Movies like The Brother from Another Planet

If you like "The Brother from Another Planet" you are looking for clever, semi serious and offbeat movies about / with alien, drug abuse, fish out of water, aliens, drugs, urban and benign alien themes of Comedy and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
 6.8
 5K
The Brother from Another Planet
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, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, touching, enigmatic, melancholic, talky, ironic, satirical ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, fish out of water, aliens, drugs, urban, benign alien, space and aliens, segregation, misfit, homeless, society, dialogue, bounty hunter, loneliness, character study, surveillance, writers, mute or deaf, runaway, greed, crime gone awry, on the run, life philosophy, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
The list contains the best and most popular movies with the same themes ordered by rating. Click "View All" button to show all items.
Kin-dza-dza!
Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Soviet Union
135 min.
 8.2
Stranger Than Paradise
Comedy, Drama
USA, West Germany
89 min.
 7.6
Choose a movie to watch from relevant lists of films. Click "View All" button to show all collections.

Most similar movies to The Brother from Another Planet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, clever, melancholic and satirical films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, life philosophy, culture clash 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), Dark Star (1974), Morons from Outer Space (1985), Liquid Sky (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
What Planet Are You From?
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, semi serious, witty, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: alien, cloning, benign alien, fish out of water, mars, culture clash, happy ending, disorder, aliens, space and aliens, babies and infants, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.3
 46K
Coneheads
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, offbeat, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, fish out of water, stranded, aliens, alien invasion, misfit, first contact, suburbs, disorder, family, space and aliens, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   73%
 
 6.4
 19K
Dark Star
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, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, alien, parody, aliens, space opera, existentialism, a.i., first contact, pets, technology gone awry, solitude, mars ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   60%
 
Movie in collections
Morons from Outer Space
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, satirical, light ...
Plot: alien, ship, anti heroes, parody, benign alien, deadly creature, aliens, vampire human love, odd couple, rescue, save the world, british ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   60%
 
 6.1
 5K
Liquid Sky
Genre: Sci-Fi
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, psychedelic, semi serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: alien, sex, heroin, punk, addiction, drugs, fashion, space and aliens, aliens, surrealism, benign alien, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   64%
 
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
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, offbeat, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: suburbs, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, adventure, danger, disorder, love, master villain, mentor, rescue, love story, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   59%
 
 6.6
 4K
Party Girl
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, twentysomething life, romance, urban, fall in love, life philosophy, city life, fish out of water, mentor, unlikely friendships, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
Movie in collections
80s movies
80s
4196
aliens movies
aliens
346
Lost in America
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: humorous, road movie, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, down on your luck, yuppie, workplace, marriage, nothing goes right, corporate america, hopes, deadpan, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   68%
 
 8.2
 10K
Kin-dza-dza!
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: humorous, surreal, semi serious, cerebral, futuristic ...
Plot: desert, getting home, russian, aliens, alien, time travel, post apocalyptic, distant planet, utopia, human nature, sarcasm, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
 6.1
 5K
Visioneers
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, not serious, gloomy, absurd ...
Plot: workplace, dystopic future, estrangement, deadly, office, deadpan, society, destiny, unfulfillment, dreams, disorder, life & death ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
Denise Calls Up
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, unlikely friendships, couple relations, life philosophy, solitude, life & death, loneliness, relationships, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
Blue in the Face
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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, human nature, couple relations, urban, relationships, store, sarcasm, life philosophy, dialogue, solitude, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   63%
 
