Movies like The Time Machine 1978

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The Time Machine (1978)
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The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: exciting, offbeat, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, cannibalism, adventure, mutant, supernatural, heroes, save the world, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, hopes, changing the past or future, danger, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, chaos, escapades, future dystopia, disorder, time traveler, horse, post apocalypse, journey, bank robbery, prison escape ...
Time: future, 20th century

Most similar movies to The Time Machine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and futuristic films with plots about imaginary, heroes, escapades, adventure, time travel, danger and space and aliens mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Time Machine: Back to the Future (1985), Philadelphia Experiment II (1993), Idaho Transfer (1973), The Forbidden Dimensions (2013), Doctor Who (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Time Travelers (1964)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A time travel experiment that was supposed to produce a window into time turns out to be a portal instead. One of the experimenters steps through into a not-too-distant-future world that has been destroyed by nuclear war. Some of the others follow, ...
Style: exciting, bleak, offbeat, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, time travel, portal, parallel world, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chaos, environmentalism, society, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, hopes, society, utopia, loss of loved one, survival ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2000s, 2030s, near future ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, destiny, time machine, chases and races, inventor, scientist, sent to the past, disorder, teenager ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is several years after the events of the first movie, and David Herdeg (the survivor of the Philadelphia Experiment from the first film) and Allison (the woman from 1984 he fell in love with) have married and have a child. David awakes, in agony, ...
Style: serious, mind bending, futuristic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: time travel, world war two, ak 47, experiment, danger, race against time, supernatural ability, changing the past or future, getting home, space and aliens, disorder, future dystopia ...
Time: 1940s, future, 80s, year 1993, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.3
 823
Idaho Transfer (1973)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A crew of young researchers escape into the future to avoid the shutdown of their project. They find that some type of 'eco-crisis' disaster has de-populated the area around their lab (in rural Idaho) and, by implication, the nation or ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, offbeat, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, life is a bitch, society, adventure, misfit, androids and robots, chases and races, imaginary, save the world, changing the past or future, mentally unstable, catastrophe ...
Time: future
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack Slade was born during a solar eclipse in the year 1980. 18 years later, he finds out he has the ability to travel into the future. He projects himself into the year 2035, where society has been destroyed by a fascist regiment of psychopathic ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, scary
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, survival, save the world, chaos, danger, heroes, apocalypse, mutant, escapades, imaginary, future dystopia ...
Time: future, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 9K
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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, clock, space and aliens, heroic mission, danger, escapades, rescue, save the world, regeneration, fantasy world ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 60K
Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, knight, changing the past or future, time machine, archaeology, danger, fish out of water, medieval, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 20th century, 14th century ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Plot: astronaut, time travel, space travel, post apocalypse, slavery, distopia, rescue, satire, escape, scientist, hunting, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, humorous, stylized, futuristic, semi serious ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, spacecraft, evil alien, space and aliens, danger, benign alien, imaginary, alien encounter, space travel, teleportation ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Capt. William "Buck" Rogers is a jovial space cowboy who is accidentally time-warped from 1987 to 2491. Earth is engaged in interplanetary war following a global holocaust, and Buck's piloting skills make him an ideal starfighter ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space wars, space opera, master warrior, save the world, adventure, danger, space and aliens, heroes, rivalry, master villain, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Alien Apocalypse (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, revolution, save the world, heroic mission, alien encounter, rivalry, adventure, chaos, future dystopia, rebelliousness, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Scientists must prove their time travel experiments can produce results, so their funding won't be cut off. They push their equipment, and travel 5000 years into the future, where they encounter aliens who are looking for a planet to colonize.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien encounter, imaginary, chases and races, space and aliens, misfit, adventure, heroic mission, space travel, boss and employee, survival ...
Time: future, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 643
Planet Earth (1974)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Planet Earth is a sequel to Gene Roddenberry's Genesis II (1973) made-for-TV movie, in which a NASA scientist, Dylan Hunt, is revived from suspended animation in the post-nuclear war United States. In Planet Earth, Dylan is now a sworn member ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: suspended animation, post apocalypse, matriarchy, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, time travel, kidnapping, battle zone, rivalry, society, chases and races ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 498
Land of Doom (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war, and a feminist warrior is forced to join up with a soldier of fortune in her journey to find a rumored "paradise" as they battle gangs of rampaging bandits.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, biker, renegade, female warrior, post apocalypse, escapades, crimes, deadly, society, space and aliens, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.4
 3K
Time Chasers (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, danger, chase, chases and races, escapades, save the day, heroes, changing the past or future, sent to the future, time machine, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 2040s, 50s ...
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes Capella. The leader ship ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, offbeat, bleak, psychotronic
Plot: alien civilization, pterodactyl, venus the planet, astronaut, outer space, robot, save the world, danger, imaginary, escapades, space and aliens, leadership ...
Time: prehistory, future, 2000s, 2020s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The 25th Reich (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1943, five US soldiers are recruited by the OSS for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich.
Style: exciting, humorous, psychotronic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, adventure, time machine, chaos, world war two, killer robot, military, soldier, military base, nazi, ufo, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1940s, 40s, year 1944 ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Science Project (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, science, school, changing the past or future, adventure, high school, save the world, youth, danger, androids and robots, mad scientist ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, clever, humorous, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, alternate reality, inventor, sent to the past, inventions and discoveries, lightning, mad scientist, fish out of water, teenager, diner ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, survival, adventure, catastrophe, space travel, isolation, animal life, landing ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: slave, atlantis, princess, heroic mission, survival, imaginary kingdom, escapades, daring rescue, chases and races, adventurer, supernatural, rivalry ...
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Crusade in Jeans (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dolf a 15 year old boy is sent back in time by a timemachine. Accidentally he is sent back to the Middle Ages. He is rescued by children who are part of a childrens' crusade, on their way to rescue Jeruzalem. During the trip Dolf finds out the ...
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, young heroes, rescue, race against time, escapades, youth, imaginary, rivalry, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, survival, danger, escapades, chases and races, adventure, on the run, life is a bitch, society, switching roles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Time After Time (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, cult film, psychotronic ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, jack the ripper, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, crimes, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Master of the World (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mad genius tries to bomb the world into peace.
Style: exciting, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world domination, inventor, jules verne, zeppelin, mad scientist, chases and races, prodigy, adventure, rivalry, danger, politics, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 1.9
 690
Ultra Warrior (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the nuclear holocaust, one man rises from the ashes to become the leader of a ragged gang of survivors. They soon discover that their greatest challenge is yet to come; they must fight a battle for the ages against the evil minions of The ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, rivalry, escapades, adventure, apocalypse, heroic mission, future dystopia, time travel, survival, battles, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Robot Holocaust (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Neo, a drifter from the atomic-blasted wastelands, arrives with his klutzy robot sidekick at a factory where slaves labor to fuel the sinister Dark One's Power Station. There, he meets a comely woman who convinces him to help rescue her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: robot, mutant, revolution, man versus machine, rescue, rebellion, heroes, rivalry, society, power relations, danger, master and servant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to ...
Style: offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tv series pilot ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, adventure, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, master villain, rivalry, supernatural, heroes, society, imaginary, danger, escapades ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 11K
Returner (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an alien invasion threatens to annihilate the human race, a young Japanese girl, named Milly (Anne Suzuki), travels back in time from 2084 to October 2002, and enlists the reluctant aid of skilled Tokyo gunman, named Miyamoto (Takeshi ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, ufo, adventure, save the world, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, changing the past or future, escapades, imaginary, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%