Movies like Galaxy Quest

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Galaxy Quest (1999)
 7.3
 134K
Galaxy Quest
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 Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, offbeat, clever, light, satirical, cerebral, futuristic ...
Plot: adventure, alien, parody, outer space, benign alien, transformation, space travel, aliens, space opera, chase, television, race against time, distant planet, monster, star trek, mistaken identity, heroic mission, sarcasm, first contact, space program, time loop, fish out of water, dialogue, redemption, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
USA
119 min.
 7.3
Back to the Future
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
USA
116 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out light, humorous, clever and futuristic films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, space and aliens, storytelling, first contact and alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Galaxy Quest: Spaced Invaders (1990), Spaceballs (1987), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Explorers (1985), Men in Black (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spaced Invaders
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, adventure, alien invasion, halloween, small town, aliens, androids and robots, anti heroes, first contact, benign alien, weapons, mars ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   95%
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 7.1
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Spaceballs
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: humorous, talky, not serious, funny, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, space travel, adventure, space opera, chase, alien, outer space, desert, master villain, technology, space wars ...
Time: future, 80s
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System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, space opera, space travel, culture clash, star trek, punk, fish out of water, aliens, alien, first contact, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   84%
    User:   95%
 
 6.6
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Explorers
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, space travel, friendship, bullying, family, alien, laboratory, aliens, mischievous children, dreams, childhood, imagination ...
Time: 80s, future
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System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
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Men in Black
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, government agency, undercover, secret agents, adventure, mentor, fictional government agency, partners, rivalry, secret identity, evil alien, technology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
Suburban Commando
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but still finds himself unable to allow ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, futuristic, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, superhero, family, bounty hunter, vengeance, androids and robots, ship, kids and family, benign alien, suburbs, chase, alien ...
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System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
Battle Beyond the Stars
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, semi serious, offbeat, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, outer space, space opera, death, androids and robots, drinking, evil alien, mad scientist, mentor, alien, master villain, aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   54%
 
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Coneheads
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, fish out of water, stranded, aliens, alien invasion, misfit, first contact, suburbs, disorder, family, space and aliens, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   51%
 
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
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, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, mad scientist, alien, chase, superhero, cult, heroic mission, time travel, aliens, chases and races, space and aliens, desert ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   60%
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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, satirical, absurd, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, space and aliens, friends, robot, survival, fantasy world, intergalactic, sarcasm, spacecraft, galaxy, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: england, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
 6.3
 189K
Mars Attacks!
Genre: Action, 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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, mars, alien, alien invasion, end of the world, sarcasm, anti heroes, white house, aliens, congress, president, evil alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, taj mahal, big ben london, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   100%
 
Mom and Dad Save the World
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, idiotic, absurd, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, parody, fish out of water, stupidity, anti heroes, suburbs, chase, sexualized violence, brutality, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
The Ice Pirates
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: futuristic, humorous, not serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, parody, treasure hunt, time travel, space travel, space opera, robot, destiny, chase, outer space, alien, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
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The Last Starfighter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, alien, space travel, family, space opera, good versus evil, destiny, video game, heroic mission, college, mentor, outer space ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
Star Trek: First Contact
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, time travel, adventure, space travel, first contact, sacrifice, star trek, alien, outer space, transformation, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
My Science Project
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, offbeat, light, idiotic
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, high school, science, time travel, school, androids and robots, college, dinosaur, alien, mad scientist, changing the past or future, police investigation ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
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, offbeat, witty, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, monster, science, alien, anti heroes, parody, benign alien, deadpan, dialogue, race against time, existentialism, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.
Style: sincere, serious, futuristic, exciting, earnest ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, sacrifice, space travel, space opera, star trek, outer space, redemption, race against time, murder, spacecraft, first contact, aliens ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
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Evolution
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, alien, alien invasion, chase, evolution, stupidity, screwball, anti heroes, aliens, dangerous animal, first contact, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   42%
 
What Planet Are You From?
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: alien, cloning, benign alien, fish out of water, mars, disorder, aliens, space and aliens, babies and infants, destiny, aging, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
Star Trek: Insurrection
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, earnest, cerebral ...
Plot: space opera, alien, adventure, star trek, fountain of youth, immortality, chase, benign alien, first contact, conspiracy, transformation, aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: midlife crisis, space opera, vengeance, adventure, star trek, revenge, brainwashing, alien, self sacrifice, outer space, death, master villain ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
Star Trek: Generations
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, death, sacrifice, immortality, star trek, space opera, teleportation, time travel, heroic mission, first contact, desert, space wars ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
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: exciting, serious, futuristic, light, humorous ...
Plot: parody, space travel, space opera, outer space, parallel universe, parallel world, finnish, ancient mystery, emperor, technology, space program, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
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RocketMan
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, funny, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: mars, family, space travel, nasa, farce, anti heroes, comedy of errors, astronaut, buddies, goofy hero, dumb, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
Back to the Future
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 ...
Style: humorous, exciting, clever, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, date night, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, adventure, destiny, mad scientist, misfit partners, race against time, odd couple, chase, changing the past or future, teenage life, chases and races, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 1950s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
Howard the Duck
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, ridiculous, awful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, alien invasion, alien, benign alien, rock, superhero, monster, escapades, space and aliens, mad scientist, getting home, aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
My Favorite Martian
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: mars, family, alien, fish out of water, benign alien, kids and family, chase, friendship, nasa, alien encounter, spacecraft, disney ...
Time: future, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 

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Barbarella
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, british, outer space, ufo, benign alien, spacecraft, cult, imagination, radio, book, alien encounter, adaptation ...
Place: england, london
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System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
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