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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,  plane,  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,  pilot,  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,  flying through a storm,  reference to barbara stanwyck,  actor breaking typecast,  guilty feelings,  can of gasoline,  snorting coke,  prosthetic hand,  smelling finger,  control center,  facial scratch,  spinning newspaper,  control tower,  lighting a match,  iv line,  reference to gerald ford,  boeing 707,  air traffic controller,  beating heart,  madcap comedy,  tupperware,  air crew,  peace corps,  sweaty face,  jive,  broadcaster,  perspiration,  aircrew,  dump truck,  inflatable doll,  brownie,  girl scout,  military hospital,  speaking to audience,  bouncing breasts,  gelatin,  implied fellatio,  autopilot,  chart,  narcotic,  nausea,  introduction,  beastiality,  smoking after sex,  hare krishna,  boeing 747,  fear of flying,  prosthetic leg,  intravenous,  trombone,  siamese twins,  dalmatian,  braids,  women fight,  screen,  jazz band,  food poisoning,  cliche,  runway,  golden retriever,  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,  sick child,  pigtails,  bar brawl,  ford mustang,  self referential,  newscast,  crashing through a window,  sky,  flight attendant,  bestiality,  passenger,  press,  fighter jet,  saxophone,  stretcher,  husband,  native,  sweat,  paramedic,  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,  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,  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,  nudity,  kiss

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,  flashback,  dog,  kiss

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

Spy Hard (1996) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
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

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Ghostbusters (2016)
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

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:emergency,  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

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

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The Three Stooges (2012) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
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

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

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. This is why Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (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

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Caddyshack (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

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,  mother,  little boy,  basketball,  little girl,  crying,  panties,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  kiss

Wayne's World 2 (1993)
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

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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)

Themes:love
Locations:nightclub,  beach
Characters:father,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:son,  tupperware,  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,  kiss,  flashback

Hot Shots! (1991)
Action, Comedy

Hot Shots! (1991)

Topper Harley, a top gun fighter pilot, is recalled to serve on the SS Essess. Topper's mission is to destroy Saddam Hussein's nuclear plants. Unfortunately, Topper is psychologically imbalanced and is sure to crack under pressure. This is why Hot Shots! (1991) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (Read More)

Mood:parody,  spoof
Story:slapstick comedy,  pilot,  fighter jet,  native,  aviation,  plane,  woman,  horse,  punctuation in title,  cult film

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:husband,  555 phone number,  sweat,  fan,  farce,  buxom,  fish,  woman,  revolver,  sunglasses,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  nudity,  flashback,  dog

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Meet The Fockers (2004)
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

Frankenweenie (2012)
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)

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

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

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Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (Read More)

Locations:airport,  beach
Story:plane crash,  cockpit,  plane,  animal attack,  stabbed in the back,  pilot,  news report,  woman,  ambulance,  revolver,  sunglasses,  punched in the face,  airplane,  fistfight,  knife,  photograph,  bare chested male,  kiss

Uptown Girls (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child.

Locations:nightclub
Characters:father,  musician
Story:plane crash,  crash,  plane,  catfight,  farce,  mother,  woman,  guitar,  face slap,  panties,  flashback

Superhero Movie (2008)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Superhero Movie (2008)

Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:wheelchair
Story:slapstick comedy,  beastiality,  excrement,  bestiality,  absurd humor,  flatulence,  catfight,  newspaper headline,  bird,  bare chested male,  flashback

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Paris, Je T'aime (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)

Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  memory,  love
Characters:father
Story:introduction,  emergency,  husband,  stewardess,  wife,  son,  watching a movie,  fireworks,  bartender,  mother,  woman,  stabbing,  ambulance,  guitar,  taxi,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  horse,  crying,  cult film,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  flashback,  dog

Keeping Mum (2005) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
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,  husband,  ponytail,  bicycling,  pet dog,  son,  thunder,  lightning,  uniform,  microphone,  mother,  little boy,  little girl,  taxi,  rain,  crying,  photograph,  bare breasts,  nudity,  dog,  kiss

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries. This is why The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  dance,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:satire
Story:taxi driver,  mob of reporters,  some scenes in black and white,  typewriter,  model,  ambulance,  reporter,  punched in the face,  face slap,  song,  crying,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  kiss,  flashback

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Pretty In Pink (1986)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?

Themes:dance
Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician
Period:1980s
Story:bicycling,  alarm,  playing cards,  pet dog,  microphone,  fistfight,  crying,  panties,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  kiss

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

Kung Fu (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,  husband,  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,  nudity,  flashback

Mamma Mia! (2008) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
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,  love
Locations:nightclub,  beach
Characters:father,  musician
Story:mother,  sky,  exclamation point in title,  bartender,  fish,  woman,  guitar,  taxi,  airplane,  song,  crying,  punctuation in title,  cult film,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  dog,  flashback,  kiss,  nudity

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Characters:father,  nurse
Story:dalmatian,  playing cards,  siren,  pet dog,  bird,  mother,  ambulance,  little girl,  taxi,  camera,  panties,  knife,  photograph,  dog,  flashback

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. This is why Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (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

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

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Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:guilt,  dance,  love
Characters:musician
Story:guitar playing,  flying through a storm,  stewardess,  lightning,  microphone,  guitar,  camera,  airplane,  fistfight,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  kiss

