Movies like Banana Joe

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Banana Joe (1982)
 6.4
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Banana Joe (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bud Spencer plays Banana Joe, a brawny yet friendly man who lives in a small rainforest village called Amantido with a huge number of his own children and regularly delivers bananas to a South American river port (hence his name). One day, the henchmen of a local gangster boss named Torsillo come ashore in Amantido to initiate the construction a banana processing plant. Of course, Joe (in typical direct-approach manner) evicts the goons, who promptly return to their boss. Torsillo finds out that Joe is trading bananas without a license and decides to exploit it. Upon his next delivery, Joe is apprehended by the police and given the choice of either acquiring a legal license or getting his boat taken away and himself arrested for illegal shipment. Joe travels to the nearest city, which to him is a new world, as he grew up in the rainforest.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, buddy movie, funny, entertaining, nostalgic, inspirational, feel good, brutal ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: crimes, good versus evil, gangsters, village, ship, casino, gambling, misfit, village life, urban, dishonesty, rise to the top, city life, disorder, fish out of water, supportive spouse, aggression, mob boss, farce, blonde, brawl, bouncer, bureaucracy, hit in the face, jumping through a window ...
Time: 80s
Place: egypt, africa, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about disorder, crimes, farce, gangsters, partners, chase and rivalry mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Banana Joe: Turn the Other Cheek (1974), Keep Your Hands Off the Island (1981), D.C. Cab (1983), Let It Ride (1989), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This movie is about a navy Lieutenant named Johnny Firpo who is ordered to work with the Miami Police force to help stop a gang of crooked card sharks. He needs the help of a pro gambler-now retired named Charlie Firpo. Charlie won't help ...
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gambling, rivalry, gang, heroes, buddies, partners, partners against crime, cons and scams, working undercover, disorder, step siblings, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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Turn the Other Cheek (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two missionaries (Bud Spencer and Terence Hill) come into conflict with the authorities when they turn their missionary into a parrot farm. The Bishop of Maracaibo calls them his 'black sheep' and the Monsignore has been called to check on ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, buddy comedy
Plot: brawl, fistfight, satire, farce, fighting the system, clergy, society, dishonesty, adventure, rebellion, escapades, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, colombia, venezuela
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Trinity: Good Guys and Bad Guys (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1978, $20 million was stolen from a Detroit bank. One of the robbers was caught, one was found dead, and the third disappeared. The money was never found. Seven years later, the robber who was caught was released from jail. He immediately went to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, buddy comedy
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Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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Keep Your Hands Off the Island (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He ...
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, fistfight, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, ocean, ship, silly humor, farce, friends, bet, ocean or sea ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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D.C. Cab (1983)
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, twists and turns ...
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Plot: kidnapping, unlikely partners, nothing goes right, rescue, disorder, urban, city life, siblings relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, underdog, ambition ...
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Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Let It Ride (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, suspense ...
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Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The people of Ticlaw, leaded by it's Mayor, will do anything in ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the help of many funny coincidences they play along with ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, buddy movie ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Three Fugitives (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise money so that he can keep his daughter, Meg, and get her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, idiotic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, unlikely criminals, crimes, fish out of water, switching roles, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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All the Way Boys (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The "Trinity" crew makes another modern era film. Plata and Salud are pilots ditching aircraft for insurance money. They wind up crashing for real in the jungles of South America. The plot involves "Mr. Big", who is buying the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, airplane, fish out of water, adventure, partners, treasure hunt, nothing goes right, dishonesty, danger, odd couple, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I'm for the Hippopotamus (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Africa, many years ago, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant, starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian Zoo's! Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by beating the hell out of him and his gang, left and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: animals, animal, partners, save the day, adventure, animal life, disorder, family relations, siblings relations, reluctant partners, odd couple, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, chicago illinois, usa, midwest, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 5K
Crime Spree (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Girls Gone Gangsta (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 4K
Bomber (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bomber is an unemployed boat captain. One day he meets Jerry, a manager of boxers who are struck by the force of his fists. That is when they see the chance to win big money.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%