Movies like Shooting Stars 1983

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Shooting Stars (1983)
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Shooting Stars (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two television actors who play detectives are fired when the show's star gets upset that they are getting the better parts to play. So, they decide to try it for real.
Plot: actor, parody, car, investigation, private detective, chase, helicopter

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, not serious and exciting films with plots about parody, chase, gangsters, farce, vengeance, rivalry and helicopter mostly in Comedy, Action and Romance genres. Some movies like Shooting Stars: Smokey Bites the Dust (1981), La Classe Américaine (1993), Secret Agent 00 Soul (1990), Tooken (2015), Traxx (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Follows the rivalry between a small-town Southern sheriff and a small-town delinquent who steals cars and then destroys them with the sheriff’s daughter by his side.
Plot: small town, sheriff, car, police, parody, speed, trick, car theft, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
La Classe Américaine (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "Crappy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken ...
Style: toilet humor, scatology
Plot: parody, journalist, investigation, assumed dead, spacecraft, chase, flashback, restaurant, flirting, journalism, costume, bull ...
Place: texas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Secret Agent 00 Soul (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This James Bond spoof sees Billy Dee Williams playing an international agent who quits his job to open a detective agency in the 'hood'.
Style: comic
Plot: black man, tuxedo, undercover, fast food, intelligence agency, gadgetry, fast food restaurant, detective agency, agent, spy, mission, undercover agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Foundation of Criminal Excellence (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Latvia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Imants Veide is writing a script about con artists and their schemes. Together with his friend Harijs Kuharjonoks he's trying them out for real for greater authenticity, but gets too entangled in real criminal schemes. More and more colorful ...
Plot: police, criminal, car, actor, thief, city, film making, friend, human nature, filmmaking, crimes, crime
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 3.6
 1K
Tooken (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Spoof of the "Taken" franchise. An ex-CIA agent who is now a mall security guard discovers that things are being taken from him. He must team up with his mom, also an ex-CIA agent, to defeat his rival and save his family.
Style: light, humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating
Plot: parody, agent, kidnapping, daring rescue, chase, track down, one man army, vengeance, woman in danger, dark hero, crimes, family relations ...
Time: year 1994, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.3
 357
Traxx (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace. He decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies. Running out of dough to buy more dough, he hires himself as a ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: vigilante, mercenary, terrorist, exploding car, cookie, absurd humor, gangster, fart joke, gunfight, gangsters, parody, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car, car chase, chase, old woman, hotel, hotel room, deception, monkey, slave, highway, magnet, alter ego ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, connecticut, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 6K
Hooper (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds plays a legendary stunt man known as Sonny Hooper, who remains one of the top men in his field, but due to too many stressful impacts to the spine and the need to pop pain killers several times a day, he knows he should get out of the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, light, intense ...
Plot: hollywood, bar fight, rivalry, friendship, filmmaking, stuntman, chase, friends, aging, buddies, partners, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Murder Can Hurt You (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him.
Plot: farce, television, private detective, serial killer, parody, murder, police, satire, police detective, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.6
 823
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: witty, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, not serious ...
Plot: murder, espionage, on the run, parody, state affairs, danger, undercover, buddies, political intrigue, government agency, partners, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 2K
Con Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 12 min.
Story: Con Man centers on the post-show life of Wray Nerely the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi series, which was canceled before its time and went on to become a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore starred as the series ...
Plot: actor, personal assistant, fan, coping
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, witty, not serious, emotional, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, parody, puppet, terrorism, war on terror, secret agents, puppets, heroic mission, adventurer, save the world, world politics, satire ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: cairo egypt, paris france, pentagon, france, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 383
King Kung Fu (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A remote monastery in China has trained a talking gorilla, King Kung Fu, in the ancient art of kung fu. Having mastered his fighting skills, King Kung Fu is sent to America to demonstrate the power of Chinese martial arts to the West. As he is ...
