Movies like Christmas on Mars

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Christmas on Mars (2008)
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Christmas on Mars (2008)
Genre: Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the experiences of Major Syrtis during the first Christmas on a newly-colonized Mars. Coyne has described the film as "Maybe Eraserhead or Dead Man crossed with some kind of fantasy and space aspects, like The Wizard of Oz and maybe A Space Odyssey, and set at Christmas-time. The story that unfolds is intended to hint at childlike magic within a tragic and realistic situation."
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, offbeat
Plot: mars, christmas, space travel, satire, babies and infants, benign alien, isolation, losing-it hero, alien encounter, martian, chaos and mayhem, mountain, ghost, space and aliens, contests and competitions, wizards and magicians, music band, profanity, outer space, santa claus, christmas movie
Time: future, 70s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Christmas on Mars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and psychotronic films with plots about space and aliens, space travel, outer space, danger, spacecraft, heroes and alien encounter mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Christmas on Mars: InAlienable (2007), Crimson Force (2005), Love (2011), The Wizard of Mars (1965), Atlantis Down (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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InAlienable (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Still guilt-ridden over the accident that took his family's lives, Eric Norris discovers that his body is host to a parasite from another world. Except, it is more than a parasite: it carries his DNA.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: heroes, alien encounter, family in crisis, legal, love triangle, widower, beach, benign alien, babies and infants, space and aliens, science, asteroid ...
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95%
 3.1
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Crimson Force (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The crew of the first manned mission to Mars crash land on the surface in search of a clean everlasting power source they believe to be hidden somewhere beneath the ground. However, the crew find themselves in the middle of a civil war between the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic, psychotronic
Plot: mars, outer space, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, escapades, danger, rivalry, space wars, alien encounter, chaos, space travel ...
Time: future
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95%
 5.5
 9K
Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, thought provoking, mind bending, non-linear ...
Plot: isolation, astronaut, outer space, space station, human nature, survival, losing-it hero, danger, solitude, space and aliens, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Wizard of Mars (1965)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In 1974, four astronauts, silver shoe-clad Dorothy, overweight Doc, goofy Charlie, and wooden Steve, crash land on Mars when taking readings, with only four days of supplies. They must try to survive on the surface, which is barren except for some ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: mars, outer space, rocket, alien, martian, escapades, space and aliens, danger, getting home, imaginary, heroes, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 3.2
 424
Atlantis Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 2025 - The Shuttle Program has been privatized and the shuttle Atlantis relegated to glorified taxi between space stations. Its crew is on a routine mission, conducting experiments - little do they know - they are the experiment. Written by Max ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, space station, rivalry, alien encounter, space shuttle, friendship, space and aliens, mind game, evil alien, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Space Is the Place (1974)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra return to Earth after several years in space. Ra proclaims himself "the alter-destiny", meets with inner-city youths and battles with the devil himself to save the black race.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, experimental, surreal, serious ...
Plot: jazz, spacecraft, space and aliens, social misfits, music, artists and showbiz, music band, distant planet, optimism, oracle, injustice, save the world ...
Time: 70s, 1940s
Place: san francisco, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.5
 637
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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, contests and competitions, supernatural, space and aliens, computer virus, battles, world war two, space travel, alien encounter, rebelliousness, adventure, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Red Faction: Origins (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the year 2125, Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom in the hit action game Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now, Syfy and THQ are teaming up to continue the saga of conflict on Mars 25 years later in an all-new Original Movie, Red Faction: ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, mars, brother sister relationship, survival, space and aliens, soldier, military, abduction, outer space, heroes, father daughter relationship, rebelliousness ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Prometheus Trap (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the future, mankind's quest for answers will take them to the edge of the universe... but the knowledge they seek should never be known. In deep space, the military cruiser Venom is diverted from its mission to investigate a derelict ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: race against time, space travel, survival, escapades, space wars, chaos, heroes, changing the past or future, spacecraft, terrorism, danger, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Empire of Danger (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A newly designed spacecraft capable of going through time is sent to Mars to rescue a crew previously lost on Mars. The ship is sent through the past but to the wrong time, years later than the first crew. Once they land on Mars, the crew finds that ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, exciting
Plot: outer space, tomb, spacecraft, space travel, time travel, astronaut, princess, mars, alien planet, time warp
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1962)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Martians replace scientist & his family to pave way for invasion.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: family relations, scientist, outer space, mansion, christmas, martian, alien invasion, mars, estranged couple, alien
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, mysterious planet, adventure, space station, astronaut, escapades, alien contact, outer space, alien, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, spacecraft, robot, alien encounter, space travel, santa claus, christmas, disorder, benign alien, imaginary, fish out of water, culture clash ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France, Austria, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visitations to Earth and Earth's self-made demise, while human astronauts in space are attempting to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: astronaut, spacecraft, alien, apocalypse, save the planet, save the world, adventure, space and aliens, prodigy, space travel, time travel, future dystopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.7
 1K
Dark Space (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College friends Devin, Jack, Shelly, Kristy, Shaun, and Flower rent a spacecraft to autopilot them to Centauri Five for a holiday break. Impatient over the rental agency restricting the ship’s speed to 10x, Devin and the others convince Shaun to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, space and aliens, escapades, evil alien, distant planet, running for your life, spaceship crash, space wars, space travel, battles, showdown ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Girl from Mars (1991)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young girl who has telekinetic powers also claims to be a visitor from Mars. The girl's father and a scientist who has befriended her try to discern exactly who she is and what is happening.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: space and aliens, environmentalism, save the world, danger, goofy hero, heroes, single parent, youth, benign alien, getting home, androids and robots, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mars Needs Women (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tommy Kirk leads his fellow Martians to Earth on an interplanetary quest for females. Kirk proves that Martians have impeccable taste when one of his first conquests turns out to be sexy scientist Yvonne Craig.
