Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
 8.3
 588K
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, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cult film, cerebral, captivating, meditative, serious ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, scientist, spacewalk, super computer, artificial intelligence, space mission, artifact, a.i., future dystopia, nasa, technology, journey, doctor, mission, visionary, man versus machine, technophobia, self discovery ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 60s, year 1968, prehistory, year 2001 ...

Most similar movies to 2001: A Space Odyssey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, serious and visually appealing films with plots about outer space, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, space opera, catastrophe and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey: Interstellar (2014), Moon (2009), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984), Solaris (1972), Europa Report (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, black hole, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, father daughter relationship, space exploration ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.9
 330K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country:
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, bleak, futuristic, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, spacecraft, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, contemplative, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, spacewalk, presumed dead, ghost ship, adventure, computers and web, redemption, heroic mission, ufo ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 78K
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: atmospheric, intellectual, art house, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 66K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, astronaut, danger, lovecraftian, found footage, distant planet, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 230K
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, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, expedition, astronaut, isolation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 186K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
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: futuristic, exciting, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, trapped in space, moon, space exploration, space mission, engineer, mars, solar system, missing father, army ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, mysterious planet, outer space, alien, trapped in space, nasa ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, clever, saga ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, wormhole, outer space, space opera, teleportation, warp speed, spacewalk, space station, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 561K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, fantasy world, space and aliens, androids, space travel, alien encounter, human versus alien, spacecraft, distant planet, expedition, mission, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 8K
Saturn 3 (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 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: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, killer robot, space station, outer space, scientist, woman in danger, obsession, chaos, space travel, murder, rage, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 26K
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: captivating, contemplative, serious, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, robot, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, greenhouse, biosphere, factory, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 19K
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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, teleportation, isolation, danger, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, cargo ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 7K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
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
Plot: astronaut, space exploration, moon, survival, space travel, ufo, adventure, save the world, space and aliens, heroic mission, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: future, year 1999, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 756K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, trapped in space, catastrophe, sole survivor, loss, spacewalk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 741K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, trapped in space, loneliness, alone, space and aliens, human spirit ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: london, houston texas, china, pasadena california, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 71K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, intellectual, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, benign alien, heroic mission, star trek, alien planet, captain, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 292
Earth II (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the near future, a space station dubbed Earth II is built for the purpose of scientific research and world peace. However, that peace is shattered when the Chinese send up a nuclear bomb that is orbiting just a few miles away from the station. ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: space station, spacewalk, outer space, escapades, man versus machine, chases and races, save the world, save the day, space wars, space travel, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, heroic mission, mission, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: astronaut, spacecraft, alien, save the planet, prodigy, space travel, apocalypse, adventure, space and aliens, save the world, chaos, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 572K
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, reboot ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, teleportation, teamwork, space opera, imaginary, alternate reality, warp speed ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, mars, mysterious planet, outer space, astronaut, space and aliens, danger, zombie, expedition, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 69K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, spacecraft, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: slavery, wormhole, space travel, astronaut, time travel, future dystopia, space station, adventure, survival, danger, alternate reality, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2001, 2020s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 5K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, escapades, confined, survival, isolation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 22K
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, satire, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, astronaut, escapades, pets, technology gone awry, silly humor, asteroids and comets, hippie ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, stylized, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, fight, mind control, chaos, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary, escapades, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, space exploration, spacecraft, alien planet, star trek, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 280K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, adventure, space and aliens, good versus evil, space wars, space opera, escapades, friendship, psychic, outer space ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, outer space, apocalypse, imaginary, escapades, heroic mission, alien encounter, political unrest, good versus evil, state affairs, chaos ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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