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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:absurdism, homophobia, abuse, christmas, magic, deception, wedding, dance, escape, drunkenness, kidnapping, friendship
Mood:slapstick
Locations:office, city, apartment, nightclub, bathtub, snow, hotel, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:homosexuality, hostage, friend, prostitute, boy, singer, homosexual
Period:80s, 2010s, 1980s
Story:baseball stadium, boston massachusetts, cartoon on tv, woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, boss, teddy bear, fenway park, slapstick comedy, pot smoking, marijuana joint, long blonde hair, blonde woman, watching tv, ends with wedding, car chase, body landing on a car, fat boy, christmas present

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:office, nightclub, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, prostitute
Story:slapstick comedy, car chase, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, gross out humor, scatological humor, scene before opening credits, stabbed in the hand, wisecrack humor, cameo, flatulence, head butt, concert, f word, falling from height, brawl, written by director, punched in the face

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, deception, wedding, dance, escape, drunkenness, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:apartment, snow, bar
Characters:hostage, singer
Period:2010s
Story:watching tv, ends with wedding, car chase, body landing on a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, reference to twitter, bong, torso cut in half, crude humor, stadium, wisecrack humor, resurrection, whip, cameo, back from the dead, head butt, obscene finger gesture, product placement

The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, prostitute, friend
Story:cartoon on tv, watching tv, foot chase, studio logo segues into film, reference to james bond, crude humor, rainstorm, karaoke, cameo, heavy rain, head butt, stalking, lightning, stalker, break up, marriage proposal, montage, beer, falling from height, brawl

Cursed (2005) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
Comedy, Horror

Cursed (2005)

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, escape, drunkenness
Locations:office, nightclub, bar
Characters:homosexual
Story:body landing on a car, car crash, gay friend, car accident, foot chase, cameo, obscene finger gesture, product placement, security guard, gay slur, falling from height, bare butt, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, car, fistfight, beating

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. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, deception, escape, drunkenness, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:bathtub, hotel, bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cartoon on tv, slapstick comedy, watching tv, car chase, body landing on a car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, gross out humor, child swearing, villain arrested, scatological humor, fart joke, alley, crude humor, stadium, wisecrack humor, head butt, security guard, football

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:watching tv, car chase, body landing on a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, market, ethnic slur, wisecrack humor, head butt, product placement, fantasy sequence, security guard, football, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, fistfight

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:slapstick comedy, car chase, car crash, car accident, foot chase, crazy humor, toy gun, facebook, ethnic slur, stadium, wisecrack humor, cameo, product placement, fantasy sequence, security guard, football, montage, gay slur, f word, hallucination

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:deception, escape, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Period:2010s
Story:slapstick comedy, body landing on a car, car accident, fart joke, alley, ethnic slur, dressing room, wisecrack humor, job interview, cameo, flatulence, obscene finger gesture, product placement, security guard, montage, concert, falling from height, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Bride Of Chucky (1998)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:deception, wedding, escape, kidnapping
Locations:bathtub, hotel
Characters:hostage, homosexual
Story:pot smoking, marijuana joint, watching tv, car chase, car crash, gay friend, car accident, scene before opening credits, wisecrack humor, rainstorm, resurrection, back from the dead, heavy rain, head butt, obscene finger gesture, stalking, lightning, stalker, marriage proposal, ritual

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... This is why Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception, wedding, escape, drunkenness, kidnapping
Locations:apartment, nightclub, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:body landing on a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, market, alley, teddy bear, what happened to epilogue, supermarket, product placement, park, concert, falling from height, bare butt, brawl, punched in the face, rescue, black comedy, fistfight

Wanted (2008)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Wanted (2008)

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

Themes:deception
Locations:office, bathtub
Characters:friend
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, blonde woman, car chase, car crash, voice over narration, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the hand, boss, head butt, obscene finger gesture, moaning, montage, falling from height, bare butt, punched in the face, slow motion scene, blonde, car

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
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:deception, escape, drunkenness, christmas, friendship
Locations:apartment, bathtub, hotel, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:slapstick comedy, pot smoking, marijuana joint, watching tv, car chase, body landing on a car, christmas tree, car crash, voice over narration, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, child swearing, ethnic slur, wisecrack humor, fantasy sequence, gay slur, f word, hallucination, falling from height

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness, friendship
Period:2010s
Story:pot smoking, marijuana joint, voice over narration, threatened with a knife, foot chase, reference to justin bieber, year 2012, facebook, stadium, head butt, supermarket, product placement, security guard, montage, f word, beer, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight

