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, not serious, clever, funny, romantic, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, time machine, adventure, destiny, scientist, time paradox, teenager, escapades, inventor, alternate reality, sent to the past, fish out of water, race against time, teenage life, love and romance, disorder, small town, hidden identity, odd couple, misfit, misfit partners, bully, partners ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1955, 1950s
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 adventure, imaginary, chase, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe 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), Time After Time (1979), Innerspace (1987), Project Almanac (2015). 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, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, alternate reality, inventor, sent to the past, bully, mad scientist, scientist, lightning, adventure, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, not serious, sentimental, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, sent to the past, old west, alternate reality, time loop, inventor, small town, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s, 20th century ...
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, witty, not serious, buddy movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, classmate classmate relationship, adventure, sent to the future, heavy metal culture, best friend, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1870s, 1860s ...
Place: california, vienna, usa, new mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, friends, destiny, midlife crisis, bully, changing the future, back in time, sent to the past ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: captivating, exciting, witty, stylized, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, getting home, sent to the past, experiment gone awry, partners, hopes, body swapping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, atmospheric, serious, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, jack the ripper, serial killer, time loop, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, disorder, existence paradox ...
Time: victorian era, 70s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 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, escapades, comedy of errors, race against time, impostor, inventor, changing the past or future, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 59K
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, rescue, experiment gone awry, disorder, race against time, goofy hero, shrinking, experiment, heroes, test pilot, mad scientist, dystopic future ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 machine, time paradox, teleportation, changing the past or future, time loop, time, teenager, teenage life, inventions and discoveries, high school, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, year 2014, 2000s ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, semi serious, psychotronic, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, technology gone awry, school, changing the past or future, adventure, high school, disorder, ultimatum, chaos, silly humor, youth ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
50%
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, exciting, not serious, tricky, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, existence paradox, friendship, disorder, parallel universe, loser, time loop, underdog, adventure ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 356K
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, buddy comedy, exciting, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, secret agents, time machine, alien, changing the past or future, hi-tech, ufo, space and aliens, benign alien, time traveler, alternate timeline, sent to the past ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 19K
Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, alternate timeline, altering history, goofy hero, sent to the future, disorder, fish out of water, life turned upside down, master and servant, dragon, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 12th century, 2000s, 21st century, future
Place: france, usa, chicago illinois, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 40K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, medieval, castle, knight, adventure, impostor, king, back in time, time traveler, save the kingdom, arthurian legend ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 14th century, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: england, connecticut, usa, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, witty, not serious, buddy movie, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, afterlife, heavy metal, heavy metal culture, sent to the past, death, grim reaper, robot, seance, farce, heaven ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 336K
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, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, jungle, adventure, board game, mischievous children, parallel world, childhood, family, magic, getting home, disappearance, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1860s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, fish out of water, home alone, survival, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, time machine, changing the past or future, virtual reality, sent to the future, friendship, buddies, silly humor, disorder, friends, hallucinogenic drug, sent to the past ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ 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, parody, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: evil alien, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, rivalry, race against time, family, escapades, misfit, daring rescue, time travel ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 14K
Clockstoppers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on -- something very strange happens. The world around him seems to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, stopped time, adventure, escapades, master villain, rivalry, save the world, disorder, teenage life, eccentric family, experiment gone awry, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full ...
Style: funny, parody, humorous, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, time travel, dinosaur, chase, paleontologist, beast, escapades, portal, survival, partners, misfit, fantasy world ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 63K
Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, knight, archaeology, time machine, changing the past or future, medieval, fish out of water, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, political unrest, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 14th century, 20th century ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, sweet, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, time travel, time machine, talking animals, disney, adventure, orphan, inventor, eccentric family, sent to the past, scientist, adoption ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2030s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 15K
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, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 4.7
 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, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: misfit, super strength, adventure, mad scientist, escapades, prodigy, family, teenage life, school, disorder, teenager, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.
Style: humorous, entertaining, witty, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talking dog, time travel, family, adventure, young heroes, time machine, prodigy, sent to the past, adoption, dog, time paradox, inventor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, 18th century, 16th century ...
Place: egypt, usa, new york state, asia, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, time machine, time travel, fish out of water, satire, disorder, sent to the past, silly humor, misfit, heroes, changing the past or future, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 22nd century, year 1976 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 144K
Robots (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: androids and robots, kids and family, inventor, adventure, robot, misfit, partners, social misfits, fighting the system, powerful corporation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, inventor, food, save the world, parents and children, weatherman, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, social misfits, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: new york, egypt, london, china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%