Movies like Arrival II

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Arrival II (1998)
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Arrival II (1998)
Original name: The Second Arrival
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, alien invasion, investigation, global warming, surveillance, adventure, heroes, save the world, journalism, escapades, alien encounter, benign alien, extraterrestrial technology, sex, abduction, train, escape, female nudity, kidnapping, sex scene, betrayal, murder, car chase ...

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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, deadly, alien, alien encounter, escapades 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.
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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, astronomer, alien encounter, investigation, global warming, world domination, heroic mission, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
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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, stalking, save the world, heroes, escapades, government agency, political corruption, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
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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, save the world, survival, deadly creature, chaos, heroic mission, race against time, special agents, supernatural, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: ufo, investigation, alien encounter, mistaken identity, memory loss, supernatural, space travel, creature, stranded, abduction, kidnapping, evil alien ...
Time: year 1997
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, enigmatic, suspense, rough ...
Plot: investigation, evil alien, serial killer, law enforcement, alien encounter, space and aliens, murder, chase, brutality, violence, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, alien abduction, heroic mission, human spirit, prison, alien encounter, space travel, prison life, abduction, save the planet, chaos ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.1
 634
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, heroic mission, save the world, against the rules, race against time, heroes, space travel, supernatural, deadly creature, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 19K
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, benign alien, fbi, investigation, alien encounter, special agents, mistaken identity, alien, mind control, robbery, violence ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, mutant, spacecraft, mental institution, haunted by the past, conspiracy, life is a bitch, race against time, on the run, supernatural, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, offbeat
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, small town, journalism, benign alien, race against time, heroes, alien encounter, small town life, conspiracy, flashback, government agent ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Terminal Invasion (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, alien invasion, evil alien, prisoner, supernatural, save the world, confined, survival, crimes, rescue, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind control, evil alien, alien contact, space and aliens, alien, alien invasion, deadly creature, ufo, murder, alien encounter, political corruption, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, save the world, experiment gone awry, race against time, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, survival, plague, zombie, escapades, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, year 1969
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.9
 937
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: evil alien, investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, race against time, plague, journalism, space and aliens, chaos, life is a bitch, inventions and discoveries, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, tense, suspenseful, captivating, splatter
Plot: escapades, supernatural, rivalry, deadly creature, space and aliens, chaos, space travel, alien encounter, heroes, giant spider, monster versus monster, cons and scams ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
28%
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, race against time, survival, save the world, law enforcement, escapades, heroes, adventure, police detective, chaos, journalism, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 130K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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, alien encounter, space and aliens, chase, alien invasion, mission gone awry, survival, paranoia, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 3.7
 822
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: serious, scary, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: spacecraft, space and aliens, alien invasion, evil alien, government agency, supernatural ability, investigation, escapades, crimes, undercover, supernatural, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
 641
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroic mission, save the world, adventure, dangerous animal, race against time, supernatural, alien encounter, space travel, chaos, alien invasion, evil alien, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, soldier, apocalypse, survival, astronomer, save the world, introspection, heroic mission, supernatural, future dystopia, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
 10K
Species III (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she delivers her child in an ambulance, alien Eve is killed by a half-breed. Fortunately, Dr. Abbot scoops up the baby alien and escapes. In time, the baby grows into a gorgeous blonde named Sara and begins her quest to find a worthy mate. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, sexual, erotic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, alien, evil alien, interspecies sex, laboratory, space and aliens, military, transformation, breeding, female humanoid alien, chaos, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 12K
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, semi serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien, fire, alien creature, chaos, disorder, dangerous animal, save the world, survival, deadly creature, heroes, bounty hunter, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Silent Warnings (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the accidental death of his cousin Joe Vossimer, the just-graduated electronic engineer Layne Vossimer joins his girlfriend and four friends of them to visit and clean the inherited farm in the country. The local Sheriff Bill Willingham is an ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, mystery, teenage life, alien encounter, family in danger, deadly creature, save the world, rivalry, college, teleportation, sheriff, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in San Diego, the movie follows the desperate acts of Bill Templer head of a covert defense agency perpetrating a terrifying fraud on the American public - involving the imminent invasion of aliens - by leaking to the press a satellite image of ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: special agents, undercover, save the world, police detective, escapades, government agency, evil alien, alien encounter, dishonesty, satellite, conspiracy, u.s. president ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.1
 379
Dark Universe (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space wars, supernatural, rescue, heroes, dangerous animal, journalism, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 7K
Critters 4 (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He's sent a transporter where he puts the eggs - unfortunately the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, alien, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, save the world, deadly creature, misfit, heroes, benign alien, supernatural, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 2040s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: hostage, evil alien, survival, battles, investigation, captivity, isolation, save the world, race against time, store, alien encounter, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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: serious, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, torture, sabotage, government agency, law enforcement, heroes, obsessive quest, undercover, crimes, escapades, race against time, espionage ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 18K
Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, survival, rescue, heroic mission, adventure, race against time, save the world, ship, chess, remote control ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%