Movies and TV shows like The Martian Chronicles

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The Martian Chronicles (1980)
 6.5
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The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, allegory
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, astronaut, nasa, time travel, telepathy, survival, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, space travel, battles, clergy, save the world, life is a bitch, a.i., danger, society, heroic mission, chases and races, benign alien, imaginary, chaos, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 21st century

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Most similar movies to The Martian Chronicles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and futuristic films and TV series with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, space and aliens, adventure, save the world and space travel mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Martian Chronicles: Ultraman: Towards the Future (1990), Space: 1999 (1975), Odyssey 5 (2002), 12 Monkeys (2015), Space: Above and Beyond (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ultraman: Towards the Future (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ultraman: Towards the Future is a Tokusatsu TV series produced in 1990 in Australia by the South Australian Film Corporation and Japan's Tsuburaya Productions. There were 13 episodes filmed. At the time, Eco-awareness was at a high, and many ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, multicultural
Plot: superhero, conspiracy, battles, imaginary, supernatural, escapades, society, adventure, space and aliens, danger, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: future
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Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak
Plot: space and aliens, astronaut, space travel, space exploration, ufo, moon, survival, man versus machine, danger, heroic mission, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1999, 90s
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82%
 7.5
 3K
Odyssey 5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Odyssey 5 is a Canadian science fiction series that first ran in 2002 on Showtime in the United States and on Space in Canada. Odyssey 5 is the brainchild of Manny Coto, who served as a script-writer and executive producer during the series run. ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, astronaut, changing the past or future, save the world, nasa, post apocalypse, space and aliens, heroic mission, imaginary, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.7
 42K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, epidemic, post apocalypse, time machine, sent to the past, plague, virus, apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived mid-1990s American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season. It ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, space war, marines, save the world, adventure, space travel, alien encounter, alien civilization, racism, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 3K
Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spaceship crash, mars, survival, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France, Austria, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visitations to Earth and Earth's self-made demise, while human astronauts in space are attempting to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: astronaut, spacecraft, alien, save the planet, save the world, adventure, space and aliens, prodigy, space travel, apocalypse, chaos, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 4K
On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, survival, heroic mission, atomic bomb, race against time, navy, nuclear, chaos, danger, adventure, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, future dystopia, space battle, imaginary, obsessive quest, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, escapades, good versus evil, survivor ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Encrypt (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 2068, the ozone layer is gone and the world is a wasteland. A band of mercenaries attempt to break into a Estate that is guarded by a automated defence system called "Encrypt" in order to steal priceless artwork.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rivalry, future dystopia, chaos, life is a bitch, escapades, androids and robots, apocalypse, man versus machine, soldier, society, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Final Days of Planet Earth (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: An archaeologist discovers that aliens posing as government officials are secretly harvesting human bodies in a bid to take over earth.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, danger, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, survival, space travel, alien encounter, dangerous animal, journalism, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 55K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, small town, chaos, post apocalypse, danger, leadership, conspiracy, explosion, courage, distopia, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Outer Limits (1963)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories. The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained ...
Style: serious, psychotronic, suspenseful, bleak, philosophical ...
Plot: science, supernatural ability, mystery, save the world, future dystopia, time travel, space travel, alien encounter, space wars, space and aliens, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.6
 204K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, good versus evil, adventure, save the day, space travel, space and aliens, benign alien, heroes, journey, danger ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cleopatra 2525 (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. It appeared as the first part of the Back2Back Action Hour, followed by Jack of All Trades.
Style: stylized, semi serious, futuristic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, time travel, space wars, chaos, society, imaginary, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
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Meteor (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere on the outskirts of our solar system, the unthinkable occurs. A giant asteroid collides with a smaller one and changes direction - headed directly toward The Earth. The burning meteor rain that beats down with devastating force, is only a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, disaster movie
Plot: meteorite, save the world, comet, meteor, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, race against time, survival, small town life, adventure, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, space and aliens, outer space, apocalypse, space battle, heroes, battles, rescue, survival, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, climate change, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes. Based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pierre ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, ape, survival, danger, escapades, on the run, chases and races, adventure, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Day of the Triffids (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: BBC mini-series remake of the 1962 original. When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, distopia, deadly creature, heroes, adventure, escapades, experiment gone awry, cons and scams, heroic mission, survival, space travel, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Without Warning (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists and eyewitness seems to suggest that it is not. Three more ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, journalism, danger, heroes, anti heroes, space and aliens, misfit, benign alien, save the world, escapades, space travel, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Sixty days on and Rygel is retrieving pieces of John and Aeryn from the sea bed. The Diagnosan re-crystalises them and they start getting to know the local species. Meanwhile, Scorpius and Sikozu are aboard a Peacekeeper Command Carrier on a recon ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, space and aliens, human in outer space, adventure, outer space, space opera, couple relations, escapades, on the run, heroes, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, society, danger, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, commune, plague ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British ...
Style: exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, astronaut, trapped in space, outer space, benign alien, adventure, save the world, heroes, time travel, save the planet, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Impact (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Fragments from the asteroid, and even from the moon itself, ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: asteroids and comets, meteor shower, astronaut, apocalypse, moon, save the planet, survival, space travel, chaos, danger, space and aliens, collision ...
Place: berlin germany, new mexico, paris france, washington d.c., australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, apocalypse, evil alien, future dystopia, save the world, a.i., man versus machine, danger, space travel, imaginary, alien encounter, outer space ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, evil alien, survival, adventure, humanoid alien, catastrophe, space travel, isolation ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 3 min.
TV show
Story: The 10 webisodes, entitled "The Face of the Enemy," tell a story that takes place between seasons 4.0 and 4.5 of Battlestar and follow Lt. Gaeta when he is sent off in a Raptor with a handful of strangers and one of them mysteriously dies. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space and aliens, space opera, imaginary, adventure, race against time, isolation, confined, danger, spacecraft, survival, serial murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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Earth 2 (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey and settlement of a small expeditionary group called the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: space colony, space and aliens, battles, landing, imaginary, adventure, benign alien, escapades, heroes, adventurer, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%