Movies like The Big Mess

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The Big Mess (1971)
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The Big Mess (1971)
Original name: Der große Verhau
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Outer space in 2034 is run by greedy corporations in a rundown bureaucracy. Two astronauts, who are not very smart, make their way with shady dealings, smuggling and spaceship wrecking.
Plot: distopia, surrealism, cyberpunk, spacecraft, politics, economics, salvation, smuggling, utopia, astronaut, satire, anti capitalism, political satire, insurance scam, fictional war, insurance company, band, outer space

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out parody, humorous, captivating and surreal films with plots about satire, spacecraft, surrealism, distopia, alien, space travel and astronaut mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Big Mess: Ga-ga: Glory to the Heroes (1986), A Ticket to Space (2006), Man in Outer Space (1962), Zvyozdniy vors (2012), Linoleum (2022). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Abdulladzhan, or Dedicated to Steven Spielberg (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, Uzbekistan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Considering that Musakov’s Abdulladzhan (1991) was dedicated to Steven Spielberg, we might suggest that these four boys embody nothing more complicated than a conflict of youthful innocence with some ominous threat—the basic workings of E.T. ...
Style: parody
Plot: alien, surrealism, ufo, satire
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95%
Ga-ga: Glory to the Heroes (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the 21st century, prisoners aboard penitentiary space ships explore unknown worlds. Scope, one of the prisoners is sent on a planet though to be lifeless, until he found "Humans" on it.
Style: cult film
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, surrealism, underground, post punk, female nudity, cosmonaut, prisoner, space travel
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Ticket to Space (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Face à l'incompréhension de la population française quant au montant des crédits alloués à la recherche spatiale, le gouvernement lance une vaste opération de communication. En partenariat avec le Centre spatial français, un grand jeu ...
Style: not serious, humorous, parody, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, spacecraft, hacker, space travel, disorder, rivalry, escapades, benign alien, lottery, satire, astronaut, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Man in Outer Space (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this routine, allegorical sci-fi drama by Czech director Oldrich Lipsky, a disgruntled worker accidentally finds himself aboard a spaceship (long story), and five hundred years later he comes back with a super-advanced being to a whole new world. ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spacesuit, rocket, alien, extraterrestrial, satire, morality, egocentric, spacecraft, lifestyle change, fish out of water, egocentric man, sent to the future ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Zvyozdniy vors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the year of 2221 Professor Chasharskiy leads an expedition to another planets through tunnel in Earth on the Scarab spaceship which is a modified winter service vehicle.
Style: parody, absurd, exciting, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: spacecraft, planet earth, surrealism, alien, astronaut, gang, robot, absurdism, conspiracy theory, dream, party, monkey ...
Time: future, distant future
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Linoleum (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the host of a failing children’s science show tries to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage, a series of bizarre events occur that cause him to question his own reality.
Style: surreal, captivating, satirical, funny, semi serious ...
Plot: astronaut, surrealism, daydreamer, space program, follow your dream, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, ambition, family relations, cosmonaut, dream, satire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Crimes of the Future (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Crimes of the Future is set in a future where sexually mature women appear to have been obliterated by a plague produced by the use of cosmetics. It details the wanderings of Adrian Tripod director of the dermatological clinic the House of Skin. ...
Style: surreal, homoerotic, tech noir
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, mad scientist, end of the world, coworker relationship, corpse, male to female cross dressing, co worker co worker relationship, secret, therapy, post apocalypse, hospital ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1997
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Sleeping Dogs (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A master jewel thief in 21st century Los Angeles targets the illegal emerald smuggling operations of a highly-connected crime syndicate. During what he believes to be a routine heist, cat burglar Harry Maxwell discovers that his target, notorious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, jewel thief, criminal, distopia, cat burglar, spacecraft, hijacking, thief, factory, police raid
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Falls (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The exploration of the effects of an unexpected catastrophe, known as VUE (violent unknown event) through the bios of 92 survivors.
Style: experimental, art house, humorous, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: disaster, underground, surrealism, bird, immortality, cinema, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, plague, human nature, disorder, chaos ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
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Bigbug (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Humans have ceded most tasks to AI in 2045, even in nostalgic Alice's home. So when robots stage a coup, her androids protectively lock her doors.
Style: surreal, entertaining, captivating, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, androids, robot human relationship, hostage, security, sentient robot, human android relationship, family relations, eccentric family, locked in, satire ...
Time: 2040s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Way... Way Out (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A platonically wed American couple run a lunar weather station near an unwed Soviet couple.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: kids
Plot: spacesuit, astronaut, cold war, cosmonaut, spacecraft, space station, couples, space and aliens, battle of the sexes, confined, isolation, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Moon Man (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Working as a maintenance crew member on the moon, Duguyue is left behind after the evacuation mission forgets about him. A meteorite then destroys planet Earth, leaving him as the only man left alive in existence.
Style: satirical, captivating, entertaining, futuristic, disturbing
Plot: asteroid, moon, satire, vestiges of humanity, male female relationship, space station, couple relations, lifestyle change, relationships, humanity, cosmonaut, spacecraft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the year 2163 the starship Ikarie XB-1 (Ikarus XB-1) is sent to the mysterious "White Planet" orbiting the star Alpha Centauri. Travelling at near-light speed, the journey takes around 28 months for the astronauts, although the effects ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, psychotronic, cult movie cast, weird ...
