Movies and TV shows like My Favorite Martian

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My Favorite Martian (1963)
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My Favorite Martian (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Favorite Martian is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963, to May 1, 1966, for 107 episodes. The show starred Ray Walston as Uncle Martin and Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara. John L. Greene created the central characters and developed the core format of this series, which was produced by Jack Chertok.
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mars, friendship, fish out of water, space and aliens, family, space travel, misfit, journalism, anti hero, suburbs, danger, benign alien, imaginary, suburban life, scoop, disorder, rescue, race against time, alien encounter, anti heroes, goofy hero, misfit partners, alien, reporter, outer space ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to My Favorite Martian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, offbeat, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about disorder, family, fish out of water, misfit, space and aliens, alien and friendship mostly in Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like My Favorite Martian: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), ALF (1986), Mork & Mindy (1978), I Dream of Jeannie (1965), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: 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, ufo, first contact, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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100%
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ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: benign alien, family, alien, family relations, fish out of water, extraterrestrial, cat, parents and children, suburbs, friendship, comedy of errors, outer space ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mork & Mindy (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, not serious, surreal
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: farce, fish out of water, alien, benign alien, friends, disorder, silly humor, alien encounter, family, imaginary, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Dream of Jeannie (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantasy premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, humorous
Plot: genie, astronaut, magic, nasa, desire, jealousy, time travel, power relations, nothing goes right, master and servant, imaginary, supernatural ability ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, witty, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, friendship, hidden identity, alien, goofy hero, space and aliens, family life, eccentric family, family secret, benign alien, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Aliens in the Family (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Aliens in the Family is an American sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC, conceived as part of its TGIF lineup From the Creators of Dinosaurs and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, humorous
Plot: alien, benign alien, single parent, babies and infants, nanny, kidnapping, suburban life, family life, alien encounter, parents and children, store, space travel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sigmund and the Sea Monsters was an American children's television series that ran from 1973 to 1975, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and aired on Saturday mornings. There were 29 episodes spanning two seasons.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, sea monster, suburban life, imaginary kingdom, suburbs, school, media satire, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, disorder, ocean or sea, friends ...
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Marvin Marvin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Marvin Marvin is an American science fiction slapstick comedy television series that aired from November 24, 2012 to April 27, 2013. The series was set to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2013, but was pushed forward to November 24, 2012. It stars Lucas ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien encounter, hidden identity, lifestyle, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, friends, social relations, alien, high school, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, benign alien, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, couples, disorder, social relations, misfit, suburban life, alien contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, disney, mars, alien, rescue, spacecraft, martian, benign alien, family, alien encounter, space travel, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Perfect Strangers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, offbeat, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, problem solving, fish out of water, greek, cousin cousin relationship, newspaper, roommate, society, odd couple, goofy hero, buddies, family ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Munsters Today (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Munsters Today is an American sitcom that aired in syndication from 1988 to 1991. The series served as a sequel to the 1960s sitcom The Munsters.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, offbeat, reboot
Audience: horror for children
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, goofy hero, family, youth, imaginary, suburban life, suburbs, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, parents and children, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Small Wonder (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Small Wonder is an American science fiction sitcom that aired in first-run syndication from September 7, 1985 to May 20, 1989. The show chronicles the family of a robotics engineer who, after he secretly creates a robot modeled after a real human ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, inventor, androids, robot, nosy, imaginary, make believe, family, family life, parents and children, androids and robots, pretense ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Beverly Hillbillies is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, secretary, family relations, family life, suburban life, suburbs, family business, culture clash, eccentric family, urban, silly humor, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Can of Worms (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: satellite, spacecraft, misfit, evil alien, cooking and food, space and aliens, family life, teenage life, space wars, family, getting home, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mr. Belvedere (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, culture clash, family life, parents and children, suburban life, suburbs, workplace situations, teenage life, columnist, friends, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Best Friends Whenever (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The live-action comedy follows best friends Shelby and Cyd who, when their aspiring scientist friend Barry’s invention goes awry, gain the power to leap forward and backward in time whenever they want – and sometimes when they don’t. Now, they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, teenager, best friends, imaginary, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, teenage life, high school life, disorder, family, youth, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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 ⇓
25%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, children, robot, space travel, alien encounter, christmas, santa claus, disorder, benign alien, imaginary, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, chases and races, chase, disorder, alien encounter, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, misfit, space and aliens, special agents, brother brother relationship, corvette ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Project: ALF (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six years ago, the space alien, ALF, was on his way back to his new home...When the Alien Task Force finally caught him. Now, the story continues to where the series ended. ALF is now protected by the Alien Task Force, but the leader wants to ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, space and aliens, chase, chases and races, family, misfit, adventure, on the run, rescue, puppet, alien encounter, outer space ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
TV show
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, light, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: ufo, benign alien, outer space, imaginary, space travel, adventure, alien, satire, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, mysterious planet ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenager's life is disrupted when her mother falls in love with an alien.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: alien, fish out of water, teenage life, parents and children, family, remarry, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, misfit, high school life, benign alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Spaced Invaders (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: evil alien, alien, halloween, misunderstanding, martian, adventure, catastrophe, anti hero, disorder, danger, misfit, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gilligan's Island (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz and originally produced by United Artists Television. The situation comedy series featured Bob Denver; Alan Hale, Jr.; Jim Backus; Natalie Schafer; Tina Louise; ...
Style: sitcom, offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, shipwreck, silly humor, danger, getting home, adventure, escapades, confined, misfit, mad scientist, sea disaster, storm ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 2K
Mighty Med (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mighty Med is a live-action comedy series starring popular Disney Channel stars Bradley Steven Perry and Jake Short, premieres as a special one-hour event, October 7 on Disney XD. The series is created by Jim Bernstein and Andy Schwartz, and is ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, sitcom ...
Audience: kids
Plot: best friends, youth, friendship, teenager, imaginary, superhero, family, friends, hospital, super villain, odd, comics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Brady Bunch (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, architect, family relations, cheerleader, suburbs, youth, optimism, couples, step siblings, coming of age, mischievous children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hard Time on Planet Earth is an American science fiction series that aired on CBS as a midseason replacement in 1989. Airing for 13 episodes, the series starred Martin Kove and was created by Jim and John Thomas. Scheduled opposite NBC's ...
Style: serious, surreal, exciting, offbeat
Plot: warden, parole officer, alien, fish out of water, getting home, androids and robots, hopes, imaginary, misfit, disorder, rehabilitation, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
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 6K
Green Acres (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September ...
Style: realistic, sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Plot: farm, small town, countryside, fish out of water, workplace situations, small town life, workplace, family life, hotshot lawyer, pets, village life, agent ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%