Movies like Area 51

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Area 51 (2015)
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Area 51 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, mind bending, captivating, suspense, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military base, supernatural, government agency, youth, obsessive quest, danger, amateur detective, dishonesty, state affairs, alien, conspiracy, desert, alien encounter, ufo, secret base, extraterrestrial, found footage, secrets, happy ending, adaptation, alien abduction, teenage life, space and aliens, friendship, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, america, las vegas, united states

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Most similar movies to Area 51

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and scary films with plots about danger, supernatural, death, alien, survival, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Area 51: Phoenix Forgotten (2017), Alien Abduction (2014), Dark Skies (2013), Extraterrestrial (2014), Apollo 18 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, dark, scary ...
Plot: ufo, found footage, friendship, desperation, fear, dark secret, investigation, secret, air force, missing person, friend, interview ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1997
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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100%
Alien Abduction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: alien abduction, space and aliens, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, abduction, alien, escapades, danger, wilderness, survival, vacation, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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100%
 6.3
 71K
Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, disorder, danger, alien, parents and children, family in danger, paranormal activity, bird, evil alien, graphic violence, abduction, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Extraterrestrial (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives. The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien abduction, evil alien, in the woods, alien encounter, alien, loss of friend, isolation, paranoia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, forest, cabin, flying saucer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.2
 54K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, alien encounter, moon, space and aliens, expedition, space travel, nasa, heroic mission, deadly, danger, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: Horror, 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, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, patient, space and aliens, disappearance, hypnosis, abduction, investigation, paranormal activity, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2000
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 101K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, first contact, fbi, conspiracy, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, prehistory, future ...
Place: antarctica, london, texas, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Banshee Chapter (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young journalist - aided by a rogue counter-culture writer, The Silence of The Lambs -- finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: lovecraftian, missing person, desert, uncover truth, ghost, radio broadcast, drug use, experiment, video camera, camera, supernatural, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Area 51 Confidential (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: People from various walks of life find themselves held captive in a desolate area surrounding a secret government installation rumored to contain extraterrestrial life
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: captivity, danger, alien encounter, military, government, extraterrestrial, experiment, desert, survival, supernatural, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Levenger Tapes (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Detectives in a remote town pore through every frame of a troubling tape to find the whereabouts of three missing college students. The chilling footage becomes more and more disturbing when the students come upon the bloody dress of an 8-year-old ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: found footage, missing person, police investigation, danger, supernatural, deadly, wilderness, survival, violence, death, law enforcement, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 211K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, sex, dangerous attraction, danger, paranoia, evil, death, friendship, chase, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 223K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, ghost, fear, danger, evil force, family in danger, paranormal activity, attic, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 200K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, special agents, fbi, paranormal activity, conspiracy, alien contact, top secret, mysterious place, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, dark ...
Plot: investigation, danger, deadly creature, supernatural, missing child, ufo, countryside, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, village life, missing person, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2011
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 2.5
 620
Groom Lake (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Kate discovers she has a terminal illness, she persuades boyfriend Andy to visit Groom Lake, a reputed hotbed of alien activity, hoping to discover proof of life beyond this terrestrial sphere. Soon, the pair crosses paths with desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: desert, small town, obsessive quest, daring rescue, dishonesty, terminal illness, danger, escapades, government agency, space and aliens, heroes, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 1K
Unaware (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In July 2010, a vacationing couple discovered something disturbing on a ranch in rural Texas. Armed with a home camcorder, they captured their experience on video.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: alien encounter, found footage, danger, farm, countryside, alien, survival, deadly, space and aliens, conspiracy, government conspiracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.8
 1K
The Mine (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five school friends seek adventure on Halloween night in an abandoned, haunted mine, only to find to their horror that the ghostly rumors may be true as they fight for survival.
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, sacrifice, paranormal activity, survival, danger, youth, adventurer, confined, trapped, halloween, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, college life, haunted by the past, student life, danger, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Alien Abduction (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being abducted by extra terrestrials, Jean and her friends are committed to a top secret government run mental institution to undergo tests and be brainwashed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, conspiracy, spacecraft, mental institution, haunted by the past, alien encounter, race against time, danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, on the run, mutant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.1
 637
Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, chaos, supernatural, survival, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence, catastrophe, escapades, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 33K
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, extraterrestrial, alien invasion, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, space and aliens, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 23K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, danger, snow, ancient mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, deadly, legends and myths, found footage, mutant, time travel, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, small town, ghost, murder, family in danger, drowning, witch, curses spells and rituals, moving, sheriff, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Infection: The Invasion Begins (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mystery surrounds a small town that was attacked on September 9, 2009. Now sixty years later, the last survivor, Sarah, sends a high profile reporter a letter suggesting what really happened on that day. The government calls 9/9/09 the start of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, danger, deadly, social relations, dishonesty, infection, creature, love triangle, government coverup, survival, uncover truth, supernatural ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 123K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, gory, danger, chase, alien invasion, survival, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 63K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, danger, secret laboratory, imaginary, alien contact, life turned upside down, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, cyborgs, laboratory, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural, witch, invisibility, child in peril, ghost, found footage, haunted house, evil force, terrorizing, supernatural horror, pursuit ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, deadly, mental institution, danger, maze, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 2K
Crawl or Die (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Earth as we know it is gone. A virus has destroyed the planet and rendered all its women infertile, all but one. An elite team of soldiers are tasked with bringing the woman to safety on the newly habitable Earth Two. But when they are forced ...
Style: exciting, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, danger, chaos, confined, escapades, soldier, alien, evil alien, creature, death, space and aliens ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 69K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skype, teenager, ghost, internet, youth, death, bullying, high school life, violence, dead teenager, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%