Movies like The Return 1980

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The Return (1980)
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The Return (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle mutilations are joined by human murders and mutilations.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien, sheriff, alien abduction, ufo, mental institution, cave, farm, paranoia, cow, country, male objectification, one night stand, female scientist, love interest, pet dog, cattle, dog attack, implied sex, animal, lightsaber, small community, outer space, animals

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful and serious films with plots about alien, ufo, alien abduction, alien invasion, outer space, spacecraft and danger mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Return: Beyond The Sky (2018), Starquest II (1996), Alien Exorcism (2011), It Came from Outer Space II (1996), Eyes Behind the Stars (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond The Sky (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker travels to a UFO convention in New Mexico where he meets a local artist with a dark secret. As they follow a trail of clues they discover disturbing sightings and question all they believe when they become immersed in the ...
Style: exciting, intense, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: alien abduction, ufo, alien, flying saucer, filmmaker, crew, romance, investigation, chaos, danger, race against time, invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.8
 290
Starquest II (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sci-fi thriller directed by Fred Gallo.
Plot: alien abduction, spacecraft, alien, dissection, outer space, torture, sex, human experiment, female nudity, gore, graphic violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.1
 242
Alien Exorcism (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A brave scientist has been studying thousands of cases related to alien abductions. By placing abductees under hypnosis, he arrives at the unsettling discovery that for thousands of years, a variety of extra-terrestrial races have been installing ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: love interest, alien race, scientist, secret service, alien abduction, alien, science, religion, lesbian kiss, soul music, possessed woman, possession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
It Came from Outer Space II (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aliens crashland near a small desert town, strewing odd bluish-glowing rocks throughout the area. Townfolk notice something is amiss when temperatures begin to soar, water disappears, power goes down and people seem not to be themselves.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien, storm, ufo, transformation, human duplication, mountain, heat, stranded, small community, stone
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Eyes Behind the Stars (1978)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A photographer and his model are on a photo shoot in a forest when they get the feeling they are being watched. The feeling becomes so strong that they decide to cut their session short and leave. Later, when they develop the photos they took, they ...
Plot: alien, alien abduction, radiation poisoning, model, submachine gun, ufo, darkroom, conspiracy, photograph
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A number of 'missing person' cases are reported in Phoenix, Arizona when an unexplained light appears in the sky one night in 1997.
Style: tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, alien, desert, military, conspiracy, found footage, camera, missing, missing person, investigation, danger, death ...
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Stranger Within (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Who is the father of Ann Collins’ baby? Her husband had a vasectomy years ago and Ann hasn’t been with another man. Even more mysterious:as the baby grows inside her, Ann begins to change. Barbara Eden stars in this hypnotic blend of horror ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: birth, pregnant woman, alien abduction, alien, baby, newborn baby, extraterrestrial, baby born, pregnancy, impregnation, pregnant wife, reincarnation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 60
PSI Factor (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Aliens from another dimension cross space and time to come to Earth. A scientist tries to discover what their motives are.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien, scientist, conspiracy, ufo, husband wife relationship, first contact
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.0
 100K
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: alien, ufo, first contact, evil alien, fbi, conspiracy, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, london, texas, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 667
The Lake (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jackie Ivers is a Los Angeles nurse who returns home to the small town of San Vicente to find that her friends and family have taken on bizarrely different personalities. Jackie notices that everyone who goes into the town's lake come out ...
Plot: alien, small town, nurse, parallel world, lake, alien invasion, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, police, little boy, bound and gagged, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Alien Avengers II (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Weird things are happening in the town of Justice, Arizona: three sheriffs have disappeared, and someone is killing the rancher's livestock in a bizarre, ritualistic fashion. Locals believe the incidents were caused by aliens... But a visiting ...
Plot: sheriff, alien, decapitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: contemporary, 21st century, year 2000, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Gracefield Incident (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On August 16, 2013, the Supreme Court mandated the CIA to declassify files that had been kept secret for the past 75 years. Visual records of documented paranormal events were released to the public. The following incident took place in Gracefield, ...
Style: disturbing, dark, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien abduction, paranormal, alien, nightmare, fear, love, group of friends, husband wife relationship, meteorite, forest, night vision, party ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 2K
Alien Code (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After deciphering a message found in a satellite, genius cryptographer Alex Jacobs finds himself being stalked by government agents and otherworldly beings.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: code breaking, alien, secret, uncover truth, riddles and clues, government agency, supernatural, computers and web, race against time, space and aliens, mystery, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Without Warning (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An alien creature stalks human prey.
