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, fbi, investigation, paranormal 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
 186K
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, fbi, investigation, paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, special agents, space and aliens, mysterious place, top secret, obsession, danger, alien abduction, uncover truth, female fbi agent, alien contact, cloning, abduction, cover up, cult, alien, conspiracy, supernatural power, obsessive quest, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
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, atmospheric and twists and turns films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, investigation, mystery, death, special agents and murder mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The X-Files: Fringe (2008), The X Files (1998), The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008), Haven (2010), Millennium (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 209K
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, fbi, mad scientist, special agents, investigation, scientist, paranormal activity, danger, research, top secret, experiment, creature ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 96K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, first contact, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, texas, usa, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, abduction, priest, fbi, psychic, special agents, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, bodies, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 33K
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, fbi, investigation, small town, paranormal activity, danger, female protagonist, small town life, surprising revelation, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ 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, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, ufo, uncover truth, buried truth, mystery, danger, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 9K
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense
Plot: cult, serial killer, good versus evil, investigation, murder investigation, prophecy, fbi, secret movement, supernatural, crimes, fighting crime, government agency ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 51K
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, alien encounter, evil alien, dishonesty, fbi, danger, uncover truth, world domination, heroes, special agents, family relations, resistance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: serious, mind bending, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: ufo, alien invasion, alien, buried truth, undercover, space and aliens, state affairs, uncover truth, couples, dishonesty, government agency, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 18K
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: serious, epic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, alien encounter, ufo, insanity, cold war, teleportation, alien, alien abduction, space and aliens, loneliness, life changing experience, foreknowledge ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: 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, patient, paranormal activity, hypnosis, abduction, space and aliens, investigation, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: uncover truth, investigation, fbi, supernatural, dreams, law enforcement, foreknowledge, destiny, partners, special agents, fate of humanity, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 357K
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, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, demon, good versus evil, monster, search, angel, death, killings, characters in danger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, conspiracy, government agency, mystery, investigation, government facility, state affairs, chases and races, buried truth, nobody believes, cia, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 158K
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, supernatural, who done it, rape, double life, mysterious place, death, special agents, crime ...
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, disappearance, alcatraz, island, manhunt, prison life, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, special agents, investigation, missing person, danger, quarantine, time travel, powerful corporation, fate of humanity, government agency, healing power, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 27K
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: riddles and clues, supernatural, obsessive quest, characters in danger, investigator, mysterious place, lost, peril, imaginary, alternate dimension, teleportation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 320K
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, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, ufo, single father, small town, priest, christianity, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mexico, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military base, found footage, supernatural, government agency, state affairs, obsessive quest, youth, danger, amateur detective, dishonesty, desert, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 44K
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, riddles and clues, supernatural, secret agents, legends and myths, ancient mystery, partners, undercover, danger, secret place, investigation, top secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: scary, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: scientist, fbi, mad scientist, misfit partners, save the day, investigation, characters in danger, supernatural, bio weapon, danger, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 462K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: island, survival, destiny, adventure, danger, death, lost, desert island, stranded, leadership, air disaster, plane crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.0
 163K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 141K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, intelligence, special agents, law enforcement, profiler, team, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, neighbor, wish come true, nightmare, fear, couples, mysterious character, concierge, good versus evil, desire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 97K
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, exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, isolation, life turned upside down, survival, small town, society, danger, separated, small town life, human existence, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 37K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, homosexual, supernatural, paranormal investigation, heroic mission, investigation, team, heroes, adventure, alien encounter, escapades, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, crimes, danger, special agents, forensics, profiler, intelligence, team, human nature, police investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 45K
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, disturbing, offbeat, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, crimes, law enforcement, small town, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, good versus evil, evil spirit, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: mind bending, stylized, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, surrealism, adventure, supernatural ability, totalitarianism, mystery, german, investigation, superior, trapped, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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