Movies like Fire in the Sky

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Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is treated as murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, based on supposedly true story, bad ending, dramatic, tense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, police, friendship, false accusation, danger, abduction, murder, alien encounter, mystery, extraterrestrial, desert, crimes, space and aliens, buddies, kidnapping, deadly, heroes, life is a bitch, alien abduction, vivisection, male camaraderie, police dog, deforestation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and tense films with plots about investigation, mystery, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, first contact and alien mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Fire in the Sky: The X Files (1998), Signs (2002), The Box (2009), The Fourth Kind (2009), Super 8 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, breathtaking, enigmatic, epic ...
Plot: alien, ufo, contact, first contact, obsessive quest, benign alien, life turned upside down, desert, conspiracy, spacecraft, obsession, alien abduction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, ohio, mongolia, india ...
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95%
 7.0
 93K
The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, fbi, chase, mystery, government agency, investigation, obsession, alien, special agents, conspiracy, virus ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, prehistoric times, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.7
 303K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: farm, alien encounter, alien invasion, loss of faith, ufo, single father, alien, destiny, asthma attack, brother brother relationship, family, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.6
 83K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: alien, human nature, moral dilemma, experiment, money, scientist, gift, murder, violence, sacrifice, decision, nasa ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the ...
Style: scary, based on supposedly true story, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: ufo, disappearance, alien encounter, abduction, hypnosis, patient, paranormal activity, space and aliens, missing person, mysterious place, audio cassette, psychotherapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
 313K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, serious, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: young heroes, friendship, adventure, monster, small town, alien, danger, train crash, pistol, secret, childhood, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 2K
Roswell (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the book "UFO Crash at Roswell" by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt, Roswell follows the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, cynical
Plot: military, mystery, uncover truth, alien encounter, dishonesty, space and aliens, soldier, haunted by the past, kidnapping, abduction, landing, army ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 5K
Communion (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, alien, paranoia, alien abduction, ufo, cabin, christmas, halloween, psychiatrist, alien encounter, space and aliens, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, laboratory, mystery, serial killer, investigation, wife husband relationship, forensic, police, experiment, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 61K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, law enforcement, government agency, chase, erased memory, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 2K
Hangar 18 (1980)
Genre: Action, Biography, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it's existence because of the near presidential elections. ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, alien encounter, ufo, investigation, political conspiracy, space shuttle, nasa, dishonesty, state affairs, mystery, uncover truth, campaign ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 91K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, adventure, psychologist, danger, survival, ocean or sea, supernatural, imagination, first contact, book, psychology, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
 478K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, futuristic, suspense, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, spacecraft, first contact, destiny, loss, alien invasion, language barrier, flash forward, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, venezuela, pakistan, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 9K
Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, worker, secret, expressionism, palaces castles and temples, uncover truth, missing person, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, conspiracy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, light, surprise ending ...
Plot: chase, on the run, goggles, fbi, motel, gas station, meteor, helicopter, government, hostage, military, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, texas, atlanta georgia, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 217K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, corruption, police, disorder, life is a bitch, conspiracy, mother love ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 57K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychic, missing person, foreknowledge, investigation, murder, dream, extrasensory perception, pond, fortune teller, mystery, strangulation, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 21K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien, on the run, manhunt, protagonist as suspect, future dystopia, chases and races, space and aliens, imaginary, fugitives, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, alien, paranoia, apocalypse, bunker, car accident, survivalist, captive, ufo, basement, alien invasion, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: best friends, filmmaking, danger, murder, partners against crime, mystery, serial killer, investigation, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, journalism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: based on true events, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, small town, blackmail, sheriff, scientist, military, journalist, reporter, crimes, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, exorcism, priest, gory, police detective, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, missing person, death penalty, suspicion of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, virginia, india, washington d.c., copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 18K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
Story: Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen ...
Style: serious, epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: ufo, kidnapping, alien encounter, space and aliens, teleportation, loneliness, alien, alien abduction, cold war, insanity, mystery, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.7
 2K
Night Skies (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On March 13th, 1997 one of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded took place across the southwestern United States...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: ufo, kidnapping, abduction, benign alien, deadly creature, evil alien, investigation, alien encounter, memory loss, space travel, danger, deadly ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: parents and children, mystery, missing person, investigation, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch, disappearance, teenage girl
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, drugs/alcohol, government agency, uncover truth, life turned upside down, conspiracy, crimes, politics, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A traumatized young man abducts Korean leaders, believing they're toxic reptilian aliens - a fifth column launching a takeover of beloved Earth. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: alien, kidnapping, investigation, ufo, anti heroes, race against time, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, goofy hero ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 17K
Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, ufo, friends, alien, alien encounter, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, suburbs, young heroes ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Am the Cheese (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family gradually starts to unravel, until the truth of the boy's situation is finally revealed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: teen angst, investigation, mental institution, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, deadly, secret identity, assassination, mind game, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, gloomy, scary ...
Plot: priest, fbi, hospital, supernatural ability, missing person, psychopath, alien, mystery, abduction, surgery, prophecy, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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