Movies like Northstar

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Northstar (1986)
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Northstar
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An astronaut's ship passes through a strange magnetic field on its way back to Earth, and when he emerges from it after landing, he finds he has acquired superhuman powers and a super-genius IQ.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: contact lens, superhuman, transformation, astronaut, scientist, genius
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Probe
Mystery, Sci-Fi
USA
60 min.
 8.1
Sanctuary
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Canada
44 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to Northstar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, surprise ending and futuristic films with plots about scientist, transformation, science, danger, astronaut, experiment and monster mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Adventure genres. Some movies like Northstar: Strange New World (1975), Harbinger Down (2015), Real Genius (1985), Sanctuary (2008), Android (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strange New World
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the near future, a group of scientists living in a space ship wake up from a hibernation state and come back to an apocalyptic Earth.
Plot: immortality, cloning, bio dome, biosphere, scientist, astronaut, post apocalypse
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System:   95%
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Harbinger Down
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, ...
Style: suspense
Plot: cosmonaut, video camera, ice, photograph, vodka, rain, death, headphones, snow, sledgehammer, knife, held at gunpoint ...
Time: year 1982
Place: alaska
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System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
 7.0
 27K
Real Genius
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: college, genius, science, mentor, high school, revenge, military, college life, farce, laser, teenager, nerds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, campus
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System:   88%
    User:   88%
 
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 17K
Sanctuary
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, scientist, escapades, crime, mystery, imaginary, supernatural, rescue, crimes, mutant, deadly, superhuman ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   63%
 
