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: 75 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, surreal, weird
Plot: found footage, space mission, communism, training, moon, rocket, satire, cosmonaut, female nudity, male nudity, test pilot, outer space
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: ussr, chile, soviet union

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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, spacecraft, astronaut, time travel, space travel and conspiracy mostly in Sci-Fi, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like First on the Moon: Alternative 3 (1977), Mission Mars (1968), Murder by Moonlight (1989), Apollo 18 (2011), Excursion (2018). 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: mars, scientist, conspiracy, cover up, moon landing, global warming, space colony, hoax, missing person, mysterious death, nasa, outer space ...
Time: year 1977, 70s
Place: ussr, usa, russia
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Mission Mars (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: mars, rocket, astronaut, outer space, planet, crew, journey, spacecraft, alien, evil alien, cosmonaut, stock footage ...
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78%
Murder by Moonlight (1989)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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: moon, terrorism, nasa, transsexual, murder, outer space, tape over mouth
Time: 2010s
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77%
 5.2
 56K
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: scary, suspense, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, found footage, expedition, alien encounter, moon, space travel, alien, nasa, moon landing, infection, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 2011, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Excursion (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late eighties, the USSR government enlists Tomas, a devoted member of the Communist Party, to travel back in time to future London and document how Socialism has thrived.
Style: not serious, absurd, light, humorous
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time paradox, bully, culture clash, adventure, sent to the future, existence paradox, communism, travel, confrontation, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: ussr
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62%
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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: surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, letter, supernatural power, murder, heist, mystery, crimes, supernatural ability, theft, caravan, midget, hare ...
Place: europe
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59%
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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: tense, serious, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, moon, sent to the past, found footage, time travel, cult, obsessive quest, uncover truth, escapades, filmmaking, partners, secret movement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, louisiana
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56%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: small town, small town life, sister sister relationship, guardian angel, destiny, mind game, isolation, remote control, writers, manipulation, artificial intelligence, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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56%
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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: serious, suspenseful, sexy, suspense, captivating
Plot: femme fatale, mysterious character, obsession, filmmaking, couples, mystery, dangerous attraction, memory loss, island, murder, woman in underwear, blonde ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas
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55%
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Assassinaut (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Assassinaut is a science-fiction adventure film about a young girl who braves the alien wilderness of a faraway planet to save the President of Earth from a murderous astronaut.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: alien, space mission, distant planet, space travel, space exploration, cosmonaut, survival, teamwork, teenager, fate of humanity, astronaut, outer space ...
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54%
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2067 (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A lowly utility worker is called to the future by a mysterious radio signal, he must leave his dying wife to embark on a journey that will force him to face his deepest fears in an attempt to change the fabric of reality and save humankind from its ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, climate change, parallel world, changing the past or future, deforestation, research, time machine, future dystopia, fate of humanity, save the world, time jump, destiny ...
Time: future
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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: art house, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, space and aliens, russian, astronaut, dreams, hallucination, immortality, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
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49%
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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: astronomer, apocalypse, prophet, blindness, religious cult, cult leader, loss of eyesight, seductress, mysterious woman, blind woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female relationship ...
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48%
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, outer space, supernatural, space marine, isolation, escapades, good versus evil, mystery, technology gone awry, confined, demonic possession ...
Time: future
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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: exciting, serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: spy, double agent, cyberpunk, exploitation, bio weapon, disorder, undercover, secret agents, government agency, escapades, heroes, race against time ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
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Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1991)
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: dark, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, evil alien, heroes, space and aliens, adventure, time paradox, time loop, race against time, small town, disaster, single parent, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: illinois, usa
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Paradox Alice (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the near future, a team is sent on a dangerous mission to Europa to retrieve and bring water back to a dying Earth. Their operation unexpectedly goes awry, jeopardizing not only the lives of those on board but also on earth, resulting in the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, futuristic, suspense, tense
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, trapped in space, space mission, space exploration, mission, space adventure, manhunt, human in outer space, astronaut, deep space ...
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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, philosophical, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, moon, loneliness, astronaut, cloning, solitude, dystopic future, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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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: atmospheric, thought provoking, intellectual, sentimental
Plot: female robot, outer space, artificial intelligence, male female relationship, spacecraft, space mission, corporation, cosmonaut, trapped in space, love, space station, astronaut ...
Time: near future, future
Place: ussr
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45%
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: intellectual, futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, allegory ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space travel, ghost ship, nasa, space and aliens, distopia, space opera, space exploration, adventure, extraterrestrial, science ...
Time: future, year 2010, year 1984, near future, 21st century ...
Place: egypt, washington d.c., new mexico, ussr, london ...
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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: thought provoking, suspense, twists and turns, visually appealing, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, prodigy, adaptation, transformation, investigation, uncover truth, dinosaur, private detective, deadly creature, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: cerebral, tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, found footage, space travel, spacecraft, space exploration, alien, astronaut, survival, distant planet, moon, spacewalk, self discovery ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 50s, year 1972
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43%
Ticking Clock (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, time travel, investigation, journalism, media, crimes, race against time, secret, reporter, police station, district attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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Terminal Voyage (1995)
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: monster, space opera, space travel, spacecraft, post nuclear, trapped in space, post apocalypse, outer space
Time: 21st century, near future, 2030s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: surrealism, illness, nuclear radiation, skinny dipping, male nudity, female nudity, swimming, teenage girl, nudity (full frontal - brief), male full rear nudity, quest, underwear ...
Place: ussr
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38%
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Moebius (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story is set beneath Buenos Aires, deep within its labyrinthine subway system, and centers on a train containing 30 riders that has mysteriously disappeared. The subway officials are greatly troubled and so call in topographer Daniel Pratt to ...
Style: psychological, surreal, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: time travel, subway, time loop, railway, mathematics, train, disorder, crimes, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
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The Unknown (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five young field-biologists are sent to northern Sweden to investigate effects of a large forest fire. However, what was thought to be some weeks of camping and easy work soon turns into a nightmare as they find the remains of a mysterious creature ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, forest, deadly creature, supernatural, isolation, wilderness, monster, forest fire, biologist, confined, strange behavior, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Time Being (2012)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be. In this suspenseful drama from first-time writer-director Nenad Cicin-Sain, a struggling young artist (Wes Bentley) accepts a series of bizarre ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: mysterious character, mystery, destructive relationship, power relations, elderly, rich and poor, aging, chance meeting, artist, artists and showbiz, performer's life, inspiration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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35%
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, stylized, serious, philosophical, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, capitalism, economics, capitalist, politics, greed, corruption, distopia, idealism, human spirit, totalitarianism, society ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 2016
Place: usa, new york, russia, colorado
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35%
Atlas Shrugged: Part III (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: economics, rebelliousness, future dystopia, human spirit, idealism, human nature, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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35%