Movies like Cowboys & Aliens

If you like "Cowboys & Aliens" you are looking for exciting, suspenseful and serious movies about / with ufo, evil alien, spacecraft, catastrophe, abduction, sheriff and cowboy themes of Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genre shot in USA or India.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
 6.0
 205K
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, intense, psychotronic, cult film, futuristic, allegory ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, spacecraft, catastrophe, abduction, sheriff, cowboy, alien, escape, chaos, small town, first contact, criminal, outlaw, gunfight, battles, heroes, invasion, super weapon, alien invasion, danger, battle, horse, tribe, back from the dead ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Cowboys & Aliens

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and visually appealing films with plots about heroes, danger, gun, explosion, weapons, catastrophe and alien mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cowboys & Aliens: John Carter (2012), Skyline (2010), I Am Number Four (2011), Pacific Rim (2013), The 5th Wave (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 252K
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, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, adventure, heroes, mysterious planet, imaginary kingdom, space travel, monster, chosen one, space wars, princess, danger, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 86K
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, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, survival, chaos, fantasy world, alien encounter, danger, abduction, demolished city, spacecraft ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, london ...
⇓ 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, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, young heroes, danger, friendship, supernatural, supernatural romance, good versus evil, heroes, teenage life, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 460K
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, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, creature, monster, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, danger, survival, giant, chaos and mayhem, destruction, heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2017, near future
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
cowboy movies
752
alien movies
1535
escape movies
4028
chaos movies
1949
 5.2
 98K
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, alien, chaos, tsunami, youth, teenage life ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, ohio, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, intense, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, survival, save the world, chaos, invasion, battles, resistance, danger, battlefield, alien invasion, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, united states, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 477K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, danger, disorder, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 50K
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: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, secret laboratory, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
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, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, invasion, evil alien, end of the world, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, chaos, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 590K
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: robot, giant robots, man versus machine, good versus evil, androids and robots, alien, computer cracker, danger, chaos, transformation, save the world, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, spacecraft, battles, soldier, danger, military, chaos, survival, save the world, alien invasion, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 234K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, alien invasion, battleship, evil alien, navy, save the world, ship, u.s. navy, sea battle, ocean or sea, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, london, pacific ocean, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, entertaining, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, chaos, robot, military, androids and robots, man versus machine, good versus evil, save the world, space and aliens, killer robot, vengeance, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, washington d.c., virginia, 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, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, space wars, destiny, imaginary, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 55K
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, rough, suspenseful, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: death, bounty hunter, facial scar, gunslinger, supernatural, vengeance, old west, heroes, supernatural ability, hell, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, south carolina, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, heroic mission, mission, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 209K
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: deadly creature, evil alien, alien, jungle, monster, warrior, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, danger, invisibility ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: alien invasion, invasion, end of the world, ufo, save the world, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, houston texas, london, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 365K
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, scary, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, survival, deadly creature, jungle, hunting, warrior, creature, trap, evil alien, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 572K
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, reboot ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, teleportation, teamwork, space opera, imaginary, alternate reality, warp speed ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 54K
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: cowboy, old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, vigilantism, small town, on the run, street shootout, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, nebraska, arizona ...
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, alien invasion, survival, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, homoerotic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, alien invasion, military, fictional war, heroic mission, survival, save the world, good versus evil, evil alien, escapades, chaos, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, 2020s
Place: usa, pakistan, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, revenge, small town, gunfight, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, prison, gun duel, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 51K
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, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, theme park, man versus machine, killer robot, old west, technology gone awry, terminator, a.i., chase, androids and robots, life philosophy, murder ...
Time: future, 19th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 1.2M
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, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, monster, superhuman powers, imaginary, save the world, heroic mission, alien invasion, giant, teamwork, costumed hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 152K
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, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, tough heroes, deadly creature, survival, bounty hunter, mysterious planet, lone wolves, heroes, alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, exciting, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, danger, space and aliens, escapades, evil alien, ufo, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, alien invasion, secret service, small town, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fist of the North Star (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From the immensely popular FIST OF THE NORTH STAR comic book series, comes a new hero. The fate of mankind rests with superhuman warrior Kenshiro who roams the wastelands of the future waging a battle against overwhelming evil. With the spiritual ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, destiny, superhuman powers, battles, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 wars, space and aliens, spacecraft, evil alien, soldier, military, space travel, heroes, future dystopia, monster, space battle, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%