 6.9
 29K
Repo Man
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, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, absurd ...
Plot: punk, alien, surrealism, cult, mad scientist, obsessive quest, ufo, cars, save the world, aliens, existentialism, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
Movie in collections
 7.3
 37K
Sleeper
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, clever, witty ...
Plot: farce, robot, cloning, chase, revolution, jazz, time travel, fighting the system, surrealism, hospital, fish out of water, rebellion ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
The American Astronaut
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samual Curtis's first mission in this bizarre science fiction musical comedy requires him to take a cat to a saloon on an asteroid. There, he meets his former dance partner (the Blueberry Pirate) and collects his payment: a device capable of ...
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, crimes, surrealism, astronaut, music, love and romance, space and aliens, bounty hunter, creativity, lone wolves, pirate ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
 6.3
 581
Simon
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: farce, friendship, disorder, life philosophy, hidden identity, self discovery, parallel universe, dialogue, male nudity, fight scenes, mentor, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
 7.2
 12K
Trees Lounge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, small town, bar, social misfits, loneliness, drugs, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, life, complex characters, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
Rude Awakening
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, satirical, funny ...
Plot: jungle, marijuana, buddies, fish, on the run, urban, friends, mentor, misfit, homeless, greed, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
Movie in collections
urban movies
urban
2050
usa movies
usa
10574
 6.1
 1K
Haiku Tunnel
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, office, obnoxious boss, corporate america, lawyer, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, writing, catastrophe, existentialism, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera and a few thousand bucks could schlep up to Bronson canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror B-movie? Well, they're back! The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is an affectionate, meticulous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, monster, science, alien, anti heroes, parody, benign alien, deadpan, dialogue, race against time, existentialism, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
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, clever, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, benign alien, looking for love, alien, sexual relations, humanity, love and romance, aliens, reality tv, technology, couples, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
Meet the Applegates
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the power station perhaps ?. One day the daughter mantis ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, satirical ...
Plot: vengeance, dysfunctional family, dangerous animal, family, hidden identity, male nudity, ecology, suburban life, small town, natural disaster, suburbs, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
Amazon Women on the Moon
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: parody, media satire, sexualized violence, disorder, mad scientist, storytelling, haunted by the past, irreverent, hospital, anthology, mentor, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
Movie in collections
Absolutely Anything
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eccentric aliens give a man the power to do anything he wants to determine if Earth is worth saving.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Plot: wish come true, supernatural ability, existentialism, love story, love, school teacher, miraculous event, lifestyle change, responsibility, dog, life philosophy, humanity ...
Time: year 1972
Place: hawaii, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
Stranger Than Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, road movie, semi serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, friendship, on the road, jazz, loneliness, deadpan, self discovery, existentialism, dialogue, character study, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Making Mr. Right
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, androids, a.i., androids and robots, misfit partners, opposites attract, imaginary, boss and employee, looking for love, mentor, workplace romance, road not taken ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 10K
Big Business
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, offbeat, funny ...
Plot: culture clash, twins, women, odd couple, comedy of errors, small town, farce, urban, parents and children, fighting the system, fish out of water, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, west virginia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, parody, robot, vengeance, puppets, androids and robots, sarcasm, space travel, island, disorder, dialogue, creativity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 

Choose "a movie to watch" by trailers from related films

Watch trailers from related movies and select your next film!
I'm Not Rappaport
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, urban, odd couple, life philosophy, unlikely couple, aging, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), city life, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 6.3
 190K
Mars Attacks!
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, mars, alien, alien invasion, end of the world, sarcasm, anti heroes, white house, aliens, congress, president, evil alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, washington d.c., big ben london, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:

TOP 5 movies for each basic tag

alien
alien movies
Paul 2011
7.0
The Fifth Element 1997
7.7
Arrival 2016
7.9
Men in Black 1997
7.3
Predator 1987
7.8
View all
drug abuse
drug abuse movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Gia 1998
7.0
Boogie Nights 1997
7.9
Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive 2011
6.5
Nurse Jackie 2009
7.7
View all
clever
clever movies
Now You See Me 2013
7.3
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
9.3
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013
8.2
Peaky Blinders 2013
8.8
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014
6.2
View all
fish out of water
fish out of water movies
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015
7.8
Coming to America 1988
7.0
King Ralph 1991
5.2
White Chicks 2004
5.5
Private Benjamin 1980
6.1
View all
aliens
aliens movies
Planet 51 2009
6.1
Virus 1999
4.9
Doom 2005
5.2
Cowboys & Aliens 2011
6.0
The Arrival 1996
6.3
View all
drugs
drugs movies
Homefront 2013
6.5
Sleight 2016
5.9
Boogie Nights 1997
7.9
A Clockwork Orange 1971
8.3
Southland Tales 2006
5.5
View all
urban
urban movies
Step Up Revolution 2012
6.5
How I Met Your Mother 2005
8.3
Police Academy 1984
6.7
Rats: Night of Terror 1984
4.5
The Rats 2002
4.9
View all
benign alien
benign alien movies
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch 2005
6.3
Paul 2011
7.0
Meet Dave 2008
5.0
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
7.9
Planet 51 2009
6.1
View all