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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Second Chance
Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
42 min.
 7.6
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 exciting, serious, stylized and light films with plots about scientist, transformation, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, first contact and chase mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Northstar: Real Genius (1985), Hidden Figures (2016), Harbinger Down (2015), Sanctuary (2008), Second Chance (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.0
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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, science, mentor, genius, high school, revenge, military, college life, farce, laser, teenager, nerds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, campus
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System:   95%
    User:   86%
 
 7.8
 152K
Hidden Figures
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: dramatic, factual, inspirational, interesting, light ...
Plot: nasa, racism, mathematics, space program, segregation, prejudice, women, race issues, workplace, space travel, mentor, science ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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System:   79%
    User:   76%
 
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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, retro, toxic, contamination, spotlight, magnet, tracking, flare gun, slime, inuit, sky, arctic ...
Time: year 1982
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   75%
 
 7.4
 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, imaginary, mystery, supernatural, rescue, crimes, mutant, deadly, recruiting ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   62%
 
 7.6
 11K
Second Chance
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.
Plot: superhuman, sheriff, reanimation, parent child relationship, police procedural, brain transplant, human experiment, second chance, fbi agent, resurrection, father son relationship, scientist ...
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System:   70%
    User:   66%
 
 5.9
 27K
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, semi serious ...
Plot: adventure, cult, mad scientist, space travel, sex, sexuality, space opera, distant planet, master villain, camp, pornography, superhero ...
Time: future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   54%
 
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: biosphere, bio dome, cloning, immortality, post apocalypse, astronaut, scientist
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System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
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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: stylized, serious, 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, greenland, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
 6.6
 356K
Armageddon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, nasa, space travel, heroic mission, astronaut, end of the world, self sacrifice, apocalypse, save the world, asteroid, fate of humanity, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, shanghai china, grand central station manhattan new york city, pentagon, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
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: twists and turns, bleak, 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:   54%
 
 6.7
 23K
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:   56%
    User:   66%
 
 7.1
 5K
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:   53%
    User:   62%
 
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: semi serious, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, escapades, adventure, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens, invisibility, flying, fire, experiment gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
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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:   51%
    User:   41%
 
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: futuristic, romantic, light, bad ending, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: mars, nasa, love story, romance, space travel, science, natural disaster, adventure, life & death, catastrophe, aging, dialogue ...
Time: future
Place: las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, mad scientist, alien, chase, superhero, cult, heroic mission, time travel, aliens, chases and races, space and aliens, desert ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 52K
Darkman
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gothic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, superhero, corruption, revenge, violence, dark hero, brutality, secret identity, disfigurement, splatter, superhuman powers ...
Time: year 1990, year 1989, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
 5.0
 6K
Meteor
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nasa, adventure, space travel, end of the world, cold war, russian, government agency, natural disaster, man versus machine, weapons, first contact, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: russia, alps, moscow russia, hong kong, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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 6.0
 98K
Twins
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: culture clash, twins, strong sexual content, odd couple, on the road, redemption, brothers, family, chase, track down, siblings relations, island ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, usa, new mexico, arizona, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
 6.5
 61K
Europa Report
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: space travel, moon, survival, alien, science, spacecraft, outer space, mars, nasa, death, aliens, first contact ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
 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, suspenseful, serious, 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:   34%
 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, survival, propaganda, reality tv, future dystopia, female protagonist, teenagers, fantasy world, game, revolution, adventure, brainwashing ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 6.1
 2K
Infinity
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: romance, mathematics, young lovers, marriage, hopes, love story, death, mentor, love, love and romance, life philosophy, life ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: new mexico, usa, new york, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 5.5
 84K
The Core
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, natural disaster, nasa, end of the world, apocalypse, nuclear bomb, anti heroes, science, space program, mars, first contact, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: u.s. capitol building, rome italy, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Our Man Flint
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.
Style: witty, exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: espionage, spy, parody, adventure, chase, mad scientist, brainwashing, utopia, island, secret agents, 007, spies ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: marseille, new york, rome italy, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 4.9
 24K
Virus
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virus, survival, ship, aliens, first contact, ocean or sea, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, deadly creature, robot, save the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
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I.Q.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.
Style: clever, romantic, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, love story, happy ending, fall in love, destiny, love and romance, period piece, hidden identity, self discovery, mentor, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 90s, future
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
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: pacifist, super soldier, superhuman, super strength, genetic engineering, deoxyribonucleic acid, mission, experiment, terrorist, government agent, scientist
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 

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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: serum, metamorphosis, vanity, aging, manager, hollywood, alien creature, injection, murder of a nude woman, director, actress, transformation ...
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, violence, car chase, kidnapping, gunfight, one man army, revenge, fight scenes, martial arts, mad scientist, murder, soldier ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 1960s
Place: russia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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