Movies like Riverworld 2003

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Riverworld (2003)
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Riverworld (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie for the Sci Fi Channel based on the book series by Philip José Farmer. The location is Riverworld, a mysterious and treacherous land where every human who died between the years 99,000 BC and 2,200 AD has been resurrected on the banks of a huge river.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, contemplative, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, rebellion, reincarnation, survival, adventure, supernatural, fighting the system, danger, imaginary, rebelliousness, escapades, space wars, rivalry, afterlife, heroes, astronaut, distant planet, roman empire, space and aliens, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, folk hero, corrupted ruler, society, female director ...
Time: 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, rivalry, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Riverworld: Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996), Hirokin: The Last Samurai (2012), Journey to Promethea (2010), Battle Planet (2008), Grendel (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, space and aliens, deadly creature, androids and robots, escapades, deadly, save the day, good versus evil, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, custody, space travel ...
Place: japan, asia
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100%
Hirokin: The Last Samurai (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin – a reluctant warrior with a dark past – sets off on mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planets evil ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rebellion, freedom, adventure, good versus evil, danger, vengeance, rivalry, corrupted ruler, escapades, rebelliousness, heroes, warrior ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to Promethea (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A tyrannical king reigns over his kingdom with an iron fist, but there is hope. A prophecy foretold long ago states that a boy will rise up against the oppressive regime and lead his people to the promised land of Promethea. This is the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, intense
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, rebellion, adventure, destiny, corrupted ruler, danger, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, legends and myths, supernatural, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The plot is similarly smorgasbordesque, cobbled together from the vaguely recalled secret origins of most superheroes: average joe, talented inventor, tragic loss, ancient prophecy, immortal intervention, pending apocalypse, flamboyant villain. ...
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, escapades, danger, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, master warrior, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, legends and myths, norse mythology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Battle Planet (2008)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the not-so-distant future, Captain Jordan Strider, a Special Forces Officer in the New World Alliance, is chosen for a top-secret mission. Sent to a desolate planet, Terra 219, to arrest possible traitors to the Alliance, Strider must survive ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: space wars, space battle, evil alien, alien, betrayal, space war, space travel, alien encounter, adventure, space and aliens, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Grendel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once glorious realm is terrorized by the undefeated monster Grendel. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: viking, vengeance, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, escapades, imaginary, deadly, danger, imaginary kingdom, deadly creature ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Jabberwock Dragon Siege (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alec a courageous but impetuous knight returns to his home village having been summoned by his older brother Francis to care for their ailing father. The brothers' reunion is short-lived as a traveller terrified and half-crazed arrives to warn ...
Style: exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, daring rescue, adventure, deadly creature, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, deadly, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France, Austria, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visitations to Earth and Earth's self-made demise, while human astronauts in space are attempting to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.
Style: serious, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: astronaut, spacecraft, alien, save the planet, save the world, adventure, space and aliens, prodigy, space travel, apocalypse, chaos, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 2.2
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Power Corps. (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Soldiers land on Caprini and confront diabolical villains.
Style: rough, stylized, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, heroic mission, military, tough heroes, danger, rivalry, supernatural, adventure, escapades, deadly creature, distant planet ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 2K
Riverworld (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell.
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: afterlife, samurai, survival, danger, obsessive quest, supernatural, escapades, heroes, distant planet, mysterious planet, reincarnation, purgatory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: russia, atlantic ocean, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 2K
Gor II (1988)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An Earthman returns to the planet Gor, and fights against tyranny.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: space wars, criminal, time travel, escapades, danger, rivalry, adventurer, adventure, imaginary, heroic mission, slavery, female warrior ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: saga, psychotronic, epic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, outer space, space and aliens, star wars, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, jedi, sword fight, rebel ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
On the Silver Globe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A small group of cosmic explorers leave Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, spacecraft, moon, desert, time travel, chaos, space wars, starting over, future dystopia, space travel, track down, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pegasus Vs. Chimera (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two mythological creatures battle each other.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: good versus evil, legends and myths, battles, wizards and magicians, dangerous animal, danger, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, deadly, rivalry, heroes ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
At the Earth's Core (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A huge burrowing machine tunnels out of control at ferocious speed, cutting clean through to the center of the earth, to the twilight world of pellucidar. Once there, Dr. Perry and David Innes are threatened by half human creatures, lizard-like ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychotronic, ridiculous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: cave, subterranean, monster, cave woman, quicksand, adventure, space travel, good versus evil, chaos, battles, mole, dangerous animal ...
