Movies like The Glitterball

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The Glitterball (1977)
 6.2
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The Glitterball (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Two teenage boys try to help a tiny spherical alien get back to its mothership, while the army and a devious petty crook pursue the creature for its wonderful powers.
Style: psychotronic
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, spacecraft, children, extraterrestrial, child, best friends, criminal, child protagonist, sphere, government agent, grocery store, treehouse

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Most similar movies to The Glitterball

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, humorous, semi serious and exciting films with plots about alien, spacecraft, outer space, adventure, space and aliens, children and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Glitterball: The Boy from Andromeda (1991), Star Pilot (1966), Battle for the Lost Planet (1986), Dinosaur Island (2014), Earth to Echo (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy from Andromeda (1991)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
TV show
Story: On a holiday to Mt Tarawera, teenager Jenny finds an odd shard of metal. In this third episode of the kids sci-fi series she meets its owner: 'Drom' — a survivor of an alien mission to deactivate a planet-annihilating space gun (aka ...
Plot: volcano, children, alien, spacecraft, robot, monster, boy, outer space, computer, child, extraterrestrial, star
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.3
 397
Star Pilot (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and a pair of Oriental spies are taken hostage by the beings so they can use them to repair their ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien, spacecraft, black pantyhose, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, trapped in space, nipples visible through clothing, kidnapping, mutiny
Place: sardinia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Battle for the Lost Planet (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: To escape his captors an industrial spy hijacks a space shuttle only to find the controls malfunctioning. Catapulting through outerspace, he sights alien battleships approaching earth. Many years later when the arc of his flight path returns him to ...
Plot: alien, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, tribe, space travel, post apocalypse, spy, space shuttle, alien invasion, sword and planet, distopia, mutant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Dinosaur Island (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The adventure begins when Lucas, a 13 year old boy, embarks on the vacation of a lifetime. When disaster strikes, Lucas finds himself stranded in a strange land littered with ghost ships and prehistoric creatures. While searching for other signs of ...
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, colourful
Plot: children, dinosaur, island, time travel, alternate dimension, treehouse, tribe, pet, pets
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 18K
Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, friendship, adventure, alien, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, young heroes, escapades, youth, parallel world ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gamera vs. the Deep Sea Monster Zigra (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship with a cluster of gumballs on its head. Later, at Sea World, dolphins are dying mysteriously. Zigra kidnaps two men and two children (one of whom is a Coke addict - Coca-Cola that is) and starts causing ...
Style: serious, bleak, offbeat, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, monster, alien, turtle, giant monster, environmentalism, chaos, battles, deadly, supernatural, deadly creature, heroes ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.
Style: offbeat, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, spacecraft, alien, monster, giant monster, turtle, evil alien, deadly, imaginary, mad scientist, heroes, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 20K
Explorers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, dream, spacecraft, laboratory, adventure, family, heroic mission, fish out of water, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 1.8
 1K
Nukie (1987)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two alien brothers crash their ship in the U.S. They get separated, and one searches the country for the other one.
Plot: helicopter, extraterrestrial, alien, computer, african tribe, telepathy, twins, missionary, radio, scientist, sexploitation, space travel ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Scientist Doctor Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, good versus evil, spacecraft, evil alien, save the world, androids and robots, benign alien, heroes, alien encounter, space travel, teleportation ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Man in Outer Space (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this routine, allegorical sci-fi drama by Czech director Oldrich Lipsky, a disgruntled worker accidentally finds himself aboard a spaceship (long story), and five hundred years later he comes back with a super-advanced being to a whole new world. ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: rocket, extraterrestrial, alien, outer space, spacecraft, invisibility, satire, time travel, fish out of water, greed, anti-hero, egocentric ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Destination Moonbase-Alpha (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After an atomic explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, Moonbase Alpha drifts in space, with 300 people on board. When a rescue team from Earth arrives in a faster-than-light space ship, everyone is overjoyed that they can now return to Earth. ...
Style: futuristic, psychotronic
Plot: moon, outer space, moon base, spacecraft, alien space craft, nuclear waste, insanity, space shuttle, alien, mind control, earth, laser gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of aliens from another planet head for Earth with the intentions of conquering it. Their first ship is destroyed in transit by the giant flying turtle Gamera. A second ship makes it to Earth and captures two Boy Scouts and holds them captive ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy scout, giant monster, children, monster, alien, turtle, disorder, mutant, battles, chaos, ocean or sea, imaginary ...
