Movies like The Spirit of '76

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The Spirit of '76 (1990)
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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
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, parody, marijuana, hippie, summer, cia agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, 18th century, 22nd century, year 1976, 1770s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, offbeat and light films with plots about disorder, imaginary, silly humor, misfit, escapades, time travel and parody mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Spirit of '76: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), Two Worlds (2007), Back to the Future (1985), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Back to the Future Part II (1989). 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, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, jacuzzi, virtual reality, changing the past or future, imaginary, buddies, friendship, profanity, silly humor, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: usa
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95%
 5.6
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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, adventure, imaginary, parallel world, escapades, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, imaginary kingdom, misfit, rescue, time travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, funny, absurd, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, party, changing the past or future, friendship, profanity, drugs/alcohol, reunion, destiny, midlife crisis, nudity (full frontal - brief), cold war ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, clever, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past, inventions and discoveries, lightning, fish out of water, scientist, bully, mad scientist ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, time machine, alternate reality, sent to the future, friendship, disorder, parallel universe, loser, time loop, pub, underdog, adventure ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 37K
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: not serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, fish out of water, rivalry, vengeance, disorder, imaginary, master villain, misfit, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 39K
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, fish out of water, political unrest, mistaken identity, fighting the system, nothing goes right, chases and races ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, changing the past or future, adventure, time machine, mad scientist, old west, sent to the past, inventor, small town, fish out of water, race against time, getting home ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 6K
Freaked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: disorder, rivalry, mad scientist, goofy hero, betrayal, escapades, countryside, nothing goes right, heroes, farce, parody, brat ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: exciting, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: time travel, revolution, village life, disorder, imaginary, adventure, village, state affairs, balloon, arrow, nuclear power plant, roman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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54%
 5.3
 50K
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: fish out of water, space and aliens, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, outer space, alien contact, golf, family relations, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.9
 862
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, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, save the world, evil alien, benign alien, space and aliens, alien encounter, time travel, escapades, master villain, heroes, imaginary, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, danger, chase, chases and races, escapades, save the day, heroes, changing the past or future, sent to the future, time machine, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 50s, 2040s ...
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: not serious, toilet humor, humorous, absurd, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, contests and competitions, danger, goofy hero, disorder, superhero, survival, heroes, most dangerous game, fight, female protagonist, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 18K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, alternate timeline, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, life turned upside down, master and servant, altering history, culture clash, flatulence, dragon ...
Time: contemporary, 12th century, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: france, usa, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: anthology, humorous, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: parody, disorder, media satire, haunted by the past, mad scientist, mad doctor, u.s. president, storytelling, sea disaster, invisibility, surfing, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 travel, time machine, disorder, imaginary, chases and races, space and aliens, misfit, adventure, inventions and discoveries, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: misfit, super strength, escapades, adventure, prodigy, mad scientist, teenager, school, teenage life, disorder, imaginary, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rivalry, escapades, danger, race against time, disorder, sword, chases and races, outer space, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, drug abuse, goofy hero, misfit, space and aliens, buddies, aging, nothing goes right, lifestyle, partners, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, witty, offbeat, 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, adventure, best friend, phone booth, disorder, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1800s, 1860s ...
Place: california, vienna, ancient greece, new mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sexy
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, telekinesis, vengeance, high school life, teenage life, college, nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, misfit, youth, supernatural ability, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: humorous, talky, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, scientist, imaginary, outer space, androids and robots, space and aliens, astronaut, world domination ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, a young woman returns to the house where her father killed the entire cast of The Artist during his exorcism.
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, dark humor, horror spoof
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, haunted house, supernatural, nothing goes right, disorder, video camera, exorcism, satire, heroes, sexual content, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Moving Violations (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.
Style: witty, offbeat, twists and turns, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, nasa, police, cons and scams, law enforcement, chases and races, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, teachers and students, urban, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, curses spells and rituals, save the day, heroes, danger, fish out of water, imaginary, obsessive quest, misfit, escapades, silly humor, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, silly humor, escapades, misfit partners, disorder, buddies, friends, journey, graphic violence, deadly, serial killer, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, destiny, save the kingdom, soldier, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, danger, changing the past or future, time travel, fish out of water ...
Time: 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission - Save the Planet (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The planet is facing a great threat. During the worst drought ever known, a group of wrongdoers are in the process of finishing all the reserves of water that remain on Earth. The best secret agents in the world meet urgently, but they don't ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, exciting, comic
Plot: secret agents, parody, adventure, save the world, master villain, goofy hero, undercover, chases and races, mad scientist, rivalry, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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