Movies like Small Soldiers 1998

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1 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family

Directors:

Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams (uncredited)

Writers:

Gary K. Wolf (novel), Jeffrey Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

2 George Of The Jungle 1997

After Baby George survives a plane crash in the jungle, he is rescued and then adopted by a wise ape. Years later, grown-up George saves a US noble woman, Ursula Stanhope while she is on a safari—and takes her to the jungle to live with him. While Ursula's lover continues his search for Ursula and the one who took her, George slowly learns the rules of human relationships.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance

Director:

Sam Weisman

Writers:

Jay Ward (characters), Dana Olsen (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

3 Honey, I Shrunk The Kids 1989

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction

Director:

Joe Johnston

Writers:

Stuart Gordon (story), Brian Yuzna (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

4 Flight Of The Navigator 1986

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.

Genres:

Family, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writers:

Mark H. Baker (story), Michael Burton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 The Neverending Story 1984

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay by), Herman Weigel (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.4

6 Gremlins 1984

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Chris Columbus

Country:

United States of America
7.3

7 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991

Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but the two are determined to escape the afterlife, challenging the Grim Reaper to a series of games in order to return to the land of the living.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Music

Director:

Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt)

Writers:

Chris Matheson (characters), Ed Solomon (characters) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

8 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Stephen Herek

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 Kung Pow: Enter The Fist 2002

A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

Steve Oedekerk

Writer:

Steve Oedekerk

Countries:

Hong Kong, United States of America
6.2

10 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

11 Wayne's World 2 1993

A message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves on his girlfriend, Cassandra, while Garth handles the advances of mega-babe Honey Hornee.

Genres:

Music, Comedy

Director:

Stephen Surjik

Writers:

Mike Myers (characters), Mike Myers | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

12 Ghostbusters 1984

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Country:

United States of America
7.8

13 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

14 Jingle All The Way 1996

Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure of his son's television hero, he tries hard to to make it up to him. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else to find a Turbo Man action figure.

Genres:

Family, Comedy

Director:

Brian Levant

Writer:

Randy Kornfield

Country:

United States of America
5.6

15 Cool Runnings 1993

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

Genres:

Comedy, History

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Lynn Siefert (story), Michael Ritchie (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

16 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

17 Holes 2003

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Louis Sachar (novel), Louis Sachar (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7

18 Hook 1991

The boy who wasn't supposed grow up—Peter Pan—does just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. During his trip to see Granny Wendy in London, the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (books), J.M. Barrie (play) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

19 Space Jam 1996

Swackhammer, an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird and Charles Barkley -- so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Director:

Joe Pytka

Country:

United States of America
6.4

20 Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990

Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green creatures invade a top-secret laboratory and develop genetically altered powers, making them even harder to destroy!

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

Directors:

Joe Dante, Chuck Jones (uncredited)

Writers:

Chris Columbus (characters), Charles S. Haas (as Charlie Haas)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

21 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze 1991

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Family

Director:

Michael Pressman

Writers:

Kevin Eastman (based on characters created by), Peter Laird (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Hong Kong, United States of America
6

22 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Country:

United States of America
7.8

23 The Goonies 1985

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Chris Columbus (screenplay by), Steven Spielberg (story by)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

24 Galimatias, Czyli Kogel-Mogel II 1989

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Roman Zaluski

Country:

Poland
6.4