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The Goonies (1985)
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The Goonies (1985)

Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treas…ure map of the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, and Richard "Data" Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the restaurant of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen comedy swashbuckler teen movie slapstick comedy cult film 
Themes:
death friendship murder 
Mood:
one night car chase 
Locations:
tunnel cave bicycle small town beach 
Characters:
police chase jewish police officer teenage boy teenage girl brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother son relationship family relationships police teenager 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
hidden treasure treasure map lost treasure pirate hat pirate ship treasure hunt booby trap overweight child child hero schwinn bicycle child in peril running gunfight child abuse rescue from drowning frozen corpse β€¦foot chase intentional mistranslation michelangelo's david stepping on a rake group vomit baby ruth jail escape teenager fighting adult wishing well soaked clothes walking the plank scally cap group of children rube goldberg machine exercise machine reference to liberace lifting a male into the air truffle cove against the odds cutlass chained to a wall hare krishna wet jeans bullet hole water slide reference to george washington blender travelling fake suicide famous song country club hawaiian shirt hidden pacific northwest bad mother housing counterfeit home alone toupee dental braces jail break shower room freezer development foreclosure television reporter teenage hero sitting fedora beret cavern organ deformity subterranean octopus unsubtitled foreign language language barrier real estate asthma restroom human monster happy ending coin opening a door first kiss cellar gadget wish young love attic dungeon outlaw dynamite thunderstorm hit in the crotch child's point of view inventor girl with glasses switchblade adventurer visit blockbuster lifting someone into the air treasure group of friends quest pirate class differences underwater trap convertible opening action scene skeleton mistaken identity statue fugitive suburb confession journey search child map toilet newspaper swimming criminal revolver dead body showdown vomiting gunfight arrest sword watching tv rescue blonde urination corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character two word title kiss violence  (See All)

Pan (2015)
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Pan (2015)

Subgenre:
swashbuckler slapstick comedy 
Themes:
death friendship murder 
Locations:
cave 
Characters:
mother son relationship 
Story:
pirate ship booby trap child hero child in peril walking the plank subterranean cellar child's point of view pirate skeleton statue fugitive journey search map β€¦showdown sword rescue pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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Home Alone 3 (1997)
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Home Alone 3 (1997)

Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the… toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bicycle 
Characters:
brother brother relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
booby trap lifting a male into the air home alone sitting unsubtitled foreign language gadget attic hit in the crotch child's point of view visit lifting someone into the air trap suburb watching tv rescue β€¦chase  (See All)

Treasure Planet (2002)
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Treasure Planet (2002)

A futuristic twist on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Treasure Planet follows restless teen Jim Hawkins on a fantastic journey across the universe as cabin boy aboard a majestic space galleon. Befriended by the ship's charismatic cyborg cook, John Silver, Jim blossoms under his guidance an…d shows the makings of a fine shipmate as he and the alien crew battle a supernova, a black hole, and a ferocious space storm. But even greater dangers lie ahead when Jim discovers that his trusted friend Silver is actually a scheming pirate with mutiny on his mind. (Read More)

Themes:
death murder 
Characters:
mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
treasure map treasure hunt booby trap teenage hero treasure pirate trap skeleton journey arrest sword rescue chase title spoken by character 

Back To The Future (1985) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Back To The Future (1985)

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and f…all in love - so he can get back to the future. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen comedy teen movie cult film 
Locations:
bicycle small town 
Characters:
teenage boy teenage girl mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
rube goldberg machine lifting a male into the air famous song first kiss thunderstorm inventor blockbuster lifting someone into the air mistaken identity suburb surprise ending chase title spoken by character 

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will's life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa. Little do they kn…ow, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed. He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made. (Read More)

Subgenre:
swashbuckler 
Themes:
friendship 
Locations:
cave 
Story:
pirate ship treasure hunt rescue from drowning walking the plank cutlass jail break cavern quest pirate underwater skeleton fugitive search arrest sword β€¦rescue corpse explosion  (See All)

National Treasure (2004)
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National Treasure (2004)

Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasure-seekers who've all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben's close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt.

