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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
 2.7
 12K
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, touching, psychotronic, offbeat, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, santa claus, robot, space travel, alien encounter, christmas, space and aliens, benign alien, disorder, fish out of water, culture clash, mars, children, surrealism, martian, wise man, family, misfit, legends and myths, escapades, silly humor, outer space, fight, cave ...

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Most similar movies to Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, disorder, adventure, escapades, space and aliens, destiny and catastrophe mostly in Family, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: The Cat from Outer Space (1978), Zenon: The Zequel (2001), Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979), Spaced Invaders (1990), Explorers (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that gives it special powers, including the ability to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and seeks the help of a scientist in order to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: alien, cat, ufo, telekinesis, benign alien, family, adventure, friends, disorder, animal life, silly humor, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zenon Kar is 15 and lives on a space station which the military has taken over and is dismantling. She receives a mysterious signal and must convince everyone that it's from aliens who have come to help them.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, space station, alien encounter, escapades, space and aliens, adventure, mischievous children, fish out of water, family, disorder, female protagonist, culture clash ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: nasa, time travel, fish out of water, king arthur, camelot, astronaut, jousting, time machine, disorder, friends, young heroes, adventure ...
Place: england, usa, europe, connecticut, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, parody, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: alien, evil alien, halloween, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, catastrophe, save the world, escapades, space and aliens, misfit, benign alien ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.5
 21K
Explorers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, spacecraft, dream, laboratory, adventure, family, disorder, friends, time travel ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 13K
Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, disorder, heroic mission, child as adult, fish out of water, village life, village, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 2K
Snow (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, christmas, reindeer, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, fish out of water, fall in love, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, reindeer, holiday, deception, north pole, family, hidden identity, nothing goes right, disorder, family life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, mad scientist, puppet, ufo, family, heroic mission, rescue, benign alien, fish out of water, space travel, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequal to "Escape From Witch Mountain," Tia and Tony leave their safe refuge on witch mountain for a trip to Los Angeles. Tony is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Gannon and his spinster partner Letha and brainwashed into helping Gannon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mad scientist, kidnapping, gang, supernatural, child in peril, family, nuclear holocaust, adventure, mountain, disorder, siblings relations, heroic mission ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 3K
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, family, chase, space and aliens, adventure, rescue, on the run, misfit, alien encounter, outer space, puppet, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, mars, disney, alien, rescue, spacecraft, martian, family, disorder, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 1K
Can of Worms (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: space and aliens, misfit, satellite, spacecraft, evil alien, cooking and food, family, getting home, youth, benign alien, adventure, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.4
 14K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, benign alien, disorder, space and aliens, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Call Me Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: If She's Going To Save Christmas, She's Got Some Big Shoes To Fill.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, fish out of water, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, ghost, goofy hero, disorder, redemption, misfit, family life, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 40K
Meet Dave (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: alien, spacecraft, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, alien encounter, disorder, mission gone awry, escapades, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, toys, family, mistaken identity, disorder, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, battles, magic, good versus evil, spacecraft, bravery, save the world, adventure, family, space and aliens, master villain ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ufo, time travel, benign alien, flying saucer, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, outer space, artificial intelligence, nasa, getting home, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, disorder, couples, family relations, mischievous children, couple relations, single parent, family gatherings, fish out of water, family life, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Prince Charming (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, adventure, curses spells and rituals, time travel, destiny, royal family, love and romance, disorder, romance, opposites attract, wooing, family ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
*batteries not included (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Style: sweet, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, benign alien, apartment building, eviction, friendship, elderly couple, family, alien robot, alien encounter, save the day, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Adventures in Dinosaur City (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A scientist's kids are sucked into a TV screen and wind up in the Stone Age with cavemen and dinosaurs.
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teleportation, kidnapping, animals, dinosaur, puppet, train, teen angst, disorder, animal life, escapades, space and aliens, misfit ...
Time: stone age, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, hopes, holiday, pets, owner dog relationship, happy ending, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 700
Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, escapades, family, miraculous event, wish come true, elf, magic, heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emperor Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make Marge his before blowing up the Earth. The Emperor and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, parody, absurd ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: evil alien, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, disorder, family relations, time travel, experiment gone awry, alien encounter, suburban life, heroic mission, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 43K
Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, toys, disorder, redemption, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, paris france, sydney australia, illinois, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 60K
G.O.R.A. (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.
Style: parody, not serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat
Plot: spacecraft, evil alien, space wars, space travel, fish out of water, abduction, distant planet, alien encounter, rivalry, save the world, escapades, princess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, board game, outer space, adventure, astronaut, when the parents are away, getting home, family, stranded, robot, youth, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, satirical, funny, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, alien, benign alien, spacecraft, fantasy world, hitchhiker, sarcasm, friends, buddies, intergalactic ...
Time: future
Place: himalaya, madagascar, norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%