Movies like Escape From The Planet Of The Apes 1971

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race. The third in the original Planet of the Apes series.

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1 Evolution 2001

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination... which could be bad news for the Earth.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), David Diamond (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

2 Robocop 1987

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Country:

United States of America
7.5

3 Beneath The Planet Of The Apes 1970

During a rescue mission to locate missing astronaut George Taylor, John Brent crash lands on the Planet of the Apes. Brent, along with Taylor's companion, Nova, find he has disappeared into an underground city known as the Forbidden Zone and attempt to track him down.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Ted Post

Writers:

Paul Dehn (story by), Mort Abrahams (story by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

4 Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes 1972

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Paul Dehn, Pierre Boulle (characters)

Country:

United States of America
6.1

5 Planet Of The Apes 1968

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Drama, Action

Writers:

Michael Wilson (screenplay by), Rod Serling (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

6 Battle For The Planet Of The Apes 1973

The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. All leading to the finale.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (characters), Paul Dehn (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

7 *batteries Not Included 1987

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Director:

Matthew Robbins

Writers:

Mick Garris (story by), Brad Bird (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

8 The Black Hole 1979

The explorer craft USS Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, but the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt's plans.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Jeb Rosebrook (story by), Bob Barbash (story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

9 Battle Beyond The Stars 1980

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Directors:

Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman (uncredited)

Writers:

John Sayles (screenplay by), John Sayles (story by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

10 The Time Machine 1960

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

Genres:

Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

Director:

George Pal

Writers:

David Duncan (screenplay), H.G. Wells (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.6

11 1984 1984

Thomas Heise's documentary portrays the meeting of officials and citizens in the district office of Berlin-Mitte in 1984. The movie uniquely displays how socialist officals and citizens interact.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Thomas Heise

Writer:

Thomas Heise

Country:

Germany
7.7

12 The Quiet Earth 1985

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Geoff Murphy (as Geoffrey Murphy)

Writers:

Craig Harrison (novel), Bill Baer | 2 more credits »

Country:

New Zealand
6.8

13 Fortress 1992

A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private corporation bent on mind control in various ways

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Troy Neighbors (story), Steven Feinberg (story) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5.9

14 Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan 1982

Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of exile and captures the power of creation itself.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Nicholas Meyer

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based on "Star Trek" created by), Harve Bennett (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

15 Solaris 2002

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Stanislaw Lem (novel), Steven Soderbergh (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

16 Star Trek Generations 1994

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

David Carson

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek), Rick Berman (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

17 The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Edmund H. North (screen play), Harry Bates (based on a story by)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

18 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 1954

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writer:

Earl Felton (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

19 Godzilla 1998

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan, destroying everything within its reach. The team chases the monster to Madison Square Garden, where a brutal battle ensues.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Thriller

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Dean Devlin (screenplay), Roland Emmerich (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

20 The Six Million Dollar Man 1973

Colonel Steve Austin, astronaut and test pilot, is badly injured when he crashes while testing an experimental aircraft. A covert government agency (OSI) is willing to pay for special prosthetics to replace the eye, arm and both legs he lost in the crash. Highly advanced technology (Bionics) built into them will make him faster, stronger and better than normal. In return they want him to become a covert agent for the OSI. It will cost $6,000,000 to rebuild Steve Austin.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, TV Movie

Director:

Richard Irving

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day On The Job 2000

Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Country:

Germany
7.8

22 Matinee 1993

A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Jerico Stone (story) (as Jerico), Charles S. Haas (story) (as Charlie Haas) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

23 Amanda 2009

A successful businessman meets the woman of his dreams, Amanda, only to discover she harbors a shocking little secret about her past.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Steve Marra

Writer:

Steve Marra

Country:

United States of America
4.3