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Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Ghostbusters (1984)

Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon work at the University where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many unethical experiments on the students. As they are kicked out of the University do they really understand their knowledge of the paranormal and go into business for themselves. Under the new snazzy business name of 'Ghostbusters', and living in the old firehouse building they work out of, they are called to rid New York City of paranormal phenomenon at everyone's whim.... for a price. They make national press as the media thinks and pressures everybody the Ghostbusters are the cause of it all. Thrown in jail by the EPA, the mayor takes a chance and calls on them to help save the city. Unbeknownst to all, a long dead Gozer worshiper (Evo Shandor) erected downtown apartment building is the cause of all the paranormal activity. They find out the building could resurrect the ancient Hittite god, Gozer, and bring an end to all of humanity. Who are you gonna call to stop this terrible world-ending menace? (Read More)

Themes:devil,  apocalypse,  evil,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:apartment,  rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:mayor,  secretary,  professor
Period:1980s
Story:university,  ghostbusters,  firehouse,  green slime,  downtown,  camera shot from inside refrigerator,  paranormal investigation team,  paranormal expert,  paranormal phenomenon,  paranormal investigation,  giant monster,  city mayor,  evil god,  demonic possession,  evil spirit,  montage with pop song,  good versus evil,  ghost hunting equipment,  sex with ghost,  female ghost,  cult film,  picture on time magazine,  environmental protection agency,  character appears on magazine cover,  character appears on front page of a newspaper,  inanimate object comes to life,  reference to world war one,  belief in ghosts,  disaster in new york,  proton pack,  gate keeper,  statue comes to life,  supernatural being,  art deco,  lovecraftian,  part stop motion,  deadpan comedy,  ghostbuster,  castle thunder,  marshmallow,  reference to the book of revelation,  character appears on tv,  tights,  famous song,  twin towers,  symphony,  surprise during end credits,  remade,  ray gun,  exterminator,  glowing eyes,  trio,  budweiser,  famous line,  cellist,  ballroom,  slime,  famous score,  teamwork,  hearse,  electric shock,  chandelier,  cello,  cheering crowd,  receptionist,  coca cola,  unlikely hero,  brooklyn bridge,  central park manhattan new york city,  world domination,  tv commercial,  skyscraper,  megalomaniac,  legs,  librarian,  written by cast member,  boredom,  accountant,  irreverence,  refrigerator,  wisecrack humor,  sexy woman,  capture,  bible quote,  song in title,  misunderstanding,  research,  stop motion animation,  rampage,  mythology,  laser,  giant,  blockbuster,  paranormal,  jail cell,  group of friends,  destiny,  nerd,  experiment,  first part,  haunting,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  possession,  mission,  pop music,  library,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  cult,  montage,  ghost,  scientist,  manhattan new york city,  supernatural power,  demon,  college,  urban setting,  rock music,  taxi,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  two word title

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:apocalypse,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  hotel
Characters:mayor,  secretary,  professor
Story:paranormal investigation team,  paranormal expert,  paranormal phenomenon,  paranormal investigation,  giant monster,  evil spirit,  good versus evil,  ghost hunting equipment,  character appears on front page of a newspaper,  inanimate object comes to life,  belief in ghosts,  disaster in new york,  proton pack,  ghostbusters,  lovecraftian,  ghostbuster,  character appears on tv,  surprise during end credits,  glowing eyes,  slime,  teamwork,  hearse,  cheering crowd,  receptionist,  unlikely hero,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  misunderstanding,  rampage,  laser,  giant,  paranormal,  group of friends,  haunting,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  possession,  library,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  montage,  scientist,  manhattan new york city,  supernatural power,  college,  rock music,  taxi,  battle,  slow motion scene,  ghost,  new york city,  title spoken by character

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The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:evil,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:professor
Story:evil god,  demonic possession,  destiny,  good versus evil,  lovecraftian,  unlikely hero,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  capture,  rampage,  product placement,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  scientist,  supernatural power,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  ghost

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:apocalypse,  evil,  friendship,  surrealism
Story:giant monster,  montage with pop song,  good versus evil,  surprise during end credits,  glowing eyes,  teamwork,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  rampage,  giant,  group of friends,  destiny,  nerd,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  mission,  no opening credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  title spoken by character

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  evil,  surrealism
Characters:professor
Period:1980s
Story:good versus evil,  disaster in new york,  famous score,  brooklyn bridge,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  rampage,  laser,  giant,  blockbuster,  product placement,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  cult,  scientist,  supernatural power,  taxi,  battle,  slow motion scene,  new york city

