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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Most similar movies to The Return

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense and exciting films with plots about alien, ufo, alien abduction, investigation, danger, conspiracy and outer space mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Return: Beyond The Sky (2018), It Came from Outer Space II (1996), Starquest II (1996), Alien Exorcism (2011), The Phoenix Incident (2015). 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, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: alien abduction, flying saucer, ufo, alien, filmmaker, crew, invasion, romance, investigation, chaos, danger, machismo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, storm, human duplication, mountain, transformation, small community, stone, heat, stranded
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 2.8
 291
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, outer space, dissection, torture, female nudity, human experiment, sex, gore, graphic violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.1
 247
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough
Plot: love interest, secret service, scientist, alien abduction, alien, science, religion, alien race, teenage girl, alien possession, 18 year old, soul music ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: enigmatic, tense, suspense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, military, desert, conspiracy, found footage, camera, alien, missing, missing person, investigation, danger, death ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.9
 62
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, ufo, husband wife relationship, first contact, alien space craft
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, alien abduction, pregnant woman, alien, baby, stranger, impregnation, pregnant wife, reincarnation, pregnant, childbirth, newborn baby ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 abduction, alien, darkroom, model, ufo, radiation poisoning, submachine gun, conspiracy, photograph, murder, secretary, fashion model ...
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.0
 102K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, evil alien, conspiracy, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, london, texas, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, paranormal, nightmare, alien, fear, meteorite, love, group of friends, husband wife relationship, night vision, forest, party ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 341K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, sentimental, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, alien, young heroes, small town, friendship, ufo, monster, adventure, youth, investigation, creature, attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1979 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.1
 165
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, amateur film, disturbing, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, extraterrestrial, spacecraft, scientist, erased memory, investigation, countryside, mistaken identity, multiple deaths, secret mission, doctor ...
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, space and aliens, hypnosis, patient, disappearance, investigation, paranormal activity, abduction, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2000
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, underwater, science, water, ocean, alien, aquatic humanoid, underwater scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 289
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, hypnotism, force field, hospital, extramarital affair, bandaged head, spacecraft, alien spacecraft, alien disguised as human ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 679
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, parallel world, nurse, lake, hometown, kidnapping, female protagonist, police, bound and gagged, little boy, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
 5.7
 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, captivating, suspense
Plot: space and aliens, satellite, supernatural, mystery, race against time, government agency, uncover truth, alien, code breaking, secret, computers and web, escapades ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: female writer, skepticism, alien abduction, ufo, alien, cult, implant, small town
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: creature, alien, ufo, monster
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Without Warning (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An alien creature stalks human prey.
Style: cult film, scary, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, espionage, cabin, predator, paranoia, prey, alien, forest, wilderness, creature, lake, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 40s
Place: canada, california
⇓ 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 abduction, alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, evil alien, chases and races, confined, save the world, society, rivalry, imaginary, deadly ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 341K
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, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, ufo, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, small town, christianity, baseball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, alien encounter, in the woods, alien, paranoia, danger, loss of friend, isolation, space and aliens, party, flying saucer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.3
 109
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, fully clothed sex, death of sister, mental patient, tank top, government conspiracy, alien abduction, aliens
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.5
 912
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: outer space, monster, alien, trapped in space, crystal, spacecraft, expedition, space travel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 6K
Communion (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: alien abduction, alien, hypnosis, psychiatrist, alien contact, ufo, writers, paranoia, halloween, cabin, family, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 9K
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, exciting, thought provoking, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, airport, mathematics, mystery, fbi, code, invented language, professor, ufo sighting
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, bleak, captivating, exciting
Plot: ufo, teenager, small town, flying saucer, teenage boy, teenage girl, conspiracy theory, fictional city, alien, school, underage smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”
Style: based on true events, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: ufo, alien, cold war, alien abduction, special agents, space and aliens, physicist, paranormal activity, alien contact, scientific research, alien encounter, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%