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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

In the 24th century, the crew of the Enterprise-E has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ignores orders and takes command of the fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back into the 21st century through a vortex with the intention to stop Earth's first contact with an alien race (the Vulcans). Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their seductive queen is to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous faster-than-light travel to the stars. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  vengeance,  obsession,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:nightclub,  forest,  bar
Characters:engineer,  alcoholic,  hostage,  alien,  doctor
Story:lieutenant commander,  alien invasion,  handheld phaser,  klingon starfleet officer,  male klingon,  klingon man,  radiation sickness,  female physician,  genetic mutation,  killer cyborg,  starfleet captain,  male captain,  starship captain,  laser gun,  robot as pathos,  robot as menace,  male alien,  alien race,  alien contact,  escape pod,  female medical doctor,  female doctor,  u.s.s. enterprise ncc 1701 e,  sovereign class starship,  chief medical officer,  artificial lifeform,  federation starship,  genetic manipulation,  exploding starship,  enterprise the starship,  experimental technology,  earth orbit,  dereliction of duty,  post thermonuclear war,  photon torpedoes,  infrared vision,  sickbay,  moby dick,  arm amputation,  changing the future,  holodeck,  borg,  2060s,  first contact,  reference to moby dick,  warp speed,  underground bunker,  takeover,  back in time,  weightlessness,  vulcan,  phaser,  cybernetics,  self destruct,  backwards time travel,  disintegration,  24th century,  spacewalk,  assimilation,  drunk woman,  klingon,  sphere,  human in outer space,  counsellor,  based on cult tv series,  world war three,  cube,  planet earth,  paradox,  ray gun,  nuclear missile,  vortex,  eighth part,  alternate timeline,  stowaway,  invulnerability,  saga,  spacesuit,  montana,  tommy gun,  space battle,  exploding ship,  retribution,  commune,  admiral,  disembodied head,  blade,  space war,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  mercy killing,  21st century,  space shuttle,  alternate history,  commander,  drone,  jukebox,  physician,  star trek,  sequel to cult favorite,  wilhelm scream,  teleportation,  lasersight,  mutation,  lieutenant,  eye gouging,  hologram,  stabbed in the neck,  shot in the face,  pool table,  inventor,  invasion,  telescope,  whiskey,  cyborg,  end of the world,  android,  mind control,  virtual reality,  laser,  spacecraft,  fainting,  captain,  severed arm,  neck breaking,  directed by star,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  statue,  attack,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  post apocalypse,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  colon in title,  four word title,  disguise,  good versus evil,  time travel,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  rock music,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  flashback,  blood,  sequel

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

While on a mission to observe the peaceful Ba'ku race, Lt. Commander Data suddenly behaves as if having to fear for his existence. The immortal Ba'ku, whose planet offers regenerative radiation and therefore incredible lifespans, live in harmony with nature and reject advanced technology. Their planet and their culture is secretly researched by the Federation associated with an alien race called the Son'a. But the Son'a intend to abduct the Ba'ku in order to take the planet for themselves and for the Starfleet officials who all would like to regenerate their bodies. But they did not think of the loyalty of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E to the Prime Directive. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  vengeance,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:lieutenant commander,  klingon starfleet officer,  laser gun,  male alien,  alien race,  female medical doctor,  female doctor,  u.s.s. enterprise ncc 1701 e,  sovereign class starship,  artificial lifeform,  federation starship,  exploding starship,  enterprise the starship,  dereliction of duty,  photon torpedoes,  warp speed,  phaser,  24th century,  klingon,  counsellor,  human in outer space,  based on cult tv series,  saga,  space battle,  exploding ship,  retribution,  admiral,  space opera,  commander,  star trek,  sequel to cult favorite,  teleportation,  hologram,  android,  spacecraft,  captain,  based on tv series,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  colon in title,  robot,  cult film,  explosion,  sequel

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

When the newly-christened starship Enterprise's shakedown cruise goes poorly, Captain Kirk and crew put her into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken three ambassadors hostage on Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace. This event also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself and sets out to pursue the Enterprise. Sybok's ragtag army captures the Enterprise and takes her on a journey to the center of the galaxy in search of the Supreme Being. (Read More)

