Movies like The Ugly Little Boy

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The Ugly Little Boy (1977)
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The Ugly Little Boy (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Edyth Fellows is a nurse recruited for an research project with a time travel device that can snatch any being from any time and bring it to the present. The first such test brings an Neanderthal child to the project and Fellows is responsible for his care for the interim. As she manages this task, Fellows is increasingly revolted at how the scientists dismiss him as little more than an animal, especially when his real intelligence shows. This growing moral dilemma comes to a head when Fellows realizes what they plan to do with him and she cannot stand by and let it happen.
Style: futuristic
Plot: time travel, neanderthal, self sacrifice, nurse, prejudice

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Most similar movies to The Ugly Little Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, suspenseful and psychotronic films with plots about time travel, scientist, distopia, danger, society, science and imaginary mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Ugly Little Boy: Bicentennial Man (1999), TekWar: TekJustice (1994), Svart hav (1980), High Moon (2014), Arrival (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, life philosophy, robot, androids, dystopic future, utopia, artificial intelligence, human nature, self discovery, society, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century, 2040s, year 2005 ...
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95%
TekWar: TekJustice (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 21st Century detective Jake Cardigan is arrested for murdering the husband of his ex-wife. It seems like a frame up, yet Cardigan refuses to let the authorities investigate further or even deny any involvement in the killing.
Style: futuristic
Time: 2040s, 21st century
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95%
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Svart hav (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a dystopian future set in the northern part of Norway, a big corporation have stripped the sea of fish leaving locals without food and income.
Style: social realism, futuristic
Plot: starvation, survival, small community, fisherman, sea, fishing
Time: future
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89%
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High Moon (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the future where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon's resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: space and aliens, moon, imaginary, chaos, chaos and mayhem, inventions and discoveries, outer space, danger, oxygen, investigation, space wars, explosion
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, cerebral, twist ending, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, ufo, alien contact, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, scientist, loss, destiny, science ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Limb Salesman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Gabriel Goode is The Limb Salesman-- a disgraced doctor who regenerates limbs on the black market. When Goode travels to the water mining regions of the north to heal the cherished daughter of a wealthy water miner, dark family secrets are revealed, ...
Plot: female director, latex gloves, surgical mask, snow, self sacrifice, corpse, distopia, medical mask, black market, mother daughter relationship, suit and tie, dental mask ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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79%
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41 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday.
Plot: time travel, portal, time portal, motel, breaking up with girlfriend, german shepherd, interrogation, diner, suicide attempt, manhunt, gas station, convenience store ...
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78%
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Dimension Travelers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mysterious Transfer Student.
Plot: newspaper, reading a newspaper, high school student, teenager, teenage girl, wheelchair, student, coming of age, teacher, chalkboard, time travel, high school
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: serious, offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, catastrophe, time warp, collision, investigation, airport, paradox, investigator, sole survivor, scientist ...
Time: future, distant future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Proximity (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young NASA JPL scientist is abducted by extraterrestrials but when no one believes his story he becomes obsessed with finding proof which leads him on a journey of discovery.
Style: futuristic, mysterious, captivating, intellectual
Plot: science, scientist, ufo, extraterrestrial, young man, abduction, nasa, curiosity, obsessive quest, rise to the top, target, journey ...
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This movie is about a rocket pilot named Pirx who is hired to go on a mission to evaluate some nonlinears (robots) for use as crewmembers on future space flights. Pirx and his crew, made up of nonlinears and humans, are sent out to launch two ...
Plot: soviet, literature, outer space, robot, mutiny, spacesuit, assassination attempt, solar system, spacecraft, androids, space travel
Time: 70s, future
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British ...
Style: exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, astronaut, trapped in space, outer space, benign alien, adventure, save the world, heroes, time travel, save the planet, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Plague (1979)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An outbreak of a bacteria called M-3 causes people to die in extreme pain via body spasms. A woman who is a carrier escapes from a hospital and goes on the run, spreading the plague to people she encounters, and onto food in fast food stops etc. She ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: plague, race against time, hospital, virus, city, disease, laboratory, catastrophe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Fate (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the government shuts down his project on time travel, a brilliant quantum physicist must find a way to continue his research in order to travel back in time and prevent his fiance from being killed.
Plot: wedding ring, death of fiance, marriage proposal, time machine, physicist, mouse, visiting a grave, self sacrifice, hit by a car, time travel, car won't start, walking on a beach ...
