Movies like Cowboys & Aliens

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
 6.0
 194K
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: ufo, evil alien, sheriff, spacecraft, alien, 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, catastrophe, weapons, dialogue, chase, danger and mentor mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cowboys & Aliens: Battle Los Angeles (2011), John Carter (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), The 5th Wave (2016), Oblivion (2013). 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, suspenseful, rough, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, heroic mission, danger, sergeant, save the world, marines, alien encounter, ufo, soldier, deadly weapon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 237K
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: adventure, mysterious planet, space travel, mars, imaginary kingdom, heroes, space wars, danger, princess, save the day, martian, alien race ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 439K
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: save the world, danger, evil alien, heroic mission, destruction, heroes, giant monster, monster, giant, androids and robots, survival, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, sydney australia, manila philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 91K
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, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, ohio, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.0
 448K
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, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, evil alien, vestiges of humanity, disorder, danger, space and aliens, resistance, post apocalypse, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 83K
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, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, vestiges of humanity, chaos, survival, apocalypse, alien encounter, abduction, danger, demolished city, spacecraft, group of friends ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, big ben london, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 44K
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, exciting, suspense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, danger, escapades, military, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, chaos, violence, science, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 224K
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: save the world, military, ship, evil alien, ocean or sea, navy, alien encounter, battles, ufo, danger, alien invasion, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, friendship, youth, young heroes, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, teenage life, space and aliens, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 105K
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, teenage love, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, romance, self sacrifice, invasion, mind control, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 565K
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, intense, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: good versus evil, androids and robots, transformation, man versus machine, alien invasion, danger, robot, alien, artifact, killer robot, save the world, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, washington d.c., 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, heroes, adventure, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space wars, hopes, save the lady, chosen one, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, air battle, alien invasion, pilot, alien, space and aliens, survival, military, chaos, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 639K
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, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, secret identity, double life, family relations, master villain, alien invasion, flying man, destruction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 69K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, small town, occupation, survival, danger, patriotism, resistance, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, super weapon, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, latin america, tokyo, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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%
 4.7
 51K
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, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, heroes, old west, hell, tomahawk, chases and races, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., south carolina, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 198K
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, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, jungle, warrior, danger, monster, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, supernatural, alien ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.9
 50K
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, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, on the run, small town, vigilantism, cowboy, street shootout, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 553K
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, heroic mission, teleportation, space and aliens, adventure, teamwork, vengeance, time travel, space opera, alternate universe ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 342K
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, deadly creature, monster, jungle, alien, invisibility, warrior, chase, trap, tough heroes, evil alien, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, danger, good versus evil, survival, fighter jet, mining, escapades, future dystopia, imaginary, society, life is a bitch ...
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, small town, revenge, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gun duel, prison, female protagonist, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tucson arizona, arizona, mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, mind control, alien invasion, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, evil alien, heroes, danger, filmmaking, battles, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: usa, pakistan, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: invasion, evil alien, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, alien invasion, alien encounter, pilot, end of the world, battle, alien, spacecraft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, big ben london, berlin germany, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, alien, morgue, predator, national guard, hybrid, evil alien, survival, gory, rivalry, save the world, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 46K
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: theme park, killer robot, survival, man versus machine, old west, a.i., terminator, chase, technology gone awry, desert, murder, computer virus ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: military, space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, soldier, heroes, friendship, rescue, space travel, survival, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, soldier, military, race against time, one man army, massacre, super soldier, superhuman, dynamite, super strength, police car, hostage ...
Time: 1960s, 2000s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 28K
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: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, on the run, coming of age, outlaw, mexican standoff, prison, escape, prostitute, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico, latin america, arkansas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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