Characters:engineer,  hostage,  doctor
Story:lieutenant commander,  male klingon,  klingon man,  starfleet captain,  male captain,  starship captain,  male alien,  chief medical officer,  federation starship,  enterprise the starship,  warp speed,  phaser,  vulcan,  klingon,  human in outer space,  based on cult tv series,  saga,  admiral,  space opera,  commander,  physician,  star trek,  sequel to cult favorite,  teleportation,  lieutenant,  mind control,  spacecraft,  captain,  directed by star,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  outer space,  colon in title,  disguise,  cult film,  flashback,  sequel

Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

In the late 23rd century, the gala maiden voyage of the newly-christened Enterprise-B boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But her maiden voyage turns into a disaster as the unprepared starship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon. The Enterprise manages to save a handful of the ships' passengers and barely succeeds out intact... but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. 78 years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-D crew find themselves at odds with renegade scientist Dr. Tolian Soran... who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme... and he has been dead for 78 years. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:klingon starfleet officer,  male klingon,  klingon man,  starfleet captain,  male captain,  male alien,  artificial lifeform,  federation starship,  exploding starship,  enterprise the starship,  photon torpedoes,  holodeck,  warp speed,  phaser,  24th century,  klingon,  human in outer space,  counsellor,  based on cult tv series,  saga,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space opera,  commander,  star trek,  sequel to cult favorite,  teleportation,  hologram,  android,  spacecraft,  captain,  based on tv series,  spaceship,  outer space,  colon in title,  time travel,  scientist,  cult film,  explosion,  sequel,  dog

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)

In the wake of Spock's ultimate deed of sacrifice, Admiral Kirk and the Enterprise crew return to Earth for some essential repairs to their ship. When they arrive at Spacedock, they are shocked to discover that the Enterprise is to be decommissioned. Even worse, Dr. McCoy begins acting strangely and Scotty has been reassigned to another ship. Kirk is forced to steal back the Enterprise and head across space to the Genesis Planet to save Spock and bring him to Vulcan. Unknown to them, the Klingons are planning to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device for their own deadly purpose. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:engineer
Story:handheld phaser,  starfleet captain,  starship captain,  male alien,  federation starship,  enterprise the starship,  experimental technology,  exploding starship,  dereliction of duty,  photon torpedoes,  warp speed,  phaser,  vulcan,  self destruct,  klingon,  human in outer space,  based on cult tv series,  saga,  exploding ship,  space battle,  admiral,  space opera,  commander,  physician,  star trek,  teleportation,  lieutenant,  spacecraft,  captain,  directed by star,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  outer space,  colon in title,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  cult film,  explosion,  sequel

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew 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 settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  deception,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:engineer,  alien,  doctor
Story:male klingon,  klingon man,  starfleet captain,  male captain,  starship captain,  laser gun,  male alien,  alien race,  escape pod,  female doctor,  chief medical officer,  experimental technology,  enterprise the starship,  photon torpedoes,  warp speed,  phaser,  spacewalk,  human in outer space,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  space battle,  admiral,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  commander,  star trek,  teleportation,  lieutenant,  hologram,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  neck breaking,  race against time,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  four word title,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  explosion,  sequel

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:forest,  bar
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien,  doctor
Story:starfleet captain,  male captain,  starship captain,  laser gun,  alien race,  escape pod,  chief medical officer,  federation starship,  enterprise the starship,  photon torpedoes,  warp speed,  phaser,  vulcan,  disintegration,  human in outer space,  exploding ship,  space battle,  admiral,  space opera,  commander,  drone,  star trek,  wilhelm scream,  teleportation,  mutation,  lieutenant,  hologram,  inventor,  spacecraft,  race against time,  attack,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  rock music,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  explosion,  sequel

