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Almost Heroes (1998)
 5.8
 16K
Almost Heroes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two hapless explorers lead an ill-fated 1804 expedition through the Pacific Northwest in a hopeless, doomed effort to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, inspirational, talky, cult film, funny, idiotic, parody, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fight, bravery, fish out of water, cons and scams, wilderness, culture clash, friendship, partners, adventurer, escapades, race against time, uninhibited rivalry, forces of nature, native american, bear, alcohol, bipolar disorder, drinking contest, mauling, justice, farce, treasure hunt, misfit, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century

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Most similar movies to Almost Heroes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, funny and parody films with plots about adventure, disorder, farce, culture clash, chase, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Western genres. Some movies like Almost Heroes: Wagons East (1994), Strange Wilderness (2008), Weekend at Bernie's II (1993), Shanghai Noon (2000), Tommy Boy (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 5K
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, danger, satire, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, animal life, nothing goes right, disorder, escapades, race against time, rivalry, prank, wilderness, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: island, embezzlement, farce, partners, nothing goes right, fish out of water, comedy of errors, cons and scams, heist, race against time, odd couple, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 121K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, humorous, exciting, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: princess, martial arts, rescue, cowboy, adventure, chinese, old west, danger, society, save the day, partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.1
 78K
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: road movie, humorous, funny, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nothing goes right, goofy hero, family relations, buddies, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, inheritance, funeral, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: parody, humorous, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, cowboy, disorder, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, explosion, glue, train, robbery, adventure, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 8K
Cabin Boy (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: adventure, mistaken identity, prank, adventurer, nothing goes right, prostitute, goofy hero, danger, ship, justice, catastrophe, dumb ...
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 7K
Yellowbeard (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For years Yellowbeard had looted the Spanish Main, making men eat their lips and swallow their hearts. Caught and convicted for tax evasion, he's sentenced to 20 years in St. Victim's Prison for the Extremely Naughty. In a scheme to ...
Style: humorous, parody, saga, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, sea, farce, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, siblings relations, friendship, danger, buddies, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 3.6
 11K
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: soldier, friendship, comedy of errors, gang, danger, misfit, escapades, nothing goes right, battle, battles, village, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, idiotic, humorous, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, farce, road trip, prank, friends, disorder, silly humor, misfit partners, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, el paso texas, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 45K
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, exciting, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, secret agents, race against time, undercover, chase, kgb, adventure, working undercover, danger, escapades, mistaken identity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Without a Paddle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, treasure hunt, inhaler, adventure, hippie, friendship, escapades, wilderness, treasure, disorder, surfing, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, costa rica, washington state, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 70K
Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, village, heroes, rescue, actor, fish out of water, friendship, dishonesty, crimes, danger, disorder, gang ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A plane carrying beauty contestants crash lands on a deserted island. Captain Maximus Powers (Roberts) and co-pilot Mike Saunders (Schlatter) have to take care of their passengers, while avoiding the dangers of Jurassic Pork (a giant prehistoric ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: adventure, castaway, island, fish out of water, survival, rescue, race against time, escapades, misfit, isolation, heroic mission, disorder ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, old west, fish out of water, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 50s, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Saving Private Perez (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: La vida ha llevado a Julián Pérez por caminos equivocados, pero el destino le presentará a este hombre la oportunidad de encontrar su redención cuando es enviado a la misión más peligrosa y noble de toda su vida, una misión ordenada por la ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, adventure, danger, obsessive quest, dark humor, crimes, escapades, missing person, heroism, unlikely hero, mission, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, latin america, mexico, middle east, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shoot First... Ask Questions Later (1975)
Genre: Western, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The White, the Yellow, and the Black (Italian: Il bianco, il giallo, il nero, also known as Shoot First… Ask Questions Later) is a 1975 Spaghetti Western comedy film. It is the last spaghetti western directed by Sergio Corbucci. Differently from ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: pony, samurai, katana, unlikely partners, chases and races, adventure, rivalry, cons and scams, old west, farce, megalomaniac, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 15K
Mr. Magoo (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mr. Magoo, a man with terrible eyesight, gets caught up in a museum robbery.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chase, millionaire, mistaken identity, heist, family, goofy hero, race against time, adventurer, odd couple, disorder, vigilantism, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Lightning Jack (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how to rob banks, while they plan Jack's last heist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, mute or deaf, heist, adventure, friends, crimes, cowboy, hostages, unlikely partners, folk hero, hostage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, arizona, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 52K
Joe Dirt (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, white trash, janitor, family relations, on the road, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, idaho, louisiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 18K
Manitou's Shoe (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Germany, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to finance his tribe's new saloon. Unfortunately Santa Maria, ...
Style: parody, not serious, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, ambition, cons and scams, family relations, dishonesty, betrayal, buddies, escapades, map, embezzlement, native american ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, funny, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, secret agents, spy spoof, dumb, spy, undercover, farce, james bond spoof, good versus evil, goofy hero, heroic mission, female partner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: las vegas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Keep Your Hands Off the Island (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, fistfight, treasure hunt, treasure, friends, farce, silly humor, ship, ocean, adventurer, bet, ocean or sea ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, feel good, mad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, danger, rivalry, farce, adventure, fish out of water, life turned upside down, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark humor, murder, insurance, farce, nothing goes right, crimes, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 1K
Safari (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Richard Dacier owns a tour agency specialized on organizing safaris for European tourists eager to confront the African wild life. Actually, he took the job after his father and never went into the savanna by himself. As he owes big money to some ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: safari, wilderness, adventure, escapades, animal life, disorder, tour guide, on the road, culture clash, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friends, buddies, chases and races, disorder, heroes, partners, countryside, incompetent police, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 127K
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is ...
Style: humorous, parody, exciting, not serious, light ...
Plot: cowboy, farce, small town, interracial relations, ceremony, african american, desert, sheriff, misfit, old west, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Mountain Men (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain man, heroes, wilderness, battles, native american, frontier, frontier justice, vigilantism, mountain, treasure hunt, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%