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Astro Boy (2009)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. This is why Astro Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Locations:rooftop
Characters:professor
Story:giant monster,  good versus evil,  unlikely hero,  skyscraper,  capture,  rampage,  laser,  giant,  destiny,  no opening credits,  montage,  scientist,  supernatural power,  taxi,  battle,  title spoken by character,  two word title

Thor (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Locations:rooftop
Characters:professor
Story:scientist,  giant monster,  good versus evil,  cult film,  gate keeper,  budweiser,  mythology,  giant,  blockbuster,  first part,  product placement,  library,  no opening credits,  battle,  slow motion scene,  title spoken by character

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Story:good versus evil,  disaster in new york,  teamwork,  brooklyn bridge,  world domination,  skyscraper,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  laser,  giant,  blockbuster,  mission,  no opening credits,  montage,  scientist,  urban setting,  taxi,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  new york city

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Nochnoy Dozor (2004) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  elevator
Story:good versus evil,  battle,  cult film,  inanimate object comes to life,  surprise during end credits,  glowing eyes,  destiny,  first part,  scene during end credits,  mission,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  urban setting,  slow motion scene,  title spoken by character,  two word title

Doctor Strange (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  surrealism
Locations:apartment
Story:evil god,  good versus evil,  inanimate object comes to life,  lovecraftian,  surprise during end credits,  brooklyn bridge,  world domination,  skyscraper,  megalomaniac,  librarian,  wisecrack humor,  blockbuster,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  library,  no opening credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  demon,  battle,  slow motion scene,  ghost,  new york city,  title spoken by character

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. This is why Gods Of Egypt (2016) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  evil,  surrealism
Locations:elevator
Story:giant monster,  good versus evil,  glowing eyes,  cheering crowd,  unlikely hero,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  mythology,  giant,  destiny,  mission,  library,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  demon,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy

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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Themes:devil,  evil,  surrealism,  friendship
Characters:mayor
Story:demonic possession,  good versus evil,  glowing eyes,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  destiny,  possession,  library,  no opening credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  demon,  college,  battle,  black comedy,  two word title

Cloverfield (2008) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  rooftop
Story:giant monster,  cult film,  disaster in new york,  lovecraftian,  chandelier,  central park manhattan new york city,  brooklyn bridge,  skyscraper,  capture,  rampage,  group of friends,  product placement,  no opening credits,  cult,  manhattan new york city,  new york city

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:evil,  surrealism,  friendship
Story:giant monster,  demonic possession,  good versus evil,  inanimate object comes to life,  glowing eyes,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  capture,  giant,  blockbuster,  jail cell,  library,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  demon,  battle,  slow motion scene,  ghost

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Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  surrealism
Locations:apartment
Story:demonic possession,  evil spirit,  good versus evil,  cheering crowd,  unlikely hero,  refrigerator,  wisecrack humor,  paranormal,  product placement,  no opening credits,  cult,  montage,  supernatural power,  demon,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  ghost,  title spoken by character,  two word title

Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. This is why Fallen (1998) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  devil,  apocalypse,  surrealism
Locations:apartment
Characters:professor
Story:demonic possession,  evil spirit,  good versus evil,  cult film,  budweiser,  brooklyn bridge,  rampage,  jail cell,  product placement,  possession,  supernatural power,  demon,  urban setting,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  new york city,  title spoken by character

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To make matters worse, with the suitcase in the wrong hands, several creatures manage to escape to unknown directions. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target both Tina and Newt amid panic caused by an invisible, devastating and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc in New York's 5th Avenue. Is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions and ultimately, what will happen to the remaining magical creatures still loose in the streets? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism,  friendship
Locations:apartment
Story:evil spirit,  good versus evil,  glowing eyes,  famous score,  chandelier,  unlikely hero,  brooklyn bridge,  central park manhattan new york city,  skyscraper,  megalomaniac,  rampage,  blockbuster,  mission,  no opening credits,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  supernatural power,  urban setting,  battle,  slow motion scene,  new york city,  title spoken by character

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Locations:elevator
Characters:secretary
Story:good versus evil,  surprise during end credits,  chandelier,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  accountant,  rampage,  laser,  blockbuster,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  possession,  mission,  no opening credits,  montage,  scientist,  battle,  slow motion scene

