Movies like Ender's Game

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Ender's Game (2013)
 6.6
 210K
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, entertaining, intense, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, interesting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: young heroes, space wars, intelligence, prodigy, basic training, save the world, chosen one, space and aliens, evil alien, child prodigy, military base, heroes, space station, commander, danger, alien invasion, battles, training, adventure, invasion, recruit, talented, childhood, military school, video game ...
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 dialogue, chase, danger, alien, heroes, technology and escapades mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ender's Game: Jupiter Ascending (2015), After Earth (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), Oblivion (2013), Space Battleship Yamato (2010). 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, alien race, spacecraft, parallel world, mission, creature, trapped in space, marriage proposal, military, marketplace ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, heroes, adventure, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space wars, hopes, chosen one, save the lady, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 180K
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, survival, heroic mission, spacecraft, adventure, parents and children, young heroes, isolation, apocalypse, real life father and son playing father and son, save the day ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
 439K
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, giant monster, danger, evil alien, heroic mission, heroes, destruction, giant, androids and robots, monster, survival, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, manila philippines, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 448K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: futuristic, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, mysterious character, evil alien, vestiges of humanity, disorder, danger, space and aliens, resistance, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, captivating, futuristic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, siege, save the world, fight back, imaginary, heroic mission, space and aliens, escapades, space wars, danger, space travel ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, save the world, future dystopia, space and aliens, good versus evil, end of the world, heroic mission, supernatural ability, love, taxi, heroes ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 396K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: youth, survival, danger, fighting the system, rebellion, society, training, mentor, heroes, rebelliousness, future dystopia, save the day ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 105K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, romance, power of love, love and romance, true love, teenage love, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, self sacrifice, invasion, mind control, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, invasion, video game, heroes, space and aliens, behind enemy lines, basic training, power relations, military, soldier, escapades, sergeant ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, space travel, good versus evil, superhero, adventure, space and aliens, creature, heroes, teamwork, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 224K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, save the world, ocean or sea, ship, evil alien, alien invasion, navy, alien encounter, ufo, danger, battles, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 1.0M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, space travel, alien, warrior, scientist, fantasy world, mysterious planet, adventure, alien encounter, space and aliens, virtual reality, interracial relations ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: mind bending, captivating, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time loop, evil alien, soldier, alien, space and aliens, military, warrior, alien invasion, battles, heroine ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 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: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, space opera, spacecraft, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, alien encounter, save the world, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 553K
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, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, heroic mission, teleportation, space and aliens, adventure, teamwork, vengeance, time travel, space opera, alternate universe ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, space and aliens, space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, soldier, heroes, future dystopia, friendship, rescue, space travel, survival ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, rebel, outer space, good versus evil, space wars, heroic mission, mentor, space opera, rebellion, evil empire, attack ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, future dystopia, contests and competitions, young heroes, against the odds, heroes, death, killings, trap, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry ...
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, space station, captain, commander ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, good versus evil, heroic mission, space opera, emperor, army, evil, rescue, attack, villain, warrior ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 91K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, end of the world, danger, alien invasion, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, tsunami, youth, teenage life, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: space travel, adventure, hitman, heroic mission, space and aliens, good versus evil, save the world, evil alien, danger, battles, save the planet, space wars ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 40K
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien, space wars, space and aliens, friendship, racism, survival, stranded, danger, survivor, future dystopia, war ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 162K
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, feel good, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, heroes, end of the world, utopia, youth, young heroes, save the world, obsessive quest, androids and robots, apocalypse, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: future, 1960s, 2010s
Place: houston texas, africa, paris france, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, danger, good versus evil, survival, mining, heroes, rivalry, society, space and aliens, future dystopia, battle zone ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, exciting, gloomy, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, outer space, space and aliens, evil alien, adventure, imaginary, space wars, escapades, chaos, good versus evil, mind control, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 237K
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: exciting, epic, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, mysterious planet, space travel, mars, imaginary kingdom, space wars, heroes, danger, princess, save the day, alien race, martian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: invasion, evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, end of the world, alien encounter, pilot, battle, alien, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, sydney australia, manhattan new york city, berlin germany, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, time travel, contact, space opera, first contact, evil alien, commander, mind control, invasion, good versus evil, teleportation, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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