Movies like Tropic Thunder

If you like "Tropic Thunder" you are looking for clever, humorous and not serious movies about / with jungle, parody, violence, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, showbiz and drugs themes of Action and Comedy genre shot in USA or UK.
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Tropic Thunder
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, realistic, offbeat, absurd, exciting, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, parody, violence, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, drugs, filmmaking, irreverent, vietnam war, artists and showbiz, hollywood, sarcasm, stereotypes, war, dialogue, drinking, disorder, ego clash, insanity, actor's life, violent, farce, disability, shackles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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Black Dynamite
Action, Comedy
USA
84 min.
 7.4
Hot Fuzz
Action, Comedy
UK, France
121 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Tropic Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, clever and absurd films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, brutality, catastrophe, adaptation and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Tropic Thunder: Air America (1990), Zoolander (2001), Black Dynamite (2009), Team America: World Police (2004), Undercover Brother (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.7
 24K
Air America
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: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, cia, military, jungle, anti heroes, battle zone, corruption, weapons, idealism, anti war, lone hero, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
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System:   95%
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 6.6
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Zoolander
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fashion, parody, farce, stupidity, brainwashing, comedy of errors, cult, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, dumb, conspiracy, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, malaysia
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System:   95%
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 7.4
 41K
Black Dynamite
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, absurd, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, parody, vengeance, farce, kung fu, gunfight, hotshot hero, revenge, drugs/alcohol, conspiracy, violence, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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System:   83%
    User:   94%
 
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Team America: World Police
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help ...
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, puppets, terrorism, world politics, politics, violence, adventurer, heavy metal, drugs/alcohol, political, irreverent, free speech ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, pentagon, panama, egypt, north korea ...
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System:   82%
    User:   71%
 
Undercover Brother
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, funny, realistic ...
Plot: parody, undercover, secret agents, stereotypes, spy, heroic mission, crimes, conspiracy, danger, sarcasm, farce, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   82%
 
 4.8
 28K
Envy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: friendship, rich and poor, suburbs, money, suburban life, stupidity, dumb, friends, lame, buddies, rise to the top, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, rome italy, italy
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System:   76%
    User:   64%
 
 4.7
 57K
Zoolander 2
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Style: idiotic, funny, ridiculous, absurd, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, stupidity, fountain of youth, police investigation, parody, lame, dumb, modeling, fashion model, male model, fantasy world, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2001, 2000s
Place: new jersey, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   76%
 
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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
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, kung fu, vengeance, heroic mission, stupidity, crimes, danger, fight scenes, escapades, dumb, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   71%
 
Hot Shots! Part Deux
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, funny, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, gulf war, stupidity, jungle, hostages, president, master warrior, soldier, farce, mentor, screwball, betrayal ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, writers, filmmaking, showbiz, lame, artists and showbiz, sarcasm, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   79%
 
 6.7
 89K
Hot Shots!
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, funny, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, military, military base, goofy hero, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, irreverent, airplane, chase, screwball, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
 7.9
 408K
Hot Fuzz
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, macabre, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, parody, farce, gunfight, police, police investigation, village, death, small town, violence, chase, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   75%
 
 6.1
 58K
Mystery Men
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, stylized, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, comedy of errors, bowling, cult, rock, parody, good versus evil, comics, weapons, save the day, sarcasm, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   72%
 
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Big Stan
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rob Schneider writes and stars in this comedy about a nerdy con man whose swindling ways land him a stiff prison sentence. Terrified at the prospect of being raped in prison he enlists the aid of a mysterious kung-fu expert to teach him how to fight.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, prison life, martial arts, confined, dishonesty, parody, master warrior, mentor, transformation, guru, corruption, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   75%
 
 5.3
 33K
Spy Hard
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: humorous, not serious, funny, witty, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, farce, spy, secret service, goofy hero, airplane, master criminal, spies, james bond spoof, master villain, stupidity, lame ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   74%
 
Flirting with Disaster
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, road movie, not serious, funny ...
Plot: farce, adoption, dysfunctional family, mistaken identity, obsessive quest, parenthood, on the road, track down, crime gone awry, irreverent, dialogue, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   55%
 
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, hip hop, vengeance, kung fu, stupidity, ghetto, pimp, gunfight, violence, crimes, rivalry, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
 7.2
 462K
21 Jump Street
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, funny, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: working undercover, high school, undercover cop, partners against crime, friendship, police investigation, parody, misfit partners, unlikely friendships, gunfight, foul language, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
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Pineapple Express
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marijuana, friendship, drugs, stupidity, drinking, violence, chase, murder, drugs/alcohol, weed, buddies, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
 5.5
 56K
Showtime
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, crime, police, television, misfit partners, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, reality tv, car chase, parody, odd couple, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   72%
 
 6.0
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The Grand
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, absurd ...
Plot: poker, gambling, casino, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, parody, rivalry, brutality, sarcasm, underdog, hotel, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   62%
 
Beverly Hills Ninja
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, not serious, funny, idiotic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, murder, heroic mission, mistaken identity, culture clash, stupidity, fish out of water, dumb, mentor, parody, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, beverly hills, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   54%
 
Things Are Tough All Over
Genre: Comedy, Action
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, road movie, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, pornography, drugs, chase, road trip, comedy of errors, on the road, nothing goes right, drug abuse, fish out of water, bounty hunter, dreams ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   67%
 
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 7.6
 483K
Kick-Ass
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, brutal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: superhero, violence, vengeance, vigilantism, teenager, adolescence, adaptation, gangsters, torture, geek, vigilante, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   51%
 
McHale's Navy
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, farce, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, danger, military, heroes, terrorist, u.s. navy, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   62%
 
Pauly Shore Is Dead
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: death, stupidity, nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, weed, store, filmmaking, parody, artists and showbiz, hollywood, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
 6.6
 278K
The Interview
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, assassination attempt, propaganda, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, chase, parody, assassin, free speech, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, usa, north korea, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
 6.4
 85K
Be Kind Rewind
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, farce, buddies, creativity, filmmaking, store, friends, mentor, video store, disorder, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   66%
 

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 6.9
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Let It Ride
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, buddies, farce, drinking, racing, romance, contests and competitions, underdog, race, friendship, destiny, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
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System:   62%
    User:   51%
 
 6.2
 122K
Tower Heist
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, skyscraper, unlikely criminals, chase, safecracker, thanksgiving, chess, revenge, surveillance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   55%
 
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