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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: dark, futuristic, saga, epic, atmospheric, twist ending, exciting, psychotronic, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: star wars, space opera, space travel, sword fight, space and aliens, space battle, alien, creature, good versus evil, training, jedi, heroic mission, space wars, robot, rebellion, snow, swamp, rescue, duel, spacecraft, adventure, plot twist, warrior, evil empire, twists and turns ...
Time: future, 80s

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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, cult film, futuristic and psychotronic films with plots about mentor, destiny, weapons, adventure, technology, alien and danger 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), Dune (1984), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), 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, saga, epic, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, space opera, robot, rebellion, space wars, princess, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, jedi ...
Time: future, 70s
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand
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, epic, dark, exciting, saga ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: star wars, robot, space opera, sword fight, space wars, alien, heroic mission, space battle, tragic villain, personality change, good versus evil, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, saga, dark, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: star wars, alien, space and aliens, space opera, space wars, heroic mission, jedi, robot, sword fight, good versus evil, space battle, rebel ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, futuristic, exciting, epic, light ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, robot, space opera, space travel, alien, sword fight, jedi, fantasy world, space wars, intergalactic, magic, good versus evil ...
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: epic, futuristic, intense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, boys' night
Plot: star wars, sword fight, alien, space wars, good versus evil, apprentice, jedi, robot, space battle, space travel, adventure, creature ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ 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, stylized, exciting, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: star trek, time travel, space opera, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, teamwork, alien, heroic mission, space wars, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 24th century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: atmospheric, futuristic, epic, psychedelic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, adventure, space travel, prophecy, space opera, chosen one, desert planet, messiah, dune, space exploration, apocalypse, alien ...
Time: future, year 1984, distant future
Place: south pole
⇓ 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: scenic, exciting, futuristic, saga, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: star wars, fantasy world, alien, obesity, telepathy, space opera, adventure, fictional war, space and aliens, warrior, super weapon, space travel ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, fairy tale, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
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Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, stylized, futuristic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
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Time: 80s, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, entertaining, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: alien, adventure, space travel, teenager, alien contact, space opera, space and aliens, heroic mission, battles, childhood, human in outer space, family ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This Italian-Turkish co-production helmed by genre veteran Antonio Margheriti (using the pseudonym "Anthony M. Dawson") was cobbled together from a four-part science-fiction miniseries shown on Italian television. In prehistoric times, the ...
Style: ridiculous, splatter, parody, futuristic, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, dinosaur, beast, monster, distopia, caveman, desert, sword and sorcery, sword, barbarian, adventure, death ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: saga, epic, futuristic, exciting, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
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Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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 ...
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Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, family outing
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Time: 20th century, 50s, future, year 1957
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: scary, futuristic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, boys' night
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Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ 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: exciting, futuristic, captivating, inspirational, slasher ...
Audience: kids, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Krull (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: dark fantasy, exciting, futuristic, light, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: entertaining, colourful, breathtaking, witty, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.
Style: saga, futuristic, psychotronic, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future, year 1984, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.9
 7K
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: psychotronic, funny, exciting, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, robot, space travel, lightsaber, spacecraft, emperor, space battle, exploitation, smuggler, exploding planet, psychic, sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: futuristic, humorous, exciting, sexy, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
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Time: future, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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 ...
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Audience: teens, kids, family outing, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: futuristic, exciting, saga, visually appealing, allegory ...
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Time: future, 24th century
⇓ 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: intense, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space opera, space travel, post apocalypse, adventure, survival, future dystopia, space and aliens, distopia, alien, monster, bounty hunter, maze ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, lone hero, space and aliens, tough guy, distopia, bounty hunter, one man army, distant planet, one against many, adventure, fight, space opera ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, intense, serious, saga, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, star trek, space battle, cloning, adventure, teleportation, robot, self sacrifice, heroic mission, heroes, alien, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, cyborgs, disney, mad scientist, astronaut, black hole, robot, escapades, heroic mission, distopia, space exploration ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.
Style: futuristic, exciting, saga, humorous, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, star trek, space opera, alien, god, adventure, teleportation, space exploration, hostage, planet, desert, space adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: futuristic, light, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%