Movies like Spaceballs

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Spaceballs (1987)
 7.1
 154K
Spaceballs
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." Can he master it in time to save the day?
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, funny, feel good, witty, absurd, dark, light, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, space travel, adventure, space opera, chase, alien, outer space, desert, master villain, technology, space wars, chases and races, star wars, space and aliens, danger, storytelling, escapades, vengeance, destiny, fantasy world, dialogue, space battle, heroes, aliens ...
Time: future, 80s
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
121 min.
 8.6
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA, Australia
182 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Spaceballs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, clever and funny films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, first contact, fantasy world, storytelling and chase mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Spaceballs: Galaxy Quest (1999), The Ice Pirates (1984), Spaced Invaders (1990), Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Mom and Dad Save the World (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 134K
Galaxy Quest
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, offbeat ...
Plot: adventure, alien, parody, outer space, benign alien, transformation, space travel, aliens, space opera, chase, television, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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System:   95%
    User:   84%
 
The Ice Pirates
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, not serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, parody, treasure hunt, time travel, space travel, space opera, robot, destiny, chase, outer space, alien, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
Spaced Invaders
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, adventure, alien invasion, halloween, small town, aliens, androids and robots, anti heroes, first contact, benign alien, weapons, mars ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
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Airplane II: The Sequel
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, witty, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, space travel, airport, spacecraft, airplane, goofy hero, farce, rescue, save the day, mentor, nothing goes right, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   91%
 
Mom and Dad Save the World
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emperor Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make Marge his before blowing up the Earth. The Emperor and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, absurd, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, parody, fish out of water, stupidity, anti heroes, suburbs, chase, sexualized violence, brutality, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   85%
 
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, space opera, space travel, culture clash, star trek, punk, fish out of water, aliens, alien, first contact, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   88%
 
 6.8
 14K
Strange Brew
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, beer, buddies, farce, dumb, drinking, stupidity, goofy hero, brewery, dialogue, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   64%
 
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History of the World: Part I
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, revolution, roman empire, nothing goes right, torture, social differences, verbal byplay, religions or cults, jesus, storytelling, irreverent ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, 16th century, ancient history, future ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   75%
 
 4.7
 4K
Wagons East
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, culture clash, americana, on the road, indians, old west, anti heroes, native americans, fugitives, adventure, gang, getting home ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1800s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   77%
 
 6.7
 14K
Silent Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, hollywood, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, goofy hero, farce, dialogue, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   68%
 
 5.9
 8K
RocketMan
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: mars, family, space travel, nasa, farce, anti heroes, comedy of errors, astronaut, buddies, goofy hero, dumb, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   84%
 
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, parody, robot, vengeance, puppets, androids and robots, sarcasm, space travel, island, disorder, dialogue, creativity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   75%
 
 6.7
 17K
High Anxiety
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: parody, murder, protagonist as suspect, screwball, false accusation, chase, hotel, mental institution, frame up, conspiracy, crimes, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   78%
 
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Battle Beyond the Stars
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, outer space, space opera, death, androids and robots, drinking, evil alien, mad scientist, mentor, alien, master villain, aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   71%
 
 5.8
 8K
Life Stinks
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Plot: farce, homeless, switching roles, self discovery, greed, rags to riches, rich and poor, surveillance, social differences, fish out of water, mentor, parody ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   63%
 
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, 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, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, mad scientist, alien, chase, superhero, cult, heroic mission, time travel, aliens, chases and races, space and aliens, desert ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   78%
 
My Science Project
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, light, idiotic
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, high school, science, time travel, school, androids and robots, college, dinosaur, alien, mad scientist, changing the past or future, police investigation ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   81%
 
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
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: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, kids and family, parents and children, children, childhood, jungle, experiment gone awry, shrinking, fish out of water, runaway, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   82%
 
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 6.3
 190K
Mars Attacks!
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, mars, alien, alien invasion, end of the world, sarcasm, anti heroes, white house, aliens, congress, president, evil alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, washington d.c., big ben london, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   100%
 
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, futuristic, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, adventure, afterlife, robot, heavy metal, death, misfit partners, high school, farce, rock and roll, cyborgs, verbal byplay ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   67%
 
 3.5
 2K
Galaxina
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Galaxina is a lifelike, voluptuous android who is assigned to oversee the operations of an intergalactic Space Police cruiser captained by incompetent Cornelius Butt. When a mission requires the ship's crew to be placed in suspended animation ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, not serious, offbeat, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, alien, space travel, adventure, motorcycle, space opera, androids and robots, spacecraft, first contact, androids, technology, supernatural romance ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
Alien from L.A.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her archaeologist father disappears on an expedition, Wanda sets out to look for him. What she finds is a secret underground world, where no one believes in life on the surface and where she and her father are taken for spies.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, alien, imaginary kingdom, first contact, kidnapping, vampire human love, lame, camp, missing person, clones, aliens ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california, usa, ireland, zimbabwe, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   61%
 
 5.3
 46K
Coneheads
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, fish out of water, stranded, aliens, alien invasion, misfit, first contact, suburbs, disorder, family, space and aliens, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   55%
 
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, satirical, absurd, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, space and aliens, friends, survival, robot, fantasy world, intergalactic, sarcasm, spacecraft, galaxy, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: england, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera and a few thousand bucks could schlep up to Bronson canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror B-movie? Well, they're back! The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is an affectionate, meticulous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, monster, science, alien, anti heroes, parody, benign alien, deadpan, dialogue, race against time, existentialism, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, futuristic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, space travel, survival, space opera, maze, good versus evil, post apocalyptic, androids, first contact, adventurer, mars, androids and robots ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this campy spy movie spoof Dr. Goldfoot (Vincent Price) has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Secret agent Craig Gamble (Frankie Avalon) and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, comic, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, farce, parody, robot, chase, car chase, androids and robots, goofy hero, androids, camp, secret agent, bikini ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
 39K
Spies Like Us
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, chase, cold war, farce, adventure, mistaken identity, secret service, on the road, fish out of water, spies, parody ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, russia, asia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   53%
 

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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning begins with Captain James B. Pirk of the starship Kickstart shipwrecked on the 21st century Earth with his crew. Originally from the distant future, Pirk and his crew traveled back in time to save the Earth from hostile ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, light, humorous ...
Plot: parody, space travel, space opera, outer space, parallel universe, parallel world, finnish, ancient mystery, emperor, technology, space program, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
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System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
 5.6
 28K
Bubble Boy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jimmy is young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy -- ...
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, parents and children, farce, on the road, dumb, romance, nothing goes right, family relations, stereotypes, stupidity, niagara falls, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
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