Movies like Meet Dave

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Meet Dave (2008)
 5.0
 35K
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, fall in love, mission gone awry, family, humanity, impossible love, first contact, stupidity, unlikely friendships, robot, alter ego, planet, new love, earth, survival ...
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, feel good and clever films with plots about disorder, family, adventure, fish out of water, mentor, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Meet Dave: Paul (2011), My Favorite Martian (1999), Explorers (1985), Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 214K
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: humorous, sentimental, talky, funny, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, friends, chase, ufo, alien, escapades, space and aliens, geek, road trip, friendship, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, year 1947, 1940s
Place: nevada, usa, wyoming, san diego california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, benign alien, alien, martian, spacecraft, rescue, mars, family, friendship, alien encounter, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 17K
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: space travel, laboratory, bullying, friendship, dream, adventure, mischievous children, family, young heroes, young love, best friend, spacecraft ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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, supernatural, alien, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, goofy hero, fall in love, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: benign alien, alien, cat, ufo, telekinesis, family, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, disorder, space and aliens, friends ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
 5.8
 17K
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: serious, sentimental, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, ufo, friends, alien, alien encounter, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, suburbs, young heroes ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
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, kids, teens
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 ⇓
58%
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, usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 27K
ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, fish out of water, sitcom, culture clash, parents and children, family relations, family, alien, cat, comedy of errors, friendship, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 134K
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, good versus evil, adventure, actor, star, innocence, distant planet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, hitchhiker, outer space, benign alien, spacecraft, robot, survival, galaxy, adventure, friends, intergalactic ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: space station, escapades, disorder, misfit, friends, outer space, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, teenager, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
*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, benign alien, apartment building, elderly couple, friendship, eviction, family, skyscraper, androids and robots, urban, spacecraft, alien life-form ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, ufo, friendship, adventure, halloween, family, hiding place, stranded, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, animal life, adventure, pets, urban, rescue, friendship, couples, on the road, getting home, danger, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: youth, inventor, shrinking, adventure, fish out of water, parents and children, experiment gone awry, laser, family relations, escapades, genetically altered, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
50%
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, children, santa claus, robot, martian, christmas, surrealism, spacecraft, wise man, mars, alien encounter, culture clash ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 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, single parent, family, benign alien, adventure, suburbs, alien encounter, family relations, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, couples, suburban life, misfit, social relations, disorder, alien contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 37K
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
Plot: mistaken identity, best friends, love and romance, adventure, fall in love, lookalikes, lifestyle, youth, siblings relations, twentysomething life, nothing goes right, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: monte carlo, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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, king arthur, camelot, astronaut, nasa, androids and robots, adventure, benign alien, robot, young heroes, family, changing the past or future ...
Place: england, connecticut, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: space station, benign alien, mischievous children, alien encounter, family, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, escapades, youth, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, fish out of water, elephant, rescue, air disaster, gorilla, adventure, family, friendship, lion, feral child, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, alien encounter, love and romance, dancing, nosy neighbor, beauty salon, hospital, dream, bikini ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: 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: humorous, not serious, exciting, funny, toilet humor ...
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, paleontologist, chase, survival, escapades, danger, time travel, partners, misfit, portal, parody ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 38K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, offbeat, serious, stylized, road movie ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: benign alien, alien, fish out of water, widow, police car, on the run, rescue, romance, adventure, on the road, lovers, impossible love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., wisconsin, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: shrinking, inventor, adventure, family, mischievous children, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, odd couple, rescue, parents and children, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%