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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
 6.5
 131K
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 137 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, mission, alien, government agent, spacecraft, genocide, military, trapped in space, creature, marketplace, marriage proposal, endangered species, space station, outer space, parallel world, exotic dancer, alien race, hidden truth, virtual reality, shape shifting alien, moral dilemma, alien planet, space opera, pacifist, invisibility ...
Time: future, year 1975, 2020s

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Most similar movies to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, exciting, surprise ending and intense films with plots about chase, explosion, spacecraft, outer space, space travel, danger and alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Star Trek (2009), Ender's Game (2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 547K
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, time travel, teleportation, imaginary, heroes, teamwork, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 205K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, young heroes, basic training, chosen one, prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, evil alien, battles, save the world, military base, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, friendship, imaginary, power relations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, futuristic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, save the world, good versus evil, space travel, adventure, superhero, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, humorous, surprise ending, entertaining, light ...
Plot: superhero, space travel, chase, superhero team, demi god, raccoon, green skin, immortal, father son conflict, megalomaniac, patricide, sister sister relationship ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, exciting, entertaining, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: space travel, space opera, stranded, star trek, alien, chase, teleportation, motorcycle, revenge, transformation, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, suspenseful, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, life turned upside down, destiny, heroes, chaos, save the lady, space and aliens, space wars, danger, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
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, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, save the world, good versus evil, future dystopia, alien, heroic mission, end of the world, supernatural ability, spacecraft, adventure, danger ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 162K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
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, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, ancient mystery, adventure, teleportation, evil alien, space and aliens, androgyny, outer space, death of son, timebomb, egyptology, invented language ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1920s, 1990s, future
Place: egypt, mine, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 623K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, double life, adventure, alien invasion, danger, space and aliens, undercover, expedition, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, supervillain, super villain, team, superhero team, end of the world, battle, comics, superhuman powers, fight scenes, raccoon, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, manhattan new york city, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, ufo, invasion, alien encounter, save the world, end of the world, alien, aliens, patriotism, battle, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, moscow russia, big ben london, utah, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 411K
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: stylized, entertaining, comic, epic, surprise ending
Plot: planet, superhero, female villain, goddess, female warrior, battle, good versus evil, supernatural power, warrior, one against many, destruction, heroism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 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: epic, futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, space opera, danger, master villain, escapades, heroes, cloning, rivalry ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, alien invasion, mysterious character, survival, teenage life, youth, genocide, military, siblings relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 232K
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, serious, exciting, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, mysterious planet, space travel, heroes, mars, imaginary kingdom, danger, save the day, battles, space wars, teleportation, princess ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic
Plot: space travel, smuggler, space opera, spacecraft, star wars, heist, tyranny, crime lord, insubordination, giant creature, heist gone wrong, rebel ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 289K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, entertaining, romantic, scenic, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: space travel, isolation, love story, spacecraft, survival, loneliness, moral dilemma, trapped in space, malfunction, bar, adventure, robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, rebel, space wars, space opera, rebellion, partners, space battle, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, totalitarianism, heroic mission, power relations, evil empire, attack, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 263K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, chase, friendship, martial arts, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from ...
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, heroic mission, good versus evil, space opera, rescue, cult figure, adventure, emperor, disguise, army, warrior ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, army, space opera, mentor, political conspiracy, good versus evil, outer space, teaching the ways of the world, wedding, violence, alien race ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 501K
Suicide Squad (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Style: entertaining, absurd, comic, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, secret mission, adventure, dark hero, transformation, revenge, villain turns good, comics, batman, fight scenes, mission, insanity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, mind bending, epic, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, evolution, outer space, future dystopia, astronaut, moon, a.i., technology, alien encounter, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bad ending, earnest ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, cloning, self sacrifice, assassination, telepathy, senate, adventure, teleportation, master villain, distant planet ...
Time: future
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 1.0M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, 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, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, space travel, adventure, benign alien, space and aliens, alien encounter, interracial relations, soldier, mysterious planet, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, warrior ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, captivating, futuristic, family saga ...
Plot: space opera, space battle, fight, star wars, spacecraft, heroism, good versus evil, space travel, supernatural power, strong female character, outer space, laser gun ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, hijacking, space opera, outer space, spacecraft, self sacrifice, adventure, teleportation, daring rescue, obsessive quest, hostage, race against time ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 65K
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, save the world, adventure, androids and robots, robot, space and aliens, imaginary, sabotage, spacecraft, terrorism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%