Movies like John Carter

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John Carter (2012)
 6.6
 274K
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, fairy tale, entertaining, heroic, futuristic, surprise ending, captivating, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: mars, adventure, alien, monster, space travel, heroic mission, mysterious planet, distant planet, imaginary kingdom, battles, steampunk, save the day, superhuman powers, space and aliens, heroes, alien encounter, teleportation, chosen one, princess, sword fight, space opera, space wars, alien race, giant, warrior ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: virginia, arizona, new york

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Most similar movies to John Carter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, cult film, futuristic and visually appealing films with plots about adventure, chase, battles, danger, weapons, technology and explosion mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like John Carter: Avatar (2009), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Gods of Egypt (2016), Outlander (2008), Stargate (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 1.2M
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, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: alien, culture clash, fantasy world, adventure, space and aliens, alien life-form, ecology, alien planet, creature, space travel, human nature, distant planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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
Plot: space opera, adventure, life turned upside down, save the lady, genetics, space and aliens, destiny, space travel, space wars, creature, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.4
 118K
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, fairy tale, serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, ancient egypt, adventure, egyptian mythology, good versus evil, legends and myths, myth, chase, desert, escapades, save the day, young heroes ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 76K
Outlander (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France, Czech Republic
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, epic, fairy tale, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, viking, alien invasion, vengeance, medieval, alien encounter, norse mythology, human versus alien, survival, battles, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, future, 8th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 7.0
 192K
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, futuristic, entertaining, tense, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, archaeology, military, slavery, space opera, ancient egypt, pyramid, teleportation, portal, alien, archaeologist ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, colorado, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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
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, psychedelic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: alien, alien planet, space travel, space station, government agent, mission, creature, alien race, marriage proposal, spacecraft, end of the world, dna ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
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, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, extraterrestrial, ufo, monster, evil alien, cowboy, alien contact, space and aliens, invasion, human versus alien, gunslinger ...
Time: future, 1870s, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK
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, breathtaking, cerebral, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, cyberpunk, good versus evil, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, end of the world, space opera, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1910s, 23rd century, 90s
Place: egypt, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, epic, fairy tale, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: sword fight, time travel, adventure, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, fall in love, princess, heir, partners, medieval, heroes ...
Time: 50s
Place: persia, middle east, egypt, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 163K
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 ⇓
80%
 7.0
 849K
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: entertaining, humorous, exciting, heroic, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, mythology, legends and myths, immortality, superhuman powers, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroes, warrior, norse mythology, viking, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 10th century, 2010s
Place: new mexico, scandinavia, usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, epic, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, star trek, space and aliens, space wars, adventure, self sacrifice, heroic mission, team, alien, teamwork, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 242K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: adventure, alien, chosen one, distopia, space wars, training, young heroes, intelligence, prodigy, space and aliens, child prodigy, space battle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, futuristic, light, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space opera, space wars, androids and robots, adventure, space travel, escapades, betrayal, cyborgs, battles, heroic mission, space and aliens, military ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 73K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, exciting, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, space travel, robot, alien, adventure, save the world, space exploration, spacecraft, family, heroes, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: futuristic, exciting, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, adventure, space opera, space travel, monster, escapades, good versus evil, teamwork, intergalactic, alien, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 474K
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, psychotronic, epic, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: superhero, creature, super powers, atlantis, princess, ocean, supernatural power, power, warrior, muscleman, half breed, mythology ...
Time: 2010s, year 1985, 90s, 80s
Place: maine, sahara, boston, sicily, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 137K
The Great Wall (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, colourful, epic, absurd ...
Plot: monster, great wall of china, courage, archer, warrior, creature, mythology, invasion, siege, rescue, trust, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, future, 11th century
Place: china, latin america, egypt, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
100%
Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, virtuality, love, teenage hero, teenage boy, quest, teamwork, adventure, friendship, race against time ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 165K
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, funny, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, monster, time travel, mistaken identity, actor, benign alien, alien invasion, sexy woman, shapeshifting, desert, space opera, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, martian, soldier, chaos, alien encounter, adventure, battles, distant planet, heroic mission, military, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: exciting, humorous, futuristic, entertaining, heroic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, legends and myths, alien, warrior, norse mythology, wizards and magicians, heroes, magic, end of the world, adventure, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 297K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, tense, semi serious, clever, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, escapades, future dystopia, distopia, space wars, mechanic, friendship, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 26K
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 ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: serious, surprise ending, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, sword fight, time travel, evil man, violence, skeleton, beast, monster, sword, chase, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: heroic, exciting, stylized, entertaining, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: superhero, world war two, courage, heroes, adventure, heroism, military, heroic mission, superhuman powers, soldier, nazi, mad scientist ...
Time: 21st century, future, year 1942, 1940s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, germany, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 503K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, robot, androids and robots, creature, chaos and mayhem, destruction, battles, survival, save the world, heroic mission, giant robots ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s, 21st century, near future ...
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, hong kong, asia, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: intense, entertaining, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, super strength, superhero team, mutant, transformation, good versus evil, teleportation, heroes, x men, alter ego, technology, genetics ...
Time: future, year 1983, 2010s, 80s
Place: egypt, poland, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%