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, visually appealing, thought provoking, cerebral, cult film ...
Plot: mind control, space and aliens, evil alien, alien contact, alien invasion, alien, deadly creature, murder, danger, political corruption, alien encounter, violence, father son relationship, government agent, outer space, rescue mission, crimes, ufo, small town, escape, justice, brutality, parasite, chase, zombie ...
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, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, catastrophe, alien, first contact, dialogue and transformation mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Puppet Masters: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Faculty (1998), Body Snatchers (1993), Phantoms (1998), The Thing (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 invasion, alien, biologist, alien encounter, danger, investigation, apocalypse, supernatural, body swapping, sleeping, chaos, lookalikes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 108K
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, youth, alien, teenage life, teachers and students, evil alien, high school, high school life, small town, space and aliens, first contact ...
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, soldier, alien invasion, military base, zombie, sleeping, emotionless, teenage life, danger, research, toxic, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
⇓ 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, extinction, survival, apocalypse, danger, monster, quarantine, military, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 118K
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, alien, alien invasion, evil alien, deadly creature, danger, chase, blizzard, mission gone awry, gory, alien encounter, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: abduction, revenge, mind control, alien, implant, creature, hysteria, haunted by the past, friendship, danger, race against time, telepathy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 16K
The Hidden (1987)
Genre: 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, violence, robbery, fbi, mind control, alien encounter, investigation, world domination, mistaken identity, special agents, benign alien, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, alien, mind game, pregnancy, deadly, space and aliens, evil alien, village, supernatural power, babies and infants, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, predator, small town, space and aliens, survival, gory, supernatural, deadly creature, save the world, deadly, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.0
 529
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: exciting, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, against the rules, heroes, race against time, supernatural, space travel, undercover, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 30K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, race against time, chaos, quarantine, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 26K
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: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, alien, save the world, first contact, time travel, deadly creature, ocean or sea, infected ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
 757K
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, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, evil alien, monster, spacecraft, deadly creature, alien encounter, alien monster, scientist, fear ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, exciting, scary, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: evil alien, survival, battles, investigation, captivity, isolation, hostages, hostage, danger, small town, race against time, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 27K
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, sexy, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, femme fatale, telepathy, mars, astronaut, nasa, cloning, transformation, murder, heroes, save the world, dna ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, manhattan new york city, pentagon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 14K
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: suspense, futuristic, intense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, search, survival, space travel, mind control, plague, insanity, rescue mission, death, mutation, characters killed one by one, sole survivor ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 21K
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, rough, serious, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, survival, alien, outer space, astronaut, supernatural, evil alien, alien encounter, save the world, space and aliens, worldwide chaos, danger ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 221K
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: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, deadly creature, alien encounter, monster, survival, one man army, space travel, mysterious planet, outer space, tough heroes, evil alien, anti heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 802
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, bed and breakfast, semen, alien, factory, deadly, small town life, survival, save the world, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 72K
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, dna, cocoon, genetic engineering, cloning, on the run, scientist, interspecies sex, transformation, genetics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 31K
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, space and aliens, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, danger, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Contamination (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, investigation, murder, outer space, good versus evil, survival, race against time, danger, blood, alien, space travel, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, latin america, florida, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, apocalypse, space and aliens, on the run, deadly, danger, survival, self sacrifice, friendship, post apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 207K
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, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, deadly creature, alien, jungle, monster, warrior, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, danger, invisibility ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, soldier, astronomer, apocalypse, survival, save the world, heroic mission, introspection, supernatural, danger, future dystopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 13K
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, conspiracy, supernatural, rescue, espionage, danger, government agency, telepathy, government agent, vengeance, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: futuristic, experimental, rough, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, murder, danger, mind control, imaginary, chases and races, life is a bitch, computers and web, chaos, time travel, space and aliens, technology gone awry ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 17K
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, survival, rescue, danger, heroic mission, save the world, race against time, imaginary, ship, technology ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 24K
The Relic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Japan, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, macabre ...
Plot: monster, museum, police investigation, deadly creature, beast, deadly, anthropologist, gory, supernatural, human versus monster, survival, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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