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, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, disorder, life philosophy and brutality 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, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: alien, fish out of water, pregnancy, cloning, benign alien, disorder, leadership, couples, misfit, 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, alien invasion, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: disorder, alien encounter, partners, fish out of water, odd couple, misfit, danger, space travel, rescue, ship, journalism, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, jungle, disorder, partners, friendship, espionage, undercover, idealism, urban, society, misfit, drug abuse ...
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, police, gorilla, mad scientist, zombie, deadly, death row, terminal illness, plague, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: date night, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, love and romance, misfit, alien encounter, goofy hero, fall in love, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: semi serious, humorous, toilet humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: imaginary, deadly creature, escapades, heroic mission, space and aliens, chases and races, save the world, time travel, benign alien, master villain, disorder, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: offbeat, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, party, librarian, opposites attract, youth, friends, fall in love, interracial relations, romance, twentysomething life ...
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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, sex, alien, music band, time travel, youth, power relations, friends, disorder, alien encounter, college life, teenage love ...
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, special agents, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, chases and races, space and aliens, chase, misfit, alien encounter, disorder, convertible, dating ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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, misfit, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: propaganda, alien, rebellion, rescue, mad scientist, danger, filmmaking, disorder, alien encounter, evil alien, space and aliens, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, semi serious, offbeat, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, radio show, save the world, mistaken identity, misfit, technology gone awry, anti heroes, escapades, androids and robots ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ 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, biting, futuristic, not serious ...
Plot: golf, workplace, self discovery, estrangement, dull life, plague, unfulfillment, workplace situations, future dystopia, life is a bitch, deadly, disorder ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: fashion, alien, sex, heroin, punk, rape, androgyny, gays and lesbians, addiction, society, gender, twins ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, clever, semi serious, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: ufo, punk, alien, surrealism, chase, police, violence, cocaine, torture, repossession, save the day, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, 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, political unrest, poet, fish out of water, sex, love and romance, future dystopia, chases and races, owner, fugitives ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, realistic, not serious, funny, comic ...
Plot: misfit, urban, society, family relations, disorder, dishonesty, fish out of water, switching roles, city life, parents and children, self discovery, slum ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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, humorous, offbeat
Plot: bar, small town, prostitute, alien, misfit, alcohol abuse, space and aliens, getting home, benign alien, small town life, 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, friends, self discovery, mistaken identity, disorder, space and aliens, experiment gone awry, friendship, hidden identity, farce ...
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: couples, lifestyle, society, self discovery, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, village, city life, unfulfillment, 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, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, totalitarianism, alien encounter, social differences, society, absurdism, time travel, teleportation, surrealism, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, golden years, senior citizen, benign alien, swimming pool, first contact, cancer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ 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, goofy hero, benign alien, sexual relations, danger, human nature, cliche, relationships ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, sentimental, funny, talky, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, alien encounter, first contact, ufo, friends, geek, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, san diego california, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, supernatural romance, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, disorder, fall in love, danger, human android relationship ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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, dishonesty, frame up, comedy of errors, accountant, rivalry, on the run, hidden identity, disorder, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, disorder, chase, escapades, chases and races, adventure, space and aliens, family, alien encounter, puppets, on the run, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, nightlife, nightshift, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, high school, addiction, teachers and students, love triangle, fish out of water, starting over, gender, high school life, disorder, sexual relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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