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, investigation, special agents, alien contact and fbi themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in USA or Canada.
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The X-Files (1993)
 8.6
 207K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, scary, surreal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, special agents, alien contact, fbi, conspiracy, top secret, space and aliens, paranormal activity, mysterious place, uncover truth, female fbi agent, alien abduction, partners, danger, monster, obsessive quest, government agency, cloning, supernatural power, abduction, government facility, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona, phoenix arizona

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Most similar movies to The X-Files

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, captivating and mind bending films and TV series with plots about danger, investigation, mystery, supernatural, supernatural power, murder and conspiracy mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The X-Files: The X Files (1998), Project Blue Book (2019), Fringe (2008), The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008), Haven (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 103K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, evil alien, conspiracy, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, prehistory, future ...
Place: antarctica, london, texas, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: based on true events, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: ufo, alien, cold war, special agents, space and aliens, alien abduction, physicist, paranormal activity, scientific research, alien encounter, investigation, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 226K
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, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, fbi, experiment, investigation, alternate dimension, creature, top secret, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, abduction, priest, psychic, fbi, special agents, supernatural ability, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 36K
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 ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, female protagonist, small town, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, danger, paranormal activity, small town life, special agents, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.8
 182K
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, neo noir, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, crime, hallucination, death, paranormal investigation, rape, demonic possession, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 10K
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, fbi, investigation, conspiracy, prophecy, secret movement, supernatural, cult, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 39K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
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: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, supernatural, paranormal investigation, homosexual, heroic mission, alien, investigation, heroes, adventure, team, alien encounter, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: europe, england, wales, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 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: serious, exciting, captivating, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: ufo, evil alien, conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, buried truth, hidden truth, government agency, dishonesty, mystery, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: 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, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, ufo, supernatural ability, buried truth, uncover truth, hidden truth, mystery, danger, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, turn of the century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 49K
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: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret service, secret agents, secret place, partners, top secret, ancient mystery, undercover, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 20K
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: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, odd, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, schizophrenia, fbi, law enforcement, investigation, genius, intelligence, hallucination, prodigy, talented, college professor, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 60K
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: destiny, investigation, dreams, a vision, foreknowledge, special agents, fbi, time traveler, direction and purpose, law enforcement, supernatural, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 43K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, special agents, quarantine, foreknowledge, missing person, time travel, investigation, distopia, danger, ufo, imaginary, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 54K
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, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, world domination, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, fate of humanity, fbi, dishonesty, worldwide chaos, invasion, danger, uncover truth ...
Place: usa
⇓ 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, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, teleportation, kidnapping, space and aliens, alien encounter, medical experiment, cold war, loneliness, alien, government conspiracy, conspiracy ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 60s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military base, ufo, supernatural, government agency, obsessive quest, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, danger, state affairs, found footage, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america, united states
⇓ 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, anthology, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, mysterious character, investigation, buried truth, nobody believes, human nature, hidden truth, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 60K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, 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: psychological, mind bending, surreal, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 39K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, time travel, crimes, murderer, disappearance, warden, law enforcement, manhunt, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 512K
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: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, plane crash, death, lost, adventure, mysterious place, human nature, destiny, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 347K
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, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, farm, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, single father, baseball, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 95K
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, mysterious, bleak, suspense, twist ending
Plot: alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, parallel universe, mysterious disappearance, captive, healing, abduction, supernatural, ritual, experiment, surrealism ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, captivating, mind bending, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, space and aliens, missing person, government agency, alien, mystery, buried truth, secret movement, president, top secret, investigation, government facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 404K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, demon, ghost, supernatural power, death, deadly creature, angel, vampire, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.7
 885K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural, supernatural power, super powers, monster, parallel universe, friendship, missing person, boy, teenage boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, scary, serious
Plot: scientist, fbi, mad scientist, misfit partners, save the day, bio weapon, characters in danger, investigation, reluctant partners, supernatural, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 43K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: conspiracy, buried truth, scientist, danger, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, mysterious character, top secret, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 13K
The Prisoner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surreal, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Plot: spy, prison, gadget, mind control, research, scientist, convict, interrogation, experiment, government facility, anger, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: trapped, adventure, supernatural, investigation, surrealism, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural power, mystery, paranormal phenomena, superior, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%