Movies like The Thing

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The Thing (1982)
 8.2
 414K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, disturbing, suspense, psychological, macabre, dark, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, isolation, supernatural, snow, paranoia, alien encounter, creature, fear, space and aliens, scientist, transformation, mutation, trapped, evil, body horror, alien life-form, suspicion, abandoned, characters in danger, research, survival horror, death, ufo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole

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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 weird films with plots about blood, monster, danger, survival, transformation, supernatural and creature mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Thing: Alien (1979), Life (2017), The Void (2016), The Faculty (1998), Harbinger Down (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 865K
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, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, frightening ...
Plot: alien, monster, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, deadly creature, evil alien, spacecraft, female protagonist, survival, alien encounter, alien monster ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.2
 132K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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, suspense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, space and aliens, survival horror, transformation, expedition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 228K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, tragic ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, space station, monster, alien, mars, astronaut, space travel, alien life-form, survival horror, evil alien, survival, first contact ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.8
 36K
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: dark, macabre, suspense, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: body horror, monster, hospital, another dimension, insanity, mutation, human experiment, cult, violence, murder, brutality, nurse ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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snow movies
2847
paranoia movies
2536
creature movies
1731
 6.5
 123K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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, slasher, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, space and aliens, parasite, youth, high school, teenager, evil alien, teenage life, first contact, high school life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Harbinger Down (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, ...
Style: suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: alien, creature feature, infection, winter, fishing boat, scientist, military, creature, transformation, fear, ship, toxic ...
Time: year 1982
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.1
 307K
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: scary, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, religious fanatic, spider, creature, trapped, survival horror, chaos and mayhem, fog, deadly creature, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 37K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, evil alien, survival, small town, quarantine, space and aliens, body horror, alien, teenager, death, race against time, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 21K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, ship, survival, ocean, race against time, sea, experiment gone awry, suicide, shipwreck, mutant, creature feature, disaster ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.4
 707K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, outer space, space travel, strong female character, survival, space and aliens, human versus alien, deadly creature, monster, female warrior, space colony, evil alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 320K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, macabre, intellectual, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: female protagonist, dna, scientist, mutation, expedition, creature, research, secret mission, genetics, transformation, biologist, psychologist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, chicago illinois, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 151K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: scary, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, survival, space travel, post apocalypse, memory loss, spacecraft, isolation, space and aliens, survival horror, mutant, mission, end of the world ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspense, disturbing, scary, macabre ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, body swapping, female nudity, supernatural, monster, biologist, investigation, alien encounter, doppelganger, disaster, body horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.0
 20K
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, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, soldier, alien, military base, invasion, paranoia, zombie, teenage life, toxic, emotionless, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: alabama, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Blood Glacier (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, slasher ...
Plot: monster, iceberg, deadly creature, scientist, survival, dangerous animal, isolation, supernatural, winter, mutant, snow, creature feature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alps, austria, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.4
 21K
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, tense, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, small town, military, sheriff, ghost town, hotel, extinction, survival, apocalypse, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 179K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mutant, experiment, science, mad scientist, scientist, teleportation, mutation, transformation, tragic love, monster, body horror, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.9
 55K
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they ...
Style: scary, futuristic, suspense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, zombie, outer space, survival, ghost town, martial arts, martian, supernatural, ghost, apocalypse, jail, chaos ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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tense movies
12969
mutation movies
411
trapped movies
994
 7.0
 604K
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, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: outer space, survival, space travel, space and aliens, alien, androids, spacecraft, mysterious planet, alien encounter, distant planet, expedition, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 408K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, suspense, scary, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, jungle, survival, deadly creature, creature, hunting, military, evil alien, alien encounter, squad, predator ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 20th century, future
Place: latin america, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 12K
The Thaw (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, 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, serious, suspenseful, tense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, quarantine, deadly creature, infected, plague, expedition, global warming, beast, survival, scientist, disaster, glacier ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 177K
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: outer space, space travel, space station, trapped in space, space and aliens, insanity, nightmare, hallucination, survival, supernatural, violence, rescue team ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Color Out of Space (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Malaysia, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Gardner family moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard, melts into the earth, and infects both the land ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surreal, tense, rough ...
Plot: meteorite, mutation, farm, alien invasion, family, husband wife relationship, mind control, self mutilation, alien monster, father son relationship, teenage boy, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 106K
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, ...
Style: scary, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, first contact, psychology, paranoia, space and aliens, survival, alien, psychologist, time travel, submarine, evil alien, imagination ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 298K
Alien³ (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, atmospheric, scary, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, outer space, evil alien, deadly creature, human versus alien, prison, space travel, survival, cryogenics, redemption, monster, technology ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 4K
Head Count (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a weekend getaway to Joshua Tree, a group of teenagers find themselves under mental and physical assault from a supernatural entity that mimics their appearances as it completes an ancient ritual.
Style: twist ending, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, creature, curse, shape shifting, demon, weekend getaway, bodies, monster, supernatural, isolation, characters in danger, transformation ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 26K
Lifeforce (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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: erotic, futuristic, intense, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, alien, alien invasion, zombie, supernatural, outer space, astronaut, female vampire, survival, mind control, apocalypse, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, near future
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 278K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: bad ending, enigmatic, suspense, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, outer space, space travel, alien life-form, monster, human versus alien, robot, androids, scientist, extraterrestrial, alien technology, alien parasite ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Alien Resurrection (1997)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, slasher ...
Plot: alien, outer space, space travel, monster, space and aliens, evil alien, cloning, strong female lead, robot, strong female character, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 38K
Splinter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: infected, zombie, survival, creature, monster, infection, isolation, virus, parasite, death, transformation, weekend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%