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Airplane! (1980)
Comedy

Airplane! (1980)

Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, all eyes are on Ted.

Themes:panic,  alcoholism,  guilt,  memory,  dance,  suicide,  love,  surrealism
Mood:slapstick,  parody,  spoof,  satire
Locations:wheelchair,  airport,  nightclub,  beach
Characters:father,  musician,  nurse,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:plane crash,  emergency landing,  castle thunder,  female singer,  automatic pilot,  slapstick comedy,  fish dinner,  woman wearing a negligee,  woman wearing a one piece swimsuit,  woman wearing a red dress,  snorting cocaine,  hit with a guitar,  acoustic guitar,  guitar playing,  sword fighting,  large format camera,  toy airplane,  film camera,  taxi driver,  sword fight,  running on the beach,  inanimate object in cast credits,  reference to anita bryant,  reference to jcpenney,  reference to barbara stanwyck,  flying through a storm,  actor breaking typecast,  guilty feelings,  can of gasoline,  prosthetic hand,  snorting coke,  control center,  facial scratch,  smelling finger,  spinning newspaper,  control tower,  iv line,  lighting a match,  boeing 707,  reference to gerald ford,  air traffic controller,  beating heart,  madcap comedy,  air crew,  tupperware,  sweaty face,  peace corps,  jive,  broadcaster,  perspiration,  aircrew,  dump truck,  inflatable doll,  brownie,  military hospital,  girl scout,  speaking to audience,  bouncing breasts,  gelatin,  implied fellatio,  autopilot,  narcotic,  chart,  nausea,  introduction,  beastiality,  hare krishna,  smoking after sex,  boeing 747,  fear of flying,  prosthetic leg,  trombone,  intravenous,  siamese twins,  braids,  dalmatian,  women fight,  screen,  jazz band,  food poisoning,  cliche,  golden retriever,  runway,  mob of reporters,  cockpit,  female,  sweating,  scientology,  555 phone number,  bedridden,  emergency,  excrement,  airliner,  long brown hair,  vulture,  reference to ronald reagan,  some scenes in black and white,  pigtails,  sick child,  bar brawl,  ford mustang,  self referential,  newscast,  crashing through a window,  sky,  flight attendant,  bestiality,  passenger,  press,  fighter jet,  saxophone,  stretcher,  husband,  native,  paramedic,  sweat,  crash,  x ray,  security,  ponytail,  stewardess,  bicycling,  jukebox,  alarm,  subtitles,  hit in the face,  vomit,  magic trick,  pedophilia,  wife,  surprise after end credits,  playing cards,  pipe smoking,  siren,  pet dog,  jumping through a window,  scene after end credits,  archival footage,  card playing,  aviation,  broken glass,  headphones,  plane,  son,  fan,  breakup,  thunder,  absurd humor,  animal attack,  flatulence,  watching a movie,  patient,  elephant,  hypodermic needle,  catfight,  farce,  spear,  disco,  tv news,  disaster,  newspaper headline,  typewriter,  fireworks,  flower,  exclamation point in title,  hanging,  lightning,  poison,  buxom,  uniform,  stabbed in the back,  microphone,  pilot,  chicago illinois,  bartender,  news report,  bird,  nun,  brunette,  model,  fish,  mother,  little boy,  cocaine,  woman,  basketball,  stabbing,  ambulance,  reporter,  guitar,  revolver,  little girl,  sunglasses,  taxi,  painting,  sword,  camera,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  horse,  fistfight,  rain,  song,  crying,  world war two,  punctuation in title,  panties,  cult film,  knife,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  one word title,  bare breasts,  dog,  flashback,  kiss,  nudity

