Movies like Airplane!

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Airplane! (1980)
 7.7
 233K
Airplane! (1980)
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: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, light, witty, exciting, heroic, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, air disaster, rescue, catastrophe, heroes, goofy hero, mishap, obstacle, disaster, nothing goes right, guilt, cliche, alcohol abuse, taxi driver, dalmatian, military hospital, teamwork, overcoming, escapades, captain, veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Airplane!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, parody and funny films with plots about farce, catastrophe, dialogue, disorder, adaptation, mentor and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Airplane!: Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Top Secret! (1984), Hot Shots! (1991), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Scary Movie (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
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: parody, humorous, exciting, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: space travel, disaster, stewardess, spacecraft, passenger, catastrophe, moon, self control, renewed love, disorder, cliche, grudge ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, near future
Place: houston texas, tokyo, moscow russia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
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: parody, humorous, light, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: farce, baseball, deadpan, dimwit, crimes, police, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: farce, terrorism, undercover, race against time, master criminal, save the day, law enforcement, crimes, goofy hero, disorder, stupidity, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: farce, police, president, white house, race against time, good versus evil, usa president, police investigation, renewed love, environmental health, cliche, impersonating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 7.2
 65K
Top Secret! (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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: parody, not serious, humorous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: espionage, heroic mission, prisoner, selflessness, daring rescue, goofy hero, occupation, double agent, musical tour, disorder, undercover, surfing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: east germany, east berlin, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 106K
Hot Shots! (1991)
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, parody, not serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: pilot, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, disorder, love and romance, military base, warplane, love triangle, air force ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1975, year 1971, 70s ...
Place: mediterranean sea, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
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: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Plot: satire, martial arts, family relations, disorder, culture clash, nothing goes right, siblings relations, journalism, joke, hare krishna, murder, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 50s, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 255K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, slasher, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, stupidity, serial killer, absurd humor, teenage life, sarcasm, media satire, graphic violence, satire, teenage angst, adolescence, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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An American Carol (2008)
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: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, ghost, state affairs, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, americana, religions or cults, disorder, lifestyle, goofy hero, satire, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1968, year 1940
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 146K
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
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: parody, humorous, not serious, psychotronic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: evil alien, silly humor, satire, disorder, heroic mission, save the world, race against time, journalism, alien invasion, alien, stupidity, absurd humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
 71K
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: parody, not serious, humorous, psychotronic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: silly humor, talking animals, supernatural, goofy hero, heroes, ghost, family in danger, couples, toilet humor, stupidity, ballerina, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 38K
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: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: james bond spoof, farce, kgb, secret agents, goofy hero, save the world, heroic mission, disorder, assassination, race against time, criminal's revenge, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Onion Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "depression hits losers ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Plot: satire, journalism, terrorism, office, media, racism, media satire, society, disorder, politics, television, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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: parody, humorous, not serious, exciting, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: saddam hussein, rescue, hostage, battles, heroic mission, military life, daring rescue, military, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, southeast asia, washington d.c., virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, satirical, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, goofy hero, army, contests and competitions, buddies, rivalry, disorder, fight, farce ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 57K
The Jerk (1979)
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: humorous, clever, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, fish out of water, fall in love, leaving home, birthday, butler, sniper, coming of age, self discovery, wedding preparations and rituals, salesman, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, los angeles, southern usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 120K
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
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: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, female boxer, silly humor, ghost, save the world, alien life-form, alien, humour, alien creature, alien encounter, alien contact, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Young Doctors in Love (1982)
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: parody, humorous, sex comedy, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, gangsters, hitman, love and romance, goofy hero, young lovers, nothing goes right, save the day, crimes, power relations, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 159K
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, stupidity, murder, gross out humor, exorcism, dumb, farce, creativity, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 23K
Soul Plane (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet's death, Nashawn Wade files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: weed, hip hop, airplane, society, stewardess, music, disorder, strong sexual content, black people, airline, nightclub, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
What About Bob? (1991)
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: not serious, humorous, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mental illness, obsession, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: parody, not serious, humorous, absurd, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, disaster, chase, save the day, adventure, nothing goes right, daring rescue, heroic mission, technology gone awry, save the world, misfit, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Superhero Movie (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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: parody, not serious, humorous, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superhero spoof, secret identity, superhuman powers, goofy hero, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, nothing goes right, save the world, master villain, heroes, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, ambition, nothing goes right, ego clash, farce, buddies, battle of the sexes, workplace, rivalry, workplace situations, media satire, anchorman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Farce of the Penguins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, looking for love, disorder, escapades, rescue, buddies, fish out of water, penguins, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica, south pole, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.4
 784
Going Under (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: International disaster looms as the USS Sub Standard has to race to get a nuclear weapon ahead of the Russian forces.
Style: parody, exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: submarine, disaster, disorder, farce, silly humor, catastrophe, ocean, escapades, fighting the system, space and aliens, military, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 18K
Police Squad! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, farce, police, satire, private detective, partners against crime, silly humor, partners, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 15K
Mafia! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farce, mafia, gangsters, nothing goes right, goofy hero, wedding, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, stupidity, dumb, multiple storylines, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1933, year 1938
Place: las vegas, sicily, italy, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: surfing, satire, family relations, kidnapping, wedding, family, disorder, couples, dishonesty, goofy hero, nothing goes right, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%