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: clever, humorous, touching, offbeat, semi serious, enigmatic, melancholic, talky, ironic, satirical ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, space and aliens, misfit, racism, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, addiction, on the run, mute or deaf, discrimination, society, urban, chases and races, benign alien, disorder, fish out of water, healing power, overdose, drugs, love, ghetto, subway, slave, hunger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, 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, semi serious and absurd films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, disorder, life philosophy and alien mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like The Brother from Another Planet: What Planet Are You From? (2000), Coneheads (1993), Morons from Outer Space (1985), Rude Awakening (1989), The Thing with Two Heads (1972). 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, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, pregnancy, cloning, benign alien, misfit, disorder, leadership, couples, alien, culture clash, falling in love, humanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 48K
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, alien contact, golf, outer space, adventure, humanity, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ 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, offbeat, semi serious, satirical, light ...
Plot: alien encounter, disorder, partners, misfit, save the world, space travel, danger, rescue, ship, fish out of water, space and aliens, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, jungle, partners, buddies, idealism, undercover, espionage, urban, misfit, society, fish out of water, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, racism, motorcycle, gorilla, police, mad scientist, zombie, experiment gone awry, chases and races, terminal illness, plague, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.9
 843
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, toilet humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, benign alien, deadly creature, escapades, heroic mission, special agents, master villain, space and aliens, mistaken identity, destiny, evil alien, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, feel good, light, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, supernatural, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, space and aliens, alien encounter, danger, single father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: semi serious, touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, lebanese, party, library, librarian, social differences, society, lifestyle, twentysomething life, love and romance, fall in love, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 785
Dr. Alien (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the mysterious and sexy Ms. Xenobia takes over the biology class at the local college, the dating life of supergeek Wesley Littlejohn takes a serious turn. Littlejohn agrees to be a lab rat for the professor's unusual vitamin research ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, sex, alien, switching roles, student life, imaginary, teaching the ways of the world, space and aliens, benign alien, teenage life, love and romance, college ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, offbeat
Plot: fish out of water, teenage life, space and aliens, chases and races, alien encounter, disorder, chase, special agents, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, convertible, corvette ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life, misfit, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 256
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
Plot: alien, propaganda, rebellion, alien encounter, disorder, evil alien, politics, space and aliens, state affairs, rescue, mad scientist, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 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, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, self discovery, parents and children, landlord, racial slur, african american, culture clash, justice, stupidity, city life, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: alien, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, save the world, radio show, danger, space travel, anti heroes, space and aliens, goofy hero, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 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: humorous, surreal, futuristic, biting, not serious ...
Plot: golf, workplace, self discovery, estrangement, society, plague, disorder, deadly, office, unfulfillment, workplace situations, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 31K
Repo Man (1984)
Genre: 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, humorous, cynical, witty, clever ...
Plot: ufo, punk, surrealism, chase, police, violence, repossession, radioactivity, save the day, friends, code, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 5K
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, dark humor, semi serious, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: fashion, alien, sex, heroin, punk, rape, androgyny, gays and lesbians, addiction, society, gender, benign alien ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 38K
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: farce, cloning, robot, fish out of water, political unrest, poet, sex, imaginary, mistaken identity, verbal byplay, sent to the future, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 53K
Cocoon (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, elderly, retirement home, cocoon, fountain of youth, alien, benign alien, golden years, senior citizen, swimming pool, first contact, cancer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 697
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, offbeat, humorous
Plot: bar, prostitute, small town, alien, small town life, alcohol abuse, misfit, benign alien, getting home, space and aliens, music band, secret agent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 709
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, offbeat, not serious, surreal, funny ...
Plot: scientist, evolution, brainwashing, mistaken identity, disorder, self discovery, farce, hidden identity, friends, friendship, space and aliens, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: society, lifestyle, couples, self discovery, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, love and romance, unfulfillment, village life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 10K
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, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: desert, alien, totalitarianism, alien encounter, social differences, teleportation, society, absurdism, time travel, surrealism, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: David Hyde Pierce, playing an alien (credited as infinity-cubed in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late-20th century American city as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, ...
Style: humorous, sexy, funny, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: stalking, love and romance, couples, looking for love, romance, sexual relations, benign alien, goofy hero, danger, human nature, cliche, relationships ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 2K
Galaxina (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Galaxina is a lifelike, voluptuous android who is assigned to oversee the operations of an intergalactic Space Police cruiser captained by incompetent Cornelius Butt. When a mission requires the ship's crew to be placed in suspended animation ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, alien, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, fall in love, disorder, danger, supernatural romance, human android relationship ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 2K
Project: ALF (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six years ago, the space alien, ALF, was on his way back to his new home...When the Alien Task Force finally caught him. Now, the story continues to where the series ended. ALF is now protected by the Alien Task Force, but the leader wants to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, disorder, puppets, family, escapades, space and aliens, chases and races, adventure, alien encounter, on the run, chase, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 223K
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, humorous, sentimental, talky, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, alien, first contact, ufo, friends, geek, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1980, 1940s
Place: nevada, usa, wyoming, arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
For Richer or Poorer (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: amish, fish out of water, frame up, misfit, true love, embezzlement, rivalry, on the run, hidden identity, chases and races, fugitives, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 13K
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, friendship, prostitution, morgue, cons and scams, misfit, nightshift, nightlife, goofy hero, nothing goes right, fish out of water, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 36K
Meet Dave (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, fish out of water, adventure, friendship, spacecraft, captain, benign alien, disorder, alien encounter, escapades, mission gone awry, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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