Movies like Message from Space

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Message from Space (1978)
 4.9
 1K
Message from Space (1978)
Original name: 宇宙からのメッセージ
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played a comic actor in drag) rather than the Emperor. King Kaiba sends out eight Liabe holy seeds, each to be received by a chosen one to defend the Gavanas. Each recipient, ranging from hardened General Garuda to Gavana Prince Hans to young Terrans Meia, Kido, and Aaron all have different reactions to being chosen.
Style: exciting, offbeat, bleak, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, adventure, time travel, samurai, androids and robots, space and aliens, military, soldier, battles, graphic violence, danger, society, imaginary, escapades, idealism, rivalry, rescue, cons and scams, battle zone, space battle, outer space, superhero, robot, alien, ship ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Message from Space

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about escapades, danger, heroes, adventure, rivalry, battles and space and aliens mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Message from Space: Time Slip (1979), Battlestar Galactica (1978), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Starcrash (1978), Wing Commander (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Time Slip (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the supreme Shogun.
Style: suspenseful, rough, offbeat, serious
Plot: time travel, samurai, military, battles, heroes, soldier, self defense, chaos, heroic mission, graphic violence, danger, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers (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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space battle, save the world, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, society, good versus evil, heroes, danger, supernatural, ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, apocalypse, androids and robots, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, survival, space travel, man versus machine, danger, military, against the odds ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, outer space, space travel, battles, space wars, hitman, heroic mission, save the world, space and aliens, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.0
 7K
Starcrash (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartharn. The smugglers are soon ...
Style: serious, exciting, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space wars, space travel, rescue, good versus evil, outer space, hung upside down, heroic mission, cons and scams, escapades, danger, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, save the world, adventure, heroes, space and aliens, imaginary, master villain, danger, master warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 17K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, alien encounter, spacecraft, space and aliens, space opera, space travel, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, save the lady, imaginary, destiny, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel, creature ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The first Cylon war has been raging for 10 years and a young Ensign William Adama joins the fleet. He's disappointed not to be assigned to a fighter but to a freighter, and his co-pilot isn't too keen on having a rookie flying his aircraft ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space opera, androids and robots, space travel, outer space, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, battles, heroes, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 54K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space opera, emperor, outer space, mad scientist, superhero, heroes, race against time, good versus evil, dungeon, world domination, battles, laser ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Clumsy invaders from Neptune are thwarted by hero Space Chief and a nondescript group of microshort-wearing Japanese kids.
Style: semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: superhero, alien invasion, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, danger, rivalry, imaginary, adventure, chases and races, battles, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
War of the Planets (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, bleak, psychotronic, ambiguous ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacewalk, spacecraft, new year's eve, rescue, danger, imaginary, escapades, evil alien, heroes, adventure, androids and robots ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Samurai Commando Mission 1549 (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel Matoba on a time-slip 460 years into the past, into ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, time travel, samurai, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, disorder, escapades, rescue, changing the past or future, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Space Battleship Yamato (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 2199, five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape the irradiated surface. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space battle, heroic mission, escapades, save the world, danger, heroes, space and aliens, siege, battles ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, space opera, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, daring rescue, rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 389
Atomic Rulers (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, manga
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, orphan, alien invasion, evil alien, space and aliens, heroes, androids and robots, save the world, chases and races, imaginary, adventure, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Space Raiders (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, clay animation
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, pirate, evil alien, outer space, space wars, imaginary, space and aliens, space pirate, rivalry, child in peril, battles, kidnapping ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Style: saga, exciting, stylized, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, outer space, space travel, jedi, fantasy world, adventure, space battle, space wars, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.2
 71K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 263K
John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mysterious planet, monster, adventure, heroes, space wars, mars, imaginary kingdom, space and aliens, space travel, danger, battles, alien race ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: new york, arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Phantom Planet (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.
Style: humorous, offbeat, futuristic, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, asteroid, miniaturization, moon, outer space, alien, race against time, save the world, imaginary, benign alien, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, battles, danger, superhero, time travel, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, supernatural, transformation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The war against the Bugs continues! A Federation Starship crash-lands on the distant Alien planet OM-1, stranding beloved leader Sky Marshal Anoke and several others, including comely but tough pilot Lola Beck. It's up to Colonel/General Johnny ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, futuristic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, marauder, soldier, alien, spacecraft, space marine, heroes, deadly, survival, space travel, battles ...
Time: 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, heroic mission, danger, alien, save the world, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, society ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 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: atmospheric, neo noir, tech noir, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, save the world, ufo, adventure, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, changing the past or future, space and aliens, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.4
 805
For the Cause (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The ultimate showdown on a forbidden planet.
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, adventure, battles, future dystopia, chaos, danger, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, apocalypse, imaginary, fight ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: godzilla, monster, alien invasion, giant monster, ufo, alien, evil alien, deadly creature, space and aliens, benign alien, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 232K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, prodigy, save the world, child prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 5K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, whimsical ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, martial arts, heroes, survival, adventure, vengeance, chaos, vigilantism, destiny, heroic mission, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Universal Soldiers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Marine unit sent into an island base to save a professor, meets what they are trying to save the professor from and then its a rush to stay alive from the enemy.
Style: bleak, futuristic, rough, serious, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, soldier, cyborgs, military, military life, escapades, rivalry, heroes, adventure, danger, imaginary, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%