Movies like John Carter

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John Carter (2012)
 6.6
 252K
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 Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, feel good, stylized, surprise ending, visually appealing, futuristic, fairy tale ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, adventure, heroes, mysterious planet, imaginary kingdom, space travel, monster, chosen one, space wars, princess, danger, battles, alien race, sword and sorcery, save the day, heroic mission, martian, sword and fantasy, alien encounter, teleportation, alien, space and aliens, sword fight, leader, veteran ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: new york, arizona, virginia

Most similar movies to John Carter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, visually appealing, stylized and epic films with plots about adventure, danger, mentor, chase, battles, heroes and transformation mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like John Carter: Avatar (2009), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Gods of Egypt (2016), Thor (2011), Princess of Mars (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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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, benign alien, alien planet, space and aliens, space travel, scientist, warrior, adventure, creature ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, destiny, imaginary, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.4
 103K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, ancient egypt, adventure, rescue, danger, legends and myths, afterlife, save the day, immortality, imaginary, desert ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 731K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, immortality, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, mythology, adventure, superhuman powers, warrior, prince, exile, protector, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 10th century
Place: new mexico, scandinavia, usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Princess of Mars (2009)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, soldier, adventure, alien encounter, chaos, heroic mission, danger, save the princess, distant planet, battles, military, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 race, space travel, alien planet, alien, government agent, parallel world, mission, spacecraft, creature, space station, outer space, military ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 350K
Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, demi god, atlantis, superhero, mythology, underwater, ocean, warrior, superhuman powers, fantasy world, rescue, shark ...
Time: year 1985, 1990s, 2010s, 80s, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, maine, sicily, sahara desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 71K
Outlander (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, alien encounter, vikings, viking, deadly creature, ancient, vengeance, alien invasion, uninhibited rivalry, battles, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century, future
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 173K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, archaeology, outer space, alien planet, evil alien, spacecraft, time travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, space opera ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face ...
Style: exciting, serious, gloomy, comic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: transformation, superhuman powers, scientist, superhero, mutant, giant, on the run, chaos, experiment gone awry, creature, adventure, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, brazil, rio de janeiro, usa, virginia ...
⇓ 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, team, creature, adventure, superhero, imaginary, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future, 80s, year 2014, year 1988, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
100%
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: norse mythology, superhero, superhuman powers, warrior, wizards and magicians, king, creature, villain, scientist, good versus evil, prince, queen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, london, england
⇓ 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: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, rivalry, heroes, betrayal, time travel, fall in love, princess, king, imaginary, prince, destiny, on the run ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 122K
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, vengeance, battles, emperor, messiah, desert, good versus evil, loss of father, witch, prophecy ...
Time: future
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, adventure, end of the world, love, supernatural ability ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 220K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: young heroes, space wars, intelligence, chosen one, save the world, prodigy, child prodigy, basic training, battles, space and aliens, adventure, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, heroism, courage, adventure, army, one man army, heroic mission, world war two, disney, soldier, good versus evil ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, alps, big ben london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, mysterious planet, outer space, alien, trapped in space, nasa ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 121K
Eragon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, fantasy world, adventure, chosen one, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, escapades, save the world, supernatural ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, russia, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, spacecraft, catastrophe, abduction, sheriff, cowboy, alien, escape, chaos, small town, first contact ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, mutant, supernatural power, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural, superhuman, team, teenage superhero, save the day, training, vengeance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1944 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, space travel, world domination, laser, battles ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Style: suspense, comic, surprise ending, intense, entertaining ...
Plot: apocalypse, superhero team, mutant, superhero, super strength, world domination, immortality, superhuman, comics, transformation, heroes, battlefield ...
Time: 80s, future, 2010s, year 1983
Place: egypt, poland, west berlin west germany, cairo egypt, sydney australia ...
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
50%
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, serious, stylized ...
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 ⇓
40%
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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 ...
Style: saga, epic, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
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, mentor, rebellion ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, androids and robots, escapades, space travel, adventure, space and aliens, battles, heroic mission, heroes, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%