Themes:
friendship 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
tunnel 
Characters:
family relationships 
Story:
treasure map treasure hunt hidden attic blockbuster treasure underwater skeleton arrest corpse shootout pistol chase 

The Pacifier (2005)
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The Pacifier (2005)

After a Navy SEAL fails to rescue a scientist who developed a top secret device, he is assigned to guard the man's children while searching for information on where the device may be hidden inside the house. Along the way, he must cope with rebellious teens, child care, an overbearing school officia…l, and foreign spies also looking for it. (Read More)

Themes:
murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bicycle 
Characters:
police chase teenage boy teenage girl boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
booby trap child in peril hidden dental braces lifting someone into the air trap opening action scene child rescue pistol chase title spoken by character two word title kiss 

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Without A Paddle (2004) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Without A Paddle (2004)

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 t…hat went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Themes:
friendship death 
Locations:
cave bicycle small town 
Characters:
teenage boy boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
treasure map lost treasure treasure hunt asthma dynamite treasure quest skeleton journey map dead body urination corpse shootout chase β€¦explosion kiss violence  (See All)

Peter Pan (2003)
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Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit ro…oftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Subgenre:
swashbuckler 
Themes:
murder friendship death 
Characters:
brother brother relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
child hero walking the plank young love child's point of view lifting someone into the air treasure pirate underwater trap skeleton child showdown sword rescue title spoken by character β€¦kiss violence  (See All)

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New Yo…rk too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy cult film 
Themes:
friendship 
Characters:
police officer brother brother relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
booby trap child hero lifting a male into the air home alone unsubtitled foreign language attic blockbuster lifting someone into the air trap skeleton criminal arrest rescue chase 

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Inspector Gadget (1999)
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Inspector Gadget (1999)

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love.

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy cult film 
Themes:
murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
police 
Story:
foot chase fedora gadget inventor blockbuster convertible statue showdown rescue chase explosion title spoken by character violence 

Home Alone (1990) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the fam…ily was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy cult film 
Themes:
friendship 
Characters:
brother brother relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
booby trap child hero child in peril home alone unsubtitled foreign language attic child's point of view blockbuster lifting someone into the air statue suburb criminal arrest watching tv rescue β€¦title spoken by character violence  (See All)

Sahara (2005)
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Sahara (2005)

Master explorer and former US Navy Seal Dirk Pitt and his wisecracking buddy Al Giordino goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War ironclad battleship known as the "Ship of Death" that protects a secret cargo is lost somewhere in the deserts of West Africa. But while the tw…o cross paths with a beautiful and brilliant U.N. scientist Dr. Eva Rojas who is being hounded by a ruthless dictator. She believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them. Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al, and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain, and get to the bottom of both mysteries. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
beach 
Story:
hidden treasure treasure hunt foot chase hidden coin dynamite treasure revolver showdown gunfight rescue shootout pistol chase explosion β€¦kiss  (See All)

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The People Under The Stairs (1991)
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The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "chil…dren" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
death murder 
Characters:
police 
Story:
hidden treasure booby trap child in peril child abuse deformity human monster cellar attic dynamite hit in the crotch skeleton suburb corpse pistol title spoken by character β€¦violence  (See All)

Peter Pan (1953)
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Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Subgenre:
swashbuckler 
Themes:
friendship 
Locations:
cave 
Characters:
brother brother relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
pirate ship walking the plank visit blockbuster lifting someone into the air pirate journey map sword rescue title spoken by character 

The Brothers Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

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

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Themes:
murder friendship death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bicycle small town 
Characters:
police chase police officer brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
child in peril foot chase gadget class differences opening action scene mistaken identity fugitive map toilet showdown gunfight arrest watching tv rescue urination β€¦corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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Last Action Hero (1993)
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Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater…'s enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
child in peril human monster dynamite child's point of view switchblade lifting someone into the air opening action scene statue criminal dead body showdown gunfight sword blonde corpse β€¦shootout chase kiss violence  (See All)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and… refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else? (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
death murder 
Story:
hidden treasure dynamite thunderstorm adventurer quest underwater opening action scene skeleton journey map swimming showdown gunfight rescue shootout β€¦pistol explosion kiss violence  (See All)

