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The Secret of an Old Attic (1984)
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The Secret of an Old Attic (1984)
Original name: Tajna starog tavana
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During a summer holiday, two boys discover an anti-gravity cannon in an old attic.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: outer space, espionage, sea, thief, heist, ship, police, scientist, friendship, investigation, german, fishing, hostage, sex scene, journalist, science, kidnapping, missing person, inventor, secret, gun, restaurant, holiday, beach, vacation ...
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia

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Most similar movies to The Secret of an Old Attic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, exciting, cult film and humorous films with plots about adventure, family, escapades, danger, heroes, boy and rescue mostly in Family, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Secret of an Old Attic: The Secret of Steel City (1979), Odysseus and the Stars (1976), Earth to Echo (2014), A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Beyond (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret of Steel City (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film is a metaphor for the Cold War. It depicts two neighbouring nations: peace loving Fortuna and the not so peaceful land of the Steel City.
Plot: cold war, inventor, safe, boarding school, text messaging, rival, loss of father, newspaper, train, hiding place, death of father, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Odysseus and the Stars (1976)
Genre: Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of children are investigating a chain of mysterious events during the seventies.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: crying, friendship, radio, little girl, flashback, father son relationship, airplane, teacher, scientist, party, boy, newspaper ...
Time: year 2000, future, year 1975, 2000s
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91%
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Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, stylized, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, friendship, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, young heroes, suburbs, escapades, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Style: colourful, entertaining, light, fairy tale, epic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenager, time travel, science, parents and children, good versus evil, siblings relations, child prodigy, scientist, astronomy, warrior, disappearance, courage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Beyond (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the final days of WWII, chaos ruled. The German submarine U-461 went down along with its entire crew just off the coast of Denmark. U-461 however, was no ordinary submarine. 50 years after the war ended, two brothers go scuba diving for fun ...
Style: serious, sincere, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: submarine, island, adventurer, young heroes, adventure, supernatural, save the day, escapades, family relations, youth, danger, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Star Kid (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, androids and robots, adventure, family, escapades, good versus evil, fantasy world, robot, brutality, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Shipwrecked (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway, Sweden, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.
Style: exciting, feel good, serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: island, pirate, ship, stowaway, rescue, child in peril, escapades, family, heroes, against the odds, coming of age, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, double agent, coma, laser, rescue, assassination attempt, doctor, military, miniaturization, danger, space and aliens, chases and races ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, giant monster, turtle, girl, monster, cannibalism, spacecraft, alien, save the world, alien encounter, evil alien, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, family relations, children, boat, camping, ocean or sea, lake or river, friends, ship, gang, friendship, youth ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, convertible, alter ego, nuclear, nuclear threat, good versus evil, secret identity, mountain, laboratory, u.s. army, newspaper editor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: san francisco, russia, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpithians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera. He is also an obsessed opera fan, ...
Style: cult film, fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: scientist, scientific discovery, projection, actress playing dual role, private investigation, weapons, elderly man, murder by stabbing, secretly observing, woman, mysterious event, science gone wrong ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar II (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In 1361 the Danish King Valdemar's troops approached the city walls of Visby, Gotland. Meanwhile, a young woman named Sigrid was leaving tracks all over the place leading to the whereabouts of a great treasure.She was able to fulfill her ...
Plot: tower, friend, boy, friendship, strong female character, museum, holy grail, sword, key, hotel, girl, deception ...
Place: sweden, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, halloween ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, shrinking, youth, laser, parents and children, experiment gone awry, inventor, genetically altered, family relations, childhood, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Nice Plate of Spinach (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The heroes of this absurd comedy, full of confusion and humor are Dzharda Zemanek and Frantisek Liska.
Style: dark humor, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: inventor, obese man, science gone wrong, workout, landlady tenant relationship, woman wearing glasses, arrested, overweight man, secretly observing, kidnapped, face mask, child with gun ...
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Glitterball (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Two teenage boys try to help a tiny spherical alien get back to its mothership, while the army and a devious petty crook pursue the creature for its wonderful powers.
Style: psychotronic
Audience: kids
Plot: children, extraterrestrial, spacecraft, alien, sphere, criminal, child protagonist, child, best friends, government agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.
Style: serious, idiotic, humorous, sweet, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: jungle, dinosaur, family, adventure, good versus evil, survival, adventurer, experiment gone awry, forces of nature, heroic mission, child in peril, getting home ...
Time: prehistory, 80s, prehistoric times
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Fantastic Four (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Fantastic Four is an unreleased low-budget feature film completed in 1994. Created to secure copyright to the property, the producers never intended it for release although the director, actors, and other participants were not informed of this ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, experiment gone awry, invisibility, fire, flying, escapades, imaginary, adventure, heroes, space and aliens, mutant, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Where Time Began (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Like in the novel of Jules Verne four persons try to get to the centre of the world by entering into a world of caves by a volcano. On their way they discover among other things also prehistoric animals like some dinosaurs,
Style: psychotronic
Plot: dinosaur, stone, sheep, giant animal, geology, quicksand, subterranean, shooting, explosive, volcano, diary, book seller ...
Time: prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Nebojsa (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Woodcutter Ondra, who for his bold nature is called Nebojsa. He goes into the world to learn fear. During his journey, on which he is accompanied by a cowardly thief Ferka, he can deal with a bunch of bandits, vicious mill, fiery rock and eventually ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: ladder, flowers, hotel, coffin, mouse, mask, evil sorcerer, barefoot male, warlock, flower, raft, portrait ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
We Are the Pirates of the Roads (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Finland, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Rosvola family – The Robbersons drive around the country in their pirate car robbing bypassing cars of their sweets, extra food and consumer goods. Life changes for the Rosvolas when they accidentally kidnap 10-year-old Vilja, a diligent ...
Style: road movie
Plot: child abduction, pirate, van, gang, bandit, kidnapping, escape, prisoner, girl, knife thrower, tough girl, summer ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, battles, space wars, magic, spacecraft, good versus evil, bravery, save the world, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, confined, adventure, danger, reunion, self discovery, siblings relations, family, escapades, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north africa, africa, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Nukie (1987)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two alien brothers crash their ship in the U.S. They get separated, and one searches the country for the other one.
Plot: african tribe, telepathy, scientist, radio, missionary, alien, helicopter, computer, twins, extraterrestrial, space travel, sexploitation ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Peter en de Vliegende Autobus (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young Peter has a difficult time adjusting at school having been confined to a wheelchair after an accident. He still wants to participate in the school outing and play and wants to come up with a way to make the play actors 'fly' like ...
Plot: wheelchair, bus, farmer, espionage, inventor, invention, father son relationship, school, candy, reporter, play, amusement park ...
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
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, family, nuclear holocaust, adventure, misfit, disorder, master villain, siblings relations, escapades ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
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SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, intense, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, trapped in space, adventure, space shuttle, survival, rescue, race against time, outer space, space opera ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, with the proposed solution of building a time machine. The ...
Style: cult film, dark humor, psychotronic
Plot: time paradox, time machine, ring, running from police, protest, double agent, theater, loss of husband, expedition, german accent, carriage, secret passage ...
Time: future, 90s, 1910s, year 1999, 1990s
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lea to the Rescue (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Born for adventure, Lea Clark heads deep into the Brazilian rainforest, where her most exciting story awaits.
Plot: native tribe, amazon rainforest, female director, family, friendship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, camera, little girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kidnapping, police chase ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%