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Jack Brown Genius (1996)
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Jack Brown Genius (1996)
Original name: Jack Brown: Genius
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A thousand years ago, in England, the crazy monk Elmer wears a pair of wings and tries to fly from a high tower. He dies, and his soul is doomed to the eternity in hell for committing suicide. In the present days, in New Zeland, Elmer has the last chance to prove that men can fly and save his soul: his spirit enters in the brain of a very intelligent inventor, Jack Brown, and forces him to try to fly. Jack uses his last creation, an amplifier in a tape record, to succeed in the journey, but his invention is strongly desired by his former boss and his lover, who want to sell it to a Chinese investor. Jack's girlfriend helps him to accomplish his intent.
Plot: mental institution, monk, morgue, reincarnation, inventor, monastery, ambulance, pursuit, chase, veterinarian, bus, heaven, junkyard, playing card, wings, suitcase of money, rooftop, crash landing, father figure, flying man, harbor, tied up, electroshock therapy, falling off a cliff, briefcase full of money ...
Place: england, new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, offbeat, funny and semi serious films with plots about catastrophe, disorder, mentor, storytelling, chase, dialogue and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Jack Brown Genius: Bad Taste (1987), The Love Factor (1969), Down to Earth (2001), Just Visiting (2001), Braindead (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bad Taste (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country's Astro-Investigation and ...
Style: cult film, humorous, captivating, scary, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: collector, gore, small town, anti heroes, cannibalism, anti hero, fast food, testosterone, chainsaw, space and aliens, gory, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
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95%
The Love Factor (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Women around the globe begin disappearing when a renegade race of top-heavy aliens from the planet Angvia begin snatching them off the streets.
Style: cult film, sex comedy, psychedelic, absurd
Plot: alien, chateau, rope, flashback, gunshot, villainess, injection, mansion, disappearance, secretly observing, misandry, scheme ...
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73%
 5.5
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Down to Earth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life... by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: reincarnation, mistaken identity, disorder, supernatural, fish out of water, couple relations, fall in love, afterlife, back from the dead, millionaire, supernatural romance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new zealand, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 18K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, alternate timeline, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, life turned upside down, dragon, master and servant, altering history, culture clash, flatulence ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 12th century, future
Place: france, usa, chicago illinois, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.5
 91K
Braindead (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
Style: cult film, dark humor, humorous, surreal, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, reanimation, gory, monster, deadly, deadly creature, danger, mad, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 204K
Ghostbusters (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Style: reboot, humorous, absurd, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: ghosts, female friendship, ghost hunter, ghost hunting, ghost, supernatural, friendship, transformation, paranormal investigation, danger, paranormal, interracial friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, semi serious, absurd
Plot: black american, poverty, social satire, absurd humor, success, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coworker relationship, friendship, fame, employer employee relationship, tv commercial, corporation ...
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.1
 255
Invisible Dad (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doug Baily's father is weird, but a strange machine in the garage now makes him invisible too. It's a roller coaster ride of fun and hijinks as Doug tries to turn his invisible dad back to normal again.
Style: exciting, offbeat, humorous, twists and turns
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, supernatural ability, escapades, family, heroes, imaginary, family relations, danger, supernatural, parents and children ...
Place: africa
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59%
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 6.6
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Ghostbusters II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost hunter, ghost, rescue, heroes, psychic, museum, danger, slime, reincarnation, painting, old love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.8
 336
Hey, Happy! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set in empty junkyards of Winnipeg, Sabu works in a pornography store and we view him as he approaches the end of his quest to sleep with 2000 men (which is eased by the fact that he works at a porno store). For his final conquest, he desires ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, humorous, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, friends, couples, strong sexual content, satire, future dystopia, sexual relations, space and aliens, gays and lesbians, social misfits, surrealism ...
Time: future, year 2000, near future, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Modern Problems (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, control room, disorder, down on your luck, romance, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, stupidity, happy ending, parody, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 319
Earth Angel (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a prom queen dies in 1962, her only means of entering Heaven is by returning to 1990 earth, to assist friends from her youth.
Plot: prom queen, heaven, love, redemption, ex boyfriend
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 131K
Pixels (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: video game, adventure, save the world, danger, heroes, geek, alien attack, family, imaginary, nerd, escapades, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 2015, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, taj mahal, washington d.c., india ...
