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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, 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 Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
Style: saga, psychotronic, epic, suspenseful, futuristic, dark, exciting, bleak, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, space wars, outer space, space and aliens, star wars, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, jedi, warrior, sword fight, rebel, rebellion, spacecraft, heroes, creature, attack, training, evil empire, space colony, androids, adventure, mentor, danger ...
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 visually appealing films with plots about outer space, space opera, danger, spacecraft, space travel, alien and adventure mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Trek (2009), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Dune (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, epic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, star wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, intergalactic, evil empire, good versus evil, planet, weapon system ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, space and aliens, star wars, outer space, good versus evil, rebel, heroic mission, jedi, warrior, sword fight, creature, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, star wars, heroic mission, warrior, good versus evil, space opera, sword fight, heroes, showdown, adventure, cloning ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, star wars, jedi, space opera, outer space, heroes, army, good versus evil, sword fight, teaching the ways of the world, attack ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: saga, stylized, serious, epic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: space wars, apprentice, warrior, prophecy, outer space, good versus evil, sword fight, training, creature, heroes, star wars, jedi ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space opera, space and aliens, adventure, teamwork, heroic mission, teleportation, time paradox, imaginary, heroes ...
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: saga, futuristic, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, outer space, space travel, jedi, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, spacecraft, danger, space battle ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, interspecies romance, space wars, imaginary, destiny, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 131K
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: epic, futuristic, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, chosen one, battles, space opera, emperor, messiah, vengeance, desert, good versus evil, loss of father, witch ...
Time: future, distant future
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, outer space, good versus evil, space travel, space wars, battles, hitman, heroic mission, save the world, space and aliens, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychotronic, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: star wars, spacecraft, space travel, space battle, space opera, totalitarianism, alien, smuggling, outer space, courage, smuggler, bravery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (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, captivating, futuristic, inspirational ...
Plot: star wars, supernatural power, space opera, space battle, jedi, aliens, alien, good versus evil, space travel, space wars, showdown, lightsaber ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: space wars, outer space, alien, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, battles, fighter pilot, human in outer space, space war, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, outer space, teleportation, space opera, midlife crisis, revenge, warp speed, good versus evil, mind control, space station, scientist ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychotronic, futuristic, scenic, exciting ...
Plot: star wars, space battle, space travel, rebel, rebellion, jedi, suicide mission, heroism, space opera, robot, female protagonist, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, self sacrifice, good versus evil, team, teamwork, heroic mission, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ 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 and aliens, space opera, space travel, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers (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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, spacecraft, space travel, heroes, teamwork, superhero, warrior, space and aliens, reluctant partners, save the world ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2014, 80s, year 1988
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, creature, alien planet, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, warrior, mysterious planet, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 8.3
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Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, frightening ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, space colony, deadly creature, strong female character, outer space, evil alien, survival, human versus alien, female warrior, space marine ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teleportation, outer space, cloning, space wars, self sacrifice, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: adventurer, archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, archaeology, artifact, chase, heroes, sword fight, russian, lost city ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, south america, connecticut, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, space and aliens, androids and robots, apocalypse, survival, save the world, adventure, space travel, man versus machine, danger, military, against the odds ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between Episode II and III the Clone Wars is the first computer animated Star Wars film. Anakin and Obi Wan must find out who kidnapped Jabba the Hutts son and return him safely. The Seperatists will try anything to stop them and ruin any chance ...
Style: exciting, serious, saga, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, space wars, outer space, jedi, battles, apprentice, heroes, star wars, androids, senator, adventure, space battle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 52K
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: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space opera, emperor, outer space, mad scientist, superhero, heroes, race against time, good versus evil, dungeon, world domination, battles, laser ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 31K
Krull (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.
Style: exciting, serious, cult film, futuristic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rescue, heroes, fortress, kingdom, outer space, swashbuckler, wedding, woman in danger, battles, cliche ...
Time: 80s, middle ages, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 259K
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: mysterious planet, adventure, heroes, mars, monster, imaginary kingdom, space travel, danger, space and aliens, space wars, chosen one, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: serious, exciting, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space wars, space travel, rescue, good versus evil, outer space, hung upside down, catastrophe, battles, escapades, danger, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, space opera, androids and robots, space travel, outer space, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, battles, heroic mission, heroes, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%