Movies like Strangers in Paradise

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Strangers in Paradise (1984)
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Strangers in Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out, hoping to use him as a way to rid their community of homosexuals, free-thinkers, and other "radicals." The story is interspersed with many rock dance numbers. -Joe Arthur(via imdb)
Style: scary, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: fascism, teenage life, psychopath, politics, captivity, mad scientist, chases and races, disorder, rock music, mind control, time travel, fascist, nazi, surrealism, cryogenics
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: germany, california

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Most similar movies to Strangers in Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and humorous films with plots about disorder, danger, mad scientist, deadly, escapades, chases and races and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Horror genres. Some movies like Strangers in Paradise: 9 Days (2013), Virus X (2010), Zombie Town (2007), Severed Ties (1992), Mr. Stitch (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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9 Days (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A dark, twisted retelling of "Dante's Inferno," done in the torture-porn style of "Hostel" and "High Tension." To escape her abusive foster home, headstrong 18-year-old Danielle Hitches a Ride with an affable ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, danger, confined, captivity, deadly, youth, woman in danger, gore, teenage life, strong violent content, woman in bathtub, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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95%
 2.7
 549
Virus X (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A thriller about a case of highly contagious swine flu virus engineered by rogue scientists. A cover up by a mysterious dark lady linked to the High Spheres adds action and mystery.
Style: bleak, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: quarantine, mad scientist, psychopath, doctors and patients, danger, deadly, virus, surveillance, epidemic, conspiracy, chaos, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.3
 672
Zombie Town (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Local mechanic Jake LaFond's life is suddenly disrupted when mysterious parasites transform the law-abiding citizens of his quaint hometown into hoards of cannibalistic zombies. Isolated from the outside world by an accident on the only road ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: zombie, plague, deadly creature, chaos, danger, violence spree, experiment gone awry, isolation, deadly, survival, disorder, toxic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.6
 613
Severed Ties (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regeneration experiment on a severed arm goes awry, turning the limb into a murderous, reptilian creature.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, face ripped off, danger, imaginary, supernatural, chases and races, escapades, cons and scams, experiment gone awry, kidnapping, vengeance, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 686
Mr. Stitch (1995)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Doctor Rue Wakeman and his team create a young man with skin and organs taken from other men and women. The creature (Lazarus) reads a lot of books and learns all about the humans. But when he meets fascinating doctor Elizabeth English his life ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher, serious ...
Plot: chase, disorder, chaos, deadly, mad scientist, supernatural ability, danger, chases and races, betrayal, imaginary, heroes, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Doctor Hackenstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, scary, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, disorder, mutant, deadly, dealing with death, danger, crimes, supernatural, gory, mental illness, farce, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.7
 504
Camp Slaughter (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While searching for a way out of the woods, a group of lost friends stumble upon Camp Hiawatha and take up with the teens who are bunking there. But the party's over when they discover that this camp is literally stuck in a time warp -- 1981, ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, serial killer, psychopath, teenage life, crimes, youth, danger, deadly, in the woods, gory, stalking, time travel ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 1K
Dr. Caligari (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, zombie, crimes, danger, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly, disorder, experimenting, psychopath, transplant, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An evil scientist implants the brain of Michael, a murdered high school student, in an animatronic Tyrannosaurus. He escapes, wreaks vengeance on his high school tormentors and is reunited with his sweetheart Tammy. Together, the couple try to elude ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, parody
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: mad scientist, rivalry, high school, tyrannosaurus rex, brain transplant, violence spree, vengeance, teenage life, hospital, disorder, misfit, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. Luckily, our film creator gets the help of his friends.
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, humorous, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: filmmaking, friends, disorder, artists and showbiz, underdog, human spirit, hollywood, autobiography, movie studio, hollywood sign, satire, farce ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his head onto the only available candidate: a black man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, racism, motorcycle, terminal illness, police, fanatic, gorilla, mad scientist, zombie, interracial relations, plague, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beware! The Blob (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.
