Movies like Brenda Starr

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Brenda Starr (1989)
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Brenda Starr (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get her back, and keep his job, Mike draws himself into the strip. In her world, Brenda Starr is the Ace Reporter for the New York Flash. She is talented, fearless, smart and a very snappy dresser. The only competition she has is from the rival paper's top reporter Libby Lipscomb. Brenda heads to the Amazon jungle to find a scientist with a secret formula which will create cheap and powerful gas from ordinary water. (This movie was filmed in 1986 but release was delayed for several years.)
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining, comic, unusual plot structure, cult film, sexy, enigmatic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, romance, adventurer, journalism, rivalry, spy, fall in love, mysterious stranger, rescue, falling in love, reporter, mad scientist, justice, happy ending, unlikely friendships, performer's life, blind ambition, imaginary, media, strong female presence, desire for fame, comics, farce, love, crocodile ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, puerto rico

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Most similar movies to Brenda Starr

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and melancholic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, fantasy world and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Brenda Starr: Vibes (1988), Continental Divide (1981), The Pirate Movie (1982), Speechless (1994), The Jewel of the Nile (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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Vibes (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50,000 to find his lost son in South America, in the heart of Incan ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cult film, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Plot: investigation, mountain, murder, on the road, forbidden love, adventure, romance, woman in danger, supernatural ability, odd couple, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Continental Divide (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rocky mountains, wilderness, journalism, mountain, fall in love, camping, cultural conflict, newspaper columnist, bear, eagle, mountain lion, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938, future
Place: new jersey, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Pirate Movie (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original (Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance), as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, cult film, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: pirate, parody, ship, fall in love, heroes, time travel, romance, adventure, family, treasure hunt, ocean or sea, battles ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.8
 5K
Speechless (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A romantic comedy. Michael Keaton and Geena Davis are speechwriters for competing political campaigns. Witty and amusing for the political junkies amongst us.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, fall in love, campaign, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, media, rivalry, romance, contests and competitions, journalism, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, couple relations, love and romance, happy ending, novelist, escapades, archaeologist, writer's life, lifestyle, treasure, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: circus, small town, farm, adventure, misfit, workplace, love triangle, trapeze, pig, romance, fall in love, family ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, danger, goofy hero, prostitute, nothing goes right, ship, justice, catastrophe, dumb ...
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Born Yesterday (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, opposites attract, lobbyist, love and romance, society, fall in love, social differences, journalism, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, women, farce ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
How I Got Into College (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: college, high school, romance, partners, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, looking for love, teenage love, power relations, youth, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 11K
I Love Trouble (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson (Roberts) and Peter Brackett (Nolte) reluctantly join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy and bite off more than they can chew while pursuing the story and bickering along the way - and falling in ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, opposites attract, reporter, romance, fall in love, media, love and romance, unlikely couple, uncover truth, conspiracy, scoop ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 14K
The Wizard (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special ...
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, on the road, video game, family, siblings relations, family relations, contests and competitions, competition, rivalry, hopes, teenager, nintendo ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, utah, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, disorder, island, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, heroic mission, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, dolphins, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, escapades, youth ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, nanny, culture clash, female protagonist, dictatorship, romance, dictator, single parent, couples, society, love and romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Arthur (Dudley Moore), that irrepressible drunk, tries to sober up -- and get a job -- in this sequel to the 1981 smash hit. Meanwhile, the father of the girl Arthur stood up at the altar in the first film is conniving to trick the hapless boozer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, ghost, alcohol abuse, riches to rags, alcoholic, vengeance, babies and infants, rise to the top, nothing goes right, rise and fall, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 8K
Out to Sea (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, cruise ship, romance, cons and scams, gambling, crimes, dishonesty, partners, love and romance, fall in love, cruise, solar eclipse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as Superman/Clark Kent and Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane, and aired on ABC ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, journalism, undercover, newspaper, good versus evil, romance, superhuman powers, adventure, rivalry, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
44%
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her ...
Style: exciting, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: jungle, unlikely couple, treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, opposites attract, map, gem, danger, stranded, romance, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, central america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: crocodile, gangsters, culture clash, kidnapping, adventurer, job seeking, adventure, maori, survival, escapades, rescue, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five disparate kids snowed in at the airport on Christmas Eve learn some lessons about friendship when they launch a bid to get back to their families and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who wants to keep them grounded.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, christmas, disorder, when the parents are away, fish out of water, christmas eve, airport, youth, child as adult, christmas tree, happy ending, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Woman in Red (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a happily married family man, who would never consider an affair, meets a beautiful woman in red, he is totally infatuated and desperate to make her acquaintance. However, as he tries out various schemes to sneak out to meet her, he realizes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, obsession, adultery, love triangle, betrayal, romance, love and romance, farce, goofy hero, red dress, midlife crisis, wooing ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.6
 30K
Bubble Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jimmy is young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy -- ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: niagara falls, goofy hero, youth, obsessive quest, teenage life, self discovery, illness, love and romance, romance, chosen one, wedding, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 5K
Condorman (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, espionage, boat chase, secret agents, mission, adventure, chase, family, heroic mission, adoption, working undercover, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, istanbul turkey, moscow russia, monte carlo, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, eligible bachelor, couple relations, self discovery, unfulfilled love, parents and children, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 4K
Cousins (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, family relations, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Boyfriend School (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. But to do so, she must turn him into an irresistible man. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, unfulfilled love, romance, misfit, hidden identity, couples, fall in love, switching roles, revenge, cartoonist, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruce (Rod Taylor), the owner of a aerospace company, is infatuated with Jennifer (Doris Day) and hires her to be his biographer so that he can be near her and win her affections. Is she actually a Russian spy trying to obtain aerospace secrets?
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, sitcom ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, mistaken identity, romance, nasa, love and romance, fall in love, laboratory, cruise, disorder, secret agents, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, film within a film, romance, love and romance, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%