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: humorous, touching, intense, semi serious, suspense, sentimental, clever, light, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: monkey, chimpanzee, justice, happy ending, animals, uncover truth, rescue, experiment gone awry, animal training, partners, teenager, secret project, laboratory, animal rescue, top secret, animal experimentation, animal life, friendship, brutality, animal rights, swamp, crisis of conscience, catastrophe, survival, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: everglades

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Most similar movies to Project X

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, clever and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, chase, first contact and redemption 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, humorous, entertaining, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, talking dog, space and aliens, outer space, mentor, friendship, animals, space travel, human animal relationship, mission, coming of age, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
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100%
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, melancholic, semi serious, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, duck, family, multiple storylines, treasure hunt, stereotypes, magic, justice, adventure, professor, good versus evil, experiment gone awry ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 71K
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: light, touching, humorous, feel good, buddy movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, date night
Plot: dog, pets, police investigation, justice, chase, crimes, animals, murder, buddy cop, murder mystery, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 62K
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, sentimental, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, robot, artificial intelligence, military, lightning, animal lover, struck by lightning, childhood, a.i., time, cyborgs, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: sexy, emotional, bad ending, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, adventure, espionage, murder, dolphins, fantasy world, family, murder mystery, race, nudity (full frontal - brief), life & death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: gorilla, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, animals, chimpanzee, friendship, unlikely friendships, adaptation, wilderness, family relations ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, chicago illinois, new york, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 4K
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, clever, absurd, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, espionage, farce, alien, adventure, secret agents, unlikely partners, special agents, save the world, partners, spy, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 165K
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, funny, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: obsession, dark humor, stalking, television, friendship, satire, unlikely friendships, odd couple, designer, buddies, psychology, dangerous friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: sexy, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, character study, parenthood, vacation, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 12K
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: meditative, suspenseful, intense, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: virtual reality, memory, cyberpunk, imagination, conspiracy, transformation, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, future dystopia, mad scientist, rebellion, technology ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco, rio de janeiro ...
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47%
 3.7
 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: humorous, touching, light, feel good, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pig, on the road, talking animals, farm, adventure, disney, kids and family, rescue, heroic mission, journey, family, youth ...
Place: boston, st. louis missouri
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46%
 5.5
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, light, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, eccentric family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, gangsters, african american, life & death, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 8K
Dead Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: scary, humorous, parody, splatter, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, vengeance, monster, buddy cop, police investigation, mad scientist, supernatural, resurrection, violence, motorcycle, reanimation, suicide ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
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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: harsh, bad ending, allegory, visually appealing, philosophical ...
Plot: survival, caveman, neanderthal, natural disaster, life, evolution, redemption, unlikely friendships, childhood, religion, life philosophy, anthropology ...
Time: prehistoric times, 80s, stone age
Place: california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, feel good, exciting, romantic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: robot, androids and robots, robbery, heist, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, talking robot, street vendor, nerd, mad scientist, god, existentialism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, love, relationships, women, romance, divorce, infidelity, life, bittersweet, couple relations, writers, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, surreal, light, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, chase, superhero, time travel, rescue, alien invasion, adventure, mad scientist, interdimensional travel, scientist, experiment gone awry, space wars ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, empire, women, couples, unfulfillment, city life, urban
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 2.5
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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, entertaining, melancholic, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: baby, babies and infants, genius, twins, mistaken identity, adventure, mad scientist, family, mischievous children, prank, scientist, hypnosis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 15K
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, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, allegory, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, easter, space and aliens, monster, creature, outer space, creature feature, disaster, catastrophe, mad scientist, small town, bounty hunter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rebellion, intelligence, rebelliousness, experiment gone awry, monkey, leader, alzheimer's disease, gorilla, chimpanzee, talking animals, distopia, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspense, humorous, twists and turns, feel good, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cheerleading, satire, chase, murder, paramedic, medical, family, foul language, fantasy world, fight scenes, death, farce ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 16K
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, realistic, clever, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, boot camp, military life, basic training, friendship, adaptation, gay, youth, soldier, military, gay slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, poland, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 5K
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, suspense, futuristic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, plastic surgeon, investigation, serial killer, murder mystery, model, greed, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: twist ending, surreal, romantic, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: gorilla, animals, friendship, adventure, youth, family, pets, teenager, teenage boy, redemption, fantasy world, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 64K
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, clever, twists and turns, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: robot, thief, friendship, aging, artificial intelligence, heist, androids and robots, unlikely criminals, technology, nursing, family relations, one last job ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: prostitution, rehabilitation, niece, gambling, couples, love and romance, obsessive quest, rescue, redemption, couple relations, uncle niece relationship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, satirical, melancholic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, single father, social differences, life philosophy, family, destiny, society, family problems, real estate, fashion, nudity (full frontal - brief), art ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 23K
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, harsh, sentimental, satirical, touching ...
Plot: air disaster, mistaken identity, chase, corruption, unlikely hero, happy ending, rescue, escapades, dishonesty, petty criminal, custody battle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, family, pets, youth, rescue, animals, greed, destiny, hopes, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%