Movies like The Puppet Masters

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The Puppet Masters (1994)
 5.9
 8K
The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, cerebral, romantic, idiotic, entertaining ...
Plot: mind control, evil alien, space and aliens, alien, deadly creature, rescue mission, alien contact, murder, alien invasion, danger, political corruption, alien encounter, violence, father son relationship, government agent, crimes, small town, escape, justice, brutality, ufo, chase, zombie, nasa, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Puppet Masters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and scary films with plots about danger, alien, space and aliens, dialogue, deadly, first contact and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Puppet Masters: The Faculty (1998), Body Snatchers (1993), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Phantoms (1998), Species (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 104K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, 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, parasite, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, high school life, evil alien, small town, space and aliens, youth, alien, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 16K
Body Snatchers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: evil alien, soldier, military base, zombie, emotionless, alien invasion, danger, teenage life, research, toxic, cloning, invasion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, biologist, alien encounter, danger, investigation, apocalypse, body swapping, supernatural, space and aliens, lookalikes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 19K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, race against time, monster, military, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 70K
Species (1995)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from ...
Style: scary, futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, deadly creature, danger, cocoon, genetic engineering, cloning, genetics, dna, on the run, scientist, evil alien, transformation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 10K
Altered (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.
Style: serious, rough, scary, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: telepathy, infection, hysteria, implant, bunker, revenge, mind control, creature, panic, animal trap, alien, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 29K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, deadly creature, alien encounter, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A sequel to 2004's Alien vs. Predator, the iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever - in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, predator, small town, survival, gory, space and aliens, deadly creature, supernatural, save the world, heroic mission, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, alien, mind game, pregnancy, space and aliens, deadly, evil alien, village, supernatural power, babies and infants, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 508
Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the day, future dystopia, chases and races, escapades, adventure, heroic mission, against the rules, deadly creature, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 16K
The Hidden (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power. Hotly pursued by another alien (who's borrowed the body of a dead FBI ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, violence, fbi, mind control, robbery, world domination, investigation, alien encounter, space and aliens, mistaken identity, danger, benign alien ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 25K
Virus (1999)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, time travel, adventure, ship, rescue, save the world, deadly creature, ocean or sea, infected, danger, robot ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.4
 725K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, evil alien, outer space, deadly creature, monster, alien encounter, scientist, alien monster, survival ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 113K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, evil alien, alien, danger, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, gory, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 26K
Species II (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with one goal -- to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing ...
Style: sexual, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, femme fatale, nasa, cloning, transformation, virus, murder, astronaut, on the run, quarantine, mercenary, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 752
Seedpeople (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, bed and breakfast, danger, survival, supernatural, gory, deadly, escapades, heroes, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Alien Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, a grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But just before closing, a group of masked and armed to the teeth militants invades the store and take everyone hostage
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, gory, save the world, danger, isolation, race against time, battles, store, captivity, small town, anti heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 13K
Infini (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, bloody ...
Plot: rescue, search, mind control, plague, space travel, teleportation, alien, virus, insanity, survival, violence, death ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 216K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, survival, dark hero, monster, evil alien, mysterious planet, alien encounter, tough heroes, space travel, anti heroes, one man army, warrior ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 20K
Lifeforce (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a ...
Style: futuristic, scary, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, survival, alien, supernatural, outer space, astronaut, evil alien, alien encounter, save the world, space and aliens, worldwide chaos, danger ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 30K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: 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, conspiracy, alien invasion, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, space and aliens, heroic mission, investigation, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 202K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, jungle, alien, warrior, monster, soldier, survival, survivor, danger, space and aliens, merciless ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Terminal Man (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, murder, mind control, technophobia, deadly, disorder, chaos, serial killer, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, crimes, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, apocalypse, space and aliens, on the run, deadly, danger, survival, friendship, self sacrifice, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 16K
Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, survival, rescue, space and aliens, danger, ship, heroic mission, race against time, save the world, technology, chess ...
Time: future
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 232K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, bad ending, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, monster, alien technology, infection, outer space, space travel, alien life-form, experiment, brutality, mission, parasite, planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 12K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, supernatural, rescue, danger, government agency, espionage, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: survival, soldier, military, monster, alien invasion, alien, chaos, supernatural, deadly creature, future dystopia, escapades, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Extraterrestrial (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, alien abduction, isolation, alien encounter, in the woods, loss of friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, evil alien, cabin, plot twist, paranoia, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 259K
Alien 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: evil alien, space travel, deadly creature, alien, outer space, redemption, human versus alien, survival, danger, spacecraft, self sacrifice, prison ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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