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6 Movies Like Guardians of the Galaxy

Updated on February 16, 2016
6 Movies Like Guardians of the Galaxy
6 Movies Like Guardians of the Galaxy

These movies like Guardians of the Galaxy will remind you that sci-fi films can still be enjoyable to watch despite having numerous funny scenes. This film by Marvel Studios has been critically acclaimed thanks to its well-done comedy scenes and nostalgic soundtrack. It is the highest grossing film among superhero movies of 2014. Its commercial success has led Marvel to announce a sequel set for release in May of 2017.

The following movies similar to Guardians of the Galaxy will surely make you laugh and also leave your jaws dropped by the awesome action sequences and fascinating storylines.


1. Star Wars Film Series

One of the most popular movies like Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: May 25, 1977 (first film)

Director: George Lucas

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Any film set in outer space will always get compared with Star Wars. Whether you’re a fan or not, this film series has set the standard for sci-fi themed movies. George Lucas has created a masterpiece, one that has stood the test of time as it has turned into one enormous media franchise. So far, the series consists of two trilogies. After Walt Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the company has announced that another trilogy is to be made, with the first set for release in December 2015.


2. Galaxy Quest

An adventure movie similar to Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: December 25, 1999

Director: Dean Parisot

Cast: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

The movie revolves around the cast of Galaxy Quest, once an enormously popular television series. Eighteen years since the cancellation of the show, a Galaxy Quest convention is held with dedicated fans filling the seats to see the former stars. Jason, the show’s lead character, is approached by a group who call themselves Thermians. He goes with them, thinking that they’re taking him to a filming session. It turns out that the Thermians are real aliens who have created a real world based on the Galaxy Quest show. Jason and the rest of the cast must now play their roles in real life after being employed by the Thermians to fight against the reptilian humanoid, Sarris.


3. Star Trek (2009)

A sci-fi, action film like Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: May 8, 2009

Director: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg

James Kirk is a young troublemaker with very promising talents. His father died during his birth, and the people around him always want to see a glimpse of the senior Kirk in young James. Captain Christopher Pike invites him to join Starfleet to realize his full potential. Despite his mischievous ways, he manages to join the USS Enterprise together with the most capable cadets. He sets on a journey together with his crew, unaware that the fate of the Earth lies entirely on his hands.


4. Spaceballs

A funny, sci-fi movie like Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: June 24, 1987

Director: Mel Brooks

Cast: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Spaceball is the home planet of the evil Spaceballs, creatures that are struggling to survive because of their planet’s polluted air. Their ruler, President Skroob, devises a plan and kidnaps Princess Vespa of the planet Druidia during her wedding with Princess Valium. He tells King Roland of Druidia that the only way to get Princess Vespa back is if the King gives him access to the air of Druidia. King Roland enlists the help of space pilot Lone Starr, who sets out to save Princess Vespa alongside his trusty half-man half dog ally, Barf.


5. Dark Star

An adventure, comedy movie similar to Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: February 9, 1979

Director: John Carpenter

Cast: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle

Dark Star is a sci-fi comedy film that has managed to gain cult status despite being a very low-budget film. Set in 2250, it features the story of Dark Star’s crew, destroying every unstable planet that gets in the way of Earth’s ultimate plan to colonize the entire space. The crew, however, have been in the ship for twenty years, with each of them gone tired of the company of others. A series of mishaps challenge their group, including the death of their captain and the malfunctioning of Mother, the ship’s computer system.


6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

A sci-fi, comedy movie similar to Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: April 29, 2005

Director: Garth Jennings

Cast: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell

Arthur Dent is an Englishman who wakes up one day to find out his house is about to get demolished. He has no idea that this is only the beginning of a very long day. His friend Ford Prefect saves him when the Vogons destroy the Earth to make way for a new intergalactic highway. Arthur meets several characters with interesting personalities including Zaphod Beeblebrox, the former president of the galaxy; Trillian, a highly intelligent woman; and Marvin, a hopelessly depressed android. Upon setting foot on Earth II, it is made clear to Arthur the truth behind the original Earth and why it has been destroyed by the Vogons.

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