Movies like The Blues Brothers

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The Blues Brothers (1980)
 7.9
 198K
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, realistic, witty, not serious, buddy movie, absurd, buddy comedy, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, blues, music, race against time, lack of money, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, car chase, nun, shopping mall, money problems, road trip, dancing, swat team, music band, tunnel, ex convict, prison, church, country music, parole, buddy, mission from god, crimes ...
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 chase, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, mentor, adaptation and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Blues Brothers: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Midnight Run (1988), Pineapple Express (2008), Big Shots (1987), Dragnet (1987). 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, starting over, adventure, buddies, orphan, rivalry, loan, buddy ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: road movie, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: adventure, runaway, obsessive quest, prison escape, on the run, country music, small town, prophecy, criminal heroes, creativity, treasure hunt, rescue ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 86K
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: humorous, witty, talky, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, bounty hunter, bail bondsman, police surveillance, crimes, odd couple, partners, race against time, limousine, road trip, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, los angeles, 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, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, stoner, friendship, drugs, witnessing a crime, stupidity, buddies, on the run, crimes, nothing goes right, drug trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.6
 831
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, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, bittersweet, society, criminal heroes, coming of age, buddies, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, southern usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 35K
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, parody, satirical, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, undercover, police detective, reverend, speech impediment ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 50K
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, not serious, buddy comedy, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, chase, kgb, undercover, adventure, working undercover, escapades, mistaken identity, heroic mission, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, ussr, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: buddy comedy, funny, humorous, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, society, social differences, rivalry, urban ghetto, crimes, dishonesty, culture clash, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, road trip, truck, beer, race against time, bet, on the road, money, escape, absurdism, coca cola ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, arkansas, atlanta georgia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 13K
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, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, police detective, friendship, gunfight, taxi, buddy cop, police officer, vacation, state trooper ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 34K
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, wartime life, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: road movie, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, chase, car chase, road trip, desert, on the road, sheriff, elephant, cross country, friends, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 88K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, money laundering, police officer, thief, wedding, law enforcement, partners, against the rules, partners against crime, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, road trip, on the road, car chase, truck, sheriff, ku klux klan, disorder, cross country, buddies, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 21K
The Chase (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, crimes, disorder, escapades, unlikely couple, police, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: murder, private detective, showbiz, heavy metal, heavy metal culture, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, boss and employee, goofy hero, partners, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, gunfight, suburbs, therapy, secretary, psychiatrist, therapist, dark humor, crimes, radio dj, love and romance, prom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 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, lsd, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, adventure, partners, criminal heroes, fish out of water, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.1
 36K
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, gang war, crimes, love and romance, nothing goes right, runaway, organized crime, beautiful scenery, chase, love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 8K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, friendship, suburban life, new neighbor, dark humor, farce, silly humor, love and romance, nothing goes right, youth, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 115K
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, ridiculous, road movie ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, treasure hunt, road trip, contests and competitions, adventure, partners, escapades, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, rivalry, race ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada, new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 83K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, police station, robbery, crimes, partners, thief, police officer, murder, escape attempt, cons and scams, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 38K
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, criminal heroes, working undercover, friendship, crimes, hidden identity, undercover cop, betrayal, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, parody, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: corruption, friendship, on the run, heist, crimes, nothing goes right, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, disorder, master criminal, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: track down, disorder, police investigation, murder, crimes, investigation, gang, odd couple, partners, law enforcement, friendship, subway ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, usa, washington d.c., europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 139K
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, baby, policewoman, robbery, kidnapping, ex convict, blackmail, redemption, crimes, theft, satire, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: robbery, car chase, gold, heist, mafia, prison, rivalry, tunnel, thief, chase, traffic jam, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, england, turin italy, london, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 114K
Ride Along (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: two man army, escapades, partners, law enforcement, police officer, police, disorder, gunfight, car chase, violence, wedding preparations and rituals, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 6K
Brannigan (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, culture clash, on the run, fish out of water, police officer, crimes, police investigation, disorder, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, chicago illinois, scotland yard, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 172K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, women, friendship, sarcasm, partners against crime, special agents, police investigation, partners, police, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%