The Three Musketeers (1993)
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The Three Musketeers (1993)

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the… official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. (Read More)

Subgenre:
swashbuckler 
Themes:
friendship death murder 
Characters:
teenager 
Story:
teenage hero first kiss dungeon outlaw lifting someone into the air pirate map showdown gunfight sword rescue blonde shootout pistol chase β€¦explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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Three Kings (1999) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Three Kings (1999)

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, …enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. (Read More)

Themes:
death friendship murder 
Characters:
family relationships 
Story:
hidden treasure hidden television reporter organ switchblade treasure journey map vomiting rescue urination corpse shootout violence 

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (2011)
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The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (2011)

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Mo…rocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts. (Read More)

Subgenre:
swashbuckler 
Themes:
murder friendship 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bicycle 
Characters:
police officer teenage boy 
Story:
treasure map treasure hunt foot chase cutlass cellar dynamite inventor adventurer treasure pirate journey map gunfight sword shootout β€¦pistol chase explosion  (See All)

The Neverending Story (1984)
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The Neverending Story (1984)

Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he "borrows" the book and begins to read it in the sch…ool attic where he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
child hero rescue from drowning travelling famous song happy ending opening a door wish attic visit quest journey rescue chase explosion title spoken by character 

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Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
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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...

Subgenre:
cult film 
Characters:
teenage girl brother brother relationship 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
travelling home alone opening a door child's point of view inventor visit blockbuster suburb journey search blonde title spoken by character 

Bandidas (2006) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a fa…rmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:
murder death 
Locations:
cave small town 
Story:
booby trap foot chase dynamite class differences statue map swimming revolver showdown gunfight arrest sword rescue corpse shootout β€¦pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character kiss violence  (See All)

Masters Of The Universe (1987)
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Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and… locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
friendship murder death 
Locations:
cave small town 
Characters:
teenage boy teenage girl boyfriend girlfriend relationship police teenager 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
foot chase sitting inventor lifting someone into the air skeleton revolver showdown gunfight arrest sword rescue shootout surprise ending chase explosion β€¦title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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Labyrinth (1986)
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Labyrinth (1986)

The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken by the Goblin King. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she lear…ns that he wish was granted and the Goblin King Jarethhas taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents an asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells that she has to rescue her brother before midnight, otherwise Toby will be turned into a goblin. Soon Sarah teams up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey. Will they rescue Toby in time? (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
friendship 
Locations:
cave 
Characters:
teenage girl teenager 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
child abuse lifting a male into the air sitting wish lifting someone into the air quest trap journey search child sword rescue urination title spoken by character 

Tomorrowland (2015)
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Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomo…rrowland." (Read More)

Themes:
murder death 
Locations:
bicycle beach 
Characters:
teenage girl 
Story:
booby trap child in peril foot chase subterranean gadget inventor fugitive map showdown gunfight arrest rescue corpse shootout surprise ending β€¦chase explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

Who Am I? (1998) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Who Am I? (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am… I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
cave 
Characters:
police chase police 
Story:
foot chase gadget opening action scene skeleton fugitive journey map criminal gunfight arrest rescue corpse shootout pistol surprise ending β€¦chase explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

The 17-year-old Sean Anderson receives a coded signal and his stepfather Hank helps him to decipher the message. They find that Sean's grandfather Alexander Anderson has found the mysterious island in the Pacific described by Jules Verne and two other writers in their novels. The stubborn Sean wants… to travel to the coordinates and Hank decides to buy the tickets and travel with the teenager to a small island nearby the location. They rent an old helicopter owned by the locals Gabato and his teenage daughter Kailani and the group heads to the unknown spot. Along their journey, they cross a hurricane and crash on the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. They also meet the old Alexander and Hank discovers that the island is sinking. Now their only chance to survive is to find the legendary Nautilus. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
cave beach 
Characters:
police chase teenage boy teenage girl mother son relationship teenager 
Story:
booby trap teenage hero opening action scene skeleton statue journey map rescue surprise ending chase explosion kiss 

Power Rangers (2017)
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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.