 5.9
 2K
Android
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Dr .Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives one of whom is female. Both Dr. Daniel and Max ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, space travel, space station, androids, androids and robots, first contact, fugitives, robot, solitude, technology, existentialism, adventure ...
Time: future
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System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: time travel, adventure, end of the world, society, on the run, humanity, slavery, race against time, chimpanzee, spacecraft, destiny, chases and races ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
J.O.E. and the Colonel
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Scientists create "the perfect soldier" in a lab experiment by recombining his molecules. He is then sent out on dangerous but vital missions.
Plot: government agent, scientist, superhuman, super strength, genetic engineering, deoxyribonucleic acid, terrorist, mission, experiment, pacifist, super soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
Movie in collections
 6.7
 24K
Silent Running
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: serious, light, futuristic, cerebral, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, robot, destiny, ecology, loneliness, existentialism, idealism, spacecraft, isolation, fighting the system, space station, space opera ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
 3.2
 462
Evil Spawn
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Microbes are brought back to earth via a space probe from Venus. A scientist is using them in experiments on aging, but dies before the work is finished. His assistant approaches an aging actress who is being passed by for the lead roles, and she ...
Plot: manager, aging, serum, metamorphosis, vanity, alien creature, hollywood, monster, mad scientist, transformation, actress, director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 8.1
 150
Probe
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Probe is a 1988 American television pilot and subsequent TV series, created by television mystery writer William Link and noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov. It aired on ABC. Michael B. Wagner, a veteran television writer, wrote the two-hour ...
Plot: secretary, scientist, genius, computer, crime solving, inventor, short lived, assistant, warehouse, investigator
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
Project: Metalbeast
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With the medical breakthrough of a metal-based synthetic skin called "bio-ferron" the prospect for pioneering surgeries for burn victims and cancer patients seems set to occur but for the warped head scientist in charge...it's a ...
Plot: full moon, rocket launcher, castle, werewolf, security guard, rocket, morgue, severed arm, explosion, injection, x rayed skeleton, cryogenics ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
 7.1
 6K
Charly
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to his was right.
Style: clever, touching, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: disability, mentally challenged, mouse, teacher, psychology, maze, doctors and patients, book, mentor, experiment gone awry, adaptation, doctors ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Nude on the Moon
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: sexploitation, moon, exploitation, nudism, outer space, female director, astronaut, breasts, amazon tribe, technology, spacesuit, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
Movie in collections
 5.9
 28K
Barbarella
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.
Style: futuristic, sexy, surreal, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: adventure, cult, mad scientist, space travel, sex, sexuality, space opera, distant planet, master villain, camp, pornography, superhero ...
Time: future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
 5.0
 2K
Moontrap
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary precautions.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, evil alien, moon, alien encounter, spacecraft, space and aliens, danger, androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, space wars, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
 6.1
 1K
The Power
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is on to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural ability, laboratory, supernatural, hidden identity, violence spree, danger, deadly, psychic power, mind control, telekinesis, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 2.5
 4K
Hydra
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mad scientist (and apparent former Nazi) unleashes his master plan: to transform himself into a mutated walking catfish, gain revenge on those who have spurned him, and kidnap nubile young women to similarly transform so that he can breed. Or ...
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, surprise ending
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, disorder, vengeance, man beast, fish, laboratory, radioactivity, mutant, crimes ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
 5.4
 378
Rejuvenator
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rich actress who has gotten too old for leading roles employs a scientist who is working on a formula for eternal youth. The formula involves withdrawing certain fluids from the human brain. She takes the serum, but its unforeseen side effects ...
Plot: experiment, mutation, fountain of youth, scientist, rejuvenation, gore, transformation, monster, creature feature, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
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Embryo
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days.
Plot: human, murder of a prostitute, human experimentation, man carrying a woman, bible, birth, murder of son, dead prostitute, newborn baby, car fire, female villain, rapid aging ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
 7.1
 189
Alternative 3
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Purporting to be an investigation into the UK's contemporary "brain drain", Alternative 3 uncovered a plan to make the Moon and Mars habitable in the event of climate change and a terminal environmental catastrophe on Earth.
Plot: missing, moon landing, hoax, space colony, global warming, moon, astronaut, mysterious death, actor, space shuttle, nasa, skepticism ...
Time: year 1977
Place: usa, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 5.2
 775
The Mutations
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mad scientist (Donald Pleasence) crosses plants with people, and the results wind up in a sideshow.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, circus, danger, deadly, disorder, kidnapping, experiment, supernatural, prostitute, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 3.9
 2K
Solar Crisis
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, end of the world, natural disaster, desert, spacecraft, good versus evil, death, first contact, conspiracy, chase, robot, nasa ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, transformation, good versus evil, benign alien, chase, invisibility, comics, alter ego, heroine in tight suit, master villain, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, egypt, japan, greenland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
The Nutty Professor
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: love, romance, mad scientist, laboratory, college, transformation, goofy hero, university, hidden identity, alter ego, dialogue, stereotypes ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Flowers for Algernon
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: mentally challenged, laboratory, romance, experiment gone awry, hopes, misfit, prodigy, social misfits, blind ambition, human spirit, doctors and patients, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
The Fantastic Four
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Fantastic Four is an unreleased low-budget feature film completed in 1994. Created to secure copyright to the property, the producers never intended it for release although the director, actors, and other participants were not informed of this ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, escapades, heroes, adventure, flying, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens, fire, invisibility, experiment gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
 3.4
 2K
Mansquito
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police lieutenant detective Thomas 'Thom' Randall's steady girl-friend, Dr. Jennifer 'Jen' Allen, is Dr. Aaron Michaels's main assistant on his pharmaceutical firm Bellion's research program to cure the highly ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tragic ending, biting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, gory, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, chases and races, supernatural, danger, mosquito, monster, deadly, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
2001: A Space Odyssey
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: futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychedelic ...
Plot: space travel, technology, evolution, space station, nasa, paranoia, outer space, a.i., astronaut, spacecraft, moon, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 

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The Space Between Us
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love story, romance, mars, space travel, adventure, destiny, relationships, adaptation, fish out of water, nasa, science ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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The Titan
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a bleak future Earth, a soldier endures a radical genetic transformation to save humanity. But his wife fears he's becoming more creature than man.
Style: suspense, exciting, rough, sad, surprise ending
Plot: transformation, human experiment, military base, dna, laboratory, superhuman powers, nasa, pilot, mental breakdown, danger, survivor, alien ...
Time: near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
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