20 Movies Like Contact

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Interstellar

Interstellar
Interstellar
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 169 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 44 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Canada
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Interstellar is a science fiction film that follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a habitable planet for humanity’s survival, while exploring themes of time dilation and the power of love.

Arrival

Arrival
Arrival
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 69 wins & 268 nominations total
Writer: Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang
Actors: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Language: Russian, Mandarin, English
Country: United States, Canada
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“Arrival” is a science fiction film about a linguist who is recruited to help communicate with extraterrestrial beings that have landed on Earth. As she delves deeper into their language and culture, she begins to unravel a profound mystery that could have far-reaching implications for humanity.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 15 wins & 40 nominations total
Writer: Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood, Jerry Belson
Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr
Language: English, French, Spanish, Hindi
Country: United States, United Kingdom, China
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“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is a science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg. It follows a group of people who experience various encounters with extraterrestrial beings and become drawn to a mysterious location where a close encounter is expected to occur.

Solaris

Solaris
Solaris
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 167 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Stanislaw Lem, Fridrikh Gorenshteyn, Andrei Tarkovsky
Actors: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet
Language: Russian, German
Country: Soviet Union
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The Solaris movie is about a psychologist who is sent to a space station orbiting a mysterious planet called Solaris, where he encounters strange and haunting manifestations of his past. As he tries to understand the nature of these manifestations, he is forced to confront his own inner demons and question the nature of reality.

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 149 min
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 17 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Actors: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“2001: A Space Odyssey” is a science fiction film that follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith affecting human evolution. The film explores themes of human evolution, artificial intelligence, and the nature of consciousness.

The Martian

The Martian
The Martian
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 144 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. 40 wins & 199 nominations total
Writer: Drew Goddard, Andy Weir
Actors: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
Language: English, Mandarin
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Hungary, Jordan
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“The Martian” is a science fiction film about an astronaut who is mistakenly left behind on Mars and must use his ingenuity to survive while awaiting rescue. It follows his journey to grow food, make contact with Earth, and find a way back home against all odds.

Gravity

Gravity
Gravity
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Won 7 Oscars. 240 wins & 187 nominations total
Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Actors: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Language: English, Greenlandic
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Gravity” is a science fiction thriller that follows two astronauts, Dr. Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski, as they struggle to survive after their space shuttle is destroyed, leaving them stranded in space. With limited resources and a dwindling oxygen supply, they must find a way to return to Earth while facing the dangers and challenges of the vast, unforgiving void.

The Abyss

The Abyss
The Abyss
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 140 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: James Cameron
Actors: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Abyss is a science fiction film directed by James Cameron, set in the depths of the ocean where a team of deep-sea oil drillers encounter a mysterious and advanced alien species. As tensions rise between the humans and the extraterrestrials, the crew must navigate danger and confront their own fears to prevent a catastrophic event.”

Moon

Moon
Moon
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award28 wins & 37 nominations total
Writer: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Actors: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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The movie “Moon” is about a man named Sam Bell who works alone on a lunar base and begins to question his reality when he discovers a shocking secret about his mission.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 16 wins & 49 nominations total
Writer: Josh Friedman, David Koepp, H.G. Wells
Actors: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins
Language: English, Dutch, Russian, Czech, German
Country: United States, Russia, Japan, Mexico, South Korea
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The War of the Worlds movie is about an alien invasion that threatens humanity’s existence. As Earth is attacked by powerful extraterrestrial creatures, a father must protect his children and find a way to survive.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Internet Movie Database: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 40/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: David Scarpa, Edmund H. North
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates
Language: English, Mandarin
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Day the Earth Stood Still” is a science fiction film about an alien visitor who arrives on Earth with a warning for humanity about the consequences of their destructive behavior. The visitor, accompanied by a powerful robot, seeks to convey a message of peace and cooperation to save the planet from destruction.

District 9

District 9
District 9
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 31 wins & 117 nominations total
Writer: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Actors: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope
Language: English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho
Country: South Africa, United States, New Zealand, Canada
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District 9 is a science fiction film set in Johannesburg, South Africa, where extraterrestrial refugees are confined to a slum-like district. The story follows a government agent who becomes infected with alien DNA and must find a way to escape capture and return to his human form.

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 39 nominations total
Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Actors: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman
Language: Arabic, Egyptian (Ancient), English, Swedish, German
Country: France, United Kingdom, United States
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The Fifth Element is a sci-fi action film set in a futuristic world where a cab driver and a mysterious woman must work together to save humanity from an ancient evil force that threatens to destroy Earth.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 52 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Actors: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
Language: English
Country: United States
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“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is a heartwarming sci-fi film about a young boy who befriends an alien stranded on Earth and helps him return home while evading government authorities. It explores themes of friendship, compassion, and the power of human connection.

Inception

Inception
Inception
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 159 wins & 220 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
Language: English, Japanese, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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Inception is a science fiction thriller film where a skilled thief and his team are hired to plant an idea into a target’s subconscious through shared dreaming, leading to a complex and dangerous journey through multiple layers of reality.

The Matrix

The Matrix
The Matrix
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 42 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Matrix” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where artificial intelligence has enslaved humanity in a simulated reality called the Matrix. The story follows a group of rebels led by Neo, who discovers his role as “The One” and fights to free humanity from its virtual imprisonment.

The Signal

The Signal
The Signal
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio
Actors: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Signal” is a sci-fi thriller about three college students who embark on a road trip and find themselves lured into a dangerous situation by a mysterious hacker. As they investigate further, they discover the shocking truth behind the signals they’ve been receiving.”

The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 4 nominations total
Writer: Michael Crichton, Nelson Gidding
Actors: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Andromeda Strain” is a science fiction thriller film about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism that causes a small town’s population to die. They must race against time to find a way to contain and understand the organism before it spreads and threatens humanity.

Event Horizon

Event Horizon
Event Horizon
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 35/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Philip Eisner
Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
Language: English, Latin
Country: United Kingdom, United States, Canada
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“Event Horizon” is a science fiction horror film about a rescue crew that investigates a missing spacecraft that mysteriously reappears near Neptune, only to discover the horrifying truth about its journey into a parallel dimension. As they explore the ship, they encounter supernatural and terrifying events that test their sanity and survival.

The X-Files: Fight the Future

The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future'
The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future'
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
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Runtime: 27 min
Genre: Documentary, Sci-Fi, Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: Spencer Davis Gray
Actors: Mitch Pileggi, Chris Carter, Rob Bowman, David Duchovny
Language: English
Country: USA
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“The X-Files: Fight the Future” is a science fiction thriller that follows FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigate a government conspiracy involving an alien virus that could potentially wipe out humanity. As they uncover the truth, they must race against time to prevent a global catastrophe and protect the truth from being buried.

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