Movies like First on the Moon

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First on the Moon
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
Plot: rocket, moon
Place: chile, soviet union, ussr
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Taming of the Fire
Biography, Drama, History, War
Soviet Union
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 7.3
The Right Stuff
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
USA
193 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and humorous films with plots about rocket, outer space, space and aliens, space travel, danger, heroes and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like First on the Moon: Alternative 3 (1977), Wild Pigeon (1986), Taming of the Fire (1972), The Third Planet (1991), Who? (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mouse on the Moon
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Alternative 3
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
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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.
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Wild Pigeon
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
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Taming of the Fire
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 166 min.
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Style: epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   65%
 
The Third Planet
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
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Who?
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After American scientist gets severely injured and scarred in a car crash in USSR, Russians use metal implants to save him. Once back in the States no one can tell if it's really him so a specialist must determine who is under the ...
Plot: robot, cia, cigar, fbi, mask, surgery, car accident, car chase, cold war, flashback, interview, chase ...
Place: soviet union, europe
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Darkfall Resurrection
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Anonymous Set in outer space, on the planet Akoh, The elder Zeav Keela tells his last story to a group of students. Recalling his younger years, Zeav and Alexandra are madly in love and plan to elope. Alex's father Jake is a Professor of ...
Style: gothic
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Place: melbourne australia
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    User:   59%
 
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Falling Fire
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the not so distant future mankind has squandered their resources. A team of specialists is sent to the nearby asteroid field to retrieve an asteroid that will serve to replenish some of our natural resources. However, unbeknownst to the team, ...
Plot: doomsday, asteroid, female nudity, plot twist, cult, terrorism
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X-15
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: X-15 is a 1961 movie that tells a fictionalized account of the X-15 research rocket plane, the men who flew it and the women who loved them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: outer space, heroic mission, military base, nasa, adventure, danger, airplane, heroes, military, space and aliens, couple relations, u.s. air force ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
Man in Outer Space
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. ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   48%
 
 5.7
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Earth II
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: space station, outer space, spacewalk, race against time, save the day, save the world, space travel, space and aliens, danger, heroes, man versus machine, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Creature
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Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
Queen of Blood
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: mars, vampire, rescue, benign alien, spacecraft, deadly creature, save the world, space travel, alien encounter, blood, alien, space wars ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Loop
Genre: Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
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Story: Moscow militia detectives are investigating a death of a young girl whose body was found in the construction site.
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Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
They Came from Beyond Space
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists are possessed by an alien force when they investigate a meteor shower in a rural field.
Style: serious, offbeat, suspenseful, scary, exciting
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The Right Stuff
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
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Deserto Azul
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
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Story: A man who is tormented by his intuitions and by dreams goes away to find answers to his discomfort. Revelations are made to him along his path, until he meets his soul mate and is prepared to the Blue Desert.
Plot: desert
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    User:   42%
 
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Robot World
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 82 min.
Story: 50 years from now, a pilot (Ian Rowe) is sent 60 light years across the galaxy through a new device capable of crossing the extra spatial dimensions. His mission is to orbit and reconnoiter the planet then return home. The planet is known to be ...
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Kennedy's Blonde Ghost
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The ghost of a young German colonist, who died a couple of hundred years ago in unclear supernatural circumstances, appears in Chile to fulfill her mythical destiny. To achieve this, she will intervene in the life of an unsuccessful publicist and ...
Plot: ghost, late night, dead children, car accident, blonde, hitchhiker, urban legend
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
The Road to Hong Kong
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, adventure, on the road, fish out of water, buddies, master villain, chase, secret agents, espionage, race against time, cons and scams, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, asia, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
 4.0
 745
The Cosmonaut
Genre: Drama, History, 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: serious, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: outer space, ghost, mystery, missing person, imaginary, space and aliens, supernatural, moon landing, alone, cosmonaut, astronaut, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 5.6
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Xchange
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the near future, a company called Xchange owns a mind transference technology that enables instantaneous travel by swapping bodies with someone at the destination. A member of the privileged corporate class ("Corpie") Xchanging for the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: terrorism, crimes, danger, dishonesty, heroes, imaginary, terrorist, time travel, society, hitman, life is a bitch, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   47%
 
Project: Metalbeast
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With the medical breakthrough of a metal-based synthetic skin called "bio-ferron" the prospect for pioneering surgeries for burn victims and cancer patients seems set to occur but for the warped head scientist in charge...it's a ...
Plot: full moon, rocket launcher, castle, werewolf, security guard, rocket, morgue, severed arm, explosion, injection, x rayed skeleton, cryogenics ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
Despite the Falling Snow
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – ...
Plot: spy, cold war, communist, sacrifice, politics, love, secret, artist, love triangle, lesbian, espionage, defection ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 5.3
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Call Me Bwana
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A returning moon capsule goes off course and lands in Africa where a little-known tribe find it. Washington sends Matthew Merriwether to recover it, thinking he is an expert on the region, when in fact he is no such thing. Meanwhile a foreign power ...
Style: absurd
Plot: unlikely hero, skull, hunter, espionage, supernatural power, monkey, bird, american abroad, parachute, human skeleton, city, secret agent ...
Time: 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city, africa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A groups of astronauts crash-land on Venus and find themselves on the wrong side of a group of Venusian women when they kill a monster that is worshipped by them.
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, distant planet, spacecraft, alien encounter, space and aliens, heroes, imaginary, benign alien, lava, outer space, space exploration ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
Souvenir for the Prosecutor
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A seemingly ordinary car accident turns out to be a murder investigation...
Plot: murder, prosecutor, singer, death, driver, mob, investigator
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Yongary, Monster from the Deep
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: chases and races, space and aliens, supernatural, danger, deadly, escapades, giant monster, heroes, imaginary, chaos, dangerous animal, deadly creature ...
Time: prehistory
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 

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Those Fantastic Flying Fools
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Phineas T. Barnum and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into the side of a Welsh mountain, but money troubles, spies and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: adventure, adventurer, unlikely partners, contests and competitions, inventions and discoveries, escapades, imaginary, disorder, fish out of water, gang, heroic mission, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Invasion of the Star Creatures
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Beautiful alien Amazonian women plan to conquer the world using an army of vegetable monsters. Dim-witted privates Philbrick and Penn bumble into a cave in search of atomic activity but collide instead with fierce carrot-topped tree mutants and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: outer space, benign alien, spacecraft, evil alien, save the world, alien encounter, space travel, danger, heroes, soldier, space and aliens, deadly creature ...
Time: 60s
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
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