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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: mad scientist, mad doctor, financial crisis, financial ruin, christmas, robot, pirate, monster, machine, money, freak, crazy, puzzle, technology, gun, leader, insanity, russian roulette, satire, capitalism, totalitarianism, manhunt, mastermind, television, garbage ...
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, disorder, satire, chase, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Horror genres. Some movies like Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam: Terminal City Ricochet (1990), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), UHF (1989), Tammy and the T-Rex (1994), The Monitors (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: underground film, cult film
Plot: outlaw, betrayal, faked death, arrest, jail, head blown off, foot chase, fictional reality show, political repression, newspaper headline, chase, censorship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, anthology, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, media satire, haunted by the past, mad scientist, mad doctor, u.s. president, storytelling, invisibility, sea disaster, silly humor, profanity, surfing ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ 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, humorous, not serious, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, secret agents, chase, farce, espionage, robot, car chase, laser, electric chair, bikini, world domination, secret agent ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 27K
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, cult film, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, satire, bug, music video, loser, tv station, workplace, photojournalist, anchor, take over, once in a lifetime opportunity, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, parody
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: mad scientist, tyrannosaurus rex, high school, rivalry, brain transplant, misfit, danger, youth, escapades, imaginary, disorder, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.7
 287
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: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: satire, alien, rebellion, propaganda, danger, space and aliens, rescue, mad scientist, state affairs, alien encounter, filmmaking, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983)
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: musical number, grandfather grandson relationship, carnival, poverty, union soldier, ancestry, hunger, american civil war, father son relationship, reminiscence, fighter pilot, memories ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.3
 1K
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: semi serious, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: factory, robot, servant, androids and robots, couple relations, couples, fall in love, eccentric family, love and romance, society, a.i., space and aliens ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
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: parody, humorous, talky, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, scientist, imaginary, outer space, astronaut, satellite, world domination, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, tomato, world domination, chase, silly humor, disorder, save the world, rescue, supernatural, imaginary, goofy hero, superhuman powers ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Naked Monster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using soundtracks and extensive footage from many old movies, this spoof/homage of 1950's science-fiction films brings back many favorite actors from these classic movies, some reprising their former roles, to help destroy a giant stop-motion ...
Style: parody, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: monster, mad scientist, satire, supernatural, showdown, dinosaur, supernatural being, supernatural horror, bare breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sergeant
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
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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: futuristic, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, poet, mistaken identity, fish out of water, political unrest, sexual content, fugitives, misfit ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 2.3
 405
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
Plot: shark, exploitation, immortality, dialogue driven, philosophy, raped by monster, cover-up, swimsuit, panties, phallic symbol, frankenstein, talking during sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Wild World of Batwoman (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The pointlessly-named Batwoman and her bevy of Batmaidens fight evil and dance.
Style: psychotronic, parody, not serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, superhero, exploitation, dancing, scientist, hearing aid, danger, good versus evil, save the day, fighting crime, secret identity, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic, parody ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, materialism, genetic engineering, conspiracy, satire, rescue, gender, experiment gone awry, eccentric family, fish out of water, memory loss ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, semi serious, scary, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, racism, motorcycle, terminal illness, fanatic, gorilla, police, mad scientist, zombie, escape, chases and races, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: compilation, public service, pizza, charity, hamburger, ice cream, shower, stupidity, car, milk
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 23K
Dark Star (1974)
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, cult film, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, a.i., technology gone awry, silly humor, chaos, asteroids and comets, hippie ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 7K
Freaked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, mad scientist, goofy hero, betrayal, escapades, countryside, disorder, farce, heroes, nothing goes right, silly humor, brat ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 4K
Flesh Gordon (1974)
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, not serious, offbeat, humorous, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, good versus evil, space travel, mad scientist, rescue, kidnapping, looking for sex, silly humor, couples, disorder, alien encounter, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 59K
The Animal (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. His newfound powers are awesome -- but their adverse side effects could take over his life. Now, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, organ donation, experiment gone awry, man beast, police investigation, animal life, goofy hero, partners, flirting, police officer, car accident, animals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 831
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, not serious, offbeat, weird, surreal ...
Plot: evolution, scientist, brainwashing, farce, self discovery, mistaken identity, friendship, experiment gone awry, hidden identity, space and aliens, friends, disorder ...
Time: 70s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Britannia Hospital (1982)
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: semi serious, witty, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hospital, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, state affairs, nothing goes right, journalism, fighting the system, mad scientist, chaos and mayhem, doctors and patients, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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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, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: misfit, super strength, prodigy, escapades, adventure, mad scientist, disorder, imaginary, family, school, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 59K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: cult film, splatter, humorous, sinister, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, overdose, bodies, dark humor, obsession, death, hospital, insanity, murder, experiment gone awry, strangulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, massachusetts, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 328
Kiss Me Quick! (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Sterilox, asexual ambassador from a distant planet, comes down to earth in search of feminine breeding stock. A mad scientist treats the alien to dancing sex robots.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: alien, scientist, swing, blouse, breasts, sexploitation, brunette, bra, frankenstein's monster, vampire, sex, laboratory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fate of the planet in the hands of Larry, Moe and Curly Joe? That's exactly the situation the trio finds themselves in when they befriend a wacky scientist and must defend his secret invention from a pair of malevolent Martians. Sight gags, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, psychotronic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: farce, three stooges, catastrophe, submarine, espionage, alien encounter, disorder, spacecraft, inventions and discoveries, rivalry, goofy hero, fugitives ...
Time: 60s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 1K
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, cult film, suspenseful, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: surrealism, disorder, doctors and patients, murder, plague, mental institution, sexual relations, experiment gone awry, mental illness, woman in danger, obsession, transplant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
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 ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, epic, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, nothing goes right, mars, office, cons and scams, silly humor, disorder, artists and showbiz, mad scientist, geiger counter, absurd humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992)
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: cult film, experimental
Plot: conspiracy, alien, collage, television, bible quote, flying saucer, newsreel footage, stock footage, dictator, media, cia, satire ...
Place: latin america, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%