Style: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, parody, gorilla, heroes, daring rescue, master warrior, track down, lone wolves, on the road, legends and myths, righting the wronged, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Attack Of The Bat Monsters (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Join schlock impresario Francis Gordon as his intrepid crew attempt to shoot an impromptu monster movie in the three days left over from the film they’ve just wrapped. From the Saul Bass opening title homage to its highly authentic, comic ...
Style: cult film
Plot: film within a film, parody, actor, actress, scream queen, respect, screenwriter, nudity (full frontal - brief), filmmaker, caterer, filmmaking
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 3K
The Big Bus (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: catastrophe, bus, parody, daring rescue, adventure, save the day, nothing goes right, chase, danger, misfit, odd couple, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.9
 101
Shafted! (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steven Byzinsky is convinced he's a blaxploitation superhero. Like Shaft, Dolemite and Black Belt Jones before him, he's keeping' the streets safe for the brother and trying to stay one step ahead of The Man. There's only one ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: parody, crimes, save the day, injustice, undercover, superhero, assassination, mental institution, mental illness, rivalry, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mulva 2: Kill Teen Ape! (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Mulva comes out of a five-year coma and seeks revenge against Teenape and his gang for stealing her Halloween candy.
Plot: picture, blood, flashback, parody, gore
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, entertaining, toilet humor, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, military, state affairs, disorder, soldier, gladiator, absurd humor, greek, homosexual subtext, greek mythology, silly humor, mother son incest ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 35K
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, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, james bond spoof, farce, espionage, kgb, secret agents, goofy hero, heroic mission, save the world, master criminal, disorder, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 45K
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, talky, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, gunfight, organized crime, mob boss, vengeance, fighting crime, heroic, crimes, martial arts, dishonesty, injustice, hotshot hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 155
The Tail Job (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nicholas Moore hires taxi driver Trevor to help catch his fiance cheating. With misunderstandings, and mistaken identity, these defective detectives find themselves on an adventure more dangerous than they bargained for.
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, stalking, chase, being followed, fiance fiancee relationship, private investigation, following someone, investigation, jealousy, gangster, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Ford is a private detective in Venice Beach, Calif., who's good with the ladies, bad with the punches and wild about his dog Buddy. When local thugs steal Buddy, Ford turns to Spyder, their devious leader, and forges an unlikely alliance. ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: private investigator, dog, gang, thief, person in a car trunk, investigation, crimes, escapades, chase, justice, danger, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Number One Gun (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Number One Gun
Plot: spy, british secret service, gadgetry, bond girl, arch villain, gun, gender disguise, spy mission, car, fight, helicopter, soviet spy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Carlito's Angels (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The only thing angelic about them is the name.
Style: post modern
Plot: parody, girl on girl, urban setting, mud wrestling, large family, midget, stripper
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, criminal's revenge, friendship, vigilantism, tough heroes, parody, misfit, rivalry, vengeance, fighting crime, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
That's Adequate (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This mockumentary about fictional movie studio Adequate Pictures boasts an interesting cast. Tony Randall hosts, and James CoCo (practically on his deathbed) stars as head of the studio. Includes parodies of everything from silent comedies to ...
Plot: satire, storyteller, hollywood, filmmaking, sword fight, interview, movie business, movie studio, rise and fall, hitler, actress, celebrity impersonation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 58
Dog Years (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Wally, a Trojan skinhead whose only friend is his beloved Dalmatian Neechee. One day while walking her, Wally accidentally becomes involved with a strange deal gone bad when he bumps into a fleeing stranger being chased by a group of mob thugs. His ...
Plot: profanity, gunfight, gangsters, chase, dog, blood, baseball bat, gangster, crime boss, kidnapping
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, chase, car chase, road trip, on the road, elephant, friends, misfit, cross country, partners, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, florida, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 39K
Bird on a Wire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, fbi, disorder, hidden identity, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, couples, witnessing a crime, couple relations, love and romance, testimony, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, detroit, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee's footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle's restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds ...
Style: gag humor, cult film
Plot: kung fu, parody, bruce lee, satire, karate, kickboxing, fight, martial arts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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