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The Ice Pirates (1984)
 5.7
 10K
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 by an evil emperor (John Carradine) presiding over a trade oligarchy that controls all mining and sale of ice from asteroids and comets.
Style: parody, futuristic, humorous, exciting, not serious, cult film, psychotronic, weird, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, pirate, time travel, heroes, battles, treasure hunt, space travel, space wars, space war, adventure, destiny, apocalypse, androids and robots, space and aliens, contests and competitions, save the world, good versus evil, against the odds, a.i., adventurer, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s

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Most similar movies to The Ice Pirates

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, exciting, stylized and cult film films with plots about adventure, outer space, danger, escapades, space and aliens, spacecraft and space travel mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Ice Pirates: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Space Raiders (1983), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Space Truckers (1996), Flash Gordon (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, offbeat ...
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, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Space Raiders (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, clay animation
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: pirate, spacecraft, evil alien, outer space, space wars, imaginary, space and aliens, space pirate, escapades, danger, rivalry, child in peril ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, adventure, heroes, spacecraft, space travel, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, warrior, reluctant partners, save the world ...
Time: future, year 2014, 80s, 2010s, year 1988
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: killer robot, androids and robots, cyborgs, outer space, rescue, space and aliens, space travel, rebellion, danger, nothing goes right, explosion, adventure ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 53K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space opera, emperor, outer space, mad scientist, superhero, heroes, race against time, good versus evil, dungeon, world domination, battles, laser ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, apocalypse, space and aliens, androids and robots, save the world, adventure, survival, space travel, man versus machine, danger, military, against the odds ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Capt. William "Buck" Rogers is a jovial space cowboy who is accidentally time-warped from 1987 to 2491. Earth is engaged in interplanetary war following a global holocaust, and Buck's piloting skills make him an ideal starfighter ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space wars, space opera, danger, master warrior, heroic mission, technology gone awry, future dystopia, time travel, battles, chaos, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 71K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.0
 7K
Starcrash (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartharn. The smugglers are soon ...
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space wars, space travel, rescue, good versus evil, outer space, hung upside down, heroic mission, cons and scams, escapades, danger, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, touching, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, good versus evil, time travel, astronaut, space travel, survival, save the world, adventurer, fighting crime, a.i., adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 16K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, spacecraft, alien encounter, space and aliens, space opera, space travel, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, space opera, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, daring rescue, rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space battle, save the world, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, society, good versus evil, heroes, danger, supernatural, ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, monster, abduction, armored vehicle, laser, miner, sword and sorcery, desert, adventure, rivalry, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)
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: parody, exciting, serious, futuristic, light ...
Plot: space opera, spacecraft, emperor, outer space, space travel, time travel, parallel world, space wars, space station, escapades, man versus machine, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 9K
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, witty, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, post apocalypse, cyborgs, androids, adventure, distopia, a.i., escapades, future dystopia, heroic mission, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space opera, androids and robots, space travel, outer space, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, battles, heroes, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, space wars, space and aliens, outer space, heroic mission, star wars, space opera, good versus evil, jedi, warrior, sword fight ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: parody, futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, alien, fall in love, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, danger, disorder, outer space, supernatural romance, cryogenics ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, space and aliens, adventure, save the lady, interspecies romance, space wars, imaginary, destiny, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping ...
Style: saga, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, space wars, star wars, heroic mission, outer space, good versus evil, rebel, jedi, warrior, sword fight, creature, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: space wars, outer space, alien, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, battles, fighter pilot, human in outer space, space war, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The year is 2087, the setting is the moon. Pluto Nash, the high-flying successful owner of the hottest nightclub in the universe, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to lunar gangster Mogan, who just happens to be helping the ...
Style: futuristic, not serious, humorous, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, chase, on the run, casino, outer space, nightclub, cloning, crime, danger, goofy hero, space wars, gangsters ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, vengeance, escapades, battles, good versus evil, man versus machine, space and aliens, space wars, future dystopia, human existence, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 31K
Krull (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.
Style: exciting, serious, cult film, futuristic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rescue, heroes, fortress, kingdom, outer space, swashbuckler, woman in danger, battles, cliche, wedding ...
Time: 80s, middle ages, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, outer space, apocalypse, save the world, state affairs, political unrest, alien encounter, heroic mission, head of state, benign alien, chaos ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 588K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, space opera, adventure, teamwork, teleportation, time paradox, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.1
 7K
Space Mutiny (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, lieutenant, rocket launcher, mutiny, burned alive, dancing, battle, corruption, murder, battles ...
Time: future
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 155K
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: parody, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, mistaken identity, race against time, good versus evil, heroes, star, innocence, actor, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%