Movies like 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.

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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 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.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Paul Dehn, Pierre Boulle (based upon characters created by)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

5 2010 1984

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and it's sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

6 The Lawnmower Man 1992

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Brett Leonard

Writers:

Stephen King (title only), Brett Leonard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, Japan, United States of America
5.5

7 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 1977

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Country:

United States of America
7.6

8 Logan's Run 1976

In the 23rd century, inhabitants of a domed city freely experience all of life's pleasures- but no one is allowed to live past 30. Citizens can try for a chance at being 'renewed' in a civic ceremony on their 30th birthday. Escape is the only other option.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

David Zelag Goodman (screenplay by), William F. Nolan (based on the novel "Logan's Run") | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

9 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

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 Contact 1997

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

James V. Hart (screenplay by), Michael Goldenberg (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Brian Aldiss (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"), Ian Watson (screen story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

18 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Country:

United States of America
7.8

19 Alien³ 1992

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Horror

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

20 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

21 Independence Day 1996

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Country:

United States of America
7

22 Planet Of The Apes 2001

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Action, Adventure

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (novel), William Broyles Jr. (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

23 War Of The Worlds 2005

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Genres:

Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Josh Friedman (screenplay), David Koepp (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

24 The Omega Man 1971

Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

John William Corrington (screenplay) (as John William), Joyce Hooper Corrington (screenplay) (as Joyce H. Corrington) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5