Movies like Monday Begins on Saturday

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Monday Begins on Saturday (1965)
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Monday Begins on Saturday (1965)
Original name: Понедельник начинается в субботу
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Set in a fictional town in northern Russia, where highly classified research in magic occurs, the novel is a satire of Soviet scientific research institutes, complete with an inept administration, a dishonest, show-horse professor, and numerous equipment failures. It offers an idealistic view of the scientific work ethic, as reflected in the title which suggests that the scientists' weekends are nonexistent. (Wikipedia)
Plot: witch, magic, programmer, talking animals, science, scientific research, sofa

Most similar movies to Monday Begins on Saturday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, offbeat and feel good films with plots about magic, chase, disorder, family, catastrophe, imaginary and witch mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Monday Begins on Saturday: Magicians (1982), Under the Glacier (1989), Magic Crystal (1986), Nightfur (2011), The Witches of Eastwick (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Magicians (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev tells her boss Kira Shemahandskaya that Sanina is going to ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, sentimental, captivating, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, love, singing, new year, intrigue, spell, witch, conspiracy, science, wizards, institute, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Under the Glacier (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Iceland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hapless guy from the city visits an isolated Icelandic seaside settlement. He gradually realizes that the seals are not what they seem, and that two of the inhabitants are magicians, vieing for the favour of a mysterious woman. Liberated from a ...
Plot: magic, shaman, female director, shapeshifting, duel
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 355
Magic Crystal (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with buddies Pin-pin and Pancho ventures to Greece to find his ...
Plot: magic, martial arts, alien, kung fu, alien creature, farce, female martial artist
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 23
Nightfur (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Frank, an introspective astrophysics major, visits a remote lab to work with his mentor; doctor Roberts. After his arrival, he finds that Helen; a young woman seemingly from another world, a metaphysical realm, has been taken in by the doctor. The ...
Style: spiritual, avant garde, underground film, psychotronic
Audience: student film
Plot: science, zen, existentialism, outer space, surrealism, supernatural, supernatural power, spirituality
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: dark humor, sexy, light, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, devil, magic, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, small town, love and romance, mysterious character, supernatural, promiscuity, supernatural ability, tennis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 96K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, sweet, offbeat, light ...
Audience: date night, horror for children, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, immortality, witches, wizards and magicians, teenage life, supernatural, cat, resurrection, halloween party, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, 1700s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wicked Stepmother (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat, humorous
Plot: switching roles, supernatural, spell, magic, private investigator, rescue, cat, vegetarian, dysfunctional family, hair, fictional game show, chain smoking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Watermill Princess (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young man Jindrich goes looking for a princess only to find a girl in the country mill.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: witch, painting, voyeur, mill, male objectification, voyeurism, romantic rivalry, portrait painting, magic, homoeroticism, class differences, rival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Oh, God! Book II (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Second 'Oh God' movie has God appearing before 11-year-old Tracy Richards to ask for her help to spread his word and influence over the world which she suggests the slogan 'Think God.' Naturaly, Tracy's divorced parents ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, biblical, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: god, school, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, imaginary, youth, society, supernatural, family relations, religions or cults, divorced parents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 2K
Khottabych (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young programmer and hacker Gena meets Khottabych - a genie who can't quite understand today life realities after spending thousands of years in a lamp.
Style: feel good, exciting, light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: genie, hacker, internet, villain, old man, magic, older man younger man relationship, wish come true, youth, male friendship, friendship between men, plan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Legend of the Christmas Witch (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During the day Paola is an ordinary primary school teacher, but at night, she turns into…The Christmas Witch, a magical creature who brings gifts to the good kids. One night, Paola disappears, kidnapped by Mr. Johnny, a cruel Toymaker who got his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witchcraft, school teacher, secret identity, adventure, double life, magic, friendship, disguise, thanksgiving, mistaken identity, family relations, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Simon and the Witch (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 15 min.
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Story: Simon is a very sensible young schoolboy, who has a friend who is a real witch. She is very silly, and a huge showoff.
Plot: witch, unlikely friendships, friendship, british humour, high school friend, witchcraft, magic, magic spell, cabbage, british, schoolboy
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 6K
Zapped! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Peyton and Barney are fun loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it, Barney finds he has accidently discovered a formula for telekinetic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sex comedy, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, nerd, parody, prom, laboratory, telekinesis, supernatural ability, teenage love, power relations, social relations, silly humor, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 67K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, humorous, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, parents and children, bully, curses spells and rituals, single father, family relations, childhood, magic, wizards and magicians, family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, humorous, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: haunted house, magician, secret passageway, clock, uncle, orphan, spell, halloween, warlock, book of magic, magic, pumpkin ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, 50s
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 18K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, alternate timeline, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, life turned upside down, master and servant, altering history, culture clash, flatulence, dragon ...
