nothing goes right, chase ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: funny, buddy comedy, humorous, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, society, social differences, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, urban ghetto, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 29K
The Art of War (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, heroes, translator, frame up, espionage, political conspiracy, crimes, deadly, conspiracy, gunfight, un ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 11K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, violence, chase, car chase, friendship, gunfight, police officer, vacation, undercover cop, crimes, police investigation, airport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%