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: 91 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, cave, mental institution, farm, cow, country, one night stand, pet dog, paranoia, female scientist, love interest, male objectification, lightsaber, cattle, dog attack, small community, outer space, animals, implied sex, animal

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Most similar movies to The Return

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about alien, ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, investigation, danger and conspiracy mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Return: It Came from Outer Space II (1996), The Phoenix Incident (2015), Alien Overlords (2018), The Gracefield Incident (2017), Starquest II (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, ufo, stranded, small community, transformation, storm, human duplication, mountain, heat wave, stone
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 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: enigmatic, tense, captivating, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, military, desert, conspiracy, found footage, alien, missing person, investigation, death, alien invasion, arizona desert, camera ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Alien Overlords (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A man learns about alien agendas from a dying agent and feels compelled to warn the world about the impending danger.
Style: thought provoking, psychotronic, mind bending, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, found footage, ufo, oldtimer, destiny, alien race, alien contact, alien invasion, military, life changing experience, troubled, creature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspense, dark, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien abduction, alien, love, paranormal, nightmare, fear, meteorite, group of friends, ufo, husband wife relationship, night vision, forest ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 2.5
 327
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, woman on top, sex, female nudity, outer space, human experiment, torture, graphic violence, gore, dissection
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: alien abduction, ufo, flying saucer, alien, crew, invasion, filmmaker, romance, investigation, chaos, machismo, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 83
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: scientist, alien, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, alien space craft, ufo, first contact
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.0
 294
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: serious, suspense, suspenseful, rough, tense
Plot: love interest, scientist, alien, secret service, alien abduction, religion, science, paranormal activity, paranormal phenomena, seduction, seductive girl, paranormal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: alien abduction, alien, pregnant woman, birth, baby, stranger, extraterrestrial, pregnant wife, newborn baby, reincarnation, impregnation, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Eyes Behind the Stars (1978)
Genre: Horror, 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, secretary, murder, reporter, fashion model, secret organization, radiation poisoning, ufo, model, conspiracy, darkroom ...
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dark Encounter (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A year after the mysterious disappearance of an 8 year-old girl, we meet her grieving family as they return home from her memorial service in their small town. Later that evening, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and the family is exposed ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: broken family, alien, alien abduction, alien encounter, disappearance, mystery, kidnapping, mysterious disappearance, alien contact, child abduction, dark secret, betrayal
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.0
 124
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, jealousy, mind control, ufo, alien technology, fbi, revenge, infidelity, russian spy, government conspiracy, mental institution, psychiatric patient ...
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 106K
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, first contact, alien, evil alien, conspiracy, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, future, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, london, texas, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 10K
UFO (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.
Style: semi documentary, captivating, thought provoking, exciting, enigmatic ...
Plot: ufo, ufo sighting, mathematics, airport, mystery, fbi, alien, code, conspiracy theory, alien contact, alien encounter, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Vast of Night (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the dawn of the space-race, two radio-obsessed teens discover a strange frequency over the airwaves in what becomes the most important night of their lives and in the history of their small town.
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, bleak, exciting
Plot: ufo, flying saucer, teenage girl, small town, alien, teenage boy, school, teenager, conspiracy theory, fictional city, basketball, alien abduction ...
Time: 50s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, psychological ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, space and aliens, hypnosis, patient, disappearance, investigation, paranormal activity, abduction, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.3
 896
Alpha Code (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johana (Denise Richards), a woman with no past, is hiding from a UN Agent Bowie (Randy Couture) a head of secret space program. On her run she meets Martin (Bren Foster), and with help of Bowie’s ex-colleague Lance they both help Martin to find ...
Style: psychotronic, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien, spacecraft, scientist, extraterrestrial, doctor, erased memory, mistaken identity, secret mission, multiple deaths, memory loss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, ufo, laboratory, alien life-form, aquatic humanoid, science, ocean, alien, water, underwater scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 360K
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: twist ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien encounter, first contact, farm, alien, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, single father, small town, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, brazil, north america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 335
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: alien, alien possession, slave labor, hypnosis, lawyer, husband wife relationship, female humanoid alien, simple man, alien disguised as human, alien invasion, mind control, alien space craft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 734
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, parallel world, lake, small town, nurse, strange behavior, sick father, doppelganger, fishing, investigation, illness, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 195
Alien Strain (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On a camping trip, Matthew's girlfriend Rachel was abducted by a UFO. A year later Rachel returns to the very spot from which she was taken but the creature she has become has Matthew fearing for his life.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating, futuristic
Plot: alien abduction, alien, mysterious disappearance, supernatural horror, alien race, supernatural power, supernatural, disappearance, ufo, alien encounter, girlfriend
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 1K
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, space travel, expedition, trapped in space, crystal, spacecraft, alien abduction, animal horror
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: alien, sheriff, decapitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Official Denial (1993)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien from a UFO shot down by the Air Force. Telepathically, the ...
Plot: alien abduction, government conspiracy, parents, breeding, parenting, government agency, general, alien, military, ufo, telepathy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, evil alien, forest, alien encounter, alien, paranoia, flying saucer, ufo, loss of friend, isolation, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Without Warning (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An alien creature stalks human prey.
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, espionage, creature, wilderness, forest, paranoia, alien, predator, prey, lake, zombie, mentally unstable ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
 14K
Area 51 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military base, ufo, alien abduction, supernatural, government agency, state affairs, youth, dishonesty, amateur detective, obsessive quest, found footage, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: female writer, alien, small town, alien abduction, cult, ufo, skepticism, female protagonist, implant
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 3K
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, captivating, tense, futuristic, suspense
Plot: space and aliens, government, conspiracy, satellite, computers and web, uncover truth, escapades, government agency, riddles and clues, mystery, supernatural, race against time ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%