Movies and TV shows like The X-Files

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The X-Files (1993)
 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 make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk Mulder's work and thus return him to mainstream cases.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, surreal, scary, twists and turns, suspense, philosophical ...
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, mysterious place, female fbi agent, partners, uncover truth, alien, monster, abduction, fbi agent, federal agent, paranormal investigator, government agency, obsessive quest, government facility ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to The X-Files

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and exciting films and TV series with plots about supernatural, investigation, danger, mystery, murder, supernatural power and conspiracy mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The X-Files: Project Blue Book (2019), The X Files (1998), Fringe (2008), The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008), Haven (2010). 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 ⇓
100%
 7.0
 106K
The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, conspiracy, first contact, evil alien, fbi, conspiracy theory, virus, paranoia, mystery, obsession, chase ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, washington d.c., london, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 238K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, investigation, special agents, fbi, time travel, alternate dimension, alternate reality, experiment, top secret, research, paranormal activity ...
Time: 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: harvard university, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain ...
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: alien, fbi, abduction, investigation, supernatural, mystery, conspiracy, special agents, supernatural ability, psychic, priest, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 38K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, small town, female protagonist, surprising revelation, fbi, small town life, paranormal activity, social relations, special agents, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.8
 194K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, serial killer, supernatural, investigation, small town life, murder, surrealism, hallucination, who done it, mysterious death, secret, double life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.0
 11K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, supernatural, fbi, investigation, conspiracy, prophecy, secret movement, cult, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The presence of Dan Aykroyd opening ...
Style: tense, mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, ufo, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, hidden truth, uncover truth, mystery, paranormal phenomena, occult, supernatural power, conspiracy, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, turn of the century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 53K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, artifact, ancient mystery, secret place, riddles and clues, partners, top secret, legends and myths, investigation, undercover, secret agents, secret service ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.5
 21K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, intellectual, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: investigation, fbi, prodigy, intelligence, riddles and clues, talented, genius, schizophrenia, hallucination, college professor, law enforcement, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, alien, kidnapping, alien invasion, space and aliens, medical experiment, supernatural, teleportation, officer, loneliness ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 40K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, police investigation, murderer, law enforcement, crimes, warden, manhunt, disappearance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 66K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: small town life, small town, surrealism, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, interdimensional travel, good versus evil, evil spirit, special agents, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 434K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, monster, demon, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, paranormal, killings, paranormal phenomena, peril, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1958, 90s, 70s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
50%
Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Jacob Hood is a brilliant biophysicist and special science advisor to the government who investigates scientific crises and oddities. His crusade is to protect the substance of science against those who would abuse and misuse scientific ...
Style: serious, captivating, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: scientist, fbi, mad scientist, save the day, misfit partners, law enforcement, reluctant partners, investigation, supernatural, partners against crime, government agency, bio weapon ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, hidden truth, mysterious character, human nature, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, investigation, society, abduction, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 21K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, rescue, werewolf, laboratory, vampire, mutant, monster, research, transformation, experiment, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 542K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, exciting, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, island, human nature, air disaster, adventure, lost, mysterious place, desert island, destiny, plane crash, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 360K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: twist ending, scary, enigmatic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien, alien encounter, first contact, single father, survival, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, outer space, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 106K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, trapped, small town, life turned upside down, small town life, mystery, isolation, teenage girl, society, human existence, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 103K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspense, mysterious, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alternate dimension, mysticism, disappearance, parallel universe, alternate reality, ritual, healing, mysterious disappearance, captive, experiment, supernatural, abduction ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, space and aliens, hypnosis, found footage, alien, disappearance, investigation, paranormal activity, abduction, supernatural ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%