Plot: utopia, planet, spacesuit, robot, trapped in space, spacecraft, alien, surrealism, monster, space travel, dancing, baby ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
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Toomorrow (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of students pay their way through school by forming a pop band called Toomorrow. Sonic vibrations from a special instrument called a ‘tonaliser’ cause an extraterrestrial to abduct the group, and have them entertain the Alphoid ...
Plot: rock and roll, student, alien, musician, performance, cult, spacecraft, band
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
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Quark (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Quark is an American science fiction situation comedy starring Richard Benjamin broadcast on NBC. The pilot first aired on May 7, 1977, and the series followed as a mid-season replacement in February 1978. The series was cancelled in April 1978. ...
Style: parody, sitcom
Plot: satire, spacecraft, space adventure, robot, woman with a gun, garbage, identical twins, garbage collector, clones, factory
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 43K
Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, funny, clever, witty ...
Plot: distopia, time travel, robot, cloning, surrealism, revolution, farce, fish out of water, mistaken identity, masturbation, time traveler, runaway ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
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Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: parody, absurd, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mars, ufo, alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, evil alien, flying saucer, disaster, save the world, end of the world, dark humor, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, big ben london, new york, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
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Kosmo (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic
TV show
Story: Satirical comedy that with merciless exaggeration tells the story of a fictitious Czech flight to the Moon. While the situation of our heroes in space looks pretty hopeless, back on Earth they already know something isn't entirely as it should ...
Plot: female astronaut, national identity, coworker relationship, satire, bureaucracy, astronaut, diary, absurdism, space program, dark humor, minister, politician ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.2
 25K
Dark Star (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, surreal, parody, humorous ...
Plot: space travel, alien, satire, space opera, alien invasion, space exploration, astronaut, distopia, monster, planet, bomb, aviation ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a 'nuclear misunderstanding' (which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds, including the signing of the peace treaty) is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors, and ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, apocalyptic, mind bending, not serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, absurdism, surrealism, weirdo, zeppelin, nuclear threat, satire, world war three, starting over, escapades, survival ...
Time: future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Teenagers from Uranus: Sloppy Seconds (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A bizarre mix of sketch comedy, music videos, skating, graffiti, and mayhem. As Earth faces an attack from outer space, their TV transmissions are taken over with an onslaught of visual destruction and outrageous humor.
Style: parody
Plot: impersonation, skateboard, singer, politics, musician, absurdism, comedian, social satire, stupidity, irreverence, surrealism, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Space Milkshake (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four low-ranking astronauts are stuck together on an orbital Sanitation Station after they bring a mysterious device aboard their ship and all life on Earth disappears. Little do they know they are about to come under attack by a mutating rubber ...
Style: light, captivating, futuristic, entertaining, surreal
Plot: spacecraft, tentacle, female android, androids, monster, doppelganger, teamwork, evil alien, space and aliens, showdown, space exploration, alien contact ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Baldwin’s “pseudo-pseudo-documentary” presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle ...
Style: experimental, cult film
Plot: conspiracy, alien, satire, invasion, ufo, media, flying saucer, television, cia, dictator, collage, newsreel footage ...
Place: america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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La Belle verte (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As part of an intergalactic coalition, a well-meaning space alien volunteers to bring a message of self-actualization and harmony with nature to the one planet rejected by all her peers as incorrigible: Earth.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, light, humorous, spiritual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: utopia, ecology, human nature, spirituality, society, nature, family, space and aliens, environmental issue, benign alien, peaceful mission, environmental ...
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, media satire, voyeur, female nudity, voyeurism, prostitute, blonde, mad scientist, haunted by the past, satire, u.s. president, mad doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A Star-ship discovers a dead alien space craft. All the humanoid crew are dead except for one woman. When revived she remembers nothing of the accident which crippled the space craft, and is brought back to earth to be studied.
Plot: alien planet, alien, distopia, artificial intelligence, surrealism, space travel, humanoid alien, survivor, dna, death of family, bigotry, ecology ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Spaceflight IC-1 (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: In the year 2015, a spaceship, the IC-1, travels through outer space looking for a suitable planet to settle on. The commander, Captain Ralston, is stern and brutal in which one cadet, Steven, plots a revolt to turn the leadership of the command ...
Plot: spacecraft, spacesuit, distopia, suspended animation, murder, claustrophobia, mutiny, suicide, space colony, retribution, funeral, telepathy ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Empire of Danger (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A newly designed spacecraft capable of going through time is sent to Mars to rescue a crew previously lost on Mars. The ship is sent through the past but to the wrong time, years later than the first crew. Once they land on Mars, the crew finds that ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, exciting
Plot: mars, tomb, space travel, spacecraft, princess, time travel, alien planet, astronaut, time warp
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
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Cosmodrama (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Maybe the 1960s, maybe the future. Seven astronauts wake up in a spaceship, not knowing where they have come from nor where they are heading. As the ship operates by itself, they have ample time to meditate, rather scientifically, on matter, life ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: spacecraft, space and aliens, space travel, confined, satire, isolation, cause and meaning, universe, cosmology, multiverse, consciousness, dancing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
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Dandy Dust (1998)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A candy colored lesbian, cyberpunk extravaganza. It takes the viewer to another dimension. The character Dandy Dust has to go to various planets to boost his/her sex drive and defeat a depraved villain. There are twins who throw flowers, a groin ...
Style: psychedelic, queer cinema, controversial
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, surrealism, cyberpunk, gay subtext, time travel, female nudity, sex in car, transsexual, gay interest, cyborgs, vagina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%