Movies like Dark Star

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Dark Star (1974)
 6.3
 23K
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: futuristic, cult film, humorous, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, cerebral, parody, psychotronic, weird ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, space and aliens, heroes, hippie, pets, a.i., asteroids and comets, danger, chaos, escapades, technology gone awry, silly humor, boredom, alien, outer space, bomb, spacecraft, planet, drugs, computer ...
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, spacecraft, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dark Star: Spaceballs (1987), Silent Running (1972), Galaxina (1980), Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), The Black Hole (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 178K
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, humorous, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, farce, woman in danger, princess, daring rescue, master villain, race against time, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 28K
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: contemplative, captivating, serious, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, greenhouse, biosphere, factory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 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, futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, alien, fall in love, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, danger, disorder, outer space, supernatural romance, cryogenics ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: parody, humorous, talky, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, scientist, imaginary, outer space, astronaut, satellite, world domination, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, humorous, exciting, not serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: space travel, stewardess, passenger, spacecraft, catastrophe, heroes, self control, air disaster, cliche, grudge, landing, control room ...
Time: future, 80s, near future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 24K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, heroic mission, escapades, danger, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, time travel, evil alien, heroic mission, escapades, space and aliens, rivalry, save the world, danger, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 19th century, 24th century, year 2004, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, disorder, future dystopia, fish out of water, delivery, girl, space station, planet, asteroids and comets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.3
 216K
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, humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, mars, alien invasion, space and aliens, flying saucer, save the world, alien encounter, outer space, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, taj mahal, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, futuristic, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, scientist, spacewalk, artificial intelligence, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1968, 1960s ...
⇓ 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, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: killer robot, androids and robots, cyborgs, outer space, rescue, space and aliens, space travel, rebellion, danger, nothing goes right, explosion, adventure ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, infidelity, asteroid, spacecraft, love affair, fall in love, imaginary, love and romance, space and aliens, couples, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, exciting, serious, futuristic, light ...
Plot: space opera, spacecraft, emperor, outer space, space travel, time travel, parallel world, space wars, space station, escapades, man versus machine, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fate of the planet in the hands of Larry, Moe and Curly Joe? That's exactly the situation the trio finds themselves in when they befriend a wacky scientist and must defend his secret invention from a pair of malevolent Martians. Sight gags, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, psychotronic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: farce, three stooges, catastrophe, submarine, espionage, alien encounter, disorder, spacecraft, inventions and discoveries, rivalry, goofy hero, fugitives ...
Time: 60s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, parody, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, space station, hacker, outer space, space travel, danger, disorder, satire, benign alien, escapades, rivalry, lottery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, parody
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, soldier, danger, save the day, escapades, evil alien, deadly creature, farce, silly humor, space travel, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, danger, escapades, race against time, space and aliens, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, fantasy world, alien, sarcasm, intergalactic, friends, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: madagascar, himalaya, norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.2
 240K
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, captivating, psychological, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, danger, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, bomb, earth ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ 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: exciting, talky, saga, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, teleportation, space opera, artificial intelligence, wormhole, man versus machine, warp speed, space station, spacewalk, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 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: rough, humorous, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, space travel, spacecraft, chaos and mayhem, friendship, heist, rivalry, fighting crime, space and aliens, heroes, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, 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, not serious, talky, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, benign alien, save the world, heroic mission, space travel, alien encounter, anti hero, danger, anti heroes, goofy hero, heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: outer space, nasa, astronaut, space travel, adventure, underdog, farce, world war one, small town life, americana, space wars, mistaken identity ...
Time: future, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, futuristic, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: outer space, pirate, time travel, heroes, battles, treasure hunt, space travel, space wars, space war, adventure, destiny, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 155K
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, mistaken identity, race against time, good versus evil, heroes, star, innocence, actor, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 42K
Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, poet, mistaken identity, fish out of water, political unrest, sexual content, fugitives, misfit ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, not serious, offbeat, humorous, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, good versus evil, space travel, mad scientist, rescue, kidnapping, looking for sex, silly humor, couples, disorder, alien encounter, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.4
 818K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space, spacecraft, deadly creature, alien encounter, fear, alien monster, scientist ...
Time: future, distant future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 465
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: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: small town, heroes, alien encounter, space and aliens, battle zone, space travel, deadly, danger, crimes, gory, human versus robot, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.1
 723
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: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: mars, outer space, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, chaos, space wars, alien encounter, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%