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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,  destroying a house,  floating head,  water show,  forced perspective,  starship interior,  pith helmet,  asia minor,  sussex england,  phone video,  ray gun,  earthling,  matrix,  madagascar,  yawning,  based on radio series,  bureaucrat,  based on radio show,  vacuum,  escape pod,  peanuts,  washroom,  human in outer space,  himalayas,  based on cult tv series,  leech,  nose,  meaning of life,  title spoken by narrator,  reference to charles darwin,  forklift,  headache,  bulldozer,  butt slap,  hymn,  demolition,  galaxy,  caravan,  crab,  sofa,  physics,  crash landing,  bathrobe,  dolphin,  tv reporter,  beast,  portal,  bureaucracy,  whale,  saving a life,  handshake,  beheading,  norway,  brain,  pajamas,  prison cell,  highway,  space travel,  animated sequence,  minister,  wind,  stop motion animation,  end of the world,  android,  hitchhiking,  towel,  hitchhiker,  tv show,  laser,  flatulence,  giant,  planet,  spider,  spacecraft,  fake documentary,  mouse,  recording,  answering machine,  missile,  ice,  record player,  cow,  pub,  poet,  flower,  election,  president,  pursuit,  scene during end credits,  ring,  rabbit,  reading,  costume,  prologue,  microphone,  outer space,  bird,  fish,  prisoner,  diner,  eating,  survival,  telephone,  robot,  reference to god,  beer,  vomiting,  book,  love triangle,  drink,  computer,  face slap,  food,  underwear,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  shower,  chase,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  gun,  flashback,  kiss

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,  beer,  chase,  explosion,  kiss,  gun,  flashback

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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,  robot,  cell phone,  chase,  explosion,  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:kidnapping,  friendship
Characters:alien
Story:matrix,  destruction of planet,  planet earth,  planet,  talking robot,  alien invasion,  escape pod,  human in outer space,  crash landing,  space travel,  end of the world,  android,  laser,  spacecraft,  missile,  spaceship,  outer space,  survival,  robot,  computer,  chase,  explosion,  gun

Spaceballs (1987) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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

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Forbidden Planet (1956)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Forbidden Planet (1956)

When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone. This is why Forbidden Planet (1956) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:alien,  girl
Story:planet,  exploding planet,  talking robot,  ray gun,  hyperspace,  space travel,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  survival,  robot,  voice over narration,  chase,  gun,  kiss

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:monster,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:destruction of planet,  exploding planet,  minister,  hyperspace,  crash landing,  portal,  space travel,  laser,  planet,  spacecraft,  missile,  pursuit,  president,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  robot,  book,  face slap,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  gun,  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 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

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Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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:paranoia,  monster,  kidnapping,  love
Mood:satire
Locations:church
Characters:hostage,  priest,  alien
Story:alien invasion,  space travel,  laser,  spacecraft,  cow,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  eating,  survival,  telephone,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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. (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,  chase,  kiss

Barbarella (1968)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Barbarella (1968)

The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, astronaut Barbarella lands on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an expert artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take form in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which dispenses Essence of Man through a poor victim struggling in its glass globe. You can not help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what minimal clothes our heroine seemed to possess. This is why Barbarella (1968) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  love
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:planet earth,  planet,  title same as book,  universal translator,  crash landing,  space travel,  wind,  giant,  spacecraft,  missile,  president,  rabbit,  spaceship,  outer space,  bird,  robot,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  gun,  kiss

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

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Outlander (2008)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Outlander (2008)

In 709 AD, in the Iron Age, a spacecraft crashes in the Viking kingdom of Herot, Norway, and the pilot Kainan survives. He turns the beacon on; learns the language and culture of the planet using a machine; and finds that the predator, Moorwen, that he was transporting, had escaped. While chasing the alien monster, he finds a village completely destroyed and is arrested by the warrior Wulfric, believing that he killed the locals - Kainan is brought to Herot as a prisoner. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:priest,  alien
Story:bulldozer,  whale,  norway,  planet,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  prisoner,  vomiting,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  flashback

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. This is why Titan A.e. (2000) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  love
Characters:hostage,  alien,  friend
Story:destruction of planet,  exploding planet,  destruction of earth,  earthling,  escape pod,  human in outer space,  galaxy,  space travel,  planet,  spacecraft,  ice,  ring,  spaceship,  outer space,  chase,  explosion

