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Interstellar (2014)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Interstellar (2014)

Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, grief, deception, betrayal, surrealism, love
Mood:epic, suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, space, farm, wheelchair, desert, snow, hospital
Characters:professor, biologist, engineer, teacher, doctor
Period:future
Story:wormhole, ice planet, planet, space time, dust cloud, dust storm, zero gravity, rocket launch, time dilation, snowy planet, time paradox, lens flare, nasa, alien planet, grandfather granddaughter relationship, reference to apollo mission, ex pilot, grandfather grandson relationship, floating in space, earth viewed from space

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, betrayal, surrealism
Locations:space, laboratory
Characters:engineer, doctor
Period:future
Story:earth viewed from space, space shuttle, race against time, future shock, space travel, pickup truck, time travel, outer space, alternate dimension, altered version of studio logo, subterranean, saving the world, cornfield, drone, southern accent, rocket, nasa, booby trap, artificial intelligence, near death experience

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:hope
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory, farm, desert, snow
Characters:engineer, professor
Story:rocket launch, lens flare, alien planet, planet, earth viewed from space, space exploration, race against time, space travel, outer space, american midwest, black hole, cryogenics, spacesuit, exploding ship, altered version of studio logo, fighter jet, young version of character, cornfield, farmhouse, artificial intelligence

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, space
Characters:biologist, engineer, doctor
Period:future
Story:planet, space exploration, race against time, space travel, mission, babe scientist, outer space, embryo, cryogenics, spacesuit, altered version of studio logo, subterranean, expedition, artificial intelligence, near death experience, spacecraft, helmet, exploding body, widower, pilot

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, deception
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, space, desert, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:lens flare, ex pilot, earth viewed from space, race against time, space travel, outer space, giant wave, sphere, wormhole, spacesuit, exploding ship, subterranean, fighter jet, flare, drone, artificial intelligence, near death experience, school bus, flood, time

Oblivion (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Oblivion (2013)

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. This is why Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, surrealism
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:space, desert
Period:future
Story:drone, spacecraft, space shuttle, space station, space travel, outer space, spacesuit, exploding ship, altered version of studio logo, nasa, booby trap, artificial intelligence, astronaut, planet, electronic music score, strong female character, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, mission

Gravity (2013)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gravity (2013)

Dr. Ryan Stone ('Sandra Bullock' (qv)) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski ('George Clooney' (qv)) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. (Read More)

Themes:hope, grief
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:engineer, doctor
Story:mission, astronaut, space shuttle, zero gravity, lens flare, earth viewed from space, race against time, space station, space travel, outer space, gravity, wrench, spacesuit, altered version of studio logo, nasa, near death experience, helmet, self sacrifice, no opening credits, woman

The Martian (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

The Martian (2015)

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 upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. (Read More)

Themes:hope
Locations:laboratory, space, desert, snow
Characters:engineer
Story:nasa, astronaut, planet, mission, zero gravity, earth viewed from space, space exploration, space shuttle, race against time, space station, space travel, babe scientist, outer space, rescue, food shortage, sandstorm, spacesuit, farming, near death experience, strong female lead

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, surrealism
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, snow
Characters:professor
Period:future
Story:time paradox, time, race against time, near future, time travel, young version of character, artificial intelligence, helmet, sabotage, ice, strong female character, dystopia, exploding body, american flag, mission, attempted murder, drowning, double cross, no opening credits, scientist

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:space, wheelchair, desert, snow
Characters:engineer
Story:lens flare, alien planet, spacecraft, space shuttle, space travel, outer space, black hole, exploding ship, top secret, fighter jet, popcorn, drone, nasa, astronaut, gas mask, wristwatch, planet, head butt, sabotage, exploding body

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Adventure, Sci-fi

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. This is why 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:space, desert
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:zero gravity, time, earth viewed from space, space exploration, space shuttle, space station, future shock, space travel, time travel, outer space, 70mm film, asphyxiation, cryogenics, spacesuit, orchestral music score, top secret, expedition, nasa, ambiguous ending, artificial intelligence

Apollo 13 (1995)
Adventure, Drama, History

Apollo 13 (1995)

Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:space, wheelchair
Characters:engineer, doctor
Story:mission, zero gravity, ex pilot, earth viewed from space, space exploration, space shuttle, race against time, space travel, outer space, reference to isaac newton, spacesuit, fighter jet, southern accent, rocket, nasa, astronaut, time, spacecraft, baseball, rescue

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, betrayal, love
Mood:epic, suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, farm, wheelchair, desert, snow
Characters:engineer
Story:lens flare, floating in space, space shuttle, race against time, outer space, exploding ship, subterranean, young version of character, cornfield, farmhouse, drone, southern accent, ambiguous ending, booby trap, artificial intelligence, near death experience, school bus, flood, strong female lead, planet

Passengers (2016)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:nightmare
Locations:space
Characters:engineer
Story:zero gravity, floating in space, space shuttle, race against time, space station, space travel, outer space, video message, gravity, spacesuit, popcorn, near death experience, crying man, time, planet, spacecraft, electronic music score, sabotage, loss of father, self sacrifice

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, betrayal
Mood:epic, suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, farm, wheelchair, desert, hospital
Characters:professor, doctor
Period:future
Story:lens flare, race against time, near future, pickup truck, corn, cornfield, farmhouse, drone, southern accent, time, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, farmer, mission, attempted murder, double cross, drawing, truck, scientist

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. This is why Prometheus (2012) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, snow
Characters:biologist
Period:future
Story:dust storm, lens flare, alien planet, race against time, space travel, outer space, sandstorm, cryogenics, spacesuit, exploding ship, expedition, planet, self sacrifice, mission, pilot, spaceship, scientist, science, robot, corpse

Green Lantern (2011) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Green Lantern (2011)

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, love, surrealism
Locations:space, wheelchair, desert
Characters:biologist, engineer, professor
Story:alien planet, space travel, pilot, outer space, wormhole, altered version of studio logo, subterranean, top secret, fighter jet, drone, astronaut, school bus, time, planet, spacecraft, loss of father, american flag, spaceship, no opening credits, scientist

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception, betrayal, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Story:floating in space, earth viewed from space, race against time, space travel, outer space, wormhole, spacesuit, exploding ship, cornfield, farmhouse, drone, near death experience, planet, spacecraft, single parent, mission, attempted murder, double cross, spaceship, no opening credits

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, love
Mood:suspense
Locations:farm, wheelchair, snow
Characters:engineer
Period:future
Story:future shock, near future, altered version of studio logo, drone, rocket, artificial intelligence, flood, electronic music score, dystopia, exploding body, farmer, mission, drowning, no opening credits, water, brawl, rescue, fistfight, corpse, beating

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, surrealism
Locations:space, hospital
Story:zero gravity, lens flare, alien planet, space travel, outer space, exploding ship, young version of character, man crying, rocket, near death experience, crying man, strong female lead, planet, spacecraft, helmet, strong female character, exploding body, self sacrifice, pilot, spaceship

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, love, surrealism
Locations:space, snow
Story:zero gravity, floating in space, race against time, space travel, outer space, wormhole, spacesuit, exploding ship, subterranean, young version of character, drone, southern accent, rocket, booby trap, near death experience, astronaut, planet, spacecraft, helmet, exploding body

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, betrayal
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:desert, snow
Period:future
Story:race against time, near future, altered version of studio logo, near death experience, flood, planet, helmet, sabotage, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, american flag, mission, attempted murder, double cross, no opening credits, water, brawl, rescue, fistfight

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, deception, betrayal, love
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:snow, wheelchair, hospital
Characters:engineer, doctor
Period:future
Story:time, bookshelf, subterranean, coughing, rocket, booby trap, near death experience, flood, strong female lead, strong female character, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, mission, double cross, no opening credits, scientist, bomb, water, brawl

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, deception, betrayal, surrealism, love
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory, snow
Story:pilot, earth viewed from space, race against time, female scientist, woman, saving the world, young version of character, gasoline, gas mask, strong female lead, time, wristwatch, helmet, sabotage, exploding body, self sacrifice, mission, attempted murder, double cross, no opening credits