Subgenre:
teen movie 
Themes:
friendship death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
cave bicycle small town 
Characters:
police chase police officer teenage boy teenage girl brother brother relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
foot chase teenage hero coin group of friends opening action scene map showdown sword rescue corpse pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character β€¦violence kiss  (See All)

Kick-ass (2010)
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Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers… or training. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen comedy cult film 
Themes:
murder friendship death 
Characters:
teenage boy teenage girl teenager 
Story:
child in peril child abuse teenage hero hit in the crotch lifting someone into the air group of friends mistaken identity confession criminal revolver sword corpse shootout pistol surprise ending β€¦explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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Battle Royale (2000) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Battle Royale (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and wa…ter and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie cult film 
Themes:
friendship death murder 
Locations:
tunnel cave bicycle beach 
Characters:
teenage boy teenage girl mother son relationship teenager 
Story:
child in peril television reporter young love switchblade trap fugitive map revolver dead body showdown vomiting gunfight sword corpse shootout β€¦pistol chase explosion title spoken by character two word title violence  (See All)

Police Story (1985)
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Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear hi…s name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy cult film 
Themes:
murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
police chase police officer boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
foot chase opening action scene criminal revolver showdown gunfight arrest sword rescue shootout pistol surprise ending chase explosion two word title β€¦violence  (See All)

True Grit (2010)
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True Grit (2010)

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sl…oth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested. (Read More)

Themes:
murder 
Locations:
cave small town 
Characters:
teenage girl 
Story:
child in peril outlaw child's point of view lifting someone into the air fugitive journey search criminal revolver dead body showdown gunfight rescue corpse shootout β€¦pistol surprise ending title spoken by character two word title  (See All)

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Once again we're plunged into the world of sword fights and "savvy" pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is reminded he owes a debt to Davy Jones, who captains the flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship, with a crew from hell. Facing the "locker" Jack must find the heart of Davy Jones but to save himself he must …get the help of quick-witted Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan. If that's not complicated enough, Will and Elizabeth are sentenced to hang, unless will can get Lord Cutler Beckett Jack's compass, Will is forced to join another crazy adventure with Jack. (Read More)

Subgenre:
swashbuckler cult film 
Themes:
murder 
Locations:
beach 
Story:
pirate ship organ blockbuster lifting someone into the air treasure pirate underwater skeleton vomiting arrest sword rescue surprise ending chase explosion 

First Blood (1982) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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First Blood (1982)

John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but wh…at Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested. As he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
cave small town 
Characters:
police chase police 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
booby trap foot chase pacific northwest visit fugitive revolver showdown gunfight arrest shootout pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character β€¦violence  (See All)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will c…ontinue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:
friendship murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
police chase teenage boy teenager 
Story:
booby trap foot chase teenage hero subterranean gadget hit in the crotch inventor blockbuster opening action scene mistaken identity statue fugitive showdown gunfight arrest β€¦watching tv rescue corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase explosion kiss violence  (See All)

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The Karate Kid (1984)
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The Karate Kid (1984)

Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several wh…o belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen movie cult film 
Locations:
bicycle beach 
Characters:
teenage boy teenage girl boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother son relationship teenager 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
schwinn bicycle foot chase country club restroom young love blockbuster class differences convertible showdown chase title spoken by character violence kiss 

Ant-man (2015)
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Ant-man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacl…es, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Read More)

Themes:
death friendship murder 
Characters:
police chase police officer boyfriend girlfriend relationship family relationships 
Story:
child in peril coin gadget inventor blockbuster group of friends trap suburb map criminal showdown arrest rescue urination pistol β€¦surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

Big Trouble In Little China (1986) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

