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The Goonies (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Family

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 treasure 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)

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

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

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

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Treasure Planet (2002)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

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 and 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)

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

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

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 rooftops 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)

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

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

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 that 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)

Themes:friendship
Locations:cave,  bicycle
Story:treasure map,  lost treasure,  treasure hunt,  treasure,  journey,  hidden,  asthma,  dynamite,  slapstick comedy,  quest,  skeleton,  search,  map,  dead body,  small town,  urination,  corpse,  shootout,  teenage boy,  chase,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  mother son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  police

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The Pacifier (2005)
Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Thriller

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 official, and foreign spies also looking for it. This is why The Pacifier (2005) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

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

Inspector Gadget (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

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.

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

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery

The Adventures Of Tintin (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 Morocco 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)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle
Story:treasure map,  treasure hunt,  foot chase,  cutlass,  swashbuckler,  car chase,  cellar,  dynamite,  inventor,  adventurer,  treasure,  pirate,  journey,  map,  gunfight,  sword,  police officer,  shootout,  teenage boy,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  murder

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Bandidas (2006) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

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 farmer, 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)

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

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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 know, 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)

Themes:friendship
Locations:cave
Story:pirate,  lost treasure,  pirate ship,  treasure hunt,  rescue from drowning,  walking the plank,  cutlass,  jail break,  cavern,  swashbuckler,  treasure,  quest,  underwater,  skeleton,  fugitive,  search,  arrest,  sword,  rescue,  corpse,  explosion

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 The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

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

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

Power Rangers (2017)

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

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

The People Under The Stairs (1991) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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 "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

Story:hidden treasure,  booby trap,  child in peril,  child abuse,  deformity,  human monster,  cellar,  attic,  dynamite,  hit in the crotch,  skeleton,  suburb,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  police,  death,  murder

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

Locations:tunnel,  cave
Period:1980s
Story:booby trap,  cavern,  subterranean,  swashbuckler,  gadget,  slapstick comedy,  visit,  blockbuster,  pirate,  opening action scene,  skeleton,  statue,  fugitive,  confession,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  rescue,  small town,  urination,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  death,  murder,  violence,  kiss

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Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

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)

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

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

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. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

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

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (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)

Locations:cave
Story:police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  gadget,  opening action scene,  skeleton,  fugitive,  journey,  map,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

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Sahara (2005)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

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 two 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)

Locations:beach
Story:hidden treasure,  treasure hunt,  treasure,  foot chase,  hidden,  car chase,  coin,  dynamite,  quest,  revolver,  showdown,  gunfight,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  kiss,  death

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:friendship
Locations:cave
Story:child in peril,  foot chase,  subterranean,  coin,  dungeon,  outlaw,  blockbuster,  opening action scene,  fugitive,  map,  showdown,  sword,  rescue,  corpse,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

Sixteen Candles (1984)
Comedy, Romance

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)

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

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The Three Musketeers (1993) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance

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. This is why The Three Musketeers (1993) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

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

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

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)

Story:hidden treasure,  dynamite,  thunderstorm,  adventurer,  quest,  underwater,  opening action scene,  skeleton,  journey,  search,  map,  swimming,  showdown,  gunfight,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death,  kiss

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Story:police chase,  country club,  subterranean,  car chase,  gadget,  blockbuster,  convertible,  opening action scene,  revolver,  dead body,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  police officer,  corpse,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  police,  death,  kiss

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:tunnel,  cave,  beach
Story:child in peril,  beret,  blockbuster,  quest,  opening action scene,  journey,  map,  showdown,  gunfight,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  murder,  death

The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Last Airbender (2010)

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill his destiny of once again restoring peace to the world. But as they inch nearer to their goal, the group must evade Prince Zuko, the exiled son of Lord Ozai, Commander Zhao, the Fire Nation's military leader, and the tyrannical onslaught of the evil Fire Lord himself. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:teenager
Story:child hero,  child in peril,  child's point of view,  quest,  trap,  skeleton,  statue,  journey,  map,  arrest,  rescue,  corpse,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  family relationships,  death

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. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:jewish
Story:foot chase,  unsubtitled foreign language,  car chase,  gadget,  hit in the crotch,  slapstick comedy,  opening action scene,  dead body,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder

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Kick-ass 2 (2013)
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:friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:child hero,  child in peril,  foot chase,  teenage hero,  first kiss,  hit in the crotch,  switchblade,  lifting someone into the air,  suburb,  showdown,  vomiting,  arrest,  sword,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Story:booby trap,  foot chase,  switchblade,  lifting someone into the air,  trap,  skeleton,  criminal,  vomiting,  gunfight,  sword,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder

Dragnet (1987) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Period:1980s
Story:police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  switchblade,  visit,  revolver,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  police

