Movies like Skyrunners

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Skyrunners (2009)
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Skyrunners (2009)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tyler and his brother find an alien ship which makes Tyler appear older and gives him other abilities. This turns his high school life upside down, and may enable him to help his older brother's love life. After he is abducted by beings who intend to takeover Earth, he must depend on his inept and lovelorn brother to rescue him.
Style: exciting, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: spacecraft, ufo, teenage life, space and aliens, evil alien, heroes, space travel, abduction, kidnapping, high school life, danger, getting home, heroic mission, benign alien, high school, siblings relations, life turned upside down, rivalry, rescue, alien encounter, deadly creature, monster, girlfriend, single mother, super powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Skyrunners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, semi serious, humorous and serious films with plots about space and aliens, danger, alien encounter, heroes, escapades, spacecraft and alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Skyrunners: Can of Worms (1999), Purple Death from Outer Space (1966), Invaders from Mars (1986), Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), The Ewok Adventure (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 700
Can of Worms (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, offbeat, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: spacecraft, satellite, misfit, cooking and food, teenage life, family, space wars, heroes, space and aliens, getting home, save the world, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Purple Death from Outer Space (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Edited version of the 1940 Universal serial "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe", released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, epic
Plot: superhero, outer space, alien encounter, evil alien, deadly, rivalry, prodigy, save the world, time travel, palaces castles and temples, battles, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this attempted remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: alien invasion, space travel, spacecraft, save the world, heroic mission, danger, deadly creature, alien encounter, young heroes, space and aliens, imaginary, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, stylized, humorous, futuristic, semi serious
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, spacecraft, evil alien, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, imaginary, benign alien, androids and robots, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, magic, spacecraft, good versus evil, bravery, save the world, battles, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, missing person ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Teenage Alien Avengers (1999)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alien Arsenal, also released as Alien Weapons, tells the story of two teenage misfits, Ralph and Baxter, who accidentally discover a bizarre vault full of alien weaponry and body armor in the basement of their high school, with which they harness ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, imaginary, escapades, heroes, superhero, high school life, misfit, youth, danger, rivalry, kids in trouble, evil alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, emotional, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night
Plot: alien, benign alien, ufo, nasa, friendship, adventure, halloween, family, young heroes, healing power, youth, stranded ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.4
 179
Cybermutt (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Rex, a good-natured Golden Retriever, is given bionic super powers by an eccentric scientist, he becomes the target of an evil genius determined to possess the new technology at any cost.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, future dystopia, heroes, imaginary, save the day, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, daring rescue, escapades, crimes, mistaken identity, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.2
 524
Laserhawk (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 250 million years ago, a carnivorous species 'planted' a crop of humans on an uninhabited planet known as Earth. Now, the alien life form has returned to harvest its yield. With total destruction looming just moments away, a futuristic ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, spacecraft, alien, teenager, benign alien, mental institution, rivalry, adventure, teenage life, imaginary, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 845
Battle Planet (2008)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the not-so-distant future, Captain Jordan Strider, a Special Forces Officer in the New World Alliance, is chosen for a top-secret mission. Sent to a desolate planet, Terra 219, to arrest possible traitors to the Alliance, Strider must survive ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, touching
Plot: space wars, alien, betrayal, space war, alien encounter, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, a.i., danger, deadly, evil alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious, feel good, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, spacecraft, disney, alien, rescue, martian, benign alien, family, mars, friendship, space travel, escapades ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 336
Moon Pilot (1962)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite all their precautions, a young woman who may be an enemy spy ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: moon, space wars, space and aliens, parents and children, escapades, getting home, control room, alien encounter, space travel, danger, chase, airplane ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The X from Outer Space (1967)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. As they near the red planet, they encounter a mysterious UFO that coats the ship's hull with ...
