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The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
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The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
Original name: The Absent-Minded Professor
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, psychotronic, fairy tale, funny, entertaining, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: experiment gone awry, basketball, inventor, professor, flying car, family, college, school, misfit, partners, mad scientist, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, silly humor, car, dog, dancing, wedding, military, family relations, secret, white house ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building

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Most similar movies to The Absent Minded Professor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, melancholic and entertaining films with plots about family, disorder, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling and runaway mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Absent Minded Professor: Son of Flubber (1963), Flubber (1997), The Cat from Outer Space (1978), The Million Dollar Duck (1971), The Love Bug (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
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95%
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 85K
Flubber (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, inventor, family, university, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, father son relationship, bankruptcy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, offbeat, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, telekinesis, cat, ufo, benign alien, family, adventure, alien encounter, fish out of water, friendship, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: duck, professor, family, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, odd couple, partners, laboratory, gold, research laboratory, stereotypes, treasure hunt ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.5
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The Love Bug (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: car, volkswagen beetle, rivalry, car race, car trouble, adventure, automobile racing, ambition, buddies, rise to the top, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, baby, inventor, giant, family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, inventions and discoveries, escapades, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: hypnosis, mind reading, high school life, college, disorder, power relations, friends, mad scientist, nothing goes right, heist, experiment gone awry, teachers and students ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 9K
RocketMan (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, inspirational, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: astronaut, farce, mars, nasa, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, danger, race against time, space and aliens, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, friendship, computer, family, gangsters, contests and competitions, coming of age, on the run, goofy hero, youth, computer system, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, shrinking, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, family, inventor, odd couple, misfit, mischievous children, disorder, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: 1990s, year 1997, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, shrinking, experiment gone awry, family relations, laser, fish out of water, miniaturization, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.1
 16K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, escapades, buddies, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 12K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, family, youth, ambition, prodigy, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dinosaur, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, heroic mission, friendship, nothing goes right, misfit, marriage proposal, best friend, family, silly humor ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, sport, family, adventure, culture clash, scout, fish out of water, athlete and trainer, misfit, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, witch, ghost, college, gambling, island, supernatural, escapades, fish out of water, friendship, danger, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Buddy move from basketball to American football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: dog, family relations, sport team, sport, family, school, friends, animal life, teenage life, friendship, best friends, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 57K
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: light, feel good, 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 ⇓
23%
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, when the parents are away, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 2K
Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sport team, mule, sport, family, farce, soccer, rivalry, athlete and trainer, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Strongest Man in the World is a 1975 film starring Kurt Russell as Dexter Riley, a student in the fictional Medfield College. A school laboratory accident mixes one student's vitamin cereal mix with Dexter Riley's chemical experiment. ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: laboratory, rivalry, school, college, student, experiment, milk, cow, youth, mad scientist, escapades, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 10K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: white house, bodyguard, friendship, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, secret agent, secret agents, usa president, shopping mall, boxing, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ernest in the Army (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, cult film ...
Plot: parody, family, golf, anti hero, boot camp, disorder, basic training, family life, military life, misfit, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Baby Geniuses (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baby, babies and infants, mistaken identity, mad scientist, twins, family, adventure, imaginary, prank, goofy hero, danger, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.8
 57K
The Animal (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. His newfound powers are awesome -- but their adverse side effects could take over his life. Now, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, organ donation, experiment gone awry, police investigation, animal life, goofy hero, partners, man beast, flirting, police officer, car accident, animals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: chemistry, farce, university, laboratory, college, fall in love, satire, hung over, professor, teacher, student, potion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 25K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, adventure, dog sled, pets, fish out of water, small town, adoption, disney, friendship, against the odds, talking animals, dentist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: basketball, fish out of water, down on your luck, partners, nothing goes right, misfit, athlete and trainer, human spirit, against the odds, friends, power relations, sport team ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece ...
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: split personality, alter ego, physical appearance, family, eccentric family, nothing goes right, goofy hero, supernatural ability, disorder, mad scientist, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 573
Loonies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the severe regime of a dreadful nurse, the five decide to escape from ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, disorder, mental institution, mentally unstable, goofy hero, escapades, misfit, doctors and patients, fish out of water, farce, silly humor, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%