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Comedy, Sci-fi

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Years have passed since Ted Striker heroically saved many lives by avoiding a plane crash. Working as a test pilot for a new Lunar Shuttle, he gets innocently sent into a mental ward after a crash of the badly constructed, computer-navigated spaceship. When he hears that the exactly same type of shuttle is scheduled for a moon flight soon, he breaks out to hinder the launch. Aboard, Ted finds his ex-ex Elaine Dickinson working as stewardess again and her fiance Simon, a member of the committee that wants the Mayflower I to be launched. In flight, the ship's computer ROK 9000 takes control, killing the crew. Ted and Elaine manage to switch it off, and now it is up to Ted again to save the passengers' lives - if there only wouldn't be these flashbacks to the war and these people who know Ted and have no faith in his abilities at all. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:spoof
Locations:airport
Period:1980s
Story:plane crash,  castle thunder,  control center,  air crew,  cockpit,  long brown hair,  reference to ronald reagan,  self referential,  passenger,  sweat,  crash,  stewardess,  surprise after end credits,  aviation,  plane,  farce,  disaster,  pilot,  nun,  brunette,  airplane,  flashback

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

When his partner is killed by the mysterious and possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark, Steve Zissou and his Team Zissou crew set off for an expedition to hunt down the creature. Along with his estranged wife, a beautiful journalist and a co-pilot who could possibly be Zissou's son, the crew set off for one wild expedition. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:beach
Story:acoustic guitar,  chart,  braids,  ponytail,  bicycling,  alarm,  subtitles,  wife,  playing cards,  pipe smoking,  pet dog,  headphones,  son,  animal attack,  watching a movie,  farce,  uniform,  microphone,  pilot,  fish,  little boy,  stabbing,  reporter,  guitar,  revolver,  painting,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  rain,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  nudity,  flashback

The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:wheelchair,  airport
Characters:musician
Story:slapstick comedy,  bedridden,  press,  x ray,  security,  bicycling,  subtitles,  siren,  flatulence,  farce,  newspaper headline,  poison,  uniform,  microphone,  nun,  ambulance,  reporter,  revolver,  painting,  camera,  punched in the face,  song,  crying,  cult film,  knife,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  dog,  flashback,  kiss

Caddyshack (1980) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Sport

Caddyshack (1980)

Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher. (Read More)

Characters:musician,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:slapstick comedy,  film camera,  bicycling,  playing cards,  thunder,  flatulence,  farce,  lightning,  uniform,  bartender,  little boy,  little girl,  camera,  rain,  crying,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  bare chested male,  one word title,  bare breasts,  kiss,  nudity

Spy Hard (1996)
Action, Comedy

Spy Hard (1996)

General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof. Ukrinsky. Special Agent Dick Steele is assigned to the case, in order to prevent the worst. He teams up with Ukrinsky's daughter Veronique, who happens to be a KGB agent. (Read More)

Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:airport
Story:slapstick comedy,  woman wearing a red dress,  taxi driver,  boeing 747,  newscast,  ponytail,  archival footage,  flatulence,  catfight,  nun,  woman,  sunglasses,  sword,  airplane,  cult film,  photograph,  bare chested male,  kiss,  flashback

Colossal (2016)
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Colossal (2016)

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  alcoholism,  guilt,  surrealism
Locations:airport
Story:magic trick,  jumping through a window,  disaster,  newspaper headline,  fireworks,  lightning,  bartender,  news report,  woman,  ambulance,  taxi,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  fistfight,  photograph,  dancing,  one word title,  kiss,  flashback

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  dance
Locations:nightclub,  beach
Characters:father,  musician
Story:exclamation point in title,  bartender,  fish,  mother,  woman,  guitar,  taxi,  airplane,  song,  crying,  punctuation in title,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  kiss,  flashback,  nudity,  dog

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:panic,  suicide,  surrealism
Story:slapstick comedy,  taxi driver,  cliche,  mob of reporters,  newscast,  vomit,  surprise after end credits,  scene after end credits,  flatulence,  tv news,  uniform,  news report,  reporter,  taxi,  punched in the face,  face slap,  fistfight,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback

