Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
 8.3
 633K
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, cerebral, cult film, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, meditative, serious ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, evolution, space station, spacecraft, astronaut, adventure, moon, scientist, spacewalk, artificial intelligence, space mission, artifact, super computer, a.i., future dystopia, nasa, technology, intelligence, journey, doctor, mission, visionary, man versus machine, technophobia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 60s, year 1968, prehistory, 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, suspenseful, serious and psychotronic films with plots about outer space, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, danger, heroes 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.
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 1.6M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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, atmospheric, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, black hole, parallel world, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.8
 347K
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, bleak, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, cloning, dystopic future, spacecraft, astronaut, moon, space and aliens, clones, space travel, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, serious, contemplative, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, nasa, space and aliens, ghost ship, hopes, spacewalk, expedition, presumed dead, space mission, super computer ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: egypt, paris france, london, soviet union, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.1
 87K
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, psychedelic, intellectual, art house, enigmatic ...
Plot: outer space, space station, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, hallucination, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 70K
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: cerebral, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, found footage, astronaut, danger, distant planet, lovecraftian, landing, inventions and discoveries, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 242K
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, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, danger, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, earth, end of the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.5
 216K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA, 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, futuristic, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, space exploration, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, spacecraft, moon, journey, space station, mars ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 586K
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, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, alien encounter, androids, spacecraft, fantasy world, space travel, mysterious planet, expedition, distant planet, alien life-form, outer space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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 ⇓
100%
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, outer space, teleportation, space opera, artificial intelligence, wormhole, man versus machine, warp speed, space station, spacewalk, doctors ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 794K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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: survival, outer space, isolation, space station, astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, trapped in space, catastrophe, sole survivor, stranded, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 9K
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, suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: man versus machine, killer robot, space station, outer space, obsession, scientist, woman in danger, chaos, cyborgs, space travel, robot, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 28K
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: contemplative, captivating, serious, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, distopia, fighting the system, environmentalism, factory, biosphere, greenhouse ...
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: suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, teleportation, danger, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 8K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: space and aliens, astronaut, space travel, space exploration, ufo, moon, survival, man versus machine, danger, heroic mission, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 799K
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, mars, space travel, nasa, isolation, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, struggle for survival, alone, rescue, intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: london, houston texas, north america, usa, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 77K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, intellectual, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, benign alien, space and aliens, adventure, star trek, heroic mission, captain, alien encounter, alien planet, escapades ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 14K
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, space and aliens, alien planet, space exploration, escapades, distant planet, space mission, society, friendship, expedition ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.6
 336
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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: spacewalk, space station, outer space, satellite, nasa, escapades, danger, man versus machine, space wars, heroic mission, hijacking, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, self sacrifice, good versus evil, team, heroic mission, teamwork, creature ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
26%
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 5.2
 71K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, space and aliens, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, mars, mysterious planet, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, danger, zombie, expedition, spacecraft, distant planet, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, apocalypse, space wars, space station, state affairs, save the world, escapades, chaos, head of state, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 591K
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, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, space opera, adventure, teamwork, imaginary, teleportation, time paradox, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 24th century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, confined, danger, isolation, survival, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
War of the Planets (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, bleak, psychotronic, ambiguous ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacewalk, spacecraft, new year's eve, rescue, danger, imaginary, escapades, evil alien, heroes, adventure, androids and robots ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 290K
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, space opera, future dystopia, outer space, adventure, escapades, space wars, good versus evil, mechanic, space and aliens, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%