Swiss Army Man (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:tv reporter,  flatulence,  pursuit,  prologue,  microphone,  fish,  eating,  survival,  reference to god,  book,  face slap,  food,  cell phone,  shower,  chase,  party,  explosion,  flashback

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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: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. (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

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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. This is why Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (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

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:alien,  hostage,  friend
Story:planet,  galaxy,  crash landing,  space travel,  laser,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  fish,  survival,  drink,  food,  voice over narration,  chase,  explosion

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:monster,  kidnapping,  friendship
Characters:alien,  hostage
Story:talking robot,  based on cult tv series,  bulldozer,  end of the world,  giant,  planet,  spacecraft,  cow,  scene during end credits,  prologue,  costume,  spaceship,  outer space,  fish,  robot,  beer,  cell phone,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  kiss

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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  love
Locations:snow
Characters:friend
Story:hitchhiker,  recording,  record player,  reading,  prologue,  microphone,  fish,  diner,  eating,  beer,  book,  drink,  computer,  face slap,  food,  underwear,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  party,  kiss,  flashback,  gun

Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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. This is why Alien (1979) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (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

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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: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,  kiss

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: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,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  flashback

La Montana Sagrada (1973) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

La Montana Sagrada (1973)

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful people, each representing a planet in the Solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  drinking
Mood:satire
Locations:snow
Characters:priest,  alien
Story:ray gun,  planet,  spider,  mouse,  poet,  flower,  president,  bird,  reference to god,  vomiting,  drink,  computer,  food,  voice over narration,  party,  explosion,  gun,  kiss

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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)

Locations:snow
Characters:hostage
Story:destruction of planet,  exploding planet,  male alien,  starship interior,  human in outer space,  based on cult tv series,  crash landing,  space travel,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  missile,  prologue,  spaceship,  outer space,  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. This is why Cold Mountain (2003) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

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

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Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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,  gun

Cloud Atlas (2012)
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. (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,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  gun,  kiss,  flashback

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

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Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. This is why Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:pajamas,  animated sequence,  flatulence,  recording,  record player,  pursuit,  ring,  eating,  telephone,  reference to god,  vomiting,  book,  love triangle,  drink,  computer,  face slap,  food,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  chase,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  gun,  kiss,  flashback

Passengers (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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,  flashback

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Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  love
Characters:friend
Story:bathrobe,  animated sequence,  poet,  pursuit,  scene during end credits,  reading,  prologue,  eating,  vomiting,  book,  computer,  food,  underwear,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  shower,  chase,  explosion,  based on novel,  flashback,  gun,  kiss

Dreamcatcher (2003)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom (Read More)

Themes:monster,  drinking,  love,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:alien,  friend
Story:alien invasion,  crash landing,  hitchhiking,  hitchhiker,  flatulence,  spacecraft,  missile,  rabbit,  spaceship,  eating,  survival,  beer,  drink,  computer,  food,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  flashback,  gun

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. This is why Lars And The Real Girl (2007) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

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

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

Star Trek (2009)

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

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

Skyline (2010)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Skyline (2010)

Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for Jarrod and offers a job position to him in LA. Terry's assistant and lover Denise (Crystal Reed) and his friend Ray (Neil Hopkins) sleep on the couch in the living room, but in the dawn of the next morning, the group is awakened by mysterious beams of blue light. Ray stares at the light and is taken by the mysterious force. The group of friends try to escape from the alien invaders. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:alien,  friend
Story:alien invasion,  brain,  end of the world,  spacecraft,  missile,  spaceship,  survival,  vomiting,  face slap,  cell phone,  chase,  party,  explosion

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

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Abre Los Ojos (1997) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Abre Los Ojos (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to find the truth. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:church
Characters:friend
Story:pajamas,  prison cell,  reference to god,  vomiting,  drink,  computer,  voice over narration,  shower,  flashback,  kiss,  gun

Withnail & I (1987)
Comedy, Drama

Withnail & I (1987)

London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there's no food, and their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood... This is why Withnail & I (1987) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Characters:actor,  friend
Story:tv show,  flatulence,  cow,  pub,  rabbit,  fish,  survival,  telephone,  vomiting,  drink,  food,  underwear,  voice over narration

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

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Ghostbusters (2016)
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) is one of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
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. (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

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