Movies like Paul

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Paul (2011)
 7.0
 223K
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 uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, talky, touching, not serious, clever, absurd, comic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, alien encounter, first contact, friends, geek, ufo, chase, escapades, friendship, road trip, space and aliens, parody, adventure, invisibility, fainting, alien space craft, special agents, on the road, young woman, search, fugitives, chases and races, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, 1940s, year 1947
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, wyoming, san diego california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, absurd and not serious films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, chase, catastrophe, vengeance and redemption mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Paul: The World's End (2013), Men in Black II (2002), Coneheads (1993), Land of the Lost (2009), Evolution (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 240K
The World's End (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
Style: witty, humorous, absurd, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, bar, small town, reunion, obsessive quest, anti heroes, british, friends, violence, beer, robot, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 320K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: humorous, light, offbeat, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, undercover, alien, race against time, good versus evil, fictional government agency, danger, friends, intergalactic, top secret, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1978, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 48K
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 ⇓
100%
Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: Action, 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, funny, exciting, toilet humor ...
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, fantasy world, chase, portal, paleontologist, adventure, escapades, danger, partners, survival, misfit ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, spacecraft, intergalactic, robot, survival, friends, buddies, galaxy ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 114K
Evolution (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, nothing goes right, dragon, space and aliens, disorder, danger, race against time, asteroids and comets, desert, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, disorder, alien encounter, mission gone awry, escapades, spacecraft, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 316K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, stylized, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, secret agents, alien, ufo, sent to the past, race against time, creature, fictional government agency, hi-tech, benign alien ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: light, humorous, feel good, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, fall in love, misfit, alien encounter, goofy hero, space and aliens, love and romance, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 53K
Cocoon (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, elderly, retirement home, cocoon, fountain of youth, alien, golden years, senior citizen, benign alien, swimming pool, first contact, cancer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 139K
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, star, outer space, innocence, good versus evil, actor, mistaken identity, race against time, spacecraft, time travel, adventure, space battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, prank, goofy hero, nothing goes right, escapades, odd couple, misfit, drugs/alcohol, friends, fish out of water, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, young heroes, escapades, youth, suburbs ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, misfit, mistaken identity, space travel, danger, heroes, androids and robots, goofy hero, benign alien ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 431K
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, parody, arrest, police, new job, partner, conspiracy, village, serial killer, fish out of water, disorder, rivals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, mine, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, offbeat, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: space travel, imaginary, ufo, benign alien, adventure, end of the world, spacecraft, time travel, fish out of water, danger, alien encounter, alien ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 161K
Spaceballs (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, talky, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, space travel, outer space, princess, adventure, farce, daring rescue, woman in danger, race against time, danger, space and aliens, master villain ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 289K
The Interview (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, humorous, exciting, not serious, topical humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, top secret, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, korea, asia, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: ufo, friendship, mad scientist, puppets, adventure, family, rescue, benign alien, heroic mission, nothing goes right, heroes, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 307K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: humorous, feel good, road movie, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, slacker, odd couple, stupidity, marijuana, nothing goes right, goofy hero, road trip, bonding, comedy of errors, stoners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, dallas texas, alabama, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 117K
The Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, space and aliens, friendship, save the world, goofy hero, living with parents, alien encounter, buddies, partners, evil alien, father daughter relationship, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 468K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: humorous, absurd, not serious, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, danger, road trip, chaos and mayhem, parody, amusement park, killings, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., cross country, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.
Style: dark humor, humorous, british horror, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, siege, friends, cult, misfit, death, british, pub, slacker, winchester rifle, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sometimes, it takes a strange night to put everything else into focus. And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. Both guys are at a ...
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: marijuana, stoners, road trip, nothing goes right, police chase, odd couple, on the road, racial slur, encounter, journey, doctor, loyalty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Strange Wilderness (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bigfoot, friendship, tv show, escapades, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, buddies, partners, animal life, race against time, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 110K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, idiotic, entertaining ...
Plot: midlife crisis, motorcycle gang, road trip, on the road, self discovery, friendship, buddies, motorcycle chase, adventurer, escapades, middle aged man, bankruptcy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, road not taken, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, disney, landing, space travel, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 269K
Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: party, neighbor neighbor relationship, stupidity, fraternity, youth, rivalry, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, plan gone awry, uninhibited rivalry, prank, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 150K
Road Trip (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Style: not serious, humorous, sexual, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: teen sex comedy, road trip, on the road, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, sex tape, college, escapades, obsessive quest, buddies, encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, new york state, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%