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Zoolander (2001)
Comedy

Zoolander (2001)

Derek Zoolander is VH1's three time male model of the year, but when Hansel wins the award instead, Zoolander's world becomes upside down. His friends disappear, his father is disappointed in him, and he feels that he's not good as a model anymore. But when evil fashion guru Mugatu hires Zoolander, he thinks his life has turned back round again, that is until he finds out that Mugatu has actually brainwashed him to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Can Zoolander and his new friends find out how to prevent the incident before it's too late? (Read More)

Themes:fashion,  absurdism,  exploitation,  conspiracy,  seduction,  funeral,  dance,  betrayal,  surrealism
Locations:usa,  cemetery
Characters:mermaid,  photographer
Period:2000s
Story:male model,  malaysia,  time magazine,  rival,  fashion model,  fashion show,  fashion designer,  lincoln assassination,  kennedy assassination,  assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  conspiracy theory,  medium format camera,  flash camera,  film camera,  reporter,  reference to john wilkes booth,  reference to jcpenney,  legless person,  mob of photographers,  brainwashed assassin,  exploding gasoline station,  bungee jumping,  comedic sex scene,  flip,  cult classic,  catch phrase,  frat pack,  multiple cameos,  freak accident,  coal miner,  photo studio,  runway,  based on sketch comedy,  catwalk,  coal mine,  throwing star,  blackface,  pick axe,  eulogy,  shuriken,  child labor,  surname as title,  head ripped off,  villain arrested,  reference to abraham lincoln,  breakdance,  bulimia,  butt slap,  spa,  vanity,  cameo appearance,  masseuse,  scooter,  tv commercial,  male objectification,  brainwashing,  dj,  black and white scene,  title appears in writing,  hypnosis,  hit in the crotch,  obesity,  dwarf,  stupidity,  retirement,  fame,  tea,  secret agent,  first part,  split screen,  directed by star,  falling in love,  kicked in the face,  written and directed by cast member,  gas station,  femme fatale,  assassination,  exploding car,  death of friend,  disguise,  spy,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  orgy,  marijuana,  car chase,  falling from height,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  erection,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback,  sequel

Zoolander 2 (2016)
Comedy

Zoolander 2 (2016)

After many years of being separated from modeling and each other, Derek and Hansel are dragged back into the fashion world in Rome. After being humiliated on the runway by the people behind the scenes, Derek and Hansel decide to quit the business . . . until retired swimsuit model, Valentina, drags them back in with questions about recent celebrity deaths. Soon after, Derek also realizes out that the son who was taken from him is in Rome, and is much dismayed to find that Derek, Jr. is fat. And smart. Regardless, Derek, Sr. continues his mission with Hansel, which leads them to the fashion-model legends of "Adam, Eve, and Steve", and the "Chosen One". Who is that person? Why do the models drink the Chosen One's blood? Will Derek's and Hansel's careers resume? (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  fashion
Characters:photographer
Period:2000s
Story:fashion model,  fashion show,  fashion designer,  runway,  catwalk,  male model,  male objectification,  dj,  black and white scene,  stupidity,  retirement,  directed by star,  disguise,  orgy,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  sequel,  murder,  flashback

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Get Smart (2008)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Get Smart (2008)

American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. When the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo nevertheless set off to combat their attackers by first parachuting off an airplane and landing in Russian territory - followed closely by an over seven feet tall, 400 pound goon, known simply as Dalip. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell's antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties, while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  betrayal
Period:2000s
Story:spy spoof,  butt slap,  obesity,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  assassination,  exploding car,  disguise,  spy,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  character name in title,  flashback,  murder

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
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)

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy,  betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  black and white scene,  secret agent,  directed by star,  kicked in the face,  written and directed by cast member,  exploding car,  spy,  car chase,  falling from height,  camera,  punched in the face,  pistol,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder

Johnny English Reborn (2011) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy,  betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  brainwashed assassin,  brainwashing,  hypnosis,  hit in the crotch,  stupidity,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  disguise,  spy,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  character name in title,  flashback,  sequel,  murder

