Movies like Cowboys & Aliens

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scenic, entertaining, ridiculous, bad ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, gunfight, alien, laser, outlaw, native american, spacecraft, robbery, escape, small town, chaos, cowboy, abduction, tribe, back from the dead, horse, old west, battles, danger, heroes, monster, native americans, imaginary ...
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, dialogue, catastrophe, chase, space and aliens and alien mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cowboys & Aliens: Battle Los Angeles (2011), Pacific Rim (2013), The 5th Wave (2016), Oblivion (2013), War of the Worlds (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, rough, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, heroic mission, danger, save the world, marines, ufo, alien encounter, military, soldier, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 432K
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: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, save the world, monster, danger, deadly creature, battles, heroes, space and aliens, giant, heroic mission, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, asia, pacific ocean, australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, alien invasion, mysterious character, survival, teenage life, youth, genocide, military, siblings relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 438K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, epic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, evil alien, mysterious character, soldier, escapades, vestiges of humanity, space travel, disorder, society, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, evil alien, space and aliens, alien invasion, survival, adventure, invasion, destruction, danger, rivalry, ufo, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, hiroshima japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 82K
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: light, suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, chaos, vestiges of humanity, ufo, alien, survival, cell phone, rooftop, fireplace, missile, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, big ben london, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 221K
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, entertaining, tense, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, ocean or sea, evil alien, ship, military, battles, alien encounter, navy, hotshot hero, soldier, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 103K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, love and romance, vestiges of humanity, power of love, teenage love, true love, invasion, apocalypse, romance, mind control, survival, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 556K
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, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, alien invasion, robot, transformation, artifact, good versus evil, alien, danger, save the world, military, killer robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, light, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, supernatural, youth, teenage love, danger, teenage life, young heroes, heroes, fall in love, friends, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space and aliens, soldier, air battle, alien invasion, ninja, pilot, alien, evil alien, save the world, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 39K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, survival, danger, military, escapades, save the world, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: near future, future
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 232K
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: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, mysterious planet, space travel, heroes, mars, imaginary kingdom, danger, save the day, battles, space wars, teleportation, princess ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: robot, chaos, killer robot, military, symbol, artifact, sun, tank, good versus evil, a.i., androids and robots, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: egypt, battleship, shanghai china, jordan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, life turned upside down, destiny, heroes, chaos, save the lady, space and aliens, space wars, danger, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, ufo, invasion, alien encounter, save the world, end of the world, alien, aliens, patriotism, battle, spacecraft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, moscow russia, big ben london, utah, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, friendship, imaginary, power relations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, survival, mining, fighter jet, good versus evil, danger, battle zone, save the world, cavemen, bureaucrat, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 191K
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, soldier, monster, space and aliens, danger, survival, laser, invisibility, alien, supernatural ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 48K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, 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, entertaining, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, friendship, street shootout, vigilantism, adventure, brutality, outlaw, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 330K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, 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, deadly creature, jungle, monster, invisibility, trap, chase, evil alien, tough heroes, alien encounter, danger, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, twentieth century
Place: latin america, south america, central america, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 140K
Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, serious, rough, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, outer space, space and aliens, one man army, lone wolves, tough heroes, bounty hunter, danger, mysterious planet, deadly creature, heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 68K
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, small town, survival, invasion, danger, occupation, resistance, patriotism, young heroes, sibling relationship, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, russia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 547K
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, time travel, teleportation, imaginary, heroes, teamwork, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 50K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: death, bounty hunter, facial scar, gunslinger, tomahawk, cowboy, vengeance, lone wolves, old west, hell, supernatural, master villain ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: usa, virginia, south carolina, washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, twists and turns, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien, small town, morgue, national guard, predator, hybrid, gory, deadly creature, survival, alien possession, triangle ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, soldier, space and aliens, military, space travel, giant, fascism, warrior, future dystopia, asteroid ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 81K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, danger, vestiges of humanity, ufo, apocalypse, heroes, alien invasion, space and aliens, resistance, survival, alien encounter, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Independence Daysaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Earth is attacked by a hostile alien force, a small town firefighter and a rogue SETI scientist team up to activate the only technology capable of defeating the invaders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, small town, save the world, ufo, extraterrestrial, alien, spacecraft, danger, space and aliens, escapades, heroes, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 27K
Young Guns II (1990)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, coming of age, prison, prostitute, escape, mexican standoff, sheriff, native american, cowboy, outlaw, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1950s, 20th century, 1870s
Place: mexico, new mexico, arkansas, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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