Movies like Meet Dave

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Meet Dave (2008)
 5.0
 36K
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, entertaining, awful, absurd
Audience: kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, alien encounter, disorder, crew, spacecraft, escapades, mission gone awry, family, humanity, fall in love, first contact, stupidity, unlikely friendships, robot, alter ego, planet, impossible love, survival, earth, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Meet Dave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, entertaining and clever films with plots about disorder, family, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and first contact mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Meet Dave: Explorers (1985), Spaced Invaders (1990), My Favorite Martian (1999), Mom and Dad Save the World (1992), Earth to Echo (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 18K
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: space travel, bullying, laboratory, friendship, dream, adventure, mischievous children, family, young heroes, best friend, spacecraft, young love ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, offbeat, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, misunderstanding, martian, adventure, androids and robots, anti heroes, benign alien, goofy hero, save the world, friendship, alien encounter, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, semi serious, feel good, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien, benign alien, martian, spacecraft, rescue, mars, family, friendship, alien encounter, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, idiotic, absurd, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, laser, good versus evil, fish out of water, suburbs, anti heroes, evil alien, family, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 18K
Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, stylized, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, ufo, alien, buddies, benign alien, investigation, family, young heroes, suburbs, youth, escapades ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: feel good, humorous, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, fish out of water, inventor, parents and children, experiment gone awry, family relations, escapades, inventions and discoveries, nothing goes right, disorder, giant, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: alien, benign alien, ufo, cat, telekinesis, family, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, disorder, space and aliens, friends ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: humorous, feel good, light, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, alien encounter, space and aliens, goofy hero, fall in love, love and romance, misfit, single father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 9K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nasa, friendship, extraterrestrial, alien encounter, single parent, family, benign alien, adventure, suburbs, family relations, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
*batteries not included (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, wife and husband lead actors ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: ufo, androids and robots, elderly couple, apartment building, benign alien, friendship, eviction, family, skyscraper, urban, spacecraft, alien life-form ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: children, road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, mischievous children, romance, nothing goes right, single parent, couple relations, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 137K
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Plot: benign alien, outer space, race against time, space battle, spacecraft, mistaken identity, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, actor, star, innocence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: puppets, adventure, mad scientist, friendship, family, ufo, benign alien, rescue, puppetry, escapades, heroes, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 58K
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
Plot: children, farce, fish out of water, family, unemployment, goofy hero, mischievous children, nothing goes right, disorder, success, workplace situations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kindergarten, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, fall in love, heir to the throne, looking for love, comedy of errors, culture clash, romance, verbal byplay, social differences, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, absurd, satirical, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, hitchhiker, benign alien, survival, robot, galaxy, spacecraft, friends, intergalactic, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, taxi driver, teleportation, benign alien, supernatural ability, laser, young heroes, bounty hunter, escapades, alien, aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
George of the Jungle (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: jungle, rescue, gorilla, fish out of water, adventure, family, elephant, air disaster, friendship, lion, feral child, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: space station, outer space, friendship, escapades, disorder, misfit, friends, adventure, young heroes, teenager, alien encounter, family ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, benign alien, romance, alien, dancing, hospital, swimming pool, nosy neighbor, beauty salon, makeover, bikini, dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: entertaining, clever, funny, exciting, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: inventor, youth, shrinking, adventure, parents and children, experiment gone awry, laser, family relations, fish out of water, escapades, genetically altered, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, awful, idiotic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, animal life, adventure, pets, urban, rescue, friendship, couples, on the road, pinata, chihuahua, potted plant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, travelling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, camelot, astronaut, king arthur, nasa, androids and robots, adventure, benign alien, robot, young heroes, changing the past or future, family ...
Place: england, connecticut, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zenon Kar is 15 and lives on a space station which the military has taken over and is dismantling. She receives a mysterious signal and must convince everyone that it's from aliens who have come to help them.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: space station, benign alien, mischievous children, alien encounter, family, culture clash, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, youth, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 38K
Monte Carlo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mistaken identity, love and romance, best friends, adventure, fall in love, lookalikes, lifestyle, siblings relations, twentysomething life, nothing goes right, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: monte carlo, europe, paris france, england, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.9
 21K
Material Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, awful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: siblings relations, wealth, fish out of water, youth, downfall, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, family, sibling relationship, disorder, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 113K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, mouse, cat, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, orphan, anthropomorphic mouse, kids and family, fish out of water, talking animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 39K
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dr. John Dolittle the beloved doctor is back, but this time around he plays cupid to bumbling circus bear Archie as he's so smitten by a Pacific Western bear female, Ava. Dr. Dolittle must help a group of forest creatures to save their forest. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, bear, family, rescue, animal life, anthropomorphism, animal, nature, forest, fighting the system, fish out of water, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night
Plot: benign alien, alien, children, nasa, friendship, adventure, ufo, family, hiding place, stranded, young heroes, homesickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 23K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, pets, against the odds, friendship, adoption, fish out of water, small town, family, contests and competitions, dentist, disorder, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%