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Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1985)
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Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: robot, insanity, absurdism, mad scientist, mad doctor, financial crisis, financial ruin, christmas, monster, pirate, machine, revenge, money, puzzle, crazy, technology, trap, leader, freak, television, capitalism, manhunt, idiot, chaos, russian roulette ...
Time: 80s
Place: cincinnati ohio, ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, psychotronic and parody films with plots about mad scientist, satire, disorder, chase, dialogue, silly humor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Horror genres. Some movies like Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam: Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Terminal City Ricochet (1990), UHF (1989), The Monitors (1969), Tammy and the T-Rex (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
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: parody, funny, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, media satire, voyeur, voyeurism, prostitute, female nudity, blonde, mad scientist, haunted by the past, satire, u.s. president, mad doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Terminal City Ricochet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its fullest to sell yet more needless junk to eager consumers; a ...
Style: political, cult film, underground film
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this campy spy movie spoof Dr. Goldfoot (Vincent Price) has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Secret agent Craig Gamble (Frankie Avalon) and ...
Style: parody, sexy, humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, espionage, robot, spy, farce, car chase, chase, secret agents, androids, camp, dream girl, laboratory ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.9
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UHF (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, absurd, light ...
Plot: satire, tv show, television, janitor, mad scientist, kidnapping, absurd humor, gambling, filmmaking, fired from the job, imagination, librarian ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: semi serious, humorous, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: alien, satire, propaganda, rebellion, invasion, disorder, filmmaking, state affairs, rescue, evil alien, mad scientist, politics ...
Time: 60s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An evil scientist implants the brain of Michael, a murdered high school student, in an animatronic Tyrannosaurus. He escapes, wreaks vengeance on his high school tormentors and is reunited with his sweetheart Tammy. Together, the couple try to elude ...
Style: funny, surreal, psychological, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tyrannosaurus rex, mad scientist, dinosaur, mad doctor, brain transplant, bully, lion, cheerleader, high school, gay friend, funeral, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Ernest finds his old family album in the attic and discusses his family members from the album to his neighbor, Vern.
Plot: satire, king kong, trailer trash, memories, union soldier, ancestry, carnival, grandfather grandson relationship, poverty, fighter pilot, american civil war, hunger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Heartbeeps (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Heartbeeps stars Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters as domestic robots who fall in love and run off together.
Style: psychotronic, surreal, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: robot, androids and robots, servant, factory, nature, love, fish out of water, escape, machine, lovers, criminal, chase ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: funny, surreal, futuristic, witty, clever ...
Plot: distopia, robot, cloning, time travel, satire, surrealism, revolution, farce, fish out of water, mistaken identity, masturbation, time traveler ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.
Style: parody, surreal, sexy, humorous, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, monster, chase, mutant, snake, transformation, breaking the fourth wall, violent, doctors, exploitation, satire, killer ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
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: sexy, humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: satire, shrinking, justice, life & death, childhood, chase, adaptation, fantasy world, life philosophy, catastrophe, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, surreal, ridiculous, talky, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, motorcycle, exploitation, zombie, mad scientist, racism, african american, prejudice, police, violence, vengeance, death ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Dickshark (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: A romantic couple get more than they expected after the husband's experiments with penis-enlargement cream go awry. Wait, this is not a porn story. Rather, it is an absurd science-fiction movie that features a curious new species, the ...
Style: absurd, erotic
Plot: shark, female nudity, raped by monster, exploitation, murder, cover up, outdoor sex, picnic, mad scientist, giant spider, monster, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ernest Film Festival (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Before he went to camp, before he went to jail, before he saved Christmas, before he was scared stupid, before he went to Africa and before he was in the army, Ernest P. Worrell hosted a variety of commercials, and a lot of them are here on this ...
Plot: satire, pizza, car, ice cream, stupidity, charity, public service, milk, hamburger, shower, compilation
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: parody, philosophical, surreal, futuristic, cerebral ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, witty, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale ...
Style: parody, erotic, not serious, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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Style: parody, disturbing, humorous, captivating, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desperate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: disturbing, captivating, semi serious, parody, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, intense, bad ending, funny, satirical ...
Plot: evolution, brainwashing, farce, depression, cult, death, dark hero, runaway, existentialism, vengeance, fight scenes, women ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychedelic, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, medical, satire, medical experiment, frankenstein's monster, journalism, nothing goes right, mad scientist, fighting the system, state affairs, society, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
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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
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: splatter, scary, disturbing, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
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Style: psychotronic, cult film, hot
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Dr. Caligari (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.
Style: psychotronic, mind bending, surreal, experimental, disturbing ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Baldwin’s “pseudo-pseudo-documentary” presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle ...
Style: experimental, cult film
Plot: alien, conspiracy, satire, invasion, ufo, cia, flying saucer, dictator, television, media, outer space, collage ...
Place: latin america, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, end of the world, survival, mad scientist, disaster, teenager, sister sister relationship, zombie attack, comet, vestiges of humanity, save the world ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Doctor Hackenstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.
Style: scary, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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