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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
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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 recruit for the Earth Defense Directorate, where his closest colleagues are Dr. Huer (Tim O'Connor), squadron leader Col. Wilma Deering (former model Erin Gray, looking oh-so-foxy), the wisecracking robot Twiki (voiced by cartoon legend Mel Blanc), and a portable computer-brain named Dr. Theopolis, who's carried by Twiki like oversized bling-bling.
Style: futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: space adventure, time travel, space opera, steampunk, astronaut, superhero, distopia, space wars, adventure, heroes, space and aliens, battles, graphic violence, save the world, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, chaos, good versus evil, master villain, future dystopia, heroic mission, technology gone awry, spacecraft, post apocalypse ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about space and aliens, danger, escapades, heroes, adventure, rivalry and heroic mission mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Battlestar Galactica (1978), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Space Raiders (1983), Blakes 7 (1978), Ultra Warrior (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, time travel, space opera, good versus evil, astronaut, space travel, fighting crime, survival, save the world, a.i., adventure, adventurer ...
Time: future
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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, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, androids and robots, military, survival, save the world, adventure, rescue, man versus machine, good versus evil, against the odds, apocalypse, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, stylized, futuristic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: space opera, good versus evil, space travel, alien, adventure, vengeance, death, robot, mercenary, spacecraft, space battle, space adventure ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, futuristic, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space pirate, evil alien, pirate, spacecraft, apocalypse, space wars, space and aliens, alien, space adventure, star wars, space opera, exploitation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blakes 7 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space opera, artificial intelligence, space adventure, totalitarianism, fighting the system, good versus evil, rebellion, space travel, convict, crew, intergalactic ...
Time: future
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100%
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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: serious, tense, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, post nuclear, good versus evil, superhero, survival, heroes, save the world, rivalry, space and aliens, life is a bitch, adventure ...
Time: future
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Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 2306… 12 years ago, Captain Kirk was swept away by the Nexus. One year later, Commander Scott was reported missing along with the USS Jenolen. The remaining USS Enterprise crew have split. Captain Spock and Doctor McCoy are on ...
Style: psychotronic, intellectual, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: star trek, space opera, space wars, space travel, good versus evil, spacecraft, surrealism, alien race, benign alien, adventure, alien species, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Flash Gordon (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: space opera, heroes, save the world, adventure, partners, good versus evil, rivalry, space travel, race against time, distant planet, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
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: futuristic, humorous, exciting, sexy, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, superhero, mad scientist, alien, emperor, robot, apocalypse, american football, end of the world, mind control, megalomaniac, mind reading ...
Time: future, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: parody, futuristic, humorous, thought provoking, allegory ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, time travel, space travel, post apocalypse, treasure hunt, desert, robot, apocalypse, castration, ice, distopia, sword fight ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, light, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, space battle, adventure, save the world, parallel universe, alien, fantasy world, space wars, society, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Crimson Force (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The crew of the first manned mission to Mars crash land on the surface in search of a clean everlasting power source they believe to be hidden somewhere beneath the ground. However, the crew find themselves in the middle of a civil war between the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic
Plot: mars, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, escapades, rivalry, space wars, alien encounter, chaos, space travel, martian, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
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38%
Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Ben tenison is back in this all new Comedy Central, Movie, Based on the current Alien Force story. Alien swarm picks up with Ben 10 as a full fledged plumber but he's about to leave the ranks to do what he believes is right.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
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38%
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Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, USA
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, humorous, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Android Insurrection (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In the distant future high-tech man colonized the world and leaves all the dirty work of an army of androids and robots. Now, somewhere rebelling robots, and a heavily armed special forces, led by Major Fox well to look after things. Locally it is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating, tense ...
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Space Marines (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Space pirates, led by diabolical Colonel Fraser, take over a cargo ship carrying anti-matter explosive and an important official. Space marines, led by Captain Gray, must stop their evil plans.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, terrorism, space and aliens, daring rescue, crimes, heroic mission, save the day, adventure, master villain, heroes, save the world, hostage ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: space opera, space travel, adventure, ambition, man versus machine, survival, rivalry, heroic mission, space wars, against the odds, post apocalypse, battles ...
Time: future
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37%
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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: intense, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
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Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future, 22nd century
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Star Trek Continues (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The USS Enterprise's historic five-year mission continues with all new episodes of the original series. "Star Trek: Continues", a new Trek series, beams down with exciting adventures of the Federation's most heroic crew led by ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, heroes, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, star trek, escapades, adventure, rivalry, intergalactic, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, tense, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, save the world, spacecraft, chase, space wars, chaos, rivalry, heroes, technology gone awry, escapades, woman with a gun, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jason of Star Command (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jason of Star Command is a live action television series by Filmation which ran between 1978 and 1981. The show revolved around the exploits of space adventurer Jason and his colleagues, including Professor E.J. Parsafoot and the pocket robot ...
Style: sitcom, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, exciting, stylized, epic, suspenseful
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Atomic Rulers (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 83 min.
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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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
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Time: 80s, year 1984, future
Place: california
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32%
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: suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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32%
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One Shot (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Kyle Matthews, an elite Sniper from the World Defense Force, is trapped in enemy territory - his skills are put to the test as he attempts to survive against a whole armada of Cerulean soldiers, Hell bent on wiping all humans from existence. ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious
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Time: future
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32%
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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, stylized, exciting, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future, 23rd century, 24th century
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