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:courage, deception, betrayal, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, desert
Characters:professor, doctor
Story:zero gravity, race against time, babe scientist, pickup truck, bookshelf, sandstorm, altered version of studio logo, subterranean, drone, near death experience, self sacrifice, pilot, attempted murder, drowning, double cross, no opening credits, scientist, brawl, rescue, fistfight

Event Horizon (1997)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Event Horizon (1997)

In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. This is why Event Horizon (1997) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:space, wheelchair
Period:future
Story:space time, rescue, zero gravity, space station, spaceship, outer space, black hole, wormhole, cryogenics, spacesuit, exploding ship, astronaut, time, spacecraft, electronic music score, sabotage, mission, woman, science, bomb

Ender's Game (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ender's Game (2013)

The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family. (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, love
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory
Characters:teacher
Period:future
Story:zero gravity, lens flare, alien planet, earth viewed from space, space shuttle, space station, space travel, outer space, cryogenics, spacesuit, exploding ship, fighter jet, drone, strong female lead, planet, spacecraft, helmet, ice, strong female character, self sacrifice

Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:deception, surrealism
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:time paradox, race against time, near future, time travel, bootstrap paradox, in medias res, time, mission, no opening credits, bomb, brawl, written by director, fistfight, beating, surprise ending, explosion, title spoken by character, one word title, death, flashback

Arrival (2016) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Arrival (2016)

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. (Read More)

Themes:hope, surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:space, hospital
Characters:professor, doctor
Story:time, zero gravity, time paradox, race against time, female scientist, pickup truck, time travel, bootstrap paradox, sphere, physicist, fighter jet, young version of character, strong female lead, planet, spacecraft, strong female character, single parent, spaceship, drawing, no opening credits

Thor (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, love
Mood:epic
Locations:desert, snow, hospital
Characters:professor, doctor
Story:scientist, lens flare, alien planet, space travel, babe scientist, pickup truck, outer space, interstellar travel, wormhole, in medias res, young version of character, artificial intelligence, planet, helmet, head butt, ice, self sacrifice, no opening credits, robot, brawl

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. This is why X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, deception, betrayal, surrealism
Mood:epic, suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, desert, snow
Characters:professor, engineer, teacher
Story:race against time, outer space, subterranean, young version of character, near death experience, strong female lead, time, helmet, head butt, sabotage, strong female character, single parent, self sacrifice, double cross, no opening credits, scientist, robot, brawl, rescue, fistfight

Star Trek (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek (2009)

On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who in this time, has grown on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy academy instructors like Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan and the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of the legend begins. (Read More)

Locations:space, wheelchair, snow
Characters:engineer, doctor
Period:future
Story:snowy planet, time paradox, lens flare, space travel, time travel, outer space, black hole, wormhole, exploding ship, young version of character, time, planet, spacecraft, ice, loss of father, exploding body, self sacrifice, mission, spaceship, no opening credits

Fantastic Four (2015) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Fantastic Four (2015)

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory
Characters:engineer, professor
Story:alien planet, race against time, black hole, wormhole, spacesuit, top secret, young version of character, drone, nasa, near death experience, strong female lead, planet, head butt, strong female character, exploding body, american flag, drawing, no opening credits, scientist, science

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, betrayal
Locations:laboratory, hospital
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:time, time paradox, lens flare, race against time, time travel, subterranean, young version of character, drone, booby trap, artificial intelligence, school bus, gas mask, electronic music score, head butt, exploding body, self sacrifice, mission, woman, scientist, robot

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, love
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory, space, wheelchair
Characters:biologist
Period:future
Story:alien planet, space travel, outer space, alien world, cryogenics, exploding ship, orchestral music score, gas mask, strong female lead, planet, strong female character, self sacrifice, mission, spaceship, no opening credits, woman, scientist, robot, death of father, rescue

Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Adventure, Sci-fi

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes. This is why Planet Of The Apes (1968) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Locations:space, desert
Period:future
Story:planet, space exploration, space travel, time travel, outer space, cryogenics, cornfield, astronaut, spacecraft, dystopia, american flag, spaceship, scientist, science, water, rescue, corpse, fire, surprise ending, chase

Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:farm
Period:future
Story:time paradox, lens flare, pickup truck, time travel, cornfield, farmhouse, time, strong female character, single parent, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, bomb, written by director, surprise ending, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, one word title, death

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:laboratory, snow, hospital
Story:zero gravity, race against time, cryogenics, top secret, saving the world, fighter jet, young version of character, drone, southern accent, near death experience, flood, wristwatch, head butt, sabotage, exploding body, self sacrifice, american flag, mission, attempted murder, double cross

The Avengers (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Avengers (2012)

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, betrayal
Locations:laboratory
Story:tesseract, lens flare, space travel, outer space, wormhole, exploding ship, fighter jet, imax, rocket, artificial intelligence, time, planet, spacecraft, helmet, head butt, sabotage, strong female character, exploding body, mission, spaceship

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, deception, betrayal, surrealism, love
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, snow
Story:mission, race against time, bomb, exploding ship, altered version of studio logo, subterranean, top secret, flare, southern accent, booby trap, near death experience, flood, time, planet, head butt, sabotage, exploding body, self sacrifice, double cross, no opening credits

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. This is why Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, betrayal
Mood:nightmare
Locations:desert, wheelchair
Period:future
Story:gasoline, truck, sandstorm, flare, booby trap, near death experience, gas mask, planet, head butt, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, double cross, no opening credits, woman, bomb, water, brawl, rescue, chase

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:alien planet, outer space, exploding ship, flare, booby trap, planet, spacecraft, head butt, strong female character, exploding body, self sacrifice, double cross, spaceship, no opening credits, rescue, corpse, fire, surprise ending, chase, explosion

Gattaca (1997)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gattaca (1997)

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, love
Locations:space, laboratory, wheelchair, hospital
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:space exploration, space shuttle, space travel, mission, near future, outer space, in medias res, young version of character, expedition, nasa, astronaut, time, head butt, dystopia, rescue, corpse, beating, surprise ending, title spoken by character, father son relationship

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory, desert, snow
Characters:engineer
Story:lens flare, race against time, pickup truck, outer space, truck, exploding ship, cornfield, drone, booby trap, artificial intelligence, single father, planet, spacecraft, single parent, exploding body, spaceship, no opening credits, robot, bomb, brawl

Starship Troopers (1997) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Starship Troopers (1997)

In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.

Themes:hope, love
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:alien planet, planet, floating in space, space station, space travel, outer space, video message, exploding ship, time, spacecraft, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, pilot, spaceship, drawing, no opening credits, woman, scientist, death of father

Star Wars (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. This is why Star Wars (1977) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014). (Read More)

Themes:hope, courage
Mood:epic
Locations:farm, desert, space
Period:future
Story:rescue, planet, space station, space travel, outer space, exploding ship, orchestral music score, time, spacecraft, helmet, sabotage, self sacrifice, farmer, mission, pilot, spaceship, no opening credits, woman, robot, brother sister relationship

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:farm
Story:pickup truck, exploding ship, orchestral music score, subterranean, cornfield, farmhouse, ambiguous ending, near death experience, gas mask, strong female lead, spacecraft, strong female character, self sacrifice, double cross, spaceship, drawing, no opening credits, truck, woman, water

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, hope, deception, betrayal, surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Story:alternate dimension, altered version of studio logo, subterranean, young version of character, helmet, head butt, sabotage, loss of father, exploding body, self sacrifice, death of father, water, brawl, written by director, rescue, fistfight, corpse, beating, fire, brother sister relationship

Sunshine (2007) is one of the best movies like Interstellar (2014)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Sunshine (2007)

50 years into the future, the Sun begins to die, and Earth is dying as a result. 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 hope.

Themes:hope
Mood:nightmare
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:mission, lens flare, outer space, bomb, dust, spacesuit, exploding ship, astronaut, planet, spacecraft, sabotage, self sacrifice, spaceship, scientist, science, fistfight, fire, surprise ending, death, fight

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:deception, surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Characters:engineer, professor
Story:race against time, female scientist, physicist, alternate dimension, near death experience, wristwatch, exploding body, double cross, drawing, no opening credits, scientist, bomb, book, brawl, rescue, fistfight, fire, surprise ending, chase, explosion

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