Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
 8.3
 533K
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: futuristic, atmospheric, epic, thought provoking, mind bending, surreal, stylized, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, moon, astronaut, outer space, evolution, future dystopia, nasa, technology, scientist, doctor, mission, spacewalk, visionary, man versus machine, technophobia, artificial intelligence, super computer, a.i., alien encounter, paranoia, adventure, journey, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century, prehistoric times, prehistory, 2000s, year 2001

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Most similar movies to 2001: A Space Odyssey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, suspenseful and cerebral films with plots about outer space, space and aliens, space travel, spacecraft, danger, science and alien 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 (1971), Sunshine (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 1.3M
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, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, parallel world, heroic mission, end of the world, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 309K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, cloning, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, dystopic future, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ 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, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, outer space, adventure, ufo, investigation, landing, heroes, distant planet ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 68K
Solaris (1971)
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, surreal, talky, psychological, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, scientist, space station, russian, outer space, astronaut, mysterious planet, space and aliens, immortality, jealousy, suicide, psychologist ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 218K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, danger, expedition, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 62K
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: cerebral, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, astronaut, outer space, found footage, extraterrestrial, diary, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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: sentimental, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, outer space, space station, alien contact, dismemberment, trapped in space, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.3
 65K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, adventure, spacecraft, heroic mission, space wars, benign alien, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, intergalactic ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 534K
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: space and aliens, survival, space travel, expedition, mysterious planet, fantasy world, alien encounter, spacecraft, mission, hi-tech, distant planet, heroine ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, space opera, teleportation, wormhole, outer space, space station, spacewalk, warship, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, mind bending, biting, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, time travel, space travel, slavery, rescue, danger, scientist, ape, gorilla, future dystopia, dictatorship, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 683K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, biting, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, astronaut, human spirit, nasa, space and aliens, stranded, peril, adventure, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, beijing china, china, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 267
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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting
Plot: spacewalk, space station, outer space, satellite, man versus machine, heroes, race against time, space travel, danger, nasa, save the world, hijacking ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
 7.7
 700K
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, space station, astronaut, spacewalk, survivor, space and aliens, trapped in space, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 7K
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: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: killer robot, space station, man versus machine, outer space, space travel, chess, robot, scientist, spacecraft, murder, androids and robots, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, zombie, danger, expedition, space and aliens, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes Capella. The leader ship ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, offbeat
Plot: outer space, astronaut, alien civilization, pterodactyl, robot, animal life, heroes, danger, race against time, space travel, survival, rescue ...
Time: future, prehistory, 2000s, 2020s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
First Men in the Moon (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old ...
Style: stylized, serious, fairy tale, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, moon, alien, extinction, passenger, astronaut, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: europe, england, ussr, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%
 6.2
 75K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, astronaut, mysterious planet, spacecraft, space and aliens, back from the dead, paranormal activity, mystery, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A groups of astronauts crash-land on Venus and find themselves on the wrong side of a group of Venusian women when they kill a monster that is worshipped by them.
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: lava, space exploration, pterodactyl, space station, robot, heroic mission, space and aliens, chase, danger, space travel, spacecraft, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 24K
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, serious, light, tragic ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, robot, environmentalism, biosphere, greenhouse, androids and robots, destiny, man versus machine, extinction, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 66K
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, space travel, save the world, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
 6.2
 18K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, isolation, teleportation, uncover truth, danger, escapades, space and aliens, cargo ship, space colony, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 21K
The Black Hole (1979)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, mad scientist, robot, adventure, astronaut, zombie, black hole, killer robot, space station, family, battles ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, absurd, satirical, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, hitchhiker, benign alien, spacecraft, intergalactic, robot, survival, galaxy, friends, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 20K
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, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: space travel, surfing, laser, artificial intelligence, space and aliens, escapades, technology gone awry, chaos, heroes, pets, danger, asteroids and comets ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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