Movies like Meet the Applegates

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Meet the Applegates (1990)
 5.5
 2K
Meet the Applegates (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the power station perhaps ?. One day the daughter mantis forgets WHAT she really is when she's with her boyfriend.. oops. Written by s jones
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, cult film, surprise ending, satirical, light, surreal, harsh ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, terrorism, family life, dangerous animal, nuclear holocaust, danger, society, suburban life, small town, disorder, deadly, hidden identity, social decay, cons and scams, missing son, cocoon, vengeance, dysfunctional family, ecology, nudity (full frontal - brief), jungle, addiction, male nudity, monster ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, rio de janeiro

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Most similar movies to Meet the Applegates

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, humorous, scary and dark humor films with plots about screaming, blood, violence, screaming woman, death, deadly and transformation mostly in Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Meet the Applegates: Coneheads (1993), House (1985), Frankenhooker (1990), Full Moon High (1981), Transylvania 6-5000 (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 51K
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, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien life-form, outer space, alien contact, family relations, golf, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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100%
 6.2
 23K
House (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, vietnam war, supernatural, zombie, missing person, gory, solitude, deadly, supernatural ability, hanging, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Frankenhooker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident and decides to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: prostitute, mad scientist, cocaine, lightning, disorder, psychopath, gory, experiment gone awry, cons and scams, reincarnation, hotel, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Full Moon High (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, offbeat, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, teenager, high school, young lovers, youth, danger, supernatural ability, human becoming an animal, teenage life, down on your luck, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: transylvania, romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter such kooky creatures as the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette, as well as a whole cast of other weirdos.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, parody, mad scientist, hotel, mummy, wolfman, media, master and servant, journalism, master villain, deadly creature, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: transylvania, romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book that details a curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house and the family must join together to save ...
Style: humorous, scary, satirical, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, supernatural, nothing goes right, danger, eccentric family, farce, escapades, curses spells and rituals, monster, transformation, book ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 24K
Leprechaun (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horrific Leprechaun goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick, terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search. In a frantic attempt to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, deadly creature, murder, monster, supernatural, vengeance, family in danger, slasher, violence, curses spells and rituals, chase, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 40K
Idle Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, realistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, halloween, supernatural, teenage life, ghost, youth, best friends, deadly, murder, high school, priestess, attic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: suspenseful, not serious, macabre, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: parasite, alien, axe, zombie, survival, monster, violence, undead, teenager, police, college, corpse ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Life After Beth (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, not serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, danger, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, deadly, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, supernatural, young lovers, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 15K
Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
Style: scary, surreal, psychological, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret society, body horror, surrealism, transformation, delusion, friendship, family relations, satire, psychiatrist, mystery, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.4
 134
Teen Vamp (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unimpressive, boring high-school geek is bitten and contracts vampirical symptoms, transforming him into a confident coolio.
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: vampire, high school, transformation, supernatural power, teenage boy, rivalry, research, awkward situation, friend, revenge, rivals, low self esteem ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Student Bodies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Director Mickey Rose's zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's ...
Style: horror spoof, humorous, not serious, dark humor, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, serial killer, slasher, murder, investigation, psychopath, high school, gory, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, mortician, back from the dead, punk, cannibalism, nuclear, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), crematorium, living dead, undead, attic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Dead Don't Die (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Sweden, South Africa
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the town. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.
Style: dark humor, intense, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: zombie, small town, police officer, cemetery, recycling, police station, virus, decapitation, full moon, grave, police car, diner ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Freaks of Nature (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
Style: vampire comedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, supernatural, small town, teenager, alien, save the day, nerd, evil alien, parody, apocalypse, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, down on your luck, control room, disorder, romance, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, stupidity, happy ending, parody, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 12K
Chopping Mall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, party, technology gone awry, gory, society, deadly, danger, a.i., race against time, robot, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.7
 6K
TerrorVision (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Style: humorous, not serious, scary, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Plot: satellite, family relations, parody, alien, mutant, slime, deadly, imaginary, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Computer Killers (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following his forced retirement from an appalling rock band, Jason decides to vacation at Brittlehouse Manor, a health farm run by the leather-gloved, ex-Nazi scientist Dr. Storm. Along the way, Jason meets Judy, also on her way to Brittlehouse ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, biting, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, survival, hospital, mind control, violence, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, mental illness, on the run, laboratory ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 20K
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, supernatural, mother son incest, vampire, danger, kidnapping, slasher, morphing, survival, parents and children, monster, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, ohio, california, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 9K
Body Bags (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac. The second is the story of a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair. The final tale shows ...
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, feel good, tense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, investigation, serial killer, murder, baseball, hair loss, crimes, gory, danger, woman in danger, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 312
Bizarre (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Journey into the mind of the undead, as a talking mummy guides us on grand tour of the timeless "battle of the sexes" between man and woman. A cult classic from Executive Producer Richard Gordon, BIZARRE is an offbeat anthology film that ...
Style: anthology, suspense, scary, rough, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, mummy, blackmail, orgy, fetish, torture, battle of the sexes, strong female character, revenge, sexploitation, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.8
 39K
Black Sheep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand, South Korea
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A genetic engineering experiment gone horribly awry turns a large flock of docile sheep into unrelenting killing machines in this rural horror comedy directed by Jonathan King and featuring special effects designed by Weta Workshop.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: sheep, bestiality, zombie, experiment gone awry, antidote, presumed dead, murder, countryside, danger, dangerous animal, deadly creature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure. Now, she must smoke out the whole school before it's too ...
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, absurd, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, love and romance, supernatural romance, chaos and mayhem, social relations, youth, deadly, campus, college life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, year 1985 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Horror Film (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mentally unstable, stalking, serial killer, slasher, investigation, obsession, murder, taxi, psychopath, stalker, uncover truth, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, new york, usa, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.9
 741
The Drone (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: investigation, police detective, obsession, on the run, husband wife relationship, suspect, reincarnation, murder, serial killer, remote control, voyeurism, captive ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 31K
Critters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, bounty hunter, outer space, creature, chaos, danger, small town, family in danger, misfit, intergalactic, explosion, cat ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 898
Chastity Bites (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Serial killer Countess Elizabeth Bathory believed that bathing in virgin blood would keep her young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she's found a perfect hunting ground for her "botox" as an abstinence educator in ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, feminism, teenager, blood, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger, journalism, deadly, time travel, eternal youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 3K
Sssssss (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, stylized, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: snake, mad scientist, experiment, transformation, cobra, fall in love, serum, laboratory, college student, experiment gone awry, deadly, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%