Half Baked (1998)
Comedy, Crime

Half Baked (1998)

After Kenny accidentaly kills a cop's diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the group must bail Kenny out before Nasty Nate gets to him. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab. They become pals with rap star Sir Smoke-A-Lot and the rivals of dealer Samson Simpson. On the side, Thurgood seeks the love of Mary Jane, an anti-pot daughter of a dealer. What follows is typical pothead behaviour with a ton of cameos. Look carefully. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub
Period:1980s
Story:hit with a guitar,  alarm,  scene after end credits,  fish,  cocaine,  taxi,  sword,  camera,  punched in the face,  horse,  cult film,  photograph,  dancing,  dog,  flashback

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:nightclub
Story:taxi driver,  sword fight,  fan,  spear,  nun,  model,  woman,  guitar,  taxi,  sword,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  fistfight,  knife,  singing,  dog

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The Interview (2014)
Comedy

The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. This is why The Interview (2014) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (Read More)

Locations:airport
Story:boeing 747,  mob of reporters,  self referential,  newscast,  fan,  animal attack,  lightning,  poison,  news report,  basketball,  guitar,  taxi,  airplane,  face slap,  fistfight,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  dog

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair,  airport
Characters:father
Story:slapstick comedy,  woman,  crash,  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,  nudity,  flashback,  dog

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:satire
Locations:wheelchair
Story:slapstick comedy,  wife,  surprise after end credits,  jumping through a window,  scene after end credits,  elephant,  hypodermic needle,  farce,  fireworks,  poison,  news report,  fish,  sunglasses,  camera,  punched in the face,  airplane,  fistfight,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  bare breasts,  dog,  flashback

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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:mother,  taxi driver,  husband,  son,  farce,  fireworks,  exclamation point in title,  woman,  ambulance,  taxi,  song,  crying,  punctuation in title,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  flashback

Leatherheads (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Leatherheads (2008)

A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for her fickle affections. As the new game of pro-football becomes less like the freewheeling sport he knew and loved, Dodge must both fight to keep his guys together and to get the girl of his dreams. Finding that love and football have a surprisingly similar playbook, however, he has one maneuver he will save just for the fourth quarter... (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:nightclub
Story:female singer,  large format camera,  film camera,  son,  newspaper headline,  typewriter,  microphone,  chicago illinois,  reporter,  camera,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  rain,  song,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  one word title,  kiss,  flashback

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Music

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

The up-and-down-and-up-again story of musician Dewey Cox, whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 36 kids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to - and then kicks - every drug known to man; but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman - longtime backup singer Darlene. This is why Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  love
Mood:spoof,  satire
Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician
Period:1980s
Story:vomit,  surprise after end credits,  cocaine,  woman,  guitar,  face slap,  horse

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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,  female,  fan,  flatulence,  farce,  lightning,  fish,  mother,  woman,  taxi,  camera,  airplane,  rain,  crying,  photograph,  dancing,  flashback

Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Story:slapstick comedy,  sword fight,  food poisoning,  wife,  jumping through a window,  flatulence,  revolver,  painting,  sword,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  horse,  fistfight,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  one word title,  dog,  flashback,  kiss

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Comedy, Crime

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

Oscar night. Who will win? Who will lose? And will someone please kick that numbskull off stage? Wait! That's no ordinary numbskull. That's Lt. Frank Drebin, crashing the ceremonies to stop a terrorist plot that could mean curtains for him -- or will a simple window shade be enough?

Mood:slapstick,  parody,  spoof
Characters:nurse
Story:slapstick comedy,  taxi driver,  wife,  absurd humor,  farce,  buxom,  revolver,  taxi,  face slap,  fistfight,  cult film,  photograph,  flashback

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I Heart Huckabees (2004) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

Determined to solve the coincidence of seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times in a day, Albert hires a pair of existentialist detectives, who insist on spying on his everyday life while sharing their views on life and the nature of the universe.

Themes:surrealism
Story:paramedic,  bicycling,  hit in the face,  jumping through a window,  headphones,  breakup,  model,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  cult film,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  flashback

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the "Wilderness Girls" cookie drive. This is why Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:beach
Story:slapstick comedy,  cocaine,  ambulance,  revolver,  taxi,  punched in the face,  face slap,  cult film,  photograph,  bare chested male,  dog,  flashback

Southland Tales (2006)
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:disaster,  stretcher,  vomit,  hypodermic needle,  tv news,  fireworks,  lightning,  buxom,  news report,  ambulance,  guitar,  revolver,  sunglasses,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  rain,  song,  cult film,  knife,  singing,  dancing,  bare chested male,  dog,  kiss,  flashback

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Taking Woodstock (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Characters:musician
Story:stretcher,  pipe smoking,  tv news,  newspaper headline,  microphone,  news report,  nun,  guitar,  painting,  horse,  rain,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  kiss,  dog

La Science Des Reves (2006) is one of the best movies like Airplane! (1980)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... (Read More)

Themes:memory,  suicide,  love,  surrealism
Characters:father,  musician
Story:acoustic guitar,  magic trick,  flatulence,  disaster,  typewriter,  mother,  guitar,  taxi,  painting,  horse,  song,  panties,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  flashback,  kiss

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,  security,  fireworks,  exclamation point in title,  microphone,  fish,  revolver,  airplane,  fistfight,  punctuation in title,  cult film

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