Movies like Arrival II

If you like "Arrival II" you are looking for suspenseful and semi serious movies about / with space and aliens, conspiracy, alien, investigation, alien invasion, global warming and surveillance themes of Horror, Mystery and Sci-Fi genre shot in Canada.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Arrival II (1998)
 3.9
 3K
Arrival II (1998)
Original name: The Second Arrival
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After Zane Ziminski is found dead five people received envelopes with details of an alien invasion. This group of five includes 3 scientists, Zane's brother Jack, and a reporter. Quickly, the group is down to three and then Jack and Bridget, the reporter. With a small piece of alien technology, they must escape from the aliens, who take human form, and try to convince others that aliens exist.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, conspiracy, alien, investigation, alien invasion, global warming, surveillance, adventure, heroes, save the world, journalism, danger, chases and races, benign alien, escapades, alien encounter, sex, female nudity, sex scene, abduction, train, kidnapping, computer, betrayal, stalking ...

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Arrival II

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, space and aliens, alien encounter, alien, escapades, deadly and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Arrival II: The Arrival (1996), The Shadow Men (1997), Project Viper (2002), Night Skies (2007), Endangered Species (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 33K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, investigation, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shadow Men (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married couple Bob and Dez Wilson and their 12-year old son Andy are being attacked by a blinding light when driving home from a daytrip. They awaken a couple of hours later, seemingly unscathed but soon driven mad by recurring nightmares. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, alien, evil alien, conspiracy, heroes, stalking, save the world, danger, escapades, government agency, abduction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 560
Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, save the world, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, special agents, deadly, race against time, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 3K
Night Skies (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On March 13th, 1997 one of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded took place across the southwestern United States...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: investigation, ufo, danger, supernatural, alien encounter, mistaken identity, memory loss, deadly, space travel, stranded, creature, abduction ...
Time: year 1997
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
Endangered Species (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When police are puzzled by several horrific murders, they assume they have a serial killer on their hands. But soon they realise that the unimaginable has happened. A killing machine from another world has arrived on Earth determined to brutally ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: investigation, evil alien, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, deadly, alien encounter, nudity (full frontal - brief), space and aliens, murder, chase, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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%
 3.9
 879
Infected (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of newspaper reporters receive help from an unlikely accomplice in their effort to stave off an alien invasion.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: evil alien, uncover truth, investigation, riddles and clues, race against time, plague, danger, deadly, journalism, space and aliens, life is a bitch, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 18K
The Hidden (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power. Hotly pursued by another alien (who's borrowed the body of a dead FBI ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, space and aliens, violence, robbery, fbi, alien encounter, world domination, investigation, mistaken identity, benign alien, special agents, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Alien Abduction (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being abducted by extra terrestrials, Jean and her friends are committed to a top secret government run mental institution to undergo tests and be brainwashed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, conspiracy, spacecraft, mental institution, haunted by the past, alien encounter, mutant, danger, on the run, race against time, life is a bitch, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.1
 566
Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, against the rules, heroes, space travel, danger, undercover, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien contact, mind control, alien, alien invasion, deadly creature, ufo, murder, danger, political corruption, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Strange Invaders (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he goes to where she grew up--a rural town in the midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, small town, race against time, danger, alien encounter, small town life, gory, benign alien, journalism, heroes, missing wife ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sam, a college student in a small Northwestern town, reluctantly joins his roommates in a contest to see who can hook up with the most gorgeous co-eds by the end of the semester. But when men slowly start disappearing around town, he and his friends ...
Style: semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien encounter, supernatural, deadly, danger, space and aliens, youth, college life, college, deadly creature, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 539
Threshold (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alien seeds hitch a ride to earth in a space shuttle crew and begin to grow. When their numbers reach the Threshold amount they will be an unstoppable swarm.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, race against time, deadly, adventure, dangerous animal, danger, supernatural, chaos, space travel, alien encounter, alien invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 2K
Living Hell (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed threatening to destroy everything in it's path.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, rivalry, race against time, heroes, supernatural, zombie, danger, escapades, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Termination Point (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Top secret government experiments with time travel have been shut down and declared as too dangerous to continue. The lead scientist has disappeared with the technology and a government manhunt is underway. When his name appears on an airline ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, secret agents, adventure, alien encounter, save the world, disorder, danger, experiment gone awry, imaginary, military life, manhunt, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of Iceland, changes course to earth. It is deflected but so ...
Style: disaster movie, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, save the world, survival, danger, law enforcement, escapades, heroes, adventure, chaos, police detective, chases and races, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 3K
First Wave (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: First Wave is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that aired from 1998 to 2001 on the Sci-Fi Channel. The show was created by Chris Brancato, who co-wrote an early version of the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting, apocalyptic
Plot: alien, alien invasion, conspiracy, alien encounter, dishonesty, danger, escapades, criminal heroes, heroes, adventure, chases and races, evil alien ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
Attack of the Unknown (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A SWAT team transporting a vicious crime syndicate boss must fight their way out of a county detention center during a catastrophic alien invasion.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, alien, murder, extraterrestrial, deadly, space and aliens, save the world, ufo, graphic violence, alien invasion, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 5.2
 54K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: serious, suspense, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, moon, alien encounter, expedition, space and aliens, space travel, nasa, deadly, danger, heroic mission, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 124K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, gory, space and aliens, danger, alien encounter, chase, survival, alien invasion, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Terminal Invasion (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aliens in human disguise commandeer a rural airport during a snowstorm. To survive, the people trapped inside must determine which of their own is not of this Earth.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, alien invasion, evil alien, anti heroes, anti hero, prisoner, save the world, supernatural, danger, confined, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
abduction movies
1112
train movies
3340
kidnapping movies
5257
computer movies
1952
 4.0
 404
The Invader (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Good alien from a dying race must impregnate an Earth woman to avoid extinction of his race. Bad alien whose race helped wipe out good alien's race doesn't want to see this happen.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, evil alien, survival, interracial relations, genocide, missing person, space travel, kidnapping, school, alien encounter, on the run, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
AVH: Alien vs. Hunter (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist named Lee Custler (William Katt) is out jogging when a flying object passes behind him and crashes. Sheriff Joel Armstrong (Collin Brock) picks him up and they go to check it out. They find an abandoned caravan close to where the object ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, splatter
Plot: chaos, space and aliens, imaginary, escapades, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, rivalry, space travel, alien encounter, heroes, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 11K
Critters 3 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In what appears to be a cross between Critters and The Towering Inferno, the residents of a shoddy L.A. apartment block are chased up to the roof by hoards of the eponymous hairy horrors.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: laser, alien, hologram, fire, escapades, anti heroes, bounty hunter, deadly creature, heroic mission, urban, experiment gone awry, miraculous event ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.9
 725
The Sender (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A psychic father and daughter band together with an "angel" in an attempt to save Earth from an extraterrestrial Armageddon. This suspenseful thriller ties together strange occurrences from 1965 in the Bermuda Triangle (where an American ...
Style: exciting, scary, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: spacecraft, space and aliens, alien invasion, evil alien, chases and races, heroes, ghost, deadly, investigation, escapades, danger, supernatural ability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, explosion, torture, sabotage, assassination, state affairs, government agency, obsessive quest, race against time, danger, espionage, undercover ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
Alien Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, a grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But just before closing, a group of masked and armed to the teeth militants invades the store and take everyone hostage
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: evil alien, survival, battles, hostages, danger, investigation, isolation, captivity, hostage, store, save the world, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%