Movies like Can of Worms

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Can of Worms (1999)
 5.2
 660
Can of Worms
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: outer space, benign alien, spacecraft, evil alien, save the world, family, alien encounter, adventure, space travel, danger, heroes, space and aliens, pets, unlikely partners, young heroes, misfit, getting home, space wars, teenage life, computers and web, cooking and food, family life, imaginary, youth, satellite ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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My Favorite Martian
Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
USA
30 min.
 7.4
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Family, Sci-Fi
USA
115 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Can of Worms

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and offbeat films with plots about family, space and aliens, escapades, danger, disorder, adventure and imaginary mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Can of Worms: Moon Pilot (1962), Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979), Explorers (1985), My Favorite Martian (1963), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moon Pilot
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite all their precautions, a young woman who may be an enemy spy ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, moon, alien encounter, space travel, adventure, airplane, space wars, family, space and aliens, danger, heroes, chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
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System:   95%
    User:   95%
 
Unidentified Flying Oddball
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, travelling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, benign alien, young heroes, time travel, family, changing the past or future, save the world, friendship, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel ...
Place: connecticut, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   82%
 
 6.6
 17K
Explorers
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, space travel, friendship, bullying, family, alien, laboratory, aliens, mischievous children, dreams, childhood, imagination ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   89%
 
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My Favorite Martian
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Favorite Martian is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963, to May 1, 1966, for 107 episodes. The show starred Ray Walston as Uncle Martin and Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara. John L. Greene created the central ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: anti heroes, mars, family, benign alien, goofy hero, suburbs, misfit partners, alien encounter, fish out of water, sitcom, space travel, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   73%
 
The Reluctant Astronaut
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, satirical, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: space travel, nasa, adventure, outer space, underdog, space program, sitcom, comedy of errors, save the world, kids and family, space opera, small town ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   53%
 
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 172
Cybermutt
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Rex, a good-natured Golden Retriever, is given bionic super powers by an eccentric scientist, he becomes the target of an evil genius determined to possess the new technology at any cost.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, family, daring rescue, save the day, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, mistaken identity, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
Stepsister from Planet Weird
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenager's life is disrupted when her mother falls in love with an alien.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, teenage life, family, fish out of water, misfit, youth, family relations, space and aliens, parents and children, siblings relations, high school life, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   56%
 