The Three Stooges (2012)
Comedy, Family

The Three Stooges (2012)

Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to raise the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show. (Read More)

Mood:slapstick
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:female singer,  slapstick comedy,  facial scratch,  sick child,  hit in the face,  animal attack,  flatulence,  farce,  news report,  nun,  basketball,  ambulance,  revolver,  face slap,  fistfight,  photograph

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Comedy

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Charlie is a Rhode Island state trooper with a multiple personalities. He is otherwise mild-mannered and non confrontational until somebody or something pushes him a little too far. That's when his maniacal alter-ego, Hank, takes over. Charlie is assigned on a routine mission to return alleged fugitive Irene back to upstate New York, but they wind up on the run from corrupt police officers. And their escape would be a lot simpler on everybody involved if Hank didn't keep stepping in at the most inopportune times.... (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:slapstick comedy,  excrement,  ford mustang,  bicycling,  subtitles,  surprise after end credits,  siren,  newspaper headline,  uniform,  microphone,  ambulance,  reporter,  little girl,  airplane,  face slap,  cult film,  photograph,  flashback,  dog

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  suicide,  love,  surrealism
Locations:wheelchair,  beach
Characters:musician
Story:taxi driver,  breakup,  hypodermic needle,  hanging,  microphone,  fish,  basketball,  stabbing,  sunglasses,  taxi,  face slap,  song,  crying,  cult film,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  flashback,  kiss,  dog

My Girl (1991) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  memory,  dance
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:father,  musician,  nurse,  doctor
Story:ponytail,  bicycling,  playing cards,  typewriter,  fireworks,  microphone,  fish,  little boy,  basketball,  little girl,  crying,  panties,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  kiss

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

When 'Walt Disney' (qv)'s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, 'P.L. Travers' (qv)' _Mary Poppins (1964)_ (qv), he made them a promise - one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism
Locations:airport
Characters:musician,  doctor
Story:screen,  bedridden,  airliner,  press,  stewardess,  wife,  pet dog,  fan,  typewriter,  microphone,  bartender,  woman,  reporter,  little girl,  taxi,  horse,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  flashback

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  dance
Locations:beach
Characters:musician
Story:chart,  braids,  vulture,  pigtails,  stretcher,  bicycling,  magic trick,  playing cards,  elephant,  spear,  uniform,  fish,  little boy,  little girl,  sword,  punched in the face,  song,  crying,  world war two,  knife,  singing,  dancing

The Artist (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Artist (2011)

Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down. (Read More)

Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:slapstick comedy,  film camera,  sword fight,  introduction,  fan,  watching a movie,  newspaper headline,  typewriter,  microphone,  bartender,  reporter,  painting,  camera,  airplane,  rain,  crying,  photograph,  dancing,  kiss,  dog

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:madcap comedy,  speaking to audience,  alarm,  subtitles,  pipe smoking,  siren,  watching a movie,  farce,  newspaper headline,  typewriter,  poison,  uniform,  nun,  little boy,  stabbing,  taxi,  painting,  punched in the face,  face slap,  crying,  knife,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  dog,  kiss,  flashback

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Comedy, Crime

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)

A re-run of many of the gags from the original TV series 'Police Squad'. An Airplane type spoof, this time with the an incompetent lieutenant (Drebin) who always 'gets his man'. Visual gags come thick and fast, and it's impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot.. Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player. (Read More)

Mood:slapstick,  parody,  spoof,  satire
Locations:wheelchair,  beach
Period:1980s
Story:slapstick comedy,  implied fellatio,  fireworks,  exclamation point in title,  microphone,  fish,  revolver,  airplane,  fistfight,  punctuation in title,  cult film

Ted (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy

Ted (2012)

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted.

