Movies like Doctor Who 1996

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Doctor Who (1996)
 6.4
 9K
Doctor Who (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, stylized, semi serious, disturbing, tense, enigmatic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, clock, space and aliens, heroic mission, danger, escapades, rescue, save the world, regeneration, good versus evil, obsessive quest, race against time, alien encounter, androids and robots, apocalypse, fantasy world, master villain, investigation, doctor who, distopia, metamorphosis, death of hero, dark hero ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future, contemporary, 20th century, year 1999
Place: usa, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Doctor Who

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, stylized and futuristic films with plots about escapades, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens and save the world mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Doctor Who: Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), Alien Apocalypse (2005), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007), Battlestar Galactica (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 200K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, space travel, heroes, adventurer, journey, danger ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd. An adaptation of Douglas Adams’ wildly successful comic novels.
Style: intellectual, captivating, ironic, psychological, surreal
Plot: murder investigation, clue, time travel, unstoppable, private detective, partners, strange person, government agent, hallucination, super strength, body count, gun violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938, future
Place: new jersey, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Scientist Doctor Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, futuristic, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, good versus evil, spacecraft, evil alien, teleportation, space travel, alien encounter, benign alien, adventure, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Alien Apocalypse (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, space and aliens, revolution, save the world, rivalry, adventure, alien encounter, heroic mission, chaos, danger, chases and races, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, futuristic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, outer space, good versus evil, space travel, space wars, battles, hitman, heroic mission, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, rescue ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: "Ben 10: Race Against Time" has Ben back in his hometown of Bellwood. Even though he's back in school and leaving his hero adventures behind him, it seems that Ben will be facing his greatest challenge yet.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, secret identity, race against time, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, rescue, master villain, family, rivalry, superhuman powers, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, apocalypse, space travel, space and aliens, androids and robots, adventure, save the world, survival, military, man versus machine, danger, against the odds ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space battle, space wars, save the world, adventure, society, good versus evil, danger, supernatural, heroes, imaginary, ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, space and aliens, astronaut, adventure, a.i., fighting crime, save the world, adventurer, space travel, survival, imaginary, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 80K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, post apocalypse, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, expedition, survival, human existence, danger, extinction, sent to the past, experiment ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 1930s, year 1939, 2000s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, russia, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Purple Death from Outer Space (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Edited version of the 1940 Universal serial "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe", released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.
Style: suspenseful, epic, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Plot: superhero, spacecraft, outer space, danger, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, chases and races, space and aliens, changing the past or future, androids and robots, benign alien ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
End of the World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In End of the World, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of two guys who run a video rental store and are “sci-fi obsessed” movie fans. And who better to save the world, than guys who have seen all the movies and all the “out there” ways ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: apocalypse, heroes, save the world, forces of nature, danger, adventure, catastrophe, escapades, space and aliens, store, disaster film
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
24%
 5.2
 69K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, spacecraft, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 4K
Solarbabies (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, captivating, tense
Plot: future dystopia, drought, orphan, teenager, survival, save the world, adventure, apocalypse, rescue, escapades, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 3K
Flash Gordon (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, partners, heroes, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, space and aliens, space travel, race against time, distant planet, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 3.8
 639
Super Eruption (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Yellowstone National Park scientist and a thrill-seeking ranger join forces to plug-up a volatile super volcano that threatens to wipe out the entire United States.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, rescue, adventure, danger, escapades, rivalry, catastrophe, forces of nature, disaster film, volcano, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, outer space, apocalypse, escapades, chaos, heroic mission, alien encounter, political unrest, imaginary, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 7K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak
Plot: astronaut, space exploration, space and aliens, ufo, moon, survival, space travel, danger, man versus machine, save the world, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Ben tenison is back in this all new Comedy Central, Movie, Based on the current Alien Force story. Alien swarm picks up with Ben 10 as a full fledged plumber but he's about to leave the ranks to do what he believes is right.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, save the world, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rivalry, youth, escapades, imaginary, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Capt. William "Buck" Rogers is a jovial space cowboy who is accidentally time-warped from 1987 to 2491. Earth is engaged in interplanetary war following a global holocaust, and Buck's piloting skills make him an ideal starfighter ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space wars, space opera, heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, technology gone awry, future dystopia, time travel, battles, chaos, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, black hole, father daughter relationship, heroic mission, time paradox, space exploration, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Scientists must prove their time travel experiments can produce results, so their funding won't be cut off. They push their equipment, and travel 5000 years into the future, where they encounter aliens who are looking for a planet to colonize.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time machine, time travel, evil alien, race against time, adventure, changing the past or future, chases and races, escapades, misfit, danger, space and aliens, rescue ...
Time: future, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, daring rescue, rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, battles, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This latest installment of Babylon 5 is in two parts: the first, is about an entity that has possessed a worker. It wants to be exorcised but Col. Lochley prevents the priest & sends it & the host both back to Earth. The second is ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, unusual plot structure, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, rivalry, space and aliens, imaginary, good versus evil, benign alien, heroes, supernatural ability, adventure, society, chaos, time travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, godzilla, monster, anti hero, deadly creature, danger, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, flying saucer, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 11K
Returner (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an alien invasion threatens to annihilate the human race, a young Japanese girl, named Milly (Anne Suzuki), travels back in time from 2084 to October 2002, and enlists the reluctant aid of skilled Tokyo gunman, named Miyamoto (Takeshi ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, ufo, adventure, save the world, future dystopia, escapades, changing the past or future, danger, life is a bitch, imaginary, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Space Battleship Yamato (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 2199, five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape the irradiated surface. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, escapades, heroic mission, space wars, siege, battles, space and aliens, danger, heroes, save the world ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%