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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
 6.4
 178K
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
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, hot
Plot: alien planet, space travel, alien, outer space, alien race, mission, government agent, space station, trapped in space, spacecraft, parallel world, creature, space exploration, military, space battle, space opera, marketplace, marriage proposal, endangered species, space pirate, warrior, spy, conspiracy, space shuttle, cover up ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, 2020s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, psychotronic and surprise ending films with plots about explosion, chase, gun, warrior, murder, alien and outer space mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: John Carter (2012), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Fifth Element (1997), Avatar (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 269K
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, heroic, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mysterious planet, monster, adventure, heroes, mars, imaginary kingdom, space wars, space and aliens, teleportation, space travel, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: new york, arizona, virginia
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, life turned upside down, adventure, save the lady, space wars, destiny, heroes, chaos, space travel, creature, future dystopia, space battle ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, spacecraft, heroes, space and aliens, teamwork, space travel, superhero, creature, save the world, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, year 2014, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK
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, breathtaking, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, future dystopia, save the world, end of the world, heroic mission, spacecraft, dystopic future, adventure, love ...
Time: future, 90s, 1910s, 23rd century
Place: egypt, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 7.8
 1.2M
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, alien, adventure, creature, space travel, scientist, alien planet, space and aliens, mysterious planet, benign alien, warrior ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 237K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, save the world, child prodigy, prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, light, psychotronic ...
Plot: superhero, chase, outer space, alien, space travel, tough guy, adventure hero, female assassin, female humanoid alien, demi god, raccoon, giant creature ...
Time: 80s, year 2014, year 2017, 2010s, year 1980
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 513K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, resistance, disorder, mysterious character, clones, space and aliens, distopia, alien encounter, catastrophe ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, 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, surreal ...
Plot: virtual reality, teenage boy, video game, quest, cyberpunk, teamwork, virtuality, adventure, race against time, love, teenage protagonist, teenage hero ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, near future, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: psychotronic, futuristic, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: spacecraft, star wars, space travel, space battle, outer space, space opera, monster, laser gun, totalitarianism, alien, smuggling, bravery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 598K
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, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, space opera, adventure, teamwork, teleportation, star trek, time paradox, heroes ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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 race, space battle, alien, outer space, teleportation, star trek, female humanoid alien, stranded, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 107K
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, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, tsunami, space and aliens, escapades, invasion, alien, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: suspense, psychotronic, futuristic, scenic, exciting ...
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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, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, mission, self sacrifice, good versus evil, heroic mission, team, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, captivating, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural power, fight scenes, super strength, super villain, magic, super powers, invasion, battlefield, team, superhero, teenage superhero, alien ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 442K
Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, psychotronic, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, superhero, atlantis, demi god, mermaid, mythology, half breed, super powers, muscleman, princess, power, superhuman powers ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, 80s, year 1985
Place: atlantic ocean, boston, maine, sahara, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.8
 294K
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, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, outer space, space and aliens, space opera, space wars, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, mechanic, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 188K
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, futuristic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, archaeology, adventure, teleportation, pyramid, alien planet, ancient egypt, evil alien, ancient mystery, portal, creature, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA, Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls ...
Style: psychotronic, futuristic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: giant monster, giant creature, killer robot, robot, alien monster, monster, giant robots, teenage hero, human versus monster, alien, creature, army ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, tokyo, shanghai, australia, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 123K
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 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, resistance, female warrior, tough girl, power, survival, female fighter, female assassin, chase, good versus evil, engineer ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, europe, london, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 56K
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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
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Time: 80s, 1930s, future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: human versus alien, end of the world, alien civilization, alien, alien invasion, ufo, space battle, outer space, survival, military, technology, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., tower bridge london, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 1.7M
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, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, expedition, end of the world, time paradox, science, black hole, distant planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 233K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, intense, romantic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, distopia, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, strong female lead, heroes, teenager, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Style: absurd, suspense, entertaining, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: robot, giant robots, transforming robot, end of the world, knight, explosions, alien, technology, man versus machine, culture clash, artificial intelligence, chaos ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, year 2017, future
Place: england, tower bridge london, havana cuba, usa, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 558K
Dune (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure ...
Style: epic, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien planet, desert, space opera, outer space, prophecy, survival, messiah, giant creature, water shortage, adventure, betrayal, war ...
Time: 2020s, future, contemporary, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, alien invasion, changing the past or future, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, deja vu, space and aliens, time paradox ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Osiris Child (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, futuristic
Plot: outer space, creature, supernatural power, fighter pilot, nightmare, monster, alien, flying car, father daughter relationship, colonization, alien planet, race against time ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, space wars, space travel, space battle, outer space, space opera, heroes, army, good versus evil, sword fight, teaching the ways of the world, intergalactic ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%