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. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:bathtub
Characters:homosexual
Story:marijuana joint, car crash, car accident, foot chase, scatological humor, crude humor, cameo, cocaine, montage, gay slur, f word, hallucination, marijuana, beer, painting, falling from height, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy

Drive Angry (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Drive Angry (2011)

John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a Satanic cult, has murdered Milton's daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiance. There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who's lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King. This is why Drive Angry (2011) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping
Locations:church, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, pot smoking, watching tv, car chase, body landing on a car, car crash, voice over narration, threatened with a knife, sexual harassment, resurrection, back from the dead, head butt, obscene finger gesture, moaning, f word, beer, bare butt, brawl

Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

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

Themes:absurdism, escape, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:bathtub
Story:marijuana joint, car chase, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, torso cut in half, obscene finger gesture, product placement, brunette, gay slur, f word, hallucination, marijuana, beer, bare butt, brawl, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, blonde

Entourage (2015)
Comedy

Entourage (2015)

This movie picks up where the TV show ended. Vincent Chase is offered a role by his former agent now Studio boss Ari Gold in a movie he is developing. Vincent agrees on the condition that he be allowed to direct the movie also. Nearly a year later, Vince is uncertain if the movie is ready, so he asks Ari for money to finish the movie. But Vincent has asked for money more than once already and Ari's bosses are not happy of how much they're spending. But he goes to their backer to ask for more money and he wants to see what Vince has shot so far but Vince won't let anyone see it yet. But he's planning a screening, and asks the backer to come to L.A. with him but he can't so he sends his son instead. At the screening Vince decides not to show it. But gives out DVDS. The son after watching the movie, says he has issues with Drama, Vince's brother who has a small role in the movie. Vince is unwilling to drop him. When they appease the son, he then says he has issues with Vince. So as they try to fix the situation, Ari's catching heat both professionally and personally. And Vincent's friend, E who is expecting a baby with his ex Sloane, is trying to decide if he wants to get back with her. (Read More)

Themes:deception, wedding, friendship
Locations:nightclub, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:friend, homosexual
Period:2010s
Story:pot smoking, ends with wedding, car chase, gay friend, child swearing, scene before opening credits, ethnic slur, tv, cameo, boss, obscene finger gesture, security guard, montage, gay slur, f word, beer, written by director, slow motion scene, black comedy, cell phone

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:deception, wedding, escape, drunkenness
Locations:nightclub, bar
Period:2010s
Story:ends with wedding, car chase, car crash, car accident, foot chase, reference to star wars, cameo, boss, product placement, fantasy sequence, montage, hallucination, falling from height, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, cell phone, surprise ending, chase

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, deception, escape, kidnapping
Locations:bathtub, hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:pot smoking, marijuana joint, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, stabbed in the hand, bong, teddy bear, heavy rain, head butt, supermarket, product placement, marriage proposal, montage, f word, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
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 Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception, wedding, escape, kidnapping
Locations:bathtub, snow, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:boston massachusetts, car chase, body landing on a car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, market, head butt, product placement, f word, falling from height, brawl, punched in the face, rescue, fistfight, cell phone, surprise ending, chase, knife, photograph

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:magic, deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, alley, wisecrack humor, resurrection, back from the dead, lightning, product placement, fantasy sequence, ritual, security guard, hallucination, beer, bare butt, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:office, bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:boston massachusetts, car chase, body landing on a car, car crash, car accident, facebook, head butt, product placement, security guard, montage, beer, falling from height, bare butt, brawl, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, fistfight

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
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:magic, deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:city, nightclub, hotel, church
Characters:hostage, homosexual
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, rainstorm, heavy rain, lightning, security guard, piano, painting, falling from height, brawl, slow motion scene, rescue, fistfight, cell phone, coming of age, surprise ending, chase, knife, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
Action, Comedy, Horror

