Movies like Sphere

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Sphere (1998)
 6.1
 98K
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, paranoia, psychologist, survival, ocean or sea, underwater, ocean, supernatural, danger, space and aliens, adventure, alien, book, group of strangers, mathematics, navy, dialogue, imagination, investigation, supernatural ability, adaptation, life philosophy, twists & turns, contact ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future

Most similar movies to Sphere

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about catastrophe, danger, death, dialogue, first contact, weird and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sphere: The Abyss (1989), Event Horizon (1997), Prometheus (2012), Arrival (2016), Annihilation (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 161K
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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: underwater, submarine, ocean, ufo, first contact, sea, space and aliens, alien encounter, ocean or sea, heroic mission, sacrifice, alien life-form ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 157K
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: scary, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightmare, space travel, outer space, lovecraftian, space station, hallucination, insanity, danger, space and aliens, trapped in space, survival, crew ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.0
 563K
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, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, fantasy world, androids, space travel, spacecraft, alien encounter, distant planet, human versus alien, expedition, mission, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 582K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, cerebral, enigmatic, twist ending, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, loss, destiny, female protagonist, memory, time loop, science, scientist, ufo, alien creature ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 275K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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: lovecraftian, mutation, female protagonist, expedition, scientist, dna, transformation, psychologist, genetics, research, missing person, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 121K
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, alien invasion, evil alien, gory, danger, blizzard, chase, mission gone awry, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 53K
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: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, alien encounter, outer space, moon, space and aliens, space travel, spacecraft, nasa, heroic mission, deadly, danger, expedition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 2011 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 52K
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, bleak ...
Plot: underwater, sea monster, sea creature, giant monster, ocean, explorer, fear, lovecraftian, team, earthquake, monster, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 67K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, astronaut, danger, lovecraftian, found footage, distant planet, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 26K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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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: supernatural, airplane, time travel, alternate dimension, apocalypse, survival, obsessive quest, airport, danger, mystery, deadly, chaos ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future
Place: boston, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: outer space, woman in danger, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, twins, pregnancy, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 21K
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, twists and turns, serious, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, submarine, navy, world war two, isolation, underwater, leadership, survival, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 363K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, lovecraftian, paranoia, fear, survival, space and aliens, mutation, isolation, trapped, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.4
 251K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, scientist, alien contact, wormhole, space and aliens, space travel, first contact, science, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico, japan, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 900K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 18K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, rescue, race against time, ship, mutant, ocean, danger, suicide, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 104K
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, rivalry, psychologist, manipulations, ambition, psychology, human nature, confinement indoors, surveillance, room, mystery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 19K
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, danger, monster, military, quarantine, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 10K
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, deadly, danger, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, chaos, danger, escapades, soldier, confined, alien, creature, death, heroes, evil alien ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 411K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, society, isolation, memory loss, youth, young heroes, escape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 124K
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, survival, laboratory, killer shark, shark attack, research, genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, scientist, danger, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 209K
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, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, maze, captivity, escape, trapped, death, danger, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 22K
Lifeforce (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, scary, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, survival, alien, outer space, astronaut, supernatural, evil alien, supernatural power, alien encounter, space and aliens, save the world, danger ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 32K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: 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, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, anti heroes, anti hero, alien invasion, prisoner, survival, save the world, danger, supernatural, confined, isolation, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.5
 972
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: submarine, underwater, monster, scientist, shark, experiment, creature feature, murder, killer shark, shark attack, diving, fear ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 26K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, alien, save the world, first contact, time travel, ocean or sea, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 29K
Firestarter (1984)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Drew ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, rough, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, on the run, fire, little girl, supernatural ability, government agency, danger, conspiracy, kidnapping, scientist, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vermont, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 571K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, save the world, paranoia, insanity, time loop, social misfits, changing the past or future, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%