Movies like The Puppet Masters

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The Puppet Masters (1994)
 5.9
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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, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, romantic, thought provoking, entertaining, absurd ...
Plot: alien, evil alien, alien invasion, alien contact, space and aliens, mind control, deadly creature, ufo, justice, brutality, alien encounter, political corruption, outer space, monster, small town, rescue mission, violence, father son relationship, government agent, murder, crimes, parasite, chase, cat, motorcycle ...
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 scary, suspenseful, serious and cult film films with plots about danger, deadly, monster, alien, blood, catastrophe and space and aliens 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), The Blob (1988), Phantoms (1998). 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, suspense, disturbing, scary, macabre ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, body swapping, female nudity, supernatural, monster, biologist, investigation, alien encounter, doppelganger, disaster, body horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.5
 123K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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, slasher, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, parasite, youth, high school, teenager, evil alien, teenage life, first contact, high school life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 20K
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, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, soldier, alien, military base, invasion, paranoia, zombie, teenage life, toxic, emotionless, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: alabama, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 37K
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, suspense, suspenseful, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, evil alien, survival, small town, quarantine, space and aliens, body horror, alien, teenager, death, race against time, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 21K
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, tense, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, small town, military, sheriff, ghost town, hotel, extinction, survival, apocalypse, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 307K
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: scary, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, religious fanatic, spider, creature, trapped, survival horror, chaos and mayhem, fog, deadly creature, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 644
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, rescue, astronaut, heroic mission, save the world, against the rules, race against time, heroes, space travel, supernatural, deadly creature, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, scary, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, hostage, evil alien, hostage situation, paranormal phenomena, battles, alien, investigation, captivity, isolation, save the world, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, abduction, revenge, mind control, supernatural, creature, hysteria, haunted by the past, evil alien, friendship, race against time, alien abduction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 132K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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, suspense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, space and aliens, survival horror, transformation, expedition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 707K
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, frightening, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, outer space, space travel, strong female character, survival, space and aliens, human versus alien, deadly creature, monster, female warrior, space colony, evil alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. ...
Style: bloody, slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, alien invasion, parasite, creature feature, deadly creature, evil alien, extraterrestrial, violent, body horror, exploitation, supernatural horror ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 19K
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, chase, violence, fbi, buddy cop, space and aliens, mind control, revenge, car chase, alien encounter, investigation, monster ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 35K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, conspiracy, extraterrestrial, alien, space and aliens, investigation, paranoia, alien encounter, global warming, world domination, astronomer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 28K
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, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, adventure, virus, cyborgs, survival, natural disaster, ship, robot, rescue, ocean, alien invasion, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 865K
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, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, frightening ...
Plot: alien, monster, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, deadly creature, evil alien, spacecraft, female protagonist, survival, alien encounter, alien monster ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 29K
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: sexy, scary, sexual, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, astronaut, alien, mars, deadly creature, evil alien, quarantine, heroes, save the world, dna, mind reading, impregnation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, pentagon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 15K
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, supernatural, espionage, telepathy, government agency, vengeance, conspiracy, chase, rescue, family relations, government agent, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 80K
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: suspense, scary, sexy, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, deadly creature, cocoon, genetics, femme fatale, cloning, dna, monster, interspecies sex, genetic engineering, scientist, sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 35K
Critters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, creature, outer space, monster, small town, bounty hunter, alien invasion, evil alien, space and aliens, chaos, misfit, family in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, mystery, teenage life, alien encounter, family in danger, deadly creature, save the world, rivalry, sheriff, countryside, evil alien, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, intense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, monster, death, secrets, transformation, genetics, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 163K
Predator 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth -- and this time, it's drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, alien, monster, predator, alien invasion, extraterrestrial, lone hero, drug lord, survival, police, death ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: macabre, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, mars, murder, good versus evil, investigation, outer space, race against time, survival, space travel, ghost ship, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, latin america, colombia, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 3K
Night Skies (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On March 13th, 1997 one of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded took place across the southwestern United States...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, depressing
Plot: ufo, investigation, space travel, supernatural, alien encounter, mistaken identity, memory loss, creature, stranded, alien, evil alien, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1997
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Without Warning (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An alien creature stalks human prey.
Style: slasher, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, alien, monster, creature feature, lake, creature, wilderness, forest, paranoia, predator, prey, outer space ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 90K
Skyline (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, light, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, alien invasion, alien, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, fantasy world, survival, alien encounter, giant monster, group of friends ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 18K
Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, rescue, survival, heroic mission, adventure, race against time, save the world, robot, violence, ship ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: depressing, scary, mind bending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, home invasion, serial killer, cyberpunk, medical, mind control, experiment gone awry, murder, chaos, psychopath, disorder, technophobia ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 28K
The Relic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, 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, macabre, exciting, serious ...
Plot: monster, museum, creature feature, human versus monster, survival, police investigation, beast, supernatural, violence, deadly creature, superstition, ship ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, brazil, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%