Time: prehistory
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Running low on fuel, the Battlestar Galactica receives the help of the supposedly lost Battlestar Pegasus which is taking the offensive with the Cylons.
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space marine, space mission, alien life-form, assault, alien, aircraft carrier
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Aliens Are Coming (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.
Plot: alien, spacecraft, desert, extraterrestrial, glowing eyes, alien abduction, colonization
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, healing power, levitation, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, teleportation, adventure, benign alien, ufo, supernatural ability, children, aliens, young heroes, evil alien, spacecraft, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ultraman Cosmos 1: The First Contact (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In space, Ultraman Cosmos is battling with Baltan to stop him from invading Earth. A young boy named Musashi (Kounosuke Tokai) who is a 5th grader has a lot of dreams, such as becoming an astronaut to sail the sea of stars, and to meet Ultraman. ...
Plot: giant monster, alien invasion, alien, ufo, origin of hero, little boy, superhero, spacecraft, robot, ultraman, heisei era
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Lost: Black Earth (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Over run by the alien Kryslum Empire, a devastated Earth is victim of their slow terra-forming technologies. With the human race enslaved and on the brink of destruction, four misfits join forces to start the rebellion that will bring upon a new ...
Plot: reluctant hero, post apocalypse, anarchy, outer space, alien, spacecraft, warrior, technology
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pig's Breakfast (1999)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Pig's Breakfast is an Australian children's television series that was broadcast in 1999. The story involves two aliens, Meeba and Grob, who have crashed at a television studio on Earth in a galactic school bus. A producer at the station ...
Plot: child protagonist, mistaken identity, alien, girl, australian, spacecraft, brother sister relationship, boy, tv station, alien contact, crash landing, children ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.4
 12K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, imaginary, benign alien, youth, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists are possessed by an alien force when they investigate a meteor shower in a rural field.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, farm, plague, moon base, zombie, getting home, androids and robots, escapades, supernatural, government agency, heroes, deadly creature ...
Place: kansas, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mysterious Planet (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A spaceship crash-lands on a planet, and the crew is astonished to find that it holds a beautiful woman who can heal the sick and injured and a race of super-intelligent beings.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: tyrannosaurus rex, laser, rescue, planet, sinking ship, alien, pterodactyl, explosion, sword and planet, spacecraft, wounded animal, eaten alive ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year!
Style: saga, psychotronic, cult film, family saga
Plot: space opera, outer space, variety show, jedi, talk show, drunk, holiday, lightsaber, search, hologram, acrobat, space station ...
Time: 70s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 21
Kokey (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On their way home, Bong and Anna discover Kokey, an extraterrestrial whose space ship explodes upon landing on earth. Without the knowledge of their parents, the children keep Kokey at home. The three soon become the best of friends with Kokey ...
Plot: earth, homesickness, girl, boy, alien, spacecraft
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 665
Robo (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robo is an amazing story of friendship between a boy and a robot. Where a whole new world opens up for both of them. The boy learns to be strong and courageous, and the robot, initially devoid of feelings, begins to empathize and experience real ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, light, suspense, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: parents, teenager, superhuman powers, androids and robots, adventure, mission, artificial intelligence, technology, robot, children, hi-tech, a.i. ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
War of the Planets (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, bleak, ambiguous ending, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, spacewalk, outer space, new year's eve, rescue, danger, imaginary, escapades, evil alien, heroes, adventure, androids and robots ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mission Stardust (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany, Spain, Monaco
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts is sent to the moon to rescue an alien who is seeking help to save her dying race. They are attacked by a force of bandit robots and discover that enemy spies are out to kill the alien.
Style: eurospy, psychotronic
Plot: astronaut, plague, disease, alien space craft, crime lord, extraterrestrial, laser gun, space opera, outer space, alien civilization, blonde, leukemia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequal to "Escape From Witch Mountain," Tia and Tony leave their safe refuge on witch mountain for a trip to Los Angeles. Tony is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Gannon and his spinster partner Letha and brainwashed into helping Gannon ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, psychotronic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: mad scientist, kidnapping, gang, supernatural, family, nuclear holocaust, adventure, mountain, siblings relations, space and aliens, mischievous children, heroes ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 3K
Star Kid (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, androids and robots, space and aliens, adventure, family, escapades, good versus evil, fantasy world, robot, brutality, child hero, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%