Movies like Starman

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Starman (1984)
 7.0
 42K
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, light, humorous and allegory films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, chase, first contact, storytelling, mentor and destiny mostly in Sci-Fi, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Starman: Phenomenon (1996), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Explorers (1985), Alien Nation (1988), Lifeforce (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 74K
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: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, terminal illness, telekinesis, small town, goodhearted, supernatural, genius, romance, hopes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, flying saucer, spacecraft, a vision, technology, contact, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mexico, mongolia, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 20K
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, time travel, fish out of water, save the world ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 14K
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, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, year 1991, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 22K
Lifeforce (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, alien encounter, space and aliens, save the world, danger ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london, big ben 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, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cocoon, pregnant woman, expectant father, human alien, pregnant wife, return, shape shifting alien, senior citizen, werewolf, golden years, save the world, elderly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 499
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, semi serious, exciting
Plot: chases and races, misfit, danger, benign alien, space and aliens, romance, disorder, fish out of water, alien encounter, love affair, fugitives, alarm ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, heroes, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s ...
Place: california, nevada, philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: date night, teens
Plot: disco, spacecraft, romance, benign alien, alien, fish out of water, dancing, bikini, nosy neighbor, beauty salon, swimming pool, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, danger, on the run, kidnapping, skiing, invisibility, stock broker, romance, fugitives, hitman, laser ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: san francisco, washington d.c., switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, disney, mars, alien, rescue, spacecraft, martian, benign alien, family, alien encounter, space travel, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, unusual plot structure, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, adventure, love story, mars, astronaut, space colony, scientist, travel, teenager, search for father, fish out of water, outer space ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 233K
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: humorous, funny, sentimental, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, first contact, alien, ufo, alien encounter, friends, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip, geek ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1947, year 1980 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, arizona, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, survival, on the road, apocalypse, desert, danger, motorcycle, post apocalypse, post nuclear, cockroach, scorpion ...
Time: future, near future, 70s
Place: new york, usa, detroit, las vegas, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychotronic, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: alien, investigation, ufo, nasa, state affairs, chases and races, dishonesty, space and aliens, campaign, satellite, secret place, mystery ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 44K
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: coma, romance, time travel, rapid aging, experiment gone awry, sent to the future, haunted by the past, fish out of water, lovers reunited, male female relationship, suspended animation, cryogenics ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, northern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: 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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, impossible love, couple relations, time traveler, disappearance, time paradox, love and romance, existence paradox, supernatural ability, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1995, 2000s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, fall in love, alien encounter, misfit, love and romance, goofy hero, supernatural, danger, single father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 111K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, distopia, future dystopia, utopia, youth, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, chases and races, human nature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind control, space and aliens, evil alien, alien contact, alien invasion, alien, deadly creature, murder, danger, political corruption, alien encounter, parasite ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Made in Heaven (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A romantic, occasionally funny, drama about two souls who consummate their marriage literally in "Heaven". Mike Shea, in his first life dies as a young man performing a heroic rescue. Shortly after arriving in "Heaven" he meets a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, heaven, fall in love, afterlife, romance, destiny, love and romance, imaginary, couples, hopes, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.0
 912
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, massage, alien, lesbian sex, surrender, supernatural romance, catastrophe, save the world, space and aliens, benign alien, femme fatale, imaginary ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, government, hostage, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, imaginary, danger, superhuman powers, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, fish out of water, laser, adventure, anthropomorphism, alternate reality, physicist, benign alien, rock, experiment gone awry, alien, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 68K
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, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fall in love, fish out of water, rescue, romance, impossible love, disorder, couples, longing, transformation, scientist, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 24K
Spring (2014)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, 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, tense, melancholic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dangerous attraction, supernatural, romance, small town, mysterious character, danger, immortality, love, transformation, supernatural romance, secret, mysterious woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 147K
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, parody, mistaken identity, good versus evil, innocence, star, actor, race against time, heroes, spacecraft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 31K
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, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, bounty hunter, outer space, creature, chaos, danger, small town, family in danger, misfit, intergalactic, cat, barn ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%