Movies like First on the Moon

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First on the Moon (2005)
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First on the Moon (2005)
Original name: Первые на Луне
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 World War (in the thirties) in the USSR a secret space program had been developed. The Soviet scientists and military authorities managed to launch the first spacecraft 23 years prior to Jury Gagarin's flight! "The First on the Moon" tells about everyday life, heroic deeds and tragedy of the first group of the Soviet cosmonauts. It is the first Russian film shot in a very rare genre 'mockumentary' or 'documentary fiction'.
Style: semi documentary, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: rocket, space mission, cosmonaut, communism, training, moon, outer space, female nudity, male nudity, test pilot, found footage
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: ussr, soviet union, chile

Most similar movies to First on the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and psychological films with plots about outer space, danger, moon, mystery, space travel, first contact and trapped in space mostly in Sci-Fi, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like First on the Moon: Alternative 3 (1977), Murder by Moonlight (1989), A.I. Rising (2018), Magellan (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: space colony, missing, cover up, outer space, astronaut, deception, missing person, actor, hoax, moon landing, nasa, scientist ...
Time: year 1977
Place: russia, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Murder by Moonlight (1989)
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: transsexual, outer space, murder, nasa, tape over mouth, moon, terrorism
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 9K
A.I. Rising (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Serbia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a lonely mission to Alpha Centauri, Milutin is teamed up with Nimani 1345, a female cyborg designed to fulfill his every need. At first thrilled to be able to control her, Sebastian grows tired of having his desires fulfilled so easily. Longing ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, intellectual, sentimental
Plot: outer space, artificial intelligence, space mission, corporation, cosmonaut, male female relationship, love, space station, space exploration, spacecraft, astronaut, female nudity ...
Time: near future, future
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 1K
Magellan (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: suspense
Plot: artificial intelligence, nasa, moon, first contact, talking computer, begins with narration, startled, monitor, planet, chess, laptop, marital separation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.2
 52K
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: alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, moon, space travel, nasa, alien, spacecraft, deadly, danger, space and aliens, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1969, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: small town life, danger, isolation, small town, mind game, destiny, remote control, guardian angel, sister sister relationship, captivity, urban, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 325
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: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, mystery, crimes, supernatural ability, heist, hare, barrel, caravan, letter, blackboard, surrealism ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 64K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, survival, danger, astronaut, outer space, found footage, landing, distant planet, inventions and discoveries, moon, alien ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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
Plot: moon, supernatural, spacecraft, good versus evil, isolation, danger, escapades, mystery, space marine, technology gone awry, running out of air, confined ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.6
 585
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: underground, father daughter relationship, ceremony, astronomer, father in law son in law relationship, astronomy, male female relationship, prophet, sun, princess, seduction, braille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why they won't stay at the hotel in town is just the first ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, time travel, small town, adventure, heroes, space and aliens, danger, single parent, chases and races, kidnapping, rescue, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sexy, suspenseful, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, mysterious character, mystery, figment, ocean or sea, dangerous attraction, obsession, danger, island, filmmaking, femme fatale, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 315K
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, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, loneliness, spacecraft, cloning, moon, space travel, astronaut, dystopic future, space and aliens, nervous breakdown, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 350
Project X (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Plot: double agent, spy, danger, race against time, heroes, technology gone awry, future dystopia, memory loss, plague, time travel, espionage, undercover ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: investigation, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, found footage, missing child
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 5K
The Beyond (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover ...
Style: cerebral, disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: space exploration, space station, outer space, trapped in space, robot, found footage, space mission, space travel, space program, discovery, first contact, exploration ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly creature, prodigy, danger, escapades, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
 71K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, psychedelic, art house, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, russian, investigation, mysterious planet, dreams, back from the dead, psychologist, astronaut, science ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, outer space, adventure, ufo, expedition, investigation, redemption, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Third Planet (1991)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Drawing heavily from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's 1971 novella 'Piknik na obochine' ('Roadside Picnic') as well as Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 film adaptation ('Stalker'), 'Tretya planeta' tells the ...
Style: surreal
Plot: illness, skinny dipping, female nudity, male nudity, quest
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The First Men in the Moon (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the Moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: space travel, moon, partners, alien encounter, danger, obsessive quest, inventions and discoveries, escapades, heroes, alien contact, old man, moon landing ...
Time: 1900s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 766
The Cosmonaut (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Latvia, Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What if you got back home... and there was nobody there? In 1975, the first Russian cosmonaut on the Moon is unable to make his way back and is declared missing in Space...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, serious
Plot: outer space, ghost, missing person, supernatural, space and aliens, mystery, imaginary, alone, cosmonaut, winter, space travel, moon landing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 1K
Lunopolis (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lunopolis is a 2009 direct-to-video science fiction film directed by Matthew Avant. The film is presented in found footage style and takes place in the weeks preceding the rumored events of the 2012 prophecies. Two documentary filmmakers discover a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious
Plot: legends and myths, escapades, uncover truth, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, filmmaking, sent to the past, secret movement, swamp, partners, dishonesty, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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 opera, space travel, post nuclear, post apocalypse, outer space, trapped in space
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, human spirit, totalitarianism, idealism, workplace, workplace intrigue, civil rights, dishonesty, fighting the system, ambition, corporate world ...
Time: future
Place: usa, colorado, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bermuda Triangle (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: bermuda triangle, supernatural, ship, escapades, supernatural ability, mystery, uncover truth, missing person, ghost, survival, danger, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 12K
The Ring 2 (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While investigating the horrifying death of her boyfriend, Mai Takano (Miki Nakatani) learns about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a disturbing girl named Sadako, which kills anyone who watches it exactly one week later. When her boyfriend’s ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, curse, supernatural, vengeance, couple relations, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, couples, deadly, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 4K
Worm (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Anti Matter (AKA Worm) is a sci-fi noir take on the Alice in Wonderland tale. Ana, an Oxford PhD student, finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her ...
Plot: hit by a car, sex scene, memory loss, slow motion action scene, experiment, piano lesson, shot in the neck, science, chase, student, foot chase, robbery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Scribbler (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Suki is a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn," an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being "cured," she's haunted by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, tense
Plot: split personality, experiment gone awry, mental illness, suicide, electroshock therapy, nudist, anti heroine, blackout, stairwell, woman wearing black lingerie, woman smoker, lighting a cigarette for a woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Carnal Innocence (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A famous violinist Caroline Waverly returns to her home town. A killer is on the streets, and Caroline may be a target for murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, womanizer, crimes, deadly, dead woman, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, female protagonist, murder, bully, brother sister relationship, kissing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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