Movies like Project X 1987

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Project X (1987)
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Project X (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, touching, intense, sentimental, clever, psychotronic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: chimpanzee, monkey, uncover truth, partners, experiment gone awry, rescue, animal training, happy ending, secret project, laboratory, top secret, animal rescue, sign language, justice, animal life, radiation, animal experimentation, friendship, heroes, fighting the system, anti hero, moral dilemma, danger, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: everglades

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, clever and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, chase, storytelling, first contact and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Project X: Good Boy! (2003), The Million Dollar Duck (1971), Turner & Hooch (1989), Short Circuit (1986), The Day of the Dolphin (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Good Boy! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, tense, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: talking dog, outer space, space and aliens, dog, friendship, pets, space travel, human animal relationship, mission, mentor, benign alien, family ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
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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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57%
 6.2
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Turner & Hooch (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, police investigation, partners, crimes, crime, misfit partners, odd couple, murder, chase, dog movie, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 58K
Short Circuit (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky ...
Style: feel good, light, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, military, artificial intelligence, lightning, robot, a.i., experiment gone awry, fish out of water, computer cracker, happy ending, adventure, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, melancholic, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, assassination, undercover, dolphins, conspiracy, espionage, adventure, inventions and discoveries, animal life, political conspiracy, heroic mission, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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51%
 4.9
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Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, friendship, chimpanzee, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, fish out of water, family life, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
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Real Men (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jim Belushi plays a super-competent secret agent on the trail of Russian thugs. John Ritter plays a milquetoast dad who gets mixed up in the caper. The story follows their adventures over the course of a week, in which Ritter develops some guts and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, absurd, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, espionage, unlikely partners, danger, secret agents, partners, save the world, special agents, alien, farce, adventure, aliens ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Cable Guy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, danger, buddies, designer, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, family relations, couples, family problems, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 11K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, government agent, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, north carolina, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.8
 2K
Gordy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pig, on the road, rescue, heroic mission, danger, farm, friendship, talking animals, animal life, adventure, journey, kids and family ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, relationships, romance, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Dead Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, laboratory, police investigation, police, mad scientist, supernatural, hitman, disorder, silly humor, experiment gone awry, danger, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 14K
Critters 2 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bounty hunter, small town, evil alien, space and aliens, dog, easter, alien, pitchfork, creature, catastrophe, survival, mad scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, futuristic, touching, complex ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: heist, robot, boat, helicopter, entrepreneur, hitman, police, robbery, androids and robots, cons and scams, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
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Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: mistaken identity, air disaster, rescue, chase, petty criminal, escapades, dishonesty, couple relations, rivalry, love and romance, custody battle, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 5K
Iceman (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An anthropologist is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, allegory, earnest ...
Plot: glacier, laboratory, neanderthal, caveman, anthropology, language barrier, frozen alive, survival, arctic, danger, fish out of water, graphic violence ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric, 80s
Place: antarctica, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, urban, unfulfillment, city life, couples
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, buddies, fighting the system, rivalry, underdog, nothing goes right, dark humor, disorder, friends, partners, contests and competitions, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: intelligence, rebellion, experiment gone awry, leader, rebelliousness, imaginary, monkey, genetic engineering, attack, talking animals, alzheimer's disease, animal attack ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.7
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Baby Geniuses (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baby, babies and infants, mischievous children, mistaken identity, mad scientist, twins, family, adventure, prank, imaginary, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Finding Amanda (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat
Plot: rehabilitation, gambling, prostitution, niece, couple relations, couples, love and romance, rescue, obsessive quest, redemption, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 15K
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, loss of virginity, sergeant, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Looker (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, plastic surgeon, model, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective, disorder, technology gone awry, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 13K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, college student, self discovery, youth, ambition, human nature, father son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 63K
Robot & Frank (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: robot, friendship, aging, thief, unlikely criminals, family relations, loner, robbery, one last job, parents and children, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, family problems, society, farce, real estate, single father, homelessness, fashion, family, life philosophy, family drama, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer dog, mad scientist, chase, dog, dangerous animal, survival, gory, danger, supernatural, anti hero, laboratory, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, bittersweet, dangerous animal, siblings relations, on the road, down on your luck, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%