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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Original name: The Empire Strikes Back
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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 Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
Style: saga, epic, exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, interesting, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, space opera, good versus evil, rebel, sword fight, heroic mission, rebellion, heroes, warrior, creature, attack, training, evil empire, mentor, spacecraft, androids, asteroid, jedi, lightsaber, partners, adventure ...
Time: future, 80s

Most similar movies to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, psychotronic and stylized films with plots about outer space, space opera, space travel, battles, spacecraft, alien and danger mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Star Trek (2009), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Dune (1984), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Jupiter Ascending (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, epic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, adventure, evil empire, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, planet, rebel, intergalactic, creature ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping ...
Style: saga, epic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, space wars, rebel, outer space, good versus evil, redemption, sword fight, heroic mission, death, space opera, attack, evil ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: saga, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, army, space wars, alien race, outer space, good versus evil, space opera, sword fight, mentor, attack, senator, assassination attempt ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
Style: epic, saga, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: space wars, apprentice, prophecy, outer space, good versus evil, space opera, sword fight, creature, warrior, training, heroes, queen ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from ...
Style: epic, futuristic, saga, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, sword fight, emperor, attack, disguise, warrior, army, evil ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 573K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, semi serious, reboot ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, teleportation, teamwork, space opera, imaginary, alternate reality, warp speed ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Style: exciting, epic, saga, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, adventure, star wars, good versus evil, danger, space battle, space and aliens, fictional war, heroes, supernatural power ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 125K
Dune (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune – the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, chosen one, adventure, battles, emperor, messiah, vengeance, desert, good versus evil, loss of father, witch, prophecy ...
Time: future
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, outer space, good versus evil, space travel, space wars, battles, hitman, heroic mission, space and aliens, save the world, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, space wars, imaginary, destiny, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: outer space, space wars, alien, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, battles, fighter pilot, human in outer space, alien contact, space war ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, futuristic, captivating, family saga ...
Plot: supernatural power, space opera, space battle, star wars, fight, alien, good versus evil, space travel, rebel, power struggle, laser gun, lightsaber ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of ...
Style: saga, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, outer space, space opera, midlife crisis, good versus evil, teleportation, mind control, scientist, space station, warp speed, space travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, save the world, spacecraft, space travel, creature, adventure, superhero, anti heroes, imaginary, teamwork, space and aliens ...
Time: future, year 1988, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Thailand
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: alien planet, space travel, alien race, alien, parallel world, mission, creature, spacecraft, government agent, space station, outer space, military ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, heroic mission, mission, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 16K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, spacecraft, alien encounter, space opera, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, space and aliens, danger, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, reboot, epic ...
Plot: rebellion, space battle, star wars, suicide mission, heroism, space travel, supernatural power, female fighter, resistance, redemption, good versus evil, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 1.1M
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, alien, culture clash, interracial romance, space and aliens, benign alien, space travel, alien planet, creature, scientist, warrior, adventure ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, intense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, cloning, outer space, space wars, self sacrifice, teleportation, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, apocalypse, space travel, androids and robots, save the world, adventure, survival, military, space and aliens, man versus machine, against the odds, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 50K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: outer space, emperor, mad scientist, space opera, superhero, heroes, good versus evil, race against time, world domination, laser, battles, dungeon ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 6K
Starcrash (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartharn. The smugglers are soon ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space wars, space travel, rescue, good versus evil, outer space, hung upside down, heroic mission, cons and scams, adventure, catastrophe, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, battles, superhero, heroic mission, adventure, supernatural, danger, save the day, time travel, transformation, one man army ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, saga, psychotronic ...
Plot: star wars, spacecraft, space travel, space battle, alien, outer space, alien race, brutality, danger, monster, space opera, smuggler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The first Cylon war has been raging for 10 years and a young Ensign William Adama joins the fleet. He's disappointed not to be assigned to a fighter but to a freighter, and his co-pilot isn't too keen on having a rookie flying his aircraft ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space opera, escapades, androids and robots, space travel, adventure, space and aliens, battles, heroic mission, danger, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 253K
John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, surprise ending, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroes, mysterious planet, chosen one, space travel, monster, space wars, princess, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: arizona, virginia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 23K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, escapades, danger, heroic mission, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, exciting, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: outer space, parody, pirate, time travel, heroes, battles, treasure hunt, space travel, space war, space wars, adventure, destiny ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, daring rescue, rescue, woman in danger, heroic mission, battles, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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