Movies like The Final Countdown

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The Final Countdown (1980)
 6.7
 20K
The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have been cut off. The ship's Captain (Kirk Douglas) sends out a patrol and the F-14 pilots are shocked to encounter vintage Japanese warplanes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, exciting, talky, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film, nostalgic ...
Plot: time travel, military, world war two, changing the past or future, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, war, airplane, battles, military life, seaport, pacific island, catastrophe, survival, altering history, heroes, imaginary, chaos, suffering, wartime life, escapades, aviation, alternate reality, gunfight ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, future
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan

Most similar movies to The Final Countdown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about danger, heroes, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, imaginary and battles mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Final Countdown: Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Philadelphia Experiment II (1993), Time Slip (1979), We Are from the Future (2008), Flight World War II (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, warrior, space and aliens, soldier, alien invasion, invasion, deja vu, time warp ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is several years after the events of the first movie, and David Herdeg (the survivor of the Philadelphia Experiment from the first film) and Allison (the woman from 1984 he fell in love with) have married and have a child. David awakes, in agony, ...
Style: serious, mind bending, stylized, offbeat, futuristic
Plot: time travel, world war two, ak 47, experiment, space and aliens, imaginary, future dystopia, getting home, chases and races, hopes, alien encounter, disorder ...
Time: 1940s, future, 80s, year 1984, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 849
Time Slip (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the supreme Shogun.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, offbeat
Plot: time travel, samurai, battles, military, soldier, heroes, misfit, danger, graphic violence, rivalry, chaos, self defense ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, world war two, imaginary, war, soldier, survival, military life, courage, friendship, battle zone, battles, military ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Flight World War II (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: International Flight 42 is on course, when all of a sudden a massive and weird storm crops up around the plane. This sends the plane back in time to the year 1940- smack dab in the middle of WWII! Now, the crew and passengers must not only find a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: time travel, world war two, bomber, battles, german, surrealism, airplane, bomb, back in time, adventure, escapades, danger ...
Time: year 1940, 2010s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: save the day, wartime life, danger, military, world war two, against the odds, super weapon, soldier, race against time, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.
Style: suspenseful, serious, based on supposedly true story, futuristic, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, heroic mission, chases and races, danger, disorder, heroes, invisibility ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s ...
Place: california, nevada, philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 1K
Retrograde (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, spacecraft, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, imaginary, future dystopia, adventure, one against many, rescue ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2004, 23rd century
Place: antarctica, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 3.2
 834
Warbirds (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the midst of World War 2, a OSS officer leads a group of female pilots on a mission to deliver a secret weapon, only to crash land on an island in the Pacific after an encounter with a deadly storm. On the island, they must not only contend with ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: world war two, dinosaur, soldier, wartime life, adventure, battles, military life, imaginary, military, deadly, danger, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The first Cylon war has been raging for 10 years and a young Ensign William Adama joins the fleet. He's disappointed not to be assigned to a fighter but to a freighter, and his co-pilot isn't too keen on having a rookie flying his aircraft ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space opera, escapades, androids and robots, space travel, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, battles, war, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 20 years after a set of events, the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC), is still going strong. Now Brandon Miller a TEC operative, believes that they have a responsibility to change history hoping that the world will be better but Ryan Chan another ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, time machine, old west, chase, heroes, race against time, rivalry, track down, deadly, psychopath, undercover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 2000s, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: germany, europe, los angeles, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Samurai Commando Mission 1549 (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel Matoba on a time-slip 460 years into the past, into ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, battles, soldier, samurai, heroic mission, changing the past or future, escapades, experiment gone awry, disorder, danger, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: time travel, astronaut, distopia, on the run, nuclear holocaust, breeding, archaeologist, spacecraft, cell, chimpanzee, pacifism, sent to the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1973, 18th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 59K
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, changing the past or future, time machine, archaeology, danger, fish out of water, medieval, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 20th century, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 566
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military life, survival, heroic mission, rescue, military, rivalry, undercover, race against time, danger, leadership, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The 25th Reich (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1943, five US soldiers are recruited by the OSS for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich.
Style: exciting, humorous, tense, psychotronic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, adventure, time machine, chaos, military, soldier, world war two, killer robot, military base, nazi, ufo, sent to the future ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1940s, 40s, 23rd century ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 1K
Rewind (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Feature length pilot for ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, intense, tense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, terrorism, danger, changing the past or future, heroic mission, time machine, foreknowledge, special agents, crimes, investigation, surveillance, attack ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, changing the past or future, space and aliens, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 54K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, martial arts, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 23K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, escapades, heroic mission, danger, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, distopia, ape, monkey, astronaut, survival, time travel, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, intense, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, heroic mission, survival, save the world, invasion, danger, battles, sergeant, resistance, alien encounter, alien invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, united states, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 3K
Slipstream (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Zambia, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A scientist plots a bank robbery based around his newest invention -- a time travel gadget that will send its user 10 minutes into the past. Everything goes according to plan, until he encounters a group of thieves who've planned their heist ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, hostage, on the run, heroes, rivalry, disorder, danger, crime gone awry, heist, bank, race against time, changing the past or future ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, loneliness, utopia, imaginary, haunted by the past, hopes, survival, loss of loved one, scientist ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1890s, near future, 2030s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
 845
Time Runner (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During the alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992, where attempt after attempt is made to catch and kill him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, soldier, danger, wormhole, imaginary, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, rescue, survival, one man army ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1992, 1990s, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chappy discovers a drug-smuggling scheme at his own air base. It turns out that the lives of some village people in Peru are at stake, and he decides to fly there with ancient airplanes and friends to free them.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, military, battles, village, pilot, adventure, death, daring rescue, hotshot hero, hostages, crimes, officers and cadets ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: peru, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.8
 3K
Megaforce (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Megaforce is an elite multi-national military unit that does the jobs that individual governments wont. When the peaceful Republic of Sardun in under threat from their more aggressive neighbour the beautiful Major Zara (Persis Khambatta) and General ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soldier, good versus evil, battles, heroes, rescue, dictator, against the odds, adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, motorcycle ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Starship Rising (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A corrupt planetary federation… The ultimate weapon of destruction.... One starship captain stands between them….and intergalactic armageddon. STARSHIP: RISING - RISE UP OR DIE In the distant future, an immortal bionic leader, the product of ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, environmentalism, military, danger, time travel, space and aliens, distant planet, rebelliousness, rebellion, battles, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 17K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, naval battle, military, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, underdog, military life, danger, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, battles, british intelligence, heroic mission, war, ship, danger, military, undercover, seaport, battle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, germany, portugal, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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