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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: outer space, cyberpunk, distopia, spacecraft, politics, economics, utopia, astronaut, salvation, satire, smuggling, band, political satire, surrealism, insurance company, anti capitalism, insurance scam, fictional war

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, parody, offbeat and psychotronic films with plots about outer space, spacecraft, satire, alien, space and aliens, space travel and disorder mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Musical genres. Some movies like The Big Mess: A Ticket to Space (2006), Man in Outer Space (1962), Way... Way Out (1966), Zvyozdniy vors (2012), Quark (1977). 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: satire, ufo, outer space, surrealism, alien
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, not serious, parody, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, space station, hacker, outer space, space travel, disorder, danger, escapades, rivalry, control room, lottery, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: rocket, extraterrestrial, alien, outer space, spacecraft, invisibility, satire, time travel, fish out of water, greed, anti-hero, egocentric ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 954
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, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: cold war, astronaut, pregnancy, isolation, outer space, spacecraft, space station, couples, confined, battle of the sexes, space and aliens, fight ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: outer space, spacecraft, astronaut, planet earth, surrealism, alien, gang, dream, absurdism, robot, monkey, party ...
Time: future, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 524
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: spacecraft, outer space, satire, clones, factory, garbage, identical twins, garbage collector
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: outer space, spacecraft, suspended animation, distopia, talking head, claustrophobia, funeral, retribution, suicide, murder, mutiny, telepathy ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 258
Mission Mars (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: rocket, outer space, astronaut, journey, stock footage, planet, alien, spacecraft, crew, evil alien, death ray, mars
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.2
 1K
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, captivating, surreal, not serious, stylized ...
Plot: catastrophe, chaos, survival, human nature, plague, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, distopia, disorder, worldwide chaos, satire, supernatural ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 254
Babo 73 (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The president of the United Status, who, when he isn’t at the White House— a dilapidated Victorian— conducts his top-secret affairs on a deserted beach.
Plot: satire, politics, usa president, u.s. president
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 191
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: band, performance, musician, outer space, cult, alien, student, spacecraft
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Bunglers in the Planet Wars (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Coming from outer space, Prince Flick asks the Trapalhões to help him free his planet from the domain of evil Zuco and free Princess Myrna, who has been taken prisoner. He offers a reward, the four friends accept the mission and embark in a ...
Plot: space opera, planet, disco, kidnapping, princess, outer space, car chase, spacecraft, giant spider, alien, farce, assault
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 40K
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, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, poet, mistaken identity, fish out of water, political unrest, fugitives, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 214K
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, humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, mars, evil alien, alien invasion, space and aliens, flying saucer, save the world, alien encounter, outer space, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, taj mahal, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 23K
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, cult film, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, a.i., technology gone awry, silly humor, hippie, asteroids and comets, chaos ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 273
The Monitors (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: satire, rebellion, alien, propaganda, filmmaking, disorder, space and aliens, danger, rescue, alien encounter, politics, evil alien ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Beautiful alien Amazonian women plan to conquer the world using an army of vegetable monsters. Dim-witted privates Philbrick and Penn bumble into a cave in search of atomic activity but collide instead with fierce carrot-topped tree mutants and ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, parody
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, soldier, danger, save the day, escapades, evil alien, deadly creature, farce, silly humor, space travel, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
 247
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: bureaucracy, minister, political satire, astronaut, absurdism, diary, video diary, dark humor, colleague colleague relationship, female astronaut, coworker relationship, national identity ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 3.6
 3K
Galaxina (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Galaxina is a lifelike, voluptuous android who is assigned to oversee the operations of an intergalactic Space Police cruiser captained by incompetent Cornelius Butt. When a mission requires the ship's crew to be placed in suspended animation ...
Style: parody, futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, alien, fall in love, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, danger, disorder, outer space, supernatural romance, cryogenics ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
 12K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, alien encounter, society, satire, distopia, totalitarianism, absurdism, social differences, soviet, outer space, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: stylized, offbeat, humorous, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: satire, post apocalypse, radiation, farce, society, chaos, dark humor, disorder, human nature, apocalypse, fish out of water, starting over ...
Time: future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fate of the planet in the hands of Larry, Moe and Curly Joe? That's exactly the situation the trio finds themselves in when they befriend a wacky scientist and must defend his secret invention from a pair of malevolent Martians. Sight gags, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, psychotronic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: farce, three stooges, catastrophe, submarine, inventions and discoveries, alien encounter, rivalry, goofy hero, fugitives, space and aliens, danger, heroes ...
Time: 60s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Willi Tobler and the Decline of the 6th Fleet (1972)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Willi endeavors to survive in a world where annihilistic galactic battles rage, by taking a job at the centre of power. But it's the wrong side that he takes in this civil war...
Style: surreal
Plot: spacecraft, star wars, family relations, press agent, space opera, war crime, professor
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The American Astronaut (2001)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samual Curtis's first mission in this bizarre science fiction musical comedy requires him to take a cat to a saloon on an asteroid. There, he meets his former dance partner (the Blueberry Pirate) and collects his payment: a device capable of ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, space travel, disorder, space and aliens, future dystopia, fish out of water, girl, space station, planet, delivery, asteroids and comets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: outer space, tomb, spacecraft, space travel, time travel, astronaut, princess, mars, alien planet, time warp
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
White House Madness (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Nixon Administration falls apart in a farcical manner in the time of the Watergate Scandal.
Style: political comedy, parody, political
Plot: politics, satire, usa president, farce, checkers, republican, watergate, insanity, white house, dog, u.s. president, political scandal ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 226
Space Thing (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A man is in bed reading Sci-Fi mags, and his wife seduces him. He then falls asleep, and the rest is his dream. He is from an alternate world, and disguises himself as an alien, then boards their ship, to keep them from attacking his planet. The ...
Style: erotic, sex comedy, cult film, parody, psychotronic
Plot: alien, alien space craft, female nudity, lesbianism, sexploitation, sex, whip, lesbian, outer space, lesbian sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), flying saucer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 64
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: semi serious, humorous, contemplative, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, confined, cause and meaning, satire, isolation, universe, cosmology, multiverse, scientist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, parody, cult film ...
Plot: outer space, anti hero, space travel, deadly creature, space and aliens, odd couple, heroes, anti heroes, journalism, save the world, danger, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to ...
Style: parody, humorous, talky, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, scientist, imaginary, outer space, astronaut, satellite, world domination, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%