Movies like Roswell 1994

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Roswell (1994)
 6.5
 2K
Roswell (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the book "UFO Crash at Roswell" by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt, Roswell follows the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found is nothing more than a downed weather balloon, Marcel maintains his military duty until the weight of the truth, however out of this world it may be, forces him to piece together what really occurred.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: military, mystery, space and aliens, abduction, soldier, kidnapping, conspiracy, haunted by the past, dishonesty, alien encounter, uncover truth, landing, alien, ufo, army, investigation, desert, military base, autopsy, mortician, cover up, reunion, alien spacecraft, flashback, new mexico desert
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new mexico, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and captivating films with plots about mystery, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, conspiracy, crimes and danger mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Roswell: Project Blue Book (2019), Fire in the Sky (1993), Hangar 18 (1980), Legends from the Sky (2015), Contact (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, special agents, physicist, alien abduction, scientific research, space and aliens, alien encounter, paranormal activity, alien contact, abduction ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, danger, alien encounter, friendship, false accusation, abduction, police, forest, murder, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
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Hangar 18 (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it's existence because of the near presidential elections. ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychotronic, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: alien, investigation, ufo, nasa, state affairs, chases and races, dishonesty, space and aliens, campaign, satellite, secret place, mystery ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, epic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, flying saucer, spacecraft, a vision, technology, contact, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mexico, mongolia, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 27K
Roswell (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alien, love and romance, ufo, disorder, fish out of water, friendship, alien encounter, uncover truth, small town, hidden identity, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legends from the Sky (2015)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Native American Veteran, burdened by survivor's guilt after a disastrous military tour, is forced to search for his missing grandfather after his ancestral land is mysteriously taken over by an unknown federal organization.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: heroes, uncover truth, save the day, law enforcement, dishonesty, government agency, alien encounter, haunted by the past, conspiracy, space and aliens, military, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 251K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, scientist, alien contact, wormhole, space and aliens, space travel, first contact, science, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico, japan, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 25K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, missing person, mystery, government agency, investigation, government facility, buried truth, nobody believes, cia, state affairs, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
58%
 7.7
 2K
Dark Skies (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Skies is an American UFO conspiracy theory-based sci-fi television series that aired from the 1996 to 1997 season for 18 episodes, plus a two-hour pilot episode. The success of The X-Files on Fox proved there was an audience for science fiction ...
Style: serious, captivating, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: ufo, conspiracy, alien invasion, alien, danger, state affairs, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, buried truth, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.5
 370
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, murder, parents and children, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, small town life, small town, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, disappearance, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, mystery, investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, danger, deadly, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
56%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, dedicated lawyer, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, rough, scary ...
Plot: investigation, bio weapon, conspiracy, scientist, military, small town, sheriff, blackmail, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, danger, environmentalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 573
Pig (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back. At death's door, he is discovered by a woman living alone in the desert and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: uncover truth, memory loss, mystery, intrigue, dishonesty, mysterious character, nursing, amnesia, danger, society, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 1K
InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, mystery, supernatural, investigation, danger, victim, supernatural ability, law enforcement, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 1K
The Trial (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal action, legal, dealing with death, crimes, dedicated lawyer, introspection, haunted by the past, death sentence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why they won't stay at the hotel in town is just the first ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, race against time, catastrophe, time travel, rescue, heroes, deadly, hotel, small town life, kidnapping, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
I'll Follow You Down (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: time travel, missing person, uncover truth, mystery, obsession, inventions and discoveries, scientist, missing father, professor, miscarriage, campus, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, crimes, politics, dishonesty, price of justice, political conspiracy, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, legal, wrong place wrong time, cons and scams, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 260
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, social relations, society, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, politics, world war two, society, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs, military, battles, friends, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, family problems, missing person, parents and children, family life, death in the family, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mystery, danger, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, friendship, law enforcement, police, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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