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Forgotten Silver (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An epic documentary chronicling the extraordinary, unbelievable life of pioneer Kiwi filmmaker Colin McKenzie. Or is it?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, epic, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, photograph, world war one, director, spanish civil war, interview, celebrity culture, showbiz, inventions and discoveries, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
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Place: new zealand
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50%
 5.0
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Zapped! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Peyton and Barney are fun loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it, Barney finds he has accidently discovered a formula for telekinetic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sex comedy, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, nerd, parody, prom, laboratory, telekinesis, teenage love, supernatural ability, teen sex comedy, experiment gone awry, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s
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Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Phineas T. Barnum and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into the side of a Welsh mountain, but money troubles, spies and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: space and aliens, chases and races, escapades, unlikely partners, adventure, adventurer, contests and competitions, imaginary, fish out of water, heroic mission, farce, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Deformed Monsters (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mad scientist brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster to life... but there's a problem and they end up three feet tall.
Style: scary, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, mummy, vampire, deadly, good versus evil, disorder, experiment gone awry, store, heroic mission, anti hero, deadly creature, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Don't Ask Don't Tell (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Hilarious re-dubbed sci-fi spoof features "fabulous" aliens "turning" the military gay with their space beam! "A Zany Comedy!" says The New York Times.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: parody, silly humor, cons and scams, small town, alien encounter, disorder, gender, gays and lesbians, space and aliens, mad scientist, gay interest, gay
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Monday Begins on Saturday (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Set in a fictional town in northern Russia, where highly classified research in magic occurs, the novel is a satire of Soviet scientific research institutes, complete with an inept administration, a dishonest, show-horse professor, and numerous ...
Plot: magic, science, witch, scientific research, sofa, talking animals, programmer
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A rich, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: father daughter relationship, midget, father son relationship, servant, intelligence, alien contact, sadist, farce, satire, colonel, mother daughter relationship, twins ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Zvyozdniy vors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the year of 2221 Professor Chasharskiy leads an expedition to another planets through tunnel in Earth on the Scarab spaceship which is a modified winter service vehicle.
Style: absurd, captivating, thought provoking, exciting
Plot: outer space, parody, spacecraft, surrealism, planet earth, alien, astronaut, party, gang, absurdism, robot, dream ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When Women Lost Their Tails (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: erotic, sexy
Plot: volcano, pig, caveman, polygamy, oppression, female nudity, fish out of water, money, club, stupidity, hat, falling over a cliff ...
Time: stone age, prehistory
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43%
Thermae Romae (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story follows a Roman architect named Lucius, who is having trouble coming up with ideas. One day, he discovers a hidden tunnel underneath a spa that leads him to a modern Japanese bath house. Inspired by the innovations found there, he creates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: time travel, imaginary, disorder, escapades, rejection, fish out of water, creative block, misfit, overnight success, roman empire
Time: contemporary, 21st century, ancient history
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Infinite Man (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.
Plot: time loop, time travel, repeated scene, caught having sex, eavesdropping, wearing a sound wire, phone booth, ex boyfriend, headphones, falling off a balcony, abandoned hotel, panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 25
Jealous Gods (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When three college students get their wishes granted, all hell breaks loose on campus. But after a rowdy week with their new superpowers, one of their classmates gets powers of her own -- including the power to correct all the damage they've ...
Plot: mountain, superhero, campus, philosophy, immortality, gender, supernatural power, satire, super powers, education, walrus, apocalypse ...
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43%
 7.3
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A.R.O.G (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Commander Logar fools Arif and sends him 1.000.000 years back in the time. He must civilize people from past to reach today.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: time travel, heroes, save the day, daring rescue, fish out of water, rivalry, disorder, heroic mission, vengeance, misfit, escapades, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
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Hibernatus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, ironic, light ...
Plot: hibernation, fish out of water, time travel, family life, misfit, disorder, family relations, make believe, society, culture clash, pretense, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1900s, 70s, 90s, 1960s
Place: france, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 62K
Mystery Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, bowling, parody, superhero spoof, hostage, save the day, heroic mission, crimes, rivalry, daring rescue, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 9K
Switch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, inspirational, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, body swapping, womanizer, fish out of water, switching roles, murder, gender, redemption, disorder, love and romance, partners, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, not serious, tricky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, friendship, disorder, parallel universe, loser, time loop, pub, underdog, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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35%