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: alien, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, disorder, alien encounter, spacecraft, escapades, mission gone awry, crew, fall in love, family, humanity, planet, first contact, stupidity, unlikely friendships, impossible love, robot, alter ego, space and aliens, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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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, adventure, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Family genres. Some movies like Meet Dave: The Cat from Outer Space (1978), Explorers (1985), Spaced Invaders (1990), My Favorite Martian (1999), Earth to Echo (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: alien, ufo, cat, telekinesis, benign alien, family, adventure, animal life, disorder, friendship, misfit, friends ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: offbeat, feel good, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, laboratory, adventure, family, best friends, danger, youth, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: alien, misunderstanding, martian, adventure, danger, space travel, mistaken identity, time travel, benign alien, anti heroes, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: kids, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, alien, spacecraft, rescue, martian, benign alien, family, mars, space travel, landing, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, stylized, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, friendship, ufo, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, life turned upside down, escapades, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: laser, adventure, space travel, race against time, fish out of water, good versus evil, family relations, save the world, misfit, suburban life, experiment gone awry, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five disparate kids snowed in at the airport on Christmas Eve learn some lessons about friendship when they launch a bid to get back to their families and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who wants to keep them grounded.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: when the parents are away, christmas, disorder, fish out of water, adventure, christmas eve, airport, youth, child as adult, christmas tree, happy ending, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, inventor, family, family relations, parents and children, experiment gone awry, nothing goes right, inventions and discoveries, escapades, disorder, danger, baby ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, space and aliens, alien encounter, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 47K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien contact, golf, outer space, alien invasion, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
*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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, wife and husband lead actors ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: ufo, androids and robots, apartment building, friendship, eviction, skyscraper, elderly couple, benign alien, family, golden years, imaginary, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nasa, friendship, single parent, extraterrestrial, alien encounter, family, adventure, friends, space and aliens, imaginary, benign alien, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, clever, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, gorilla, fish out of water, rescue, air disaster, adventure, goofy hero, friendship, family, elephant, kidnapping, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, mad scientist, ufo, puppets, family, adventure, space and aliens, nothing goes right, escapades, benign alien, heroic mission, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, mischievous children, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children, romance, love and romance, disorder, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: benign alien, star, actor, mistaken identity, race against time, innocence, outer space, good versus evil, spacecraft, time travel, adventure, space battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space station, benign alien, escapades, mission gone awry, adventure, mischievous children, family, space and aliens, fish out of water, culture clash, youth, alien encounter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, not serious, feel good, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: spacecraft, romance, benign alien, alien, dancing, dream, hospital, swimming pool, police, makeover, bikini, beauty salon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: space station, friendship, outer space, friends, disorder, misfit, escapades, rivalry, heroic mission, imaginary, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, downfall, wealth, rise to the top, rise and fall, disorder, ambition, family, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, comedy of errors, looking for love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, verbal byplay, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, intergalactic, robot, survival, galaxy, spacecraft, friends, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, teleportation, taxi driver, benign alien, supernatural ability, laser, ufo, escapades, young heroes, bounty hunter, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 2K
Project: ALF (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six years ago, the space alien, ALF, was on his way back to his new home...When the Alien Task Force finally caught him. Now, the story continues to where the series ended. ALF is now protected by the Alien Task Force, but the leader wants to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, on the run, space and aliens, chases and races, adventure, family, escapades, disorder, puppets, rescue, chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, adventure, family, romance, youth, danger, best friends, odd couple ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 17K
Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, family, superheroine, friendship, kids and family, alien encounter, supernatural ability, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: humorous, romantic, light, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, adventure, mistaken identity, lookalikes, best friends, high society, lifestyle, nothing goes right, twentysomething life, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: monte carlo, europe, paris france, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: animal life, family, adventure, urban, pets, couples, friendship, rescue, pinata, chihuahua, potted plant, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, beverly hills, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, king arthur, nasa, astronaut, camelot, danger, benign alien, young heroes, androids and robots, family, changing the past or future, imaginary ...
Place: england, connecticut, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, offbeat, exciting, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, desert, rescue, mad scientist, adventure, superhero, alien invasion, friends, music band, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%