Movies like Moontrap

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Moontrap (1988)
 4.8
 3K
Moontrap (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary precautions.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, moon, spacecraft, nasa, evil alien, heroes, space and aliens, androids and robots, space wars, save the world, escapades, rivalry, alien encounter, man versus machine, robot, alien, monster, alien invasion, scientist, cyborgs, female nudity, death, weapons, astronaut, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1969, 1960s

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Most similar movies to Moontrap

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychotronic films with plots about space and aliens, danger, escapades, heroes, outer space, evil alien and alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Action genres. Some movies like Moontrap: Creature (1985), Dark Universe (1993), The Dark Side of the Moon (1990), The Incredible Melting Man (1977), The Deadly Spawn (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
 4K
Creature (1985)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, evil alien, alien, monster, planet, deadly creature, adventure, rescue, escapades, heroes, space and aliens, supernatural ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.1
 379
Dark Universe (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space wars, supernatural, rescue, heroes, dangerous animal, journalism, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Dark Side of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It is the year 2022. A mysterious systems failure causes the crew of a spaceship to be stranded on the dark side of the moon, while rapidly running out of fuel and oxygen. They are surprised to discover a NASA space shuttle floating in space, and ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
Plot: spacecraft, moon, supernatural, isolation, escapades, good versus evil, mystery, space marine, technology gone awry, confined, outer space, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, mutant, evil alien, astronaut, space travel, escapades, supernatural, battles, disorder, nasa, experiment gone awry, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parasite, monster, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, deadly creature, space and aliens, save the world, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: raped by monster, monster, tentacle, spacecraft, survival, evil alien, alien, astronaut, cons and scams, alien encounter, supernatural, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak, scary ...
Plot: vampire, rescue, spacecraft, mars, alien, space travel, save the world, survival, supernatural, femme fatale, trapped in space, emergency ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this attempted remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: alien invasion, spacecraft, heroic mission, evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, deadly creature, heroes, young heroes, space travel, save the world, school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, alien invasion, adventure, rivalry, chaos, outer space, fictional war, evil alien, invasion, mars, martian, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.4
 937
Deep Space (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secretly engineered and blasted into space by government scientists, a vile monster crash-lands back on Earth and begins killing everyone it encounters. As the death toll rises, veteran cop McLemore (Charles Napier) bravely steps forward to crush ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, bio weapon, rescue, mutant, technology gone awry, alien encounter, deadly creature, supernatural, rivalry, secret project, law enforcement, outer space ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space ...
Style: scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: breeding, beach, evil alien, mars, alien invasion, martian, creature feature, alien abduction, monster, outer space, alien, androids ...
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.0
 1K
Bad Channels (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, parody, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, shrinking, heroes, media, prank, escapades, space and aliens, rivalry, rock, woman in danger, alien encounter, graphic violence ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.1
 2K
Nightbeast (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien crash lands and goes on a killing spree.
Style: scary, serious, rough, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, small town, motorcycle, alien, murder, monster, cheating girlfriend, dangerous animal, benign alien, space and aliens, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.5
 852K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, survival horror, fear ...
Time: future, distant future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.5
 639
Alien Species (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Huge Motherships from an alien species sneak ominously into orbit around Earth. Lethal bat-winged fighters descend on the planet. Citizens are abducted. Homes are destroyed. The invasion has begun! A small town sheriff, two deputies and a professor ...
Style: scary, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, alien encounter, space wars, cons and scams, escapades, heroes, supernatural, rivalry, benign alien, cult, alien ...
Time: year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Purple Death from Outer Space (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Edited version of the 1940 Universal serial "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe", released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, stylized
Plot: superhero, outer space, spacecraft, distopia, rescue, good versus evil, escapades, master villain, changing the past or future, mad scientist, benign alien, adventure ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, soldier, apocalypse, survival, astronomer, save the world, introspection, heroic mission, supernatural, future dystopia, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
 998
Seedpeople (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, factory, alien encounter, small town life, space and aliens, supernatural, escapades, save the world, deadly creature, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 3.5
 4K
Stranded (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Lunar Base Ark explores ore and unexpectedly is hit by a meteor shower and has severe damages. Colonel Gerard Brauchman sends the crewwoman Ava Cameron to repair a wing that is full of CO2. Dr. Lance Krauss warns that the gas may cause paranoia ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trapped in space, survival, astronaut, spacecraft, supernatural, isolation, alien encounter, confined, evil alien, paranoia, fear, strong violent content ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, space and aliens, save the world, revolution, heroic mission, alien encounter, rivalry, adventure, chaos, space travel, future dystopia, space wars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Creeping Terror (1964)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people.
Style: semi serious, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, offbeat ...
Plot: spacecraft, monster, sheriff, alien, evil alien, deadly creature, space and aliens, heroes, save the world, escapades, alien encounter, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Moontrap: Target Earth (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A long forgotten ancient spacecraft discovered on Earth. Investigations carried out by Scout transport her to the moon whereupon she meets the impressive machines preserving the wisdom of that long lost civilization.
Style: surprise ending, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: cyborgs, moon, man versus machine, space and aliens, spacecraft, astronaut, scientist, outer space, monster, androids and robots, heroes, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 10K
Species III (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she delivers her child in an ambulance, alien Eve is killed by a half-breed. Fortunately, Dr. Abbot scoops up the baby alien and escapes. In time, the baby grows into a gorgeous blonde named Sara and begins her quest to find a worthy mate. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, sexual, erotic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, alien, evil alien, interspecies sex, laboratory, space and aliens, military, transformation, breeding, female humanoid alien, chaos, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Space Probe Taurus (1965)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the year 2000 the spaceship Hope One sets off to find new galaxies for colonization. However, an encounter with an alien being and a swarm of meteorites sends the ship streaking off course into a sea of monsters on an uncharted world. Written by ...
Style: scary, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: spacecraft, alien planet, ocean, wizards and magicians, chaos, moon, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, officers and cadets, mars, battle zone ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Horror Planet (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: pregnancy, evil alien, alien, murder, space and aliens, disorder, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, cons and scams, parents and children, space travel ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.7
 342
Moonbase (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The most dangerous criminals in the universe escape from the Off-World Penitentiary and stow away to the quiet Moonbase Waste Disposal Plant. Hidden beneath the lunar surface lies an arsenal of nuclear warheads- the inmates' passport home to ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: moon, outer space, moon base, prison, save the planet, save the world, space and aliens, escapades, rivalry, confined, fugitives, criminal heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Crash and Burn (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of economic stability". When a Unicom Synth robot ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, robot, androids and robots, chaos, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, strong sexual content, technology gone awry, battle zone, society, rebellion, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The X from Outer Space (1967)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. As they near the red planet, they encounter a mysterious UFO that coats the ship's hull with ...
Style: serious, scary, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: spacecraft, rescue, chase, mars, giant monster, moon base, ufo, catastrophe, deadly creature, race against time, heroes, survival ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 2.1
 6K
Dracula 3000 (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the year 3000, the deep space salvage ship Mother III locates the vanished starship Demeter in the Carpathian System. Captain Abraham Van Helsing and his crew composed of the blonde assistant Aurora Ash; the crippled navigator Arthur "The ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dracula, outer space, space travel, one man army, good versus evil, space and aliens, deadly creature, survival, rescue, master villain, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 17K
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, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%