Movies like Silent Running

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Silent Running (1972)
 6.7
 27K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.
Style: serious, captivating, contemplative, cult film, light, surprise ending, psychedelic, psychotronic, tragic ending, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, distopia, fighting the system, environmentalism, factory, greenhouse, biosphere, androids and robots, destiny, survival, adventure, time travel, supernatural, heroes, misfit, battles, betrayal, space wars, superhuman powers, save the world ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Silent Running

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, suspenseful and thought provoking films with plots about outer space, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, catastrophe, dialogue and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Silent Running: Solaris (1972), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Interstellar (2014), Elysium (2013), Dark Star (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, intellectual, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space station, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, hallucination, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: mind bending, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, space station, outer space, spacecraft, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, scientist, spacewalk, artificial intelligence, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, prehistory, year 1968 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.6M
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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 423K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, outer space, distopia, politics, class conflict, radiation, society, fighting the system, race against time ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 23K
Dark Star (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and ...
Style: futuristic, cult film, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, escapades, heroes, a.i., asteroids and comets, hippie, chaos ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 49K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, hologram, chaos, technology gone awry, separated, surveillance, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.4
 646
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 ⇓
100%
 6.2
 80K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: space station, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, mysterious planet, astronaut, afterlife, spacecraft, hallucination, back from the dead, romance, paranormal activity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 779K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, space station, astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, near death experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 24K
The Black Hole (1979)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, disney, escapades, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, future dystopia, space battle, imaginary, obsessive quest, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, escapades, good versus evil, survivor ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 537
Encrypt (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 2068, the ozone layer is gone and the world is a wasteland. A band of mercenaries attempt to break into a Estate that is guarded by a automated defence system called "Encrypt" in order to steal priceless artwork.
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, survival, future dystopia, chaos, life is a bitch, escapades, androids and robots, apocalypse, man versus machine, soldier, society, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, outer space, apocalypse, save the world, state affairs, political unrest, alien encounter, heroic mission, head of state, benign alien, chaos ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British ...
Style: exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, astronaut, trapped in space, outer space, chases and races, escapades, space and aliens, benign alien, adventure, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 9K
Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, thought provoking, mind bending, contemplative ...
Plot: isolation, astronaut, space station, outer space, human nature, survival, losing-it hero, danger, solitude, space and aliens, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 237K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, danger, expedition, self sacrifice, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 2K
Android (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Dr .Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives one of whom is female. Both Dr. Daniel and Max ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids, space station, escape, runaway, spacecraft, androids and robots, mad scientist, space travel, obsession, future dystopia, chaos, disorder ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 339K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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 ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, spacecraft, astronaut, moon, space and aliens, clones, distopia, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: planet, survival, rescue, spacecraft, astronaut, heroic mission, deadly creature, battles, danger, deadly, adventure, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 18K
Ascension (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space opera, social differences, space station, murder, survival, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 68K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: cerebral, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, found footage, astronaut, danger, distant planet, lovecraftian, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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 5.4
 3K
Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spaceship crash, mars, survival, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, vengeance, escapades, battles, space wars, good versus evil, man versus machine, space and aliens, danger, adventure, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 306
Earth II (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the near future, a space station dubbed Earth II is built for the purpose of scientific research and world peace. However, that peace is shattered when the Chinese send up a nuclear bomb that is orbiting just a few miles away from the station. ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: spacewalk, space station, outer space, escapades, danger, man versus machine, race against time, heroes, space wars, heroic mission, hijacking, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, contemplative
Plot: space travel, outer space, isolation, mission gone awry, confined, solitude, spacecraft, asteroids and comets, accident, heroes, human in outer space, loneliness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, a.i., adoption, future dystopia, distopia, androids, cyberpunk, destiny, global warming, adventure, parenthood ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Londo Mollari, the Centauri Emperor, recounts the initial contact between the Humans and Minbari, which resulted in a major incident and subsequent war, for an eager pair of youngsters wanting a story about love and conflict.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, space wars, space travel, adventure, heroes, leadership, imaginary, state affairs, head of state, good versus evil, space and aliens, renegades ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
42%