Movies like The American Astronaut

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The American Astronaut (2001)
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The American Astronaut (2001)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samual Curtis's first mission in this bizarre science fiction musical comedy requires him to take a cat to a saloon on an asteroid. There, he meets his former dance partner (the Blueberry Pirate) and collects his payment: a device capable of producing a Real Live Girl. Including music by alternative rock group The Billy Nayer Show, this film began life as a live show with a loyal following.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat, lyrical, atmospheric, art house, talky, cult film ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, future dystopia, disorder, fish out of water, planet, girl, space station, delivery, asteroids and comets, music, crimes, bounty hunter, lone wolves, fantasy world, pirate, spacecraft, breasts, surrealism, dancing, dance, love and romance, thief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco

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Most similar movies to The American Astronaut

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, offbeat, weird and cult film films with plots about space and aliens, outer space, disorder, alien, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The American Astronaut: Dark Star (1974), A Ticket to Space (2006), Coneheads (1993), Morons from Outer Space (1985), Space Station 76 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first things first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to ...
Style: humorous, talky, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, space and aliens, scientist, imaginary, outer space, satellite, world domination, astronaut ...
Time: future
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95%
 6.3
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Dark Star (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and ...
Style: futuristic, cult film, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, pets, escapades, danger, silly humor, hippie, chaos ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Ticket to Space (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Face à l'incompréhension de la population française quant au montant des crédits alloués à la recherche spatiale, le gouvernement lance une vaste opération de communication. En partenariat avec le Centre spatial français, un grand jeu ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: space station, hacker, outer space, space and aliens, space travel, disorder, danger, escapades, rivalry, control room, lottery, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.3
 51K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien life-form, outer space, alien contact, family relations, golf, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, sitcom, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: outer space, nasa, astronaut, space travel, adventure, underdog, small town life, americana, space wars, mistaken identity, small town, down on your luck ...
Time: future, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film, satirical ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, odd couple, anti heroes, partners, benign alien, deadly creature, journalism, misfit, save the world, danger, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Space Station 76 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, stylized, touching, light ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, infidelity, asteroid, love affair, fall in love, couples, imaginary, space and aliens, love and romance, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Way... Way Out (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A platonically wed American couple run a lunar weather station near an unwed Soviet couple.
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: astronaut, cold war, pregnancy, isolation, outer space, battle of the sexes, confined, space and aliens, space station, couples, spacecraft, fight ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Galaxina (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Galaxina is a lifelike, voluptuous android who is assigned to oversee the operations of an intergalactic Space Police cruiser captained by incompetent Cornelius Butt. When a mission requires the ship's crew to be placed in suspended animation ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, spacecraft, alien, fall in love, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, danger, disorder, outer space, supernatural romance ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, funny, satirical, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, benign alien, spacecraft, hitchhiker, sarcasm, alien, fantasy world, intergalactic, friends, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: himalaya, madagascar, norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
56%
Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Beautiful alien Amazonian women plan to conquer the world using an army of vegetable monsters. Dim-witted privates Philbrick and Penn bumble into a cave in search of atomic activity but collide instead with fierce carrot-topped tree mutants and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: outer space, soldier, spacecraft, escapades, rivalry, save the world, military, heroes, misfit, evil alien, save the day, danger ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: light, feel good, humorous, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, fall in love, alien encounter, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger, alien ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: disco, spacecraft, romance, benign alien, alien, fish out of water, dancing, hospital, dream, makeover, swimming pool, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 211K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, parody, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, space and aliens, save the world, alien encounter, flying saucer, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, taj mahal, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A farce satirizing extraterrestrial horror movies such as Alien.
Style: offbeat, humorous, exciting, not serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, spacecraft, outer space, mad scientist, planet, creature, monster, evil alien, commander, disorder, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera and a few thousand bucks could schlep up to Bronson canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror B-movie? Well, they're back! The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is an affectionate, meticulous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, space travel, heroic mission, benign alien, save the world, danger, anti hero, alien encounter, goofy hero, heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sergeant Dead Head (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: wedding, chimpanzee, disorder, escape, space and aliens, danger, monkey, helicopter, clumsiness, teenager, astronaut, doppelganger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
Style: allegory, clever, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, misfit, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, graphic violence, racism, discrimination, fish out of water, urban, addiction, benign alien ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, light, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, pregnancy, cloning, benign alien, couples, disorder, leadership, misfit, alien, culture clash, falling in love, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: space station, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, mysterious planet, astronaut, afterlife, spacecraft, hallucination, back from the dead, romance, paranormal activity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Very Potter Musical (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: In April 2009, a group of University of Michigan students (Team StarKid) performed what was renamed "A Very Potter Musical", a two act musical parody that featured major elements from all seven Harry Potter books and an original score.
Style: melancholic, clever, funny, weird, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wizards, friendship, magic, obsession, fantasy world, adaptation, music, creativity, love, unlikely friendships, vengeance, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
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G.O.R.A. (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.
Style: stylized, humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, space travel, fish out of water, abduction, distant planet, escapades, parody, danger, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Black Hole (1979)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, escapades, danger, heroic mission, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered ...
Style: anthology, humorous, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: parody, media satire, disorder, mad scientist, haunted by the past, mad doctor, u.s. president, storytelling, sea disaster, invisibility, profanity, surfing ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 20K
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, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, spacecraft, laboratory, adventure, family, alien encounter, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, philosophical, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 60s, year 1968 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Android (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Dr .Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives one of whom is female. Both Dr. Daniel and Max ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids, space station, spacecraft, escape, runaway, androids and robots, mad scientist, space travel, space wars, technology gone awry, disorder, chaos ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ 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: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: evil alien, save the world, mad scientist, save the planet, supernatural, alien encounter, rivalry, disorder, deadly, heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Prison Ship (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, prison, alien, women's prison, space and aliens, confined, danger, imaginary, sexual abuse, space travel, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%