Movies like Ender's Game

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Ender's Game (2013)
 6.6
 205K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, intense, entertaining, interesting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: young heroes, space wars, basic training, chosen one, intelligence, space and aliens, prodigy, battles, save the world, military base, evil alien, heroes, space station, danger, adventure, alien invasion, talented, recruit, invasion, commander, child prodigy, military school, military, imaginary, enemy ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to Ender's Game

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, exciting, stylized and serious films with plots about heroes, dialogue, escapades, chase, danger, alien and technology mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Ender's Game: After Earth (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Space Battleship Yamato (2010), The Host (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: space travel, alien, government agent, mission, trapped in space, spacecraft, creature, marketplace, marriage proposal, genocide, military, endangered species ...
Time: future, year 1975, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 177K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, survival, spacecraft, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, isolation, coming of age, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
 432K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, save the world, deadly creature, monster, danger, space and aliens, battles, giant monster, apocalypse, giant, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, asia, pacific ocean, seattle washington, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, life turned upside down, destiny, heroes, chaos, save the lady, space and aliens, imaginary, danger, space wars, creature, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, stylized, futuristic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, save the world, heroic mission, space travel, danger, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, space wars, battles, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 103K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: evil alien, love and romance, vestiges of humanity, teenage love, power of love, true love, invasion, apocalypse, alien invasion, romance, self sacrifice, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 158K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, surprise ending, bad ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, obsessive quest, heroes, youth, young heroes, destiny, apocalypse, save the world, utopia, androids and robots, inventor, prodigy ...
Time: future, 1960s, 2010s
Place: florida, houston texas, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, mysterious character, survival, end of the world, teenage life, youth, alien, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, save the world, good versus evil, space travel, adventure, superhero, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 221K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, ocean or sea, ship, evil alien, military, alien encounter, battles, navy, soldier, hotshot hero, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 547K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, heroic mission, space and aliens, teleportation, adventure, time travel, imaginary, star trek, heroes, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, video game, distant planet, invasion, military, soldier, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, rebel, good versus evil, heroic mission, space opera, rebellion, space wars, space battle, mentor, asteroid ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 15K
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, futuristic, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, space wars, outer space, space travel, spacecraft, good versus evil, adventure, evil alien, fight, pilot, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, killings, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, space station, star trek, alien ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 387K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, danger, fighting the system, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, save the day, future dystopia, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from ...
Style: epic, futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, heroic mission, good versus evil, space opera, star wars, rescue, cult figure, adventure, emperor, disguise, army ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Style: epic, futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, star wars, good versus evil, adventure, spacecraft, space wars, danger, adventure hero, master villain, space opera, escapades ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, space and aliens, soldier, military, space travel, giant, fascism, asteroid, army, space battle ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, evil alien, time travel, changing the past or future, military, warrior, alien, battles, alien invasion, danger, army, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, england, europe, big ben london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 232K
John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, mysterious planet, heroes, space travel, imaginary kingdom, mars, space wars, danger, save the day, alien race, martian, princess ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, mining, fighter jet, good versus evil, danger, survival, battle zone, save the world, cavemen, bureaucrat, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, future dystopia, mentor, danger, female protagonist, rebellion, warrior, championship, competition, society, president ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 438K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, resistance, survival, soldier, alien encounter, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 39K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, talky, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, friendship, racism, space wars, alien, stranded, survival, interracial relations, planet, survivor, slave, slavery ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, future dystopia, save the world, good versus evil, end of the world, alien, heroic mission, love, supernatural ability, spacecraft, adventure ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space opera, star trek, time travel, evil alien, obsession, inventor, good versus evil, adventure, changing the past or future, teleportation ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Susan Ivanova discovers a derelict spaceship in hyperspace. They tow it back to Babylon 5, then strange things start happening. People are being telepathically taken over by aliens from another (third)space.
Style: futuristic, serious, tense, exciting, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, outer space, evil alien, space and aliens, adventure, imaginary, flying saucer, artifact, fight, alien encounter, space wars, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 623K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, alien invasion, save the world, secret identity, master villain, family relations, flying man, double life, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%