Movies like Airplane!

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Airplane! (1980)
 7.8
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Airplane!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, absurd, funny, exciting, clever, dramatic, melancholic, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, parody, farce, airport, stewardess, pilot, passenger, goofy hero, fear of flying, nothing goes right, landing, rescue, deadpan, irreverent, save the day, screwball, dialogue, drinking, chase, taxi driver, weapons, stupidity, storytelling, danger, dumb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois
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The Naked Gun 2?: The Smell of Fear
Comedy, Crime
USA
85 min.
 6.9
Top Secret!
Comedy, Music
UK, USA
90 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, absurd and clever films with plots about dialogue, mentor, adaptation, storytelling, catastrophe, parody and disorder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Airplane!: Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Top Secret! (1984), Hot Shots! (1991), What About Bob? (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, police investigation, police, stupidity, investigation, assassin, baseball, hospital, murder, farce, gunfight, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, england, seaport
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Airplane II: The Sequel
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, witty, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, space travel, airport, spacecraft, airplane, goofy hero, farce, rescue, save the day, mentor, nothing goes right, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
The Naked Gun 2?: The Smell of Fear
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bumbling cop Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, police investigation, police, kidnapping, race against time, screwball, stupidity, goofy hero, farce, dumb, sarcasm, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   46%
 
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The Kentucky Fried Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Plot: parody, martial arts, culture clash, danger, kung fu, disorder, siblings relations, foul language, nothing goes right, pornography, heroes, irreverent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: manhattan new york city, kansas
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    User:   56%
 
 7.2
 52K
Top Secret!
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, espionage, spy, airplane, rock and roll, goofy hero, island, daring rescue, cow, nazis, spies, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany
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System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
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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
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System:   45%
    User:   100%
 
What About Bob?
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, farce, mental illness, dysfunctional family, obsession, psychiatry, goofy hero, family bonds, doctors and patients, doctors, insanity, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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Lost in America
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: humorous, road movie, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, down on your luck, yuppie, workplace, marriage, nothing goes right, corporate america, hopes, deadpan, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california
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System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 6.7
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Silent Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, hollywood, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, goofy hero, farce, dialogue, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
 3.5
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Scary Movie 5
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home with their newly-formed family, happy parents Dan and Jody are haunted by sinister, paranormal activities. Determined to expel the insidious force, they install security cameras and discover their family is being stalked by an evil dead demon.
Style: humorous, not serious, awful, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, family in danger, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, babies and infants, ghost, supernatural, stupidity, goofy hero, couple relations, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
An American Carol
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In An American Carol a cynical, Anti-American Hollywood filmmaker sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, witty, satirical ...
Plot: parody, politics, terrorism, hollywood, goofy hero, slavery, verbal byplay, nothing goes right, storytelling, stupidity, political, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1940, year 1968
Place: usa, middle east, manhattan new york city, cuba, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parody, police investigation, farce, police, screwball, prison escape, stupidity, prison, crime, goofy hero, race against time, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 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:   32%
    User:   28%
 
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 104K
Scary Movie 4
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, haunted house, crimes, danger, stupidity, heroes, lame, love and romance, dumb, anti heroes, single father, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
 7.2
 48K
The Jerk
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: farce, rags to riches, stupidity, goofy hero, parenthood, self discovery, fish out of water, dumb, storytelling, love and romance, screwball, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
 6.7
 17K
High Anxiety
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: parody, murder, protagonist as suspect, screwball, false accusation, chase, hotel, mental institution, frame up, conspiracy, crimes, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
The Impostors
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: farce, screwball, actor's life, british, hidden identity, ship, dialogue, couple relations, plot twist, irreverent, down on your luck, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
Young Doctors in Love
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An "Airplane!"-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; there's a mafioso on the loose disguised ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hospital, gangsters, goofy hero, cross dressing, mafia, young lovers, doctors, save the day, farce, doctors and patients, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
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Bananas
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, satirical ...
Plot: politics, revolution, assassination, rebellion, president, misfit, political, world politics, state affairs, screwball, chaos, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, absurd ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, islam, actor's life, indians, sarcasm, parody, dumb, frame up, stupidity, religions or cults, lame ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
 5.5
 124K
Scary Movie 3
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, scary, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, countryside, race against time, splatter, stupidity, dumb, save the world, lame, heroic mission, chases and races, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, stupidity, kidnapping, investigation, farce, pets, dumb, amateur detective, revenge, cult, goofy hero, crazy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, journalism, stupidity, workplace, cult, sexism, buddies, dumb, battle of the sexes, ego clash, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
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 6.4
 61K
Bowfinger
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, parody, farce, filmmaking, movie business, twins, comedy of errors, paranoia, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
Young Frankenstein
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his ...
Style: humorous, witty, gothic, not serious, funny ...
Plot: mad scientist, parody, monster, farce, destiny, experiment, scientist, experiment gone awry, palaces castles and temples, mars, monsters, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, dungeon, transylvania, medical school, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
 6.1
 19K
Down Periscope
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, farce, underdog, military, nothing goes right, chase, goofy hero, underwater, sarcasm, heroic mission, catastrophe, ocean or sea ...
Place: florida, usa, san francisco, russia
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
The Brady Bunch Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: television, culture clash, parents and children, parody, family, danger, heroes, love and romance, suburbs, adaptation, rivalry, house ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
 5.1
 12K
The Ladies Man
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, buddies, goofy hero, womanizer, stupidity, dumb, couple relations, storytelling, parody, looking for sex, sexual relations, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   23%
    User:   19%
 

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 4.4
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Bio-Dome
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, stupidity, anti heroes, dumb, buddies, goofy hero, lame, environmentalism, odd couple, college, fish out of water, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, campus
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System:   23%
    User:   22%
 
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Canadian Bacon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, farce, cold war, culture clash, president, conspiracy, head of state, political conspiracy, corruption, sarcasm, political, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, iraq, california
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System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
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