Movies like Planet of the Apes 1968

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Planet of the Apes (1968)
 8.0
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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: twist ending, philosophical, twists and turns, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, serious, biting ...
Plot: astronaut, time travel, post apocalypse, space travel, slavery, space and aliens, hunting, scientist, satire, danger, escape, rescue, space marine, monkey, gorilla, ape, future dystopia, dictatorship, escapades, survival, alternate reality, adventure, distopia, confined, life is a bitch ...
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 futuristic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about escapades, danger, adventure, catastrophe, dialogue, chase and natural disaster mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Planet of the Apes: Logan's Run (1976), Interstellar (2014), The Maze Runner (2014), Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), Battlefield Earth (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, space and aliens, mutant, post apocalypse, distopia, rescue, nuclear holocaust, battles, science, survivor, ape ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: slavery, wormhole, future dystopia, astronaut, time travel, space travel, space station, adventure, alternate reality, survival, danger, parallel world ...
Time: future, distant future, year 2001, 2000s, 2020s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, touching, stylized, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, astronaut, distopia, breeding, nuclear holocaust, on the run, spacecraft, teasing, cell, chimpanzee, pacifism, archaeologist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1973, 18th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, revolution, battles, ape, monkey, rebellion, radiation, survival, adventure, distopia, life is a bitch, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2000s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, distopia, monkey, ape, gorilla, time travel, space and aliens, post apocalypse, astronaut, survival, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 80s, near future ...
Place: usa, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 52K
Logan's Run (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: cult film, futuristic, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, utopia, apocalypse, chase, post apocalypse, robot, runaway, murder, laser, fighting the system, on the run, killer robot ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, father daughter relationship, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, expedition, parallel world, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, ape, survival, danger, escapades, on the run, chases and races, adventure, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.8
 426K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, distopia, society, young heroes, memory loss, youth, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, evil alien, danger, survival, adventure, humanoid alien, catastrophe, space travel, isolation ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, danger, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, mining, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, utopia, obsessive quest, changing the past or future, adventure, dystopic future, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, survival, hopes ...
Time: future, near future, distant future, 19th century, 2030s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 184K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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, futuristic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, adventure, ocean, future dystopia, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, rescue, sailing, water, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: exciting, suspenseful, offbeat, serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, hopes, heroes, obsessive quest, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, chaos, disorder ...
Time: future, 20th century, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 492K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: visually appealing, futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, disorder, resistance, catastrophe, space travel, mysterious character, survival, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, imaginary, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, revolution, save the world, adventure, rivalry, alien encounter, heroic mission, chaos, imaginary, danger, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 5K
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, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, confined, danger, survival, isolation, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, astronaut, outer space, escapades, alien, trapped in space, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 70K
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, outer space, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, spacecraft, terrorism, heroes, escapades, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 44K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
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 and aliens, space wars, friendship, racism, future dystopia, stranded, survival, danger, survivor, space battle ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 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, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space travel, bomb, rescue, danger, race against time, survival, apocalypse, artificial intelligence, sun ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, nasa, space and aliens, hopes, spacewalk, expedition, presumed dead, ghost ship, space mission, super computer ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: washington d.c., new mexico, paris france, tower bridge london, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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First Men in the Moon (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old ...
Style: stylized, serious, psychotronic, fairy tale, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: space travel, moon, alien, astronaut, passenger, extinction, adventure, imaginary, race against time, heroes, chases and races, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: europe, england, ussr, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, offbeat, bleak, serious, psychotronic
Plot: alien civilization, space and aliens, venus the planet, pterodactyl, astronaut, robot, outer space, chases and races, imaginary, heroes, anti heroes, danger ...
Time: prehistory, future, 2020s, 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 70K
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, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2040s, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, space and aliens, save the lady, space wars, imaginary, destiny, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel, creature ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, double agent, space and aliens, laser, coma, rescue, assassination attempt, military, miniaturization, doctor, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, future dystopia, alien, space and aliens, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, adventure, dystopic future, love, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
Style: tense, exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: leader, post apocalypse, monkey, plague, survival, colony, forest, vestiges of humanity, animal attack, experiment, power struggle, fate of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, future, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%