Movies like Cowboys & Aliens

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
 6.0
 197K
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense, futuristic, scenic, entertaining, ridiculous, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, alien, sheriff, spacecraft, gunfight, cowboy, escape, abduction, chaos, small town, outlaw, danger, heroes, invasion, super weapon, battle, battles, horse, tribe, back from the dead, pursuit, hostage, robbery, laser ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa

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Most similar movies to Cowboys & Aliens

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about heroes, danger, catastrophe, chase, dialogue, weapons and alien mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cowboys & Aliens: Battle Los Angeles (2011), John Carter (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Spectral (2016), Red Dawn (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, heroic mission, danger, sergeant, marines, alien encounter, save the world, ufo, soldier, one last chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, america, san diego california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 244K
John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mysterious planet, adventure, mars, space travel, imaginary kingdom, heroes, space wars, princess, danger, alien race, chosen one, monster ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 447K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, save the world, danger, creature, heroic mission, heroes, evil alien, destruction, monster, giant, androids and robots, survival ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, manila philippines, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 45K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, survival, supernatural, save the world, escapades, military, heroes, heroic mission, chaos, violence, science, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: new york, usa, virginia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 70K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, small town, resistance, patriotism, danger, survival, occupation, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, super weapon, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, latin america, tokyo, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 92K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, danger, alien invasion, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, tsunami, youth, teenage life, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 459K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, disorder, evil alien, space and aliens, danger, resistance, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 84K
Skyline (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, vestiges of humanity, ufo, survival, apocalypse, chaos, alien encounter, danger, abduction, demolished city, alien, group of friends ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, big ben london, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, danger, teenage love, young heroes, friendship, youth, supernatural romance, supernatural, good versus evil, teenage life, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 227K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, save the world, ocean or sea, ship, evil alien, navy, alien invasion, alien encounter, sea battle, ufo, danger, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: battleship, hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 573K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: alien, good versus evil, androids and robots, transformation, man versus machine, alien invasion, danger, artifact, killer robot, giant robots, save the world, robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century, 2000s, 1890s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 106K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: evil alien, power of love, love and romance, true love, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, teenage love, romance, self sacrifice, invasion, mind control, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, danger, space and aliens, space wars, hopes, save the lady, chosen one, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle of Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, soldier, ninja, alien, pilot, alien invasion, air battle, space and aliens, chaos, evil alien, alien encounter, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, invasion, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, parents and children, escapades, adventure, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, rome italy, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chaos, robot, killer robot, military, good versus evil, artifact, sun, symbol, androids and robots, tank, a.i., heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, battleship, washington d.c., new jersey, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 202K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, deadly creature, evil alien, alien, warrior, danger, monster, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, supernatural ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 52K
Jonah Hex (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Gunslinger Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is appointed by President Ulysses Grant to track down terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), a former Confederate officer determined on unleashing hell on earth. Jonah not only secures freedom by accepting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, heroes, old west, hell, tomahawk, chases and races, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: usa, virginia, south carolina, washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, space station, captain, commander ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, evil alien, save the world, alien invasion, ufo, space and aliens, end of the world, danger, pilot, battle, alien, spacecraft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, moscow russia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 51K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, vigilantism, small town, on the run, street shootout, billy the kid ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A sequel to 2004's Alien vs. Predator, the iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever - in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two ...
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, small town, predator, survival, gory, deadly creature, space and aliens, supernatural, deadly, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 349K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, monster, deadly creature, jungle, warrior, trap, creature, danger, invisibility, chase, evil alien ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 560K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, teleportation, heroic mission, space and aliens, adventure, teamwork, black hole, time travel, space opera, alternate universe ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, danger, good versus evil, survival, mining, imaginary, battle zone, society, heroic mission, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, revenge, small town, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, prison, gun duel, female protagonist, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 146K
Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, tough heroes, one man army, bounty hunter, deadly creature, outer space, lone wolves, mysterious planet, danger, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alien Outpost (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, alien invasion, mind control, heroes, escapades, chaos and mayhem, save the world, good versus evil, survival, battles, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, pakistan, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 47K
Westworld (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, theme park, survival, man versus machine, technology gone awry, old west, terminator, a.i., chase, androids and robots, computer virus, murder ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, military, soldier, heroes, space travel, future dystopia, friendship, rescue, survival ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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