Themes:dance
Mood:slapstick
Locations:nightclub
Period:1980s
Story:slapstick comedy,  excrement,  long brown hair,  thunder,  flatulence,  disco,  lightning,  brunette,  cocaine,  painting,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  one word title,  flashback,  kiss

Sister Act (1992)
Comedy, Crime, Family, Music

Sister Act (1992)

Deloris Wilson, a black woman who has chosen the stage name Deloris Van Cartier, is a Reno lounge singer, she the lead in a girl trio in which she also chooses and arranges the music and choreographs the shows. She is a wisecracking, showy woman who has always loved music. She, however, only has her current job being hired by her married lover, Vince LaRocca, to sing in his casino's lounge. She learns of Vince's true business as a gangster when she walks in on him killing one of his employees who wronged him. As a witness to the murder, Deloris goes on the run to the police, Lt. Eddie Souther who has long been running an operation to get enough evidence to put Vince behind bars, this murder which could be the proverbial nail in Vince's coffin. However, Vince has put a contract out on Deloris' life to prevent her from testifying against him. As such, Eddie has to hide her until the trial, which will be at least two months. Where Eddie chooses is St. Katherine's, a poor Catholic parish and convent in a tough neighborhood in San Francisco. The convent's Mother Superior reluctantly takes Deloris in, that reluctance as Deloris is not anywhere near being close to looking or acting like a typical nun. Furthermore, the Mother Superior does not tell any of the sisters Deloris' true identity or the real reason for her being at St. Katherine's. With the Mother Superior cloistering the sisters behind the convent walls to pray for the salvation mostly of down and out of the neighborhood w… (Read More)

Locations:airport,  nightclub
Story:female singer,  airliner,  jukebox,  siren,  uniform,  microphone,  pilot,  bartender,  news report,  nun,  mother,  little boy,  woman,  reporter,  little girl,  taxi,  painting,  punched in the face,  singing,  photograph,  dancing

Blazing Saddles (1974) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Western

Blazing Saddles (1974)

The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar ('Harvey Korman' (qv)), a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor ('Mel Brooks' (qv)). Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff ('Cleavon Little' (qv)) in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople. (Read More)

Mood:spoof,  satire
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:musician
Story:slapstick comedy,  madcap comedy,  self referential,  playing cards,  absurd humor,  flatulence,  hanging,  bartender,  revolver,  face slap,  fistfight,  song,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  kiss,  flashback

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Mood:parody,  satire
Characters:doctor
Story:taxi driver,  sword fight,  lighting a match,  555 phone number,  self referential,  vomit,  surprise after end credits,  scene after end credits,  flatulence,  stabbed in the back,  bartender,  news report,  woman,  revolver,  sunglasses,  taxi,  sword,  punched in the face,  airplane,  fistfight,  rain,  knife,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  bare breasts,  flashback,  kiss

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." (Read More)

Mood:slapstick,  satire
Characters:musician
Story:acoustic guitar,  screen,  bicycling,  fan,  thunder,  watching a movie,  farce,  hanging,  lightning,  microphone,  little boy,  guitar,  little girl,  fistfight,  crying,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  dog

Porco Rosso (1992)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Porco Rosso (1992)

In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  surrealism
Locations:nightclub,  beach
Story:female singer,  large format camera,  scene after end credits,  aviation,  pilot,  revolver,  little girl,  sunglasses,  punched in the face,  airplane,  fistfight,  singing,  photograph,  flashback

Frankenweenie (2012) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-fi

Frankenweenie (2012)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. (Read More)

Story:screen,  pigtails,  pet dog,  thunder,  watching a movie,  newspaper headline,  lightning,  microphone,  little boy,  ambulance,  little girl,  rain,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  one word title,  dog

Coyote Ugly (2000)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s named Violet Sanford going to NYC to pursue a dream of becoming a songwriter. Violet gets a "day" job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly. Coyote Ugly is the city's newest hot spot where the employees are a team of sexy, resourceful women that provoke the clientele and press with their mischief. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub
Characters:musician
Story:acoustic guitar,  press,  newspaper headline,  bartender,  woman,  guitar,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  bare chested male

