Movies like Adventures In Babysitting 1987

When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up Chris' friend Brenda. Soon, Brad's buddy Daryl is involved, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians and much more.

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1 Overboard 1987

Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get even.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writer:

Leslie Dixon

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 Splash 1984

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Brian Grazer (based on a story by), Bruce Jay Friedman (screen story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

3 Cat's Eye 1985

Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an adulterous man who's forced by his lover's husband onto a building's hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Lewis Teague

Writer:

Stephen King (screenplay)

Countries:

Netherlands, United States of America
6.3

4 Working Girl 1988

Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writer:

Kevin Wade

Country:

United States of America
6.8

5 Home Fries 1998

Dorian and Angus chase down their womanizing stepfather with a helicopter, frightening him to death. In his effort to cover their tracks, Dorian begins investigating his stepfather's mistress, Sally. She works at a fast-food drive-through, she's pregnant and Dorian quickly falls in love with her. Unfortunately, his scheming mother wants Sally dead. And Sally isn't sure she wants Dorian to be her child's father and also his brother.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Dean Parisot

Writer:

Vince Gilligan

Country:

United States of America
5.1

6 Parenthood 1989

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the 'black sheep' of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Lowell Ganz (story), Babaloo Mandel (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

7 Earth Girls Are Easy 1988

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men underneath. After absorbing the native culture via television, the spacemen are ready to hit the dating scene in 1980s Los Angeles.

Genres:

Music, Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Julien Temple

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
5.4

8 Mr. Mom 1983

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Stan Dragoti

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
6.5

9 Multiplicity 1996

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers Doug a rather unusual solution to his problems: cloning.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Chris Miller (short story), Chris Miller (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

10 She's Having A Baby 1988

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
5.9

11 Weekend At Bernie's 1989

Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe he's still alive. The killer wants to do his job so when he is informed that the stiff is still alive he's got to shoot him again, and again, and again.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writer:

Robert Klane

Country:

United States of America
6.4

12 Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7.6

13 Uncle Buck 1989

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though - especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7

14 The Karate Kid 1984

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.

Genres:

Drama, Action

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Country:

United States of America
7.2

15 Midnight Madness 1980

A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Country:

United States of America
6.4

16 Dutch 1991

To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Peter Faiman

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
6.5

17 Summer School 1987

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Carl Reiner

Writers:

Stuart Birnbaum (story), David Dashev (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 Drop Dead Fred 1991

When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth attempts to win back her husband and return to normality.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Family

Director:

Ate de Jong (as Ate De Jong)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

19 The Brady Bunch Movie 1995

The original '70s TV family is now placed in the 1990s, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Betty Thomas

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (characters), Laurice Elehwany | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

20 Nothing But Trouble 1991

While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant "Brazillionaires" who tagged along end up in the court of a grotesque and vengeful judge, who has a special vendetta against the wealthy and erudite.

Genres:

Comedy, Adventure

Director:

Dan Aykroyd

Writers:

Peter Aykroyd (story), Dan Aykroyd (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.1

21 Moonstruck 1987

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Norman Jewison

Country:

United States of America
7.1

22 Mermaids 1990

Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate, hope that they can finally settle down. But when Charlotte's attraction to an older man gets in the way, the family must learn to accept each other for who they truly are.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Patty Dann (novel), June Roberts (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 Mask 1985

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Bogdanovich

Country:

United States of America
7.2

24 Captain Ron 1992

When mild-mannered Martin Harvey finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides to take his family on a Caribbean vacation to retrieve the vessel. Upon arriving on a small island and realizing that the ship is in rough shape, Martin and his family end up with more than they bargained for as the roguish Captain Ron signs on to sail the boat to Miami. It doesn't take long before Ron's anything-goes antics get the Harveys into plenty of trouble.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

Thom Eberhardt

Writers:

John Dwyer (story), John Dwyer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.8