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61%
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For All Time (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man facing middle-age and a failing marriage finds a time slip that can take him back to the end of the nineteenth century.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, melancholic
Plot: time travel, portal, fall in love, falling in love, love, widow, race against time, antique dealer, choice, life is a bitch, explosion, wristwatch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: st. louis missouri
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59%
Brave New World (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Style: futuristic, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: genetic engineering, distopia, helicopter, utopia, love and romance, society, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch, rescue, government agency, urban ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I Love You, I Love You (1968)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to experience moments from his past in a random order.
Plot: experiment, lovesick, time travel, hospital, storm, talking to an animal, wristwatch, kitten, carrying someone, medical examination, man and woman share a bed, hospital visit ...
Place: paris france, belgium, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The History of Time Travel (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A fictional documentary about the creation of the world's first time machine, the men who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: time travel, husband wife relationship, scientist, wedding, cold war, world war two, death of father, father son relationship, obsession, hiding place, newspaper headline, retiring ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 90s, year 1990, year 1956 ...
Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I'll Follow You Down (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending
Plot: time travel, missing person, uncover truth, mystery, inventions and discoveries, obsession, scientist, professor, missing father, blackboard, student, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Aliens (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A UFO believer must choose between the aliens above he has never seen or the mysterious guide who appears in his campsite week after week.
Style: futuristic, captivating
Plot: ufo, desert, illegal alien, border, border crossing, alien, alien contact, camp, mysterious stranger, ufo sighting, mystery, drug smuggling ...
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50%
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Puzzlehead (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In a post apocalyptic world where technology is outlawed, Walter, a reclusive scientist, secretly creates a self-aware android, "Puzzlehead". Jealously erupts when Puzzlehead wins the affection of Julia, the beautiful shopgirl that Walter ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: a.i., man versus machine, love triangle, obsession, future dystopia, androids and robots, society, chaos, betrayal, technology gone awry, self discovery, scientist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Message From The Future (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the year 3005, a delegate from the future arrives in 1985 to convince the present leaders make certain World War III happens, which he guarantees will make for a better future. Having already caused natural disasters and catastrophes by coming ...
Plot: time travel, radioactivity, teleportation, cold war, tv news, sex, un, nuclear bomb, newspaper, female full frontal nudity, advertising, advertisement ...
Time: future
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Paradox (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of scientists are experimenting with time travel, and they manage to send one of their group ahead in time one hour. But when he comes back, he tells them that they’ll all be dead within the next hour unless they shut the machine down.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Plot: time travel, time paradox, warning, experiment, danger, scientist, deadly, politics, throat cut, falling to death, agent, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: year 2007
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, father daughter relationship, time paradox, expedition, black hole, heroic mission, future dystopia, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Virtual Encounters (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Happy birthday, Amy. Amy's boyfriend Michael gave her the deluxe, super-duper virtual encounter. This is his way of removing her inhibitions and allowing her to fulfill the desires hidden deep inside. He finds he has a real tiger by the tail.
Style: stylized, futuristic, sexy, erotic, serious
Plot: sexual relations, human nature, innocence lost, computers and web, wild ride, love and romance, gender, sexual content, cunnilingus, nudity (full frontal - brief), tattoo, male underwear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Realive (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Marc, a successful, ambitious man, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and is given a few months to live. Unable to accept death, he decides to cryogenically freeze himself. The love of his life is devastated. Seventy years later, Marc becomes the ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, captivating
Plot: experiment, depression, fear, love, doctor, memory, newborn baby, terminal illness, resurrection, nurse, suicide, cancer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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White Dwarf (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a distant future New York medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into contrasting halves of eternal day vs. eternal night. One is a ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, serious
Plot: space travel, doctors and patients, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, danger, society, chases and races, misfit, human nature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Harrison Bergeron (1995)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: "All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man ...
Style: disturbing, futuristic, offbeat, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: satire, distopia, future dystopia, prodigy, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dark humor, injustice, social decay, self discovery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Anna to the Infinite Power (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams. Simultaneously, several strange things begin to happen. A strange, mysterious neighbor, by the name of MacKayla moves ...
Style: scary, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: cloning, self discovery, experiment gone awry, siblings relations, prodigy, family, supernatural ability, misfit, family relations, holocaust, medical research, genetic engineering ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%