10 best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
List of the best movies like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005): Stowaway, Interstellar, The Time Machine, Star Trek Beyond, Luca, Planet of the Apes, The Tomorrow War, Alien: Covenant, The Martian, The Call of the Wild.

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Stowaway (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Survival, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Netflix

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFarmers, Scientists, Astronauts, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, End of the world, Survival
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Spaceships, Fantastic worlds
StyleWorth watching, To cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Best soundtracks

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The Time Machine (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersScientists, Mutant
PlotTime travel, Apocalypse, Adventure, Death, Survival
PlaceFantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Steampunk, Serious

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, China
CharactersAliens, Friends, Tough guys, Warriors, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Martial Arts, Adventure, Love, Revenge
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Luca (2021)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Monsters, Mermaids
PlotFriendship, Adventure, Water
PlaceOcean, Italy, Sea
StyleLight, Fascinating, Disney, For children

Luca and his best friend Alberto experience an unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Planet of the Apes (2001)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersMonkeys, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival, Slavery
PlaceParallel worlds, Fantastic worlds
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, Serious

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.

The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Monsters, Aliens
PlotTime travel, Teleportation, Alien invasion, Time machine, Skirmishes

The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester. Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Scientists, Androids, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival, Experiments, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

The Martian (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Survival, Loneliness
PlaceSpace, Mars, Spaceships
StyleSmart, Disturbing, Popular

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

The Call of the Wild (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Good people, Old man
PlotAdventure, Survival, Friendship
StyleTouching, Uplifting, Kind

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Avatar (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Disabled people
PlotAdventure, Love, War, Fight, Travel
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains, Fantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Interesting, Popular, Serious

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Oblivion (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CharactersAliens, Soldier
PlotApocalypse, Alien invasion, Adventure, Love, Survival
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleEpic, Cyberpunk

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Australia, United Kingdom, India, Canada
CharactersRabbits, Friends
StyleFor children, Bright, Uplifting

Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Monsters, Giants, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, War, End of the world, UFO
PlacePrison, Space, Ships, The White House, Spaceships
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Paul (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial agents, Aliens, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, UFO, Chase
StyleTo cry, For a group of friends

For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.

Ad Astra (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, China, Brazil
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Astronauts, Military
PlotExpeditions, Obsession, Chase, Loneliness, Missing father
PlaceSpace, Mars, Moon, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing, Serious

An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Czech Republic
CharactersDinosaurs, Scientists, Tourists
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival, Technology, Time machine
PlaceJungle, Laboratory
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing, Serious

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.

Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010)
Markimdb: 2.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersMonkeys, Family, Friends, Heroes, Astronauts
PlotAlien invasion, Adventure, Rivalry, Friendship, Space wars
StyleFor children, Exciting

Comet longs to be taken seriously as a full-fledged space chimp. He journeys to the fantastical Planet Malgor and bonds with the adorable alien Kilowatt, living out his ultimate fantasy. However, it's time for Comet to prove himself when the feared alien ruler Zartog takes over Mission Control! Comet must show he has the right stuff, and join fellow chimps Ham, Luna and Titan, to save the day.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Pirates, Monsters, Friends
PlotAdventure, Chase, Saving the World, Alien invasion
PlacePrison, Space, Spaceships
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Fascinating, Interesting, For a group of friends

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

Gravity (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersScientists, Friends, Astronauts, Astronauts
PlotDisasters, Survival, Fear
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Tense

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.