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Murder by Moonlight (1989)
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Murder by Moonlight (1989)
Original name: Murder on the Moon
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a nuclear war on Earth, the Soviet Union and the U.S. both establish outposts on the moon. When a murder occurs on the outpost, both U.S. and Soviet investigators are forced to work on the case together.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: outer space, transsexual, moon, terrorism, nasa, murder, tape over mouth
Time: 2010s

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Most similar movies to Murder by Moonlight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and surprise ending films with plots about outer space, spacecraft, murder, moon, space travel, astronaut and mars mostly in Sci-Fi, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Murder by Moonlight: Alternative 3 (1977), Spaceflight IC-1 (1965), First on the Moon (2005), Rememory (2017), Apollo 18 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alternative 3 (1977)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Purporting to be an investigation into the UK's contemporary "brain drain", Alternative 3 uncovered a plan to make the Moon and Mars habitable in the event of climate change and a terminal environmental catastrophe on Earth.
Plot: actor, nasa, conspiracy, deception, missing, cover up, mars, gullibility, video tape, interview, outer space, scientist ...
Time: year 1977, 70s
Place: usa, russia, soviet union
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95%
Spaceflight IC-1 (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: In the year 2015, a spaceship, the IC-1, travels through outer space looking for a suitable planet to settle on. The commander, Captain Ralston, is stern and brutal in which one cadet, Steven, plots a revolt to turn the leadership of the command ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, talking head, suspended animation, distopia, retribution, suicide, space colony, murder, telepathy, claustrophobia, mutiny ...
Time: future
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62%
First on the Moon (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In spring 1938 in the mountains in the north of Chile a fiery UFO, later named "Chilean Sphere ", fell down. The investigation of this episode, made by a film crew, has led to a sensational discovery. It appeared that before the Second ...
Style: semi documentary, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: rocket, space mission, cosmonaut, training, communism, moon, satire, found footage, test pilot, female nudity, male nudity, outer space
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: soviet union, chile, ussr
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59%
 6.2
 15K
Rememory (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, melancholic, captivating
Plot: widow, professor, investigation, invention, murder, memories, flashback sequence, empathy, death of brother, murder investigation, guilty conscience, private investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.2
 54K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, alien encounter, moon, space and aliens, expedition, space travel, nasa, heroic mission, deadly, danger, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Frozen Alive (1964)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A scientist experimenting with suspended animation decides to use himself as a test subject. Before he is frozen, his wife is killed, and he is suspected of her murder. a murder suspect.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: cryogenics, murder, party, chimpanzee, unfaithful wife, nightclub, scientific experiment, typewriter, conference, speech, champagne
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54%
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 1K
Lifepod (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lifepod cronicles the trip of eight passengers after the ship they were traveling on blew up on Christmas Eve. Immediately people start dying. The passengers begin to investigate why the ship blew up and how it relates to them
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious
Plot: spacecraft, survival, trapped in space, rescue, terrorism, danger, space and aliens, deadly, escapades, evil corporation, outer space, murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Murder in Space (1985)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the "not-so-distant future", the crew of an international space station are set to return triumphantly to Earth, until someone starts killing the other crew members.
Plot: murder, space station, whodunit, murder mystery, pregnant woman murdered, spacecraft, interactive, characters murdered one by one, outer space, pregnancy, murder of a pregnant woman, closeted homosexual ...
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.9
 106
Dandy Dust (1998)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A candy colored lesbian, cyberpunk extravaganza. It takes the viewer to another dimension. The character Dandy Dust has to go to various planets to boost his/her sex drive and defeat a depraved villain. There are twins who throw flowers, a groin ...
Style: psychedelic
Plot: lgbt, surrealism, sex in car, vagina, female nudity, time travel, outer space, cyborgs, transsexual, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Terminal Voyage (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It is 2035 A.D. and the final countdown has begun for a voyage that will reach across the vastness of outer space -- to explore the nearest Earth-Like planet. An international crew has been placed in cryogenic suspended animation for the journey. ...
Style: futuristic
Plot: space travel, space opera, spacecraft, post apocalypse, post nuclear, trapped in space, outer space
Time: near future, 2030s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Nightfall (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The people of the planet Aeon, blessed with six suns, have never experienced night. When an archeological excavation uncovers evidence of an ancient catastrophe, all signs point towards the impending darkness of the very Nightfall. Panic erupts as ...
