Movies like Roswell 1994

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Roswell (1994)
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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, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: military, mystery, abduction, kidnapping, space and aliens, soldier, conspiracy, alien encounter, haunted by the past, dishonesty, uncover truth, alien, ufo, army, investigation, desert, autopsy, military base, alien space craft, mortician, flashback, cover up, new mexico desert, landing, reunion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new mexico, usa

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Most similar movies to Roswell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about mystery, investigation, uncover truth, conspiracy, danger, dishonesty and ufo mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Roswell: Project Blue Book (2019), Contact (1997), Fire in the Sky (1993), Hangar 18 (1980), The Fourth Kind (2009). 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: captivating, enigmatic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: ufo, alien, cold war, special agents, space and aliens, physicist, alien abduction, scientific research, paranormal activity, alien contact, explorer, alien encounter ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 270K
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, cerebral, emotional, intense ...
Plot: alien encounter, first contact, benign alien, space and aliens, alien contact, scientist, science, space travel, astronomer, research, nasa, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico, florida, japan ...
⇓ 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, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, alien encounter, abduction, false accusation, friendship, investigation, police, forest, alien contact, space and aliens, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 3K
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, allegory ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, nasa, campaign, secret place, satellite, uncover truth, political conspiracy, space and aliens, state affairs, mystery ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, year 2000, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 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, breathtaking, epic, sentimental ...
Plot: ufo, first contact, alien, alien abduction, alien contact, space and aliens, benign alien, technology, a vision, contact, flying saucer, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, india, ohio ...
⇓ 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: uncover truth, heroes, save the day, law enforcement, government agency, dishonesty, haunted by the past, alien encounter, conspiracy, space and aliens, military, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 26K
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: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, missing person, government agency, alien, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, mystery, secret movement, president, alien contact, top secret, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 105K
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, fbi, conspiracy, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, future, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, london, texas, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
 445
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, murder, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, mystery, small town, small town life, dishonesty, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: missing person, investigation, family relations, crimes, mystery, parents and children, teenage girl, disappearance, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, political conspiracy, crimes, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: mind bending, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ufo, evil alien, conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, hidden truth, couples, mystery, state affairs, dishonesty, government agency, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: tense, suspenseful, mind bending, rough, scary ...
Plot: investigation, bio weapon, conspiracy, scientist, military, small town, sheriff, blackmail, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, environmentalism, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, mystery, fbi, mathematics, airport, ufo sighting, alien, code, conspiracy theory, alien contact, alien encounter, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Innocent (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood) stars as Rusty Sabich, a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. During this latest trial, a secret affair from ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mystery, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, murder, supernatural, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, arizona desert, alien invasion, camera ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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 ⇓
41%
 5.8
 620
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: tense, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, intrigue, nursing, dishonesty, mysterious character, amnesia, society, life is a bitch, identity, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 357K
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 ⇓
40%
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: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: time travel, missing person, uncover truth, mystery, inventions and discoveries, obsession, scientist, professor, missing father, laboratory, student, campus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, disaster, race against time, small town, evil alien, heroes, space and aliens, adventure, single parent, rescue, catastrophe, hotel ...
Time: future
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, politics, crimes, dishonesty, political conspiracy, price of justice, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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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, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, friendship, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.3
 858
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A slow-paced, action thriller about a virus that strikes a New Mexico county and the local veterinarian who gets caught in the middle.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: quarantine, dishonesty, plague, epidemic, save the day, virus, crimes, rivalry, government conspiracy, disaster, catastrophe, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 707
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, strong female presence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, family life, missing person, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 4.8
 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, mystery, crimes, supernatural, victim, investigation, strong female presence, law enforcement, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, a vision, electrocution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%