Movies like Fire in the Sky

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Fire in the Sky (1993)
 6.5
 18K
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, extraterrestrial, mystery, crimes, desert, space and aliens, buddies, kidnapping, deadly, heroes, life is a bitch, alien abduction, outer space, dog, cowboy, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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 serious, suspenseful, intense and interesting films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, first contact, mentor, twists & turns and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fire in the Sky: Signs (2002), Arrival (2016), The Fourth Kind (2009), The X Files (1998), The Box (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 invasion, alien encounter, loss of faith, single father, alien, destiny, brother brother relationship, family, ufo, plot twist, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mexico, brazil
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100%
 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, first contact, spacecraft, loss, alien invasion, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, venezuela, russia, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: alien abduction, abduction, found footage, disappearance, conspiracy, alien, spacecraft, racial tension, thanksgiving dinner, video footage, thanksgiving, gunshot ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, breathtaking, enigmatic, epic ...
Plot: alien, ufo, first contact, contact, alien abduction, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, desert, conspiracy, spacecraft, obsession, government conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, ohio, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, alien abduction, patient, abduction, hypnosis, paranormal activity, audio cassette, psychotherapy, wheelchair, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, fbi, first contact, 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 ⇓
40%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, suspense ...
Plot: moral dilemma, human nature, money, murder, gift, mystery, experiment, violence, sacrifice, decision, conspiracy, research ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
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39%
 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, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, adventure, small town, secret, childhood, alien, danger, heroes, youth, investigation, filmmaking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, fbi, goggles, motel, gas station, hostage, military, meteor, helicopter, government, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, atlanta georgia, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, twists and turns, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, grief, delusion, life is a bitch, mystery, loss of son, medication ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, first contact, adventure, psychologist, danger, survival, ocean or sea, supernatural, imagination, book, psychology, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, police, forensic, wife husband relationship, experiment, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 34K
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, scary, serious, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural, doctor, jungle, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, mystery, romance, voice, humanitarian, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, colombia, chicago illinois, venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: alien abduction, hypnosis, alien, paranoia, cabin, ufo, christmas, halloween, psychiatrist, alien encounter, space and aliens, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, police, conspiracy, mother love, kidnapping, corruption, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: alien, androids and robots, 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 ⇓
28%
 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, prison, fighting the system, convict, lawyer, legal action, money, christmas, investigation, testimony, law school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, uncover truth, mystery, alien encounter, dishonesty, space and aliens, soldier, haunted by the past, kidnapping, abduction, landing, desert ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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 ⇓
26%
 7.4
 164K
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, atmospheric, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: benign alien, psychiatrist, patient, mysterious character, mental institution, mysterious planet, hypnosis, alien, hospital, science, research, odd ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, future
Place: new york, usa, greenland, grand central station manhattan new york city, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 92K
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, serious, emotional, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, rescue, radio, murder, sent to the past, baseball, haunted by the past, hopes, serial killer, firefighter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, foreknowledge, missing person, investigation, murder, dream, extrasensory perception, fortune teller, pond, mystery, strangulation, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 66K
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, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, devil, good versus evil, execution, angel, psychopath, police, evil, curse, bible, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, futuristic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: water, murder, lawyer, voodoo, court, manslaughter, storm, nightmare, dream, sign, aborigine, shaman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 61K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
23%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, couple relations, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, infidelity, murder, supernatural, scientist, missing girl, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, clever ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, government agency, uncover truth, life turned upside down, conspiracy, politics, police corruption, state affairs, cia, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 147K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, alien encounter, sea disaster, submarine, ocean or sea, space and aliens, sea, scuba diving, sacrifice, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, ufo, alien encounter, investigation, political conspiracy, space shuttle, nasa, dishonesty, state affairs, mystery, uncover truth, campaign ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%