Movies and TV shows like The X-Files

If you like "The X-Files" you are looking for mind bending, captivating and psychological movies or TV shows about / with supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, fbi, investigation, paranormal activity and special agents themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in Canada or USA.
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The X-Files (1993)
 8.6
 190K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, scary, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, fbi, investigation, paranormal activity, special agents, conspiracy, top secret, space and aliens, alien contact, mysterious place, abduction, danger, alien abduction, uncover truth, obsession, cloning, monster, female fbi agent, cult, cover up, alien, supernatural power, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona

Most similar movies to The X-Files

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, mind bending and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about mystery, supernatural, investigation, danger, murder, crimes and supernatural power mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The X-Files: Haven (2010), The X Files (1998), Fringe (2008), The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008), Millennium (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 34K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, fbi, paranormal activity, female protagonist, small town, small town life, special agents, surprising revelation, danger, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 98K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, first contact, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, prehistory, future ...
Place: antarctica, texas, usa, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 213K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
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, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, scientist, mad scientist, fbi, special agents, investigation, paranormal activity, experiment, danger, top secret, creature, research ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: alien, abduction, psychic, priest, fbi, special agents, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, bodies, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, supernatural ability, ufo, buried truth, uncover truth, mystery, danger, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, escapades, deadly ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 10K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, cult, good versus evil, fbi, secret movement, supernatural, investigation, prophecy, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, who done it ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 52K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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 encounter, world domination, fbi, dishonesty, uncover truth, danger, heroes, special agents, family relations, resistance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 58K
Flashforward (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, dreams, foreknowledge, destiny, fbi, supernatural, law enforcement, partners, uncover truth, fate of humanity, coworker, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 2K
Dark Skies (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: ufo, alien invasion, alien, couple relations, buried truth, uncover truth, mystery, state affairs, couples, government agency, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 25K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, missing person, government agency, mystery, investigation, government facility, state affairs, chases and races, cia, buried truth, nobody believes, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 19K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
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: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: alien abduction, ufo, alien encounter, teleportation, loneliness, insanity, top secret, supernatural, secret, experimenting, unhappy, evidence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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, based on true events, exciting
Plot: ufo, alien, physicist, female friendship, uncover truth, scientific research, cold war, political conspiracy, explorer, female spy, lesbian interest, alien technology
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 164K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, who done it, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 38K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, police investigation, alcatraz, disappearance, island, warden, prison life, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 371K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, ghost, killings, vampire, characters in danger, paranormal, curses spells and rituals, angel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1978, year 1973 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 41K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, quarantine, imaginary, special agents, time travel, investigation, missing person, healing power, danger, powerful corporation, fate of humanity, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 45K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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, humorous, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret agents, partners, ancient mystery, danger, undercover, imaginary, secret place, secret service ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, atmospheric, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, disappearance, paranormal activity, patient, hypnosis, abduction, space and aliens, investigation, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 12K
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, supernatural, government agency, state affairs, obsessive quest, amateur detective, youth, danger, dishonesty, desert, alien encounter, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, anthology, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, supernatural ability, mystery, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, investigation, human nature, mysterious character, buried truth, imaginary, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 327K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: asthma attack, alien invasion, farm, ufo, asthma, alien encounter, alien, loss of faith, single father, priest, baseball, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 38K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
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, homosexual, supernatural, paranormal investigation, heroic mission, investigation, adventure, heroes, team, alien encounter, escapades, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 99K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, mind bending, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, small town, life turned upside down, survival, isolation, teenage girl, society, small town life, danger, separated, human existence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 49K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, atmospheric, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: small town life, supernatural, crime, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, mystery, haunted by the past, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, riddles and clues, intelligence, investigation, prodigy, talented, genius, professor, crime, crimes, schizophrenia, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, supernatural ability, trapped, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, superior, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 28K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, riddles and clues, imaginary, alternate dimension, characters in danger, supernatural, lost, investigator, peril, teleportation, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, stalking, uncover truth, investigation, murder investigation, heroes, legends and myths, journalism, danger, media, law enforcement, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
Genre: Documentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program, hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 until 2002 and later by Dennis Farina starting in 2008. In addition, TV presenter Keely Shaye Smith and actress Virginia Madsen contributed greatly to its ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: unsolved mystery, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, paranormal activity, ufo, crimes, supernatural ability, who done it, crime, unsolved crime, forensics ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, surveillance, conspiracy, boss, espionage, government agency, uncover truth, manipulations, government facility, crimes, loner, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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