Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, ‘Wild Wild West’ is a western action comedy about Captain James “Jim” T. West and Artemus Gordon, essayed by Will Smith and Kevin Kline, who are two rival Secret Service agents. They have to put their ideological differences aside and work in collusion to protect U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States of America.
Loosely adapted from Michael Garrison’s television show ‘The Wild Wild West’, which ran during the 1960s, this action comedy was not met with positive reviews from critics but was a commercial success. The film is not cohesively written and is quite poorly directed. However, despite all these issues, ‘Wild Wild West’ is steered into comedic charm by Will Smith and Kline. The movie is not to be watched for its cinematic quality but is to be enjoyed for the two lead actors.
For this article, I have taken into account films which have narrative traits similar to ‘Wild Wild West’. They may not have the same story-lines but are all similar, thematically and stylistically. Here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Wild Wild West’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Wild Wild West’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Evolution (2001)
A science fiction comedy, ‘Evolution’ follows a fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and an “attractive” geeky government scientist — essayed by Seann William Scott, David Duchovny, Orlando Jones and Julianne Moore respectively — who join alliances to fight a vicious alien organism that has been briskly evolving since it crashed on Earth inside a meteor. Directed by Slovakian–Canadian filmmaker Ivan Reitman and co-written David Diamond, David Weissman and Don Jakoby, ‘Evolution’ was criticised for its narrative similarity with the classic ‘Ghostbuster’.
9. Iron Sky (2012)