Style: offbeat, rough, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Plot: blob, wheelchair, decapitation, alien, danger, supernatural, heroes, deadly, mad scientist, space and aliens, dangerous animal, zombie ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, balloon, arrow, roman, siege ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, inventor, chases and races, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (2001)
Genre: Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson story about a doctor who conducts an experiment on himself that results in his bringing out the dark, murderous side of his inner self, "Mr. Hyde".
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: split personality, obsession, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, mental illness, danger, murder, rivalry, theater, jekyll and hyde, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
They Came from Outer Space (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: They Came from Outer Space is an American science fiction comedy series that aired in syndication from October 1990 to March 1991. The series was created by Tom McLoughlin.
Style: humorous, offbeat, sitcom
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, chases and races, chase, alien encounter, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, space and aliens, special agents, disorder, brother brother relationship, dating ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer dog, mad scientist, chase, dog, dangerous animal, survival, gory, danger, supernatural, anti hero, laboratory, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bad Channels (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.
Style: serious, offbeat, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, chases and races, space and aliens, disorder, alien encounter, woman in danger, radio show, heroes, escapades, prank, danger, rivalry ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, rough, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, escapades, danger, deadly creature, deadly, nosy, disorder, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 1K
Blood Dolls (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry, experiment gone awry, psychopath, crimes, danger, vengeance, kidnapping, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, end of the world, mad scientist, chaos, danger, save the world, comet, catastrophe, chase, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 5K
12:01 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Office employee Barry Thomas is caught in a "time bounce" caused by a glitch in the company's secret project. Now the same day occurs again and again - and Barry's the only one who can do anything about it, including saving the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, futuristic
Plot: time travel, time loop, experiment gone awry, murder, prank, race against time, heroes, misfit, crimes, rescue, chases and races, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.0
 108
Lizard Boy (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: If you were a brilliant geneticist, working on a secret government genetic engineering project, and your fiancee dumped you because your sperm were not viable, what would you do to resolve your mid-life crisis? Dr. Gino Conti creates his own son by ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic, witty ...
Plot: laboratory, supernatural, mad scientist, superhuman powers, mutant, deadly, deadly creature, imaginary, heroes, misfit, disorder, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Superstarlet A.D. (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The world has ended. All that is left behind are individual beauty cults, groups of girls seeking safety and identity in numbers. Basing their bond on hair color and giving themselves strangely evocative gang names, the blond Phayrays (King Kong), ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, futuristic, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, future dystopia, apocalypse, danger, gang, society, escapades, chaos, surrealism, satire, burlesque ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Get Smart, Again! (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: KAOS has invented a weather machine so Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 are called back into action to foil this evil plan.
Style: parody, not serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, race against time, fellow agent, disorder, couple relations, working undercover, silly humor, escapades, danger, save the world, undercover, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Russian scientist is arriving to the states caring secret information’s. Disembarking from his plane, he and his American contacts are attacked by a pair of KGB assassins (Anthony Cardoza and John Morrison). Later, it is revealed that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, mutant, nuclear bomb, mad scientist, deadly creature, danger, deadly, psychopath, chaos, chase, creature feature, murder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.
Style: stylized, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, supernatural, mad scientist, save the planet, danger, disorder, alien encounter, heroes, escapades, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Eavesdropper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen deaf patients took part in an experimental clinical trail aimed at hearing restoration. Within days, fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial become violently psychotic, ultimately taking their lives to stop violent side effects ...
Style: serious, experimental, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, disorder, psychopath, experiment gone awry, undercover, hidden identity, mind game, chases and races, special agents, government agency, mad scientist, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 1K
P.U.N.K.S. (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: misfit, super strength, prodigy, escapades, adventure, mad scientist, teenager, family, disorder, imaginary, school, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 57
Swerve (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: In a future post-apocalyptic California, the new frontier is a vast nano-contaminated Zone cut off from the all-connected Grid and the ceaseless flows of bodies and information outside its borders. Only the insane or criminal would venture into this ...
Style: surreal, serious, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: life is a bitch, mad scientist, contamination, chaos, future dystopia, apocalypse, kidnapping, society, crimes, technophobia, disorder, philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%