Movies like Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land

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Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983)
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Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This is the story of Starflight One, the world's first "hypersonic plane," which flies faster and higher than any other commercial jet. On the night of its maiden flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, a freak accident incolving an unauthorized rocket launch sends Starflight One out of the atmosphere and into a decaying orbit around the Earth. With no heat shielding and limited oxygen, it is up to the bravery of the crew and the ingenuity of NASA and the plane's designers to save the passengers trapped on board.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, disturbing, suspense
Plot: airplane, airplane accident, rescue, disaster, space shuttle, outer space, heroes, confined, adventure, stranded, passenger, zero gravity, female astronaut, race against time, space and aliens, space wars, escapades, catastrophe, aviation, pilot, astronaut, nasa, oxygen, gold bar, chases and races ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and tense films with plots about danger, escapades, catastrophe, heroes, chases and races, disaster and race against time mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land: Storm (1999), Lifepod (1993), Deadly Skies (2006), Turbulent Skies (2010), Countdown (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Storm (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A top secret government study involving the manipulation of the weather goes awry, leaving L.A. in the path of a destructive hurricane. A meteorologist sets out to save the city.
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, manipulation, apocalypse, heroes, technology gone awry, escapades, airplane, undercover, save the day, adventure, chaos, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, pacific ocean
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Lifepod (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lifepod cronicles the trip of eight passengers after the ship they were traveling on blew up on Christmas Eve. Immediately people start dying. The passengers begin to investigate why the ship blew up and how it relates to them
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious
Plot: spacecraft, survival, trapped in space, rescue, space and aliens, escapades, terrorism, evil corporation, murder, outer space, catastrophe, disaster ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
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Deadly Skies (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sky is literally falling in this thriller as one of the nation's leading astronomers, Madison Kelsey believes she is tracking a huge rogue asteroid rocketing toward earth. However, she can't get anyone in authority to take her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, survival, escapades, race against time, adventure, rescue, space travel, scientist, disaster, asteroid, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Turbulent Skies (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bother to check if there are any viruses ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: airplane, computer virus, airplane accident, save the day, hijacking, rivalry, escapades, race against time, chaos, space travel, pilot, malfunction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 2K
Countdown (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A scientist (James Caan) replaces a military officer (Robert Duvall) as an astronaut on a space-race moonshot.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: moon, nasa, astronaut, adventure, race against time, government agency, against the odds, spacewalk, outer space, moon landing, space race, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, florida, usa
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60%
Seattle Superstorm (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An object is shot down over Seattle and the debris begins to effect the local weather ultimately threatening the whole world.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: catastrophe, disaster, save the day, forces of nature, meteorite, soldier, escapades, adventure, save the world, space and aliens, race against time, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Airplane vs Volcano (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, survival, save the day, adventure, spouse in danger, forces of nature, heroes, disaster, military, catastrophe, escapades, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii
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100%
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 5K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, confined, escapades, survival, isolation, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is offered to be first officer and accepts, without enthusiasm, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, disaster, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, flight attendant, confined, catastrophe, pilot, graphic violence, teleportation, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Gravity (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, spacecraft, space travel, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.3
 907
Miami Magma (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When an offshore-drilling rig in the Gulf bursts into flames and sinks, Antoinette Vitrini (Rachel Hunter) - a beautiful and insightful volcanologist - investigates the area with startling results. Confirming her theory that a long-dormant ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: volcano, disaster, save the day, adventure, chaos, family relations, race against time, escapades, forces of nature, corporate greed, destruction, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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50%
 4.7
 2K
Asteroid (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to be Dallas, Texas. Generally, the plot follows the lives and ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: asteroid, astronomer, space and aliens, firefighter, meteorite, disaster, family relations, race against time, catastrophe, heroes, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, kansas, dallas texas, kansas city
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47%
 4.9
 18K
Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, survival, rescue, heroic mission, adventure, race against time, save the world, ship, technology, chess ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Interceptor Force 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the not too distant future a new team of specially trained government soldiers called an Interception Team contend with the latest hostile alien encounter. When an alien scout ship crashes in eastern Russia, Sean Lambert and his elite force are ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, soldier, evil alien, race against time, ancient mystery, catastrophe, heroic mission, alien encounter, deadly creature, escapades, space and aliens, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dark Storm (2006)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; code-named Eruptor, it's a device that supercharges Dark Matter and uses it to change the molecular structure of its target, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: military base, catastrophe, disaster, experiment gone awry, heroes, race against time, save the world, mad scientist, save the planet, disorder, technology gone awry, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fall of Hyperion (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A NASA scientist discovers that a group meteorites is heading towards Earth. Along the way, they will collide with the space station Hyperion, whose 12 astronauts are trapped and inside which there is a thermonuclear heart.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: disaster, race against time, space station, escapades, adventure, collision, save the day, meteorite, scientist, society, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, disaster, astronaut, space travel, bomb, apocalypse, rescue, race against time, survival, artificial intelligence, sun, catastrophe ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.2
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Russian space station Avma is disintegrating, and an international team of scientists is sent to the dying station to salvage valuable technology left on board. But fate has other plans, and when a rogue meteor collides with the station, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, outer space, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, undercover, race against time, government agency, space station, nasa, disaster ...
Place: houston texas
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Hunter Prey (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner alive the surviving crew of the spaceship Prometheus pursue ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, distant planet, soldier, outer space, evil alien, spacecraft, hunt down, murder, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Earthstorm (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's structure is now entirely unstable -- threatening all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, moon, race against time, apocalypse, space and aliens, adventure, ocean, chaos, save the world, heroes, disaster, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: houston texas, colorado, boston, baltimore, mexico city ...
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39%
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Gorath (1962)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it. A mission sent to observe Gorath is destroyed after all ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: spacecraft, disaster, tsunami, planet, monster, flood, giant monster, walrus, outer space, collision, extinction, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 70s
Place: japan, south pole, antarctica, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Scavengers (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A team of space scavengers discovers superior alien technology that threatens the balance of the known universe. Hotly pursued by a rival crew of intergalactic mercenaries, the Revelator crew must fight through the deepest reaches of space to locate ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, save the world, good versus evil, space wars, spacecraft, chase, heroes, escapades, technology gone awry, chaos, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Atomic Twister (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When tornadoes hit a nuclear power plant, critically damaging the plant's cooling system, the results could be catastrophic. Atomic Twister, a countdown to disaster, traces an extraordinary day in the lives of small town citizens who ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: tornado, disaster, race against time, heroes, nuclear reactor, nuclear power plant, friends, adventure, escapades, boss and employee, police, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of Iceland, changes course to earth. It is deflected but so ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, race against time, survival, save the world, law enforcement, escapades, heroes, adventure, police detective, chaos, journalism, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Epoch (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, supernatural, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, escapades, chaos, future dystopia, alien encounter, apocalypse, demolished city ...
Time: year 2002
Place: himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 57K
Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, catastrophe, spacecraft, space travel, save the world, ecological disaster, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, outer space, nasa ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, rescue, stewardess, fear of flying, disaster, forces of nature, tough heroes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.8
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Super Eruption (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Yellowstone National Park scientist and a thrill-seeking ranger join forces to plug-up a volatile super volcano that threatens to wipe out the entire United States.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: time travel, disaster, rescue, adventure, rivalry, catastrophe, escapades, forces of nature, volcano, ocean, lava, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fire from Below (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Digging at a nearby cave, a careless industrialist unearths a vein of pure base Lithium and inadvertently brings it to the surface, where the Lithium combusts when coming into contact with water and begins to wreak havoc on the country side.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, adventure, save the day, race against time, forces of nature, heroes, escapades, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, burned alive, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.1
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MegaFault (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crack in the world has started... we have 24 hours to stop it.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, disaster, forces of nature, race against time, destruction, apocalypse, chaos, adventure, end of the world, save the planet, natural disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%