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

After a joyous wedding between William Riker and Deanna Troi, Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew stumble upon a mysterious signal which results in it being a prototype android who is the twin to Data. Then the Enterprise is invited to Romulus to negotiate peace with the Romulans by their new Praetor named Shinzon. However, Shinzon is revealed to be a clone of Picard who was raised on Remus, a slave planet to the Romulans. Later on, Picard discovers that this peace treaty was nothing more than a set-up due to the fact that Shinzon needs Picard in order to survive. But little do the Enterprise crew know that Shinzon also plans to do away with the Federation by unleashing a weapon that could destroy a whole planet. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:lieutenant commander,  klingon starfleet officer,  male alien,  female medical doctor,  female doctor,  u.s.s. enterprise ncc 1701 e,  sovereign class starship,  artificial lifeform,  federation starship,  photon torpedoes,  phaser,  spacewalk,  24th century,  klingon,  counsellor,  human in outer space,  saga,  space battle,  admiral,  space war,  space opera,  commander,  star trek,  teleportation,  hologram,  android,  mind control,  spacecraft,  captain,  severed arm,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  colon in title,  explosion,  blood,  flashback,  sequel

Star Trek (2009) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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)

Themes:vengeance,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien,  doctor
Story:alien invasion,  handheld phaser,  male captain,  starship captain,  escape pod,  enterprise the starship,  dereliction of duty,  photon torpedoes,  warp speed,  vulcan,  phaser,  24th century,  klingon,  human in outer space,  alternate timeline,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space opera,  alternate history,  commander,  star trek,  teleportation,  lieutenant,  hologram,  end of the world,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  based on tv series,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  time travel,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  explosion,  flashback

Star Trek Vi: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek Vi: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

After an explosion on their moon, the Klingons have an estimated 50 years before their ozone layer is completely depleted, and they all die. They have only one choice - to make peace with the Federation, which will mean an end to 70 years of conflict. Captain James T. Kirk and crew are called upon to help in the negotiations because of their experience with the Klingons. Peace talks don't quite proceed, and Kirk and McCoy are convicted of assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor, and imprisoned on Rura Penthe, a snowy hard-labor prison camp. Will they manage to escape? And will there ever be peace with the Klingons? (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:doctor
Story:male klingon,  klingon man,  starfleet captain,  male captain,  starship captain,  male alien,  federation starship,  exploding starship,  enterprise the starship,  photon torpedoes,  sickbay,  warp speed,  vulcan,  phaser,  klingon,  human in outer space,  based on cult tv series,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space war,  space opera,  star trek,  teleportation,  lieutenant,  spacecraft,  captain,  based on tv series,  outer space,  colon in title,  cult film,  explosion,  blood,  sequel

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

A massive alien spacecraft of enormous power destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, entering Federation space. Admiral James T. Kirk is ordered to take command of the USS Enterprise for the first time since her historic five-year mission. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but they are also destroyed by the alien spacecraft. The only starship in range is the Enterprise--after undergoing a major overhaul at Spacedock on Earth. Kirk rounds up the rest of his crew, and acquires some new members, and sets off to intercept the alien spacecraft. However, it has been there years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise... is he up to the task of saving Earth? (Read More)

Characters:engineer,  alien,  doctor
Story:starfleet captain,  male captain,  starship captain,  artificial lifeform,  federation starship,  enterprise the starship,  photon torpedoes,  warp speed,  phaser,  spacewalk,  klingon,  human in outer space,  spacesuit,  admiral,  space opera,  physician,  star trek,  teleportation,  end of the world,  android,  spacecraft,  captain,  based on tv series,  outer space,  colon in title,  sequel

Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)

It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise--now a training ship--on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  vengeance,  revenge
Characters:alien
Story:radiation sickness,  starfleet captain,  starship captain,  federation starship,  enterprise the starship,  exploding starship,  experimental technology,  sickbay,  reference to moby dick,  warp speed,  phaser,  vulcan,  human in outer space,  saga,  space battle,  exploding ship,  admiral,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  commander,  star trek,  sequel to cult favorite,  teleportation,  lieutenant,  mind control,  spacecraft,  captain,  based on tv series,  outer space,  colon in title,  blood,  sequel

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

The most acclaimed Star Trek adventure of all time with an important message. It is the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien probe is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In their frantic attempt to save mankind, Admiral Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien to them as anything they have ever encountered in the far-off reaches of the galaxy. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy return as Kirk and Spock, along with the entire Star Trek crew. (Read More)

