Movies like Howard the Duck

If you like "Howard the Duck" you are looking for not serious, humorous and offbeat movies about / with duck, evil alien, laser, fish out of water, adventure, alternate reality and anthropomorphism themes of Action, Adventure and Comedy genre shot in USA.
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Howard the Duck (1986)
 4.7
 45K
Howard the Duck (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, cult film, ridiculous, psychotronic, awful, satirical, weird, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: duck, evil alien, laser, fish out of water, adventure, alternate reality, anthropomorphism, physicist, experiment gone awry, benign alien, alien, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, misfit, getting home, escapades, disorder, rivalry, race against time, silly humor, rock, alien invasion, outer space, parallel universe, superhero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: cleveland ohio, ohio

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Most similar movies to Howard the Duck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, light and entertaining films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, dialogue, mentor, alien and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Howard the Duck: Coneheads (1993), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), Mom and Dad Save the World (1992), Spaceballs (1987), Spaced Invaders (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
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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: space and aliens, fish out of water, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien life-form, outer space, golf, family relations, alien contact, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, alien encounter, fall in love, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger, alien ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emperor Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make Marge his before blowing up the Earth. The Emperor and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, parody, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: evil alien, laser, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, imaginary, race against time, family, chases and races, rivalry, space and aliens, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 178K
Spaceballs (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, farce, woman in danger, princess, daring rescue, master villain, race against time, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: evil alien, alien, halloween, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, catastrophe, disorder, anti hero, alien encounter, technology gone awry, radio show ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 533K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, secret agents, government agency, partners, space and aliens, undercover, ufo, creature, alien encounter, save the world, aliens, secret service ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled ...
Style: parody, futuristic, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: outer space, pirate, time travel, heroes, battles, treasure hunt, space travel, space wars, space war, adventure, destiny, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.2
 354K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, buddy cop, alien, save the world, aliens, extraterrestrial, undercover, race against time, alien invasion, secret agents, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1978, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, massachusetts, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, mad scientist, rescue, swamp, secret identity, deadly, superhuman powers, fighting crime, rivalry, escapades, zombie, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Suburban Commando (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but still finds himself unable to allow ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, bounty hunter, adventure, fish out of water, space travel, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, superhero, family, save the world, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Disguised as executives from a Dutch Oil Company, Aliens from outer space buy a local farming company and promise to create jobs for the failing farming town. Their goal is to use crop circles to heat up the temperature of the earth and eventually ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, adventure, heroes, save the world, alien encounter, disorder, escapades, rivalry, chases and races, danger, misfit, alien abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, spacecraft, space travel, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, warrior, reluctant partners, save the world ...
Time: future, year 2014, 80s, 2010s, year 1988
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Science Project (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, science, technology gone awry, school, changing the past or future, adventure, high school, escapades, coming of age, imaginary, save the world ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his henchmen are accidentally freed from their outer-space imprisonment and threaten Earth with destruction, just as Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides to renounce his superpowers for his new ...
Style: exciting, feel good, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, superhuman powers, save the world, evil alien, secret identity, nuclear, self sacrifice, mission, criminal, super strength, world domination ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, laser, fish out of water, home alone, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, monster, abduction, armored vehicle, laser, miner, sword and sorcery, desert, adventure, rivalry, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 21K
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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, spacecraft, laboratory, adventure, family, heroic mission, fish out of water, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, comic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, mutant, secret identity, adventure, superhero, good versus evil, friendship, turtle, save the day, fighting crime, master villain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 53K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space opera, emperor, outer space, mad scientist, superhero, heroes, race against time, good versus evil, dungeon, world domination, battles, laser ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 40K
Meet Dave (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, idiotic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: alien, spacecraft, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, disorder, alien encounter, escapades, mission gone awry, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, inventor, parents and children, odd couple, disorder, rescue, nothing goes right, mischievous children, misfit ...
Time: 1990s, year 1997, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: saga, futuristic, humorous, exciting, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, time travel, teleportation, save the world, culture clash, outer space, space opera, evil alien, invisibility, nuclear, rescue ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1986, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.3
 155K
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, mistaken identity, race against time, good versus evil, heroes, star, innocence, actor, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 345K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, alien, time machine, secret agents, changing the past or future, hi-tech, ufo, benign alien, time traveler, sent to the past, space and aliens, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: superhero, good versus evil, rescue, gadget, adventure, superhuman powers, escapades, heroic mission, wish come true, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, outer space, good versus evil, space travel, space wars, battles, hitman, heroic mission, save the world, space and aliens, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 21K
Supergirl (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, cult film ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: superhero, laser, good versus evil, secret identity, race against time, teenage girl, megalomaniac, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, magic, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full ...
Style: funny, parody, humorous, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, time travel, dinosaur, paleontologist, chase, escapades, portal, danger, partners, survival, misfit, toilet humor ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Evil Alien Conquerors (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inept beings from the planet Kabijj land on Earth and attempt to behead all of its beings and take over the planet
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, alien invasion, race against time, escapades, danger, rivalry, disorder, space and aliens, sword, evil alien, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%