Movies like The Thing 2011

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The Thing (2011)
 6.2
 119K
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 experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, atmospheric, surprise ending, psychotronic, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, alien invasion, evil alien, gory, blizzard, deadly creature, danger, chase, mission gone awry, survival, alien encounter, isolation, transformation, death, space and aliens, blood, first contact, expedition, bodies, camp, paranoia, supernatural, mistrust, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica

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Most similar movies to The Thing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about danger, survival, monster, supernatural, deadly, blood and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Thing: Alien (1979), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Thaw (2009), The Faculty (1998), Prometheus (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 357K
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, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien encounter, alien, paranoia, space and aliens, lovecraftian, mutation, fear, survival, creature, trapped, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.4
 765K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, monster, evil alien, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, scientist, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, biologist, alien encounter, investigation, danger, apocalypse, supernatural, body swapping, sleeping, lookalikes, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 11K
The Thaw (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a remote Arctic research station, four ecology students discover the real horror of global warming is not the melting ice, but what's frozen within it. A prehistoric parasite is released from the carcass of a Woolly Mammoth upon the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, deadly creature, quarantine, parasite, survival, isolation, infected, plague, danger, scientist, professor, expedition ...
Time: prehistory, contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 108K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, alien invasion, youth, teenage life, teachers and students, evil alien, alien, first contact, high school, high school life, space and aliens, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 559K
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: space and aliens, fantasy world, survival, androids, space travel, alien encounter, human versus alien, spacecraft, mission, expedition, distant planet, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 29K
The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: macabre, dark, ambiguous ending, sinister, bloody ...
Plot: lovecraftian, another dimension, body horror, mutation, monster, insanity, hospital, murder, nurse, violence, transformation, human experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Extraterrestrial (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives. The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien abduction, isolation, alien encounter, in the woods, alien, loss of friend, evil alien, paranoia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cabin, forest, flying saucer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, monster, experiment gone awry, isolation, rescue, ship, race against time, mutant, ocean, danger, suicide, sea ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, monster, supernatural, death, danger, gory, scarecrow, chase, serial killer, brother, survival, dead teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 271K
Alien 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: evil alien, alien, deadly creature, space travel, human versus alien, outer space, redemption, survival, danger, cryogenics, spacecraft, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 201K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: scary, suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, tragic ending ...
Plot: space station, survival horror, space travel, mars, alien life-form, astronaut, tentacle, research, trapped in space, lovecraftian, first contact, alien ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 6K
Storage 24 (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Something nasty is lurking inside a secure storage unit. When a group of people get trapped inside, they need to find a way to get out of a building that's designed to keep things in...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: locked in, survival, deadly creature, supernatural, deadly, danger, isolation, confined, evil alien, gory, trapped, storage unit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 16K
Body Snatchers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: soldier, evil alien, alien invasion, military base, zombie, sleeping, emotionless, danger, teenage life, research, toxic, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 222K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, deadly creature, monster, alien encounter, one man army, mysterious planet, space travel, survival, tough heroes, outer space, evil alien, anti heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 35K
The Cave (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Romania
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, danger, survival, supernatural, diver, deadly creature, deadly, confined, transformation, monster, infection, mutation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.0
 4K
Unearthed (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the desert area of Hat Creek, cows are found partially devoured and the farmers believe that a wolf is attacking the cattle. The alcoholic Sheriff Annie Flynn is called by the local farmer Rob Horn to witness the remains of an animal to request ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, race against time, deadly creature, alien life-form, riddles and clues, supernatural, chaos, deadly, isolation, danger, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: deadly creature, investigation, danger, supernatural, found footage, missing child
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, nasa, alien, expedition, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 88K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien ...
Style: scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, plague, friends, supernatural, in the woods, evil alien, first contact, danger, foreknowledge, mind control, supernatural ability, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Alien Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, a grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But just before closing, a group of masked and armed to the teeth militants invades the store and take everyone hostage
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: evil alien, survival, battles, investigation, hostages, hostage, danger, isolation, captivity, small town, race against time, store ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 208K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, deadly creature, alien, jungle, monster, warrior, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, danger, invisibility ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 73K
Species (1995)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from ...
Style: scary, futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, deadly creature, danger, dna, interspecies sex, cocoon, genetic engineering, cloning, scientist, on the run, transformation, genetics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 363K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, survival, deadly creature, jungle, warrior, hunting, creature, trap, evil alien, danger, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987, twentieth century, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, supernatural, deadly creature, sole survivor, expedition, rescue, claustrophobia, missing person, gory, rescue team, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
 840
Frost Giant (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A team searching for a long-lost ship in the Arctic unwittingly unleash an alien creature that looks like it's made of ice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, survival, deadly creature, isolation, danger, treasure hunt, deadly, supernatural, autopsy, frozen body, adventure, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the ...
Style: exciting, scary, twists and turns, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, save the world, deadly creature, monster, first contact, adventure, apocalypse, predator, expedition, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: antarctica, mexico, nepal, nebraska, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 275K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: suspenseful, bad ending, bleak, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, fog, fear, creature, trapped, tentacle, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, alternate dimension, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 154K
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, space station, lovecraftian, insanity, danger, space and aliens, hallucination, trapped in space, survival, crew ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 22K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snow, survival, ancient mystery, danger, supernatural, uncover truth, deadly, legends and myths, isolation, imaginary, mountain, mutant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%