Movies like Skyrunners

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Skyrunners (2009)
 5.0
 997
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, deadly creature, rescue, alien encounter, monster, girlfriend, single mother, super powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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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 suspenseful films with plots about space and aliens, danger, heroes, alien encounter, escapades, alien and spacecraft 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: offbeat, feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: spacecraft, satellite, misfit, cooking and food, family life, outer space, unlikely partners, heroes, young heroes, space and aliens, space wars, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, epic
Plot: superhero, outer space, space wars, benign alien, space and aliens, imaginary, adventure, master villain, chases and races, heroes, escapades, heroic mission ...
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, heroic mission, save the world, danger, imaginary, space and aliens, alien encounter, young heroes, deadly creature, 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, semi serious, stylized, humorous, futuristic
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, spacecraft, evil alien, save the world, androids and robots, benign alien, changing the past or future, imaginary, adventure, space and aliens ...
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, epic
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: rescue, spacecraft, good versus evil, friendship, monster, magic, bravery, forest, space travel, missing person, escapades, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, escapades, imaginary, teenage life, evil alien, alien encounter, supernatural, danger, youth, superhero, high school life, misfit ...
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, nasa, friendship, ufo, children, halloween, adventure, family, youth, young heroes, healing power ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, future dystopia, daring rescue, save the day, superhuman powers, family, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, teenager, spacecraft, alien, benign alien, mental institution, prank, rivalry, escapades, heroes, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: moon, getting home, adventure, heroes, space and aliens, family, chases and races, escapades, space wars, benign alien, airplane, chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious
Plot: rescue, chase, ufo, survival, race against time, teleportation, danger, space travel, space and aliens, deadly creature, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
⇓ 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: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: military, spacecraft, outer space, escapades, deadly creature, heroes, adventure, benign alien, kidnapping, danger, space travel, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: spacecraft, alien invasion, escapades, parents and children, crimes, supernatural ability, heroes, space and aliens, uncover truth, showbiz, investigation, supernatural ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: giant monster, alien invasion, alien, ufo, mysterious planet, adventure, benign alien, space and aliens, dangerous animal, anti heroes, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 1960s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, alien, spacecraft, rescue, martian, benign alien, family, mars, journalism, heroic mission, escapades, space and aliens ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary ...
Plot: rescue, mars, vampire, spacecraft, space travel, blood, alien, imaginary, mute or deaf, space wars, heroes, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: sexual, scary, serious
Plot: pregnancy, deadly, evil alien, imaginary, deadly creature, benign alien, future dystopia, space and aliens, curses spells and rituals, heroes, rivalry, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: mad scientist, kidnapping, supernatural, gang, nuclear holocaust, family, adventure, disorder, danger, master villain, heroes, escapades ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, scary, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, cannibalism, monster, girl, turtle, giant monster, alien, boy, supernatural, chaos, heroes, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, contests and competitions, gays and lesbians, escapades, heroic mission, heroes, spacecraft, survival, taxi, save the world, ufo ...
Time: 19th century, future, 21st century, 14th century, year 2004 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, nasa, space travel, flying saucer, benign alien, young heroes, artificial intelligence, alien, family, outer space ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978, future
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 12K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, idiotic, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, space shuttle, trapped in space, family, adventure, survival, rescue, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: space wars, betrayal, space war, alien, heroes, chases and races, space and aliens, imaginary, escapades, battles, danger, space travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, sexy
Plot: alien invasion, alien, ufo, space and aliens, danger, alien encounter, house, homosexual subtext, swimming pool
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: heroes, benign alien, danger, media, journalism, kidnapping, escapades, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, imaginary, save the world, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: soldier, outer space, benign alien, goofy hero, spacecraft, danger, space travel, save the world, battles, save the day, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, humorous, semi serious
Plot: single parent, environmentalism, adventure, androids and robots, getting home, parents and children, benign alien, space wars, goofy hero, heroes, space and aliens, space travel ...
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: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, race against time, danger, rivalry, alien encounter, evil alien, heroes, heroic mission, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: mine, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mystery Monsters (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy has just joined the cast of the top-rated kids' show, "Captain Mike's Mystery Monsters," and is anxious to find out just how the special effects crew gets the monsters to work. Imagine his surprise when he discovers ...
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: escapades, superhuman powers, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, save the day, rivalry, danger, imaginary, family, disorder, puppets ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 199K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: humorous, stylized, macabre, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, parody, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, ufo, alien encounter, save the world, space travel, spacecraft, flying saucer, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, washington d.c., big ben london, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%