Time: contemporary, 12th century, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: france, usa, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lords of Magick (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of sorcerer brothers from 10th-century England are sent to modern-day California on a quest to rescue a princess.
Plot: prostitute, brother brother relationship, birthmark, magic, zombie, bound and gagged, resurrection, time travel, princess, snake, sorcerer, librarian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 763
Zotz! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he's pursued by enemy spies who have learned ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic
Plot: magic, espionage, coin, professor, college student, newspaper story, reprisal, window washer, drive in movie, absent mindedness, psychiatrist, male in bathtub ...
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.0
 58K
Time Bandits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure, time travel, adventure, map, adventurer, giant, alternate dimension, good versus evil, magic, burglary, heroic mission, dwarf ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, ancient greece, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Wooly Booly 2: My Alien Teacher (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story continues with Wooly Booly living happily on earth with his human girlfriend. One day his girlfriend from his planet decides to visit earth with the aim of taking Wooly Booly back home.
Plot: basketball, coach, super strength, monkey, supernatural power, spacecraft, ape, classmate, basketball court, magic, student, mannequin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Modern Problems (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, down on your luck, control room, disorder, romance, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, stupidity, happy ending, parody, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Don't Ask Don't Tell (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Hilarious re-dubbed sci-fi spoof features "fabulous" aliens "turning" the military gay with their space beam! "A Zany Comedy!" says The New York Times.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: parody, silly humor, cons and scams, small town, alien encounter, disorder, gays and lesbians, space and aliens, gender, mad scientist, gay interest, gay
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Thermae Romae (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story follows a Roman architect named Lucius, who is having trouble coming up with ideas. One day, he discovers a hidden tunnel underneath a spa that leads him to a modern Japanese bath house. Inspired by the innovations found there, he creates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: time travel, misfit, disorder, overnight success, fish out of water, escapades, creative block, roman empire, rejection, imaginary
Time: ancient history, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Infinite Man (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop.
Plot: time travel, time loop, wearing a sound wire, falling off a balcony, ex boyfriend, headphones, abandoned hotel, phone booth, eavesdropping, repeated scene, caught having sex, accordion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jack Brown Genius (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A thousand years ago, in England, the crazy monk Elmer wears a pair of wings and tries to fly from a high tower. He dies, and his soul is doomed to the eternity in hell for committing suicide. In the present days, in New Zeland, Elmer has the last ...
Plot: playing card, rooftop, mental institution, inventor, falling off a cliff, tied up, flying man, junkyard, monastery, asian stereotype, briefcase full of money, father figure ...
Place: new zealand, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 37K
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: not serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, fish out of water, rivalry, vengeance, disorder, imaginary, master villain, misfit, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 24
Jealous Gods (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When three college students get their wishes granted, all hell breaks loose on campus. But after a rowdy week with their new superpowers, one of their classmates gets powers of her own -- including the power to correct all the damage they've ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, gender, campus, philosophy, immortality, mountain, satire, walrus, revenge, apocalypse, mind control ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 5K
Hibernatus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, ironic ...
Plot: hibernation, fish out of water, time travel, family life, disorder, misfit, culture clash, make believe, society, pretense, grandfather granddaughter relationship, grandfather ...
Time: 60s, 1900s, 1960s
Place: france, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Love Factor (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Women around the globe begin disappearing when a renegade race of top-heavy aliens from the planet Angvia begin snatching them off the streets.
Style: cult film, sex comedy, psychedelic, absurd
Plot: alien, violence, switchblade, false name, strip club, telescope, forest, card game, female criminal, portal, seductive woman, lighting a cigarette ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.8
 334
Hey, Happy! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set in empty junkyards of Winnipeg, Sabu works in a pornography store and we view him as he approaches the end of his quest to sleep with 2000 men (which is eased by the fact that he works at a porno store). For his final conquest, he desires ...
Style: sexy, surreal, futuristic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: rave, ecological disaster, apocalypse, sexual relations, kidnapping, future dystopia, chaos, strong sexual content, friends, couples, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, year 2000
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%