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

A reckless janitor accidentally releases a zombie from a laboratory of research. Meanwhile, the teenagers scouts Ben Goudy and Carter Grant decide to camp for the last time since they are too old to be scouts. The problem is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster and the Scout Leader Rogers. They have a flat tire after hitting a deer on the road and Carter's sister Kendall Grant, her boyfriend and her friend Chloe stop their Jeep to see whether they need a ride. They invite Ben and Carter to go to a party in the night. The two scouts leave the camping during the night to go to the party. When they drive through the town, they do not see a living soul and they decide to visit a night-club since the bouncer is not at the door. They discover that people have turned into zombies and they team-up with Ben's recent acquaintance Denise Russo, who is bartender in the nightclub, and Augie that was left alone at the camp and came to the town. Soon they discover that the non-infected inhabitants have been evacuated and the town will be bombed by the government. They decide to rescue Kendall but they find that the address her boyfriend gave to them is wrong. What can they do to save Kendall? (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, deception, escape, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:nightclub, bar
Characters:hostage, friend
Story:slapstick comedy, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, scatological humor, reference to star wars, wisecrack humor, resurrection, back from the dead, head butt, product placement, montage, f word, beer, painting, bare butt, written by director, slow motion scene, rescue

The Three Stooges (2012)
Comedy, Family

The Three Stooges (2012)

Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to raise the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show. This is why The Three Stooges (2012) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, deception, escape, friendship
Mood:slapstick
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:cartoon on tv, slapstick comedy, car chase, car accident, foot chase, hdtv, villain arrested, fart joke, cameo, flatulence, security guard, falling from height, brawl, rescue, fistfight, cell phone, surprise ending, chase, party, photograph

Waiting... (2005)
Comedy

Waiting... (2005)

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:office, restaurant, bar
Characters:friend, homosexual
Story:pot smoking, marijuana joint, drug humor, bong, crude humor, boss, obscene finger gesture, whipping, first part, employer employee relationship, fantasy sequence, break up, gay slur, f word, marijuana, slow motion scene, cell phone, party, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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

Deadpool (2016)

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

Themes:absurdism, deception, escape, christmas, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:apartment, snow, bar
Characters:hostage, prostitute
Period:2010s
Story:body landing on a car, christmas tree, car crash, voice over narration, threatened with a knife, car accident, reference to sinead o'connor, gross out humor, scatological humor, reference to star wars, alley, crude humor, wisecrack humor, flatulence, kissing while having sex, obscene finger gesture, fantasy sequence, stalker, marriage proposal, montage

Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, wisecrack humor, resurrection, back from the dead, lightning, product placement, security guard, f word, hallucination, painting, falling from height, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, fistfight, coming of age, surprise ending

Nothing To Lose (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:office, nightclub, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:car chase, car crash, car accident, wisecrack humor, boss, security guard, f word, brawl, punched in the face, fistfight, surprise ending, chase, flashback, fight

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage, friend
Story:pot smoking, marijuana joint, car chase, car crash, car accident, multiple time frames, bromance, drug humor, bong, head butt, obscene finger gesture, montage, f word, marijuana, beer, falling from height, punched in the face, slow motion scene, black comedy, fistfight

Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:apartment, nightclub, bathtub, church
Characters:friend
Story:marijuana joint, watching tv, voice over narration, budweiser, facebook, italian american, break up, narration, gay slur, f word, slow motion scene, car, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character name in title, kiss, fight, flashback

The Interview (2014) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:snow, restaurant, bar
Story:watching tv, reference to katy perry, bromance, scatological humor, tv, grocery store, cameo, obscene finger gesture, lightning, montage, gay slur, gay kiss, f word, bare butt, brawl, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, fistfight, cell phone

The Night Before (2015)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Night Before (2015)

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, christmas, friendship
Locations:church
Story:marijuana joint, car crash, voice over narration, foot chase, stabbed in the hand, cameo, product placement, fantasy sequence, marriage proposal, cocaine, hallucination, marijuana, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, sex scene, flashback

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:magic, deception, escape, kidnapping
Locations:snow, church
Characters:hostage
Story:voice over narration, threatened with a knife, studio logo segues into film, resurrection, back from the dead, heavy rain, head butt, fantasy sequence, montage, hallucination, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, fistfight, beating, surprise ending, chase, knife

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. This is why Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, drunkenness, kidnapping
Locations:nightclub, bathtub, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:slapstick comedy, watching tv, car chase, voice over narration, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, art collector, flatulence, head butt, f word, painting, falling from height, brawl, punched in the face, rescue, fistfight, beating, cell phone, surprise ending

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage, prostitute
Story:body landing on a car, voice over narration, threatened with a knife, foot chase, reference to justin bieber, child swearing, reference to twitter, stabbed in the hand, wisecrack humor, italian american, flatulence, fantasy sequence, montage, gay slur, f word, falling from height, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue

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:absurdism, deception, dance, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:office, church, bar
Characters:hostage, boy, singer
Story:pot smoking, marijuana joint, watching tv, car crash, voice over narration, car accident, foot chase, budweiser, bong, ethnic slur, stadium, rainstorm, heavy rain, lightning, product placement, montage, f word, beer, falling from height, brawl

