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Skyrunners (2009)
 5.0
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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, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: spacecraft, ufo, space and aliens, rescue, alien encounter, evil alien, heroes, space travel, abduction, danger, getting home, life turned upside down, deadly creature, supernatural power, brother brother relationship, alien invasion, super powers, teenage boy, human versus alien, government agent, teenage life, kidnapping, high school life, heroic mission, benign alien ...
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, serious, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about space and aliens, alien encounter, danger, heroes, space travel, escapades and alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Skyrunners: Invaders from Mars (1986), Purple Death from Outer Space (1966), Can of Worms (1999), The Ewok Adventure (1984), Dreamship Surprise: Period 1 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: alien invasion, space travel, spacecraft, save the world, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, alien encounter, young heroes, deadly creature, space and aliens, heroes ...
⇓ 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, imaginary, space and aliens, adventure, chases and races, escapades, benign alien, time travel, deadly, heroes, master villain ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.1
 758
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, offbeat, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: spacecraft, misfit, satellite, cooking and food, space travel, youth, outer space, imaginary, benign alien, pets, teenage life, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, space wars, magic, spacecraft, good versus evil, bravery, adventure, family, battles, imaginary kingdom, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: space travel, time travel, heroic mission, escapades, space and aliens, rivalry, save the world, survival, spacecraft, danger, future dystopia, space marine ...
Time: future, 19th century, 21st century, 2000s, year 2004 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.9
 848
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 battle, space wars, alien, betrayal, space war, adventure, alien encounter, space and aliens, space travel, evil alien, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, danger, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, adventure, benign alien ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: semi serious, exciting, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, space and aliens, social misfits, teenage life, escapades, imaginary, kids in trouble, chases and races, heroes, misfit, high school life, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: survival, rescue, astronaut, planet, heroic mission, danger, spacecraft, deadly creature, battles, deadly, adventure, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, bleak, exciting, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, rescue, spacecraft, alien, space travel, blood, survival, deadly, danger, save the world, supernatural, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 353
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, control room, airplane, chase, space and aliens, chases and races, benign alien, escapades, heroes, adventure, family, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.9
 854
Illegal Aliens (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three aliens morph into super-hot babes and arrive to protect the earth from the intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by Syntax, their holographic mentor, these Illegal Aliens are willing to use every trick in the book and every sexy outfit in their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, evil alien, save the world, time travel, space and aliens, benign alien, escapades, androids and robots, heroes, misfit, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 2.1
 115
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, apocalypse, battles, supernatural, evil alien, rivalry, danger, deadly creature, deadly, future dystopia, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.5
 810
Alien Siege (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alien Siege is a 2005 Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie about an alien race that comes to Earth seeking a cure to a deadly virus, for which the antidote is human blood.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroic mission, save the world, supernatural, space and aliens, deadly, deadly creature, race against time, danger, evil alien, alien encounter, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, disney, spacecraft, alien, rescue, martian, benign alien, family, mars, landing, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The First Men in the Moon (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the Moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: space travel, moon, alien encounter, partners, danger, obsessive quest, escapades, inventions and discoveries, heroes, alien contact, old man, moon landing ...
Time: 1900s, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ufo, monster, alien, giant monster, alien invasion, mysterious planet, dangerous animal, heroes, imaginary, adventure, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: 1960s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: rescue, chase, ufo, dangerous animal, mars, evil alien, alien encounter, teleportation, space travel, danger, race against time, chaos ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 203K
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, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, evil alien, ufo, space and aliens, flying saucer, alien invasion, mars, save the world, alien encounter, congress, space travel, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, big ben london, taj mahal, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.8
 695
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, stylized, serious
Plot: spacecraft, alien invasion, supernatural ability, showbiz, missing person, uncover truth, parents and children, kidnapping, ghost, alien encounter, evil alien, government agency ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, feel good, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, space travel, benign alien, flying saucer, nasa, young heroes, artificial intelligence, outer space, alien encounter, getting home ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978, future
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, robot, children, space travel, alien encounter, santa claus, christmas, fish out of water, culture clash, space and aliens, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.4
 750K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic, frightening ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, evil alien, spacecraft, outer space, monster, deadly creature, alien encounter, alien monster, scientist, sole survivor ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: "Ben 10: Race Against Time" has Ben back in his hometown of Bellwood. Even though he's back in school and leaving his hero adventures behind him, it seems that Ben will be facing his greatest challenge yet.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: race against time, secret identity, superhero, alien encounter, rescue, space travel, danger, heroes, master villain, imaginary, adventure, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, homoerotic, cult film
Plot: ufo, alien, alien invasion, danger, space and aliens, alien encounter, camp, homosexual subtext, house, swimming pool, gay
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Space Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B-Dawg, Mudbud, Budderball, and all the rest of the Buddies are back, but this time, they're setting their sights even higher -- as in, the moon! With the help of their new pals Spudnick (voiced by Jason Earles) and Gravity, these pooches are ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: moon, dog, family life, partners, survival, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, rescue, best friends, danger, buddies ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, monster, cannibalism, girl, giant monster, alien, turtle, heroes, disorder, deadly creature, adventure, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Invasion Roswell (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the American Army shot down a UFO in 1947, generations of elite commandos were secretly trained to deal with the aliens' feared return. However, the extra-terrestrials never came back and the elite force was disbanded. Sixty-six years ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: invasion, alien encounter, battles, military, patriotism, save the world, teamwork, attack, heroic mission, destruction, chaos, machismo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, save the world, ufo, evil alien, end of the world, space and aliens, spacecraft, danger, pilot, battle, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, bombay india, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious
Plot: spacecraft, military, soldier, rivalry, evil alien, alien encounter, gory, save the world, battles, sea disaster, intergalactic, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%