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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 Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy,  seduction,  betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  villain arrested,  spa,  obesity,  stupidity,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  spy,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  camera,  punched in the face,  pistol,  erection,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  murder

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:betrayal
Locations:usa
Story:assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  hit in the crotch,  disguise,  spy,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

He's found his mojo, baby, and now Austin Powers is back again in this shagadelic comedy-adventure! The "sshhh!" hits the fan when Dr. Evil and Mini-Me escape from prison. Joining forces with the superfreaky Goldmember, they kidnap Austin's father, master spy Nigel Powers, in a dastardly time-travel scheme to take over the world. Before you can say "Shake Your Booty," Austin cruises to 1975 and teams up with sexy Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Dr. Evil and Goldmember from their mischievous mayhem. (Read More)

Story:spy spoof,  spy,  villain arrested,  cameo appearance,  hit in the crotch,  obesity,  dwarf,  secret agent,  split screen,  exploding car,  cult film,  character name in title,  flashback,  sequel

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American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy,  betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  brainwashing,  secret agent,  gas station,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  spy,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder

Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  funeral
Story:throwing star,  reference to abraham lincoln,  split screen,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  car chase,  punched in the face,  pistol,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. This is why Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  seduction,  funeral,  betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  spy,  shot in the back,  car chase,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  bare chested male,  murder,  sequel

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:absurdism,  seduction,  dance,  betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  death of friend,  spy,  shot in the back,  car chase,  punched in the face,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  sequel,  flashback

I Spy (2002) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

I Spy (2002)

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane. (Read More)

Story:spy spoof,  scooter,  secret agent,  split screen,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  bare chested male

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

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

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

Period:2000s
Story:assassination attempt,  hit in the crotch,  kicked in the face,  assassination,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  murder,  sequel

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Macgruber (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Macgruber (2010)

In the Dzhugdzhur Mountains, Eastern Siberia, the criminal Dieter Von Cunth steals a Russian X5 nuclear warhead. Colonel James Faith travels to Rio Bamba, Ecuador, with the efficient Lieutenant Dixon Piper to summon the retired special operative MacGruber to retrieve the X5. MacGruber is considered deceased after the death of his beloved wife Casey by his archenemy Cunth in their wedding. MacGruber teams up with Piper and Vicki St. Elmo and they learn that the evil Cunth intends to use the warhead to destroy Washington D.C. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  based on sketch comedy,  retirement,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  death of friend,  disguise,  spy,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  pistol,  erection,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

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

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. This is why Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  funeral
Story:assassination attempt,  hit in the crotch,  stupidity,  secret agent,  falling in love,  femme fatale,  spy,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  erection,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Comedy, Sport

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Themes:absurdism,  dance
Characters:photographer
Story:time magazine,  black and white scene,  rival,  obesity,  written and directed by cast member,  death of friend,  reporter,  falling from height,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  cult film,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Comedy

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

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

Themes:absurdism,  betrayal,  surrealism
Story:reference to abraham lincoln,  title appears in writing,  obesity,  cleavage,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  cult film,  bare chested male,  flashback

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

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

Themes:betrayal
Story:butt slap,  black and white scene,  split screen,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  disguise,  marijuana,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  erection,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  funeral,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery
Period:2000s
Story:villain arrested,  secret agent,  split screen,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  disguise,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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Beerfest (2006) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Comedy

Beerfest (2006)

After the death of their grandfather Johann von Wolfhause, the brothers Jan and Todd Wolfhouse travel to Munich to fulfill a family tradition, spreading the ashes of Johann during the Oktoberfest. Their contact brings them to a secret beer competition, the Beerfest", where they are offended by Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen and the German branch of their family that accuse their great-grandmother of being a prostitute and their grandfather of stealing an old recipe of the best beer in Germany. Jan and Todd returns to USA humiliated and decide to organize a beer team to dispute the next Beerfest. They join Landfill, Barry and Fink and train long the year to participate in the competition. When they find the lost recipe hidden in a dummy, they feel that their German relatives told the truth. But the team is ready for the tough dispute. This is why Beerfest (2006) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  betrayal
Locations:usa
Story:comedic sex scene,  hit in the crotch,  obesity,  death of friend,  cleavage,  marijuana,  punched in the face,  face slap,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  flashback