Cashback (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cashback (2006)

When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Story:braids,  female,  pigtails,  subtitles,  breakup,  flatulence,  uniform,  bartender,  model,  mother,  little boy,  little girl,  painting,  camera,  crying,  panties,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  one word title,  nudity,  flashback

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  suicide
Locations:nightclub,  beach
Characters:father,  musician,  nurse,  doctor
Story:pigtails,  ponytail,  playing cards,  pet dog,  chicago illinois,  bartender,  mother,  woman,  basketball,  rain,  crying,  panties,  knife,  photograph,  dancing,  flashback,  kiss,  dog

Striptease (1996) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Striptease (1996)

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub,  beach
Story:555 phone number,  husband,  sweat,  fan,  farce,  buxom,  fish,  woman,  revolver,  sunglasses,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  flashback,  nudity,  dog

Maid In Manhattan (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Maid In Manhattan (2002)

Marisa Ventura is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall, a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride between Manhattan and the Bronx. (Read More)

Themes:love
Story:press,  security,  subtitles,  pet dog,  headphones,  newspaper headline,  lightning,  uniform,  microphone,  news report,  mother,  little boy,  woman,  reporter,  sunglasses,  taxi,  camera,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  nudity,  dog

Keeping Mum (2005)
Comedy, Crime

Keeping Mum (2005)

Walter Goodfellow, the vicar for the small English country parish of Little Wallop, has allowed his marriage to Gloria go stale, and he is so detached from his family that he has not taken notice that his 17-year-old daughter Holly is going through a succession of relationships with unsuitable boyfriends, and his son Petey fears going to school owing to being bullied. Out of desperation for affection, Gloria begins to fall for the advances of Lance, an American golf pro who is giving her "private" lessons. The problems upsetting the family start to fade away after Grace Hawkins, the new housekeeper, arrives and starts tending to matters as an older, and rather darkly mysterious version of Mary Poppins. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  memory
Story:braids,  passenger,  ponytail,  bicycling,  pet dog,  son,  thunder,  lightning,  uniform,  microphone,  little boy,  little girl,  taxi,  rain,  crying,  photograph,  bare breasts,  kiss,  nudity,  dog

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:satire
Locations:nightclub
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:taxi driver,  son,  farce,  fireworks,  exclamation point in title,  mother,  woman,  ambulance,  taxi,  song,  crying,  punctuation in title,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  flashback

The Terminal (2004) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Terminal (2004)

Victor Novarski reaches JFK airport from a politically unstable country. Due to collapse of his government, his papers are no longer valid in the airport, and hence he is forced to stay in the airport till the war cools down. He makes the airport his home and develops a friendship with the people who work there until he can leave. (Read More)

Locations:airport
Characters:musician
Story:flight attendant,  passenger,  saxophone,  x ray,  card playing,  tv news,  news report,  woman,  taxi,  painting,  airplane,  panties,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  kiss

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)
Comedy, Drama

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)

Born Christmas Day 1960, Zac Beaulieu is the fourth of five sons of Gervais and Laurianne Beaulieu. Zac feels somewhat disconnected to his brothers, all of whom are different from each other. They include the bookworm Christian who is the eldest, the dumb jock Antoine who is third, and the youngest Yvan. But Zac has the most contempt for his second eldest brother, the shiftless druggie Raymond. To his devout Catholic mother, Zac is her miracle son, both for being born the same day as Jesus Christ (a fact which Zac has always hated), and because a Tupperware-selling mystic once told her that he has the power to heal. Laurianne has always coddled Zac, the two who have a special if unspoken bond. But Zac wants more to please his father, who wants more than anything in his sons that they grow up to be man's men and not sissies. As Zac goes through his mid-teens to early twenties, Zac isn't sure if he can live up to the ideals of either his mother or especially his father. A young man with stress-induced asthma, Zac just wants to be what he considers normal, which includes getting rid of his asthma. But more importantly, he wants to get rid of the underlying thoughts that he has and which most going through puberty have, but that for him are becoming more prevalent as he grows older. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub,  beach
Characters:father,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:tupperware,  son,  flatulence,  hypodermic needle,  disco,  lightning,  microphone,  mother,  little boy,  ambulance,  sunglasses,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  rain,  song,  crying,  punctuation in title,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  flashback,  kiss

