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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

Everyone has bad mornings. You wake up late, you stub your toe, you burn the toast...but for a man named Arthur Dent, this goes far beyond a bad day. When he learns that a friend of his is actually an alien with advanced knowledge of Earth's impending destruction, he is transported off the Earth seconds before it is exploded to make way for a new hyperspace motorway. And as if that's not enough, throw in being wanted by the police, Earth II, an insane electronic encyclopedia, no tea whatsoever, a chronically depressed robot and the search for the meaning of life, and you've got the greatest adventure off Earth. (Read More)

Themes:evolution, poetry, paranoia, monster, drinking, kidnapping, love, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:snow, church
Characters:alien, hostage, priest, actor, girl, friend
Story:costume party, everyman, hyperspace, destruction of planet, exploding planet, planet earth, talking robot, guide book, spaceship, title same as book, male alien, manic pixie dream girl, alien invasion, surprise party, universal translator, northern territory australia, intergalactic travel, destruction of earth, tackled to the ground, two headed person

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
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. (Read More)

Themes:monster, kidnapping, love
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:galaxy, exploding planet, escape pod, human in outer space, crash landing, portal, brain, space travel, android, laser, giant, planet, spider, spacecraft, scene during end credits, prologue, spaceship, outer space, diner, robot

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:kidnapping
Locations:snow, church
Characters:hostage, priest, alien
Story:destruction of planet, exploding planet, planet, alien invasion, starship interior, escape pod, butt slap, crash landing, space travel, end of the world, hitchhiking, hitchhiker, laser, spacecraft, missile, ice, costume, spaceship, outer space, diner

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
Mood:satire
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:planet, talking robot, alien invasion, matrix, escape pod, human in outer space, space travel, android, spacecraft, president, ring, spaceship, outer space, robot, chase, title spoken by character, kiss

Galaxy Quest (1999) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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 off to yet another paying gig, they learn that they have to portray their roles for real. Without screenwriters to get them to a happy and heroic ending, they have to trust that their play acting will work, especially in dealing with the Thermians' nemesis, General Sarris. Guy in particular fears that he will go the way his character did on the series. But when they run across technical issues that they as actors didn't care anything about during the filming of the series and thus now don't know how to deal with, they need to find someone who should know what to do. (Read More)

Themes:monster, kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:hostage, actor, alien
Story:galaxy, spaceship, starship interior, earthling, escape pod, human in outer space, crash landing, space travel, giant, planet, spacecraft, costume, prologue, outer space, computer, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, kiss

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 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:hostage, alien, friend
Story:galaxy, destruction of planet, exploding planet, planet earth, planet, talking robot, male alien, starship interior, hyperspace, escape pod, human in outer space, space travel, stop motion animation, android, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, robot, computer

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:kidnapping, love
Mood:satire
Characters:hostage, priest, alien
Story:exploding planet, male alien, manic pixie dream girl, alien invasion, escape pod, human in outer space, space travel, wind, end of the world, planet, spacecraft, pursuit, president, prologue, spaceship, outer space, robot, shower, explosion, title spoken by character

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:poetry, drinking, love, friendship
Characters:friend
Story:manic pixie dream girl, recording, record player, poet, reading, prologue, microphone, eating, telephone, beer, vomiting, book, love triangle, drink, food, underwear, party, kiss

Green Lantern (2011) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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:monster, love
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:ring, alien invasion, escape pod, crash landing, space travel, giant, planet, spacecraft, missile, president, scene during end credits, costume, prologue, spaceship, outer space, cell phone, party, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback

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:kidnapping
Characters:alien, hostage
Story:planet earth, male alien, alien invasion, ray gun, escape pod, human in outer space, based on cult tv series, galaxy, end of the world, android, laser, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, robot, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback

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. This is why Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:snow, church
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:exploding planet, spacecraft, talking robot, alien invasion, crash landing, space travel, laser, planet, missile, scene during end credits, prologue, spaceship, outer space, robot, computer, face slap, cell phone, chase, explosion, flashback

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:kidnapping, friendship
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:galaxy, escape pod, human in outer space, crash landing, space travel, android, laser, giant, planet, spacecraft, scene during end credits, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback

Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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:monster, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:church
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:planet earth, human in outer space, crash landing, portal, space travel, android, planet, spacecraft, prologue, spaceship, outer space, robot, face slap, cell phone, voice over narration, chase, explosion, gun, kiss

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (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:paranoia, kidnapping, friendship
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:exploding planet, hyperspace, escape pod, galaxy, crash landing, bureaucracy, space travel, laser, planet, spacecraft, prologue, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, survival, robot, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback

