Movies like War of the Planets

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War of the Planets (1977)
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War of the Planets (1977)
Original name: Anno zero - guerra nello spazio
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. They reach an unknown planet where a giant robot enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies.
Style: bleak, semi serious, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, spacewalk, new year's eve, adventure, distopia, heroes, space and aliens, space travel, battles, androids and robots, space wars, rescue, escapades, rivalry, chaos, satellite, evil alien, evil empire, distant planet, new year, robot, alien, astronaut, new year's eve party ...

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Most similar movies to War of the Planets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, futuristic and serious films with plots about outer space, danger, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, adventure and spacecraft mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like War of the Planets: Space Raiders (1983), Wing Commander (1999), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Alien Apocalypse (2005), Starcrash (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Space Raiders (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space pirate, spacecraft, pirate, evil alien, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, child in peril, battles, kidnapping, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.3
 17K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, spacecraft, alien encounter, space and aliens, space opera, space travel, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, futuristic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, outer space, space travel, space wars, battles, hitman, heroic mission, save the world, space and aliens, time travel, save the planet ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes Capella. The leader ship ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, alien civilization, outer space, pterodactyl, robot, astronaut, venus the planet, animal life, moon, disorder, chaos, catastrophe ...
Time: future, prehistory, 2000s, 2020s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Alien Apocalypse (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, space and aliens, save the world, revolution, heroic mission, alien encounter, rivalry, adventure, chaos, space travel, future dystopia, space wars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A groups of astronauts crash-land on Venus and find themselves on the wrong side of a group of Venusian women when they kill a monster that is worshipped by them.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic
Plot: robot, venus the planet, outer space, pterodactyl, space exploration, space station, lava, strong female presence, distant planet, spacecraft, benign alien, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.9
 7K
Starcrash (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartharn. The smugglers are soon ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space wars, space travel, rescue, good versus evil, outer space, battles, disaster, catastrophe, heroic mission, cons and scams, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Purple Death from Outer Space (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Edited version of the 1940 Universal serial "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe", released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, stylized
Plot: superhero, outer space, spacecraft, distopia, rescue, good versus evil, escapades, master villain, changing the past or future, mad scientist, benign alien, adventure ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Capt. William "Buck" Rogers is a jovial space cowboy who is accidentally time-warped from 1987 to 2491. Earth is engaged in interplanetary war following a global holocaust, and Buck's piloting skills make him an ideal starfighter ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, space opera, chaos, battles, graphic violence, escapades, rivalry, space and aliens, master warrior, master villain, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.0
 62K
G.O.R.A. (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.
Style: parody, not serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat
Plot: spacecraft, evil alien, space wars, space travel, fish out of water, abduction, distant planet, alien encounter, rivalry, save the world, escapades, princess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space battle, save the world, space wars, adventure, chaos, battles, society, supernatural, heroes, space and aliens, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The High Crusade (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medieval crusaders from the 13th century are captured by aliens. However, this can not stop them to conquer the Holy Land.
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, space travel, alien, knight, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, nothing goes right, rescue, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 1K
Storm Planet (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Four Soviet cosmonauts land on the planet Venus and find it teeming with life, some of it dangerous.
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, venus the planet, dinosaur, cosmonaut, alien encounter, survival, heroic mission, space travel, forces of nature, distant planet, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 60s, prehistoric times
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, farm, plague, zombie, moon base, distant planet, moon, spacecraft, space travel, alien encounter, space wars, benign alien ...
Place: kansas, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, space opera, future dystopia, bounty hunter, survival, rescue, daring rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, space and aliens, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, apocalypse, androids and robots, space and aliens, survival, save the world, adventure, space travel, military, rescue, man versus machine, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.6
 585
Precious Find (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The year is 2049. 200 years after the great Californian goldrush. The new generation of gold diggers are just as full of gold fever as their ancestors.
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: outer space, moon, space travel, misfit, adventure, disorder, partners, rivalry, space and aliens, gambling, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Space Battleship Yamato (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 2199, five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape the irradiated surface. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space battle, escapades, heroic mission, space and aliens, heroes, save the world, siege, battles, evil alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.0
 580
Laserhawk (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 250 million years ago, a carnivorous species 'planted' a crop of humans on an uninhabited planet known as Earth. Now, the alien life form has returned to harvest its yield. With total destruction looming just moments away, a futuristic ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mental institution, spacecraft, alien, invasion, benign alien, evil alien, rivalry, escapades, space and aliens, misfit, adventure, youth ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.0
 7K
Space Mutiny (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.
Style: psychotronic, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space and aliens, mutiny, lieutenant, burned alive, battles, dancing, corruption, murder, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The war against the Bugs continues! A Federation Starship crash-lands on the distant Alien planet OM-1, stranding beloved leader Sky Marshal Anoke and several others, including comely but tough pilot Lola Beck. It's up to Colonel/General Johnny ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, futuristic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, marauder, soldier, alien, spacecraft, space marine, battles, space and aliens, supernatural, survival, heroes ...
Time: 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Phantom Planet (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, humorous, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, moon, outer space, asteroid, alien, mysterious planet, race against time, heroes, misfit, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.
Style: exciting, talky, serious, saga, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, teleportation, space opera, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, space station, spacewalk, warp speed, doctors, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Genre: Action, 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: scary, serious, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, monster, giant monster, turtle, alien, spacecraft, evil alien, mutant, chaos, disorder, battles, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The War of the Robots (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.
Plot: robot, organ transplant, betrayal, alien abduction, alien planet, nuclear threat, slavery, soldier, scientist, outer space, rage, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 6K
Dante 01 (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Deep space, at the edge of the galaxy. The future. A new prisoner arrives on top security prison ship and psychiatric research unit Dante 01. Sole survivor of an encounter with an alien force beyond imagining, Saint Georges is a man possessed by ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: prison, spacecraft, space travel, survival, prison life, space station, supernatural ability, mental illness, chaos, distant planet, trapped in space, outer space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, alien invasion, adventure, rivalry, chaos, outer space, fictional war, evil alien, invasion, mars, martian, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, parody, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: alien, evil alien, halloween, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, catastrophe, disorder, alien encounter, mistaken identity, friendship, technology gone awry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Moontrap: Target Earth (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A long forgotten ancient spacecraft discovered on Earth. Investigations carried out by Scout transport her to the moon whereupon she meets the impressive machines preserving the wisdom of that long lost civilization.
Style: surprise ending, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: cyborgs, moon, man versus machine, space and aliens, spacecraft, astronaut, scientist, outer space, monster, androids and robots, heroes, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, space and aliens, adventure, escapades, outer space, confined, heroes, egyptian mythology, nuclear threat, human host, nuclear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%