Like for Like – 5 films like Watch Out, We’re Mad (2022)

August 25, 2022
Andy Punter 0
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This article discusses 5 films like the Netflix film Watch Out, We’re Mad (2022) you must watch.

Watch Out, We’re We’re Mad is streaming now on Netflix. On the whole, we enjoyed this fizzy remake, as our review suggests. If you enjoyed Watch Out, We’re Mad and are looking for more movies to check out like it, here are 5 recommendations. 

Like for Like – 5 films like Watch Out, We’re Mad (2022)

Watch Out, We’re Mad (1974)

It might be a bit of a cop-out, but if you did enjoy the Netflix movie, then a good place to start might be to check out the original movie that inspired it. Part of the 70’s explosion of European cinema inspired by Hollywood, Watch Out We’re Mad captures the anarchic chaos of its recent remake and garnered a cult following in the years since its release. 

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

With an all-star cast including peak Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason and Sally Field, Smokey and the Bandit is perhaps the high watermark of the Buddy-Rogues-in-Cars genre. Smokey and the Bandit inspired a television series Spin-Off and two sequels. If you like Watch Out, We’re Mad, this will be right in your wheelhouse. 

Starsky and Hutch (2004)

Echoing a similar vibe by remaking a beloved 70’s property with a new cast and modern feel, 2004’s Starsky and Hutch stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Directed by Joker director Todd Phillips, this is a bit of a mixed bag, to be honest. It screams cash-grab and is really only for real fans of the original. 

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Released in the same year as the original Watch Out, We’re Mad, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot shares a lot of the same influences. It’s a buddy movie, it’s got some serious Western Vibes and there is plenty of time in cars. It’s certainly a heftier project but it crucially stars a young, up-and-coming Jeff Bridges, opposite a peak-era Clint Eastwood. Absolute Banger of a movie. 

All the Way Boys (1972)

Perhaps a bit of a deep cut, but the original Watch Out, We’re Mad paired Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer, who had quite the on-screen partnership, appearing in a whole slate of movies throughout the ’70s. All keeping their on-screen dynamic. If you are in the market for more of the same, All The Way Boys has our heroes crash land in the Peruvian jungle where encounter an emerald speculator.

Do you have any other recommendations for movies like Watch Out, We’re Mad (2022)? Let us know!