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: offbeat, bleak, semi serious, ambiguous ending, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, spacewalk, new year's eve, adventure, androids and robots, distopia, space and aliens, evil alien, heroes, space travel, battles, space wars, danger, imaginary, chaos, satellite, escapades, rivalry, rescue, evil empire, distant planet, signal, robot, alien ...

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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, spacecraft and imaginary 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: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, clay animation
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, pirate, evil alien, imaginary, space and aliens, space wars, space pirate, escapades, danger, rivalry, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.4
 16K
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, space and aliens, alien encounter, spacecraft, space opera, space travel, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, outer space, good versus evil, space travel, space wars, battles, hitman, heroic mission, save the world, space and aliens, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 78 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: suspenseful, offbeat, bleak, serious, psychotronic
Plot: alien civilization, space and aliens, venus the planet, pterodactyl, astronaut, robot, outer space, chases and races, imaginary, heroes, anti heroes, danger ...
Time: prehistory, future, 2020s, 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, revolution, save the world, adventure, rivalry, alien encounter, heroic mission, chaos, imaginary, danger, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.0
 6K
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: serious, exciting, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space wars, space travel, rescue, good versus evil, outer space, hung upside down, battles, catastrophe, escapades, danger, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: suspenseful, epic, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Plot: superhero, spacecraft, outer space, danger, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, chases and races, space and aliens, changing the past or future, androids and robots, benign alien ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.0
 58K
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: not serious, parody, humorous, stylized, offbeat
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, space travel, fish out of water, abduction, distant planet, alien encounter, imaginary, rivalry, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: venus the planet, lava, robot, outer space, pterodactyl, space station, space exploration, benign alien, androids and robots, space and aliens, chase, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space wars, space opera, save the world, adventure, heroes, space and aliens, imaginary, master villain, danger, master warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, space travel, alien, knight, nothing goes right, changing the past or future, adventure, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ 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, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, space and aliens, androids and robots, apocalypse, survival, adventure, save the world, space travel, military, man versus machine, danger, against the odds ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (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, space and aliens, society, good versus evil, heroes, danger, supernatural, ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, zombie, moon base, supernatural, government agency, heroes, deadly creature, buddies, rivalry, chases and races ...
Place: kansas, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, space opera, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, daring rescue, rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 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: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: dinosaur, cosmonaut, venus the planet, evil alien, alien encounter, deadly creature, deadly, danger, escapades, heroes, adventure, distant planet ...
Time: future, 60s, prehistoric times, 1960s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.7
 525
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, danger, rivalry, disorder, heroic mission, alien encounter, gambling, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, supernatural, space and aliens, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The War of the Robots (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 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, slavery, betrayal, alien planet, alien abduction, nuclear threat, outer space, laser, scientist, rage, alien ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.1
 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, cult film, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, corruption, murder, battle, dancing, explosion, flamethrower, burned alive, battles, lieutenant ...
Time: future
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, escapades, heroic mission, siege, battles, space wars, danger, save the world, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 532
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: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mental institution, teenager, alien, spacecraft, comics, invasion, benign alien, evil alien, heroes, danger, adventure, prank ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 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, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, alien, monster, spacecraft, giant monster, turtle, evil alien, deadly, imaginary, mad scientist, heroes, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: offbeat, futuristic, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, moon, outer space, asteroid, miniaturization, alien, supernatural, heroes, rivalry, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, saga, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, teleportation, space opera, artificial intelligence, wormhole, man versus machine, warp speed, space station, spacewalk, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.7
 558
Alien Intruder (1993)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the year 2022, a group of convicts sentenced to life in prison are led on a mission into uncharted deep space by Commander Skyler (Williams) to salvage a lost ship. As incentive to go on this dangerous mission, the convicts are given the ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, contests and competitions, supernatural, space and aliens, battles, computer virus, space travel, alien encounter, rebelliousness, adventure, danger, femme fatale ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, twists and turns, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, alien invasion, space war, adventure, evil alien, outer space, rivalry, danger, chaos, fictional war, invasion, mars ...
⇓ 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, offbeat, semi serious, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: evil alien, alien, halloween, martian, misunderstanding, adventure, catastrophe, disorder, anti hero, alien encounter, technology gone awry, radio show ...
Time: 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 3K
Moontrap (1989)
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, moon, nasa, spacecraft, evil alien, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, danger, space wars, alien encounter, androids and robots ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 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, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: prison, spacecraft, space station, space travel, survival, prison life, danger, supernatural ability, mental illness, chaos, distant planet, trapped in space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%