Characters:alien
Story:starfleet captain,  federation starship,  enterprise the starship,  warp speed,  back in time,  vulcan,  phaser,  klingon,  human in outer space,  based on cult tv series,  ray gun,  planet earth,  saga,  admiral,  space opera,  star trek,  teleportation,  end of the world,  spacecraft,  directed by star,  based on tv series,  outer space,  colon in title,  time travel,  cult film,  sequel

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:deception,  escape,  revenge
Locations:forest
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  laser gun,  male alien,  alien race,  cube,  nuclear missile,  exploding ship,  teleportation,  lasersight,  eye gouging,  hologram,  shot in the face,  inventor,  mind control,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  severed arm,  attack,  electrocution,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  sequel,  flashback

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion,  laser gun,  robot as pathos,  robot as menace,  alien contact,  escape pod,  self destruct,  human in outer space,  planet earth,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space war,  21st century,  space shuttle,  telescope,  end of the world,  android,  mind control,  laser,  spacecraft,  race against time,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  scientist,  robot,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  sequel

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,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  alien race,  escape pod,  exploding starship,  human in outer space,  exploding ship,  space battle,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  hologram,  cyborg,  android,  laser,  spacecraft,  severed arm,  neck breaking,  electrocution,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  four word title,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dog,  flashback

Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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.

Themes:deception
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest
Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  genetic engineering,  space shuttle,  drone,  lasersight,  hologram,  telescope,  laser,  spacecraft,  electrocution,  post apocalypse,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  shot in the back,  robot,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  dog,  flashback

Galaxy Quest (1999)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Galaxy Quest (1999)

The sci-fi television series "Galaxy Quest", which took place aboard the intergalactic spaceship NSEA Protector, starred Jason Nesmith as suave Commander Peter Quincy Taggert, Gwen DeMarco as sexy communications person Lt. Tawny Madison (a role which consisted solely of repeating what the computer stated, much to Gwen's annoyance), Shakespearean trained Sir Alexander Dane as alien Dr. Lazarus, Fred Kwan as engineer Tech Sgt. Chen, and Tommy Webber as child gunner Laredo. Eighteen years after the series last aired, it lives on in the hearts of its rabid fans. However, it lives on in infamy for its stars, who have not been able to find meaningful acting work since. Their current lives revolve around cashing in on however those roles will afford, which usually entails attending fan conventions or worse, such as shopping mall openings. Only Jason seems to relish his lot in life, until he finds out that his co-stars detest him because of his superior attitude as "the Commander", and much of the public considers him a laughing stock. Their lives change when Jason is approached by who he thinks are convention fans asking for help. They are in reality an alien race called Thermians, led by Mathesar, who have modeled their existence after the series, which they believe to be real. When Jason and then the rest of his co-stars (along with Guy Fleegman, who was killed off before the opening credits in only one episode) go along with the Thermians, Jason's co-stars who believe they are of… (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  alien race,  escape pod,  warp speed,  sphere,  human in outer space,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space war,  commander,  teleportation,  hologram,  spacecraft,  race against time,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  time travel,  shot in the back,  scientist,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  alien race,  alien contact,  human in outer space,  planet earth,  spacesuit,  space battle,  exploding ship,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  drone,  hologram,  telescope,  cyborg,  android,  spacecraft,  captain,  race against time,  statue,  electrocution,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion

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:deception
Characters:doctor
Story:killer cyborg,  laser gun,  changing the future,  nuclear missile,  alternate timeline,  invulnerability,  21st century,  drone,  hologram,  shot in the face,  cyborg,  end of the world,  android,  laser,  severed arm,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  electrocution,  post apocalypse,  transformation,  fictional war,  disguise,  good versus evil,  time travel,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  sequel

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:forest,  bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  warp speed,  human in outer space,  saga,  exploding ship,  space battle,  admiral,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  commander,  wilhelm scream,  lieutenant,  hologram,  mind control,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  attack,  electrocution,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  blood,  sequel

