Movies and TV shows like They Came from Outer Space

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They Came from Outer Space (1990)
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They Came from Outer Space (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: They Came from Outer Space is an American science fiction comedy series that aired in syndication from October 1990 to March 1991. The series was created by Tom McLoughlin.
Style: humorous, offbeat, sitcom
Plot: fish out of water, teenage life, special agents, space and aliens, misfit, chase, chases and races, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, alien encounter, teenager, alien, farce, dating, brother brother relationship, corvette, convertible
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to They Came from Outer Space

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sitcom, not serious and offbeat films and TV series with plots about disorder, fish out of water, misfit, alien, space and aliens, benign alien and family mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Family genres. Some movies like They Came from Outer Space: Mork & Mindy (1978), Marvin Marvin (2012), ALF (1986), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), The Munsters Today (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mork & Mindy (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, not serious, surreal
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: farce, fish out of water, alien, benign alien, friends, disorder, silly humor, alien encounter, family, imaginary, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
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95%
Marvin Marvin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Marvin Marvin is an American science fiction slapstick comedy television series that aired from November 24, 2012 to April 27, 2013. The series was set to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2013, but was pushed forward to November 24, 2012. It stars Lucas ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien encounter, hidden identity, lifestyle, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, friends, social relations, alien, high school, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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86%
 7.4
 32K
ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: benign alien, family, alien, family relations, fish out of water, extraterrestrial, cat, parents and children, suburbs, friendship, comedy of errors, outer space ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, witty, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, friendship, hidden identity, alien, goofy hero, space and aliens, family life, eccentric family, family secret, benign alien, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Munsters Today (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Munsters Today is an American sitcom that aired in syndication from 1988 to 1991. The series served as a sequel to the 1960s sitcom The Munsters.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, offbeat, reboot
Audience: horror for children
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, goofy hero, family, youth, imaginary, suburban life, suburbs, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, parents and children, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Favorite Martian (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Favorite Martian is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963, to May 1, 1966, for 107 episodes. The show starred Ray Walston as Uncle Martin and Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara. John L. Greene created the central ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, mars, misfit, race against time, benign alien, journalism, anti heroes, imaginary, danger, disorder, scoop ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hard Time on Planet Earth is an American science fiction series that aired on CBS as a midseason replacement in 1989. Airing for 13 episodes, the series starred Martin Kove and was created by Jim and John Thomas. Scheduled opposite NBC's ...
Style: serious, surreal, exciting, offbeat
Plot: warden, parole officer, alien, fish out of water, getting home, androids and robots, hopes, imaginary, misfit, disorder, rehabilitation, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Greatest American Hero (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The chronicles of  teacher Ralph Hinkley's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien encounter, secret identity, superhero, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, superhuman powers, special agents, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Aliens in the Family (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Aliens in the Family is an American sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC, conceived as part of its TGIF lineup From the Creators of Dinosaurs and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, humorous
Plot: alien, benign alien, single parent, babies and infants, nanny, kidnapping, suburban life, family life, alien encounter, parents and children, store, space travel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, alien encounter, time travel, save the world, benign alien, master villain, heroes, imaginary, deadly creature, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, benign alien, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, couples, disorder, social relations, misfit, suburban life, alien contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, misfit, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, graphic violence, racism, discrimination, fish out of water, urban, addiction, benign alien ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 51K
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, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien life-form, outer space, alien contact, family relations, golf, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dr. Alien (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the mysterious and sexy Ms. Xenobia takes over the biology class at the local college, the dating life of supergeek Wesley Littlejohn takes a serious turn. Littlejohn agrees to be a lab rat for the professor's unusual vitamin research ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sex comedy
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: evil alien, laboratory, coming of age, alien, teenage life, fish out of water, college, high school life, teenage love, time travel, switching roles, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, fall in love, alien encounter, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger, alien ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, light, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, pregnancy, cloning, benign alien, couples, disorder, leadership, misfit, alien, culture clash, falling in love, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Charmings (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Charmings is an American fantasy sitcom that aired from March 1987 to February 1988 on ABC. Based on the fairy tale Snow White, it chronicles Snow White and Prince Charming after they are transported in time from the Enchanted Forest to the 20th ...
Style: fairy tale, sitcom, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: love and romance, parody, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, verbal byplay, suburbs, fish out of water, eccentric family, time travel, suburban life, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
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DAG (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: DAG is an American sitcom that aired from November 2000 to May 2001 on NBC. It was named after its star, David Alan Grier, who stars as United States Secret Service agent Jerome Daggett. Daggett's name, in turn, is a back-formation. The show ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: chief of staff, undercover, special agents, government agency, political conspiracy, fish out of water, disorder, campaign, state affairs, head of state, politics, secret service ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, culture clash, black family, fish out of water, african american, youth, misfit, siblings relations, verbal byplay, eccentric family, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, entertaining, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, hopes, rich woman, strong female lead, cult, abduction, nanny, new job, bunker, broadway musical, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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, disorder, race against time, escapades, danger, rivalry, sword, evil alien, space and aliens, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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36%
Phil of the Future (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Phil of the Future is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 18, 2004 to August 19, 2006 for a total of two seasons. The series was created by Tim Maile and Douglas Tuber and produced by 2121 Productions, a part of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenager, time travel, fish out of water, family relations, time traveler, teenage life, gadget, siblings relations, dishonesty, hidden identity, imaginary, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future, 2000s
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36%
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 20K
Black-ish (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, african american, family life, family, social differences, disorder, society, fish out of water, social relations, racial issues, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.0
 1K
Odd Mom Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Acclaimed author Jill Kargman plays a version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side, and the uber-wealthy mommy clique inhabiting this fantastically outrageous domain.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, misfit, fish out of water, couples, best friends, disorder, strong female presence, couple relations, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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35%
 5.5
 2K
Project: ALF (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six years ago, the space alien, ALF, was on his way back to his new home...When the Alien Task Force finally caught him. Now, the story continues to where the series ended. ALF is now protected by the Alien Task Force, but the leader wants to ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, space and aliens, chase, chases and races, family, misfit, adventure, on the run, rescue, puppet, alien encounter, outer space ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 1K
Benny Hill (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: This timeless modern slapstick-format doesn't really have a plot, but is an irresistible rapid succession of independent short, comical scenes, mostly without any text, often using artificial speed enhancing in the countless chases, which have ...
Style: stylized, sexual, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, chase, social relations, sexism, disorder, jealous spouse, silly humor, parody, misfit, womanizer, voyeurism ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
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34%
 6.9
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Trophy Wife (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The third time's the charm, they say, and reformed party girl Kate is hoping that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete. They fell into each others' arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, fish out of water, youth, mischievous children, family relations, overbearing parent, disorder, couple relations, family, blonde, blended family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 12K
Hello Ladies (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Stuart Pritchard is an awkward, overly-confident Englishman trying to date in Los Angeles – where he repeatedly attempts to infiltrate the world of beautiful people.
Style: humorous, cynical, sitcom, light, captivating ...
Plot: dating, looking for love, social awkwardness, nothing goes right, loser, buddies, everyday life, fish out of water, party, frustration, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Drexell's Class (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Drexell's Class is an American sitcom aired by Fox as part of its 1991-92 lineup. The show was created by Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: power relations, unsupportive coworkers, fish out of water, self discovery, school, teachers and students, misfit, youth, elementary school, classroom, teacher
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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33%
Mama's Family (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the cranky, argumentative Thelma.
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, friends, couples, family problems, adult virgin, family life, teenage life, parents and children, strong female presence, family, female friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%