Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey

If you like "2001: A Space Odyssey" you are looking for philosophical, mind bending and cerebral movies about / with space travel, astronaut, artificial intelligence, scientist, human versus computer, evolution and self discovery themes of Adventure and Sci-Fi genre shot in UK or USA.
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
 8.3
 668K
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, cerebral, thought provoking, futuristic, atmospheric, psychedelic, surreal, art house, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: space travel, astronaut, artificial intelligence, scientist, human versus computer, evolution, self discovery, spacecraft, moon, surrealism, spacewalk, alien, adventure, technology, man versus machine, computer, space opera, space exploration, a.i., future dystopia, space station, space mission, space and aliens, intelligence, distopia ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, stone age, 2000s, 21st century, 60s ...
Place: vatican

Most similar movies to 2001: A Space Odyssey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, cult film, weird and serious films with plots about distopia, technology, dialogue, existentialism, storytelling, space travel and science mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey: Solaris (1972), Interstellar (2014), Moon (2009), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984), Europa Report (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 92K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: art house, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral, reflective ...
Plot: scientist, space travel, russian, space station, astronaut, dreams, space and aliens, immortality, science, loneliness, investigation, back from the dead ...
Time: 70s, future, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.8M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: time travel, space travel, father daughter relationship, nasa, astronaut, distopia, survival, space station, end of the world, scientist, science, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.8
 360K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, suspense, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: isolation, moon, astronaut, loneliness, space travel, cloning, dystopic future, solitude, twists and turns, distopia, technology, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. ...
Style: futuristic, intellectual, stylized, bad ending, light ...
Plot: astronaut, space travel, ghost ship, distopia, space and aliens, nasa, alien, space opera, space exploration, adventure, extraterrestrial, cold war ...
Time: future, year 1984, year 2010, near future, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c., new mexico, tower bridge london, london, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 72K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Plot: found footage, space travel, spacecraft, alien, space exploration, astronaut, survival, distant planet, moon, spacewalk, monster, self discovery ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 252K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, psychological, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, end of the world, sun, astronaut, spacecraft, heroic mission, self sacrifice, expedition, trapped in space, save the world, mission, disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 611K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, space travel, distant planet, androids, space and aliens, spacecraft, mysterious planet, monster, journey, alien encounter, expedition ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 20K
Cargo (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, isolation, teleportation, distopia, post apocalypse, uncover truth, space colony, space and aliens, twists and turns, self discovery, parallel world ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 276K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: philosophical, inspirational, cerebral, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: science, nasa, alien encounter, space travel, scientist, space and aliens, alien contact, first contact, benign alien, religion, intelligence, alien ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, new mexico, washington d.c., usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 236K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Brazil
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: exciting, suspense, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: space exploration, moon, solar system, astronaut, father son relationship, space travel, trapped in space, journey, obsession, space pirate, spacecraft, space station ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 30K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: sexy, light, thought provoking, depressing, sad ...
Plot: robot, distopia, space travel, environmental, space and aliens, post apocalypse, loneliness, isolation, astronaut, alien, space opera, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 826K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, isolation, astronaut, space station, space travel, catastrophe, sole survivor, spacecraft, stranded, disaster, survivor, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
 768K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, dark ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, artificial intelligence, existentialism, future dystopia, androids, cyborgs, a.i., fugitives, police detective, robot, female android ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 10K
Saturn 3 (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the future, Earth is overcrowded and the population relies on distant bases to be fed. In the Saturn 3 station, Major Adam and the scientist Alex, who is also his lover and has never been on Earth, have been researching hydroponics for three ...
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, killer robot, scientist, cyborgs, obsession, androids and robots, woman in danger, chaos, older man younger woman relationship, monster, space station, robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 9K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: space and aliens, space travel, astronaut, moon, space exploration, ufo, survival, moon base, save the world, man versus machine, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1999, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 22K
Voyagers (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With the human race's future at stake, a group of young men and women embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they become helpless for pleasure, hunger, and power once ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, alien planet, spacecraft, space exploration, escapades, distant planet, space and aliens, rescue, society, friendship, astronaut, science ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 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: epic, futuristic, talky, exciting, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, space travel, star trek, alien, teleportation, artificial intelligence, space exploration, planet, doctors, spacewalk, space station, warp speed ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, fairy tale, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, androids and robots, robot, a.i., future dystopia, adoption, imagination, end of the world, androids, boy ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 23K
Zardoz (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
Style: surreal, futuristic, philosophical, psychedelic, stylized ...
Plot: immortality, post apocalypse, distopia, surrealism, rebellion, breast feeding, death, old woman, scientist, old man, artificial intelligence, telepathy ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his ...
Style: twist ending, philosophical, surprise ending, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: astronaut, time travel, post apocalypse, plot twist, space and aliens, survival, end of the world, monkey, twists and turns, slavery, space exploration, apocalypse ...
Time: future, stone age, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.5
 332K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, ambiguous ending, suspense, rough ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, mars, memory loss, secret agents, false memory, space colony, future dystopia, chase, alien, implanted memory, distopia, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 163K
Dune (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune – the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, epic, psychedelic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, adventure, space travel, prophecy, space opera, chosen one, desert planet, messiah, dune, space exploration, apocalypse, alien ...
Time: future, year 1984, distant future
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: submarine, double agent, space and aliens, rescue, military, doctor, assassination attempt, shrinking, medical, survival, adventure, natural disaster ...
Time: future, contemporary, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cerebral, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: alien, space and aliens, alien invasion, alien life-form, surrealism, sex scene, female nudity, distopia, humanity, disorder, oral sex, benign alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 545K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, cyberpunk, technology, isolation, cyborgs, androids, androids and robots, existentialism, human android relationship, manipulation, a.i. ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, surreal, mind bending, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, martial arts, cyberpunk, philosophy, alternate reality, virtual reality, post apocalypse, gunfight, hacker, existentialism, fight ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.8
 2.3M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory, alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, dream, fictional reality, teamwork, mind control, architecture, existentialism, imagination, lucid dream ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 693K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: psychological, intellectual, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, linguist, time, extraterrestrial, science, alien race, alien contact, scientist, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, venezuela, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
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: suspense, futuristic, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: mars, space travel, space station, alien, astronaut, spacecraft, mysterious planet, adventure, escapades, trapped in space, space and aliens, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 192K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, futuristic, entertaining, tense, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, archaeology, military, slavery, space opera, ancient egypt, pyramid, teleportation, portal, alien, archaeologist ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, colorado, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%