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: chase, rescue, ufo, save the world, escapades, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, heroic mission, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: exciting, stylized, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, space travel, flying saucer, benign alien, nasa, young heroes, artificial intelligence, outer space, alien encounter, getting home ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978, future
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Invasion: Earth (1998)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Invasion: Earth is a BBC science fiction TV series. It was made in collaboration with the Sci Fi Channel, and released in 1998 as six fifty minute episodes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: military, spacecraft, outer space, adventure, space and aliens, benign alien, deadly creature, heroes, kidnapping, save the world, space travel, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In the 6th Godzilla movie, mysterious aliens from the Planet X ask earth's people to help them save their world from the dreaded Ghidorah (aka "Monster Zero") by letting them "borrow" Godzilla and Rodan. Monster mayhem ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ufo, monster, alien, alien invasion, giant monster, mysterious planet, deadly creature, escapades, space and aliens, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 1960s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 680
The Sender (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A psychic father and daughter band together with an "angel" in an attempt to save Earth from an extraterrestrial Armageddon. This suspenseful thriller ties together strange occurrences from 1965 in the Bermuda Triangle (where an American ...
Style: exciting, stylized, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: spacecraft, alien invasion, missing person, heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, crimes, chases and races, uncover truth, parents and children, space and aliens, showbiz ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, robot, children, alien encounter, space travel, christmas, santa claus, disorder, fish out of water, culture clash, benign alien ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequal to "Escape From Witch Mountain," Tia and Tony leave their safe refuge on witch mountain for a trip to Los Angeles. Tony is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Gannon and his spinster partner Letha and brainwashed into helping Gannon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mad scientist, kidnapping, supernatural, gang, family, nuclear holocaust, adventure, disorder, rescue, benign alien, heroes, siblings relations ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.
Style: offbeat, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, monster, cannibalism, girl, turtle, alien, boy, giant monster, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dreamship Surprise: Period 1 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hundreds of years after humans have settled on Mars, Regulator Rogul and Lord Jens Maul, lead a force of Martians to Earth in order to conquer the planet. Queen Metaphor looks to the gay heroes aboard the spaceship Surprise -- Captain Kork, Mr. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: time travel, save the world, space and aliens, future dystopia, contests and competitions, escapades, heroic mission, gays and lesbians, heroes, space travel, danger, ufo ...
Time: 19th century, future, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: rescue, survival, astronaut, planet, heroic mission, danger, deadly, spacecraft, adventure, deadly creature, battles, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 54
Spaced Out (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The planet earth is in peril of impending doom, and maniacal destructive forces from outer space are closely at hand! Twisted, demented alien terrorists are single-handedly about to reap horrific havoc on earth and threaten life itself. Meanwhile, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: abduction, benign alien, chaos and mayhem, escapades, heroes, space and aliens, kidnapping, danger, evil alien, alien encounter, disorder, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: rescue, vampire, spacecraft, alien, space travel, blood, danger, deadly, survival, save the world, supernatural, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.1
 111
Demon Sex (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scientists on Earth experiment with advanced DNA from an ancient alien skull, hoping to crack its genetic code for the good of humankind. But aliens want to steal the code to prevent their species from going extinct, so they enlist human women to ...
Style: serious, scary, suspense, disturbing, sexual
Plot: pregnancy, save the world, evil alien, battles, apocalypse, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, rivalry, deadly, strong sexual content, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
1313: UFO Invasion (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: ADAM is a graduate student in theoretical astronomy and working on his dissertation. He’s always been interested in what’s ‘out there’ and he finds a perfect opportunity to both work and play…..in Roswell, New Mexico.
Style: sexy, serious
Plot: alien invasion, alien, ufo, alien encounter, space and aliens, danger, gay, house, swimming pool, homosexual subtext
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Beautiful alien Amazonian women plan to conquer the world using an army of vegetable monsters. Dim-witted privates Philbrick and Penn bumble into a cave in search of atomic activity but collide instead with fierce carrot-topped tree mutants and ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: outer space, soldier, space and aliens, escapades, save the day, benign alien, battles, rivalry, military, goofy hero, heroes, deadly creature ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Girl Vs. Monster (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Skylar finds out that her parents are monster hunters after she accidentally releases some monsters from a secret containment chamber; so she and her techno friends must recapture all the monsters and also save her mom and dad from these monsters ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: young heroes, youth, monster, teenage life, rescue, danger, halloween, imaginary, best friends, friends, rivalry, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Girl from Mars (1991)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young girl who has telekinetic powers also claims to be a visitor from Mars. The girl's father and a scientist who has befriended her try to discern exactly who she is and what is happening.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Plot: adventure, teenage life, androids and robots, heroes, getting home, eccentric family, space wars, benign alien, parents and children, space and aliens, goofy hero, environmentalism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, save the world, alien encounter, evil alien, escapades, heroes, space and aliens, androids and robots, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: mine, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%