Movies like The Spirit of '76

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The Spirit of '76 (1990)
 5.9
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The Spirit of '76 (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers attempt to study this "ideal" civilization. 70's jokes, props and stars abound.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, time travel, time machine, satire, fish out of water, adventure, heroes, misfit, sent to the past, partners, on the run, hopes, changing the past or future, chases and races, imaginary, disorder, drugs/alcohol, misfit partners, profanity, silly humor, marijuana, hippie, summer, cia agent, patriotism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, 18th century, 22nd century, year 1976, 1770s

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Most similar movies to The Spirit of '76

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, parody and offbeat films with plots about disorder, imaginary, escapades, time travel, misfit, silly humor and chase mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Spirit of '76: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), Two Worlds (2007), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Back to the Future (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, virtual reality, sent to the future, drugs/alcohol, friends, disorder, silly humor, friendship, buddies, hallucinogenic drug ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 1K
Two Worlds (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A French tradesman travels in time and liberates an oppressed tribe in another world.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, feel good, offbeat
Plot: chosen one, parallel world, imaginary, adventure, time travel, goofy hero, escapades, fish out of water, disorder, imaginary kingdom, misfit, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, sent to the past, inventor, alternate reality, scientist, mad scientist, adventure, inventions and discoveries, disorder, chases and races ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, party, changing the past or future, friendship, drugs/alcohol, changing the future, friends, destiny, midlife crisis, profanity, ski resort ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2010s ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, chases and races, inventor, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, not serious, tricky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, friendship, disorder, existence paradox, parallel universe, loser, time loop, underdog, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 39K
A.R.O.G (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Commander Logar fools Arif and sends him 1.000.000 years back in the time. He must civilize people from past to reach today.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, parody, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, fish out of water, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, rivalry, escapades, misfit, disorder, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.4
 3K
Time Chasers (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, sent to the past, chases and races, chase, escapades, save the day, danger, master criminal, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 2040s, 50s ...
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 42K
Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, poet, mistaken identity, fish out of water, political unrest, sexual content, fugitives, misfit ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 52K
Coneheads (1993)
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, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, fish out of water, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien life-form, outer space, golf, family relations, alien contact, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, sentimental, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, old west, sent to the past, time loop, alternate reality, inventor, small town, fish out of water ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 7K
Freaked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, mad scientist, goofy hero, betrayal, escapades, countryside, disorder, farce, heroes, nothing goes right, silly humor, brat ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Norman's Awesome Experience (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Through the experiment of a crazy scientist, his colleague Norman, model Erica and her photographer are sent back in time to the Romans. They arrive in a small village, controlled by the Roman Septimus Fabius and a fat village mayor. They teach the ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, exciting, semi serious
Plot: time travel, revolution, village life, state affairs, imaginary, village, disorder, adventure, nuclear power plant, sheep, siege, roman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 101 min.
Story: MR. BONES 2: BACK FROM THE PAST, is the story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji. It is up Mr. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, misfit, obsessive quest, imaginary, nothing goes right, heroes, sent to the future, curses spells and rituals, save the day, disorder, fish out of water, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Starving Games (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this Hunger Games spoof, Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, absurd, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, danger, goofy hero, disorder, superhero, survival, heroes, female protagonist, fight, investigation, struggle for survival, toilet humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.9
 888
Illegal Aliens (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by Syntax, their holographic mentor, these Illegal Aliens are willing to use every trick in the book and every sexy outfit in their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, alien, time travel, alien encounter, save the world, benign alien, imaginary, deadly creature, disorder, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered ...
Style: parody, anthology, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, media satire, haunted by the past, mad scientist, mad doctor, u.s. president, storytelling, invisibility, sea disaster, silly humor, profanity, surfing ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, classmate classmate relationship, adventure, sent to the future, best friend, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 15th century, 19th century ...
Place: california, vienna, new mexico, usa, ancient greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.8
 1K
P.U.N.K.S. (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: misfit, super strength, prodigy, escapades, adventure, mad scientist, disorder, imaginary, family, school, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Scientists must prove their time travel experiments can produce results, so their funding won't be cut off. They push their equipment, and travel 5000 years into the future, where they encounter aliens who are looking for a planet to colonize.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time machine, time travel, danger, space and aliens, heroes, imaginary, escapades, chases and races, adventure, evil alien, rescue, save the world ...
Time: future, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Heaven's Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Modern day soldiers travel back in time and meet Admiral Lee, the greatest soldier of all time, and motivate him to drive out invaders.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: time travel, adventure, heroic mission, master warrior, rivalry, hopes, chases and races, danger, save the kingdom, escapades, heroes, military ...
Time: 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Evil Alien Conquerors (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inept beings from the planet Kabijj land on Earth and attempt to behead all of its beings and take over the planet
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, alien invasion, race against time, escapades, danger, rivalry, disorder, space and aliens, sword, evil alien, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 1.9
 89K
Disaster Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In DISASTER MOVIE, the filmmaking team behind the hits "Scary Movie," "Date Movie," "Epic Movie" and "Meet The Spartans" this time puts its unique, inimitable stamp on one of the biggest and most bloated movie ...
Style: parody, not serious, absurd, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chaos, heroes, survival, escapades, investigation, nothing goes right, natural disaster, catastrophe, sarcasm, mystery, sexual humor, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Zapped Again! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new kid moves into school, making enemies with the affluent societies and joining the beleaguered Science Club. But when an old potion is discovered to confer telekinetic power he gets the chance to get his own back, as well as having a bit of fun ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, sex comedy, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, telekinesis, looking for sex, school, teaching the ways of the world, vengeance, high school life, teenage life, college, prank, hardcase students, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Perennially stoned Cheech and Chong tear through the city of Los Angeles, causing trouble wherever they go. After Cheech loses his job, the two pot enthusiasts head to the welfare offices where Cheech's girlfriend, Donna, works. Instead of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, surprise ending, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, space and aliens, weed, drug abuse, lifestyle, nothing goes right, screwball, disorder, friends, friendship, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 469
Dr. Plonk (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it.
Style: silent film, humorous, feel good, absurd, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, mad scientist, save the world, politics, danger, changing the past or future, apocalypse, laboratory, farce, chases and races, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1910s, 21st century, year 2007 ...
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Man from the Future (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Zero (Wagner Moura) is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated and lost in college Helena (Alinne Moraes) the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions makes him travel ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, existence paradox, destiny, love and romance, hopes, inventions and discoveries, disorder, changing the past or future, true love, scientist, sent to the past, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Thermae Romae (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story follows a Roman architect named Lucius, who is having trouble coming up with ideas. One day, he discovers a hidden tunnel underneath a spa that leads him to a modern Japanese bath house. Inspired by the innovations found there, he creates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, escapades, imaginary, rejection, disorder, creative block, misfit, overnight success, roman empire
Time: ancient history, contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Adventures of Serial Buddies (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gregory is a devout Catholic who wants to kill evil people in order to grant them safe passage to heaven, Gary is an assembly worker at a trophy shop who wants to kill potential trophy winners, Graham is Gary's intern who will do anything to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, silly humor, escapades, misfit partners, disorder, buddies, friends, journey, graphic violence, serial killer, misfit, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
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: parody, humorous, talky, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, scientist, imaginary, outer space, astronaut, satellite, world domination, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%