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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
 6.5
 156K
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
Plot: alien race, space travel, alien planet, alien, government agent, parallel world, mission, creature, spacecraft, space station, outer space, military, space opera, trapped in space, marketplace, marriage proposal, endangered species, arrest, warrior, moral dilemma, exotic dancer, shape shifting alien, hidden truth, alternate dimension, pacifist ...
Time: future, 2020s, 70s, year 1975

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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 chase, gun, explosion, battle, pistol, battles and violence mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Jupiter Ascending (2015), Ready Player One (2018), Ender's Game (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avatar (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, space wars, destiny, imaginary, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, psychotronic ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, quest, teenage protagonist, adventure, friendship, teenage hero, virtuality, love, teamwork, teenage boy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
 220K
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, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, save the world, spacecraft, space travel, team, creature, adventure, superhero, imaginary, space and aliens, heroes ...
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Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Movie in collections
 7.8
 1.1M
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, breathtaking, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, interracial romance, benign alien, space and aliens, space travel, scientist, warrior, alien planet, adventure, creature ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 251K
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, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, adventure, mysterious planet, imaginary kingdom, space travel, heroes, monster, space wars, chosen one, princess, danger, battles ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, end of the world, adventure, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.2
 97K
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, alien, chaos, tsunami, youth, teenage life ...
Time: future, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Movie in collections
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, surprise ending, interesting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 571K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, semi serious, reboot ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, entertaining, exciting, intense, psychotronic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
 344K
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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, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 128 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 130 min.
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Style: entertaining, comic, stylized, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: comic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, alien invasion, alien, human versus alien, apocalypse, technology, space travel, president, rescue attempt, white house, disaster film, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, wyoming, nevada, las vegas ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, epic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
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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, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, heroes, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, danger, tough girl, rebellion, social misfits, virtual reality ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, adventure, evil empire, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, planet, rebel, intergalactic, creature ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 18K
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
Plot: good versus evil, creature, transformation, teenage boy, superhero, alien technology, secret, half human, alien, scientist, love interest, laboratory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 590K
Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, stylized, intense, psychotronic ...
Plot: superhero, king, warrior, good versus evil, martial arts, technology, panther, murder, loss of father, haunted by the past, spy, black hero ...
Time: future, year 1992, 90s, 2010s, 20th century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
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Time: 80s, 1930s, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
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Time: future, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 475K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, disorder, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%