Movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
 6.8
 187K
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, clever, witty, stylized, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, benign alien, spacecraft, hitchhiker, sarcasm, alien, fantasy world, intergalactic, friends, buddies, survival, adventure, robot, galaxy, friendship, misfit, androids, president, planet earth, exploding planet, alien invasion, meaning of life, chase ...
Time: future
Place: himalaya, madagascar, norway, england, london

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Most similar movies to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, cult film, weird and visually appealing films with plots about outer space, space and aliens, spacecraft, mentor, space travel, dialogue and danger mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Idiocracy (2006), Mars Attacks! (1996), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The World's End (2013), Space Truckers (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
TV show
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, not serious, offbeat, light, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: ufo, benign alien, outer space, imaginary, space travel, adventure, alien, satire, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, mysterious planet ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 146K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 211K
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, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, parody, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, space and aliens, save the world, alien encounter, flying saucer, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, taj mahal, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, creature, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, save the world, heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 261K
The World's End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
Style: witty, humorous, absurd, twists and turns, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, small town, anti hero, british, reunion, obsessive quest, bar, escapades, anti heroes, profanity, alcohol abuse, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: killer robot, androids and robots, outer space, rescue, space travel, space and aliens, danger, nothing goes right, rebellion, cyborgs, explosion, adventure ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 57K
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: stylized, humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, space travel, fish out of water, abduction, distant planet, escapades, parody, danger, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 150K
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, satirical ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, parody, mistaken identity, good versus evil, star, innocence, actor, race against time, heroes, spacecraft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.0
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The Orville (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.
Style: futuristic, feel good, dark humor, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, spacecraft, adventure, space exploration, gay marriage, alien, space battle, danger, evil alien, distant future ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ufo, adventure, benign alien, flying saucer, space travel, outer space, nasa, space and aliens, young heroes, alien, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 172K
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, not serious, feel good, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, space travel, outer space, adventure, farce, space and aliens, woman in danger, princess, daring rescue, heroic mission, goofy hero, race against time ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 235K
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: funny, humorous, sentimental, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, chase, space and aliens, hitchhiker, friends, disorder, buddies, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1947, year 1980 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, wyoming, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, board game, outer space, adventure, astronaut, when the parents are away, getting home, family, danger, stranded, robot, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: evil alien, alien, halloween, misunderstanding, martian, adventure, catastrophe, anti hero, disorder, danger, misfit, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, spacecraft, alien, fall in love, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, danger, disorder, outer space, supernatural romance ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, fall in love, alien encounter, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger, alien ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, mad scientist, puppets, puppet, ufo, family, heroic mission, rescue, benign alien, heroes, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 39K
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, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: alien, spacecraft, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, disorder, alien encounter, escapades, mission gone awry, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: humorous, talky, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, robot, mad scientist, space travel, teleportation, space and aliens, scientist, imaginary, outer space, satellite, world domination, astronaut ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 20K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, spacecraft, laboratory, adventure, family, alien encounter, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film, satirical ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, odd couple, anti heroes, partners, benign alien, deadly creature, journalism, misfit, save the world, danger, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, children, robot, space travel, alien encounter, christmas, santa claus, disorder, benign alien, imaginary, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.3
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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 ...
Style: futuristic, cult film, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, pets, escapades, danger, silly humor, hippie, chaos ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
25%
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: saga, psychotronic, epic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, outer space, space and aliens, space wars, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, sword fight, rebel, rebellion, star wars ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 91K
Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, nazism, ufo, steampunk, moon, alternate reality, outer space, nuclear explosion, flying saucer, astronaut, space travel, swastika ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, epic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, adventure, evil empire, space and aliens, good versus evil, intergalactic, heroic mission, rebel, creature, space opera ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, parody, pirate, time travel, battles, heroes, treasure hunt, space travel, space war, space wars, adventure, destiny ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, offbeat
Plot: space station, hacker, outer space, space and aliens, space travel, disorder, danger, escapades, rivalry, control room, lottery, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%