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20 Movies Like Contact (1997)

Arrival (2016) poster

1 Arrival (2016) ★ 7.9

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Unexpected appearance of unidentified flying objects in different parts of the world puts the world in awe. The intentions of the aliens are not clear - the armed forces of the world are on full alert, and the best minds of mankind are trying to figure out how to talk to the uninvited guests. The government enlists the help of linguist Louise Banks and physicist Ian Donnelly to prevent a global catastrophe and find a common language with the aliens. From now on, the fate of mankind is in their hands.
Interstellar (2014) poster

2 Interstellar (2014) ★ 8.6

Similar to Contact (1997)?

When drought, dust storms and plant extinctions lead humanity into a food crisis, a team of explorers and scientists travels through a wormhole (which supposedly connects regions of space-time across a great distance) to surpass previous limitations on human space travel and find a planet with conditions suitable for humanity.
Knowing (2009) poster

3 Knowing (2009) ★ 6.2

Similar to Contact (1997)?

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) poster

4 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) ★ 5.5

Like Contact (1997) film?

The story of an alien who arrived on our planet with a warning: if wars and destruction are not stopped, Earth will be destroyed from the outside, because it poses a threat to the rest of the universe!
Life (2017) poster

5 Life (2017) ★ 6.6

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A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.
War of the Worlds (2005) poster

6 War of the Worlds (2005) ★ 6.5

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No one would have believed at the beginning of the 21st century that beings more advanced than man were keeping a watchful eye on everything that was going on on Earth; that while people were going about their business, they were being investigated and studied.

With endless complacency, men went to and fro all over the globe, busy with their own affairs, confident in their power over matter. Meanwhile, across the abyss of space, beings with a highly developed, cold, emotionless intellect were looking at the Earth with eyes full of envy, and slowly but surely were working out their plans, hostile to us...

The Day After Tomorrow (2004) poster

7 The Day After Tomorrow (2004) ★ 6.4

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Earth is moving steadily towards a global ecological catastrophe: in one part of the world all life is dying of drought, in another part, the raging water element is demolishing cities.

The proximity of the catastrophe forces a climate scientist, trying to find a way to stop the global warming, to go in search of his missing son to New York, which has entered a new ice age...

The Martian (2015) poster

8 The Martian (2015) ★ 8.0

The Ares 3 Martian mission was forced to leave the planet in the process of work due to an impending sandstorm. Engineer and biologist Mark Watney suffered damage to his spacesuit during the sandstorm. The mission staff, believing him dead, evacuated the planet, leaving Mark alone.

Waking up, Watney discovers that there is no communication with Earth, but the living module is fully functional. The protagonist begins to look for a way to survive on the available food, vitamins, water and air supplies for another 4 years before the next mission "Ares-4" arrives.

Independence Day (1996) poster

9 Independence Day (1996) ★ 7.0

A signal is received on Earth, sent by a source of apparently extraterrestrial origin. This source approaches, and the entire planet is alerted. No one, however, expected that the aliens would be so huge and in such numbers.

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Prometheus (2012) poster

10 Prometheus (2012) ★ 7.0

In search of sacred knowledge, a group of scientists goes to the darkest and uncharted chambers of the universe. It is there, on distant worlds, being at the limit of their mental and physical abilities, they will have to engage in a ruthless battle for the future of all mankind.
Moon (2009) poster

11 Moon (2009) ★ 7.9

Sam's contract is coming to an end: he spent three years on the moon, overseeing an automated rare-gas extraction station. Three long years all alone, save for the talking robot GERTY, can change anyone. Two weeks before returning to Earth, Sam meets his replacement...

Sunshine (2007) poster

12 Sunshine (2007) ★ 7.2

The year 2057. The sun is dying, and humanity faces the prospect of extinction. Planet Earth's last hope lies in the Icarus 2, a spaceship crewed by eight men and women, led by Captain Kaneda. Their mission is to deliver a nuclear charge with which to reignite the fading Sun.

Gattaca (1997) poster

13 Gattaca (1997) ★ 7.8

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
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Signs (2002) poster

15 Signs (2002) ★ 6.8

Is Signs (2002) similar to Contact (1997) film?

A widowed former priest living with his children and brother on a Pennsylvania farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields, which suggests something more frightening to come.

Signs (2002) is on #15 spot of movies related to Contact (1997). Signs (2002) was released in 2002, made by and has average rating 6.8 in 2022. Main stars of the Signs (2002) film are: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin.

The Midnight Sky (2020) poster

16 The Midnight Sky (2020) ★ 5.6

Is The Midnight Sky (2020) similar to Contact (1997) film?

The elderly astronomer Augustine has spent his life studying the stars. When news of some kind of catastrophe arrives, he is left all alone at an Arctic research station. It is there that he meets the mysterious girl Iris, while the echoes of the rest of the world gradually subside. At this time, returning from a mission off Jupiter, the crew of the ship Aether, led by Captain Sullivan, flies to Earth. Augustine and Sullivan are far apart, but their fates are inextricably linked.

The Midnight Sky (2020) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo. You can find The Midnight Sky (2020) in the the next genre categories: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and The Midnight Sky (2020) has average rating 5.6, according to Screench user votes.

Ad Astra (2019) poster

17 Ad Astra (2019) ★ 6.5

Is Ad Astra (2019) similar to Contact (1997) film?

The near future. Several years ago, mankind launched a program to search for extraterrestrial life, Project Lima, led by Captain Clifford McBride. The last signal of the expedition was detected in the vicinity of Neptune, and since then nothing was known about its fate. Captain McBride himself became a hero and the most famous astronaut who inspired many to explore space.

Sixteen years after the disappearance of Project Lima, strange bursts of energy begin to occur on Earth, disabling electrical systems and wreaking havoc and destruction. According to the U.S. space agency, the signal comes from Neptune, and now the son of a famous astronaut, Major Roy McBride, is assigned an important mission. He must get to a Martian base and from there try to contact his presumably living father.

The Wandering Earth (2019) poster

18 The Wandering Earth (2019) ★ 6.0

Is The Wandering Earth (2019) similar to Contact (1997) film?

In the near future, it becomes known that the Sun is about to go out, which will destroy the solar system. Then mankind launches a large-scale project called "Wandering Earth", the purpose of which is to use the huge engines installed around the world to move the Earth and fly to find a new abode. After 17 years of travel, the Earthlings approach Jupiter. The giant planet's gravity alters Earth's trajectory, causes global earthquakes, and threatens the entire human survival project.

The Wandering Earth (2019) movie was filmed by as Director, starring . The Wandering Earth (2019) belongs to the next genres: Action, Sci-Fi and has average rating 6.0, according to user votes.

K-PAX (2001) poster

19 K-PAX (2001) ★ 7.4

Is K-PAX (2001) similar to Contact (1997) film?

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a faraway planet named K-PAX. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

K-PAX (2001) is one of the last movies similar to Contact (1997) and it was released in 2001. Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and has average user rating of 7.4 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

Deep Impact (1998) poster

20 Deep Impact (1998) ★ 6.2

Is Deep Impact (1998) similar to Contact (1997) film?

A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.

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