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National Treasure (2004)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Thriller

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

The Phantom (1996)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Phantom (1996)

Four hundred years ago, a young boy witnessed his father's death during an attack on their ship by the bloodthirsty Sengh Brotherhood. He was washed ashore on Bengalla Island where he swore to devote his life to bring down piracy, greed, cruelty and injustice. He became The Phantom, a masked avenger whose role was passed down for father to son, leading people to believe in an immortal figure called "The Ghost Who Walks". The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York City to prevent a power-hungry businessman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power. This is why The Phantom (1996) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

Locations:cave
Story:treasure map,  treasure hunt,  police chase,  pirate,  skeleton,  newspaper,  showdown,  gunfight,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  violence,  death

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

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)

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

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

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Masters Of The Universe (1987) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

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)

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

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

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 Hills 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)

Period:1980s
Story:police chase,  foot chase,  country club,  car chase,  visit,  blockbuster,  class differences,  map,  revolver,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  police,  murder,  violence,  death

Back To The Future (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

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 fall in love - so he can get back to the future. (Read More)

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

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Three Kings (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War

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. This is why Three Kings (1999) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

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

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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? (Read More)

Locations:tunnel,  beach
Characters:teenager
Story:police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  inventor,  fugitive,  toilet,  revolver,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  death

Fool's Gold (2008)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Fool's Gold (2008)

Benjamin Finnegan is a deep-sea treasure hunter certain he's onto the find of the century in waters near an island close to Key West owned by a murderous rap star to whom Ben is in debt. Ben's flat broke and recently divorced from Tess, his long-time research and diving partner whom he still loves. She's nearby, working as a steward aboard the yacht of Nigel Honeycutt, a multimillionaire. The rapper has hired a rival treasurer hunter. Can Ben convince Nigel to bankroll his search, convince Tess to work with him, keep the rapper and his thugs at bay, and find a Spanish treasure hidden for centuries and rich beyond imagination? (Read More)

Locations:cave
Story:hidden treasure,  treasure hunt,  hidden,  treasure,  underwater,  search,  revolver,  sword,  rescue,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  death,  murder

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Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

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 learns 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)

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

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Locations:bicycle
Characters:teenager
Period:1980s
Story:child in peril,  cellar,  fugitive,  toilet,  revolver,  watching tv,  rescue,  small town,  police officer,  corpse,  teenage girl,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  violence,  murder

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
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. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

Story:police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  opening action scene,  revolver,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  police

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War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Locations:tunnel,  bicycle
Characters:teenager
Story:child in peril,  cellar,  visit,  blockbuster,  statue,  dead body,  watching tv,  rescue,  corpse,  teenage boy,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  police,  murder,  violence

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

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)

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

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Locations:tunnel,  cave
Characters:teenager
Story:child in peril,  foot chase,  teenage hero,  subterranean,  fugitive,  revolver,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  murder,  death

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Joheunnom Nabbeunnom Isanghannom (2008) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Joheunnom Nabbeunnom Isanghannom (2008)

A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a map he's convinced leads to buried treasure; Chang-yi wants it as well for less clear reasons. Do-wan tracks the map knowing it will bring him to Chang-yi, Tae-goo, and reward money. Occupying Japanese forces and their Manchurian collaborators also want the map, as does the Ghost Market Gang who hangs out at a thieves' bazaar. These enemies cross paths frequently and dead bodies pile up. Will anyone find the map's destination and survive to tell the tale? (Read More)

Story:treasure map,  treasure hunt,  outlaw,  treasure,  map,  gunfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  murder

Caddyshack (1980)
Comedy, Sport

Caddyshack (1980)

Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher. This is why Caddyshack (1980) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985). (Read More)

Characters:teenager
Period:1980s
Story:foot chase,  baby ruth,  country club,  development,  gadget,  thunderstorm,  hit in the crotch,  slapstick comedy,  class differences,  child,  swimming,  vomiting,  blonde,  urination,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  violence

Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

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.

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

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Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

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 "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Locations:bicycle,  beach
Story:inventor,  booby trap,  child in peril,  foot chase,  subterranean,  gadget,  fugitive,  journey,  map,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  corpse,  shootout,  teenage girl,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  death,  violence

The Beach (2000) is one of the best movies like The Goonies (1985)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Story:booby trap,  trap,  map,  swimming,  dead body,  vomiting,  watching tv,  corpse,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  two word title,  murder,  police,  kiss,  death

Arthur Et Les Minimoys (2006)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Arthur Et Les Minimoys (2006)

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks. (Read More)

Locations:tunnel
Story:hidden,  treasure hunt,  child hero,  foreclosure,  real estate,  car chase,  wish,  dungeon,  child's point of view,  inventor,  treasure,  sword,  chase,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

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