Style: suspense, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: mars, map, martian, fisherman, alien, alien abduction, fish out of water, interracial relations, looking for sex, kidnapping, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting, scary ...
Plot: rescue, vampire, spacecraft, mars, alien, space travel, survival, deadly, danger, save the world, supernatural, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.0
 778
High Moon (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the future where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon's resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: space and aliens, imaginary, moon, chaos and mayhem, inventions and discoveries, chaos, outer space, danger, investigation, oxygen, space wars, explosion
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 2306… 12 years ago, Captain Kirk was swept away by the Nexus. One year later, Commander Scott was reported missing along with the USS Jenolen. The remaining USS Enterprise crew have split. Captain Spock and Doctor McCoy are on ...
Style: psychotronic, stylized, exciting, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: space opera, star trek, space travel, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, benign alien, imaginary, space exploration, space and aliens, spacecraft, surrealism ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.9
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Battle Planet (2008)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the not-so-distant future, Captain Jordan Strider, a Special Forces Officer in the New World Alliance, is chosen for a top-secret mission. Sent to a desolate planet, Terra 219, to arrest possible traitors to the Alliance, Strider must survive ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: space wars, space battle, evil alien, alien, betrayal, space war, space and aliens, adventure, alien encounter, space travel, deadly, a.i. ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
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Swerve (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: In a future post-apocalyptic California, the new frontier is a vast nano-contaminated Zone cut off from the all-connected Grid and the ceaseless flows of bodies and information outside its borders. Only the insane or criminal would venture into this ...
Style: surreal, serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: life is a bitch, mad scientist, apocalypse, kidnapping, technophobia, contamination, chaos, society, crimes, future dystopia, disorder, philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Princess of Mars (2009)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, soldier, adventure, chaos, alien encounter, battles, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, military, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.3
 24K
Dark Star (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and ...
Style: futuristic, cult film, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, danger, a.i., silly humor, chaos, asteroids and comets, hippie ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.3
 708
Dark Planet (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two sides, one known as the Alphas and the other the Rebels, struggle in a brutal war on Earth and in outer space. When a habitable planet is discovered in orbit around a star that is on the far side of a dangerous wormhole, the two sides ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, wormhole, space travel, soldier, space and aliens, reluctant partners, escapades, state affairs, danger, hotshot hero, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British ...
Style: serious, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, astronaut, trapped in space, outer space, benign alien, adventure, save the world, heroes, time travel, save the planet, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, exciting, semi serious
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, superhero, prodigy, evil alien, deadly, benign alien, androids and robots, danger, imaginary, mad scientist, adventure ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, mission gone awry, solitude, confined, isolation, asteroids and comets, accident, male protagonist, human in outer space, loneliness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 6K
Hunter Prey (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner alive the surviving crew of the spaceship Prometheus pursue ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, danger, alien encounter, space and aliens, deadly, distant planet, outer space, soldier, evil alien, spacecraft, hunt down ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The History of Future Folk (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An alien intending to claim Earth for his people before their homeworld is destroyed by a comet decides not to eliminate humanity when he hears their music. Instead, he lives among them until another alien is sent to find and kill him.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, light, tense ...
Plot: alien, alien encounter, fish out of water, save the world, rescue, eccentric family, dishonesty, heroes, danger, parents and children, benign alien, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%