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

When his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon's son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon's son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods. Meanwhile the teenager, Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised in his teacher. His physically handicapped best friend Grover reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher Mr Brunner gives him a pen telling him that it is a powerful weapon. They go to Percy's house and together with his mother Sally they drive to the Camp Half-Blood. However Sally is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. In the camp, Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth; when they are attacked by Hades who wants the lighting bolt for himself, Percy discovers that his mother is in the Underworld with Hades. Percy decides to travel on a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother. Grover and Annabeth join him and Luke gives a powerful shield of his own to protect Percy. Will they be able to succeed? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  elevator,  hotel
Story:good versus evil,  surprise during end credits,  glowing eyes,  chandelier,  brooklyn bridge,  world domination,  mythology,  giant,  first part,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  supernatural power,  demon,  slow motion scene,  new york city

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  elevator
Story:demonic possession,  good versus evil,  cult film,  inanimate object comes to life,  unlikely hero,  brooklyn bridge,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  nerd,  product placement,  possession,  mission,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  supernatural power,  demon,  taxi,  battle,  new york city

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Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. This is why Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop
Characters:secretary,  professor
Story:good versus evil,  cult film,  glowing eyes,  wisecrack humor,  rampage,  destiny,  product placement,  library,  supernatural power,  taxi,  slow motion scene,  black comedy

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Themes:apocalypse
Locations:elevator
Characters:professor
Story:good versus evil,  glowing eyes,  ballroom,  teamwork,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  rampage,  laser,  giant,  blockbuster,  jail cell,  scene during end credits,  mission,  no opening credits,  montage,  scientist,  supernatural power,  battle,  slow motion scene,  new york city

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  apocalypse,  evil,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  apartment
Story:demonic possession,  good versus evil,  cult film,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  bible quote,  first part,  possession,  mission,  supernatural power,  demon,  black comedy,  title spoken by character

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Howard The Duck (1986)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Howard The Duck (1986)

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam... (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  evil
Locations:apartment
Period:1980s
Story:laser,  experiment,  cult film,  lovecraftian,  unlikely hero,  world domination,  possession,  scientist,  rock music

Godzilla (1998) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Godzilla (1998)

Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? (Read More)

Characters:mayor
Story:giant monster,  disaster in new york,  brooklyn bridge,  central park manhattan new york city,  rampage,  giant,  blockbuster,  scientist,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  new york city,  title spoken by character

Fantastic Four (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Fantastic Four (2015)

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. This is why Fantastic Four (2015) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism,  friendship
Characters:professor
Story:good versus evil,  lovecraftian,  glowing eyes,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  capture,  research,  giant,  nerd,  experiment,  library,  no opening credits,  montage,  scientist,  supernatural power,  battle,  new york city,  two word title

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Evil Dead II (1987)
Comedy, Horror

Evil Dead II (1987)

Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  surrealism
Characters:professor
Period:1980s
Story:demonic possession,  evil spirit,  good versus evil,  demon,  cult film,  part stop motion,  haunting,  possession,  battle,  black comedy,  ghost

Dr. No (1962)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Dr. No (1962)

James Bond (007) is Britain's top agent and is on an exciting mission, to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. The task sends him to Jamaica, where he joins forces with Quarrel and a loyal CIA agent, Felix Leiter. While dodging tarantulas, "fire breathing dragons" and a trio of assassins, known as the three blind mice. Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:secretary,  professor
Story:scientist,  world domination,  mission,  good versus evil,  cult film,  trio,  famous line,  hearse,  megalomaniac,  blockbuster,  first part,  title spoken by character,  two word title

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  hotel
Story:demonic possession,  good versus evil,  brooklyn bridge,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  refrigerator,  library,  supernatural power,  demon,  battle,  slow motion scene,  new york city

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Clash Of The Titans (1981)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Clash Of The Titans (1981)

Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:giant monster,  cult film,  part stop motion,  remade,  famous line,  unlikely hero,  stop motion animation,  mythology,  giant,  mission,  cult,  battle

Hellboy (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy (2004)

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil. This is why Hellboy (2004) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  apocalypse
Characters:professor
Story:paranormal investigation,  good versus evil,  demon,  megalomaniac,  research,  paranormal,  destiny,  first part,  no opening credits,  battle,  black comedy,  new york city,  title spoken by character

Seventh Son (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seventh Son (2014)

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county? (Read More)

Themes:evil,  surrealism
Story:giant monster,  demonic possession,  good versus evil,  world domination,  wisecrack humor,  giant,  destiny,  possession,  no opening credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  demon,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  ghost,  title spoken by character

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:giant monster,  evil god,  good versus evil,  surprise during end credits,  teamwork,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  rampage,  laser,  giant,  blockbuster,  jail cell,  scene during end credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy

Superman (1978)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Superman (1978)

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Clark discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor, while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Read More)

