Movies like Dark Star

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Dark Star (1974)
 6.2
 25K
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 intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.
Style: parody, philosophical, surreal, futuristic, cerebral, humorous, funny, light, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: space travel, alien, satire, outer space, space exploration, astronaut, monster, planet, bomb, deep space, catastrophe, doctors, mars, alien invasion, artificial intelligence, aviation, loneliness, moon, beautiful scenery, technology, clones, underground, brutality, runaway, claustrophobia ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california

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Most similar movies to Dark Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, weird and visually appealing films with plots about space travel, space and aliens, danger, outer space, heroes, spacecraft and alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dark Star: Spaceballs (1987), Galaxina (1980), Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), The American Astronaut (2001), The Black Hole (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 189K
Spaceballs (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, feel good, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, alien, space opera, adventure, farce, space battle, human in outer space, satire, star wars, princess ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 3K
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: parody, humorous, futuristic, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, motorcycle, spacecraft, adventure, space travel, alternate reality, robot, technology, transformation, fall in love, space opera, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.
Style: parody, absurd, humorous, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, disaster, space travel, catastrophe, air disaster, aviation, airport, farce, outer space, stupidity, nudity (full frontal - brief), screwball ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, near future
Place: tokyo, moscow russia, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ...
Style: surreal, art house, lyrical, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: astronaut, space travel, outer space, planet, space and aliens, future dystopia, fish out of water, disorder, music, fantasy world, surrealism, delivery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.9
 26K
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: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, disney, adventure, cyborgs, mad scientist, astronaut, robot, killer robot, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dreamship Surprise: Period 1 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hundreds of years after humans have settled on Mars, Regulator Rogul and Lord Jens Maul, lead a force of Martians to Earth in order to conquer the planet. Queen Metaphor looks to the gay heroes aboard the spaceship Surprise -- Captain Kork, Mr. ...
Style: parody, exciting, humorous, semi serious, funny
Plot: time travel, evil alien, spacecraft, space travel, mars, heroic mission, space and aliens, rivalry, survival, save the world, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 19th century, year 2004, 24th century, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 226K
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: parody, absurd, humorous, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, mars, ufo, alien, space and aliens, evil alien, flying saucer, outer space, save the world, disaster, alien encounter, space travel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, big ben london, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: philosophical, cerebral, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, spacecraft, evolution, artificial intelligence, human versus computer, scientist, space station, moon, self discovery, super computer ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, prehistoric times, 2000s ...
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning begins with Captain James B. Pirk of the starship Kickstart shipwrecked on the 21st century Earth with his crew. Originally from the distant future, Pirk and his crew traveled back in time to save the Earth from hostile ...
Style: parody, funny, light, futuristic, absurd ...
Plot: space opera, time travel, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, emperor, parallel world, adventure, alternate reality, alien, space wars, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Space Truckers (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out to be multitude of unstoppable and deadly killer ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, captivating, exciting, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, killer robot, outer space, space and aliens, rescue, space travel, space pirate, adventure, stranded, rebellion, nothing goes right ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: stylized, humorous, futuristic, light, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, outer space, loneliness, robot, asteroid, space opera, catastrophe, satire, love and romance, space and aliens, couples, fall in love ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: not serious, humorous, parody, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, spacecraft, hacker, space travel, disorder, rivalry, escapades, benign alien, lottery, satire, outer space, space station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, intense, entertaining, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, space exploration, underdog, adventure, animals, sexualized violence, end of the world, fight, alien ...
Time: future, 80s, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, philosophical, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: outer space, space travel, alien, space and aliens, fantasy world, benign alien, robot, sarcasm, spacecraft, hitchhiker, adventure, friends ...
Time: future
Place: england, himalaya, madagascar, norway, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspense, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic, parody ...
Plot: soldier, spacecraft, outer space, farce, silly humor, evil alien, goofy hero, escapades, heroes, misfit, space and aliens, benign alien ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 10K
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, entertaining, inspirational, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: mars, disney, farce, astronaut, nasa, space travel, adventure, adaptation, fantasy world, escapades, heroic mission, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled ...
Style: parody, humorous, futuristic, psychotronic, allegory ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, time travel, space travel, outer space, treasure hunt, apocalypse, castration, ice, alien, post apocalypse, adventure, destiny ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.
Style: epic, talky, exciting, saga, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, star trek, alien, artificial intelligence, teleportation, outer space, spacecraft, space exploration, man versus machine, planet, doctors ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.2
 3K
Dollman (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, as are the enemy forces who have landed as well. While Brick enlists the help of an impoverished ...
Style: slasher, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gang, supernatural being, exploitation, killer doll, spacecraft, space travel, heist, friendship, chaos and mayhem, fighting crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, stylized, talky, light, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, alien, mad scientist, science, dystopic future, farce, benign alien, save the world, heroic mission, space travel, heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: parody, funny, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: mad scientist, space and aliens, outer space, robot, space travel, stupidity, teleportation, irreverent, scientist, time, island, satellite ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 163K
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of ...
Style: parody, funny, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Plot: alien, monster, time travel, actor, mistaken identity, benign alien, sexy woman, shapeshifting, desert, outer space, space battle, time loop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 29K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: sexy, light, apocalyptic, sad, disturbing ...
Plot: space travel, robot, distopia, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, space station, environmental, isolation, post apocalypse, astronaut, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 249K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, psychological, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, sun, spacecraft, astronaut, save the world, end of the world, expedition, heroic mission, self sacrifice, mission, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, egyptian mythology, space and aliens, escapades, adventure, heroes, confined, outer space, nuclear, alien, human host ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 506
Alien Opponent (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The owner of a small-town junkyard offers a cash reward to whomever can kill her uninvited, space-suited alien guest when its spacecraft crash-lands into her barn. Every wacko within 100 miles turns out, and before long, the junkyard is transformed ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town, heroes, alien encounter, space and aliens, crimes, battle zone, space travel, showdown, human versus robot, robot, fight, alien technology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 1.5
 16K
Turks in Space (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 2055, and the universe is in a state of turmoil, awaiting the formation of a government that can establish universal peace. Until such a time, the Orion Union stands in its stead, an uneasy alliance made up not of planets, but of their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, space opera, outer space, silly humor, spacecraft, good versus evil, rivalry, partners, heroes, misfit partners, save the world, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 4K
Flesh Gordon (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale ...
Style: parody, erotic, not serious, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, good versus evil, sex, emperor, space travel, mad scientist, superhero, porn parody, looking for sex, exploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief), alien ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 18K
Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, rescue, survival, heroic mission, adventure, race against time, save the world, robot, violence, ship ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.1
 780
Crimson Force (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The crew of the first manned mission to Mars crash land on the surface in search of a clean everlasting power source they believe to be hidden somewhere beneath the ground. However, the crew find themselves in the middle of a civil war between the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, psychotronic
Plot: mars, heroic mission, outer space, heroes, adventure, escapades, rivalry, alien encounter, space wars, chaos, space travel, martian ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%