Movies like Back to the Future

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Back to the Future (1985)
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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 parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever, entertaining, not serious, sentimental, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, destiny, inventor, chases and races, scientist, sent to the past, teenager, fish out of water, teenage life, hidden identity, time paradox, small town, race against time, disorder, escapades, love and romance, odd couple, misfit, misfit partners, alternate reality, partners ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1955
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Back to the Future

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, clever and entertaining films with plots about time travel, adventure, imaginary, disorder, chase, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Back to the Future: Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Quantum Leap (1989), My Science Project (1985), Time After Time (1979), Flight of the Navigator (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, inventor, sent to the past, alternate reality, scientist, mad scientist, teenager, adventure, inventions and discoveries, disorder ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, sentimental, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, time machine, adventure, old west, sent to the past, time loop, inventor, small town, alternate reality, fish out of water ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, adventure, sent to the future, best friend, hopes, youth, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 19th century, 15th century ...
Place: california, new mexico, usa, ancient greece, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, party, changing the past or future, friendship, drugs/alcohol, friends, destiny, midlife crisis, jacuzzi, profanity, ski resort ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, comedy of errors, inventor, escapades, changing the past or future, race against time, goofy hero, disorder, misfit ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 26K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: exciting, witty, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, sent to the past, partners, hologram, hopes, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
My Science Project (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, science, technology gone awry, school, changing the past or future, adventure, high school, mad scientist, heroes, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Time After Time (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, cult film, psychotronic ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, jack the ripper, serial killer, fish out of water, culture clash, romance, adventure, danger, changing the past or future, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, victorian ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe
⇓ 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, adventure, benign alien, flying saucer, space travel, outer space, nasa, space and aliens, young heroes, alien, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 54K
Innerspace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract ...
Style: humorous, captivating, futuristic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, shrinking, rescue, experiment gone awry, disorder, race against time, goofy hero, danger, experiment, miniaturization, heroes, laser ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, teenager, teenage life, time loop, high school, teenage love, friendship, teleportation, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Ministry of Time (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A soldier from the 15th century, a university student from the 19th century and a nurse from the present join the secret 'Department of Time', a secret department within the Spanish government with the ability to travel through time. Their ...
Style: suspense, light, intense, feel good
Plot: time travel, altering history, soldier, adventure, chase, partners, disorder, escapades, inventor, destiny, time loop, time traveler ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 310K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, childhood, board game, jungle, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, time machine, afterlife, heavy metal, sent to the past, death, robot, seance, farce, devil, heaven, adventure ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, not serious, tricky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, friendship, disorder, existence paradox, parallel universe, loser, time loop, pub, underdog ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, save the world, heroes, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, danger, hopes, mutant, disorder, chaos ...
Time: future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emperor Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make Marge his before blowing up the Earth. The Emperor and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: evil alien, laser, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, family, rivalry, imaginary, chases and races, misfit, daring rescue, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 18K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, alternate timeline, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, life turned upside down, dragon, master and servant, altering history, sent to the future, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 12th century, 2000s, future
Place: france, usa, chicago illinois, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 336K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, psychotronic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, alien, changing the past or future, secret agents, time machine, hi-tech, sent to the past, ufo, race against time, space and aliens, benign alien, save the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 4.9
 38K
Black Knight (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, castle, knight, adventure, medieval, king, misfit, disorder, silly humor, goofy hero, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 14th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: england, usa, connecticut, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they are helped by their ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, father daughter relationship, time machine, nostalgia, music, time traveler, friendship, predicting the future, sent to the past, teenager, schoolboy, humour ...
Time: year 1967, 2020s
Place: new orleans, london, china, vienna, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 80K
Sky High (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, young heroes, superhero, friendship, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 146K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, escapades, mad scientist, adventure, prodigy, teenager, family, disorder, imaginary, school, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 13K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, intense, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, trapped in space, adventure, space shuttle, survival, rescue, race against time, outer space, space opera ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The Spirit of '76 (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers attempt to ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, fish out of water, time travel, satire, time machine, partners, imaginary, misfit, misfit partners, on the run, hopes, changing the past or future ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1976, 1770s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
Phil of the Future (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Phil of the Future is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 18, 2004 to August 19, 2006 for a total of two seasons. The series was created by Tim Maile and Douglas Tuber and produced by 2121 Productions, a part of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenager, time travel, fish out of water, family relations, time traveler, teenage life, gadget, siblings relations, dishonesty, hidden identity, imaginary, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, virtual reality, jacuzzi, sent to the future, disorder, friends, drugs/alcohol, buddies, silly humor, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%