Movies like John Dies at the End

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John Dies at the End (2012)
 6.4
 36K
John Dies at the End (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.
Style: absurd, dark humor, surreal, not serious, cult film, twists and turns, scary, offbeat, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: portal, invasion, buddies, save the world, alternate reality, fictional reality, out of body experience, anti hero, anti heroes, monster, danger, drugs/alcohol, drugs, adaptation, plot twist, alternate universe, drug, gory, end of the world, heroes, slacker, chase, graphic violence, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, dark humor and scary films with plots about mentor, storytelling, weird, dialogue, danger, brutality and violence mostly in Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like John Dies at the End: Freaks of Nature (2015), Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), The World's End (2013), Rubber (2010), Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Freaks of Nature (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
Style: vampire comedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, supernatural, small town, teenager, alien, save the day, nerd, evil alien, parody, apocalypse, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: death, nothing goes right, friends, vacation, in the woods, youth, student, buddies, disorder, accidental killing, cabin in the woods, slasher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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The World's End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
Style: witty, humorous, absurd, twists and turns, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, small town, anti hero, british, reunion, obsessive quest, bar, escapades, anti heroes, profanity, alcohol abuse, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 34K
Rubber (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, Angola
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
Style: dark humor, absurd, surreal, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, objects come to life, parody, supernatural, danger, filmmaking, show, tire, crazy, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: clown, small town, ufo, evil alien, parody, heroic mission, survival, save the day, save the world, danger, youth, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Tall Man, that imposing menace from Morningside Mortuary, is back and once again haunting the thoughts of the now-adult Mike and his friend, ex-Ice Cream vendor Reggie. The two continue their hunt for the mysterious figure and in his path of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, morgue, tall man, mausoleum, space and aliens, gory, slasher, escapades, supernatural ability, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
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, talky, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, space travel, heroic mission, benign alien, save the world, goofy hero, danger, alien encounter, heroes, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.
Style: dark humor, humorous, surreal, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, survival, chaos, disorder, danger, partners, friendship, devil, save the world, religion, unlikely hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, saga, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: weird, supernatural, time travel, good versus evil, cemetery, mausoleum, tall man, heroes, supernatural ability, deadly, escapades, rescue ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, small town, comedy of errors, heroic mission, save the day, mistaken identity, survival, evil force, rescue, save the world, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 5K
Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fraternity, supernatural, violence, slasher, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, deadly, ghost, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, absurd, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, ghost, danger, domestic disturbance, supernatural, disorder, nothing goes right, couple relations, imaginary, stupidity, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1988
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 13K
Undead (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, small town, plague, danger, save the world, isolation, apocalypse, comet, anti hero, invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 13K
Phantasm II (1988)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mortician, zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, gory, heroes, tall man, hospital, murder, ghost, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 46K
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," then ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, cult film, absurd ...
Plot: nightmare, roommate, president, star, musician, mummy, retirement home, good versus evil, partners, odd couple, anti hero, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 518K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: funny, dark humor, absurd, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, road trip, danger, plague, chaos and mayhem, parody, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, hollywood star, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. So he decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.
Style: humorous, rough, offbeat, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, superhero, camp, gore, satire, toxic, disorder, crimes, supernatural, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy ...
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, sexy, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, brothel, private detective, prostitute, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, rivalry, supernatural, danger, afterlife, missing person, s&m ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Saturday the 14th (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book that details a curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house and the family must join together to save ...
Style: humorous, scary, satirical, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, supernatural, nothing goes right, danger, eccentric family, farce, escapades, curses spells and rituals, monster, transformation, book ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A traumatized young man abducts Korean leaders, believing they're toxic reptilian aliens - a fifth column launching a takeover of beloved Earth. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the world, alien, investigation, space and aliens, anti hero, anti heroes, ufo, heroes, intrigue, danger, deadly, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, back from the dead, prom, gory, supernatural, save the day, anti hero, unlikely couple, anti heroes, violence, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ghost Team One (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two roommates deathly afraid of ghosts both fall in love with a girl who believes their home is haunted.
Style: not serious, humorous, scary, horror spoof
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, buddies, deadly, parody, danger, exorcism, rivalry, strong violent content, profanity, looking for sex, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 121K
The Watch (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: suburbs, space and aliens, friendship, profanity, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, silly humor, goofy hero, lifestyle, save the world, super weapon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Phantasm (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, gory, deadly, good versus evil, siblings relations, family relations, mortician, violent, adaptation, weird ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Life After Beth (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, not serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural romance, zombie, danger, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, deadly, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, supernatural, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 91K
Braindead (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
Style: cult film, dark humor, humorous, surreal, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, reanimation, gory, monster, deadly, deadly creature, danger, mad, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville.
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, satire, parody, farce, gory, imaginary, save the day, righting the wronged, disorder, misfit, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 44K
Bad Taste (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country's Astro-Investigation and ...
Style: cult film, humorous, captivating, scary, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: collector, gore, small town, anti heroes, cannibalism, anti hero, fast food, testosterone, chainsaw, space and aliens, gory, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 209K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
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, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, parody, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, save the world, space and aliens, alien encounter, flying saucer, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, big ben london, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.3
 550
Monster High (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two high school goofs steal an explosive device from another world that has been hidden on earth, and an alien named Mr. Armageddon is sent to retrieve it from them.
Style: humorous, exciting, scary, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school, heroes, youth, escapades, space and aliens, save the world, danger, evil alien, young heroes, deadly, good versus evil, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%