Movies like 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.

If you already watched and love Splash, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Splash.

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 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.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writer:

David Simkins

Country:

United States of America
6.9

3 Three Men And A Baby 1987

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.

Genres:

Family, Comedy

Director:

Leonard Nimoy

Writers:

Coline Serreau (screenplay "Trois Hommes et un Couffin"), James Orr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6

4 Mannequin 1987

Jonathan Switcher, an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy, an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store's devious manager, Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Michael Gottlieb

Country:

United States of America
5.9

5 The Money Pit 1986

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to pieces around them, the two watch in hilarious horror as everything—including the kitchen sink—disappears into the Money Pit.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Richard Benjamin

Writer:

David Giler

Country:

United States of America
6.4

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 Mystic Pizza 1988

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Amy Holden Jones (story) (as Amy Jones), Amy Holden Jones (screenplay) (as Amy Jones) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

8 Three Men And A Little Lady 1990

Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Emile Ardolino

Writers:

Coline Serreau (screenplay "Trois Hommes Et Un Couffin"), Sara Parriott (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

9 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

10 Michael 1996

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Nora Ephron

Writers:

Peter Dexter (story) (as Pete Dexter), Jim Quinlan (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

11 Arachnophobia 1990

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), Al Williams (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

12 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

13 Crocodile Dundee 1986

When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy

Director:

Peter Faiman

Writers:

Ken Shadie (screenplay), John Cornell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Australia
6.6

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 The 'burbs 1989

When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Dana Olsen

Country:

United States of America
6.9

18 Bachelor Party 1984

This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, Debbie (Tawny Kitaen), dresses up in disguise and crashes the party to spy on her future husband.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Neal Israel

Writers:

Bob Israel (story), Neal Israel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

19 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

20 Tootsie 1982

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writers:

Larry Gelbart (screenplay), Murray Schisgal (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

21 F/x 1986

A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Action

Director:

Robert Mandel

Country:

United States of America
6.7

22 Night Shift 1982

A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night .

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Ron Howard

Country:

United States of America
6.6

23 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

24 My Cousin Vinny 1992

Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend , to try his first case, it's a real shock - for him and the Deep South!

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writer:

Dale Launer

Country:

United States of America
7.6