Movies like Airplane!

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Airplane! (1980)
 7.7
 216K
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: humorous, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure, light, witty, exciting, not serious, satirical, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, airplane, catastrophe, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, stewardess, air disaster, landing, rescue, heroes, goofy hero, danger, mishap, obstacle, cliche, nothing goes right, guilt, alcohol abuse, taxi driver, saxophone, military hospital, kiss, guitar, heroic ...
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, absurd, funny and not serious films with plots about farce, catastrophe, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, mentor and parody mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Airplane!: Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Hot Shots! (1991), Top Secret! (1984), Scary Movie (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, not serious, light, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: parody, deadpan, baseball, dimwit, crimes, farce, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, catastrophe, space travel, spacecraft, stewardess, passenger, control room, landing, air disaster, self control, disorder, cliche ...
Time: future, 80s, near future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Naked Gun 2?: 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: humorous, realistic, not serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: parody, white house, president, race against time, farce, police investigation, bug, danger, law enforcement, goofy hero, master criminal, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, frogman
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Naked Gun 33 1/3: 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: humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, terrorism, undercover, race against time, save the day, master criminal, danger, farce, crimes, law enforcement, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, not serious, witty, absurd, talky ...
Plot: parody, satire, martial arts, disorder, family relations, culture clash, siblings relations, nothing goes right, journalism, joke, comedy team, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1957, 50s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 100K
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, not serious, light, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: parody, pilot, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, military base, disorder, danger, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1975, 1990s ...
Place: iraq, mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 60K
Top Secret! (1984)
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: not serious, humorous, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, espionage, prisoner, goofy hero, heroic mission, daring rescue, selflessness, disorder, double agent, occupation, musical tour, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 233K
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: humorous, horror spoof, idiotic, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: parody, serial killer, stupidity, stabbing, youth, graphic violence, teenage life, media satire, slasher, killing off one by one, who done it, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, politics, ghost, nothing goes right, state affairs, disorder, religions or cults, lifestyle, goofy hero, americana, celebrity culture, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1940, year 1968
Place: usa, cuba, afghanistan, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ 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: humorous, absurd, ethnic humor, funny, satirical ...
Plot: parody, journalism, satire, office, terrorism, media, danger, racism, sketch, media satire, disorder, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, cowboy, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, glue, train, explosion, robbery, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 115K
Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, idiotic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, police academy, goofy hero, officers and cadets, rookie, recruit, instructor, parody, chase, prank, police, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
⇓ 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: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, saddam hussein, rescue, hostage, battles, danger, daring rescue, military life, heroic mission, military, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., thailand, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 114K
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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, exciting, absurd, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: parody, female boxer, save the world, danger, ghost, alien life-form, alien invasion, silly humor, profanity, love and romance, anti heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 138K
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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: horror spoof, humorous, not serious, psychotronic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, evil alien, satire, race against time, journalism, danger, disorder, stupid, stupidity, space and aliens, media, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 53K
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, coming of age, sniper, leaving home, butler, birthday, fish out of water, fall in love, tennis court, phone book, self discovery, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, st. louis missouri, los angeles, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 36K
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, farce, james bond spoof, kgb, secret agents, save the world, goofy hero, heroic mission, race against time, danger, assassination, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, therapy, obsession, psychiatrist, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: sex comedy, humorous, realistic, not serious, medical drama ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hospital, gangsters, hitman, young lovers, love and romance, danger, crimes, save the day, nothing goes right, doctors and patients, disorder ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: not serious, humorous, absurd, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: catastrophe, bus, parody, adventure, chase, daring rescue, nothing goes right, save the day, misfit, race against time, save the world, odd couple ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 22K
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, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, hip hop, weed, society, stewardess, music, strong sexual content, disorder, drugs/alcohol, black people, airline, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 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: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, farce, mafia, gangsters, nothing goes right, goofy hero, wedding, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, stupidity, dumb, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, year 1933, year 1938, year 1967
Place: las vegas, sicily, italy, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, journalism, ambition, ego clash, nothing goes right, farce, rivalry, battle of the sexes, media satire, workplace situations, workplace, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 66K
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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: not serious, humorous, toilet humor, psychotronic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, supernatural, silly humor, goofy hero, family in danger, couples, heroes, ghost, talking animals, stupidity, ballerina, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, nothing goes right, goofy hero, obsessive quest, animal life, looking for love, danger, disorder, fish out of water, escapades, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica, south pole, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: surfing, parody, satire, kidnapping, family relations, wedding, family, family life, couples, disorder, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: not serious, humorous, funny, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, superhero, superhero spoof, secret identity, goofy hero, anti heroes, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, superhuman powers, nothing goes right, save the world, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, ballet, buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, rivalry, misfit, fish out of water, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I'm So Excited! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is an ensemble comedy written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, stewardess, farce, friends, disorder, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, workplace, suffering, confined, gender, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: spain, mexico, new jersey, australia, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%