Movies like The Secret of an Old Attic

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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, Comedy, 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, travel, sea, heist, thief, ship, police officer, police, escape, investigation, scientist, friendship, german, fishing, hostage, kidnapping, sex scene, journalist, experiment, science, inventor, bully, investigator, beach, priest ...
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, humorous, feel good and entertaining films with plots about dog, chase, explosion, family relations, police officer, father son relationship and friendship mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Secret of an Old Attic: The Secret of Steel City (1979), Odysseus and the Stars (1976), A Nice Plate of Spinach (1977), On the Comet (1970), Hoot (2006). 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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: cold war, little girl, secret, spy, dog, doctor, professor, restaurant, rivalry, father daughter relationship, death of father, scientist ...
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: fiancee, smoking, flowers, mistrust, scientific discovery, ufo sighting, real life father and son playing father and son, family relations, inner voice, bossiness, coworker relationship, dead animal ...
Time: year 1975, year 2000, future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: cooking, fiance fiancee relationship, inventor, waiter, rejuvenation, teenager, comedy of errors, pretending to be someone else, reporter, hotel room, ambassador, awkward situation ...
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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On the Comet (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a comet passes the Earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa, and a small swathe of humanity, along with it.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: giant creature, sea monster, dream, boat, outer space, money, prisoner, escape, horse, sea creature, satire, thunderstorm ...
Time: 70s, prehistory
Place: north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hoot (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, school, bully, environmentalism, owl, adventure, save the day, misfit, vandalism, kidnapping, restaurant, environmental issue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: fairy tale, parody, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: fiance fiancee relationship, obese woman, rich man, locked door, trapped, nobleman, collector, superstition, private investigation, friendship, village, narcissism ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be artificial body in the shape of actress Evelina Keleti ...
Style: experimental, parody, psychotronic, absurd, cult film ...
Plot: switching bodies, fictitious kingdom, transsexual, planning, beer, cow, dead woman, dual role, cabriolet, bondage, delivery man, female objectification ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, fish out of water, home alone, survival, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
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: psychotronic, parody, cult film
Plot: time paradox, time machine, assassination attempt, strong female character, fish out of water, quest, disappearance, spy, little boy, rivalry, secret, prophecy ...
Time: 90s, 1910s, year 1999, future
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Emil and the Detectives (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The twelve-year-old Emil and his father are haunted by bad luck. To take a break from a series of family disasters, Emil is allowed to spend a few days with a friend of the family, the female priest Hummel in Berlin. In the train he runs across the ...
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Plot: boy, friendship, stolen money, gang, summer vacation, single father, children, thief, unemployment, solidarity, amateur detective, kidnapping ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, inventor, food, save the world, parents and children, weatherman, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, social misfits, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: new york, egypt, london, china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: time travel, ufo, benign alien, adventure, flying saucer, space and aliens, space travel, outer space, artificial intelligence, nasa, getting home, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo, miami beach, texas, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Wake Up Yesterday (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Czech teacher Peter experiences journey into the past to late 80´s to recover his true love Eliška. At present he´s nothing but relationship´s loser so he tries to find his true love at least at the past. During his journey he passes not just ...
Style: light, humorous, feel good, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: time travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, experiment, school, classmate classmate relationship, male objectification, teenage boy, scientist, love and romance, desire, visit, masturbation ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, farce, smuggling, gem, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, crimes, espionage, police station, goofy hero, undercover agent, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr, istanbul turkey, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 43
Miss Golem (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is the 1920's. The good-looking hostess Věra demonstrates household robots to visitors of the Futurum exhibition. Young inventor Petr comes to her rescue when she tries to flee from two men wanting to take her away. Věra confesses that she ...
Style: psychotronic, intellectual, neo screwball comedy
Plot: robot, female serial killer, robotics, golem, humiliation, servant, money, laboratory, chase, wedding, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 1920s
Place: central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bernie the Dolphin (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A brother and sister who befriend a badly sunburned dolphin separated from his family and uncover a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home. The kids must devise a clever plan to stop the bad guys, protect the sea ...
Style: sincere, captivating, entertaining, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: dolphins, beach, secret plan, brother sister relationship, animal human communication, human animal relationship, friendship, sea creature, seaside, adventure, siblings relations, sea adventure ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.3
 15K
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 ⇓
39%
 5.0
 41K
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, disorder, alien encounter, mission gone awry, escapades, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Visitors from the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Robert is a SF writer, who realizes that he can make his thoughts material. Because of that, a group of aliens arrives to Earth. Their leader is Andra, who shows affection for Robert, which does not please his girlfriend, Biba. A monster, Mumu, has ...
Style: psychotronic, urban fantasy
Plot: cooking, passive aggressive woman, hotel receptionist, talking parrot, writers, father hits son, nudity (full frontal - brief), female robot, jealous girlfriend, toys, writing a novel, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: large family, family vacation, mischievous children, family relations, teenage life, competition, holiday, family, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, alternate reality, inventor, sent to the past, bully, mad scientist, scientist, lightning, adventure, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 89K
Flubber (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: family, mad scientist, inventor, experiment gone awry, university, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries, nothing goes right, disorder, fall in love, father son relationship, bankruptcy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 265K
The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, treasure map, cave, childhood, treasure, lost treasure, friendship, map, asthma, pirate ship, pirate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: outer space, space station, friendship, computer virus, earth, friends, disorder, escapades, misfit, heroic mission, time travel, fish out of water ...
Time: 2040s, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this zany Czechoslovakian comedy, a scientist invents a machine that projects a sleeping person's dream on a screen; disaster soon follows when the machine malfunctions and the cartoon-like dream characters become very real!
Style: absurd, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: dream, cowboy, superhero, mad scientist, chase, professor, university, beer, scientist, silent man, female bondage, scientific discovery ...
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: evil alien, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, rivalry, race against time, family, escapades, misfit, daring rescue, time travel ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 17K
Monster Trucks (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, psychotronic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage protagonist, truck, creature, teenager, monster, friendship, car, escape, small town, monster truck, creature feature, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, 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, healing power, ufo, alien contact, childhood, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, friendship, adventure, levitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 285K
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, funny, family saga ...
Plot: family, superhero team, superheroine, superhero, supernatural ability, who done it, good versus evil, super strength, teleportation, happy ending, married couple, family relations ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 1K
Kummeli V (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four stories about Finnish life intersect. In the first story, the ex- bassist Tom makes a mistake. He calls the old band mate, drum artist Monkki Mähönen renovation of this property to the wife 's summer home. The story starts to get ...
Style: parody
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, musician, friendship, journalist, sexual attraction, sexual behavior, summer, female nudity, ladies man, male nudity, flashback ...
Time: 2010s, 70s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%