Movies and TV shows like Something Is Out There

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Something Is Out There (1988)
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Something Is Out There (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime scenes, it turns out she is an alien from an interstellar prison ship and that the murders have been committed by a powerful xenomorphic alien which had escaped.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tv series pilot
Plot: evil alien, alien encounter, serial killer, escape, space and aliens, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, mysterious character, alien, alien invasion, police, policewoman, police partner, tough cop, police investigation, australian, human alien relationship, police protagonist, outer space, alien monster, female humanoid alien, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Something Is Out There

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and bleak films and TV series with plots about danger, space and aliens, deadly, evil alien, alien encounter, alien and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Something Is Out There: V: The Final Battle (1984), First Wave (1998), V (1984), Space: Above and Beyond (1995), Alien Origin (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
V: The Final Battle (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
TV show
Story: A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerrilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, apocalypse, resistance, adventure, evil alien, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, good versus evil, chaos, heroes, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful, apocalyptic
Plot: alien, alien invasion, conspiracy, alien encounter, heroes, criminal heroes, escapades, dishonesty, adventure, evil alien, frame up, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 12K
V (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Once again, Earth is the battleground. But now the aliens whose human guise hides their true reptilian natures are wiser. They believe the secret to their survival on Earth lies in the DNA of the newly born half-human, half-spaceling Starchild. But ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, alien, alien invasion, alien encounter, conspiracy, destiny, chaos, resistance, photojournalist, ufo, secret agenda, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived mid-1990s American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season. It ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, marines, save the world, space travel, adventure, alien encounter, alien civilization, racism, alien race, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 1.9
 2K
Alien Origin (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A movie created from "found footage" of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense
Plot: evil alien, alien, survival, escapades, space and aliens, military, found footage, no survivors, soldier, jungle, chase, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: forensics, profiler, policewoman, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, multiple suspects, african american, serial killer, ex military, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Space Precinct (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Space Precinct is a British television series that aired from 1994 to 1995 on Sky One and later on BBC Two in Britain, and in first-run syndication in the US. Many US stations scheduled the show in late night time slots, which resulted in low ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: space and aliens, outer space, ufo, law enforcement, police detective, space travel, alien planet, alien, police officer, policewoman, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Earth: Final Conflict (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Earth: Final Conflict is a Canadian science fiction television series based on story ideas created by Gene Roddenberry, and produced under the guidance of his widow, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. It was not produced, filmed or broadcast until after his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien contact, space and aliens, conspiracy, alien, rebellion, space wars, evil alien, alien encounter, district attorney, creator, heroes, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 89K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, resistance, alien invasion, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, vestiges of humanity, alien, apocalypse, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Alien Siege (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alien Siege is a 2005 Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie about an alien race that comes to Earth seeking a cure to a deadly virus, for which the antidote is human blood.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, save the world, rescue, race against time, space and aliens, deadly creature, supernatural, antidote, chaos and mayhem, family relations, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 11K
The Whispers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, bleak
Plot: youth, evil alien, save the world, investigation, manipulation, race against time, murder, naivete, deception, kids in trouble, little girl, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 23K
Halo (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Depicting an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, the series weaves deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: space and aliens, war, alien, chase, outer space, game, soldier, alien monster, death, violence, evil alien, heroes ...
Time: future, distant future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 10K
Surface (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Surface is a science fiction television series that premiered on NBC on September 19, 2005. The program aired ten episodes before going on hiatus on November 28, 2005 due to NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It returned for five more ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, enigmatic
Plot: sea monster, monster, teenage life, marine biologist, uncover truth, mystery, misfit, escapades, scientist, alien encounter, nosy, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
War of the Worlds (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Worlds is a Canadian/American science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons, from October 10, 1988 to May 14, 1990. The series is an extension of the original 1953 film The War of the Worlds, using the same War Machine, often ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: human host, alien encounter, heroic mission, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, terrorizing, battles, native americans, chaos, programmer, space and aliens, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, policewoman, crime investigation, buddy cop, tattoo, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, alien invasion, adventure, rivalry, chaos, outer space, fictional war, evil alien, invasion, mars, martian, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 1K
Unaware (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In July 2010, a vacationing couple discovered something disturbing on a ranch in rural Texas. Armed with a home camcorder, they captured their experience on video.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: alien encounter, found footage, farm, countryside, alien, evil alien, survival, survival horror, alien contact, space and aliens, conspiracy, government conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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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 ⇓
46%
 6.8
 5K
Hunter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, crimes, partners, serial killer, law enforcement, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, undercover, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
 6.1
 2K
Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: helicopter, super weapon, escapades, law enforcement, crimes, heroes, superhero, police, danger, chases and races
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
44%
Final Days of Planet Earth (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: An archaeologist discovers that aliens posing as government officials are secretly harvesting human bodies in a bid to take over earth.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, adventure, survival, save the world, space travel, heroic mission, journalism, a.i., race against time, dangerous animal, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 35K
Colony (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future a family must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in Los Angeles, which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: occupation, space and aliens, rebellion, alien invasion, resistance, family in danger, evil alien, parents and children, family relations, colony, survival, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 579
Peacemaker (1990)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two aliens arrive on Earth trying to kill each other. This is not easy, since they seem to be able to regenerate lost body parts and survive bullet wounds. Both of them happen to meet a young pathologist Dori Caisson, and each alien tells her that ...
Style: psychotronic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), evil alien, strong violent content, child in peril, graphic violence, city life, alien encounter, friendship, curses spells and rituals, doctors and patients, parallel world ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, murder, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, revenge, vigilante, battered wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, murder, police investigation, police, serial killer, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, evidence, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 533
Code Red (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychologically disturbed solider is forced to come out of retirement to find his brother who has disappeared in the jungle but nothing can prepare him for the alien nightmare he is plunged into.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: alien encounter, soldier, rescue, adventure, missing person, escapades, military, jungle, government coverup, secret base, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 411
Sympathy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bank robber and his hostage spend the night in a hotel where they are visited by a man who sends the story on an unexpected path full of twists and turns.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: hostage, crimes, crime gone awry, heist, mystery, mysterious character, destiny, rebelliousness, cons and scams, disorder, confined, bank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%