Movies like The Lake 1998

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The Lake (1998)
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The Lake (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jackie Ivers is a Los Angeles nurse who returns home to the small town of San Vicente to find that her friends and family have taken on bizarrely different personalities. Jackie notices that everyone who goes into the town's lake come out different. As the movie progresses, Jackie first-handedly witnesses what is happening to everyone around her as she is kidnapped by aliens from a parallel world which is the duplicate to Earth but is now polluted and the ozone layer gone. In order to survive, the aliens intend to take over Earth the entrance to the duplicate Earth called the vortex, which are located in major bodies of water, ponds, and lakes.
Plot: alien, parallel world, lake, nurse, small town, police, investigation, fishing, alien invasion, illness, hospital, kidnapping, doctor, female protagonist, portal, father daughter relationship, little boy, x ray, husband wife relationship, woman in danger, hometown, homecoming, doppelganger, strange behavior, bound and gagged ...

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Most similar movies to The Lake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic and serious films with plots about alien, danger, paranoia, conspiracy, murder, chase and small town mostly in Sci-Fi, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Lake: Alpha Code (2020), Night Slaves (1970), Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980), Super 8 (2011), Impostor (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.2
 279
Alpha Code (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johana (Denise Richards), a woman with no past, is hiding from a UN Agent Bowie (Randy Couture) a head of secret space program. On her run she meets Martin (Bren Foster), and with help of Bowie’s ex-colleague Lance they both help Martin to find ...
Style: psychotronic, amateur film, contemplative, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ufo, alien, extraterrestrial, spacecraft, scientist, mistaken identity, secret mission, investigation, erased memory, multiple deaths, countryside, father daughter relationship ...
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 303
Night Slaves (1970)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A man and his wife stumble upon a town whose inhabitants turn into zombies and head for the edge of town every night... he seems to be the only one unaffected. What is happening to the townsfolk? Who is the mysterious young women he keeps seeing? ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien, alien possession, slave labor, hypnosis, hypnotism, alien space craft, slave, extramarital affair, force field, alien race, mentally challenged person, lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A TV reporter arrives in the quiet town of Stepford to launch an investigation into why the town has the lowest divorce and crime rates in America. However, she begins to notice some bizarre behavior in the women of the town, discovering that ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: housewife, small town, suburbs, interview, train, drunkenness, tea, beating, paranoia, punched in the face, held at gunpoint, phone booth ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 345K
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, heroic, psychotronic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, young heroes, alien, friendship, ufo, small town, monster, adventure, youth, investigation, creature, attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 23K
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, manhunt, androids and robots, on the run, cyborgs, future dystopia, save the world, danger, race against time, crimes, imaginary ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.7
 531
The Return (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: sheriff, alien, alien abduction, ufo, one night stand, country, cattle, farm, animal, cave, implied sex, lightsaber ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 71
PSI Factor (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Aliens from another dimension cross space and time to come to Earth. A scientist tries to discover what their motives are.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: scientist, alien, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, first contact, ufo, alien space craft
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
End of the World (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After witnessing a man's death in a bizzare accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien, pastor, motel, nun, doppelganger, tuxedo, man wearing towel, car fire, catholic priest, pay phone, alien invasion, woman wearing a towel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.7
 327
Foreboding (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Miyuki tells Etsuko that she has a ghost in her home. When Etsuko goes to her home, there is only her father there. Etsuko takes her to the hospital, Miyuki receives a diagnosis that she lacks the concept of 'family'.
Style: psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, visually appealing
Plot: alien invasion, doctor, man in a wheelchair, husband wife relationship, japanese woman, alien, buried alive, wife, police, fainting, man slaps a woman, mirror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Vast of Night (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the dawn of the space-race, two radio-obsessed teens discover a strange frequency over the airwaves in what becomes the most important night of their lives and in the history of their small town.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, captivating, exciting
Plot: ufo, small town, flying saucer, teenage boy, teenage girl, conspiracy theory, underage smoking, school, alien, teenager, fictional city, radio show ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 347K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, farm, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, single father, baseball, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, science, laboratory, race against time, survival, chases and races, deadly virus, cure, heroic mission, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, atmospheric, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, alternate reality, protagonist as suspect, danger, cyberpunk, time travel ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 5K
Assimilate (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends making a web series about their town discover that their neighbors are being killed and replaced by creatures who are perfect copies of their victims.