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Project: ALF
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: puppets, benign alien, chase, family, on the run, chases and races, adventure, space and aliens, misfit, rescue, alien encounter, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
Still Not Quite Human
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the final film of the series, Chip and his "father" attend a robotics convention. Here, Dr. Carson is kidnapped and replaced by an android. Can Chip and his newfound friends save Dr. Carson from a dangerous competitor?
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, a.i., androids and robots, family, daring rescue, kidnapping, save the day, confined, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
Spaced Invaders
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, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, adventure, alien invasion, halloween, small town, aliens, androids and robots, anti heroes, first contact, benign alien, weapons, mars ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
Invasion of the Star Creatures
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Beautiful alien Amazonian women plan to conquer the world using an army of vegetable monsters. Dim-witted privates Philbrick and Penn bumble into a cave in search of atomic activity but collide instead with fierce carrot-topped tree mutants and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: outer space, benign alien, spacecraft, evil alien, save the world, alien encounter, space travel, danger, heroes, soldier, space and aliens, deadly creature ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
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Under Wraps
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedy-adventure in which three twelve-year-olds have a close encounter with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Marshall, Gilbert and Amy accidentally set the mummy free, but if they don't get him back to his resting place by midnight on Halloween, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mummy, family, youth, adventure, young heroes, race against time, rescue, friendship, escapades, imaginary, supernatural, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
The Cat from Outer Space
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that gives it special powers, including the ability to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and seeks the help of a scientist in order to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, family, adventure, dog, benign alien, talking animals, disney, kids and family, children, fish out of water, escapades, childhood ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
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Slappy and the Stinkers
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, best friends, ocean or sea, dedicated educator, adventure, mischievous children, family, underdog, young heroes, rescue, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
Aliens in the Family
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Aliens in the Family is an American sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC, conceived as part of its TGIF lineup From the Creators of Dinosaurs and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Plot: sitcom, benign alien, store, evil alien, suburbs, alien encounter, family life, space and aliens, family relations, alien, babies and infants, nanny ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
The Girl from Mars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young girl who has telekinetic powers also claims to be a visitor from Mars. The girl's father and a scientist who has befriended her try to discern exactly who she is and what is happening.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: alien encounter, teenage life, adventure, family life, family relations, space and aliens, androids and robots, benign alien, goofy hero, single parent, getting home, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
Up, Up, and Away!
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy is the only family member without superpowers in this Disney Film. The world depends on him saving his family from computerized brainwashers. Will he realize that it doesn't take superpowers to be a hero in time to help them defeat the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, family, superhuman powers, school, daring rescue, eccentric family, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, mars, alien encounter, culture clash, family, legends and myths, fish out of water, imaginary, santa claus, children, robot, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
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The Christmas Martian
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A martian comes to a small town in Quebec and becomes friends with the town children. He gives them candy to get the children into his spacecraft. This alarms the parents but he wins them over and they have a great big Christmas party.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, canadian science fiction
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: benign alien, friendship, spacecraft, family, alien encounter, small town, space and aliens, adventure, small town life, imaginary, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
 7.3
 500
Terrahawks
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Gerry Anderson & Christopher Burr's Terrahawks, simply referred to as Terrahawks, was a 1980s British science fiction television series produced by Anderson Burr Pictures and created by the production team of Gerry Anderson and Christopher ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, futuristic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: evil alien, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia, family, heroic mission, space travel, space wars, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
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 4K
Good Boy!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, bad ending, romantic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, destiny, outer space, anti heroes, talking animals, benign alien, chase, mischievous children, young heroes, natural disaster, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: space station, outer space, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, alien encounter, family, space travel, family life, fish out of water, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
The Strongest Man in the World
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Strongest Man in the World is a 1975 film starring Kurt Russell as Dexter Riley, a student in the fictional Medfield College. A school laboratory accident mixes one student's vitamin cereal mix with Dexter Riley's chemical experiment. ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: laboratory, college, mad scientist, odd couple, high school, young heroes, school, family, contests and competitions, teachers and students, adventure, college life ...
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System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
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Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A cosmic case of flying saucers, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang into their most unearthly adventure ever.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: desert, anti heroes, adventure, benign alien, young heroes, family, obsessive quest, rescue, save the world, friendship, alien encounter, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
 637
Space Cases
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Space Cases is a science fiction television series that aired on Nickelodeon for two seasons. Created by Peter David and Bill Mumy, it premiered on March 2, 1996, and was cancelled a year later. It aired for a time on Nickelodeon's Saturday ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: spacecraft, imaginary, family, space and aliens, androids and robots, danger, escapades, robot, coming of age, student, outer space, commander ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Space Buddies
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B-Dawg, Mudbud, Budderball, and all the rest of the Buddies are back, but this time, they're setting their sights even higher -- as in, the moon! With the help of their new pals Spudnick (voiced by Jason Earles) and Gravity, these pooches are ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: moon, babies and infants, best friends, family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, daring rescue, getting home, dog, rescue, survival ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Castle Ra-Tim-Bum
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young wizard must create new spells in his magic book before the planets align. His uncle and aunt, powerful mages themselves, help him achieve that. Based on the award-winning Brazilian TV series.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, palaces castles and temples, young heroes, save the day, family, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, imaginary, youth, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: While carrying on their usual hi-jinks, they inadvertantly stow-away on a spaceship bound for Mars. They meet up with the local Martian residents and cause them to invade the Earth, aided by the "Invincitron", a vacuum-wielding giant ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mars, chases and races, outer space, space and aliens, danger, family, escapades, imaginary, benign alien, evil alien, unlikely partners, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 

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Rusty: A Dog's Tale
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, mischievous children, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adventure, getting home, family life, child custody, dog, danger, heroes ...
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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Mork & Mindy
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred ...
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: farce, sitcom, benign alien, goofy hero, odd couple, family, alien, friendship, alien encounter, fish out of water, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
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