Movies like Paul

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Paul (2011)
 7.0
 214K
Paul
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, funny, sentimental, touching, not serious, talky, clever, absurd, comic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, benign alien, parody, adventure, road trip, first contact, friends, escapades, chase, geek, foul language, stereotypes, life philosophy, on the road, drugs/alcohol, aliens, british, alien invasion, buddies, alien encounter, nerds, dialogue, atheism, weed, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1947, year 1980, 1940s
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, wyoming, arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, clever and absurd films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, chase, catastrophe, first contact and adventure mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Paul: The World's End (2013), Galaxy Quest (1999), Spaced Invaders (1990), Land of the Lost (2009), Absolutely Anything (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.0
 222K
The World's End
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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, small town, friendship, alien invasion, alien, british, chase, beer, robot, violence, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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, absurd, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, space and aliens, friends, robot, survival, fantasy world, intergalactic, sarcasm, spacecraft, galaxy, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: england, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 134K
Galaxy Quest
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, funny, offbeat ...
Plot: adventure, alien, parody, outer space, benign alien, transformation, space travel, aliens, space opera, chase, television, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
Hector and the Search for Happiness
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, surreal, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, travel, happiness, adventure, psychiatrist, midlife crisis, life, stereotypes, life philosophy, escapades, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, london, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   66%
 
Spaced Invaders
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, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, adventure, alien invasion, halloween, small town, aliens, androids and robots, anti heroes, first contact, benign alien, weapons, mars ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
Land of the Lost
Genre: 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, absurd ...
Plot: adventure, time travel, escapades, fantasy world, chase, survival, dinosaur, parody, danger, paleontologist, alien, partners ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Absolutely Anything
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eccentric aliens give a man the power to do anything he wants to determine if Earth is worth saving.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Plot: supernatural ability, wish come true, existentialism, love story, love, school teacher, lifestyle change, miraculous event, responsibility, dog, life philosophy, humanity ...
Time: year 1972
Place: hawaii, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
 7.1
 154K
Spaceballs
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, talky, funny, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, space travel, adventure, space opera, chase, alien, outer space, desert, master villain, technology, space wars ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
Shaun of the Dead
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: clever, dark humor, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, gory, parody, cult, british, survival, transformation, friendship, gore, violence, chase, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
 5.0
 35K
Meet Dave
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, funny, semi serious, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, benign alien, adventure, friendship, alien encounter, family, disorder, humanity, captain, fish out of water, spacecraft, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   100%
 
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
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, road movie, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: road trip, marijuana, drugs, on the road, weed, drugs/alcohol, buddies, race issues, racism, stereotypes, male nudity, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
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, witty, not serious, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, british, outer space, ufo, benign alien, spacecraft, cult, imagination, radio, book, alien encounter, adaptation ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 7.3
 457K
Men in Black
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, government agency, undercover, secret agents, adventure, mentor, fictional government agency, partners, rivalry, secret identity, evil alien, technology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
 7.9
 408K
Hot Fuzz
Genre: Action, Comedy
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, witty, not serious, macabre, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, parody, farce, gunfight, police, police investigation, village, death, small town, violence, chase, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 6.1
 110K
Evolution
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, funny, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, alien, alien invasion, chase, evolution, stupidity, screwball, anti heroes, aliens, dangerous animal, first contact, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   67%
 
 6.6
 126K
Idiocracy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, futuristic, idiotic, satirical ...
Plot: stupidity, surveillance, brainwashing, greed, human nature, army, dumb, future dystopia, adventure, social decay, alone in the world, humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, friendship, alternate reality, farce, time loop, social misfits, imagination, bar, apocalypse, british, nerds, dystopic future ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   34%
 
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, space opera, space travel, culture clash, star trek, punk, fish out of water, aliens, alien, first contact, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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, not serious, funny, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: marijuana, stupidity, politics, on the road, drugs, male nudity, nothing goes right, weed, road trip, stereotypes, prejudice, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alabama, cuba, florida, texas, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
 7.7
 440K
Zombieland
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, dark humor, funny, bloody, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, road trip, parody, friendship, apocalypse, virus, sarcasm, unlikely friendships, danger, blood, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cross country, california, washington d.c., texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
The Night Before
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, marijuana, weed, buddies, male nudity, drugs, holiday, reunion, drinking, christmas party, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
Dumb and Dumber To
Genre: Adventure, 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: humorous, road movie, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, stupidity, road trip, on the road, buddies, dumb, adoption, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, misfit partners, prank, lame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 6.8
 296K
Men in Black 3
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, alien, alien invasion, technology, space travel, secret agents, time machine, aliens, revenge, moon, changing the past or future, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, future, 1960s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   100%
 
 6.1
 298K
Men in Black II
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, not serious, stylized, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, alien invasion, destiny, good versus evil, undercover, aliens, end of the world, dog, buddies, evil alien, catastrophe, lame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 1978, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, massachusetts, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   100%
 
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, 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, offbeat, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, mad scientist, alien, chase, superhero, cult, heroic mission, time travel, aliens, chases and races, space and aliens, desert ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 5.9
 107K
Wild Hogs
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, road movie, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, adventure, motorcycle, on the road, buddies, self discovery, friends, suburbs, lame, dumb, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, california, pacific ocean, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: holiday, christmas, marijuana, buddies, postmodernism, weed, obsessive quest, stoners, adventure, chase, nothing goes right, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Back to the Future Part II
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, adventure, alternate reality, greed, misfit partners, alternate universe, time loop, time, odd couple, high school, chase, destiny ...
Time: future, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 7.1
 69K
Tommy Boy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nothing goes right, goofy hero, buddies, dumb, odd couple, sarcasm, family relations, twists & turns, adaptation, inheritance, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 6.1
 46K
Planet 51
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Earth astronaut Capt. Chuck Baker arrives on Planet 51 -- a world reminiscent of American suburbia circa 1950 -- he tries to avoid capture, recover his spaceship and make it home safely, all with the help of an empathetic little green being.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: aliens, benign alien, adventure, distant planet, family, astronaut, fish out of water, kids and family, friendship, danger, social relations, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
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