Movies like The Projectionist

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The Projectionist (1970)
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The Projectionist (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A projectionist bored with his everyday life begins fantasizing about his being one of the superheroes he sees in the movies he shows.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: projectionist, superhero, heroes, cult, secret identity, time travel, misfit, fascism, love and romance, nightclub, escapades, lobbyist, rivalry, daydreamer, good versus evil, alien encounter, fish out of water, mad scientist, master villain, superhuman powers, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, media satire, loneliness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Projectionist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and exciting films with plots about escapades, imaginary, rivalry, heroes, danger, adventure and good versus evil mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Projectionist: A Man Who Was Superman (2008), A Knight in Camelot (1998), A.R.O.G (2008), Shortcut to Happiness (2003), Teen Sorcery (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Man Who Was Superman (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: SONG Soo-jung is a producer going on her third year at a small company. Her specialty is human interest stories. She is driven to produce these shallow stories for the sake of her ambition of one day becoming Korea’s own Oprah Winfrey. However, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, good versus evil, save the day, heroes, master villain, escapades, heroic mission, superhero, collision, secret identity, love story, disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Knight in Camelot (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: Yet another variation on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court." Here, a computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, heroic mission, good versus evil, legends and myths, arthurian legend, adventure, escapades, friendship, rivalry, disorder, family, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, connecticut, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.3
 42K
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, parody, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, daring rescue, save the day, heroes, rivalry, disorder, heroic mission, vengeance, escapades, misfit, master villain ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shortcut to Happiness (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, witty, offbeat
Plot: deal with the devil, wish come true, writer's life, hopes, love and romance, moral dilemma, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, introspection, looking for love, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Teen Sorcery (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dawn (A.J. Cook), the new girl in school, discovers that her classmate Mercedes (Lexa Doig) is actually a witch and must do everything she can to stop her from using her powers for evil. She is soon plunged into a life and death battle against an ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, witch, cheerleader, teenager, wizards and magicians, social relations, adventure, misfit, social misfits, rivalry, escapades, youth ...
Time: 70s, 90s, middle ages, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Qing Ye Se only knows how to be a thief, but he runs into major trouble when he accidentally steals the heart of Rose, an immortal fairy. During a chaotic chase, Qing gets ahold of the Pandora's Box, sending them both back in time to the Three ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, tense
Plot: legends and myths, time travel, escapades, mistaken identity, heroes, disorder, battles, dishonesty, rivalry, love and romance, adventure, couples ...
Place: hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bhoothnath Returns (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Boothnath vows to redeem himself when spirits tease him, and searches for a child to terrify. He befriends Akhrot, a slum kid, and helps him take on the country's most powerful politician.
Style: humorous, touching, sitcom, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, mischievous children, friendship, political satire, friends, family relations, young heroes, youth, supernatural, rivalry, haunted house ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.
Style: surreal, semi serious, feel good, humorous, weird ...
Audience: date night
Plot: moon, true love, artist, bus trip, love and romance, hopes, heroes, folk hero, save the world, society, future dystopia, bus ...
Time: future
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret society, the Delta Knights, attempts to save a medieval society from the evil over-lady.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, youth, heroic mission, rescue, adventurer, adventure, escapades, rivalry, legends and myths, medieval, sword and sorcery ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monkey king, martial arts, true love, legends and myths, changing the past or future, kung fu, reincarnation, giant spider, heroic mission, love triangle, religions or cults, monk ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set 15 years after "Twentieth Century Boys," Kanna (Airi Taira) reunites with several main characters from the first film in an attempt to stop Friend's increasing influence over the world and continued plans to eliminate humanity, as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, weird ...
Plot: adventure, teenage life, rivalry, friendship, escapades, battles, terrorism, heroes, haunted by the past, good versus evil, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat
Plot: lifestyle, farce, social differences, love and romance, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, misfit, opposites attract, eccentric family, fish out of water, couple relations, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, travelling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, disney, medieval, nasa, king arthur, fish out of water, arthurian legend, jousting, astronaut, camelot, space adventure, robot ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, cornwall, europe, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mantecoza (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Story: The story of office drone Sebastian King's tongue-in-cheek adventures in the magically steampunk world of Mantecoza. Using the magical ring and a magical word, Sebastian travels between worlds, trying to save both from the evil machinations of ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: adventurer, good versus evil, fish out of water, escapades, hopes, buddies, rivalry, misfit, destiny, family relations, wizards and magicians, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hercules in New York (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Style: humorous, melancholic, semi serious, surprise ending, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hercules, fish out of water, super strength, chase, farce, folk hero, mythology, muscleman, strongman, contests and competitions, bear, weightlifting ...
