Movies like First on the Moon

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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
Plot: rocket, moon
Place: chile, soviet union, ussr

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and suspense films with plots about danger, alien, outer space, scientist, moon, conspiracy and female nudity mostly in Sci-Fi, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like First on the Moon: Alternative 3 (1977), Murder by Moonlight (1989), The Third Planet (1991), PSI Factor (1980), Night Slaves (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 189
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, mysterious death, space shuttle, nasa, global warming, moon, astronaut, skepticism, hoax, moon landing, space colony, missing ...
Time: year 1977
Place: usa, soviet union, russia
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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.
Plot: moon, terrorism, nasa, transsexual, murder, outer space
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: quest, illness, female nudity, male nudity, skinny dipping
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 51
PSI Factor (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Aliens from another dimension cross space and time to come to Earth. A scientist tries to discover what their motives are.
Plot: alien, scientist, conspiracy, ufo, first contact, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.2
 245
Night Slaves (1970)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A man and his wife stumble upon a town whose inhabitants turn into zombies and head for the edge of town every night... he seems to be the only one unaffected. What is happening to the townsfolk? Who is the mysterious young women he keeps seeing? ...
Plot: bandaged head, cheating wife, jail, hospital, sheriff, zombie, alien space craft, alien invasion, slave, factory, force field, car accident ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 130
Tokyo Blackout (1987)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a science-fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu. Tokyo is suddenly covered by a dome shaped electromagnetic cloud for an unknown reason and is totally blocked and isolated from other parts of the world. The temperature inside the cloud is slowly ...
Style: suspense
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Place: japan, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 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: protestor, protest, magic trick, wormhole, interrogation, conspiracy, student, university, robbery, bare breasts, female nudity, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 329
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: double agent, spy, government agency, secret agents, palaces castles and temples, espionage, race against time, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, time travel, chases and races, undercover ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.0
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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, serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, supernatural ability, heist, crimes, parallel world, goat, caravan, letter, theft, telepathy, supernatural power ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
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Time: future
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.4
 544
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, seduction, female nudity, bare breasts, outer space, father daughter relationship, princess, ceremony, braille, father in law son in law relationship, star, astronomer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
It Came from Outer Space II (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aliens crashland near a small desert town, strewing odd bluish-glowing rocks throughout the area. Townfolk notice something is amiss when temperatures begin to soar, water disappears, power goes down and people seem not to be themselves.
Plot: alien, stranded, stone, small community, transformation, ufo, heat, storm, human duplication, mountain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 1K
Black River (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, clever ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, hotshot hero, mystery, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, partners, deadly creature, master criminal, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Who? (1974)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Czechoslovakia
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4 (2004)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Ugly Swans (2006)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 301K
Moon (2009)
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Country: UK
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 517
Magellan (2017)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 4K
Black Moon (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 524K
Prometheus (2012)
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: suspenseful, futuristic, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Await Further Instructions (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family awake on Christmas morning to discover they’re sealed inside their house by a mysterious black substance. On television, a single line of text reads: “Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions.”
Style: macabre, dark, suspense, scary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: psychological, surprise ending, bleak, suspenseful, dark ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Dager fra 1000 år (1970)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An episode film initiated by Erik Borge, the fresh director of Norwegian Film, giving fresh film makers a chance of being seen by a big audience. Anja Breien, Egil Kolstø and Espen Thorstensons got the chance with very diverse films.An episode film ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.4
 23K
Mute (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A mute man with a violent past is forced to take on the teeming underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.
Style: tech noir, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Plot: mute, cyberpunk, bartender, neo-noir, technology, amish, prostitution, doctor, bar fight, male objectification, robotics, gangster ...
Time: near future, future
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A number of 'missing person' cases are reported in Phoenix, Arizona when an unexplained light appears in the sky one night in 1997.
Plot: found footage, desert, ufo, alien invasion, alien, conspiracy, military, camera, arizona territory
Place: phoenix arizona, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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