Movies like The Monkey's Uncle

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The Monkey's Uncle (1965)
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The Monkey's Uncle (1965)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College whiz-kid Merlin Jones concocts a method for teaching advanced information to a chimpanzee, then creates a flying machine of his own design, ultimately raising havoc on the campus.
Style: humorous, exciting, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: college, chimpanzee, flying machine, school, youth, family, heroes, ambition, farce, animal life, sport team, college life, disorder, rivalry, underdog, down on your luck, power relations, horse, genius, american football, student, mental patient, courtroom, singing, super strength ...
Time: 60s

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Most similar movies to The Monkey's Uncle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and light films with plots about family, disorder, youth, heroes, adventure, rivalry and underdog mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Monkey's Uncle: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), The Strongest Man in the World (1975), Son of Flubber (1963), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), The Million Dollar Duck (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: hypnosis, mind reading, high school life, college, disorder, power relations, friends, mad scientist, nothing goes right, heist, experiment gone awry, teachers and students ...
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95%
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, friendship, computer, family, gangsters, contests and competitions, coming of age, on the run, goofy hero, youth, computer system, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Strongest Man in the World is a 1975 film starring Kurt Russell as Dexter Riley, a student in the fictional Medfield College. A school laboratory accident mixes one student's vitamin cereal mix with Dexter Riley's chemical experiment. ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: laboratory, rivalry, school, college, student, experiment, milk, cow, youth, mad scientist, escapades, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dexter Riley is a science student at Medfield College who inadvertently invents a liquid capable of rendering objects and people invisible. Before Dexter and his friends, Debbie and Richard Schuyler, can even enjoy their spectacular discovery, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: college, chase, invisibility, student, inventions and discoveries, disorder, job seeking, youth, goofy hero, supernatural ability, cons and scams, experiment gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: duck, professor, family, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, odd couple, partners, laboratory, gold, research laboratory, stereotypes, treasure hunt ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
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34%
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P.U.N.K.S. (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: misfit, super strength, escapades, mad scientist, adventure, prodigy, teenager, family, disorder, imaginary, school, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, sitcom, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: outer space, nasa, astronaut, space travel, adventure, underdog, small town life, americana, space wars, mistaken identity, small town, down on your luck ...
Time: future, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Not Quite Human II (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chip, the android boy is back. This time, he is off to college, suffering from a computer virus and in love with Roberta, another android. Will there be a happy ending?
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: computer virus, college, misfit, family, youth, a.i., power relations, campus, programmer, social relations, family relations, androids and robots ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, contests and competitions, family, athlete's life, child as adult, family life, parents and children, optimism, scout, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, family, youth, ambition, prodigy, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport team, mule, sport, family, farce, soccer, rivalry, athlete and trainer, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the boy's invention from him.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: robot, dog, heroes, goofy hero, danger, pets, criminal heroes, profanity, cons and scams, inventions and discoveries, hitman, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Moon Pilot (1962)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite all their precautions, a young woman who may be an enemy spy ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: moon, escapades, family, benign alien, heroes, danger, chase, chases and races, space and aliens, adventure, getting home, control room ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, feel good, offbeat, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, telekinesis, cat, ufo, benign alien, family, adventure, alien encounter, fish out of water, friendship, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Village of the Giants (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: "Genius" accidentally invents "goo" which causes living things to rapidly grow to an enormous size. Seeing an opportunity to get rich, some delinquent teenagers steal the "goo" and, as a result of a sophomoric dare, ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: giant, small town, kidnapping, chaos, disorder, animal life, antidote, danger, youth, rock, teenage life, village ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Other Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Will Browning accidently creates a clone of himself when working on a science project.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: cloning, teenage life, youth, nothing goes right, twins, disorder, parents and children, school, favoritism, family, ultimatum, popularity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ernest Rides Again (1993)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: gun, disorder, nothing goes right, escapades, family, on the run, rivalry, family life, down on your luck, college, farce
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. ack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chimpanzee, hockey, against the odds, friendship, athlete's life, ambition, sport, animal life, contests and competitions, youth, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ernest Goes to School (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school bus driver seeking to obtain a high school diploma.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: high school, school bus, bus driver, student life, college, college life, school, family life, disorder, catastrophe, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, campaign, disorder, animal life, body swapping, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: school, family relations, rescue, sea lion, kidnapping, teachers and students, chaos and mayhem, danger, rivalry, save the day, dedicated educator, pets ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Cybermutt (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Rex, a good-natured Golden Retriever, is given bionic super powers by an eccentric scientist, he becomes the target of an evil genius determined to possess the new technology at any cost.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, animal life, family life, heroic mission, pets, escapades, rivalry, family, crimes, superhuman powers, danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Hatching Pete (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pete Ivey (Jason Dolley) is the type of guy who's easily overlooked in the school halls -- unlike his boisterous best friend, Cleatus Poole (Mitchel Musso), who's proudly carrying on the family tradition of spreading school spirit as the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family tradition, homecoming, school, amateur detective, teenage life, youth, religions or cults, misfit, stoners, best friends, family, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beethoven's Treasure Tail (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After everyone's favorite St. Bernard gets fired from a movie, Beethoven begins the long journey home with his trainer, Eddie. On their way, they become stranded in a small coastal town where the beloved canine befriends a young boy who is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, save the day, pets, treasure hunt, youth, animal life, danger, family, escapades, pirate, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue, family life, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: experiment gone awry, professor, inventor, basketball, flying car, family, college, nothing goes right, misfit, goofy hero, mad scientist, silly humor ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Grand Champion (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas stock shows to ultimately win the coveted title of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, underdog, friendship, family life, buddies, hopes, redemption, small town, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the great Disney tradition of wild family fun, a young Kurt Russell stars as Steven Post - an ambitious mailroom clerk at a second-rate TV network. With his eye on the boardroom, and getting nowhere with the studio's top dog, he makes a ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, satire, media satire, workplace situations, rise to the top, pets, media, workplace, journalism, obnoxious boss, ambition, friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Cool Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jimmy lives in the tranquil town of Eagle Rock, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother and his best friend Rainy, a German Shepherd. When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forceful separation, pets, on the road, friendship, save the day, disorder, family life, road trip, dog movie, farce, silly humor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%