Movies like Fire in the Sky

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Fire in the Sky (1993)
 6.5
 19K
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, psychological, bleak, serious, suspense, surprise ending, based on supposedly true story, bad ending, dramatic, tense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, friendship, abduction, danger, false accusation, police, murder, crimes, space and aliens, heroes, desert, kidnapping, life is a bitch, buddies, deadly, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, mystery, outer space, dog, cowboy, mountain, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa

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Most similar movies to Fire in the Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, death, twists & turns, secrets and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Fire in the Sky: Arrival (2016), Signs (2002), The Fourth Kind (2009), Impostor (2001), The Abyss (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 501K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: futuristic, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, science, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, russia, sudan, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 313K
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 invasion, alien encounter, alien, loss of faith, ufo, single father, priest, small town, christianity, baseball, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, suspenseful, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: ufo, alien, contact, first contact, alien abduction, spacecraft, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, space and aliens, technology, desert, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, mexico, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: ufo, alien encounter, disappearance, alien abduction, patient, paranormal activity, hypnosis, abduction, space and aliens, investigation, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow he and his brothers back to their home all hell breaks lose.
Style: based on supposedly true story
Plot: found footage, alien abduction, abduction, conspiracy, alien, disappearance, ufo, spacecraft, shotgun, video camera, flashlight, widow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 22K
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, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, danger, race against time, space and aliens, imaginary, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 150K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, psychological, tense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, submarine, sea, alien encounter, sea disaster, space and aliens, ufo, ocean or sea, sacrifice, scuba diving, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 95K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, fbi, first contact, mystery, government agency, investigation, special agents, alien, obsession, conspiracy, virus ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, prehistoric times, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, usa, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.6
 84K
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: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, moral dilemma, human nature, gift, money, murder, violence, experiment, mystery, sacrifice, decision, mysterious character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 318K
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, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, young heroes, adventure, small town, secret, alien, danger, monster, investigation, disappearance, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 62K
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, mind bending, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, loss of son, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, grief, delusion, mystery, medication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, hostage, government, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, supernatural ability, danger, imaginary, superhuman powers, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 35K
Dragonfly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, doctor, mystery, romance, dealing with death, lovers apart, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, colombia, venezuela, chicago illinois, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 93K
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, psychologist, first contact, adventure, danger, survival, supernatural, ocean or sea, imagination, alien, book, group of strangers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hypnosis, alien abduction, alien, paranoia, christmas, cabin, ufo, halloween, abduction, kidnapping, alien encounter, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 222K
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, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, loss of son, desperation, trial, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, psychological, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, laboratory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, life is a bitch, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: captivating, cynical, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: military, space and aliens, abduction, haunted by the past, kidnapping, landing, dishonesty, alien encounter, soldier, uncover truth, mystery, mortician ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.0
 68K
Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, murder, execution, devil, police detective, mystery, angel, psychic, psychopath, police, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 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, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, expressionism, investigation, secret, worker, insurance, palaces castles and temples, missing person, politics, dishonesty, fighting the system, deadly ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 94K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, rescue, radio, investigation, changing the past or future, murder, sent to the past, baseball, firefighter, serial killer, police detective, nurse ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 1960s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, kidnapping, bunker, paranoia, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, ufo, psychological manipulation, farmhouse, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Last Wave (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: White Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, scary, futuristic ...
Plot: water, murder, lawyer, apocalypse, storm, nightmare, dream, manslaughter, court, aborigine, shaman, sign ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 166K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, patient, benign alien, mysterious character, mental institution, mysterious planet, odd, research, insanity, hypnosis, alien, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, greenland, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.2
 89K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, military, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 58K
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: scary, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychic, sheriff, foreknowledge, missing person, murder, investigation, small town, violence, child abuse, domestic violence, strangulation, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, pedophile, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of child, heaven and hell, loss of loved one, loss of daughter, murder, family drama, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, scary ...
Plot: priest, fbi, abduction, special agents, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, alien, bodies, partners, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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