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Adam ('Tom Hiddleston' (qv)), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries ('Tilda Swinton' (qv)) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by his wild and uncontrollable little sister ('Mia Wasikowska' (qv)). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  suicide,  love
Characters:musician,  doctor
Story:guitar playing,  saxophone,  microphone,  guitar,  sunglasses,  taxi,  airplane,  face slap,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  kiss,  nudity

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He's destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents' murder... Duels, wit and a touch of zen! Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  dance,  suicide
Locations:beach
Story:sword fighting,  sword fight,  lightning,  stabbed in the back,  little boy,  stabbing,  revolver,  sword,  punched in the face,  rain,  cult film,  dancing,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback

Wayne's World 2 (1993) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Music

Wayne's World 2 (1993)

Wayne is back, this time trying to organize a rock festival with help from friend Garth and the spirit of Jim Morrison (Doors). Meanwhile, his girlfriend's manager is busy trying to woo her away from Wayne and move her to LA. Life gets interesting when Wayne must rush from the concert to try and stop the wedding. Aerosmith are featured at the concert. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:spoof
Story:sword fight,  self referential,  broken glass,  breakup,  ambulance,  guitar,  sunglasses,  sword,  punched in the face,  rain,  punctuation in title,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:slapstick,  spoof
Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician
Story:slapstick comedy,  siamese twins,  jazz band,  absurd humor,  flatulence,  farce,  fireworks,  little boy,  little girl,  punched in the face,  face slap,  fistfight,  crying,  panties,  cult film,  knife,  dancing,  bare chested male,  flashback,  nudity

Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Action, Comedy, Sport, Family

Shaolin Soccer (2001)

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Themes:dance,  suicide,  love
Mood:spoof
Locations:nightclub
Story:slapstick comedy,  mob of reporters,  newspaper headline,  reporter,  guitar,  sunglasses,  sword,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  song,  crying,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  nudity,  flashback

An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Comedy, Horror

An American Werewolf In London (1981)

Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and the local townspeople are unwilling to acknowledge its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on four feet at first but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he commit suicide to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural deaths. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:satire
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:taxi driver,  555 phone number,  crashing through a window,  jukebox,  siren,  animal attack,  elephant,  newspaper headline,  lightning,  news report,  little boy,  ambulance,  taxi,  cult film,  knife,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  nudity,  dog

Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  memory,  dance,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:satire
Locations:beach
Story:stretcher,  vomit,  hypodermic needle,  tv news,  disaster,  fireworks,  lightning,  buxom,  news report,  ambulance,  guitar,  revolver,  sunglasses,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  rain,  song,  cult film,  knife,  singing,  dancing,  bare chested male,  kiss,  dog,  flashback

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  memory,  dance
Locations:nightclub
Story:peace corps,  card playing,  broken glass,  tv news,  lightning,  woman,  basketball,  sunglasses,  taxi,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  fistfight,  rain,  song,  cult film,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  dog,  kiss

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)

The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  nightclub,  beach
Story:bedridden,  airliner,  sick child,  stretcher,  paramedic,  siren,  pet dog,  headphones,  ambulance,  little girl,  crying,  panties,  photograph,  dancing

Duck Soup (1933)
Comedy, Musical, War

Duck Soup (1933)

