Movies like Paul

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Paul (2011)
 6.9
 249K
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, unusual plot structure, parody, sentimental, humorous, not serious, absurd, witty, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, special agents, chase, friends, space and aliens, disorder, buddies, hitchhiker, alien space craft, friendship, escapades, fugitives, invisibility, space travel, geek, silly humor, top secret, road trip, law enforcement, odd couple, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, 2000s, year 1980, year 1947, 1940s ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, england, arizona, wyoming, austin texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, weird, light and funny films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, first contact, chase and alien mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Paul: The World's End (2013), Hot Fuzz (2007), Men in Black 3 (2012), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Evolution (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 277K
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, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, british, small town, obsessive quest, escapades, alcohol abuse, friends, violence, beer, robot, adolescence vs adulthood, end of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london, europe
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100%
 7.8
 495K
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
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: parody, humorous, exciting, absurd, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, murder, arrest, new job, serial killer, partner, conspiracy, village, fish out of water, rivals, disorder, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 356K
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: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, secret agents, time machine, alien, changing the past or future, hi-tech, ufo, space and aliens, benign alien, time traveler, alternate timeline, sent to the past ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France, USA
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: parody, witty, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, dark humor, siege, cult, zombie attack, zombie outbreak, zombie survival, cannibalism, survival, friends, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, satirical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, interracial relations, racism, heroes, nothing goes right, silly humor, prison sex, hallucination, escape, interrogation, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, alabama, florida, cuba, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 128K
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: humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, evolution, save the world, space and aliens, nothing goes right, evil alien, dragon, disorder, race against time, alien invasion, desert, asteroids and comets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 127K
The Watch (2012)
Genre: Comedy, 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, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, suburban life, suburbs, evil alien, heroes, friendship, alien invasion, silly humor, disorder, super weapon, invasion, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 54K
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, parents and children, family life, alien life-form, outer space, golf, family relations, alien contact, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: funny, parody, humorous, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, time travel, dinosaur, chase, paleontologist, beast, escapades, portal, survival, partners, misfit, fantasy world ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 325K
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, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, topical humor, top secret, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, korea, usa, asia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Attack the Block (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teen gang in a grim South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, bleak, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: gang, deadly creature, teenager, street gang, alien encounter, monster, evil alien, chase, teenage life, meteorite, alien invasion, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, party, changing the past or future, friendship, friends, destiny, midlife crisis, bully, changing the future, back in time, sent to the past ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 19K
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, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, adventure, friendship, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, life turned upside down, young heroes, escapades, youth ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: alien encounter, supernatural, alien, evil alien, buddies, teenage life, friends, young heroes, adventure, space and aliens, battles, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ 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: feel good, light, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, space and aliens, alien, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, alien contact, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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, satirical, funny, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, alien, benign alien, spacecraft, fantasy world, hitchhiker, sarcasm, friends, buddies, intergalactic ...
Time: future
Place: himalaya, madagascar, norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 367K
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, stylized, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien invasion, top secret, buddy cop, save the world, extraterrestrial, undercover, heroes, race against time, secret agents, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 186K
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: parody, humorous, not serious, feel good, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, adventure, outer space, space battle, farce, princess, woman in danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, master villain, race against time ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 47K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, road movie, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: alien, rescue, on the run, fish out of water, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, disorder, peaceful mission, misfit, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, washington d.c., las vegas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Save Yourselves! (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn couple head upstate to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with themselves. Cut off from their devices, they miss the news that the planet is under attack.
Style: parody, absurd, light, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien encounter, demolished city, couples, family holiday, catastrophe, fictional war, hi-tech, escapades, sarcasm, mass destruction, silly humor ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 161K
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: parody, humorous, witty, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: space battle, outer space, benign alien, actor, mistaken identity, innocence, heroes, race against time, good versus evil, space wars, spacecraft, time travel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 41K
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, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: alien, spacecraft, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, disorder, alien encounter, mission gone awry, escapades, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 63K
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, feel good, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, elderly, benign alien, cocoon, golden years, fountain of youth, alien, first contact, retirement home, senior citizen, life & death, cancer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
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, futuristic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, ufo, outer space, space travel, adventure, alien, time travel, satire, mysterious planet, spacecraft, end of the world, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, disorder, couple relations, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 101K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: light, exciting, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, benign alien, alien, family, save the world, odd couple, escapades, disney, alien invasion, culture clash, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.3
 15K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, benign alien, disorder, space and aliens, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, surprise ending, parody, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: alien, evil alien, halloween, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, catastrophe, disorder, alien encounter, mistaken identity, friendship, technology gone awry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 224K
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: parody, humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, mars, alien invasion, space and aliens, flying saucer, save the world, outer space, alien, congress, space travel, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, new york, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: adventure, friendship, mad scientist, puppet, ufo, family, rescue, benign alien, heroic mission, escapades, space and aliens, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%