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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
 8.1
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Original name: Кин-дза-дза!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The Fiddler", a student from Georgia) are stranded due to an accidental encounter with an alien teleportation device. The movie describes their long quest to find a way back home.
Style: surreal, offbeat, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic, thought provoking, semi serious, cult film, cerebral, allegory ...
Plot: desert, alien, alien encounter, society, satire, distopia, totalitarianism, absurdism, social differences, soviet, outer space, surrealism, teleportation, time travel, spacecraft, capitalism, racism, distant planet, space and aliens, transformation, survival, technology, cult, imaginary, steampunk ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out offbeat, humorous, weird and thought provoking films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, satire, mentor, dialogue, life & death and culture clash mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Kin-dza-dza!: Hard to Be a God (2013), Stalker (1979), Heart of a Dog (1988), The Bed Sitting Room (1969), Brazil (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hard to Be a God (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 177 min.
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Style: thought provoking, surreal, serious, futuristic, captivating ...
Plot: distant planet, human nature, moral dilemma, society, murder, fictional war, distopia, alien planet, fate of humanity, humanity, flash forward, save the planet ...
Time: renaissance, middle ages
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
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Place: russia
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: satirical, thought provoking, intellectual, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, life philosophy, society, dog, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, soviet, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
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Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, cult film, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, light, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, ufo, imaginary, space travel, adventure, outer space, time travel, alien, satire, spacecraft, mysterious planet, end of the world ...
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Place: england, london
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City Zero (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this town everybody seems to be crazy (a secretary who works naked, ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), small town life, crimes, satire, society, dark humor, social relations, top executive, small town, surrealism, arrest, suicide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 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 ⇓
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A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, survival, nuclear holocaust, satire, impregnation, telepathy, post apocalypse, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, cult film ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, disorder, fish out of water, secret identity, mysterious character, benign alien, nudity (full frontal - brief), alien life-form, satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Six-String Samurai (1998)
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, Buddy is a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in ...
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, martial arts, apocalypse, samurai, chaos, heroes, adventure, danger, survival, escapades, gang war, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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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 ⇓
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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 ...
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Style: offbeat, stylized, exciting, semi serious, saga
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: USA
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Style: parody, futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: allegory, clever, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
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Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, parody, cult film ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, heroic mission, space and aliens, odd couple, heroes, anti heroes, journalism, save the world, danger, disorder, anti hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: parody, humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
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Time: future, near future, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 628K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, ufo, scientist, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, time, destiny ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 23K
Dark Star (1974)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 52K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 10K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, life turned upside down, actor's life, self discovery, disorder, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia ...
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30%