Movies like Cowboys & Aliens

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
 6.0
 219K
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, twists and turns, suspense, captivating, intense, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, alien invasion, alien, invasion, escape, creature, monster, extraterrestrial, back from the dead, chaos, small town, cowboy, criminal, catastrophe, gunfight, sheriff, alien contact, battles, heroes, destruction, chaos and mayhem, characters in danger ...
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, suspenseful, serious and visually appealing films with plots about danger, alien, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, gun and alien invasion mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cowboys & Aliens: War of the Worlds (2005), John Carter (2012), Skyline (2010), Falling Skies (2011), The 5th Wave (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, first contact, humanity in peril, destruction, alien creature, fate of humanity, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, south america, australia ...
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100%
 6.6
 269K
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, exciting, heroic, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mysterious planet, monster, adventure, heroes, mars, imaginary kingdom, space wars, space and aliens, teleportation, space travel, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: new york, arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 4.5
 90K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, alien encounter, alien, fantasy world, survival, abduction, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, london, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 89K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, resistance, alien invasion, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, vestiges of humanity, alien, apocalypse, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.2
 107K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, serious, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, tsunami, space and aliens, escapades, invasion, alien, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, tower bridge london, new york, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 513K
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, twists and turns, visually appealing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, resistance, disorder, mysterious character, clones, space and aliens, distopia, alien encounter, catastrophe ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, life turned upside down, adventure, save the lady, space wars, destiny, heroes, chaos, space travel, creature, future dystopia, space battle ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, teenage love, supernatural romance, youth, supernatural, heroes, super strength, teenage boy, friendship, teenage hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, invasion, save the world, battlefield, alien encounter, battles, chaos, survival, heroic mission, alien attack, resistance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, america, mojave desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 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, psychotronic, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, transforming robot, androids and robots, battles, chaos, cyborgs, transformation, giant robots, evil alien, military, extraterrestrial, fictional war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: egypt, shanghai, usa, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 492K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, robot, save the world, evil alien, giant, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, battles, destruction, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017 ...
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 58K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, escapades, super soldier, space and aliens, survival, heroic mission, secret laboratory, chaos and mayhem, military, science, battles, save the world ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, virginia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Alien Outpost (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, fictional war, battles, evil alien, military, good versus evil, save the world, survival, heroic mission, escapades, chaos, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, 2020s
Place: usa, pakistan, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 699K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, strong female character, human versus alien, space colony, survival, deadly creature, evil alien, female warrior, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, heroic mission, battles, soldier, space and aliens, chaos, military, evil alien, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, save the world, alien invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 399K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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: monster, alien, deadly creature, survival, warrior, jungle, hunting, creature, chase, trap, evil alien, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, save the world, space and aliens, escapades, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, secret service, ufo, alien invasion, small town, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 753K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, save the world, double life, space and aliens, alien invasion, family relations, flying man, superhuman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 626K
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, heroic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, alien, man versus machine, transforming robot, giant robots, androids and robots, good versus evil, computer cracker, alien invasion, teenage girl, transformation, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pentagon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, alien invasion, changing the past or future, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, deja vu, space and aliens, time paradox ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robot, alien, androids and robots, transforming robot, giant robots, killer robot, robot vs. robot, evil alien, battles, chaos, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china, mexico city, beijing china, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 223K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, deadly creature, monster, jungle, space and aliens, hunting, warrior, predator, soldier, alien planet, hi-tech ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, mission, self sacrifice, good versus evil, heroic mission, team, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.1
 236K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: futuristic, tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, dark hero, space travel, escape, one man army, mysterious planet, survival, alien encounter, warrior, outer space, tough heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 1.4M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, teamwork, heroic mission, transformation, alien invasion, save the world, partners, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 237K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, save the world, child prodigy, prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 164K
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, adventure, deadly creature, outer space, tough heroes, alien, survival, mysterious planet, heroes, mercenary, bounty hunter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 59K
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: one against many, lone wolves, death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, american civil war, supernatural, vengeance, cowboy, tough guy, ambush, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south carolina, virginia, washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, one man army, lone hero, outer space, tough guy, bounty hunter, one against many, distant planet, future dystopia, adventure, lone wolves, fictional war ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, predator, small town, space and aliens, survival, supernatural, deadly creature, save the world, heroic mission, alien invasion, hybrid ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%