Movies and TV shows like Doctor Who 1963

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Doctor Who (1963)
 8.4
 31K
Doctor Who (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs. The show has received recognition as one of Britain's finest television programmes, winning the 2006 British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series and five consecutive awards at the National Television Awards during Russell T Davies's tenure as Executive Producer. In 2011, Matt Smith became the first Doctor to be nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor. In 2013, the Peabody Awards honoured Doctor Who with an Institutional Peabody "for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe." The programme is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world and as the "most successful" science fiction series of all time—based on its over-all broadcast ratings, DVD and book sales, and iTunes traffic. During its original run, it was recognised for its imaginative stories, creative low-budget special effects, and pioneering use of electronic music.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, serious, cliffhanger
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, benign alien, time machine, evil alien, escapades, adventure, heroic mission, doctor who, good versus evil, race against time, companion, earth, human alien, alien, exile, gadget, monster, cult, time traveler, alien encounter, space and aliens, imaginary, master villain, rescue, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london, arizona

Most similar movies to Doctor Who

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and futuristic films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, space and aliens, danger, imaginary and time travel mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Doctor Who: Torchwood (2006), Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007), Stargate SG-1 (1997), Voyagers! (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
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Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, heroes, adventure, time machine, adventurer, journey, good versus evil, alien encounter, save the day, space travel, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 36K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, supernatural, paranormal investigation, heroic mission, homosexual, adventure, alien encounter, investigation, save the world, heroes, alien, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Scientist Doctor Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Plot: time travel, evil alien, good versus evil, time machine, spacecraft, adventure, imaginary, space and aliens, androids and robots, benign alien, changing the past or future, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television series, produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies and starring Elisabeth Sladen. The programme is a spin-off of the long-running BBC science fiction programme ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: alien, benign alien, adventure, evil alien, time travel, save the world, danger, escapades, space and aliens, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 75K
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ancient mystery, space and aliens, space travel, time travel, parallel world, master villain, military, save the world, cult, wormhole, changing the past or future, alien planet ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 1K
Voyagers! (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Voyagers! is an American science fiction time travel-based television series that aired on NBC during the 1982–1983 season. The series stars Jon-Erik Hexum and Meeno Peluce.
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, adventurer, changing the past or future, time traveler, family, heroic mission, righting the wronged, escapades, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: year 1982
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Doctor Who and his companions are hurled into the future and make a horrifying discovery: the Daleks have conquered Earth! The metal fiends have devastated entire continents and turned the survivors into Robomen.
Style: futuristic, semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, spacecraft, adventure, androids and robots, evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 8K
Doctor Who (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, clock, adventure, apocalypse, space and aliens, master villain, heroic mission, androids and robots, race against time, rescue, alien encounter ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, future, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 6K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: moon, astronaut, a.i., adventure, androids and robots, space exploration, benign alien, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 264
K-9 (2009)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: K-9 is a British/Australian comedy/adventure series focusing on the adventures of the robot dog K-9 from the television show Doctor Who, achieved by mixing computer animation and live action. The first episode aired as a sneak preview of the series ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, adventurer, androids and robots, teenager, government agency, young heroes, alien encounter, family, time travel, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 27K
Timeless (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the ...
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, romantic, surprise ending
Plot: time travel, time machine, love, murder, gang of outlaws, female scientist, fighting crime, ex military, teacher, team, black man, shooting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek set 100 years before. The series premiered September 26, 2001 on the UPN television network with the final episode airing on May 13, 2005. The series takes ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space exploration, alien encounter, adventure, teleportation, alien planet, escapades, adventurer, danger, intelligence ...
Time: 22nd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 11K
Andromeda (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett. It starred Kevin ...
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, military, alien, artificial intelligence, black hole, space wars, heroes, androids and robots, genetic engineering ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 63K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, outer space, alien encounter, star trek, heroic mission, imaginary, teleportation, captain, benign alien ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Primeval: New World (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A North American spin-off of the hit U.K. television series, Primeval: New World follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal anomalies and battles both prehistoric and futuristic creatures.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, based on british tv series
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, imaginary, dangerous animal, danger, escapades, deadly creature, bird attack, monster, sea monster
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 1K
The Tripods (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. cousins. When humans reach the age of sixteen, they must undergo a process known as capping which places their mind under the control of the conquerors. In ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: mind control, evil alien, young heroes, adventure, save the world, rebelliousness, alien encounter, good versus evil, danger, heroes, space and aliens, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cerebral, interesting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, time travel, good versus evil, evil alien, changing the past or future, space wars, alien, space and aliens, adventure, alien invasion, spacecraft, race against time ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 25K
Babylon 5 (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, culture clash, time travel, adventure, space opera, benign alien, good versus evil, philosophy, space and aliens, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes. Based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pierre ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, survival, adventure, danger, escapades, space travel, on the run, chases and races, society, switching roles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 4K
Earth 2 (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey and settlement of a small expeditionary group called the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: space colony, adventure, adventurer, benign alien, alien planet, alien encounter, space travel, time travel, space and aliens, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Sixty days on and Rygel is retrieving pieces of John and Aeryn from the sea bed. The Diagnosan re-crystalises them and they start getting to know the local species. Meanwhile, Scorpius and Sikozu are aboard a Peacekeeper Command Carrier on a recon ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, adventure, space and aliens, escapades, on the run, human in outer space, couple relations, heroes, wormhole, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 3K
First Wave (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: First Wave is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that aired from 1998 to 2001 on the Sci-Fi Channel. The show was created by Chris Brancato, who co-wrote an early version of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak
Plot: alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, adventure, criminal heroes, evil alien, alien encounter, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 32 min.
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, based on radio show ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, ufo, space travel, benign alien, outer space, spacecraft, cult, friendship, alien, meaning of life, end of the world, imaginary ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 3K
Flash Gordon (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, master villain, race against time, space opera, distant planet, save the world, heroic mission, space travel, danger, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, evil alien, star trek, getting home, outer space, hologram, alien encounter, adventure, teleportation, allies, trapped in space ...
Time: future
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 3K
Blakes 7 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, fighting the system, cult, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, war, convict, crew, rebelliousness, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived mid-1990s American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season. It ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, space wars, space war, racism, battles, marines, androids and robots, benign alien, adventure, deadly creature, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Knight in Camelot (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yet another variation on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court." Here, a computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, king arthur, knight, experiment, supernatural romance, mad scientist, race against time, friendship, family, curses spells and rituals, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, connecticut, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
SeaQuest 2032 (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, sea, good versus evil, ocean or sea, androids and robots, adventure, boy genius, underwater, benign alien, race against time, rescue, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: serious, feel good, exciting, stylized, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, time travel, ufo, nasa, space travel, benign alien, outer space, young heroes, alien, family, artificial intelligence, dog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1986, future
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%