Movies like Starman

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Starman (1984)
 7.0
 44K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, offbeat, serious, stylized, road movie, suspense, surprise ending, tragic ending, cult film, allegory ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: alien, on the run, fish out of water, rescue, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, space and aliens, on the road, supernatural, misfit, impossible love, love and romance, danger, chases and races, peaceful mission, disorder, alien encounter, supernatural romance, unfulfillment, landing, lovers, outer space, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, washington d.c., arizona, wisconsin

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Most similar movies to Starman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, weird, allegory and unusual plot structure films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, first contact, storytelling, chase, alien and life philosophy mostly in Sci-Fi, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Starman: Phenomenon (1996), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Paul (2011), Explorers (1985), Alien Nation (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 77K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, goodhearted, miraculous event, terminal illness, brain tumor, small town, telekinesis, genius, supernatural, romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, epic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, benign alien, a vision, technology, contact, flying saucer, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, mongolia, indiana, india, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, healing power, levitation, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, united states, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 242K
Paul (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: funny, humorous, parody, sentimental, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, special agents, chase, hitchhiker, friends, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1980, year 1947 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, england, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 21K
Explorers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, spacecraft, laboratory, adventure, family, heroic mission, fish out of water, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 15K
Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, discrimination, culture clash, murder, friendship, crimes, reluctant partners, fish out of water, deadly, buddies, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1991, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 24K
Lifeforce (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, scary, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, survival, alien, outer space, astronaut, supernatural, evil alien, supernatural power, save the world, alien encounter, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cocoon: The Return (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth, or will they?
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cocoon, aging, pregnant woman, human alien, pregnant wife, expectant father, shape shifting alien, return, senior citizen, werewolf, benign alien, elderly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.3
 526
Starcrossed (1985)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Plot: space and aliens, misfit, benign alien, fugitives, romance, danger, fish out of water, alien encounter, love affair, disorder, chases and races, man in suit and tie ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroic mission, crimes, invisibility, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s ...
Place: california, nevada, philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: disco, spacecraft, romance, space and aliens, benign alien, alien, fish out of water, dancing, bikini, beauty salon, nosy neighbor, swimming pool ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, mars, alien, rescue, spacecraft, disney, martian, family, alien encounter, space travel, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: chase, espionage, on the run, danger, invisibility, skiing, stock broker, kidnapping, invisible man, romance, chases and races, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: san francisco, washington d.c., switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 2K
Hangar 18 (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it's existence because of the near presidential elections. ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychotronic, weird ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, nasa, mystery, state affairs, dishonesty, space and aliens, satellite, campaign, secret place, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Damnation Alley (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will protect them against the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, nuclear holocaust, desert, on the road, survival, apocalypse, danger, cockroach, post apocalypse, post nuclear, scorpion, plague ...
Time: future, 70s, near future
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, detroit, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, mars, adventure, love story, space colony, travel, astronaut, outer space, destiny, scientist, nasa, road trip ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 46K
Forever Young (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: time travel, rapid aging, coma, romance, experiment gone awry, sent to the future, fish out of water, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, male female relationship, suspended animation, love story ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, northern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, alien encounter, fall in love, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger, alien ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 73K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fish out of water, fall in love, rescue, romance, scientist, impossible love, couples, disorder, longing, transformation, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sincere, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, time paradox, supernatural romance, couple relations, time traveler, disappearance, impossible love, love and romance, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 938
Femalien (1996)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the pursuit of perfection, an alien civilization has evolved to become beings of pure light energy, unbound by the limitations of the mortal body. But they have lost something precious along the way: the ability to experience physical pleasure. ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, erotic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: cunnilingus, space and aliens, massage, alien, lesbian sex, catastrophe, imaginary, femme fatale, benign alien, save the world, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien, mind control, alien invasion, deadly creature, alien contact, ufo, murder, danger, political corruption, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 26K
Spring (2014)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.
Style: scary, atmospheric, tense, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dangerous attraction, supernatural, lovecraftian, romance, small town, mysterious character, danger, immortality, love, transformation, monster, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, california, naples italy, rome italy, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Howard the Duck (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, cult film, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: duck, evil alien, laser, fish out of water, adventure, anthropomorphism, alternate reality, physicist, benign alien, experiment gone awry, alien, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: cleveland ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, child abduction, hostage, government, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, danger, imaginary, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 33K
Critters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, bounty hunter, creature, chaos, danger, small town, outer space, family in danger, misfit, space and aliens, intergalactic, explosion ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 155K
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, mistaken identity, race against time, good versus evil, heroes, star, innocence, actor, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 81K
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, mystery, hallucination, back from the dead, romance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, cult film ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, disorder, fish out of water, secret identity, mysterious character, benign alien, nudity (full frontal - brief), alien life-form, satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%