Movies like Sphere

If you like "Sphere" you are looking for mind bending, scary and psychological movies about / with first contact, psychology, ocean, paranoia, underwater, psychologist and ocean or sea themes of Action, Mystery and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
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.
Sphere (1998)
 6.1
 103K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn more about the spacecraft.
Style: mind bending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: first contact, psychology, ocean, paranoia, underwater, psychologist, ocean or sea, space and aliens, survival, supernatural, danger, adventure, alien, book, underwater scene, group of strangers, mathematics, navy, imagination, evil alien, investigation, supernatural ability, adaptation, dialogue, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Sphere

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and intense films with plots about catastrophe, danger, survival, death, first contact, technology and dialogue mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sphere: The Abyss (1989), Prometheus (2012), Underwater (2020), Event Horizon (1997), Annihilation (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 169K
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, ufo, ocean, first contact, space and aliens, submarine, sea, heroic mission, alien encounter, ocean or sea, underwater scene, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 582K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, dark, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, alien encounter, androids, fantasy world, spacecraft, space travel, mysterious planet, expedition, distant planet, hi-tech, outer space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.8
 71K
Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, giant monster, sea monster, giant creature, animal attack, monster, sea creature, earthquake, ocean, fear, creature, explorer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 167K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nightmare, lovecraftian, outer space, space station, hallucination, insanity, space and aliens, supernatural, trapped in space, danger, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 295K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: suspense, disturbing, ambiguous ending, intellectual, gothic ...
Plot: female protagonist, expedition, mutation, lovecraftian, dna, scientist, transformation, research, missing person, psychologist, genetics, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, pakistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 69K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: cerebral, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, found footage, astronaut, danger, distant planet, lovecraftian, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 262K
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, science, space travel, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, florida, puerto rico, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 22K
Below (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ghost, navy, underwater, world war two, shipwreck, leadership, survival, supernatural, isolation, sea disaster, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 385K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, paranoia, lovecraftian, fear, survival, evil, creature, scientist, mutation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.2
 55K
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: suspense, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, expedition, moon, alien encounter, nasa, space travel, found footage, moon landing, space and aliens, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 126K
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, space and aliens, alien encounter, gory, danger, chase, survival, alien invasion, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.9
 628K
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, alien contact, ufo, scientist, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, time, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 109K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, psychologist, ambition, confinement indoors, mystery, psychology, rivalry, manipulations, surveillance, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 20K
Leviathan (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, ocean, ship, survival, experiment gone awry, race against time, isolation, danger, rescue, mutant, suicide, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 108K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, ocean, gory, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, time travel, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, year 1932, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 2K
Lost Voyage (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty five years ago, the SS Corona Queen disappeared in the region known as, "The Bermuda Triangle". Now, it has returned. Seven people go on board to learn the truth behind her disappearance but the ship did not return alone...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: bermuda triangle, ghost, afterlife, cruise ship, danger, survival, supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, ocean or sea, space and aliens, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 36K
The Cave (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, deadly creature, survival, danger, diver, supernatural, parasite, mutation, adventure, deadly, confined, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 299K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, police investigation, terrorism, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 29K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, airplane, supernatural, alternate dimension, apocalypse, airport, survival, obsessive quest, stephen king, disappearance, danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 220K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, stranger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 34K
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, space and aliens, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, extraterrestrial, alien encounter, investigation, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 11K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, deadly, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 2K
Crawl or Die (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Earth as we know it is gone. A virus has destroyed the planet and rendered all its women infertile, all but one. An elite team of soldiers are tasked with bringing the woman to safety on the newly habitable Earth Two. But when they are forced ...
Style: exciting, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, danger, chaos, soldier, confined, escapades, alien, evil alien, creature, death, life is a bitch ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
navy movies
221
exciting movies
10915
tense movies
10601
 5.4
 20K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, monster, military, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, outer space, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, pregnancy, twins, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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, suspense, exciting ...
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 ⇓
24%
 5.0
 27K
Virus (1999)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, alien, save the world, first contact, ocean, time travel, deadly creature, cyborgs ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Raging Sharks (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oceanic observation station is in desperate trouble after a sudden shark attack wrecked the oxygen supply. The accompanying ship, a coast guard cruiser, and other ships in and around the Bermuda triangle are attacked as well. The US Navy sends a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, underwater scene, killer shark, monster, shark, murder, creature feature, experiment, shark attack, diving, fear, beach ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 129K
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, killer shark, shark attack, animal horror, survival, laboratory, research, genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, scientist, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Interceptor Force 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the not too distant future a new team of specially trained government soldiers called an Interception Team contend with the latest hostile alien encounter. When an alien scout ship crashes in eastern Russia, Sean Lambert and his elite force are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, soldier, ancient mystery, evil alien, race against time, heroic mission, survival, alien encounter, catastrophe, terrorism, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%