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, depressing, epic
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, alien, kidnapping, alien invasion, space and aliens, medical experiment, supernatural, teleportation, officer, loneliness, alien contact, conspiracy, government conspiracy, world war two, cold war, insanity, top secret, abduction, marines, mystery, family relations, disappearance, veteran ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, contemporary, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about alien, danger, space and aliens, conspiracy, alien encounter, alien invasion and extraterrestrial mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Taken: Project Blue Book (2019), The X-Files (1993), Intruders (1992), The Event (2010), Debris (2021). 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: enigmatic, captivating, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: ufo, alien, special agents, space and aliens, alien abduction, physicist, alien contact, scientific research, paranormal activity, political conspiracy, alien encounter, explorer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.6
 221K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: captivating, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, top secret, fbi, alien contact, space and aliens, conspiracy, special agents, paranormal activity, alien abduction ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: breathtaking, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, ufo, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, space and aliens, spacecraft, outer space, technology, benign alien, flying saucer, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, mongolia, india, wyoming, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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: slasher, semi serious
Plot: alien abduction, ufo, alien, space and aliens, alien contact, conspiracy, evil alien, humanoid alien, government conspiracy, extraterrestrial, abduction, memory loss ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, twists and turns, captivating, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, alien, extraterrestrial, government agency, space and aliens, missing person, secret movement, alien contact, mystery, intelligence, president, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 8K
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, tense
Plot: alien encounter, cia agent, alien, federal bureau of investigation, paranormal phenomena, alien space craft, paranormal investigation, government coverup, alien technology, government conspiracy, partners, crime solving ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 56K
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, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien, alien encounter, world domination, fate of humanity, alien invasion, post apocalypse, invasion, supernatural, fbi, conspiracy ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 29K
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, teen drama
Plot: high school, space and aliens, ufo, supernatural, alien, love and romance, disorder, alien encounter, uncover truth, fish out of water, friendship, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Movie in collections
 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, suspense, tense, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, military base, alien, alien abduction, found footage, conspiracy, supernatural, secret base, secrets, adaptation, happy ending, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 177K
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ocean, ufo, sea, submarine, first contact, alien, disaster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, mission, mystery, haunted by the past, disappearance, uncover truth, suspicion, victim, crimes, mysterious character, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 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: alien, ufo, evil alien, alien invasion, conspiracy, cover up, flying saucer, government conspiracy, secret government organization, alien abduction, outer space, invasion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.7
 3K
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: ufo, space and aliens, government, conspiracy, computers and web, uncover truth, escapades, government agency, riddles and clues, mystery, supernatural, race against time ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 41K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, paranormal investigation, gay, special agents, doctor who, investigation, homosexual, heroic mission, alien technology, monster, alien, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, wales, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, philosophical, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, alien invasion, demon, technology, world domination, space and aliens, space travel, life philosophy, humanity, science, religion, sacrifice ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: alien, ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, alien contact, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, investigation, natural disaster, abduction, false accusation, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 61K
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: investigation, time traveler, destiny, supernatural, foreknowledge, dreams, special agents, uncover truth, a vision, direction and purpose, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, near future, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, alien invasion, space wars, evil alien, rebellion, alien, conspiracy, superhero, woman with a gun, outer space, canadian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, mutant, spacecraft, mental institution, haunted by the past, evil alien, life is a bitch, race against time, on the run, supernatural, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, mystery, intrigue, family life, uncover truth, couple relations, family problems, couples, dishonesty, family in crisis, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, alien invasion, investigation, manipulation, murder, naivete, deception, kids in trouble, race against time, pop culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Beyond The Sky (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker travels to a UFO convention in New Mexico where he meets a local artist with a dark secret. As they follow a trail of clues they discover disturbing sightings and question all they believe when they become immersed in the ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, flying saucer, alien, invasion, crew, filmmaker, romance, investigation, chaos, machismo, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, marines, alien invasion, save the world, space travel, adventure, alien civilization, military, outer space, alien race ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 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, prophecy, invasion, conspiracy, frame up, alien encounter, heroes, criminal heroes, escapades, dishonesty, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 45K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, supernatural, special agents, quarantine, missing person, psychic, murderer, investigation, foreknowledge, cure, distopia, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 8.2
 153K
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: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, supernatural, supernatural ability, gay, telepathy, love affair, secret organization, lesbian, conspiracy, sex scene, mind control, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mumbai india, london, san francisco, chicago illinois, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: medical student, medical school, hospital, uncover truth, mystery, workplace, woman in danger, doctors and patients, death, tv show, supernatural, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 6K
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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: government conspiracy, alien invasion, evil alien, invasion, infected, hallucination, alien encounter, contact, encounter, genetically altered, government facility, human existence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, exciting ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival horror, survival, alien abduction, scientist, end of the world, interracial relations, alien attack, ex husband ex wife relationship, alien invasion, bonding, love interest ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 273K
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: cerebral, inspirational, philosophical, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: alien encounter, alien contact, science, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, first contact, scientist, nasa, benign alien, astronomer, religion ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, puerto rico, florida, hokkaido, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%