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, satire, female nudity, male nudity, test pilot, found footage, outer space
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: soviet union, chile, ussr

Most similar movies to First on the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and tense films with plots about outer space, danger, mystery, astronaut, spacecraft, moon and conspiracy mostly in Sci-Fi, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like First on the Moon: Alternative 3 (1977), Excursion (2019), Murder by Moonlight (1989), Mission Mars (1968), Magellan (2017). 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: missing, hoax, scientist, conspiracy, cover up, deception, skepticism, mars, video tape, interview, global warming, astronaut ...
Time: year 1977, 70s
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
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95%
 6.5
 3K
Excursion (2019)
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, humorous, light
Plot: time travel, time paradox, changing the past or future, communism, adventure, danger, future shock, bully, existence paradox, culture clash, dimwit, sent to the future ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 80s
Place: soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: tape over mouth, transsexual, terrorism, nasa, murder, moon, outer space
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.5
 248
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: outer space, astronaut, rocket, stock footage, spacecraft, planet, evil alien, alien, crew, journey, death ray, mars
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: alien planet, nasa, artificial intelligence, moon, outer space, mission, astronaut, space travel, spacesuit, planet, space station, first contact ...
Time: contemporary
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67%
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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, alien encounter, outer space, moon, space and aliens, space travel, spacecraft, nasa, heroic mission, deadly, danger, expedition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 2011 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, serious, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: supernatural, heist, mystery, crimes, supernatural ability, letter, supernatural power, murder, parallel world, blackboard, telepathy, theft ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: small town life, danger, isolation, small town, mind game, destiny, remote control, guardian angel, sister sister relationship, confined, city life, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: 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
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60%
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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, outer space, survival, astronaut, danger, lovecraftian, found footage, distant planet, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 79K
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, intellectual, art house, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, bleak, futuristic, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, spacecraft, dystopic future, cloning, moon, clones, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, race against time, catastrophe, time travel, rescue, heroes, deadly, hotel, small town life, kidnapping, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, psychotronic
Plot: spacecraft, moon, supernatural, good versus evil, danger, escapades, mystery, isolation, space marine, technology gone awry, running out of air, confined ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: nudity (full frontal - brief), blindness, cult leader, loss of eyesight, religious cult, prophet, star, sun, braille, father in law son in law relationship, astronomy, astronomer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, psychological, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: double agent, spy, future dystopia, time travel, memory loss, plague, government agency, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, disorder, bio weapon, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 7K
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, sentimental, intellectual
Plot: outer space, artificial intelligence, space mission, corporation, cosmonaut, male female relationship, spacecraft, distopia, androids, trapped in space, love, space station ...
Time: near future, future
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalism, investigation, race against time, crimes, chases and races, deadly, media, secret, danger, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, contemplative, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, spacewalk, presumed dead, ghost ship, adventure, ufo, nuclear threat, distant planet, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, deadly creature, private detective, crimes, prodigy, riddles and clues, danger, partners, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: sent to the past, conspiracy, obsessive quest, uncover truth, filmmaking, escapades, legends and myths, partners, secret movement, moon, ufo, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, spacecraft, outer space, post apocalypse, trapped in space, post nuclear
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Man in Outer Space (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this routine, allegorical sci-fi drama by Czech director Oldrich Lipsky, a disgruntled worker accidentally finds himself aboard a spaceship (long story), and five hundred years later he comes back with a super-advanced being to a whole new world. ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: rocket, alien, extraterrestrial, outer space, fish out of water, satire, time travel, spacecraft, greed, invisibility, egocentric, anti-hero ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: nuclear radiation, illness, male nudity, female nudity, skinny dipping, quest
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 774
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, serious, enigmatic, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: ghost, outer space, missing person, supernatural, mystery, cosmonaut, alone, space travel, disappearance, astronaut, moon landing, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mysterious character, mystery, elderly, danger, power relations, destructive relationship, aging, rich and poor, chance meeting, performer's life, artists and showbiz, artist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, politics, idealism, human spirit, totalitarianism, workplace, civil rights, corporate world, high society, fighting the system, ambition, hopes ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 2016
Place: usa, colorado, new york, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: bermuda triangle, supernatural, ship, escapades, supernatural ability, ghost, danger, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, survival, missing person ...
Time: 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 2K
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: semi serious, clever, psychological, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: train, mathematics, time travel, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, society, intrigue, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, crimes, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, videotaping, curse, supernatural, vengeance, grudge, couples, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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