Movies like Beyond the Stars

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Beyond the Stars (1989)
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Beyond the Stars (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an astronaut himself one day, befriends Paul Andrews, the first man on the moon. Paul is avoided by other astronauts nowadays, because he was very rude and rebuffing when he returned from space. Only slowly Eric learns, that he discovered something during his excursion on the moon, that he keeps as a secret.
Style: exciting, disturbing, tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspense
Plot: astronaut, secret, outer space, tragedy, father son relationship, promise, waking up, male protagonist, teen romance, mother son relationship, dog, blonde, whale, moon, telephone, book, alcoholic, restaurant, storm, mirror, beer, rain, disease, airport, black woman ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, space travel, spacecraft, night and tragedy mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Beyond the Stars: Trapped in Space (1994), The Beyond (2017), Ticket to Heaven (1981), Planet of Dinosaurs (1977), Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Trapped in Space (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After an accident during a routine trip to Venus, a spaceship has only enough oxygen left for three people... out of five on board.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, twist ending
Plot: survival, space travel, spacecraft, asteroid, astronaut, survivor, trapped in space, rescue, venus the planet, catastrophe, card playing, death of girlfriend ...
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The Beyond (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover ...
Style: cerebral, suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: trapped in space, space exploration, space station, outer space, found footage, robot, space mission, space travel, discovery, space program, alien invasion, exploration ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, cult, mind control, brainwashing, religious cult, clergy, cons and scams, human nature, kidnapping, innocence lost, breakup, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Beyond the Trek (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, serious
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, space station, sole survivor, serial killer, murder mystery, outer space, mutation, deep space, slender legs, hard body, chinaman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: planet, survival, rescue, spacecraft, astronaut, heroic mission, battles, deadly, adventure, danger, deadly creature, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, comb, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, teenage love, confession of crime, knocking on a door, lying on bed, cemetery, singing, sexual euphemism, parking a car ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Fourth Wish (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.
Plot: church, disease, climbing stairs, beach, priest, flat, seat belt, opening a door, saying goodbye, pajamas, comb, terminal illness ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Approaching the Unknown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.
Style: disturbing, futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mars, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, trapped in space, isolation, astronaut, near death experience, nasa, space mission, escapades, human spirit ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Three Days of Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.
Style: touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, desperation, marital discord, mother daughter relationship, drugs, false accusation, drug use, disability, restaurant, father daughter relationship, rain, coworker relationship ...
Place: cleveland ohio
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81%
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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: futuristic, exciting, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, father son relationship, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, moon, spacecraft, mars, journey, humanity in peril ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Stacy's Knights (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop roll. Soon the casino wants to even the odds. How long can ...
Plot: winning, hat, woman crying, blackjack, con artists, bespectacled male, old man, dead man, casino, black man, horse, apology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.
Plot: laughter, father in law son in law relationship, redheaded woman, euphemism, counting, climbing stairs, calling someone an idiot, waking up, cello, lying on bed, unhappy ending, trousers ...
Time: 1920s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, trapped in space, astronaut, outer space, benign alien, chases and races, a.i., heroes, time travel, landing, save the planet ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An impressionable young man finds himself literally enslaved by a modern-day religious cult. In an effort to bring him back to reality, the boy's parents hire a deprogrammer to kidnap him and return him to his family.
Style: spiritual
Plot: rocking chair, money, apology, telephone call, gay slur, crying man, newspaper, escape attempt, running, man with glasses, dog, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, outer space, robot, distopia, fighting the system, environmentalism, biosphere, greenhouse, factory, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Stranded (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: hostage situation, siege, alien invasion, disposing of a dead body, human versus alien, ufo, stranded, villain, lie, reporter, alien, porch ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Bokeh (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Iceland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on Earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: christian, apocalypse, survival, adam and eve, tragedy, loneliness, life & death, isolation, doubt, self discovery, god, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Cosmonaut (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Latvia, Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What if you got back home... and there was nobody there? In 1975, the first Russian cosmonaut on the Moon is unable to make his way back and is declared missing in Space...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: ghost, outer space, missing person, supernatural, mystery, space travel, disappearance, astronaut, alone, cosmonaut, moon landing, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, world war two, dysfunctional family, teenager, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, drunkenness, belt, model ship, pregnancy, teenage daughter, hit in the crotch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, epic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, spacecraft, a vision, technology, contact, benign alien, flying saucer, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, indiana, mexico, mongolia, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The First Men in the Moon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the Moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: space travel, moon, evil alien, alien encounter, partners, obsessive quest, danger, inventions and discoveries, escapades, heroes, alien contact, old man ...
Time: 60s, 1900s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space – and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, female astronaut, husband wife relationship, getting home, illicit affair, strong female character, space travel, flying, in love, family relations, peril ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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In My Room (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Armin, in his fourties, is a freelancer with lots of time and little money. He’s not really happy, but can’t picture living a different life. One morning the world looks the same as always, but mankind has disappeared.
Style: captivating, exciting, unusual plot structure, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: alone, mysterious disappearance, disappearance, post punk, father son relationship, nightclub, surrealism, male protagonist, sex scene, grandmother, goat, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, art house, intellectual, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, investigation, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Patriot Act (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government assassin comes out of retirement to hunt down the alien responsible for killing the former members of his team.
Style: contemplative, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: adventure hero, chase, soldier, hunter, alien, tragedy, socialism, urban decay, death, assassin, redemption, death of friend ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, injustice, opening a door, fireworks, dead woman, press conference ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
For All Mankind (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Explore an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, stylized, realistic
Plot: nasa, space race, astronaut, space program, alternate reality, moon, historical event, scientist, rivalry, u.s. president, rocket, moon landing ...
Time: year 1969, 70s
Place: usa
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73%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, woman in danger, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, twins, pregnancy, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, exciting, serious ...
Plot: space and aliens, moon, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, chaos, inventions and discoveries, outer space, danger, explosion, investigation, oxygen, space wars
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
High Desert Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Like every year, Jim, Ray, Brad and Paul leave the town for a week to go hunting in the woods. But this year everything is different: There's not a single animal to be found, the whole forest has fallen quiet. Two female campers they meet have ...
Style: psychotronic, twists and turns
Plot: travel, brunette, apology, journey, dead woman, suicide by gunshot, beard, murder, flashback, dead man, friendship between men, paranoia ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%