Movies like Can of Worms

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Can of Worms (1999)
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Can of Worms (1999)
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, exciting, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: spacecraft, misfit, satellite, cooking and food, outer space, teenage life, adventure, space and aliens, youth, family, heroes, space travel, space wars, save the world, pets, family life, computers and web, danger, getting home, unlikely partners, benign alien, imaginary, young heroes, alien encounter, evil alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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 exciting films with plots about family, adventure, escapades, disorder, heroes, danger and space and aliens mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Can of Worms: The Cat from Outer Space (1978), Moon Pilot (1962), Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000), Explorers (1985), The Girl from Mars (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: alien, cat, ufo, telekinesis, benign alien, family, adventure, disorder, animal life, misfit, friendship, fish out of water ...
Place: australia
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Moon Pilot (1962)
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: exciting, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: moon, getting home, parents and children, family, escapades, space wars, benign alien, adventure, alien encounter, control room, airplane, chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000)
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, teenage life, family, parents and children, fish out of water, youth, high school life, misfit, remarry, foe turned friend, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 18K
Explorers (1985)
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: feel good, offbeat, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, laboratory, adventure, family, friends, misfit, disorder, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Girl from Mars (1991)
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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Plot: danger, parents and children, space and aliens, teenage life, space wars, adventure, androids and robots, benign alien, heroes, getting home, goofy hero, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 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 ⇓
66%
 6.5
 2K
Under Wraps (1997)
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mummy, horror for children, halloween, adventure, young heroes, friendship, escapades, race against time, youth, supernatural, rescue, old dark house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Christmas Martian (1971)
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, canadian science fiction
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: small town, alien encounter, small town life, family relations, friends, spacecraft, youth, friendship, imaginary, adventure, benign alien, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jett Jackson, who is the star of Silverstone, is considering quitting Silverstone when it is given a three year extension. During the filming of the last episode, Jett is accidently sucked into Silverstone's world when a prop malfunctions. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: escapades, imaginary, getting home, superhuman powers, young heroes, master villain, switching roles, heroes, adventure, wish come true, parallel world, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Cybermutt (2003)
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: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, superhuman powers, crimes, benign alien, rivalry, mistaken identity, pets, family life, alien encounter, animal life, disorder, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 1K
P.U.N.K.S. (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: super strength, misfit, prodigy, mad scientist, escapades, adventure, teenager, disorder, teenage life, family, imaginary, school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: soldier, outer space, save the world, battles, goofy hero, escapades, save the day, space and aliens, benign alien, space travel, danger, spacecraft ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, king arthur, nasa, camelot, astronaut, escapades, imaginary, benign alien, getting home, young heroes, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Place: england, europe, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
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: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: nasa, outer space, astronaut, space travel, adventure, underdog, danger, save the world, comedy of errors, self discovery, nagging and grouching, ghost ...
Time: future, 80s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, 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, humorous, feel good, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, santa claus, robot, children, space travel, alien encounter, christmas, benign alien, imaginary, space and aliens, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
49%
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)
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: humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: space station, outer space, friendship, misfit, escapades, friends, disorder, best friends, youth, alien encounter, time travel, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Still Not Quite Human (1992)
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: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, imaginary, androids and robots, a.i., obsessive quest, daring rescue, save the day, family relations, killer robot, danger, master villain, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, anti heroes, adventure, mischievous children, heroes, getting home, daring rescue, young heroes, hopes, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) is back in a heartwarming adventure of presidential proportions! Maya's dream of going to vet school is put on hold when she gets a call from the president of the United States. It seems the First Dog is out of ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, race against time, danger, animal life, pets, disorder, odd couple, friends, save the day, imaginary, heroic mission, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Prehysteria! (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.
Style: offbeat, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: single parent, family relations, friends, family life, animal life, disorder, misfit, heroes, adventure, escapades, family, teenage life ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 4K
Good Boy! (2003)
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: sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, tense, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talking dog, dog, friendship, space and aliens, human animal relationship, mission, outer space, mentor, benign alien, pets, family, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
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Zenon: Z3 (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zenon Kar a teenager living on a space station in the year 2054 competes in the first ever Galactic Teen Supreme contest.
Style: feel good, futuristic, not serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: young heroes, disorder, space and aliens, contests and competitions, mischievous children, family, master villain, escapades, teenage life, imaginary, adventure, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Other Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Will Browning accidently creates a clone of himself when working on a science project.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cloning, twins, youth, nothing goes right, teenage life, parents and children, family, disorder, favoritism, school, ultimatum, dual role ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: benign alien, alien, nasa, friendship, ufo, adventure, halloween, family, young heroes, youth, healing power, stranded ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 685
Space Cases (1996)
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, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: spacecraft, danger, androids and robots, family, space and aliens, escapades, imaginary, coming of age, robot, student, commander, academy ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Castle Ra-Tim-Bum (1999)
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, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, escapades, family, save the day, curses spells and rituals, heroes, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, supernatural, family life, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, school, family relations, coming of age, kidnapping, fish out of water, heroes, save the day, young heroes, teachers and students, dedicated educator, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups -- and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: great dane, family, mistaken identity, pets, disorder, family life, animal life, best friends, danger, misfit, young heroes, unlikely partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Santa Hunters (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Four children trIn Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, track down, youth, escapades, young heroes, imaginary, legends and myths, adventure, family, chases and races, heroes, santa claus
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%