Themes:evil
Locations:rooftop
Story:good versus evil,  scientist,  character appears on front page of a newspaper,  tights,  famous score,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  blockbuster,  nerd,  first part,  product placement,  mission,  library,  man with glasses,  manhattan new york city,  urban setting,  new york city,  title spoken by character

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:evil,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Story:mission,  giant monster,  glowing eyes,  teamwork,  unlikely hero,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  rampage,  blockbuster,  jail cell,  scene during end credits,  possession,  no opening credits,  montage,  scientist,  supernatural power,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  title spoken by character,  two word title

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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. This is why What Lies Beneath (2000) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:professor
Story:cellist,  cello,  research,  blockbuster,  haunting,  university,  possession,  scientist,  supernatural power,  college,  ghost

Hollow Man (2000) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:evil,  surrealism
Locations:elevator
Story:experiment,  cult film,  electric shock,  research,  rampage,  first part,  man with glasses,  scientist,  supernatural power,  black comedy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:evil,  surrealism
Story:good versus evil,  surprise during end credits,  glowing eyes,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  scene during end credits,  mission,  no opening credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse
Characters:professor
Story:good versus evil,  budweiser,  unlikely hero,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  blockbuster,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  mission,  library,  no opening credits,  college,  battle,  slow motion scene

Pixels (2015)
Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Pixels (2015)

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:apartment
Period:1980s
Story:good versus evil,  inanimate object comes to life,  disaster in new york,  ray gun,  ballroom,  unlikely hero,  misunderstanding,  rampage,  nerd,  product placement,  mission,  man with glasses,  montage,  scientist,  battle,  slow motion scene,  new york city,  title spoken by character

Scary Movie 2 (2001) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Comedy

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

A group of teens including Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks are invited to spend a night in Hell House. Professor Oldman has convinced them it is for a school project, but the night won't go past quietly. Master Kane is long dead, but still plans on enjoying himself, especially with Alex Monday. When things really start getting bad, the gang must work together to find a way to capture this ghostly menace. This is why Scary Movie 2 (2001) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Characters:professor
Story:sex with ghost,  cult film,  capture,  research,  possession,  scientist,  supernatural power,  demon,  college,  ghost

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:friendship,  surrealism
Story:demonic possession,  good versus evil,  glowing eyes,  wisecrack humor,  mythology,  giant,  blockbuster,  jail cell,  montage,  supernatural power,  demon,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  title spoken by character

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:secretary
Story:experiment,  good versus evil,  scientist,  brooklyn bridge,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  sexy woman,  capture,  research,  laser,  jail cell,  first part,  mission,  no opening credits,  montage,  taxi,  battle,  slow motion scene,  new york city

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)

Wayne Szalinski is your average "nutty scientist", working on a top secret machine that shrinks objects. When it unexpectedly starts working, he's so amazed he forgets to tell his family to be careful. And when they wander into his lab...

Themes:surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:scientist,  cult film,  stop motion animation,  laser,  giant,  blockbuster,  experiment,  man with glasses,  title spoken by character

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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism,  friendship
Period:1980s
Story:good versus evil,  surprise during end credits,  megalomaniac,  wisecrack humor,  laser,  giant,  blockbuster,  experiment,  first part,  scene during end credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  battle,  slow motion scene,  title spoken by character

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. This is why This Is The End (2013) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984). (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  friendship
Story:giant monster,  demonic possession,  giant,  library,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  montage,  demon,  slow motion scene,  black comedy

Beetlejuice (1988)
Comedy, Fantasy

Beetlejuice (1988)

Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:giant monster,  female ghost,  cult film,  irreverence,  stop motion animation,  paranormal,  haunting,  possession,  man with glasses,  supernatural power,  demon,  black comedy,  ghost

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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:friendship,  surrealism
Locations:apartment,  hotel
Story:giant monster,  rampage,  giant,  product placement,  no opening credits,  montage,  supernatural power,  taxi,  battle,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  new york city

The Losers (2010) is one of the best movies like Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Losers (2010)

A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war. (Read More)

Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:secretary
Story:mission,  surprise during end credits,  teamwork,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  possession,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  slow motion scene,  title spoken by character,  two word title

Superman III (1983)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

Superman III (1983)

Wealthy businessman Ross Webster ('Robert Vaughn (I)' (qv))discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman ('Richard Pryor' (qv)), a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle. (Read More)

Themes:evil
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:mayor,  secretary
Period:1980s
Story:character appears on magazine cover,  trio,  megalomaniac,  accountant,  product placement,  man with glasses,  supernatural power,  taxi,  battle,  two word title

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