Movies like Volunteers

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Volunteers (1985)
 5.4
 9K
Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local villagers with American-As-Apple-Pie WSU Grad Tom Tuttle and the beautiful and down-to earth Beth Wexler.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, parody, sexy, funny, unusual plot structure, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, bookies, on the run, cia, cold war, wealth, communism, communist, debt, naivete, chase, jungle, culture clash, gangsters, adventure, heroes, friends, crimes, misfit, captivity, rescue, on the road, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york

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Most similar movies to Volunteers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and funny films with plots about disorder, chase, farce, adventure, storytelling, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Volunteers: Spies Like Us (1985), Nothing But Trouble (1991), Wagons East (1994), Flashback (1990), Delta Farce (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 49K
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, not serious, buddy comedy, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, chase, kgb, undercover, adventure, escapades, working undercover, mistaken identity, government agency, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, disorder, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, false accusation, fish out of water, justice ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.8
 6K
Wagons East (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, satirical, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, adventure, on the road, starting over, gang, americana, unlikely partners, tough heroes, escapades, satire, gunslinger, native american ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 5K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, lsd, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, adventure, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 3.6
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Delta Farce (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three bumbling Army reservists are hustled onto a plane headed for combat in Iraq -- but the fact that the plane drops them in Mexico doesn't stop them from "liberating" what they believe to be the Middle East.
Style: humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, soldier, friendship, gang, misfit, escapades, nothing goes right, battles, village, desert, adventure, weapons ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, rescue, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, friendship, fish out of water, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 21K
Captain Ron (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When mild-mannered Martin Harvey finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides to take his family on a Caribbean vacation to retrieve the vessel. Upon arriving on a small island and realizing that the ship is in rough shape, Martin and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, disorder, fish out of water, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, escapades, nothing goes right, misfit, silly humor, monopoly ...
Time: 90s
Place: puerto rico, cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: George and Ursula now have a son, George Junior, so Ursula's mother arrives to try and take them back to "civilization".
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, parody
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jungle, imaginary kingdom, escapades, nothing goes right, mischievous children, treasure hunt, adventure, buddies, disorder, fish out of water, gambling, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.6
 1K
Dudes (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in this lighthearted road movie. Along the way, they enlist the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: punk, road trip, on the road, obsessive quest, injustice, fish out of water, love triangle, partners, misfit, mentally unstable, buddies, cowboy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, satirical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, interracial relations, racism, heroes, nothing goes right, silly humor, prison sex, hallucination, escape, interrogation, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, alabama, florida, cuba, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 86K
Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nothing goes right, dumb, goofy hero, family relations, buddies, self discovery, factory, odd couple, father son relationship, inheritance, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, fish out of water, disorder, family vacation, father son relationship, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, paris france, france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Lost in Thailand (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lost in Thailand is the story of two rival business managers, Xu (Xu Zheng) and Bo (Huang Bo), who are fighting over a revolutionary new in-house technology for control of their company. If Xu wins, his future will be secured. The critical task is ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: escapades, comedy of errors, fish out of water, culture clash, disorder, nothing goes right, on the road, silly humor, hung over, rivalry, city, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Up to His Ears (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, parody ...
Plot: on the run, goofy hero, adventure, disorder, escapades, assassination attempt, love and romance, crimes, dull life, on the road, husband wife relationship, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: nepal, hong kong, himalaya, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 8K
Hopscotch (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, spy, cia, on the run, crimes, rivalry, lovers on the run, special agents, dishonesty, love and romance, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, austria, germany, munich germany, bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 2K
Breaking In (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: safecracker, prostitute, heist, thief, crimes, crime gone awry, friends, disorder, golden years, betrayal, buddies, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 7K
The Villain (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, cowboy, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, escapades, robbery, adventure, train, friends, kidnapping, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, assassination attempt, assassination, buddies, odd couple, disorder, white house, head of state, state affairs, goofy hero, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody's favorite stiff is back! Working fools Larry Wilson and Richard Parker have uncovered a dirty, little secret: Their former boss, Bernie Lomax, embezzled $2 million and placed it in a safe deposit box in the Caribbean. Now, the boys ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, embezzlement, farce, heist, fish out of water, comedy of errors, cons and scams, stash, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, dishonesty, false accusation, comedy of errors, interracial relations, disorder, scam ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, pets, escapades, animal life, disorder, cross country, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
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The Hustle (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Disenchanted pest worker and single dad Freddie Manning unintentionally steals and then loses mob money and now he really is in trouble. So when a run-down Baptist church mistakes him and his best friend Junior for replacement ministers, he grabs at ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, partners, crimes, disorder, society, nothing goes right, silly humor, chase, friends, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 7K
The Stupids (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: farce, conspiracy, undercover, misfit, secret agents, goofy hero, assassination attempt, nothing goes right, arms dealing, terrorism, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Strange Wilderness (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, tv show, obsessive quest, disorder, prank, escapades, race against time, rivalry, nothing goes right, wilderness, workplace, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Croatia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Style: feel good, absurd, semi serious, non-linear, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, retirement home, escapades, comedy of errors, aging, wanted, chase, deadpan, starting over, runaway, sarcasm, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, russia, ussr, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, sexy, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: secret agents, time travel, dumb, spy spoof, spy, farce, undercover, james bond spoof, good versus evil, goofy hero, heroic mission, female partner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, year 1997, year 1967
Place: las vegas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Venturing into the woods causes nothing but trouble and hilarity for three misguided males in this straight to video spin-off of 2004's "Without A Paddle".
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, wilderness, nothing goes right, buddies, riddles and clues, last wish, friends, camping, golden years, disorder, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Firpo Brothers can get away with anything. They just can't get away!
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, small town, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, redemption, crime gone awry, dishonesty, bank robbery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 8K
Search Party (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two oafs must rescue their stranded pal in Mexico.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, buddies, escapades, silly humor, disorder, friends, farce, sexual content, twentysomething life, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, dog, family life, friendship, friends, family, best friends, chase, partners, escapades, youth, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%