Movies like Flubber

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Flubber (1997)
 5.3
 85K
Flubber (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, idiotic, offbeat, sweet, funny, weird, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, inventor, family, university, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, fall in love, disorder, nothing goes right, father son relationship, bankruptcy, love triangle, science, secret, unlikely hero, love and romance, wedding, technology, computer animation, misfit, sport team, fixed match, flying, slime ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Flubber

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, entertaining and melancholic films with plots about family, disorder, fantasy world, storytelling, brutality, adaptation and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Flubber: My Favorite Martian (1999), The Animal (2001), The Absent Minded Professor (1961), Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, disney, mars, alien, rescue, spacecraft, martian, benign alien, family, alien encounter, space travel, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 57K
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, not serious, feel good, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, organ donation, experiment gone awry, police investigation, animal life, goofy hero, partners, man beast, flirting, police officer, car accident, animals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: experiment gone awry, professor, inventor, basketball, flying car, family, college, nothing goes right, misfit, goofy hero, mad scientist, silly humor ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, when the parents are away, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, baby, inventor, giant, family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, inventions and discoveries, escapades, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, offbeat, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, telekinesis, cat, ufo, benign alien, family, adventure, alien encounter, fish out of water, friendship, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 36K
Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, family relations, best friend, fish out of water, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, brother sister relationship, comic violence, twins, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, football movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, child as adult, fish out of water, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and ...
Style: humorous, funny, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: split personality, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, fall in love, nothing goes right, goofy hero, alter ego, parody, physical appearance, inventions and discoveries, farce, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.7
 25K
Baby Geniuses (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baby, babies and infants, mistaken identity, mad scientist, twins, family, adventure, imaginary, prank, goofy hero, danger, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, friendship, nothing goes right, children, neighbor, suburbs, criminal, runaway, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, shrinking, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, family, inventor, odd couple, misfit, mischievous children, disorder, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: 1990s, year 1997, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 66K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, rescue, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: hypnosis, mind reading, high school life, college, disorder, power relations, friends, mad scientist, nothing goes right, heist, experiment gone awry, teachers and students ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: duck, professor, family, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, odd couple, partners, laboratory, gold, research laboratory, stereotypes, treasure hunt ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Inspector Gadget (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: John Brown is a bumbling but well-intentioned security guard who is badly injured in an explosion planned by an evil mastermind. He is taken to a laboratory, where Brenda, a leading robotics surgeon, replaces his damaged limbs with state-of-the-art ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, gadget, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, escapades, wish come true, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, imaginary, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dinosaur, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, heroic mission, friendship, nothing goes right, misfit, marriage proposal, best friend, family, silly humor ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 3.1
 16K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, escapades, buddies, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Beethoven is back -- and this time, he has a whole brood with him now that he's met his canine match, Missy, and fathered a family. The only problem is that Missy's owner, Regina, wants to sell the puppies and tear the clan apart. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: pets, puppy, dog, rescue, family relations, family, adventure, nothing goes right, heroes, danger, love and romance, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece ...
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: split personality, alter ego, physical appearance, family, eccentric family, nothing goes right, goofy hero, supernatural ability, disorder, mad scientist, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, friendship, computer, family, gangsters, contests and competitions, coming of age, on the run, goofy hero, youth, computer system, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.4
 18K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, family, dog, human becoming an animal, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, disorder, parents and children, genetic engineering, family life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, shrinking, experiment gone awry, family relations, laser, fish out of water, miniaturization, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 22K
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: animal lover, siblings relations, orphan, mischievous children, pets, young heroes, puppy, dog movie, family relations, friends, abandoned hotel, pitbull ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, jungle, parents and children, eccentric family, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, teenage boy, 13 year old, stock broker, family relations ...
Place: new york, venezuela, brazil, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 65K
Junior (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.
Style: feel good, light, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, science, scientist, baby, farce, fall in love, switching roles, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, disorder, nothing goes right, fertility ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1994, twentieth century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 64K
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: children, unemployment, mischievous children, farce, fish out of water, father son relationship, goofy hero, kindergarten, workplace situations, friends, nothing goes right, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 12K
Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, weatherman, chase, high school, school, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, siblings relations, fish out of water, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%