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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
 6.5
 163K
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Thailand
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: space travel, alien planet, alien, alien race, mission, parallel world, government agent, space station, creature, spacecraft, outer space, military, space opera, arrest, trapped in space, marketplace, marriage proposal, endangered species, alien monster, space exploration, gadget, laser, disguise, cover up, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, 2020s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, surprise ending and psychotronic films with plots about explosion, chase, gun, warrior, rescue, pistol and escape mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Jupiter Ascending (2015), Avatar (2009), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), John Carter (2012), Ready Player One (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, adventure, save the lady, space wars, imaginary, destiny, space and aliens, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel, creature ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, culture clash, scientist, alien planet, alien, creature, adventure, warrior, space and aliens, benign alien, space travel, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, creature, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, save the world, heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.6
 255K
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, surprise ending, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious planet, monster, chosen one, sword and sorcery, princess, space travel, space wars, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, cult film ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, teenage boy, cyberpunk, quest, teenage protagonist, friendship, adventure, teamwork, virtuality, love, teenage hero ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, 21st century, near future
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.6
 224K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, space wars, child prodigy, intelligence, save the world, prodigy, basic training, space and aliens, space battle, evil alien, adventure ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, cliffhanger, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, adventure, dystopic future, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.2
 101K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, survival, obsessive quest, danger, post apocalypse, tsunami, alien, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, tower bridge london, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, psychotronic, light ...
Plot: superhero, chase, space travel, outer space, adventure hero, alien, father son conflict, immortal, demi god, giant monster, giant creature, female assassin ...
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Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 578K
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, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, adventure, space opera, teleportation, teamwork, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary, alternate reality ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: entertaining, futuristic, exciting, psychotronic, humorous ...
Plot: space opera, space travel, alien, space battle, alien race, outer space, stranded, teleportation, good versus evil, rescue mission, alien planet, female humanoid alien ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 111K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
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Style: futuristic, psychotronic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Style: futuristic, psychotronic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Oblivion (2013)
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Aquaman (2018)
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Style: exciting, psychotronic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
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Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, suspense, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Max Steel (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Style: tense, captivating, intense, suspense, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 284K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: boys' night, teens, family outing
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Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, mutant, post apocalypse, distopia, rescue, nuclear holocaust, battles, science, survivor, monkey, worship ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: exciting, intense, romantic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, heroes, good versus evil, against the rules, danger, youth, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: end of the world, human versus alien, alien invasion, alien, giant creature, alien civilization, outer space, apocalypse, survival, military, ufo, technology ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, washington d.c., paris france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: saga, psychotronic, epic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, outer space, space and aliens, space wars, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, sword fight, rebel, rebellion, star wars ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: comic, exciting, humorous, intense, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, disagreement, masked superhero, teenage hero, costumed hero, teamwork, ex soldier, brainwashing, haunted by the past, escape, death of father ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 90s, year 1991
Place: russia, vienna, siberia, eastern europe, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 592K
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new ...
Style: entertaining, comic, psychotronic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural power, alien planet, giant creature, warrior, female villain, norse mythology, planet, superhero, alien civilization, battles, norse god, demon ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, black hole, father daughter relationship, heroic mission, time paradox, space exploration, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
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