Movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
 6.8
 176K
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, clever, witty, stylized, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, hitchhiker, benign alien, survival, robot, galaxy, spacecraft, friends, intergalactic, buddies, adventure, friendship, president, mouse, planet earth, exploding planet, fantasy world, sarcasm, alien, chase, bureaucracy, alien invasion, meaning of life ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london

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

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, futuristic, absurd and light films with plots about space and aliens, outer space, storytelling, dialogue, space travel, danger and mentor mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Mars Attacks! (1996), Galaxy Quest (1999), The World's End (2013), Spaceballs (1987), Idiocracy (2006). 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.
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, witty, humorous, not serious, based on radio show ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ufo, space travel, adventure, benign alien, spacecraft, outer space, cult, time travel, alien, friendship, meaning of life, end of the world ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 195K
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, stylized, macabre, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, parody, white house, mars, alien encounter, outer space, space travel, spacecraft, ufo, flying saucer, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, taj mahal, washington d.c., big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 137K
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, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: benign alien, race against time, star, actor, mistaken identity, good versus evil, outer space, innocence, space battle, spacecraft, time travel, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 230K
The World's End (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, bar, british, reunion, apocalypse, obsessive quest, anti heroes, alien invasion, friends, violence, end of the world, beer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 157K
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, witty, talky, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, space travel, princess, outer space, space battle, farce, adventure, escapades, imaginary, daring rescue, space wars, initially antagonists ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 130K
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, futuristic, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: future dystopia, stupidity, social decay, society, evolution, sent to the future, army, intelligence, life turned upside down, brainwashing, experiment, capitalism ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 49K
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: humorous, stylized, not serious, offbeat
Plot: spacecraft, evil alien, space wars, prison, outer space, salesman, androids and robots, space and aliens, escapades, outsmarting, danger, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ 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, semi serious, offbeat, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: alien, misunderstanding, martian, adventure, save the world, friendship, radio show, disorder, escapades, imaginary, technology gone awry, androids and robots ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 29K
Barbarella (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.
Style: sexy, futuristic, surreal, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: mad scientist, megalomaniac, good versus evil, astronaut, sexual fantasy, cult, adventure, rivalry, danger, heroes, sex aid, save the world ...
Time: future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 47K
Coneheads (1993)
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, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien contact, golf, outer space, alien invasion, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: humorous, feel good, light, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, love and romance, misfit, alien encounter, fall in love, space and aliens, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 18K
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: offbeat, feel good, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, laboratory, adventure, family, heroes, alien encounter, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, humorous, futuristic, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, good versus evil, space travel, save the world, superhero, adventure, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, creature, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, robot, space travel, teleportation, laser, scientist, parody, vengeance, danger, world domination, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: sentimental, serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, outer space, space station, dismemberment, trapped in space, alien contact, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, epic, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, astronaut, moon, evolution, outer space, future dystopia, nasa, technology, man versus machine, technophobia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s, prehistoric times ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, mad scientist, ufo, puppets, family, adventure, escapades, chases and races, goofy hero, heroic mission, space and aliens, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 20K
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, humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, laser, surfing, artificial intelligence, asteroids and comets, technology gone awry, escapades, a.i., heroes, pets, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 1.3M
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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, space and aliens, heroic mission, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, survival, expedition ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
 36K
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, mission gone awry, escapades, spacecraft, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, exciting, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, pirate, outer space, treasure hunt, space travel, space war, adventure, parody, destiny, good versus evil, androids and robots, escapades ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 44K
The Orville (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.
Style: futuristic, dark humor, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, adventure, alien, danger, spacecraft, space and aliens, space battle, distant future, sexual humor, evil alien, space station ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, astronaut, getting home, alien, reconciliation, outer space, when the parents are away, heroes, family, disorder, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, explosion, hitman, robot, adventure, space wars, escapades, future dystopia, master villain, space and aliens, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.5
 2K
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, offbeat, not serious, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, spacecraft, alien, cryogenics, laser, harley davidson, space travel, adventure, motorcycle, estrangement, femme fatale, battles ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 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, satirical, light ...
Plot: danger, save the world, benign alien, anti heroes, fish out of water, alien encounter, disorder, partners, heroes, ship, rescue, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space station, outer space, friendship, friends, escapades, misfit, disorder, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, family, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: space travel, parody, passenger, stewardess, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero, save the day, space and aliens, renewed love, air disaster, grudge ...
Time: future, near future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: laser, adventure, save the world, disorder, suburbs, alien encounter, empress, rivalry, fish out of water, daring rescue, suburban life, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.3
 65K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, heroic mission, star trek, benign alien, teleportation, captain, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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