Movies like The Brother from Another Planet

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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
 6.7
 5K
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, humorous, touching, offbeat, semi serious, cult film, enigmatic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, space and aliens, misfit, racism, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, graphic violence, addiction, on the run, mute or deaf, discrimination, society, urban, chases and races, benign alien, overdose, disorder, fish out of water, healing power, profanity, drugs, love, football, ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, 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, cult film and clever films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, weird, life philosophy and disorder mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like The Brother from Another Planet: What Planet Are You From? (2000), Coneheads (1993), Rude Awakening (1989), Illegal Aliens (2007), Morons from Outer Space (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, funny, satirical, light, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, pregnancy, cloning, benign alien, couples, disorder, misfit, leadership, alien, culture clash, fall in love, falling in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 50K
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, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, outer space, alien contact, family relations, golf, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, political comedy, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, jungle, espionage, buddies, disorder, friends, stoners, fish out of water, idealism, drug abuse, urban, city life ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 2.9
 860
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, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, save the world, evil alien, benign alien, space and aliens, alien encounter, time travel, androids and robots, escapades, master villain, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, offbeat, cult film, satirical ...
Plot: outer space, anti hero, ship, mistaken identity, heroic mission, celebrity culture, space travel, friendship, fish out of water, alien encounter, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 5K
The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 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, self discovery, misfit, parents and children, landlord, racial slur, african american, culture clash, justice, stupidity, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, semi serious, scary, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, racism, motorcycle, terminal illness, fanatic, gorilla, police, mad scientist, zombie, escape, chases and races, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, fall in love, alien encounter, misfit, love and romance, goofy hero, supernatural, danger, single father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 4K
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, party, librarian, library, coming of age, fish out of water, city life, love and romance, youth, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 738
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, offbeat, surreal, funny ...
Plot: evolution, scientist, brainwashing, farce, friendship, mistaken identity, experiment gone awry, self discovery, hidden identity, space and aliens, disorder, friends ...
Time: 70s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 6K
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: sexual, sexy, cynical, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: fashion, alien, heroin, punk, rape, androgyny, gays and lesbians, addiction, drug dealing, culture clash, benign alien, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 39K
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, poet, fish out of water, political unrest, mistaken identity, sexual content, fighting the system, nothing goes right ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 232K
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: humorous, funny, sentimental, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, ufo, alien encounter, friends, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip, geek ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1947, year 1980 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, arizona, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.7
 267
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, offbeat, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: satire, rebellion, alien, propaganda, filmmaking, disorder, alien encounter, danger, mad scientist, rescue, politics, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s, hollywood star, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 6K
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, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, fantasy world, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 33K
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: cult film, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: ufo, punk, surrealism, chase, repossession, radioactivity, violence, police, save the world, urban, society, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 703
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: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Plot: alien, prostitute, bar, small town, benign alien, alcohol abuse, silly humor, misfit, space and aliens, getting home, secret agents, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 276
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, satire, destiny, heroes, clergy, society, religions or cults, disorder, superhero, vampire, antichrist, messiah ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, clever ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, introspection, urban, couple relations, store, social differences, parents and children, human nature, city life, infidelity, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.8
 801
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, semi serious, realistic, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, on the road, track down, fish out of water, down on your luck, profanity, satire, love and romance, society, nothing goes right ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: england, new york, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, sentimental, ironic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, society, lifestyle, love, ambition, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, performer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.1
 11K
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: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 254K
The World's End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
Style: witty, humorous, absurd, twists and turns, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, small town, british, reunion, obsessive quest, bar, anti heroes, profanity, alcohol abuse, friends, anti hero, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, couple relations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, comeback, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 14K
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: prostitution, pimp, friendship, nightshift, morgue, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, lifestyle, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
They Came from Outer Space (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: offbeat, humorous, sitcom
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, chase, special agents, space and aliens, alien encounter, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, chases and races, disorder, dating, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, halloween, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, catastrophe, disorder, friendship, time travel, space travel, alien encounter, technology gone awry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: suspense, biting, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, satire, heist, apathy, investigation, deadly, society, couple relations, eccentric family, violence spree, social decay, meet the parents ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 22K
Dark Star (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, escapades, pets, technology gone awry, silly humor, asteroids and comets, hippie ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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