Truck driver Jack Burton arrives in Chinatown, San Francisco, and goes to the airport with his Chinese friend Wang Chi to welcome his green-eyed fiancee Miao Yin who is arriving from China. However she is kidnapped on the arrival by a Chinese street gang and Jack and Wang chase the group. Soon they …learn that the powerful evil sorcerer called David Lo Pan, who has been cursed more than two thousand years ago to exist without physical body, needs to marry a woman with green eyes to retrieve his physical body and Miao is the chosen one. Jack and Wang team-up with the lawyer Gracie Law, the bus driver and sorcerer apprentice Egg Shen and their friends and embark in a great adventure in the underground of Chinatown, where they face a world of magicians and magic, monsters and martial arts fighters. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy cult film 
Themes:
friendship 
Locations:
tunnel 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
subterranean unsubtitled foreign language lifting someone into the air underwater trap skeleton swimming revolver showdown gunfight sword rescue shootout surprise ending chase β€¦explosion  (See All)

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John Carter (2012)
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John Carter (2012)

John Carter, a Civil War veteran, who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is "asked" by the Army to join, but he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes, and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians, and there's a gunfight. Carter seeks refuge in a cave. While there, he encounters some…one who is holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other things. He later encounters beings he has never seen before. He meets a woman who helps him to discover that he is on Mars, and he learns there's some kind of unrest going on. (Read More)

Subgenre:
swashbuckler 
Themes:
death 
Locations:
cave 
Story:
chained to a wall jail break quest opening action scene skeleton revolver showdown gunfight arrest sword rescue urination shootout pistol surprise ending β€¦chase explosion title spoken by character two word title violence  (See All)

Hollywood Homicide (2003)
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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

When not solving murders in Tinseltown, Detective Joe Gavilan and his rookie partner Kasey Calden both moonlight in other fields: Gavilan sells real estate (poorly), and Calden aspires to become an actor (Brando, namely). Assigned to the vicious in-club slaying of a promising young rap act, the two …detective delve into the recording industry where they hope to find answers - ideally ones that also come with property buyers or auditions. (Read More)

Themes:
murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bicycle 
Characters:
police chase police 
Story:
foot chase real estate convertible mistaken identity revolver gunfight arrest urination shootout pistol chase title spoken by character violence kiss 

Sixteen Candles (1984)
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Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously… embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen comedy teen movie cult film 
Characters:
teenage boy teenage girl family relationships teenager 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
dental braces shower room restroom lifting someone into the air class differences convertible suburb journey two word title 

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Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
death friendship murder 
Mood:
one night 
Locations:
bicycle 
Characters:
teenage boy teenager police 
Story:
child in peril foot chase teenage hero revolver showdown arrest sword corpse pistol chase explosion violence 

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign …languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she must retrieve the key and find and destroy the talisman before the Illuminati can get their hands on it. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder death 
Locations:
tunnel cave 
Story:
lost treasure treasure hunt booby trap hidden treasure opening action scene search revolver showdown gunfight sword shootout chase explosion kiss 

The Wild Bunch (1969)
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The Wild Bunch (1969)

It's 1913, and the traditional American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying time era are a outlaw gang called "The Wild Bunch". After a failed bank robbery, the gang head to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the newly formed world of the 20th cen…tury, the gang take the job and end up in a brutally, violent last stand against their enemies who deemed to be corrupt in a small Mexican town, ruled by a ruthless general. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder friendship death 
Locations:
small town 
Characters:
brother brother relationship 
Story:
booby trap child in peril unsubtitled foreign language outlaw dynamite opening action scene fugitive revolver showdown gunfight corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase β€¦explosion violence  (See All)

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hill…s police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
police chase police 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
foot chase country club visit blockbuster class differences map revolver showdown gunfight arrest rescue shootout pistol chase explosion β€¦violence  (See All)

Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a …murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
police chase boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
foot chase blockbuster opening action scene mistaken identity showdown gunfight corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character violence kiss 

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

A series of strange robberies brings Axel Foley back to Beverly Hills to help his two fellow cops solve the case. All the familiar faces of the first film are back...

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
police chase police 
Period:
1980s 
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