Movies and TV shows like Taken 2002

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Taken (2002)
 7.8
 20K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
TV show
Story: Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, epic
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, teleportation, kidnapping, space and aliens, alien encounter, medical experiment, cold war, loneliness, alien, conspiracy, government conspiracy, insanity, supernatural, top secret, childbirth, abduction, family relations, couple relations, marines, secret, mystery, officer, disappearance, ambitious ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 21st century ...
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, conspiracy, alien, space and aliens, investigation, mystery and alien encounter mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Taken: Project Blue Book (2019), The X-Files (1993), Roswell (1999), The Lost Room (2006), V (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”
Style: based on true events, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: ufo, alien, cold war, special agents, space and aliens, alien abduction, physicist, paranormal activity, scientific research, alien encounter, investigation, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.6
 207K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, special agents, alien contact, fbi, conspiracy, top secret, space and aliens, paranormal activity, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 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, benign alien, a vision, technology, contact, flying saucer, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, mongolia, indiana, india, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 28K
Roswell (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, space and aliens, ufo, alien, disorder, fish out of water, friendship, alien encounter, uncover truth, love and romance, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 30K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: lost, riddles and clues, escapades, alternate dimension, imaginary, characters in danger, obsessive quest, teleportation, peril, supernatural, investigator, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 54K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, world domination, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, fate of humanity, fbi, dishonesty, worldwide chaos, invasion, danger, uncover truth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 26K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, captivating, mind bending, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, space and aliens, missing person, government agency, alien, mystery, buried truth, secret movement, president, top secret, investigation, government facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.5
 1K
Intruders (1992)
Genre: Biography, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
TV show
Story: All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge it publicly. This film focuses on two ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: conspiracy, space and aliens, abduction, memory loss, extraterrestrial, ufo, alien, government conspiracy, evil alien, kidnapping, asteroids and comets, alien encounter ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
Vanished (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vanished is an American serial drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox. The series premiered on August 21, 2006 on Fox and its last episode aired on November 10, 2006. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the series begins with the sudden ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, search, mission, mystery, disappearance, haunted by the past, conspiracy, crimes, victim, fbi, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 7K
Debris (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Two federal agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
Style: captivating, futuristic
Plot: cia agent, alien encounter, alien, alien space craft, alien technology, government coverup, government conspiracy, investigation, alien contact, paranormal phenomena, alien race, teamwork ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
 4.2
 14K
Area 51 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Style: scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military base, ufo, supernatural, government agency, obsessive quest, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, danger, state affairs, found footage, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 2K
Alien Code (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After deciphering a message found in a satellite, genius cryptographer Alex Jacobs finds himself being stalked by government agents and otherworldly beings.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, futuristic, suspense
Plot: space and aliens, government, satellite, government agency, uncover truth, supernatural, race against time, alien, secret, code breaking, escapades, riddles and clues ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 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: serious, exciting, captivating, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: ufo, evil alien, conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, buried truth, hidden truth, government agency, dishonesty, mystery, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.6
 60K
Flashforward (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When the entire world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone sees a flash of their own future 6 months from the present. For some, the future is hopeful, while for others, it is unexpected. For a few, it doesn't seem to ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: destiny, investigation, dreams, a vision, foreknowledge, special agents, fbi, time traveler, direction and purpose, law enforcement, supernatural, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Childhood's End (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 247 min.
TV show
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world domination, alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, demon, danger, utopia, alien invasion, dishonesty, humanity in peril, adaptation, evil alien ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Behind Closed Doors (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: La Casa de al Lado is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo. This mystery is a remake of Chilean telenovela La familia de al lado produced by TVN in 2010-2011 and is being adapted by the ...
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, suspense, saga ...
Plot: rivalry, family feud, family problems, couples, uncover truth, family life, couple relations, intrigue, mystery, dishonesty, estate, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 43K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, special agents, quarantine, foreknowledge, missing person, time travel, investigation, distopia, danger, ufo, imaginary, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, espionage, uncover truth, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, loner, government facility, deception, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 144K
Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, sex scene, telepathy, supernatural, danger, love affair, supernatural ability, secret organization, chases and races, survival, imaginary, destiny ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mumbai india, chicago illinois, san francisco, london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 120K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, space wars, spacecraft, human in outer space, alien life-form, investigation, conspiracy, space station, space opera, space exploration, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Alien Abduction (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being abducted by extra terrestrials, Jean and her friends are committed to a top secret government run mental institution to undergo tests and be brainwashed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, alien encounter, mutant, danger, spacecraft, mental institution, haunted by the past, conspiracy, on the run, race against time, life is a bitch, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 2K
Coma (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. Remake of Coma 1978.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: medical student, hospital, uncover truth, workplace, mystery, woman in danger, doctors and patients, medical school, death, dishonesty, conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 26K
Medium (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney’s office using her natural intuition about people and her ability to communicate with the dead to help to solve crimes. Her dreams often give her clues to the whereabouts of missing people.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, a vision, family relations, investigation, who done it, crimes, parents and children, strong female lead, supportive spouse, fighting crime, crime ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 39K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, supernatural, paranormal investigation, homosexual, heroic mission, alien, investigation, heroes, adventure, team, alien encounter, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: europe, england, wales, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, space war, marines, save the world, adventure, space travel, alien encounter, alien civilization, racism, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, tense
Plot: youth, evil alien, danger, save the world, investigation, manipulation, race against time, naivete, deception, murder, kids in trouble, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 5K
Threshold (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Threshold was a science fiction drama television series that first aired on CBS in September 2005. Produced by Brannon Braga, David S. Goyer and David Heyman, the series focuses on a secret government project investigating the first contact with an ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: alien invasion, government conspiracy, evil alien, top secret, infected, hallucination, human existence, encounter, hallucinations, dreams, contact, government facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.0
 1K
Meadowlands (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A married couple and their teenage twins move to Meadowlands, a friendly and seemingly safe suburban town, to start a new life. Here, they will soon realize that secrets and mysteries are plentiful, and past is a difficult thing to bury.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, secret, murder, mystery, disappearance, witness protection, starting over, family relations, family life, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 and aliens, space wars, conspiracy, alien, rebellion, evil alien, danger, heroes, adventure, creator, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%