Movies like Short Circuit

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Short Circuit (1986)
 6.6
 61K
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, robot, lightning, a.i., experiment gone awry, fish out of water, computer cracker, happy ending, adventure, lone hero, programmer, disorder, giant robots, cat, life, truck, kitten, raccoon, cow, male female relationship, parachute, ex boyfriend, van ...
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 entertaining films with plots about family, runaway, adventure, destiny, chase, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Family, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Short Circuit: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), *batteries not included (1987), Flight of the Navigator (1986), Uncle Buck (1989), Bicentennial Man (1999). 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, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: heist, robot, androids and robots, boat, hitman, helicopter, entrepreneur, robbery, police, misfit, rescue, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, 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, healing power, ufo, alien contact, childhood, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, friendship, adventure, levitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
*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, eviction, friendship, elderly couple, family, alien robot, save the day, alien encounter, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: time travel, ufo, benign alien, adventure, flying saucer, space and aliens, space travel, outer space, artificial intelligence, nasa, getting home, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo, miami beach, texas, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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858
 7.0
 94K
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, parents and children, when the parents are away, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, golf, family relations, backfire, nanny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, existentialism, human android relationship, human nature, romance, society ...
Time: future, 2040s, 23rd century, 22nd century, year 2005 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
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, family, custody, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, abandoned baby, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, cat, ufo, telekinesis, benign alien, gold bar, family, adventure, friends, disorder, animal life, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: computer virus, college, programmer, campus, family relations, power relations, social relations, fish out of water, college life, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, fish out of water, home alone, survival, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend (2020)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: France
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, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, children, a.i., robot, chase, hi-tech, rescue, androids and robots, friendship, runaway, compassion, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 144K
Robots (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: androids and robots, kids and family, inventor, adventure, robot, misfit, partners, social misfits, fighting the system, powerful corporation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 447K
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, robot, superhero, disney, heroes, young heroes, androids and robots, boy genius, child prodigy, adventure, friends, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: high school, family relations, androids, youth, coming of age, a.i., androids and robots, family, dishonesty, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, killer robot, family relations, master villain, save the day, obsessive quest, confined, rivalry, daring rescue, adventure, a.i., escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animal life, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 2K
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: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: androids and robots, factory, servant, robot, romance, space and aliens, master and servant, love and romance, a.i., society, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 8.4
 1.1M
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: feel good, touching, futuristic, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, robot, outer space, adventure, happy ending, future dystopia, ecological disaster, space travel, love, ecology, spacecraft, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: bittersweet, family relations, family, golden years, young heroes, elderly, single parent, androids and robots, nanny, adventure, hopes, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, family relations, starting over, children, actress, family problems, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, teen comedy
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, robot, high school, teenage girl, disorder, love and romance, best friends, youth, parents and children, family relations, social relations, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 3.6
 209
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, parents and children, friends, pets, family life, disorder, youth, single parent, mischievous children, dog, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, child as adult, fall in love, fish out of water, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, bully, punishment, eccentric family, family reunited, disorder, protective parent, youth, golden years, mischievous children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, beast, hunting, pets, family relations, kindness ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle, north america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, stylized, semi serious, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space and aliens, superhero, androids and robots, adventure, family, escapades, good versus evil, fantasy world, robot, brutality, child hero, family life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: duck, professor, family, odd couple, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, partners, laboratory, gold, research laboratory, stereotypes, treasure hunt ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 170
Stardust (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A scientist finds his newest invention; a microchip that infuses inanimate objects with human qualities co-opted by the company he works for, which wants to capitalize on his findings. Knowing his creation can be used for evil purposes, he stashes ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, disorder, family relations, friends, eccentric family, technology gone awry, parents and children, rivalry, adventure, rescue, a.i., workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%