Style: cult film, exciting, scary, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: lake, espionage, cabin, predator, alien, creature, forest, wilderness, paranoia, prey, chaos and mayhem, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 40s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Destination Inner Space (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A futuristic underwater sea-lab is having problems with a UFO that's parked between them and a nearby deep ocean trench. As they investigate, they attract the unwanted attention of a dangerous creature who puts the scientists and crew in danger.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: monster, laboratory, ufo, alien life-form, aquatic humanoid, ocean, water, alien, science, underwater
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, isolation, in the woods, alien encounter, alien, loss of friend, evil alien, paranoia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, forest, cabin, flying saucer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Advanced Guard (1998)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of aliens arrive on Earth as part of an advance invasion force. Their mission is to kidnap a small sample of humans and run them through a series of rigorous tests to determine if they would make suitable slaves. Harper, one of the alien ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien abduction, alien invasion, heroic mission, human host, heroes, escapades, danger, space and aliens, underdog, society, save the world ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ezekiel's Landing (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: UFO hunter Emma Wright is a believer and a fraud. After a daring interview with professional skeptic Joel Hooper brings her close to admitting that her alien abduction memoirs are pure invention, an obsessive fan, Kass Burroughs, comes to her with a ...
Plot: alien, alien abduction, ufo, cult, small town, implant, female writer, skepticism
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.6
 110
Project Grey (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's fear that they seek! Dr. Schroder listens to her criminally insane patient as he recounts the story of the murder of his four friends. Chip implants, government mind control, Russian military, and Alien visitors form the puzzle pieces of ...
Plot: alien, russian spy, female nudity, mental institution, mental patient, tank top, death of sister, fully clothed sex, government conspiracy, alien abduction, aliens
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 894
Star Crystal (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them.
Plot: monster, alien, outer space, trapped in space, crystal, spacecraft, space travel, expedition
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 287
Night Slaves (1970)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A man and his wife stumble upon a town whose inhabitants turn into zombies and head for the edge of town every night... he seems to be the only one unaffected. What is happening to the townsfolk? Who is the mysterious young women he keeps seeing? ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: factory, spacecraft, force field, husband wife relationship, small town, jail, car accident, alien, hospital, porsche, bandaged head, zombie ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 333K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, alien encounter, asthma attack, ufo, alien, loss of faith, destiny, asthma, single father, baseball, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mexico, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a futuristic desert hamlet, a ruthless town boss lynches a falsely accused Native American teen, setting the stage for revolt and a clash with a troubled, drunken sheriff.
Style: futuristic
Plot: sheriff, desert, mining, settlement
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 582K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, cerebral, enigmatic, twist ending, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, loss, destiny, female protagonist, memory, time loop, science, scientist, ufo, alien creature ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Aliens: Zone-X (2015)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Park Ranger Don Morgan is torn from his routine life, when he stumbles upon a UFO visitation in the arid, deserted Park Area where he resides. An inexplicable, bizarre power outage knocks out all electronics and communications, stranding a carload ...
Plot: alien, ufo, creature, monster
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
End of the World (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After witnessing a man's death in a bizzare accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: pastor, alien, pinball, pay phone, nun, catholic priest, tuxedo, motel, man wearing towel, end of the world, priest, evil nun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 10K
400 Days (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: astronaut, experiment, simulation, spacecraft, trapped in space, insanity, space travel, catastrophe, survival, isolation, end of the world, nasa ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Starship Invasions (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Captain Rameses and his Legion of the Winged Serpent brigade are out to claim Earth for their dying race. Out to save Earth is an alien guard patrol located in the Bermuda Triangle, the League of Races. LOR leaders warn Rameses that he's ...
Style: apocalyptic, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: bermuda triangle, flying saucer, suicide, ufo, alien, alien abduction, alien race, space battle, pyramid, death, opening a door, good versus evil ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 6K
Liquid Sky (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human ...
Style: sexual, sexy, cynical, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: fashion, alien, heroin, punk, androgyny, rape, gays and lesbians, addiction, satire, culture clash, drug dealing, benign alien ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%