Movies like Saturn 3 1980

In the future, Earth is overcrowded and the population relies on distant bases to be fed. In the Saturn 3 station, Major Adam and the scientist Alex, who is also his lover and has never been on Earth, have been researching hydroponics for three years in the base alone with their dog Sally. Meanwhile, the psychotic Captain Benson fails the mental test required to travel to Saturn 3 and kills his replacement, Captain James, taking his place in the mission of assembling and programming the Demi-God series robot Hector to replace one of the scientists in Saturn 3. On the arrival, the mentally disturbed Captain Benson becomes sexually obsessed for Alex. Then he uses an interface to link his brain to program Hector, but incapable to control his emotions, he transfers his homicidal tendency and insanity to Hector. Now Major Adam and Alex are trapped in the station with a dangerous psychopath robot.

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1 Phantoms 1998

In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Joe Chappelle

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz), Dean R. Koontz (screenplay) (as Dean Koontz)

Country:

United States of America
5.5

2 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

3 The Hidden 1987

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writer:

Jim Kouf (as Bob Hunt)

Country:

United States of America
7

4 Split Second 1992

In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone (Rutger Hauer) hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Tony Maylam

Country:

United Kingdom
6.2

5 Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone 1983

Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Stewart Harding (story), Jean LaFleur (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

6 Flash Gordon 1980

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Mike Hodges

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Michael Allin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

7 Invaders From Mars 1986

In this attempted remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Family

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Richard Blake (based on a screenplay by), Dan O'Bannon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

8 The Andromeda Strain 1971

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents..

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), Nelson Gidding (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

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 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

11 The Arrival 1996

Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a Hitchcockian labyrinth of paranoia and intrigue.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

David Twohy

Writer:

David Twohy

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
6.3

12 The Philadelphia Experiment 1984

Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Stewart Raffill

Writers:

Michael Janover (screenplay), William Gray (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

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 Outland 1981

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company to eliminate him.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writer:

Peter Hyams

Country:

United Kingdom
6.6

15 Silent Running 1972

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Douglas Trumbull

Writers:

Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino (as Mike Cimino) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 Brainstorm 1983

Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Douglas Trumbull

Writers:

Bruce Joel Rubin (story), Robert Stitzel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

17 Star Trek: Of Gods And Men 2007

The year is 2306… 12 years ago, Captain Kirk was swept away by the Nexus. One year later, Commander Scott was reported missing along with the USS Jenolen. The remaining USS Enterprise crew have split. Captain Spock and Doctor McCoy are on Khitomer, continuing their work towards peace the Klingon Empire. Captain Sulu and the Excelsior are on a mission beyond the Alpha Quadrant. Captain Chekov, feels his career has stalled, leaving him to ponder retirement. Captain Uhura, Director of Starfleet Linguistics, feels there may be something missing in her life.Now, Chekov and Uhura, with John Harriman, former Captain of the Enterprise-B, come together for the dedication of a new ship. However, their reunion is cut short when they receive a distress call from an all-too-familiar planet, where they meet up with an almost-forgotten face, and in an instant, something happens that presses the three friends to embark on a mission that will forever change their lives…

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Tim Russ

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based on Star Trek created by), Sky Douglas Conway (story by) (as Sky Conway) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

18 Space Truckers 1996

John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out to be multitude of unstoppable and deadly killer robots.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Ted Mann (screenplay), Stuart Gordon (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.3

19 Rollerball 1975

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writer:

William Harrison (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
6.6

20 Dark Star 1974

A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Carpenter (original story and screenplay), Dan O'Bannon (original story and screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

21 Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970

Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

James Bridges (screenplay), D.F. Jones (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

22 The Final Countdown 1980

In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine maneuvers in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have been cut off. The ship's Captain sends out a patrol and the F-14 pilots are shocked to encounter vintage Japanese warplanes.

Genres:

War, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Thomas Hunter (story), Peter Powell (story) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7