Movies like Idiocracy

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Idiocracy (2006)
 6.6
 152K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they're the smartest people around.
Style: thought provoking, absurd, humorous, not serious, offbeat, futuristic, political comedy, satirical, cult film, talky ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation, brainwashing, experiment, capitalism, adventure, misfit, usa president, media, mass media, social satire, monopoly, intelligence, absurdism, chaos ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa

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Most similar movies to Idiocracy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, humorous, visually appealing and cult film films with plots about dialogue, runaway, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, chase and destiny mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Idiocracy: Sexmission (1984), Visioneers (2008), Sleeper (1973), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Demolition Man (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, funny, satirical, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, benign alien, spacecraft, hitchhiker, fantasy world, alien, sarcasm, intergalactic, friends, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: madagascar, himalaya, norway, england, london
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86%
 7.7
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Sexmission (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two scientists are chosen as guinea pigs for a time experiment: they are placed in hibernation and should be brought back to life after three years. In the meantime, however, the World War III breaks out and life have been wiped out of the surface ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, futuristic, semi serious ...
Plot: polish, post apocalypse, future dystopia, friendship, society, tribe, satire, matriarchy, disorder, sleeping, experiment gone awry, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, year 1991, year 1999
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, funny, mad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, comedy of errors, inventor, changing the past or future, escapades, race against time, impostor, goofy hero, misfit partners ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 42K
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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
75%
 6.7
 165K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, dystopic future, police, crime fighter, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal, foot chase ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 90s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 242K
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: funny, humorous, parody, sentimental, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, special agents, chase, hitchhiker, friends, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1980, year 1947 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, england, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 245K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, secret agents, world domination, cyberpunk, dystopic future, memory loss, double agent, rebel, fictional reality, suspicion ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 31K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: witty, road movie, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, dream girl, choice, on the road, life philosophy, self fulfillment, imaginary, changing the past or future, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, classmate classmate relationship, adventure, sent to the future, best friend, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 15th century, 19th century ...
Place: california, vienna, new mexico, usa, ancient greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a 'nuclear misunderstanding' (which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds, including the signing of the peace treaty) is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors, and ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, humorous, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: satire, post apocalypse, radiation, farce, future dystopia, chaos, dark humor, disorder, escapades, imaginary, society, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroic mission, crimes, invisibility, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s ...
Place: california, nevada, philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 70K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalyptic, earthquake, future dystopia, one man army, heroic mission, race against time, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, life is a bitch, chases and races, daring rescue, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 218K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the ...
Style: futuristic, cynical, parody, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, goofy hero, scientist, social satire, robot, alien, escapades, benign alien, space and aliens, adult humor, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
50%
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, sent to the past, inventor, alternate reality, scientist, mad scientist, adventure, inventions and discoveries, disorder, chases and races ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, chases and races, inventor, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, conspiracy, dishonesty, split personality, life is a bitch, dark humor, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, southern california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 216K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, mars, alien invasion, space and aliens, flying saucer, save the world, alien encounter, outer space, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, taj mahal, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 288K
The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: humorous, suspense, absurd, odd, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dictator, un, culture clash, satire, dark humor, megalomaniac, farce, society, fish out of water, nuclear, death, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
33%
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The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, death sentence ...
Time: future, 80s, 2010s, 21st century, year 2017 ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
29%
 6.8
 306K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, escape, distopia, technology gone awry, fugitives, cloning, island, freedom, life is a bitch, dystopic future, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, imaginary, escape, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 569
Land of Doom (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war, and a feminist warrior is forced to join up with a soldier of fortune in her journey to find a rumored "paradise" as they battle gangs of rampaging bandits.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: female warrior, desert, biker, renegade, rivalry, heroes, danger, deadly, crimes, chases and races, adventure, plague ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 382K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, time, race against time, class differences, distopia, society, fighting the system, love, social differences, on the run ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, utopia, changing the past or future, obsessive quest, adventure, dystopic future, steampunk, imaginary, haunted by the past, loneliness, survival ...
Time: future, near future, distant future, 19th century, 2030s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%