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Thermae Romae (2012)
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Thermae Romae (2012)
Original name: テルマエ・ロマエ
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 his own spa, Roma Thermae, bringing in the modern ideas to his time.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: time travel, imaginary, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, rejection, misfit, overnight success, creative block, roman empire
Time: ancient history, contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, offbeat, not serious and semi serious films with plots about disorder, imaginary, escapades, misfit, time travel, fish out of water and adventure mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Thermae Romae: Two Worlds (2007), A.R.O.G (2008), My Future Boyfriend (2011), Hibernatus (1969), The Borrowers (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Worlds (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A French tradesman travels in time and liberates an oppressed tribe in another world.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, feel good, offbeat
Plot: chosen one, parallel world, imaginary, adventure, time travel, goofy hero, escapades, fish out of water, disorder, imaginary kingdom, misfit, rescue ...
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 7.4
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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: exciting, not serious, humorous, parody, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, fish out of water, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, rivalry, escapades, misfit, disorder, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: istanbul turkey
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84%
My Future Boyfriend (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: P-A-X-497/341, aka “Pax” , a curious young man from the well-ordered but loveless future, travels to present day New Orleans in search of romance novelist Elizabeth Barrett – whose book he has come upon during an archeological dig in the year ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, lifestyle, obsessive quest, fall in love, love and romance, romance, misfit, destiny, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the classic Japanese comedy "Yaji and Kita's Travel Journey", this is the story of two samurai in Edo period Japan who are in love. One is married, the other is a drug addict. They decide to go on a trip to Ise ...
Style: not serious, surreal, humorous, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: adventure, love affair, heroic mission, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, samurai, heroes, love and romance, danger, escapades, martial arts ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 101 min.
Story: MR. BONES 2: BACK FROM THE PAST, is the story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji. It is up Mr. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, misfit, obsessive quest, imaginary, nothing goes right, heroes, sent to the future, curses spells and rituals, save the day, disorder, silly humor, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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69%
 6.7
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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, ironic, light ...
Plot: time travel, hibernation, fish out of water, disorder, family life, misfit, family relations, culture clash, society, make believe, pretense, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1900s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: france, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Borrowers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above. After being ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: little people, adventure, fish out of water, youth, eviction, parents and children, misfit, escapades, family relations, disorder, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Man from the Future (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Zero (Wagner Moura) is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated and lost in college Helena (Alinne Moraes) the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions makes him travel ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, existence paradox, destiny, love and romance, hopes, inventions and discoveries, disorder, changing the past or future, true love, scientist, sent to the past, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Illegal Aliens (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by Syntax, their holographic mentor, these Illegal Aliens are willing to use every trick in the book and every sexy outfit in their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, alien, benign alien, save the world, time travel, alien encounter, escapades, androids and robots, imaginary, master villain, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Chasuke's Journey (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Things are hectic in heaven. Dozens of scribes sit before a long scroll incessantly scribbling away. They are composing the biographies of earth-dwellers. What is invented by the men in heaven is lived out below. And their employer, God, is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, offbeat
Plot: fish out of water, impossible love, fall in love, supernatural romance, destiny, supernatural, love and romance, disorder, misfit, afterlife, love story, angel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
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The Visitors (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This outrageous time-travel comedy follows the misadventures of a wacky medieval knight (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant when they are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. Mayhem rules as these 12th-century ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, obsessive quest, servant, life turned upside down, fish out of water, escapades, disorder, misfit, heroes, knight, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 90s, 20th century, future, year 1993 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Woochi : The Demon Slayer (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Spanning four centuries in Korea, this epic action-adventure concerns a powerful pipe and a trio of wizards who will do anything to protect it.
Style: epic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, wizards and magicians, adventure, imaginary, heroes, escapades, supernatural, disorder, misfit, fish out of water, time travel, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 4K
Cyborg She (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cyborg She follows the burgeoning romance between an ordinary college student and his sassy love interest - who happens to be a time-traveling cyborg with superhuman powers. One day, a beautiful cyborg girl appears in front of a dull university ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, offbeat ...
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, earthquake, romance, emotionless, androids and robots, changing lives, college, fish out of water, a.i., robot, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, year 2007
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, tricky, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, friendship, disorder, existence paradox, parallel universe, loser, time loop, underdog, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
HK: Hentai Kamen 2 - Abnormal Crisis (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: News about the disappearance of panties is still being covered every day. Kyosuke (Ryohei Suzuki) still wears Aiko Completo's (Fumika Shimizu) panties to battle evil. Meanwhile, Aiko has mixed emotions and decides to get her panties back. ...
Style: humorous, weird, parody, absurd, not serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Incontrôlable (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Georges, one morning, became uncontrollable despite himself. Something that has the donkey's voice in Shrek, can control his body.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, feel good, offbeat
Plot: goofy hero, split personality, nothing goes right, disorder, mentally unstable, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, misfit, fish out of water, self control, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mantecoza (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Story: The story of office drone Sebastian King's tongue-in-cheek adventures in the magically steampunk world of Mantecoza. Using the magical ring and a magical word, Sebastian travels between worlds, trying to save both from the evil machinations of ...
Style: witty, humorous, exciting, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: adventurer, good versus evil, fish out of water, hopes, escapades, wizards and magicians, buddies, danger, rivalry, misfit, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Heaven's Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Modern day soldiers travel back in time and meet Admiral Lee, the greatest soldier of all time, and motivate him to drive out invaders.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, rough ...
Plot: time travel, adventure, heroic mission, save the kingdom, heroes, escapades, master warrior, chases and races, rivalry, hopes, danger, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 16th century
Place: korea, asia, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nothing Left to Do but Cry (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to play cards, they try to stop Columbus, they sing beatles's ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, buddy movie
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Adventures of Serial Buddies (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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40%
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tooth Fairy 2 (2012)
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Duration: 90 min.
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36%
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Death Kappa (2010)
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, offbeat ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, funny, mad ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: parody, not serious, humorous, ironic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, rivalry, goofy hero, contests and competitions, escapades, danger, silly humor, survival, nudity (full frontal - brief), fight to the death, friends, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 19K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Evil Alien Conquerors (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Qing Ye Se only knows how to be a thief, but he runs into major trouble when he accidentally steals the heart of Rose, an immortal fairy. During a chaotic chase, Qing gets ahold of the Pandora's Box, sending them both back in time to the Three ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, tense
Plot: legends and myths, time travel, mistaken identity, escapades, battles, dishonesty, heroes, imaginary, disorder, rivalry, friendship, adventure ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Norman's Awesome Experience (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Through the experiment of a crazy scientist, his colleague Norman, model Erica and her photographer are sent back in time to the Romans. They arrive in a small village, controlled by the Roman Septimus Fabius and a fat village mayor. They teach the ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, exciting, semi serious
Plot: time travel, revolution, village life, state affairs, imaginary, village, disorder, adventure, nuclear power plant, sheep, siege, roman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%