The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Characters:photographer
Period:2000s
Story:spy spoof,  secret agent,  first part,  disguise,  spy,  reporter,  camera,  punched in the face,  pistol,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  murder,  flashback

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

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

Themes:conspiracy,  seduction,  betrayal
Story:black and white scene,  kicked in the face,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  death of friend,  disguise,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  bare chested male,  murder,  sequel,  flashback

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Killers (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Killers (2010)

Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances ... and just plain survive. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:cemetery
Story:assassination attempt,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  spy,  car chase,  camera,  punched in the face,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Story:title appears in writing,  fame,  secret agent,  split screen,  assassination,  spy,  shot in the back,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  flashback,  murder

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the "Wilderness Girls" cookie drive. This is why Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surrealism
Story:femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  cult film,  bare chested male,  flashback

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The Three Musketeers (1993)
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. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  stupidity,  femme fatale,  disguise,  spy,  cleavage,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder

The 51st State (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The 51st State (2001)

Elmo McElroy is a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to 'the 51st state.' McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more powerful than any thrill, any pleasure, any high in history. But his plans for a quick, profitable score go comically awry when he gets stuck in Liverpool with an unlikely escort and his ex-girlfriend and becomes entangled in a bizarre web of double-dealing and double-crosses. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Period:2000s
Story:hit in the crotch,  kicked in the face,  femme fatale,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  murder

The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:cemetery
Story:title appears in writing,  hit in the crotch,  split screen,  kicked in the face,  gas station,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
Action, Comedy

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

Following a ship wreck, a baby is rescued by a clan of Ninja warriors and raised by them as one of their own. But Haru, as he is called, never quite fits in, nor does he manage to make a worthy Ninja. However, the good-natured and persevering Haru, in his own bumbling way, and with some help from Gobei, manages to prove himself to be a winner in the end. (Read More)

Story:throwing star,  shuriken,  obesity,  kicked in the face,  femme fatale,  disguise,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  murder

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

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

Oscar night. Who will win? Who will lose? And will someone please kick that numbskull off stage? Wait! That's no ordinary numbskull. That's Lt. Frank Drebin, crashing the ceremonies to stop a terrorist plot that could mean curtains for him -- or will a simple window shade be enough? This is why Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy
Story:hit in the crotch,  stupidity,  retirement,  disguise,  cleavage,  face slap,  pistol,  cult film,  sequel,  flashback

Bandidas (2006)
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)

Themes:seduction,  betrayal
Characters:photographer
Story:femme fatale,  disguise,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  camera,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder

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Youth (2015) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:cemetery
Characters:photographer
Story:spa,  masseuse,  black and white scene,  retirement,  falling in love,  death of friend,  camera,  face slap,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Comedy, Crime

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)

A re-run of many of the gags from the original TV series 'Police Squad'. An Airplane type spoof, this time with the an incompetent lieutenant (Drebin) who always 'gets his man'. Visual gags come thick and fast, and it's impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot.. Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism
Story:assassination attempt,  brainwashed assassin,  brainwashing,  stupidity,  first part,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  car chase,  falling from height,  cult film,  murder,  sequel

Charlie's Angels (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Charlie's Angels (2000)

The captivating crime-fighting trio who are the masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. When a devious mastermind embroils them in a plot to destroy individual privacy the Angels, aided by their loyal sidekick Bosley, set out to bring down the bad guys. But when a terrible secret is revealed it makes the Angels targets for assassination. (Read More)

Story:rival,  spy spoof,  secret agent,  first part,  split screen,  assassination,  disguise,  spy,  cleavage,  character name in title,  sequel

