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Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
 5.4
 2K
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With only his smarts and a map from an Exxon station, Lyle must try to make it out of the Old West alive and find a way back to modern times.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, road movie, surprise ending, cult film, futuristic, unusual plot structure, complex, bad ending ...
Plot: time travel, desert, motorcycle, gunfight, old west, experiment, revenge, western town, adventure, gang, sent to the past, motorcycle race, danger, getting home, chases and races, imaginary, escapades, rescue, cowboy, horse, incest, criminal, rock music, gun, time paradox ...
Time: 19th century, future, 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico

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Most similar movies to Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, serious and humorous films with plots about adventure, escapades, chase, imaginary, heroes, danger and catastrophe mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann: Back to the Future Part III (1990), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), My Science Project (1985), Shoot First and Pray You Live (2008), Philadelphia Experiment II (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, sentimental, not serious, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, time machine, mad scientist, old west, sent to the past, inventor, small town, fish out of water, race against time, getting home ...
Time: 1880s, 50s, 1950s, 19th century, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, outer space, good versus evil, space travel, space wars, battles, hitman, heroic mission, space and aliens, save the world, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ⇓
75%
Shoot First and Pray You Live (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tale of vengeance -- outlaw style -- as Red Pierre hunts down legendary gunman Bob McGurk to avenge the murder of his Mother and Father
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gang, rivalry, crimes, desert, adventure, escapades, old west, tough heroes, vengeance, murder, chase ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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 ⇓
73%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
59%
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A tough-as-rawhide cowpoke, debonair ladies' man and Harvard-educated smarty-britches roams from Frisco to Jalisco in pursuit of outlaws who killed his father...and in search of a mysterious orb possessing out-of-this world powers. Hot lead and ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventurer, lone wolves, bounty hunter, gadget, good versus evil, old west, tough heroes, chases and races, cowboys and outlaws, heroic mission, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mark Singer returns as Dar, the warrior who can talk to the beasts. Dar is forced to travel to earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb, and turning their native land from a desert into... well... a desert! Written by Jim Palin
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: time travel, heroes, combat, sword and sandal, time portal, gunfight, warrior, love affair, parallel world, good versus evil, chases and races, escapades ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 20 years after a set of events, the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC), is still going strong. Now Brandon Miller a TEC operative, believes that they have a responsibility to change history hoping that the world will be better but Ryan Chan another ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, martial arts, old west, time machine, heroes, chase, psychopath, heroic mission, track down, graphic violence, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, year 1929, 80s, 1940s, year 1988 ...
Place: europe, germany, los angeles, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 69K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, spacecraft, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Professionals (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, old west, mercenary, chase, scout, adventure, escapades, on the run, rivalry, partners, tough heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
 7.0
 51K
Westworld (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, theme park, man versus machine, killer robot, old west, technology gone awry, terminator, a.i., chase, androids and robots, life philosophy, murder ...
Time: future, 19th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, military, world war two, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, war, airplane, military life, battles, seaport ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s ...
Place: california, nevada, philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: heroes, vigilantism, old west, adventure, crimes, friends, lone wolves, escapades, secret identity, rivalry, folk hero, assassination ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, exciting, toilet humor ...
Plot: adventure, time travel, dinosaur, chase, parody, paleontologist, escapades, portal, partners, danger, survival, misfit ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.2
 5K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, whimsical ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, martial arts, heroes, survival, adventure, vengeance, chaos, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, destiny, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, adventure, rivalry, chases and races, escapades, space and aliens, heroes, danger, imaginary, space travel, future dystopia, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
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, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, daring rescue, rescue, woman in danger, heroic mission, battles, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 1K
Timestalkers (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scott, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph. One of the time travelers is determined to change the course of history, the other to stop him. Scott's ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, old west, mad scientist, anachronism, time traveler, imaginary, terminator, disorder, danger, changing the past or future, prodigy, chases and races ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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100 Million BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A scientist from the failed Philadelphia Experiment leads a team of Navy SEALs back in time to the Cretaceous Period to rescue the first team he sent back during the 1940s. Things go wildly awry though, when on his return he accidentally brings a ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, tense, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: time travel, tyrannosaurus rex, dinosaur, experiment gone awry, rescue, chaos and mayhem, adventure, heroes, imaginary, fish out of water, technology gone awry, rescue mission ...
Time: prehistory, 21st century, 40s, contemporary, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 173K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, archaeology, outer space, alien planet, evil alien, spacecraft, time travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, space opera ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, escapades, save the world, supernatural ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, russia, egypt, california
⇓ 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 ⇓
38%
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The time is the distant future, where by far the most precious commodity in the galaxy is water. The last surviving water planet was somehow removed to the unreachable centre of the galaxy at the end of the galactic trade wars. The galaxy is ruled ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, not serious, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: outer space, parody, pirate, time travel, heroes, battles, treasure hunt, space travel, water, space war, space wars, adventure ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bite the Bullet (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: horse, endurance, friendship, adventure, rivalry, contests and competitions, old west, unlikely partners, chases and races, pursuit, ex prostitute, horse race ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 572K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, semi serious, reboot ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, teleportation, teamwork, space opera, imaginary, alternate reality, warp speed ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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