Movies like Cowboys & Aliens

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
 6.0
 208K
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, intense, psychotronic, cult film, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, spacecraft, alien, cowboy, sheriff, alien invasion, space and aliens, back from the dead, escape, chaos, small town, criminal, apache, outlaw, catastrophe, gunfight, monster, battles, heroes, invasion, destruction, imaginary, 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, serious, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about danger, alien, chase, gun, space and aliens, heroes and catastrophe mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cowboys & Aliens: John Carter (2012), Battle Los Angeles (2011), Skyline (2010), War of the Worlds (2005), I Am Number Four (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 255K
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, surprise ending, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious planet, monster, chosen one, sword and sorcery, princess, space travel, space wars, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, alien invasion, invasion, survival, heroic mission, chaos, alien encounter, battlefield, battles, resistance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, united states, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 87K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter, alien, survival, abduction, chaos, space and aliens, demolished city, giant creature ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, destruction, humanity in peril, survival, first contact, danger, disintegration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, south america, paris france ...
⇓ 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, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, teenage love, youth, supernatural romance, supernatural, danger, heroes, friendship, teenage life, teenage boy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 101K
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, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, survival, obsessive quest, danger, post apocalypse, tsunami, alien, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, tower bridge london, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 467K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
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, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, robot, danger, giant, destruction, survival ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, year 2017
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 487K
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, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, alien encounter, disorder, space travel, catastrophe, survival, resistance, mysterious character ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 53K
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, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, secret laboratory, space and aliens, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: battles, chaos, robot, evil alien, military, androids and robots, man versus machine, good versus evil, alien, artifact, chaos and mayhem, human existence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, washington d.c., paris france, new jersey, virginia ...
⇓ 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, space and aliens, evil alien, alien, battles, soldier, military, danger, chaos, save the world, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 597K
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: giant robots, robot, good versus evil, androids and robots, alien, man versus machine, danger, chaos, computer cracker, 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%
 5.8
 237K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
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, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, military, navy, battleship, u.s. navy, ufo, save the world, alien encounter, ship, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: life turned upside down, adventure, save the lady, space wars, imaginary, destiny, space and aliens, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel, creature ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, teamwork, heroic mission, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 212K
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, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, deadly creature, evil alien, monster, jungle, space and aliens, soldier, hunting, warrior, hi-tech, survival, alien planet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 373K
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, hunting, jungle, warrior, trap, evil alien, danger, creature, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 56K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, cowboy, lone wolves, escapades, danger, chases and races, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., virginia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.9
 578K
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, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, adventure, space opera, teleportation, teamwork, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 155K
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, deadly creature, adventure, outer space, tough heroes, heroes, survival, danger, mysterious planet, bounty hunter, lone wolves ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 226K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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, suspenseful, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, dark hero, monster, one man army, space travel, alien encounter, mysterious planet, anti hero, survival, outer space, tough heroes, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 1.3M
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, captivating, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, imaginary, teamwork, save the world, heroic mission, giant, evil alien, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, adventure, future dystopia, bounty hunter, distant planet, on the run, heroes, survival, battles ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, danger, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, mining, heroes, rivalry, spacecraft ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 224K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, space wars, child prodigy, intelligence, save the world, prodigy, basic training, space and aliens, space battle, evil alien, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, homoerotic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, battles, evil alien, military, fictional war, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, survival, escapades, chaos, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, 2020s
Place: usa, pakistan, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 55K
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, on the run, vigilantism, small town, street shootout, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 19K
Beyond Skyline (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Indonesia, UK, China, Singapore
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing, light ...
Plot: alien, survival, alien abduction, evolution, alien monster, creature, giant creature, transformation, end of the world, murder, danger, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: southeast asia, laos, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, space and aliens, danger, escapades, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, alien invasion, secret service, ufo, small town, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 868
Time Runner (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During the alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992, where attempt after attempt is made to catch and kill him.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, soldier, changing the past or future, danger, wormhole, imaginary, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, rescue, one man army, survival ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1992, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%