Alien (1979)
Horror, Sci-fi

Alien (1979)

The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress beacon from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, monster
Characters:alien
Story:spaceship, starship interior, vacuum, escape pod, human in outer space, space travel, android, spacecraft, outer space, survival, robot, vomiting, computer, underwear, title spoken by character

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? This is why Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, monster, friendship
Characters:alien
Story:exploding planet, alien invasion, physics, crash landing, space travel, end of the world, laser, giant, planet, spacecraft, president, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, survival, book, computer, cell phone, chase, explosion

Pixels (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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:kidnapping, friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:hostage, alien, friend
Story:planet, president, alien invasion, ray gun, end of the world, android, spacecraft, recording, pub, prologue, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, survival, robot, beer, cell phone, chase, party, explosion

Cold Mountain (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:drinking, friendship, love
Locations:snow, church
Characters:girl, friend
Story:hymn, minister, cow, rabbit, reading, bird, prisoner, eating, vomiting, book, drink, food, underwear, explosion, title spoken by character, based on novel, gun, kiss, flashback

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:paranoia, monster
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:planet, bulldozer, galaxy, crash landing, space travel, android, laser, spacecraft, prologue, spaceship, outer space, survival, robot, shower, chase, explosion, gun, flashback

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)
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:monster, kidnapping
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:destruction of planet, exploding planet, planet, talking robot, hyperspace, human in outer space, galaxy, crash landing, space travel, laser, giant, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, survival, robot, face slap, chase, explosion

Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. This is why Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship, love
Locations:snow
Characters:girl, friend
Story:title same as book, recording, record player, pub, pursuit, ring, prologue, spaceship, outer space, eating, survival, telephone, reference to god, book, drink, computer, face slap, food, cell phone, chase

The Iron Giant (1999)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-fi

The Iron Giant (1999)

This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, love, friendship
Characters:alien, friend
Story:giant, robot, planet, missile, cow, poet, outer space, diner, reference to god, chase, explosion, based on novel, gun

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:drinking
Characters:friend
Story:human in outer space, saving a life, space travel, android, laser, planet, spacecraft, scene during end credits, ring, spaceship, outer space, robot, reference to god, drink, computer, face slap, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback, kiss

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:monster
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:male alien, alien invasion, portal, space travel, laser, giant, planet, spacecraft, missile, scene during end credits, costume, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, robot, reference to god, cell phone, chase, explosion, title spoken by character

Lars And The Real Girl (2007) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Locations:snow, church
Characters:priest, girl
Story:hymn, handshake, record player, reading, eating, love triangle, drink, computer, food, party

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. This is why Star Trek (2009) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:destruction of planet, alien invasion, starship interior, earthling, escape pod, human in outer space, space travel, minister, end of the world, laser, planet, spacecraft, ice, spaceship, outer space, computer, explosion, kiss, flashback

Pandorum (2009)
Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Pandorum (2009)

Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Characters:alien
Story:destruction of planet, spacecraft, starship interior, human in outer space, end of the world, laser, planet, spider, spaceship, outer space, fish, survival, chase, title spoken by character, gun, flashback

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, kidnapping
Characters:alien
Story:talking robot, alien invasion, bulldozer, butt slap, end of the world, android, missile, scene during end credits, prologue, outer space, robot, computer, cell phone, voice over narration, chase, explosion, flashback

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:paranoia, monster, friendship
Story:portal, end of the world, laser, flatulence, giant, answering machine, scene during end credits, diner, telephone, vomiting, book, face slap, cell phone, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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:monster, friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:alien, friend
Story:ice, galaxy, planet, talking robot, male alien, hyperspace, human in outer space, crash landing, space travel, stop motion animation, android, laser, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, robot, computer, explosion, kiss

After Earth (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

After Earth (2013)

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance. This is why After Earth (2013) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion, human in outer space, crash landing, space travel, planet, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, bird, survival, book, chase, explosion, flashback

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, drinking, love, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:church
Characters:friend
Story:tv reporter, pajamas, highway, minister, hitchhiker, mouse, pursuit, reading, costume, microphone, eating, reference to god, beer, drink, food, underwear, chase, gun

Wall.e (2008) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Wall.e (2008)

In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive", EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness, hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue EVE. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated Earth 700 years earlier. The people of Earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily-given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of Earth from returning by stealing the plant, WALL-E, EVE, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:satire
Characters:friend
Story:planet earth, planet, robot, escape pod, human in outer space, galaxy, wind, towel, laser, spacecraft, scene during end credits, ring, spaceship, outer space, drink, computer, food, chase, title spoken by character, kiss

