Movies like Skyrunners

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Skyrunners (2009)
 5.0
 979
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, benign alien, high school, evil alien, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel, heroes, space and aliens, deadly creature, getting home, rescue, siblings relations, high school life, kidnapping, teenage life, life turned upside down, danger, rivalry, abduction, puberty, monster, girlfriend, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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, heroes, danger, alien encounter, escapades, alien and evil alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Skyrunners: Can of Worms (1999), Purple Death from Outer Space (1966), Alien Siege (2005), Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), Teenage Alien Avengers (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
 682
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: spacecraft, misfit, cooking and food, satellite, benign alien, outer space, save the world, family, adventure, alien encounter, space travel, danger ...
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: semi serious, epic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: outer space, superhero, androids and robots, adventure, spacecraft, benign alien, evil alien, palaces castles and temples, master villain, changing the past or future, good versus evil, save the world ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 3.5
 789
Alien Siege (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, race against time, rescue, save the world, parents and children, alien encounter, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, deadly, heroes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, semi serious, futuristic, humorous, 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 ⇓
74%
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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, evil alien, teenage life, alien, space and aliens, escapades, youth, social misfits, superhero, alien encounter, high school life, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, fairy tale, epic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: rescue, spacecraft, bravery, magic, monster, forest, friendship, good versus evil, master villain, adventure, young heroes, parent child relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: benign alien, alien, children, nasa, friendship, adventure, ufo, family, hiding place, stranded, young heroes, homesickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.5
 173
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, benign alien, daring rescue, family, save the day, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, mistaken identity, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.7
 326
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, benign alien, alien encounter, space travel, adventure, airplane, space wars, family, space and aliens, danger, heroes, chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.2
 518
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: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, spacecraft, invasion, teenager, high school, mental institution, adventure, alien encounter, danger, heroes, youth ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.2
 107
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, serious, scary
Plot: benign alien, strong sexual content, deadly creature, evil alien, save the world, apocalypse, danger, space and aliens, alien encounter, curses spells and rituals, future dystopia, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
 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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: benign alien, evil alien, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, journalism, save the world, captivity, chaos and mayhem, kidnapping, save the planet, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: ufo, rescue, chase, mars, deadly creature, evil alien, spacecraft, monster, race against time, airplane, save the day, save the world ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.0
 834
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, alien, space war, betrayal, space and aliens, danger, space battle, heroes, adventure, a.i., dangerous animal, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: ufo, alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, alien encounter, danger, homosexual subtext, house, swimming pool
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: time travel, mars, save the world, spacecraft, alien encounter, taxi driver, space marine, heroic mission, space travel, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, future, 21st century, year 2004, 14th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, giant monster, ufo, alien, mysterious planet, anti heroes, benign alien, monster, dangerous animal, adventure, deadly creature, save the world ...
Time: 1960s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: outer space, soldier, benign alien, evil alien, spacecraft, save the world, alien encounter, space travel, danger, heroes, space and aliens, deadly creature ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
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: pre-teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien, benign alien, martian, spacecraft, rescue, mars, family, friendship, alien encounter, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, stylized, futuristic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, androids and robots, adventure, spacecraft, evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: england, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: mars, spacecraft, vampire, rescue, blood, alien, space travel, benign alien, deadly creature, moon, space exploration, save the world ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: evil alien, puppets, save the day, danger, family, escapades, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, heroes, rivalry, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Christmas Martian (1971)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A martian comes to a small town in Quebec and becomes friends with the town children. He gives them candy to get the children into his spacecraft. This alarms the parents but he wins them over and they have a great big Christmas party.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, canadian science fiction
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: benign alien, spacecraft, friendship, small town, family, alien encounter, adventure, space and aliens, small town life, imaginary, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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, serious, surprise ending, remake of cult film
Plot: school, alien invasion, spacecraft, space travel, evil alien, young heroes, heroic mission, danger, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, deadly creature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, scary, exciting
Plot: spacecraft, military, benign alien, outer space, gory, ocean or sea, deadly creature, evil alien, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, space travel ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 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, suspenseful, exciting, idiotic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space program, nasa, space shuttle, trapped in space, astronaut, adventure, family, young heroes, daring rescue, survival, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: alien encounter, adventure, teenage life, family life, family relations, space and aliens, androids and robots, benign alien, goofy hero, single parent, getting home, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, offbeat, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: giant monster, boy, monster, cannibalism, turtle, alien, girl, rescue, deadly creature, adventure, mad scientist, spacecraft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.2
 244
Pizza Man (2011)
Genre: Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pizzeria employee who is shot during a robbery, acquires self-healing powers when he eats a genetically-altered tomato and must prevent corporate villains from stealing the formula.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, heroes, experiment, imaginary, rivalry, scientist, university, pizza delivery boy, tied feet, pizza, tomato ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.3
 244
Dark Universe (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space wars, gory, good versus evil, alien encounter, spacecraft, space and aliens, danger, escapades, dangerous animal, journalism, rescue ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%