The country of Freedonia is in the middle of a financial crisis and on the brink of revolution. In order to gain a bail-out from the wealthy Mrs Teasdale, the government appoints Rufus T Firefly as its president. However, Mr Firefly shuns the pomp and pretentiousness of government; along with the prudence and rationality of it too. Meanwhile, the neighbouring country of Sylvania is plotting to overthrow Freedonia and sends Pinky and Chicolini to spy on Firefly. War seems inevitable. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Mood:satire
Story:slapstick comedy,  madcap comedy,  siren,  absurd humor,  elephant,  farce,  newspaper headline,  uniform,  sword,  face slap,  horse,  song,  cult film,  singing,  dancing

Meet The Fockers (2004) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Romance

Meet The Fockers (2004)

Having given permission to male nurse Greg Focker to marry his daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Miami to Greg's parents, who this time around are Mr. and Mrs. Focker, who are as different from them as can be. As asked in the first movie, what sort of people name their son Gaylord M. Focker? (Read More)

Locations:airport
Characters:nurse
Story:slapstick comedy,  security,  wife,  siren,  pet dog,  son,  hypodermic needle,  farce,  chicago illinois,  airplane,  dancing,  dog,  nudity

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Action

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  alcoholism,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair,  airport
Characters:father
Story:slapstick comedy,  magic trick,  jumping through a window,  newspaper headline,  bartender,  news report,  nun,  fish,  ambulance,  revolver,  sunglasses,  taxi,  punched in the face,  airplane,  fistfight,  knife,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  flashback,  nudity,  dog

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  guilt
Characters:doctor
Story:hit with a guitar,  cliche,  scene after end credits,  animal attack,  stabbed in the back,  brunette,  ambulance,  guitar,  revolver,  punched in the face,  horse,  rain,  panties,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  dog

As Good As It Gets (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

As Good As It Gets (1997)

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:bedridden,  pet dog,  son,  bartender,  little boy,  woman,  painting,  punched in the face,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  bare breasts,  dog,  kiss,  nudity

Isle Of Dogs (2018) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Isle Of Dogs (2018)

In a futuristic Japan, an outbreak of canine influenza spreads throughout the (fictitious) city of Megasaki with the risk of becoming contagious to humans. The city's authoritarian mayor, Kenji Kobayashi, ratifies an official decree banishing all dogs to Trash Island, which is immediately approved despite the insistence of Professor Watanabe, the mayor's political opponent who states he is close to creating a cure for the dog flu. The first canine deported from the city is a white and black-spotted dog named Spots Kobayashi, who served as the bodyguard dog of 12-year-old orphan Atari Kobayashi, the mayor's distant nephew and ward.

Six months later, Atari hijacks a plane and flies it to Trash Island (now nicknamed "Isle of Dogs") to search for Spots. After crash-landing, Atari is rescued by a dog pack led by an all-black canine named Chief, a lifelong stray. With their help Atari first finds a locked cage that presumably contains Spots' skeleton, but learns that it is not him. They then fend off a rescue team sent by Mayor Kobayashi to retrieve Atari. Atari decides to continue his search for Spots, and the pack decides to help him, but Chief declines because of his refusal to have a human "master". He is then convinced by Nutmeg, a female ex-show dog, to help the boy out of obligation. The pack seeks advice from sage-like dogs Jupiter and Oracle, who surmise that Spots might be held captive by an isolated tribe of dogs rumored to be cannibals.

Meanwhile, Watanabe finally…
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Themes:suicide
Locations:airport
Story:runway,  female,  emergency,  crash,  siren,  headphones,  plane,  tv news,  newspaper headline,  hanging,  lightning,  poison,  pilot,  fish,  sunglasses,  sword,  camera,  airplane,  rain,  crying,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  dog,  flashback

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  memory,  surrealism
Locations:airport,  beach
Characters:father
Story:slapstick comedy,  taxi driver,  fan,  flatulence,  farce,  lightning,  fish,  woman,  taxi,  camera,  airplane,  rain,  crying,  photograph,  dancing,  flashback

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