Movies like Short Circuit

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Short Circuit (1986)
 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 animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.
Style: feel good, light, touching, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sentimental, futuristic, funny, sweet ...
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, giant robots, programmer, imaginary, disorder, life, cat, truck, male female relationship, kitten, raccoon, cow, ex boyfriend, sentient robot ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa

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Most similar movies to Short Circuit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, runaway, destiny, chase, fantasy world, catastrophe and childhood mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Short Circuit: *batteries not included (1987), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Cat from Outer Space (1978), Bicentennial Man (1999), 3 Men and a Baby (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, androids and robots, boat, helicopter, entrepreneur, hitman, robbery, police, gangsters, imaginary, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
*batteries not included (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Style: sweet, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, benign alien, apartment building, friendship, eviction, elderly couple, family, alien encounter, save the day, disorder, unlikely partners, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, children, healing power, levitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that gives it special powers, including the ability to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and seeks the help of a scientist in order to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, telekinesis, cat, ufo, benign alien, family, adventure, disorder, animal life, friends, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, life philosophy, robot, dystopic future, androids, utopia, artificial intelligence, human nature, self discovery, society, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 2040s, 21st century, 22nd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, abandoned baby, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Not Quite Human II (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chip, the android boy is back. This time, he is off to college, suffering from a computer virus and in love with Roberta, another android. Will there be a happy ending?
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, computer virus, imaginary, a.i., androids and robots, parents and children, fall in love, friendship, fish out of water, college life, human nature, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, shrinking, experiment gone awry, family relations, laser, fish out of water, miniaturization, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Not Quite Human (1987)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: high school, family relations, androids, dishonesty, family, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, androids and robots, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ufo, time travel, adventure, flying saucer, benign alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, nasa, young heroes, alien, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 22K
Hotel for Dogs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, animal lover, siblings relations, mischievous children, pets, young heroes, puppy, dog movie, family relations, dog, friends, foster home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 87K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, when the parents are away, parents and children, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, family relations, golf, profanity, tire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, high school life, small town life, against the odds, family life, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend (2020)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenager summons the courage to help a friendly robot known as A.R.I. kidnapped by a ruthless lab director working for a powerful corporation seeking to turn him into a dangerous weapon in order to rule the world.
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, children, a.i., robot, hi-tech, computer animation, chase, rescue, androids and robots, adventure, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Still Not Quite Human (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the final film of the series, Chip and his "father" attend a robotics convention. Here, Dr. Carson is kidnapped and replaced by an android. Can Chip and his newfound friends save Dr. Carson from a dangerous competitor?
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, escapades, master villain, daring rescue, confined, androids and robots, a.i., rivalry, killer robot, family relations, human nature, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Electric Grandmother (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, ...
Style: offbeat, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, elderly, adventure, androids and robots, death in the family, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, homecoming, bittersweet, family relations, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: large family, playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, children, starting over, family relations, actress, couples, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wildlife, sasquatch, fish out of water, family, adventure, friendship, parents and children, hunting, family relations, kindness, bad smell, hamburger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mae and Gabby are two friends who go everywhere together but they are not very popular in their school. Their classmates always pressure because they have not had a boyfriend so to avoid further setbacks, the girls put in place a plan to create the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light
Audience: teen comedy, pre-teens
Plot: robot, teenage love, high school, teenage girl, looking for love, disorder, love and romance, best friends, youth, parents and children, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, family relations, fish out of water, baby, inventor, giant, family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, escapades, nothing goes right, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
 172
I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, pets, parents and children, friends, disorder, mischievous children, youth, single parent, family life, dog, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 1K
Heartbeeps (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Heartbeeps stars Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters as domestic robots who fall in love and run off together.
Style: semi serious, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: factory, servant, robot, androids and robots, couple relations, couples, fall in love, eccentric family, love and romance, society, a.i., space and aliens ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.3
 10K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: white house, bodyguard, usa president, friendship, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, secret agents, secret agent, shopping mall, boxing, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Parental Guidance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, punishment, eccentric family, family reunited, teaching the ways of the world, family life, golden years, youth, mischievous children, disorder, protective parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 11K
The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich kid, friendship, farce, family problems, youth, social differences, rich and poor, family, spoiled brat, toys, mischievous children, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: adult child friendship, family relations, friendship, romance, parents and children, family problems, fall in love, custody, single parent, buddies, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disney, stereotypes ...
Place: australia, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 3K
Star Kid (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, androids and robots, space and aliens, adventure, family, escapades, good versus evil, fantasy world, robot, brutality, child hero, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%