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, monster, drinking, kidnapping
Locations:snow, church
Characters:hostage, priest, actor, girl, friend
Story:cow, rabbit, prologue, prisoner, eating, book, love triangle, drink, food, underwear, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback, gun, kiss

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:paranoia, kidnapping, friendship
Characters:alien, hostage
Story:planet, escape pod, human in outer space, crash landing, portal, space travel, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, survival, voice over narration, chase, party, explosion

The Beach (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. This is why The Beach (2000) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, love
Story:title same as book, pursuit, fish, survival, beer, vomiting, love triangle, drink, computer, voice over narration, chase, title spoken by character, based on novel, gun, kiss, flashback

Serenity (2005) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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:friendship
Characters:girl, priest
Story:planet earth, vacuum, escape pod, human in outer space, galaxy, brain, space travel, android, planet, spacecraft, pursuit, spaceship, outer space, computer, face slap, chase, explosion

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:monster, love, friendship
Characters:alien
Story:male alien, forced perspective, earthling, human in outer space, bulldozer, space travel, planet, missile, spaceship, outer space, fish, survival, robot, voice over narration, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, kiss

Pitch Black (2000)
Horror, Sci-fi

Pitch Black (2000)

The space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying 40 people on-board crashes on a desert planet when the ship is struck in a meteor storm. There are only 11 survivors, among them are pilot Carolyn Fry (Who has assumed command after the ship's captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery, and Richard B. Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict. Marooned, the survivors discover the barren and hot desert-scape has sunlight from three suns. Not only must they find food and water and worry about Riddick, the survivors find themselves being hunted by the planet's flesh-eating alien inhabitants when the planet is engulfed in darkness, which happens every 22 years, as they emerge from underground to hunt and eat all signs of life. Fry and the survivors find Riddick is their best chance of survival, as Riddick has surgically-enhanced eyes that allow him to see in the dark as they set out to find a way of escaping from the planet and getting to a escape shuttle, before they all get eaten by the creatures on the surface. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:priest, alien
Story:planet, eating, food, human in outer space, crash landing, prison cell, space travel, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, prisoner, survival, shower, chase, 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:monster
Locations:snow
Story:escape pod, human in outer space, meaning of life, crash landing, space travel, android, planet, spaceship, outer space, survival, robot, chase, explosion, flashback

Independence Day (1996) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day (1996)

On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day... This is why Independence Day (1996) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Characters:alien
Story:president, spacecraft, alien invasion, human in outer space, crash landing, space travel, end of the world, laser, planet, missile, spaceship, outer space, diner, survival, vomiting, computer, explosion, title spoken by character

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Characters:girl, friend
Story:handshake, reading, prologue, telephone, reference to god, beer, drink, computer, cell phone, voice over narration, shower, party, based on novel, flashback, kiss

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, kidnapping, friendship
Characters:priest, friend
Story:pith helmet, butt slap, animated sequence, minister, recording, record player, pub, pursuit, prologue, bird, fish, drink, voice over narration, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, kiss, flashback

Mars Attacks! (1996)
Comedy, Sci-fi

Mars Attacks! (1996)

It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity? (Read More)

Mood:satire
Characters:alien
Story:president, alien invasion, universal translator, ray gun, space travel, end of the world, planet, spacecraft, missile, spaceship, outer space, diner, computer, explosion

War Of The Worlds (2005) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:monster, kidnapping
Locations:church
Characters:hostage, alien, girl
Story:alien invasion, tv reporter, spaceship, outer space, bird, eating, survival, food, cell phone, voice over narration, explosion, gun

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 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:evolution, friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:friend
Story:planet, crash landing, brain, space travel, spacecraft, prologue, spaceship, outer space, chase, explosion, based on novel, gun, kiss

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:paranoia, monster, kidnapping
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:crash landing, laser, planet, spacecraft, spaceship, outer space, survival, vomiting, chase, explosion, title spoken by character

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:paranoia, monster, kidnapping
Characters:hostage, alien
Story:alien invasion, end of the world, spacecraft, answering machine, reading, spaceship, bird, survival, beer, book, food, cell phone, shower, chase, explosion, gun, flashback

Battleship (2012) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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)

Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion, crash landing, space travel, spacecraft, missile, scene during end credits, prologue, spaceship, outer space, survival, cell phone, chase, explosion, title spoken by character

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, friendship
Characters:alien
Story:alien invasion, forklift, butt slap, laser, cow, outer space, beer, face slap, cell phone, voice over narration, chase, party, explosion, title spoken by character

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