Movies like Any Which Way You Can

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Any Which Way You Can (1980)
 6.1
 18K
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, captivating, rough, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, fight, mafia, motorcycle gang, dishonesty, woman in danger, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, martial arts, monkey, street fight, fist fighting, orangutan, motorcycle, blackmail, crimes, on the road, friends, kidnapping, partners, graphic violence, country, chases and races, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Any Which Way You Can

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and exciting films with plots about chase, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, catastrophe, mentor and rivalry mostly in Action, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Any Which Way You Can: Every Which Way But Loose (1978), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Hooper (1978), Pink Cadillac (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, orangutan, gambling, camping, motel, buddies, contests and competitions, fall in love, bet, dishonesty, love and romance, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, road trip, beer, on the road, bet, race against time, fiancee, anti heroes, police officer, sheriff, dancer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, arkansas, atlanta georgia, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, on the road, crimes, crime, treasure hunt, rivalry, adventure, partners, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, stuntman, friendship, rivalry, filmmaking, bar fight, chase, friends, danger, aging, partners, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, los angeles, birmingham alabama, california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.4
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Pink Cadillac (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Clint Eastwood plays a bounty hunter who helps out the wife of a bail-jumper after her child is kidnapped by neo-Nazi types.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, bail bondsman, on the road, kidnapping, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, track down, counterfeit money, gang, gunfight, cadillac ...
Time: 80s
Place: sacramento california, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: chase, on the road, car race, rivalry, chases and races, contests and competitions, race against time, partners, escapades, adventure, cross country, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
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, not serious, offbeat, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, chase, car, lie, military uniform, hotel, monkey, old woman, deception, magnet, slave, alter ego ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, connecticut, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 22K
The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, police corruption, bus, extradition, hitman, organized crime, on the road, corrupt official, ambush, tough cop, alcoholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, fighting crime, ambition, tough heroes, righting the wronged, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 47K
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: parody, humorous, heroic, not serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, organized crime, mob boss, vengeance, fighting crime, crimes, martial arts, hotshot hero, tough heroes, machismo, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 10K
City Heat (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, gangsters, photographer, brothel, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, police detective, buddies, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.2
 693
Born to Ride (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The stars of Starship Troopers are back in action! Mike (Casper Van Dien) decides to hit the road on his refurbished classic motorcycle along with best buddy Alex (Patrick Muldoon), but their trek takes a surprising turn when they become involved in ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, adventure, on the road, buddies, chase, gangsters, escapades, political corruption, chases and races, heroes, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.
Style: humorous, psychotronic, semi serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, kidnapping, danger, dishonesty, ambition, gang, partners, rivalry, rescue, crimes, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, rivalry, gang, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, triad, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 828
C.C. & Company (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Motorcycle mechanic C.C. Ryder joins "The Heads," an outlaw biker gang. Fellow gang members menace fashion journalist Ann when her limo breaks down in the desert, but C.C. comes to her rescue. The bikers disrupt a motorcross event tied in ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, motorcycle gang, friendship, woman in danger, chaos and mayhem, chase, danger, on the run, crimes, gang, love triangle, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, baltimore, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, parody, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, vigilantism, friendship, heroic mission, vengeance, rivalry, fighting crime, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 42K
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, road movie ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, fbi, disorder, criminal's revenge, hidden identity, couples, witnessing a crime, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, testimony, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, united states, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ninja Cheerleaders (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 3 college cheerleaders use their martial arts know-how to save their Sensei from mafia kidnappers, but must keep their extra curricular activities a secret in order to make it into an Ivy League school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Plot: female ninja, cheerleader, martial arts, rescue, ambition, youth, crimes, contests and competitions, rivalry, college, mafia, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.
Style: buddy movie, offbeat, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bumper car, hitman, car chase, crime boss, truck driver, car accident, rivalry, gang, music band, ambition, secret identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, beggar, fistfight, orphan, hand to hand combat, power relations, master villain, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: lust, desert, pornography, french restaurant, limousine, laundromat, transvestite, latin, duo, submachine gun, arab, gas station ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: chicago illinois, las vegas, usa, midwest, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 5K
Let It Ride (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, blood donation, security guard, luck, romance, rivalry, nothing goes right, buddies, friends, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bangkok Adrenaline (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go wrong when her 'father' doesn't play ball and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, escapades, race against time, crime gone awry, confined, crimes, on the run, gang, blackmail, kidnapping, billionaire, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, siblings relations, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, dragon, kung fu, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.5
 523
Bulletproof 2 (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Special Agent Jack Carter reluctantly assumes the identity of criminal Archie Moses to take down a powerful South African crime family. But when the real Moses is put in danger, he and Carter must work together to foil the scheme for good.
Style: buddy comedy, entertaining, twists and turns, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: dumb, police, undercover cop, police investigation, police detective, friendship, justice, odd couple, adaptation, machismo, misunderstanding, verbal byplay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, fistfight, kung fu, farce, martial artist, heroes, good versus evil, showdown, goofy hero, boxing, cult ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 37K
Bulletproof (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police, drug lord, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, working undercover, friendship, hidden identity, crimes, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.2
 714
Rescue Me (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fraser's unrequited love for the beautiful and rich Ginny gets a chance to prove itself, when she is suddenly kidnapped. He teams up with rebel Mac, who's got a score to settle with the kidnappers. Together they cross the country, looking ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, high school, rescue, motorcycle, teenage life, on the road, love and romance, chase, romance, criminal heroes, down on your luck, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Young Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, chase, adventure, mistaken identity, orphan, contests and competitions, down on your luck, school, nothing goes right, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby team up in this hilarious misadventure as buddies Steve and Wardell, who head uptown to a swanky nightclub. Unfortunately, thieves hit the club and steal Steve's wallet -- which happens to hold a winning lottery ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, lottery, chase, robbery, ghetto, gangsters, goofy hero, crime, unlikely criminals, partners, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%