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, waking up, male protagonist, promise, teen romance, mother son relationship, dog, whale, storm, blonde, map, moon, alcoholic, restaurant, changing lives, rain, beer, flowers, mirror, disease, night ...

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Most similar movies to Beyond the Stars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, captivating, disturbing and tense films with plots about outer space, spacecraft, astronaut, space travel, father son relationship, trapped in space and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Beyond the Stars: The Beyond (2017), Trapped in Space (1994), Ticket to Heaven (1981), The White King (2016), Teleios (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, futuristic, enigmatic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: trapped in space, space exploration, space mission, space station, outer space, robot, found footage, space travel, mystery, spacecraft, advanced technology, astronaut ...
Time: near future
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95%
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, spacecraft, space travel, asteroid, astronaut, survivor, rescue, trapped in space, disaster, venus the planet, dog, outer space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, religious cult, brainwashing, mind control, cult, clergy, dishonesty, society, breakup, religions or cults, kidnapping, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The White King (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: distopia, dysfunctional family, family relations, social misfits, mother son relationship, society, social problems, rebel, life is a bitch, dictatorship, family, twins ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.3
 3K
Teleios (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, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, space station, murder mystery, sole survivor, serial killer, outer space, mutation, deep space, spacecraft, androids, suspended animation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: planet, survival, rescue, spacecraft, astronaut, heroic mission, adventure, deadly creature, battles, space travel, tyrannosaurus rex, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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76%
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, pregnant girl, warden, boat ride, reckless driving, urban setting, visit, desire, police officer, chess, moving, bookstore ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.5
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Paradox Alice (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the near future, a team is sent on a dangerous mission to Europa to retrieve and bring water back to a dying Earth. Their operation unexpectedly goes awry, jeopardizing not only the lives of those on board but also on earth, resulting in the ...
Style: disturbing, futuristic, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: space travel, trapped in space, space mission, space exploration, human in outer space, mission, space program, spacecraft, outer space, astronaut, fate of humanity, deep space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: dying, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, beer, lie, airplane, death, rain, dog, nurse, card playing, illness ...
Place: adelaide south australia, australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Memoria (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Colombia, Thailand, France, Germany, Mexico, Qatar, UK, China, Switzerland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A Scottish orchid farmer visiting her ill sister in Bogotá, Colombia, befriends a young musician and a French archaeologist in charge of monitoring a century-long construction project to tunnel through the Andes mountain range. Each night, she is ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, escape from reality, insomnia, mystery, relationship problems, sisters, female protagonist, jungle
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marital discord, desperation, false accusation, mother daughter relationship, drugs, father son relationship, restaurant, coworker relationship, storm, widow, abusive father ...
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
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Missions (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The first manned mission to Mars is now approaching the red planet. The crew includes top-flight scientists and a young female psychiatrist, responsible for their mental health. But just as they are about to land, something goes wrong.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: outer space, mars, astronaut, spacecraft, space mission, space exploration, space travel, trapped in space, cosmonaut, space program, problem, space station ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: nuclear war, small town, survival, disaster, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, demolished city, chaos, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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73%
 6.4
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 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: black woman, sexual euphemism, sect, two brothers, running, newspaper, rain, brother brother relationship, lie, money, dog, escape attempt ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: psychological, suspense, captivating, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: trapped in space, mars, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, isolation, outer space, distant planet, near death experience, nasa, space mission, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: dancing, murder, murder victim, champion, visit, old man, dead man, blackjack, winning, black man, recruit, casino ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sexual euphemism, redheaded woman, ends with death, unhappy ending, two brothers, father in law son in law relationship, nostalgia, merchant, illness, visit, winter, black cat ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
For All Mankind (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: disturbing, suspense, stylized, exciting, realistic
Plot: nasa, space race, astronaut, moon, space program, alternate reality, moon landing, historical event, rivalry, scientist, u.s. president, rocket ...
Time: year 1969, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, tragic ending ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, trapped in space, astronaut, outer space, save the planet, space and aliens, benign alien, save the world, heroes, a.i., escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century
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71%
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Capsule (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Guy is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain's first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space with a malfunctioning capsule. He has ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: astronaut, outer space, deception, spy, spacecraft, human in outer space, trapped in space, spaceship crash, deathtrap, spacewalk, trap, space station ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: captivating, serious, light, tragic ending, psychedelic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, biosphere, factory, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, blackout, alien, warning, farm, alien contact, black american, deputy sheriff, disposing of a dead body, dying words ...
Place: southern usa
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69%
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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: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: ghost, outer space, supernatural, missing person, mystery, alone, space travel, disappearance, astronaut, moon landing, space and aliens, cosmonaut ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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After We Leave (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, who he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to emmigrate to an off-world colony expires.
Style: philosophical, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: colony, dystopic future, post apocalypse, chase, survival, human existence, surrealism, husband wife relationship, survivor, apocalypse, space travel, distopia ...
Time: future
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69%
 2.7
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10,000 Days (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 10,000 Days ago, Comet 23 struck Earth with the magnitude of all the nuclear weapons in the world sending the planet into a deep freeze. Now, 27 years in the future, those who survived are locked in an epic battle of life or death.
Style: disturbing, futuristic, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: disaster, survival, heroic mission, lifeguard, science, death, fear, outer space, astronaut, courage, planet earth, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
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68%
 6.5
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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: exciting, futuristic, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, moon, trapped in space, father son relationship, solar system, spacecraft, space mission, journey, space station, space pirate ...
Time: near future, future
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68%
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: moon, space travel, partners, alien encounter, obsessive quest, alien contact, escapades, inventions and discoveries, heroes, evil alien, moon landing, old man ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, breaking the law, naive woman, staircase, naive young woman, two friends, store, redhead girl ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: canada
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68%
 4.7
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Settlers (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Remmy and her parents, refugees from Earth, have found peace on the Martian outskirts until strangers appear in the hills beyond their farm. Told as a triptych, the film follows Remmy as she struggles to survive in an uneasy landscape.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: mars, alien attack, life, secret, colonization, space mission, spacecraft, outer space, survival, assault, mystery, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 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, breathtaking, epic, sentimental ...
Plot: ufo, first contact, alien, alien abduction, alien contact, space and aliens, benign alien, technology, a vision, contact, flying saucer, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, india, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%