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Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Adventure, Comedy

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)

Austin Powers is a 60's spy who is cryonically frozen and released in the 1990's. The world is a very different place for Powers. Unfortunately for Austin, everyone is no longer sex-mad. Although he may be in a different decade, his mission is still the same. He has teamed up with Vanessa Kensington to stop the evil Dr. Evil, who was also frozen in the past. Dr. Evil stole a nuclear weapon and is demanding a payment of (when he realises its the 90's) 100 billion dollars. Can Austin Powers stop this madman? or will he caught up with Evil's henchman, with names like Alotta Fagina and Random Task? Only time will tell! This is why Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  surrealism
Characters:photographer
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  spy spoof,  spy,  femme fatale,  disguise,  pistol,  cult film,  character name in title

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Comedy

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Topper Harley is found working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA wants him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm. The President is Tug Benson, who also likes to be in on the action. Basically, it's a send-up of all the big shoot-em-up Rambo/Robocop/T2/Commando-type movies. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism
Story:head ripped off,  hit in the crotch,  stupidity,  kicked in the face,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  cult film,  bare chested male,  flashback,  sequel

National Security (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

National Security (2003)

Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:cemetery
Period:2000s
Story:conspiracy theory,  gas station,  exploding car,  car chase,  falling from height,  face slap,  pistol,  title spoken by character

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The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  betrayal
Characters:mermaid
Story:assassination attempt,  title appears in writing,  stupidity,  kicked in the face,  gas station,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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:funeral,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery
Story:hit in the crotch,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  death of friend,  disguise,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  sequel,  flashback

Ride Along 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. This is why Ride Along 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  exploding car,  disguise,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  sequel,  murder

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Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy,  dance,  betrayal,  surrealism
Period:2000s
Story:tv commercial,  split screen,  femme fatale,  death of friend,  disguise,  spy,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  cult film,  bare chested male,  murder,  sequel,  flashback

Inherent Vice (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Inherent Vice (2014)

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy,  seduction,  betrayal
Locations:usa
Characters:photographer
Story:medium format camera,  flash camera,  film camera,  tv commercial,  spy,  marijuana,  face slap,  erection,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

Knight And Day (2010)
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)

Story:secret agent,  kicked in the face,  gas station,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  spy,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  pistol,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder

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Red (2010) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red (2010)

Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored, and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank's life is his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker, Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank's past forces Frank back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into Frank's past and the people he used to work with. Like Frank they are all RED ... Retired Extremely Dangerous. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy
Story:assassination attempt,  retirement,  exploding car,  disguise,  spy,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. This is why Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  exploitation
Period:2000s
Story:gas station,  death of friend,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  marijuana,  car chase,  punched in the face,  pistol,  cult film,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

The Tuxedo (2002)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Tuxedo (2002)

Jimmy Tong is just a lowly chauffeur for millionaire Clark Devlin, until Devlin has an accident that puts him in the hospital. Tong is sent back to fetch some things for Devlin and unknowingly tries on Devlin's tuxedo and finds that it gives extraordinary powers to anyone that dons the suit. This discovery thrusts Tong into world of international intrigue and espionage and pairs him with an inexperienced partner. (Read More)

Story:spy spoof,  hit in the crotch,  secret agent,  split screen,  exploding car,  spy,  cleavage,  pistol

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Johnny English (2003)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Johnny English (2003)

Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.

Themes:funeral
Locations:cemetery
Story:spy spoof,  spy,  secret agent,  first part,  car chase,  face slap,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Zoolander (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

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

Themes:betrayal
Story:assassination attempt,  obesity,  secret agent,  kicked in the face,  exploding car,  spy,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder

Half Baked (1998)
Comedy, Crime

Half Baked (1998)

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

Themes:funeral
Story:cameo appearance,  stupidity,  split screen,  marijuana,  falling from height,  camera,  punched in the face,  pistol,  cult film,  flashback

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