Jason X (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:forest
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:laser gun,  robot as pathos,  female doctor,  warp speed,  human in outer space,  spacesuit,  disembodied head,  hologram,  cyborg,  android,  virtual reality,  spacecraft,  severed arm,  neck breaking,  race against time,  electrocution,  transformation,  spaceship,  outer space,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  sequel,  blood,  flashback

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:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  laser gun,  alien race,  alien contact,  escape pod,  invulnerability,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space war,  genetic engineering,  mercy killing,  wilhelm scream,  hologram,  end of the world,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  neck breaking,  race against time,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  scientist,  robot,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  sequel,  dog

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien
Story:male captain,  laser gun,  robot as pathos,  escape pod,  warp speed,  saga,  exploding ship,  space battle,  admiral,  disembodied head,  space war,  space opera,  space shuttle,  wilhelm scream,  hologram,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  attack,  electrocution,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  laser gun,  alien race,  exploding ship,  space battle,  21st century,  space shuttle,  drone,  teleportation,  lasersight,  lieutenant,  inventor,  laser,  spacecraft,  severed arm,  statue,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  sequel,  dog,  blood,  flashback

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  laser gun,  alien race,  alien contact,  exploding ship,  mutation,  hologram,  pool table,  whiskey,  laser,  spacecraft,  race against time,  electrocution,  spaceship,  outer space,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  blood

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:forest,  bar
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Story:laser gun,  robot as pathos,  robot as menace,  male alien,  female doctor,  invulnerability,  genetic engineering,  drone,  hologram,  inventor,  end of the world,  android,  mind control,  laser,  severed arm,  race against time,  electrocution,  transformation,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  sequel,  flashback

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. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness
Story:starship captain,  laser gun,  alien race,  alien contact,  escape pod,  human in outer space,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  disembodied head,  genetic engineering,  mercy killing,  mutation,  hologram,  pool table,  android,  captain,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  statue,  attack,  spaceship,  outer space,  scientist,  robot,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  blood,  dog,  flashback

Serenity (2005) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Serenity (2005)

In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:male captain,  starship captain,  escape pod,  human in outer space,  space battle,  exploding ship,  space opera,  mercy killing,  physician,  hologram,  android,  mind control,  spacecraft,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  explosion

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
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:deception,  escape,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:alien invasion,  laser gun,  alien race,  alien contact,  sphere,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  space battle,  alternate history,  drone,  lieutenant,  hologram,  invasion,  end of the world,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  race against time,  attack,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  scientist,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  sequel,  dog

Le Cinquieme Element (1997)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Le Cinquieme Element (1997)

In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  male alien,  escape pod,  exploding starship,  human in outer space,  stowaway,  exploding ship,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  space shuttle,  wilhelm scream,  invasion,  cyborg,  end of the world,  spacecraft,  race against time,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  machine gun,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood

The Machine (2013)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Machine (2013)

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  doctor
Story:robot as pathos,  cybernetics,  eye gouging,  hologram,  stabbed in the neck,  inventor,  cyborg,  android,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  electrocution,  fictional war,  disguise,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  dog,  blood

Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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,  escape
Locations:forest
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien,  doctor
Story:robot as pathos,  robot as menace,  female doctor,  dereliction of duty,  spacewalk,  spacesuit,  sequel to cult favorite,  lasersight,  hologram,  stabbed in the neck,  android,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  neck breaking,  race against time,  statue,  spaceship,  outer space,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  sequel,  blood

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  alien race,  dereliction of duty,  warp speed,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space opera,  space shuttle,  commander,  drone,  hologram,  mind control,  virtual reality,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  electrocution,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  shot in the back,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  blood

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Comedy

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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:forest
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  male alien,  alien race,  escape pod,  warp speed,  human in outer space,  invulnerability,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  space battle,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  drone,  wilhelm scream,  hologram,  shot in the face,  cyborg,  android,  mind control,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  severed arm,  race against time,  statue,  electrocution,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  sequel

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (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. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  male alien,  alien race,  escape pod,  warp speed,  human in outer space,  saga,  space battle,  exploding ship,  space war,  space opera,  wilhelm scream,  hologram,  android,  mind control,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  severed arm,  neck breaking,  attack,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  colon in title,  disguise,  good versus evil,  robot,  cult film,  sequel

Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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:deception,  escape
Locations:forest
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:laser gun,  robot as pathos,  robot as menace,  escape pod,  space shuttle,  drone,  teleportation,  lasersight,  hologram,  inventor,  cyborg,  end of the world,  android,  laser,  severed arm,  race against time,  electrocution,  spaceship,  outer space,  time travel,  scientist,  robot,  shot in the chest,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  dog

Titan A.e. (2000)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Titan A.e. (2000)

In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave to him contains a genetically encoded map to the Titan, and thus begins his race across the universe with Korso and his ship and crew, including Preed, a wisecracking rat-like humanoid, Gune, an eccentric, green-skinned scientist, and Stith, a tough, hard-as-nails weapons expert who resembles something of a kangaroo. Before long, Cale and Akima finds out that Korso is searching for the Titan in order to hand it over to the Drej. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:starship captain,  laser gun,  alien race,  escape pod,  human in outer space,  spacesuit,  space battle,  exploding ship,  genetic engineering,  space opera,  hologram,  spacecraft,  captain,  neck breaking,  electrocution,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  cult film,  explosion,  blood

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:deception,  revenge
Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion,  laser gun,  alien race,  human in outer space,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  space battle,  admiral,  space opera,  space shuttle,  commander,  drone,  lieutenant,  hologram,  invasion,  spacecraft,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  surprise ending,  explosion

Spaceballs (1987)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Spaceballs (1987)

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  alien contact,  escape pod,  warp speed,  self destruct,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space war,  space opera,  wilhelm scream,  teleportation,  android,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  robot,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:alien
Story:starship captain,  laser gun,  male alien,  alien race,  human in outer space,  saga,  space battle,  admiral,  space war,  space opera,  space shuttle,  wilhelm scream,  hologram,  android,  laser,  spacecraft,  attack,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  robot,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  sequel,  blood

Battleship (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion,  alien contact,  spacesuit,  exploding ship,  admiral,  commander,  lieutenant,  pool table,  invasion,  spacecraft,  captain,  race against time,  electrocution,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character

Starship Troopers (1997)
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.

Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion,  starship captain,  exploding starship,  human in outer space,  exploding ship,  space battle,  space war,  mercy killing,  lieutenant,  spacecraft,  severed arm,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  blood

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  doctor
Story:cube,  retribution,  genetic engineering,  commander,  hologram,  shot in the face,  cyborg,  end of the world,  laser,  severed arm,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  electrocution,  post apocalypse,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  blood,  dog,  sequel,  flashback

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:engineer,  alien
Story:laser gun,  exploding ship,  disembodied head,  drone,  lasersight,  hologram,  inventor,  end of the world,  laser,  spacecraft,  severed arm,  race against time,  electrocution,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  sequel,  flashback

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:forest
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  alien race,  alien contact,  female doctor,  commune,  drone,  end of the world,  spacecraft,  race against time,  attack,  post apocalypse,  fictional war,  spaceship,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  flashback

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:forest,  bar
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:escape pod,  female doctor,  cybernetics,  invulnerability,  tommy gun,  wilhelm scream,  eye gouging,  shot in the face,  inventor,  cyborg,  mind control,  laser,  severed arm,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  attack,  electrocution,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  dog,  flashback

Green Lantern (2011)
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:escape,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  alien race,  alien contact,  escape pod,  space war,  drone,  jukebox,  mutation,  hologram,  pool table,  spacecraft,  electrocution,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  disguise,  good versus evil,  scientist,  machine gun,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:forest
Characters:hostage,  alien,  doctor
Story:alien race,  infrared vision,  exploding ship,  lasersight,  shot in the face,  laser,  spacecraft,  severed arm,  shot in the shoulder,  electrocution,  spaceship,  outer space,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  sequel,  blood

Pixels (2015)
Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Pixels (2015)

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  alien race,  alien contact,  disintegration,  cube,  ray gun,  admiral,  inventor,  end of the world,  android,  spacecraft,  race against time,  attack,  transformation,  fictional war,  spaceship,  good versus evil,  scientist,  robot,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback

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