Time: 19th century, prehistory, victorian era, victorian, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
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 709
Game Box 1.0 (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Miserable after the shooting death of his girlfriend, video game tester Charlie immerses himself in his work. When a new 3D game comes in the mail, he becomes caught up in its bizarre fantasy world -- literally. Trapped inside the game, ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, samurai, future dystopia, rivalry, life is a bitch, imaginary, danger, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, corrupt cop, grief, death of girlfriend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Tale of the Mummy (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an archaeological expedition opens an ancient Egyptian tomb, the unimaginable evil of a cursed pharaoh is unleashed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, reincarnation, good versus evil, danger, pharaoh, supernatural power, death, supernatural, egyptology, serial killer, police investigation, dismemberment ...
Time: year 1948
Place: egypt, london, africa, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, scientist, culture clash, alien, creature, alien planet, space and aliens, space travel, adventure, warrior, mysterious planet, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Time Barbarians (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A warrior king has swordfights with ugly savages that crouch around the forest and snarl a lot. An evil bad guy, bent on doing evil things, kills his wife and flees to modern day Los Angeles. The warrior chases after him to avenge his wife's ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Plot: time travel, barbarian, rivalry, danger, adventurer, heroes, wizards and magicians, in the woods, imaginary, escapades, supernatural, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the gruesome events on Caprini, Sharp and his elite team of tough, witty and trigger happy space Marines must now head out to the icy planet Mezzo to investigate further Ma'har activities. What they will encounter will defy their ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, heroic mission, heroes, military, rivalry, androids and robots, good versus evil, adventure, soldier, danger, future dystopia, space wars ...
Time: future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
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Story: Under Paul ‘Muad'Dib’ Atreides' rule as Emperor, the planet Arrakis has enjoyed a renaissance. However, the revolution that Muad'dib inspired has transformed into a brutal jihad that has plunged all of humanity into a bitter, ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, adventure, imaginary kingdom, space travel, good versus evil, heroic mission, political unrest, leadership, imaginary, escapades, space opera, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, elf, imaginary, escapades, danger, rivalry, heroes, battles, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Dark Planet (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two sides, one known as the Alphas and the other the Rebels, struggle in a brutal war on Earth and in outer space. When a habitable planet is discovered in orbit around a star that is on the far side of a dangerous wormhole, the two sides ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, wormhole, space travel, state affairs, hotshot hero, soldier, intrigue, society, escapades, life is a bitch, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Snow Queen (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious presence has threatened humanity for hundreds of years as it lurks in the frozen wastes people avoid. Nearly unnoticed as its power grows, she's been slowly draining the planet of one of its most precious resources. It takes two ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, danger, supernatural, escapades, heroes, adventurer, curse, monster, alternate timeline ...
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51%
Samurai Resurrection (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shiro Amasuka, dead leader of the Shimbara Revolt is resurrected from hell with the desire of overthrowing the shogunate for killing his companions. To do this , he resurrects an army od living dead swordsmen. Between him and his goal, only Yagyu ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, battles, shogun, deadly, vengeance, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, zombie, danger, supernatural, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Red Faction: Origins (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the year 2125, Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom in the hit action game Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now, Syfy and THQ are teaming up to continue the saga of conflict on Mars 25 years later in an all-new Original Movie, Red Faction: ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, mars, brother sister relationship, space and aliens, survival, abduction, soldier, military, outer space, heroes, father daughter relationship, battles ...
Time: 22nd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hellhounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Greek warrior must travel to the Underworld and battle killer hellhounds in order to rescue his murdered bride from the clutches of Hades.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: heroes, legends and myths, adventure, rescue, supernatural, danger, heroic mission, escapades, battles, creature, dog, greek mythology ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space battle, save the world, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, society, good versus evil, heroes, danger, supernatural, ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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50%