Movies and TV shows like Something Is Out There

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Something Is Out There (1988)
 6.8
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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: alien encounter, crimes, serial killer, space and aliens, mystery, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, escape, mysterious character, alien, police, evil alien, alien invasion, police partner, tough cop, police investigation, female humanoid alien, human alien relationship, australian, police protagonist, female alien, organ harvesting, team up ...
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, deadly, space and aliens, alien encounter, heroes, crimes and evil alien mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Something Is Out There: V: The Final Battle (1984), First Wave (1998), V (1984), Space Precinct (1994), Space: Above and Beyond (1995). 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: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, resistance, apocalypse, adventure, evil alien, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, alien encounter, heroes, chaos, 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: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious, apocalyptic
Plot: conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, danger, dishonesty, escapades, adventure, heroes, chases and races, criminal heroes, alien encounter, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 10K
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, alien invasion, evil alien, alien encounter, mercenary, photojournalist, resistance, dishonesty, supernatural, escapades, adventure, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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: profiler, forensics, policewoman, african american, ex military, serial killer, police investigation, computer genius, special agents, multiple suspects, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 768
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: outer space, deadly, law enforcement, space and aliens, danger, ufo, police detective, alien, space travel, alien planet, police, father daughter relationship
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space war, marines, save the world, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, alien encounter, racism, alien race, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 85K
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, post apocalypse, resistance, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, alien encounter, survival, danger, ufo, chaos and mayhem, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien contact, space wars, alien, space and aliens, heroes, adventure, danger, evil alien, creator, district attorney, alien encounter, alien invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 1.9
 1K
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, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: alien, survival, evil alien, danger, escapades, deadly, military, found footage, no survivors, jungle, soldier, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.5
 818
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, rescue, heroic mission, space and aliens, evil alien, danger, race against time, deadly creature, supernatural, deadly, chaos, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 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, danger, law enforcement, crimes, escapades, chases and races, heroes, based on movie, police
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 10K
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, bleak, tense
Plot: youth, danger, save the world, evil alien, little girl, investigation, manipulation, race against time, deception, murder, naivete, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 4K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, murder, track down, working undercover, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime, partners against crime, criminal heroes, deadly, undercover, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: take over, terrorizing, radiation, chaos, programmer, native americans, battles, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, survival, human host ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, vigilantism, murder, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Final Days of Planet Earth (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 170 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: survival, space travel, adventure, danger, space and aliens, benign alien, save the world, heroic mission, deadly creature, dangerous animal, journalism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 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, bleak, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: alien encounter, found footage, danger, farm, countryside, alien, survival, deadly, space and aliens, conspiracy, government conspiracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, riddles and clues, serial killer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, murder, deadly, police, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 359
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, heist, crimes, crime gone awry, mystery, deadly, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder, rebelliousness, cons and scams, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, policewoman, crime, buddy cop, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 199
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, enigmatic, tense
Plot: sea monster, monster, teenage life, marine biologist, uncover truth, misfit, danger, escapades, mystery, scientist, alien encounter, nosy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 514
Code Red (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: alien encounter, soldier, jungle, adventure, rescue, missing person, deadly, danger, escapades, military, secret base, government coverup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, twists and turns, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space war, adventure, alien invasion, outer space, danger, rivalry, chaos, fictional war, evil alien, invasion, mars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 179
Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mystery, police investigation, deadly, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, murder, female assassin, serial killer, crime, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, danger, deadly, race against time, criminal's revenge, riddles and clues, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 254
Darkroom (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Darkroom is an American television thriller series which ABC transmitted from November 27, 1981 to January 15, 1982. It was an anthology horror/thriller series, similar in style to Rod Serling's Night Gallery. Each 60-minute episode featured ...
Style: anthology, scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, mystery, deadly, crimes, wizards and magicians, guillotine, boogeyman, wine, funeral, television, partnership ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: special agents, investigation, profiler, danger, crimes, fbi, intelligence, forensics, team, human nature, world spanning, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 499
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, exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), special agents, undercover, space and aliens, imaginary, government agency, evil alien, fugitives, escapades, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.9
 102
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, serial killer, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%