Movies like Planet of the Apes

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Planet of the Apes (1968)
 8.0
 157K
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.
Style: suspenseful, philosophical, exciting, twists and turns, thought provoking, mind bending, serious, biting, cerebral, surprise ending ...
Plot: astronaut, time travel, space travel, slavery, scientist, danger, rescue, gorilla, ape, future dystopia, dictatorship, escapades, survival, adventure, space and aliens, confined, life is a bitch, mystery, research, captivity, fictional reality, freedom, communism, protector, genetic engineering ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Planet of the Apes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, chase, survival, imaginary and space travel mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Planet of the Apes: Interstellar (2014), The Maze Runner (2014), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), Battlefield Earth (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: slavery, wormhole, space travel, time travel, future dystopia, astronaut, space station, adventure, survival, danger, genetic engineering, good versus evil ...
Time: future, year 2001, 2020s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, rescue, nuclear holocaust, science, ape, worship, mutant, survivor, space travel, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes. Based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pierre ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, danger, survival, escapades, on the run, chases and races, adventure, space travel, switching roles, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, space exploration, time paradox, parallel world, black hole, wormhole, heroic mission, expedition ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Style: stylized, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, astronaut, on the run, nuclear holocaust, breeding, archaeologist, spacecraft, pacifism, chimpanzee, adventure, sent to the past, imaginary ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1973, 18th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 392K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, survival, memory loss, adventure, maze, young heroes, youth, isolation, imaginary, trapped, danger, teenagers ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, astronaut, evolution, adventure, moon, scientist, spacewalk, super computer, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001, prehistory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.
Style: exciting, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, survival, adventure, space travel, isolation, escapades, space and aliens, getting home ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, radiation, ape, rebellion, survival, adventure, rebelliousness, society, rescue, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, ape, survival, time travel, nuclear holocaust, rivalry, chaos, animal training, astronaut, danger, adventure ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, near future, 1990s ...
Place: usa, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, survival, danger, mining, heroic mission, alien invasion, rivalry, heroes, life is a bitch, society, save the world, escape attempt ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, space station, alien encounter, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, nasa, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Alien Apocalypse (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, save the world, revolution, chaos, alien encounter, heroic mission, adventure, rivalry, danger, space travel, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 4K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, spacewalk, astronaut, race against time, confined, escapades, danger, isolation, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 67K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, save the world, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
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: robot, lava, space exploration, space station, pterodactyl, androids and robots, space and aliens, adventure, imaginary, benign alien, heroic mission, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, haunted by the past, hopes, loss of loved one, loneliness, scientist, professor, obsessive quest, destiny ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2000s, near future, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes Capella. The leader ship ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, offbeat, serious
Plot: alien civilization, pterodactyl, robot, astronaut, outer space, danger, space travel, chaos, moon, misfit, rescue, save the world ...
Time: prehistory, future, 2020s, 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, cannibalism, imaginary, obsessive quest, save the world, danger, disorder, supernatural, chaos, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 4K
Solarbabies (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, captivating, tense
Plot: drought, orphan, teenager, survival, future dystopia, adventure, apocalypse, save the world, escapades, heroic mission, life is a bitch, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, apocalypse, space travel, androids and robots, adventure, save the world, survival, danger, space and aliens, military, rescue, against the odds ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 41K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, space wars, space and aliens, friendship, stranded, racism, survival, danger, survivor, future dystopia, war ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 167K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cult film, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, time travel, evil alien, ancient mystery, spacecraft, immortality, egyptology, archaeology, space opera, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1920s, 1990s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.2
 169K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, survival, ocean, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, rescue, water, future dystopia, sailing, dystopic future, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 2K
Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, danger, race against time, survival, apocalypse, rescue, bomb, artificial intelligence, sun, astronaut, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, space travel, hitman, good versus evil, heroic mission, space and aliens, save the world, battles, save the planet, space wars, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 2K
Slipstream (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Slipstream is a 1989 post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film. The plot has an emphasis on aviation and contains many common science-fiction themes, such as taking place in a dystopian future in which the landscape of the Earth itself has ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, bounty hunter, rescue, race against time, chase, betrayal, on the run, adventure, danger, apocalypse, rivalry, captivity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, space wars, danger, space and aliens, space travel, save the lady, hopes, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 65K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, drifter, post war, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, justice, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, invasion, evil alien, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, escapades, parents and children, end of the world, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%