Movies like Tropic Thunder

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Tropic Thunder (2008)
 7.0
 342K
Tropic Thunder (2008)
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: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, offbeat, exciting, biting, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, nothing goes right, parody, star, shackles, filmmaking, helicopter, actor, disguise, explosion, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, movie business, movie star, artists and showbiz, disorder, ego clash, actor's life, chaos and mayhem, confined, danger, rivalry, chaos, agent, real world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia

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Most similar movies to Tropic Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and funny films with plots about parody, disorder, vengeance, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and brutality mostly in Comedy, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Tropic Thunder: Black Dynamite (2009), Hot Fuzz (2007), Air America (1990), 21 Jump Street (2012), Zoolander (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 41K
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, realistic, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, parody, gunfight, farce, heroin, cia, organized crime, veteran, african american, hotshot hero, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 408K
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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, offbeat, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, village, serial killer, fish out of water, arrest, village life, parody, gunfight, police, partner, accident, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mine, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
78%
 7.2
 462K
21 Jump Street (2012)
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, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, partners against crime, high school life, party, working undercover, parody, undercover cop, police investigation, misfit partners, friendship, popularity, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 224K
Zoolander (2001)
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, realistic, based on sketch comedy, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fashion, male model, fashion model, coal mine, fashion show, parody, farce, hypnosis, fame, spy, comedy of errors, cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, malaysia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Team America: World Police (2004)
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, biting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, terrorism, puppetry, puppets, eiffel tower paris, shotgun, war on terror, world politics, actor, helicopter, gay slur, adventurer ...
Time: 2000s
Place: egypt, pentagon, panama, france, north korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
64%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
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, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, celebrity culture, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, postmodernism, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, actor, disorder, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, ego clash, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
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, realistic, toilet humor ...
Plot: farce, spy, on the run, vulgarity, soccer, espionage, undercover, danger, parody, secret agents, gun, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, uganda, santiago chile, northern england, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 28K
Envy (2004)
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, best friend, envy, inventor, neighbor, jealousy, dog, suburbs, rich and poor, suburban life, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA, India, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: nothing goes right, in the woods, buddies, disorder, death, youth, friends, stupidity, vacation, gory, parody, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Bogus Witch Project (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, light, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, desire for fame, nothing goes right, buddies, in the woods, obsessive quest, filmmaking, escapades, disorder, survival, danger, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: filmmaking, gang war, yakuza, gore, gang, gory, gangsters, blood, violence, gun, filmmaker, samurai ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Operation: Endgame (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A battle ensues among two government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: office, assassin, assassination, survival, female assassin, hitman, chases and races, confined, danger, deadly, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, parents and children, media satire, artists and showbiz, disorder, showbiz, media, misfit, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
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Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, blind ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, media satire, ambition, media, unfulfillment, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 38K
Big Stan (2007)
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, exciting, funny, absurd ...
Plot: prison life, prison, martial arts, confined, dishonesty, corruption, master warrior, guru, warden, husband wife relationship, parody, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Welcome to the Jungle (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Puerto Rico, USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: island, survival, jungle, isolation, danger, escapades, wilderness, workplace intrigue, confined, workplace, instructor, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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 ⇓
52%
 3.6
 763
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 30-something couple unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while shopping for wedding rings.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, on the run, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, hitman, deadly, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.7
 91K
The Rundown (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, bounty hunter, gold, adventure, treasure, archaeologist, amazon, hunter, fight, slavery, trap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, mine, south america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
New Kids Nitro (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Gerrie, Richard, Rikkert, Robbie and Barry from Maaskantje are in a big fight with the village of Schijndel. When a zombie kills someone from Brabant, things get out of hand.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor
Plot: zombie, disorder, buddies, chaos and mayhem, chaos, gory, deadly, village, supernatural, friends, goofy hero, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
51%
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie business, midlife crisis, agent, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, divorce, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%