Style: satanic, disturbing, bleak, ambiguous ending, scary
Plot: friendship, danger, good versus evil, chaos, supernatural, insanity, youth, death, alien invasion, small town, mind control, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 11K
The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, murder, nightmare, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, time loop, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2000, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
It Came from Outer Space II (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aliens crashland near a small desert town, strewing odd bluish-glowing rocks throughout the area. Townfolk notice something is amiss when temperatures begin to soar, water disappears, power goes down and people seem not to be themselves.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien, ufo, transformation, storm, human duplication, mountain, small community, stone, stranded, heat, heat wave
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 3K
Arrival II (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After Zane Ziminski is found dead five people received envelopes with details of an alien invasion. This group of five includes 3 scientists, Zane's brother Jack, and a reporter. Quickly, the group is down to three and then Jack and Bridget, ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, conspiracy, alien invasion, alien, global warming, investigation, surveillance, save the world, adventure, journalism, heroes, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, but Joanna did not like the neighborhood with beautiful and perfect ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: housewife, suburbs, feminism, small town, robot, missing person, woman in danger, women's liberation, mystery, crimes, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 34K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, space and aliens, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, extraterrestrial, alien encounter, investigation, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 2K
Alien Code (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After deciphering a message found in a satellite, genius cryptographer Alex Jacobs finds himself being stalked by government agents and otherworldly beings.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, futuristic, suspense
Plot: space and aliens, government, satellite, government agency, uncover truth, supernatural, race against time, alien, secret, code breaking, escapades, riddles and clues ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ezekiel's Landing (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: UFO hunter Emma Wright is a believer and a fraud. After a daring interview with professional skeptic Joel Hooper brings her close to admitting that her alien abduction memoirs are pure invention, an obsessive fan, Kass Burroughs, comes to her with a ...
Plot: female writer, skepticism, female protagonist, alien abduction, ufo, alien, cult, implant, small town
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
What Lies Below (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Liberty, a socially awkward 16-year-old, returns from two months at camp to a blindsided introduction of her mother’s fiancé, John Smith, whose charm, intelligence, and beauty paint the picture of a man too perfect to be human.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspense, intense, suspenseful
Plot: stepfather stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, lust, couple relations, betrayal, puzzle, anxiety, mystery, suspicion, teenage girl, peril, woman in danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 1K
The Dark (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At night the Mangler stalks the streets of Los Angeles, killing and mutilating random victims. On the trail are a TV reporter, the father of one of the victims, and a police detective, but despite their efforts only the mysterious psychic DeRenzy ...
Style: psychotronic, slasher, twist ending
Plot: alien, murder, police, monster, laser beam, city, serial killer, creature, police detective, chase, police investigation, evil alien ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 103K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, evil alien, conspiracy, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, prehistory, future ...
Place: antarctica, london, texas, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 76K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, epidemic, danger, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, psychiatrist, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Deadly Encounter (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Restaurant hostess and mom Joanne Sanders has to work late one night. After she leaves the restaurant she accidentally cuts a car off on the highway. This driver takes it personally and he begins to stalk and harass Joanne.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, danger, crimes, chases and races, violence, ex husband ex wife relationship, police detective, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, parents and children, threatening telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Carey Treatment (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey ...
Plot: doctor, morphine, autopsy, hit and run, teenage pregnancy, cover up, murder, laboratory, nurse, roommate, photographer, emergency ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 116K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, parasite, youth, teenage life, evil alien, space and aliens, first contact, teachers and students, high school life, small town, high school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why they won't stay at the hotel in town is just the first ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, race against time, time travel, evil alien, danger, heroes, rescue, space and aliens, single parent, deadly, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 1K
Impulse (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behavior...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, mental illness, small town life, forces of nature, curses spells and rituals, escapades, deadly, mentally unstable, danger, mystery, catastrophe, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%