Movies like The Blues Brothers

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The Blues Brothers (1980)
 7.9
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their old band together and they're on their way, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, exciting, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious, cult film, funny, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, car chase, nun, blues, race against time, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, soul music, music band, shopping mall, money problems, dancing, lack of money, tunnel, ex convict, prison, church, country music, concert, parole, mission from god, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois

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Most similar movies to The Blues Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and entertaining films with plots about runaway, chase, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Blues Brothers: Pineapple Express (2008), Big Shots (1987), Spies Like Us (1985), Dragnet (1987), Nothing to Lose (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, on the road, music, prison, soul music, starting over, adventure, rivalry, buddies, orphan, band ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: louisiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pineapple Express (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, friendship, stoner, drugs, witnessing a crime, stupidity, drug trip, buddies, on the run, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 733
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, youth, on the run, partners, chases and races, criminal heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, southern usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 44K
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, race against time, secret agents, 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., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 32K
Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, danger, goofy hero, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, undercover, police detective, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: funny, buddy comedy, humorous, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, society, social differences, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, urban ghetto, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 76K
Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, bounty hunter, police surveillance, crime, crimes, odd couple, race against time, partners, chases and races, organized crime, embezzlement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, los angeles, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 17K
The Chase (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: car chase, hostage, chase, kidnapping, on the run, gunfight, pursuit, violence, crimes, disorder, escapades, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, mexico, california, united states, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.1
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Hit and Run (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, witness protection, danger, gang war, crimes, crime, love and romance, nothing goes right, beautiful scenery, getaway driver, runaway, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 31K
1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, military, heroic mission, goofy hero, war, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, comedy of errors, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, showbiz, heavy metal, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, show business, partners, goofy hero, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: humorous, road movie, entertaining, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: adventure, prison escape, obsessive quest, on the run, runaway, small town, creativity, prophecy, criminal heroes, seduction, treasure hunt, rescue ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, on the road, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, on the run, buddies, race against time, silly humor, disorder, cross country ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, 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: humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, beer, road trip, bet, race against time, on the road, speed, fiancee, anti heroes, dancer, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, alabama, mississippi, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 5K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, lsd, partners, criminal heroes, adventure, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 11K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, violence, chase, car chase, friendship, gunfight, police officer, vacation, undercover cop, crimes, police investigation, airport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, chase, car chase, road trip, on the road, elephant, partners, buddies, chases and races, on the run, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi, florida, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 7K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, suburbs, farce, couples, friends, disorder, silly humor, school, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Hot Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, funny, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: on the run, odd couple, mafia, police corruption, friendship, policewoman, chase, danger, shooting, organized crime, fugitives, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Italian Job (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, robbery, gold, heist, traffic jam, mafia, prison, rivalry, tunnel, thief, chase, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, england, london, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 85K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, police officer, money laundering, thief, undercover cop, wedding, financial problem, disorder, friends, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, dark humor, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, gang, crimes, law enforcement, crime, partners, odd couple, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 35K
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 ⇓
22%
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 7.3
 127K
Raising Arizona (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: witty, humorous, surreal, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, redemption, blackmail, ex convict, policewoman, baby, crime, crimes, couple relations, missing child, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 2K
Hollow Point (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Livingston is trying to merge the Russians, Chinese and Italian gangsters into one group with huge amounts of money and power. FBI agent Susan and DEA agent Max are trying to stop them.
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, espionage, undercover, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, crime, chase, crimes, special agents, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, idiotic, absurd ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, rock, musician, friendship, farce, obsessive quest, rock star, devil, desire for fame, odd couple, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 76K
Blue Streak (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, police station, robbery, crimes, partners, police officer, thief, escape attempt, murder, disorder, cons and scams, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female spy, private detective, secret agents, undercover, female agent, investigation, danger, fighting crime, heroes, partners, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, mexico, mongolia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 109K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: funny, humorous, exciting, road movie, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, road trip, contests and competitions, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, adventure, bet, race, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new mexico, united states, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crimes, crime, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, nothing goes right, partners, master criminal, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%