Movies like Galaxy Quest

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Galaxy Quest (1999)
 7.3
 134K
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 Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.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, offbeat, surprise ending, funny, clever, light, satirical, cerebral ...
Plot: benign alien, outer space, race against time, space battle, spacecraft, mistaken identity, good versus evil, adventure, actor, star, innocence, distant planet, fictional tv show, heroic mission, fish out of water, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, space and aliens, alien, save the day, parody, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s

Most similar movies to Galaxy Quest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and light films with plots about space and aliens, escapades, danger, alien, adventure, outer space and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Galaxy Quest: Spaceballs (1987), Mars Attacks! (1996), Spaced Invaders (1990), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
 154K
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: humorous, talky, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, space travel, outer space, space battle, farce, adventure, princess, master villain, space wars, shield, plastic surgery, nose ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The forces of evil are attempting to recapture a human-inhabited Earth-like planet that has been liberated by rebels. The son of one of the rebel leaders, an electronic genius, searches the galaxy for a hero and finds Captain Zoom, star of a 1950s ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Plot: save the day, outer space, mistaken identity, distant planet, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, heroes, rivalry, disorder, space and aliens, master villain ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, absurd, satirical, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, hitchhiker, outer space, benign alien, spacecraft, robot, survival, galaxy, adventure, friends, intergalactic ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 190K
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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, surreal, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, white house, mars, parody, alien encounter, congress, space travel, ambassador, flying saucer, casino, ufo ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, washington d.c., big ben london, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Spaced Invaders (1990)
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, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: alien, misunderstanding, martian, adventure, androids and robots, anti heroes, benign alien, goofy hero, save the world, friendship, alien encounter, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
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, space travel, spacecraft, space opera, punk, marine biologist, whale, adventure, teleportation, invisibility, fish out of water, culture clash ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, save the world, good versus evil, space travel, adventure, superhero, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 214K
Paul (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, talky, funny, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, friends, chase, ufo, alien, escapades, space and aliens, geek, road trip, friendship, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, year 1947, 1940s
Place: nevada, usa, wyoming, san diego california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The High Crusade (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medieval crusaders from the 13th century are captured by aliens. However, this can not stop them to conquer the Holy Land.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: evil alien, alien, knight, space travel, adventure, distant planet, changing the past or future, spacecraft, alien encounter, crusade, space marine, space wars ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: jerusalem, holy land
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: outer space, soldier, benign alien, spacecraft, evil alien, save the world, alien encounter, space travel, danger, heroes, space and aliens, deadly creature ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Favorite Martian (1999)
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, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, alien, martian, spacecraft, rescue, mars, family, friendship, alien encounter, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Suburban Commando (1991)
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, futuristic, semi serious, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: bounty hunter, benign alien, adventure, family, good versus evil, fish out of water, superhero, androids and robots, ship, suburbs, midlife crisis, space marine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.0
 46K
G.O.R.A. (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized
Plot: evil alien, spacecraft, space wars, outer space, prison, distant planet, save the world, alien encounter, parody, space travel, fish out of water, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 35K
Meet Dave (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, alien encounter, disorder, crew, spacecraft, escapades, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, based on radio show ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, ufo, space travel, benign alien, imaginary, outer space, spacecraft, cult, friendship, alien, meaning of life, end of the world ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious, offbeat, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, explosion, robot, hitman, space travel, adventure, androids and robots, evil alien, master villain, rescue, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, friendship, imaginary, power relations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
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, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, laser, good versus evil, fish out of water, suburbs, anti heroes, evil alien, family, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.7
 3K
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, good versus evil, mad scientist, space travel, rescue, kidnapping, earth, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 17K
Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, kids and family, family, adventure, master villain, chase, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, young heroes, rescue, save the world, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Starfighter (1984)
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, semi serious, humorous, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, space wars, outer space, arcade game, flying car, trailer park, fighter pilot, adventure, space travel, heroic mission, college, family ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 327
Amazon (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On an observatory set high on a mountain, astronomers make a stunning discovery somewhere out in the galaxy. A flying object in the depths of the cosmos is showing signs of life, emitting an intelligent signal. The UFO has just landed on Earth ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, jungle, village, aging, astronomer, adventure, mars, evil alien, race against time, alien encounter, danger, in the woods ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, venezuela, patagonia, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 17K
Explorers (1985)
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: space travel, laboratory, bullying, friendship, dream, adventure, mischievous children, family, young heroes, young love, best friend, spacecraft ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, semi serious, offbeat, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, desert, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, mad scientist, chases and races, space war, genius, creativity, talent ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 49
Redboy 13 (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A minor masterpiece of the surreal--Austin Chronicle__Redboy 13 is a cold war movie spoof with a Jame Bondian atmosphere. Roy Brown plays Redboy 13, an adolescent agent called from retirement for one last assignment. Evil is up to its old tricks in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, prodigy, secret agents, young heroes, adventure, save the day, heroic mission, danger, heroes, youth, good versus evil, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: futuristic, humorous, not serious, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, space travel, outer space, space war, adventure, time travel, pirate, parody, androids and robots, master villain, rebel, water ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, astronaut, androids and robots, gory, outer space, benign alien, alien life-form, adventure, deadly creature, changing the past or future, save the world, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Howard the Duck (1986)
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: alien invasion, physicist, duck, anthropomorphism, extraterrestrial, fish out of water, laser, adventure, rock, benign alien, escapades, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rescue, heroic mission, family, save the world, parallel world, escapades, heroes, master villain, alternate reality, magic ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
In Like Flint (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed 90 seconds while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rocket, listening device, bikini, sexuality, spacecraft, espionage, parody, adventure, good versus evil, mad scientist, goofy hero, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., cuba, moscow russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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