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*batteries not included (1987)
 6.6
 35K
*batteries not included (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Style: sweet, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sentimental, light, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: ufo, benign alien, apartment building, friendship, eviction, elderly couple, family, alien robot, alien encounter, save the day, space and aliens, disorder, hopes, unlikely partners, couple relations, alien life-form, skyscraper, husband wife relationship, androids and robots, heroes, friends, miraculous event, couples, escapades, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii

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Most similar movies to *batteries not included

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, light and semi serious films with plots about family, disorder, culture clash, children, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Family, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like *batteries not included: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Short Circuit (1986), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), The Cat from Outer Space (1978), Cocoon (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, healing power, ufo, alien contact, childhood, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, friendship, adventure, levitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 61K
Short Circuit (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky ...
Style: feel good, light, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, military, artificial intelligence, robot, lightning, a.i., experiment gone awry, fish out of water, computer cracker, happy ending, adventure, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, space and aliens, alien, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, alien contact, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that gives it special powers, including the ability to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and seeks the help of a scientist in order to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, cat, ufo, telekinesis, benign alien, gold bar, family, adventure, friends, disorder, animal life, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 63K
Cocoon (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: space and aliens, elderly, benign alien, cocoon, golden years, fountain of youth, alien, first contact, retirement home, senior citizen, life & death, cancer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.3
 15K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, benign alien, disorder, space and aliens, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 21K
Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage superhero, superhero, good versus evil, save the world, family, space travel, friendship, alien encounter, supernatural ability, rescue, young heroes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 198
Cybermutt (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Rex, a good-natured Golden Retriever, is given bionic super powers by an eccentric scientist, he becomes the target of an evil genius determined to possess the new technology at any cost.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, disorder, heroic mission, family life, superhuman powers, rivalry, crimes, pets, escapades, mistaken identity, experiment gone awry, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ufo, benign alien, adventure, flying saucer, space and aliens, space travel, outer space, artificial intelligence, nasa, getting home, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo, miami beach, texas, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 4K
Good Boy! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, tense, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: talking dog, outer space, dog, space and aliens, friendship, pets, space travel, human animal relationship, mission, mentor, benign alien, family ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 101K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: light, exciting, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, benign alien, alien, family, save the world, odd couple, escapades, disney, alien invasion, culture clash, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, mars, disney, alien, rescue, spacecraft, martian, family, disorder, escapades, journalism ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 22K
Explorers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, spacecraft, laboratory, adventure, family, time travel, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 75K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, mischievous children, nanny, curses spells and rituals, childhood, bully, family relations, magic, family, parents and children, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, mad scientist, puppet, ufo, family, rescue, benign alien, heroic mission, escapades, space and aliens, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, motivational, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, wizards and magicians, goofy hero, save the day ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 131K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, halloween, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, single father, father daughter relationship, life after death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 42K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, father son estrangement, unfulfillment, redemption, family, cynic, indifference, youth, friends, estrangement, introspection ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, adventure, friendship, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, life turned upside down, young heroes, escapades, youth ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 7K
Shorts (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, mischievous children, adventure, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, disorder, nothing goes right, young heroes, hopes, youth, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: miraculous event, family, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, escapades, disorder, disney, adventure, imagination, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1974, 2000s ...
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, father daughter relationship, family relations, heroes ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, santa claus, robot, alien encounter, space travel, christmas, space and aliens, benign alien, culture clash, fish out of water, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 3.6
 715
Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, escapades, family, miraculous event, wish come true, magic, family relations, heroes, santa claus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 604
Cool Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jimmy lives in the tranquil town of Eagle Rock, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother and his best friend Rainy, a German Shepherd. When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: forceful separation, friendship, on the road, save the day, pets, disorder, family life, road trip, dog, farce, silly humor, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 35K
ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: benign alien, family, family relations, extraterrestrial, alien, fish out of water, cat, parents and children, suburbs, friendship, comedy of errors, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, family values, family, desire, couple relations, family relations, hopes, childbirth, young love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: alien encounter, supernatural, alien, evil alien, buddies, teenage life, friends, young heroes, adventure, space and aliens, battles, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 111K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, talking animals, children, kids and family, goofy hero, animals, bear, fish out of water, jungle, escape, anthropomorphic animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, peru, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Parental Guidance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, bully, punishment, eccentric family, family reunited, disorder, protective parent, youth, golden years, mischievous children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%