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, weird, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien contact, mind control, alien, alien invasion, deadly creature, ufo, murder, danger, political corruption, alien encounter, violence, father son relationship, government agent, outer space, rescue mission, crimes, small town, escape, justice, brutality, parasite, chase, zombie ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to The Puppet Masters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, suspense and serious films with plots about danger, alien, deadly, space and aliens, violence, evil alien and blood 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 Mist (2007). 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, investigation, danger, body swapping, alien encounter, biologist, apocalypse, supernatural, sleeping, body horror, lookalikes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 114K
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, parasite, alien, youth, teenage life, teenager, evil alien, space and aliens, first contact, teachers and students, high school life, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 17K
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, research, toxic, danger, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 20K
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, monster, military, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 286K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, bad ending, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, stephen king, fog, trapped, fear, deadly creature, tentacle, creature, chaos and mayhem, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: abduction, mind control, revenge, implant, creature, alien, hysteria, haunted by the past, friendship, danger, race against time, telepathy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 124K
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, gory, space and aliens, danger, alien encounter, chase, survival, alien invasion, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 18K
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, space and aliens, robbery, fbi, alien encounter, investigation, world domination, mistaken identity, benign alien, special agents, danger, alien ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, alien, mind game, pregnancy, evil alien, supernatural ability, deadly, village, supernatural power, mystery, small town life, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 666K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, frightening ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, space colony, deadly creature, strong female character, outer space, evil alien, survival, human versus alien, female warrior, space marine ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 572
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, race against time, against the rules, heroes, space travel, danger, undercover, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, hostages, danger, investigation, hostage, isolation, captivity, store, alien encounter, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 33K
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: quarantine, evil alien, small town, survival, danger, chaos, race against time, hazmat suit, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, slime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 27K
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, bleak, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, alien, save the world, first contact, ocean, time travel, deadly creature, cyborgs ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
 807K
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, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, alien, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space, spacecraft, deadly creature, alien encounter, fear, alien monster, scientist ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 28K
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: scary, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, mind reading, deadly creature, space and aliens, evil alien, mars, astronaut, save the world, heroes, cloning, transformation, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., pentagon, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, predator, small town, space and aliens, survival, gory, supernatural, deadly creature, heroic mission, save the world, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien abduction, evil alien, in the woods, alien encounter, alien, paranoia, danger, loss of friend, isolation, space and aliens, party, flying saucer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Endangered Species (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When police are puzzled by several horrific murders, they assume they have a serial killer on their hands. But soon they realise that the unimaginable has happened. A killing machine from another world has arrived on Earth determined to brutally ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, evil alien, serial killer, danger, deadly, law enforcement, alien encounter, nudity (full frontal - brief), space and aliens, murder, chase, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, plague, mind control, insanity, rescue mission, death, mutation, characters killed one by one, sole survivor ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 14K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, family relations, danger, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, telepathy, government agent, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, survival, evil alien, alien, military, monster, creature, giant creature, deadly creature, danger, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 863
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, scary, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, semen, factory, human host, small town life, survival, alien encounter, profanity, gory, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.1
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Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, dark hero, monster, space travel, one man army, mysterious planet, anti hero, survival, outer space, alien encounter, tough heroes, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Attack of the Unknown (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A SWAT team transporting a vicious crime syndicate boss must fight their way out of a county detention center during a catastrophic alien invasion.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, swat team, alien, extraterrestrial, murder, deadly, danger, alien invasion, save the world, graphic violence, heroes, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: alien encounter, found footage, danger, farm, countryside, alien, survival, evil alien, deadly, alien contact, survival horror, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.5
 3K
51 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Due to political pressure from the American public, the Air Force has decided to allow two well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet. But when one of the base’s “long-term visitors” exploits this ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, scary
Plot: alien, military, government facility, confined, danger, cover-up, conspiracy, laboratory, survival, evil alien, rebellion, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Silent Warnings (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the accidental death of his cousin Joe Vossimer, the just-graduated electronic engineer Layne Vossimer joins his girlfriend and four friends of them to visit and clean the inherited farm in the country. The local Sheriff Bill Willingham is an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, mystery, teenage life, family in danger, alien encounter, deadly, danger, save the world, deadly creature, rivalry, teleportation, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hazmat suit, mars, evil alien, investigation, good versus evil, murder, outer space, survival, race against time, danger, alien, space travel ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, colombia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 215K
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: alien, deadly creature, evil alien, monster, jungle, space and aliens, soldier, hunting, warrior, hi-tech, survival, alien planet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%