Movies like The Brother from Another Planet

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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
Style: allegory, clever, touching, humorous, semi serious, enigmatic, melancholic, talky, ironic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, space and aliens, racism, addiction, misfit, graphic violence, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, discrimination, society, on the run, mute or deaf, overdose, disorder, fish out of water, healing power, benign alien, drugs, love, football, ghetto, subway, slave, hunger ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Brother from Another Planet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, offbeat, clever and cult film films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, redemption, disorder and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like The Brother from Another Planet: My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), What Planet Are You From? (2000), Coneheads (1993), Rude Awakening (1989), Illegal Aliens (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, space and aliens, alien, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, alien contact, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
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100%
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The ...
Style: humorous, satirical, light, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, pregnancy, cloning, benign alien, couples, disorder, misfit, leadership, alien, culture clash, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
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90%
 5.4
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Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, benign alien, parents and children, family life, alien life-form, outer space, golf, family relations, alien contact, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Rude Awakening (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In the later 1980s, the find out that a secret war is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, society, misfit, undercover, on the run, state affairs, partners, buddies, stoners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Illegal Aliens (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by Syntax, their holographic mentor, these Illegal Aliens are willing to use every trick in the book and every sexy outfit in their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, alien, save the world, benign alien, time travel, alien encounter, disorder, master villain, escapades, androids and robots, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
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74%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, parody, satirical, light ...
Plot: outer space, ship, space travel, celebrity culture, mistaken identity, friendship, fish out of water, heroic mission, alien encounter, benign alien, deadly creature, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
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72%
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Pesci stars as Louie Kritski, a heartless landlord who has been so negligent in keeping up his ghetto apartment that he is threatened with jail time. The judge gives him another option, which he accepts -- he must live in his rat-infested hell ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, self discovery, parents and children, african american, racial slur, landlord, culture clash, justice, stupidity, society, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his head onto the only available candidate: a black man ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, racism, motorcycle, terminal illness, gorilla, fanatic, police, mad scientist, zombie, escape, interracial relations, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Liquid Sky (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human ...
Style: sexy, sexual, psychedelic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: fashion, space and aliens, alien, heroin, rape, androgyny, gays and lesbians, addiction, twins, drug dealing, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Repo Man (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: ufo, surrealism, chase, police, silly humor, apprentice, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, buddies, obsessive quest, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: India, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: benign alien, society, supernatural, fish out of water, disorder, alien, love, religion, alien contact, cause and meaning, friendship, atheism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Simon (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, funny, thought provoking ...
Plot: scientist, evolution, brainwashing, farce, space and aliens, hidden identity, self discovery, friendship, mistaken identity, experiment gone awry, disorder, friends ...
Time: 70s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
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Paul (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: funny, unusual plot structure, parody, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, special agents, chase, friends, space and aliens, disorder, buddies, hitchhiker ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1980, 1940s ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, austin texas, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, revolution, poet, fish out of water, mistaken identity, political unrest, disorder, sex aid ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 913
Stars and Bars (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henderson Dores (Daniel Day Lewis), a New York based art dealer from England, travels to Georgia to persuade patriarch, Harry Dean Stanton, to sell a Monet previously thought lost.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, cerebral ...
Plot: fish out of water, adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, down on your luck, family relations, disorder, love and romance, forgery, romance, track down ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: new york, georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 5K
Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, librarian, coming of age, strong female presence, sexual content, friends, disorder, couples, godparent, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 307
The Monitors (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.
Style: semi serious, humorous, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: satire, propaganda, alien, rebellion, alien encounter, state affairs, rescue, evil alien, mad scientist, politics, space and aliens, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, disorder, couple relations, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, not serious, futuristic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, society, future dystopia, golf, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: couples, self discovery, society, lifestyle, love, ambition, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, performer's life, stash, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Phil the Alien (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Phil the Alien crashes to Earth and find himself alone in the wilds of northern Canada. In the process of going home he goes from drunk to christian rock singer to mass murder.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Plot: alien, small town, prostitute, benign alien, alcohol abuse, space and aliens, getting home, misfit, silly humor, secret agents, supernatural power, shape shifting alien ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.5
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Ultrachrist! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would Jesus do if he returned to Earth and discovered he could no longer relate to the youth of today?
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, captivating, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, religions or cults, heroes, clergy, society, destiny, disorder, vampire, superhero, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, parody, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: materialism, family relations, genetic engineering, conspiracy, kidnapping, satire, silly humor, rescue, society, master villain, switching roles, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 14K
Big Business (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, fish out of water, small town, luxury hotel, culture clash, farce, family relations, disorder, small town life, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, crimes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, dishonesty, comeback, disorder, couples, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
 12K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, alien, absurdism, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, outer space, distant planet, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, buddies, lifestyle, store, human nature, infidelity, social differences, couple relations, city life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
They Came from Outer Space (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: They Came from Outer Space is an American science fiction comedy series that aired in syndication from October 1990 to March 1991. The series was created by Tom McLoughlin.
Style: humorous, sitcom, offbeat
Plot: fish out of water, disorder, alien encounter, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, special agents, space and aliens, misfit, chase, dating, corvette, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 16K
Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, prostitution, friendship, morgue, nightshift, nightlife, cons and scams, misfit, fish out of water, lifestyle, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%