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Signs (2002)
 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, enigmatic, scary, atmospheric, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, ufo, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, baseball, christianity, small town, priest, brother brother relationship, first contact, faith, countryside, family, asthma, invasion, paranormal activity, plot twist, survival, mystery, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and weird films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, first contact, chase, destiny and mentor mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Signs: War of the Worlds (2005), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Knowing (2009), Fire in the Sky (1993), Arrival (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, first contact, survival, destruction, humanity in peril, fate of humanity, demolished city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, south america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, underground bunker, twists & turns, bunker, survivalist, paranoia, bomb shelter, alien, ufo, subterranean ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.2
 223K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, prophecy, prediction, code, chases and races, supernatural, catastrophe, disaster film, professor, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 1959, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, alien encounter, friendship, false accusation, danger, abduction, investigation, forest, police, space and aliens, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 611K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, ufo, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, montana, china, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
71%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, a vision, technology, contact, flying saucer, benign alien, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, mongolia, indiana, india, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, abduction, psychic, priest, fbi, special agents, supernatural ability, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: scary, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, warning, psychic, hallucination, small town, precognition, terminal illness, urban legend, death of wife, mysterious event, reporter, omen ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 63K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, secret laboratory, danger, imaginary, cyborgs, alien contact, life turned upside down, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, laboratory, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 74K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, time travel, alternate reality, dealing with death, foreknowledge, parallel world, psychic, starting over, death, couples, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
75%
 8.1
 923K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, afterlife, death, psychology, supernatural ability, psychic, psychic power, paranormal phenomena, psychiatrist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 246K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, romantic ...
Plot: plot twist, forest, village life, isolation, utopia, psychology, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear ...
Time: 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 198K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, plague, family in danger, danger, virus, suicide, hysteria, natural disaster, graphic violence, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, west virginia, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 258K
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, clever ...
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, alien contact, scientist, space and aliens, wormhole, first contact, space travel, science, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, hokkaido, florida, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 392K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, bleak, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invulnerability, self discovery, supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, train crash, villain, plot twist, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 103K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, radio, murder, family relations, police detective, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 116K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kids in trouble, siblings relations, danger, family relations, elderly, murder, parents and children, farm, grandfather granddaughter relationship, dark humor, found footage, hide and seek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, child abduction, hostage, government, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, danger, imaginary, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, louisiana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 72K
Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, disorder, danger, alien, family in danger, parents and children, paranormal activity, bird, evil alien, abduction, graphic violence, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 165K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, ufo, first contact, submarine, space and aliens, sea, alien encounter, ocean or sea, underwater scene, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
28%
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, first contact, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, environmentalism, alien encounter, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, australia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 3.8
 51
By Dawn (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former marine suffering from severe PTSD prepares his family for war as the deadline for an alien invasion approaches.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: alien invasion, post traumatic stress disorder, alien, deadly, humanity in peril, heroes, human versus alien, survival, fate of humanity, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, humanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 39K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.5
 383
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 13
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, memory loss, family problems, supernatural, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, destiny, loss, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%