Plot: blindness, nudity (full frontal - brief), religious cult, cult leader, loss of eyesight, ritual, apocalypse, underground, braille, father in law son in law relationship, astronomy, astronomer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, bleak, twists and turns, contemplative ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, spacecraft, cloning, dystopic future, space and aliens, clones, moon, astronaut, space travel, accident ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 1K
Magellan (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: alien planet, artificial intelligence, nasa, outer space, mission, planet, spacesuit, astronaut, space travel, space station, moon, first contact ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Distance (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A heist film unlike any you've ever seen. In his second film (following his debut Finisterrae), Sergio Caballero plays fast and loose with all the laws of genre filmmaking. The ‘distance’ in the title is the ultimate MacGuffin - the term ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, heist, mystery, supernatural ability, crimes, murder, letter, supernatural power, parallel world, telepathy, goat, midget ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Destination Moonbase-Alpha (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After an atomic explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, Moonbase Alpha drifts in space, with 300 people on board. When a rescue team from Earth arrives in a faster-than-light space ship, everyone is overjoyed that they can now return to Earth. ...
Style: futuristic, psychotronic
Plot: moon, outer space, moon base, insanity, alien space craft, nuclear waste, spacecraft, metamorphosis, nuclear explosion, mind control, travel, space shuttle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bad Girl Island (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy film producer Michael Pace discovers a beautiful unconscious woman pushed ashore by what appears to be a friendly dolphin. Confused and captivated by the apparent supernatural events taking place around him, Michael decides to make a film ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, sexy
Plot: obsession, mysterious character, femme fatale, memory loss, dangerous attraction, danger, mystery, deadly, couples, filmmaking, island, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Paper Man (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that leaves three of them dead.
Plot: suicide, computer, college, murder, falling through a window, murder mystery, elevator, falling from height, falling out a window
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41%
Escape from Mars (1999)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that ...
Plot: woman wearing a gas mask, meteor shower, mars, mission, space exploration, gas mask, outer space, astronaut, escape, female astronaut
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, murder, nightmare, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, dishonesty, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2000, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 175K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: mysterious character, patient, psychiatrist, planet, crazy, benign alien, mental institution, research, odd, hypnosis, mystery, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, greenland, albuquerque new mexico, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 3K
Moontrap (1989)
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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: moon, outer space, spacecraft, nasa, evil alien, danger, heroes, androids and robots, man versus machine, space wars, alien encounter, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 794
The Humanoid (1979)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary person into a perfect soldier. They test this chemical on the ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: space opera, post apocalypse, outer space, robot dog, female soldier, spacecraft, world domination, dog, robot, post nuclear, scientist
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, contemplative, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, nasa, spacewalk, presumed dead, expedition, hopes, space mission, super computer, ghost ship, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: new mexico, paris france, london, ussr, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Moon (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Science fiction/documentary film about man's voyages to the moon.
Plot: moon base, space travel, spacesuit, space exploration, spacecraft, moon, outer space
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 19K
Cargo (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, teleportation, isolation, danger, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, cargo ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 201K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Brazil
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: futuristic, exciting, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, father son relationship, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, moon, spacecraft, mars, journey, humanity in peril ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 10K
400 Days (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: astronaut, experiment, simulation, spacecraft, trapped in space, insanity, space travel, catastrophe, survival, isolation, end of the world, nasa ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 4K
Cosmos (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three astronomers accidentally intercept what they believe to be a signal from a distant alien civilization, but the truth is even more incredible than any of them could have imagined.
Style: inspirational, mind bending, philosophical, clever, intellectual ...
Plot: ufo, first contact, alien civilization, astronomy, race against time, space and aliens, space exploration, science, scientific discovery, outer space, adventure, signal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 1K
Black River (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Burned-out Hollywood screenwriter Bo Aikens (Jay Mohr) is fed up with life in Los Angeles. He heads out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and arrives in picturesque Black River in Northern California, seeking relaxation and artistic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: small town life, danger, small town, mind game, destiny, isolation, sister sister relationship, remote control, guardian angel, confined, urban, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Terrornauts (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken to an outer space outpost in order to save Earth from destruction.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: scientist, spacecraft, outer space, robot, kidnapping
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%