Movies like Cocoon

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Cocoon (1985)
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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, feel good, captivating, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, light, thought provoking, poignant ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: elderly, space and aliens, cocoon, benign alien, retirement home, golden years, first contact, alien, fountain of youth, senior citizen, swimming pool, cancer, chase, immortality, life & death, adventure, unlikely friendships, mahjong, defibrillation, life philosophy, utopia, transformation, aging, humanity, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa

Most similar movies to Cocoon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, touching and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, destiny, redemption and family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Cocoon: Cocoon: The Return (1988), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), *batteries not included (1987), Paul (2011), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cocoon: The Return (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth, or will they?
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cocoon, return, shape shifting alien, senior citizen, pregnant woman, human alien, pregnant wife, expectant father, werewolf, ocean or sea, bittersweet, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, epic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien contact, alien abduction, spacecraft, a vision, flying saucer, technology, contact, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mexico, mongolia, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: feel good, light, humorous, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, fall in love, alien encounter, misfit, love and romance, goofy hero, supernatural, danger, single father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
*batteries not included (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, benign alien, apartment building, eviction, friendship, alien life-form, elderly couple, family, alien encounter, save the day, hopes, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.0
 232K
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, funny, sentimental, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, ufo, alien encounter, friends, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip, geek ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1947, year 1980 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, arizona, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 213K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, unlikely friendships, workplace situations, elderly, life philosophy, fashion, office, family, intern, prejudice, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, aging, retirement home, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, delhi, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 61K
Robot & Frank (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: robot, friendship, aging, thief, unlikely criminals, robbery, disorder, one last job, loner, parents and children, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 50K
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, outer space, alien contact, family relations, golf, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 19K
Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, retired, musician, retirement home life, retirement home, aging, opera, reconciliation, concert, rehearsal, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 126K
Last Vegas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, funny, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: elderly, friendship, golden years, vacation, casino, funeral, buddies, aging, friendship between men, male friendship, reunion, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new york, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, elderly, dancer's life, aging, self discovery, golden years, widow, dancing, friends, artists and showbiz, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Camilla (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Freda Lopez, an aspiring musician, travels with her husband to the beautiful beaches of Georgia where she befriends Camilla, an odd and exotic elderly woman who plays the violin. When the two embark on a journey together, Camilla reclaims a lost ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, touching, light ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, couples, aging, elderly, self discovery, road trip, kidnapping, singing, family relations, friends, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: toronto ontario canada, georgia, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 9K
5 Flights Up (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: golden years, love and romance, couple relations, society, couples, elderly, interracial relations, aging, husband wife relationship, real estate, fall in love, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: deathbed, roommate, funeral, orphan, vegetarian, family relations, human nature, friendship, couple relations, friends, golden years, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 42K
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mayor, friendship, love triangle, christmas, couple relations, fall in love, buddies, romance, love and romance, rescue, golden years, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 18K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, elderly, aging, family relations, parents and children, generation gap, family reunited, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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CJ7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ti, a really poor construction worker that struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school, mistakes an orb he finds in a junkjard for a toy which proves to be much, much more once the young boy starts to play with it.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ufo, school, benign alien, little boy, toys, martial arts, family relations, alien, family, extraterrestrial, parents and children, youth ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, pregnancy, cloning, benign alien, couples, disorder, misfit, leadership, alien, culture clash, fall in love, falling in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 23K
Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, based on true events, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: charity, leukemia, hopes, model, human spirit, friendship, women, small town, family drama, calendar, middle aged, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
 11K
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, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
How About You... (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: retirement home life, disagreement, wisdom of life, family relations, retirement home, aging, elderly, siblings relations, self discovery, countryside, sister sister relationship, sister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, couples, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, couples, retiring, crimes, city life, apartment building, lie, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, light, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, crime, crimes, cons and scams, elderly, aging, robbery, dishonesty, one last job, couples, nursing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, golden years, friendship, widow, romance, dating, aging, love, life, love triangle, love and romance, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, robot, life philosophy, androids, dystopic future, artificial intelligence, utopia, human nature, self discovery, romance, society, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century, 2040s, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, master and servant, golden years, racial slur, civil rights, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%