Movies like Short Circuit 2

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Short Circuit 2 (1988)
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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, futuristic, semi serious, touching, complex, feel good, romantic, clever, melancholic, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: heist, robot, androids and robots, police, hitman, entrepreneur, boat, robbery, helicopter, punk, gangsters, crimes, friendship, misfit, partners, urban, imaginary, city life, disorder, fish out of water, rescue, odd couple, cons and scams, gang, city ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Short Circuit 2

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and unusual plot structure films with plots about disorder, family, catastrophe, dialogue, life philosophy, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Short Circuit 2: Bicentennial Man (1999), C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979), Buddy (1997), Robot & Frank (2012), *batteries not included (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, robot, lightning, a.i., experiment gone awry, fish out of water, computer cracker, happy ending, adventure, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
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48%
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, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, robot, life philosophy, androids, dystopic future, artificial intelligence, utopia, human nature, self discovery, romance, society, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2040s, 22nd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 729
C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the boy's invention from him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, robot, dishonesty, androids and robots, imaginary, family, partners, rivalry, heroes, goofy hero, danger, pets ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, family relations, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, fish out of water, family life, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.1
 61K
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, sentimental, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: robot, friendship, aging, thief, unlikely criminals, loner, nursing, robbery, one last job, family relations, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
*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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, benign alien, apartment building, eviction, friendship, elderly couple, family, alien encounter, save the day, hopes, space and aliens, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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43%
 2.4
 4K
Theodore Rex (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: dinosaur, murder, imaginary, danger, save the world, law enforcement, buddies, mad scientist, goofy hero, partners against crime, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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All Is Bright (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, nothing goes right, going straight, fish out of water, reluctant partners, cons and scams, crimes, misfit, odd couple, partners, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 299
Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, golden retriever, friendship, family, youth, crimes, disorder, christmas, dog, friends, family relations, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, love and romance, partners, lifestyle, odd couple, infidelity, self discovery, couples, city life, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, heroes, anti hero, family relations, friends, disorder, animal life, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 155
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, offbeat, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, friends, disorder, rivalry, imaginary, danger, workplace, obnoxious boss, rescue, a.i., adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cop and a Half (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: murder, partners against crime, odd couple, crimes, witnessing a crime, children, police investigation, fighting crime, friendship, undercover, police, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 12K
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Daryl is a normal 10-year-old boy in many ways. However, unbeknown to his foster parents and friends, Daryl is actually a government-created robot with superhuman reflexes and mental abilities. Even his name has a hidden meaning -- it's ...
Style: serious, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, chase, baseball, gate, childhood, forest, robot, computer, memory loss, a.i., danger, adventure ...
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, retiring, couples, crimes, city life, apartment building, lie, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 38K
Meet Dave (2008)
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, semi serious, funny, idiotic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: spacecraft, alien, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, disorder, alien encounter, escapades, mission gone awry, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and ...
Style: intense, captivating, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, gangsters, crime, crimes, disorder, law enforcement, partners, crime boss, police corruption, mafia, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, usa, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Savannah Smiles (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, family relations, politician, police, ransom, neglect, family, fugitives, adventure, misfit, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: salt lake city utah, utah, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, buddies, crimes, golden years, crime, dishonesty, partners, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, intrigue, on the run, fish out of water, disorder, couples, lifestyle, screwball, disco, switching roles, nudity (full frontal - brief), police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 10K
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, touching, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: chimpanzee, monkey, animal life, uncover truth, experiment gone awry, partners, rescue, animal training, happy ending, secret project, radiation, animal rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, yo yo, family, disorder, friends, silly humor, heist, escapades, nothing goes right, partners, adventurer ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, doctors and patients, mental institution, hospital, doctor, african american, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, offbeat, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, telekinesis, ufo, cat, benign alien, family, adventure, silly humor, alien encounter, fish out of water, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: college, computer virus, campus, power relations, programmer, parents and children, fall in love, friendship, fish out of water, college life, human nature, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
Style: allegory, clever, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, life is a bitch, space and aliens, graphic violence, profanity, racism, addiction, discrimination, urban, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.6
 25K
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: mistaken identity, babies and infants, baby, mad scientist, twins, family, adventure, imaginary, prank, goofy hero, danger, rescue ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Secondhand Lions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: greed, fish out of water, adventure, money, family, adventurer, eccentric family, family secret, odd couple, disorder, youth, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1910s
Place: texas, usa, africa, middle east, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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