Time: future, 80s, 60s, year 1969, 20th century ...
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, california, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bernard and the Genie (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: genie, time travel, desire, holiday, disorder, dealer, couples, family relations, down on your luck, fish out of water, wish come true, unemployment ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Up, Up, and Away! (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy is the only family member without superpowers in this Disney Film. The world depends on him saving his family from computerized brainwashers. Will he realize that it doesn't take superpowers to be a hero in time to help them defeat the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: youth, daring rescue, young heroes, good versus evil, save the day, disney, escapades, master villain, rivalry, parents and children, teenage life, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 385
Harvey (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An unlikely hero, Elwood P. Dowd. This mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has, for several years, happily kept company with Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see. All's well until Elwood's social-climbing sister, Veta, and ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: empire, rabbit, friendship, friends, family relations, invisibility, wrongfully committed, chase, misfit, best friends, sanitarium, judge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One day, apathetic high school student Yosuke meets a beautiful girl named Eri. Eri does battle every night with an indestructible, chainsaw-wielding maniac, “Chainsaw Man”. As Yosuke and Eri bond, he eventually joins the fight. Features CG ...
Style: scary, stylized, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, good versus evil, teenage crush, martial arts, teenage life, youth, deadly creature, young heroes, misfit, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 2K
Antboy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 77 min.
Story: 12-year-old Pelle accidentally gets bitten by an ant and develops unimaginable superpowers. With help from his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as the superhero Antboy. Slowly things start to happen in the surburban ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, youth, superhuman powers, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, coming of age, master villain, laboratory, adventure, boy, child ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Supersonic Man (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A masked superhero (Michael Coby) with a private-eye disguise thwarts a madman's (Cameron Mitchell) death-ray plot.
Style: parody, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, psychotronic ...
Plot: superhero, monster, deja vu, exploitation, private detective, superhero spoof, benign alien, space and aliens, evil alien, supernatural, master villain, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So ...
Style: disturbing, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: countryside, nature, otter, pets, shark, goose, adventure, obsessive quest, family, heroes, escapades, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: scotland, london, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.4
 381
Santos (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Chile, Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Salvador Santos (Javier Gutiérrez), obeso, casi calvo y con 33 años, no parece la persona adecuada para vestirse de héroe. Pero no tiene otra opción, especialmente desde que un extraño viajero interdimensional le advierte que su mejor amigo, el ...
Style: parody, exciting, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, heroes, couple relations, self discovery, superhuman powers, escapades, master villain ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Miss Cast Away (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A plane carrying beauty contestants crash lands on a deserted island. Captain Maximus Powers (Roberts) and co-pilot Mike Saunders (Schlatter) have to take care of their passengers, while avoiding the dangers of Jurassic Pork (a giant prehistoric ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: adventure, survival, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, save the day, rescue, race against time, misfit, heroic mission, isolation, desert island ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 128
Gagamboy (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gagamboy (Spiderboy) is -you guessed it- Spiderman parody. both the main villain and Spiderboy gain their powers by eating radioactive bugs.
Style: parody, humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, satire, mutant, escapades, rivalry, undercover, disorder, crime fighter, secret identity, mutation, secret love, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Germany, Spain, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lilli is traveling to India, to solve a mystery.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, young heroes, daring rescue, fish out of water, youth, royal family, save the day, mystery, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pippi Longstocking (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pippi Longstocking, a super-strong redheaded little girl, moves into her father's cottage Villa Villekulla, and has adventures with her next-door neighbors Tommy and Annika in this compilation film of the classic Swedish TV series.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: youth, coming of age, childhood, women, monkey, horse, friendship, sibling relationship, superhuman powers, family, young heroes, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, feel good, captivating, not serious, offbeat
Plot: time travel, chosen one, parallel world, adventure, goofy hero, escapades, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, imaginary kingdom, changing the past or future, time jump ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Plot: alcoholic, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, dyslexia, love and romance, goofy hero, disorder, twentysomething life, support group, dark humor, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
No Such Thing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Beatrice (Sarah Polley), a tabloid journalist whose fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. She ends up falling in love with the monster in the end. The monster is immortal, but longs to die. Beatrice helps him achieve this by ...
Style: fairy tale, satirical, stylized, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: monster, dangerous attraction, love and romance, human nature, haunted by the past, friendship, fish out of water, satire, hospital, mad scientist, loneliness, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, new york, reykjavik iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%