Almost Famous (2000)
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:dance, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:boy, singer, friend, homosexual
Story:boston massachusetts, pot smoking, watching tv, drug humor, bong, reconciliation, obscene finger gesture, lightning, concert, f word, marijuana, beer, blonde, car, fistfight, coming of age, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, kiss

That's My Boy (2012)
Comedy

That's My Boy (2012)

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness
Locations:church
Characters:boy
Period:2010s
Story:reference to tom brady, reference to indiana jones, budweiser, reference to star wars, massachusetts, bong, crude humor, cameo, head butt, obscene finger gesture, f word, marijuana, beer, punched in the face, slow motion scene, title spoken by character, fight

Starsky & Hutch (2004) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. This is why Starsky & Hutch (2004) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception, dance, drunkenness
Locations:city, apartment, nightclub, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, homosexual
Story:cartoon on tv, car chase, body landing on a car, car accident, foot chase, tv, cameo, boss, disco, cocaine, gay slur, hallucination, brawl, car, fistfight, surprise ending, knife, party, title spoken by character, character name in title

Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, deception, escape, kidnapping
Locations:apartment, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, homosexual
Story:car chase, car crash, car accident, foot chase, wisecrack humor, italian american, teddy bear, obscene finger gesture, fantasy sequence, montage, gay slur, f word, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, fistfight, cell phone, surprise ending, chase

Masterminds (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Masterminds (2016)

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, deception, escape, kidnapping
Locations:bathtub, hotel, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:watching tv, body landing on a car, house party, car crash, voice over narration, car accident, foot chase, fart joke, flatulence, what happened to epilogue, security guard, montage, painting, falling from height, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, car, fistfight

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:magic, deception, escape
Locations:apartment, snow, church
Period:2010s
Story:car accident, car, car crash, foot chase, alley, arrogance, wisecrack humor, resurrection, cameo, back from the dead, heavy rain, head butt, lightning, product placement, ritual, montage, falling from height, brawl, written by director, punched in the face

The Transporter Refueled (2015) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:nightclub, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, prostitute
Period:2010s
Story:watching tv, car chase, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, wisecrack humor, head butt, product placement, security guard, falling from height, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, car, fistfight, beating, cell phone, surprise ending

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:magic, deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship
Characters:hostage, prostitute
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, severed ear, child swearing, scene before opening credits, wisecrack humor, cameo, head butt, ritual, montage, falling from height, brawl, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, fistfight, beating, coming of age

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:deception, dance, drunkenness, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:bathtub, bar
Characters:homosexual
Story:pot smoking, marijuana joint, car crash, voice over narration, car accident, severed ear, ethnic slur, supermarket, fantasy sequence, smoking, f word, hallucination, marijuana, falling from height, bare butt, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, black comedy, fistfight

A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas (2011)
Adventure, Comedy

A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas (2011)

Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn. (Read More)

Themes:christmas, escape
Locations:city, apartment
Story:christmas tree, body landing on a car, car accident, obscene gesture, drug humor, reference to twitter, bong, torso cut in half, fantasy sequence, cocaine, gay kiss, hallucination, marijuana, punched in the face, black comedy, character name in title, sex scene

Colossal (2016) is one of the best movies like Ted (2012)
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:abuse, escape, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:apartment, hotel, bar
Characters:friend
Period:2010s
Story:watching tv, stalking, lightning, product placement, stalker, park, montage, f word, beer, brawl, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, black comedy, fistfight, cell phone, surprise ending, chase, photograph, one word title

Ted 2 (2015)
Comedy

Ted 2 (2015)

Months after John's divorce, Ted and Tami-Lynn's marriage seems on the same road. To patch things up, Ted and Tami-Lynn plan to have a child with John's help, but their failed efforts backfire disastrously. Namely, Ted is declared property by the government and he loses all his civil rights. Now, Ted must fight a seemingly hopeless legal battle with an inexperienced young lawyer to regain his rightful legal status. Unfortunately, between Ted's drunken idiocies and sinister forces interested in this situation to exploit him, Ted's quest has all the odds against him. (Read More)

Story:pot smoking, car accident, talking teddy bear, reference to godzilla, reference to justin bieber, toy comes to life, reference to star wars, bong, grocery store, anthropomorphism, teddy bear, f word, marijuana, beer, written by director, knife, character name in title, fight, kiss

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