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: funny, humorous, sentimental, not serious, talky, touching, road movie, clever, absurd, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, alien, first contact, ufo, friends, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, geek, road trip, space and aliens, hitchhiker, adventure, invisibility, fainting, alien space craft, special agents, young woman, search, fugitives, chases and races, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: nevada, usa, wyoming, arizona, 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 dialogue, storytelling, mentor, chase, catastrophe, first contact and vengeance mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Paul: Hot Fuzz (2007), The World's End (2013), Evolution (2001), Coneheads (1993), Men in Black II (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, cult film, absurd, entertaining ...
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, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, small town, reunion, obsessive quest, bar, anti heroes, british, friends, violence, beer, robot, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: 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, disorder, space and aliens, race against time, danger, asteroids and comets, desert, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, adventure, humanity, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, stylized, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, undercover, alien, race against time, good versus evil, fictional government agency, danger, top secret, rivalry, comeback, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, funny, satirical, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, benign alien, hitchhiker, spacecraft, intergalactic, friends, sarcasm, buddies, robot, survival ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
⇓ 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: adventure, portal, time travel, dinosaur, chase, parody, paleontologist, escapades, partners, danger, survival, misfit ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: fish out of water, alien, adventure, friendship, spacecraft, captain, benign alien, alien encounter, disorder, mission gone awry, escapades, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, time machine, changing the past or future, secret agents, alien, ufo, sent to the past, hi-tech, race against time, creature, fictional government agency, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 60s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, supernatural, misfit, alien encounter, fall in love, love and romance, space and aliens, goofy hero, danger, single father ...
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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, elderly, benign alien, cocoon, retirement home, golden years, fountain of youth, alien, senior citizen, 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, offbeat, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: benign alien, star, outer space, innocence, good versus evil, mistaken identity, race against time, actor, spacecraft, space battle, time travel, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: not serious, road movie, humorous, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, prank, buddies, partners, friends, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit partners, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, space travel, adventure, outer space, princess, farce, daring rescue, race against time, woman in danger, danger, space and aliens, master villain ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, teens, kids
Plot: ufo, space travel, imaginary, benign alien, adventure, alien, time travel, spacecraft, outer space, end of the world, alien encounter, fish out of water ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, stylized, suspenseful, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, friendship, ufo, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, suburbs, escapades, young heroes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, friendship, mistaken identity, danger, space travel, technology gone awry, benign alien, goofy hero, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north korea, korea, asia, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, feel good, not serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, ufo, friendship, mad scientist, puppets, family, rescue, benign alien, heroic mission, space and aliens, nothing goes right, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, intense ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, slacker, odd couple, stupidity, goofy hero, nothing goes right, weed, road trip, comedy of errors, bonding, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, dallas texas, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, survival, danger, road trip, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, amusement park, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, goofy hero, save the world, partners, buddies, alien encounter, living with parents, evil alien, father daughter relationship, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, feel good, not serious, gross out humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, friendship, obsessive quest, animal life, rivalry, prank, race against time, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, wilderness, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, cult film, british horror, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, siege, friends, cult, misfit, death, british, pub, slacker, winchester rifle, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, not serious, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: party, stupidity, youth, fraternity, neighbor neighbor relationship, rivalry, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, plan gone awry, uninhibited rivalry, prank, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd, road movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: marijuana, stoners, nothing goes right, road trip, on the road, police chase, odd couple, racial slur, encounter, journey, stoner, fast food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, feel good, not serious, road movie, idiotic ...
Plot: road trip, midlife crisis, motorcycle gang, on the road, self discovery, friendship, buddies, escapades, adventurer, motorcycle chase, middle aged man, gas station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 199K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, evil alien, space and aliens, ufo, flying saucer, alien invasion, mars, save the world, alien encounter, space travel, spacecraft, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, washington d.c., big ben london, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, date night, boys' night
Plot: teen sex comedy, road trip, race against time, nothing goes right, on the road, cheating, sex tape, cross country, college, obsessive quest, escapades, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york state, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.9
 843
Illegal Aliens (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by Syntax, their holographic mentor, these Illegal Aliens are willing to use every trick in the book and every sexy outfit in their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, benign alien, save the world, time travel, master villain, escapades, deadly creature, heroes, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%