Movies like The X Files: I Want to Believe

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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
 5.9
 88K
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 condition. FBI agent Drummy arrives to ask Scully’s help in locating Fox Mulder, the fugitive former head of the X-Files division, and says they will call off its manhunt for him if he will help investigate the disappearances of several women, including young FBI agent Monica Banan. Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, scary, mind bending, gloomy, serious, cult film ...
Plot: alien, abduction, psychic, priest, fbi, special agents, supernatural ability, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, conspiracy, partners, bodies, danger, hospital, snow, sex maniac, missing person, prophecy, surgery, russian, skepticism, secrets, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia

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Most similar movies to The X Files: I Want to Believe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and scary films with plots about mystery, supernatural, murder, investigation, dialogue, danger and mentor mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The X Files: I Want to Believe: The X-Files (1993), Signs (2002), The X Files (1998), Red Lights (2012), Knowing (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 193K
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 ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, investigation, conspiracy, fbi, special agents, top secret, alien contact, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
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100%
 6.7
 331K
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, twists and turns, psychological, scary ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, ufo, asthma, asthma attack, alien encounter, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, priest, baseball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 99K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, evil alien, first contact, fbi, conspiracy, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, 1990s, future ...
Place: antarctica, texas, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 58K
Red Lights (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, experiment, uncover truth, mind game, supernatural, obsession, deception, investigation, skepticism, cheating, levitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 217K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia, China
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, prediction, prophecy, destiny, changing the past or future, professor, scientist, air disaster, catastrophe, foreknowledge, code ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 215K
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, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, fbi, investigation, creature, paranormal activity, experiment, alternate dimension, danger, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, investigation, female protagonist, fbi, small town life, paranormal activity, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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43%
 5.5
 12K
Nine Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: captivity, danger, confined, kidnapping, riddles and clues, survival, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 5.8
 19K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vigilantism, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, investigation, profiler, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, warning, psychic, small town, telephone call, terminal illness, urban legend, death of wife, hallucination, reporter, investigation, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, cult, fbi, supernatural, secret movement, conspiracy, investigation, prophecy, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 41K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, police investigation, mystery, investigation, murder mystery, deadly, dishonesty, foot chase, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 64K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, serial killer, missing person, police investigation, violence against women, crimes, who done it, profiler, investigation, mystery, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
God Told Me To (1976)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, introspection, mysterious character, psychopath, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, cult, murder, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, disappearance, patient, space and aliens, hypnosis, abduction, investigation, paranormal activity, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.9
 38K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mysterious character, abduction, uncover truth, urban legend, danger, mystery, small town, parents and children, track down, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.4
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, mind game, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, crimes, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Manohar, an upwardly mobile middle class Indian moves into a new apartment -13B on the 13th floor with his family. From the first day in their new home, the women are hooked on to a new TV show 'Sab Khairiyat'. The show is about a family ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: investigation, obsession, murder, crimes, mystery, vengeful ghost, race against time, family in danger, family problems, technology gone awry, supernatural power, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: scary, serious, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, priest, mentor protege relationship, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, mind game, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, new york, italy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 4.2
 13K
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, youth, danger, obsessive quest, state affairs, amateur detective, dishonesty, conspiracy, desert, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, united states, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.3
 69K
Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, disorder, alien, danger, parents and children, family in danger, paranormal activity, evil alien, abduction, graphic violence, self destructing, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, heaven and hell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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 3.9
 671
Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: danger, mystery, ghost, prison, murder, confined, rivalry, supernatural, deadly, crimes, investigation, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 4.7
 11K
The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, a vision, supernatural ability, deadly, crimes, amateur detective, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 5.8
 63K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, loss of son, abduction, memory, conspiracy, estrangement, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, cure, doctors and patients, uncover truth, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Living with the Dead (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural ability, able to see the dead, uncover truth, mysterious character, ghost, life is a bitch, police investigation, mystery, psychopath, deadly, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, scary, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, serial killer, mistaken identity, sadism, small town, profanity, mind game, missing person, family relations, race against time, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 5.7
 9K
Night Train (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Romania
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Passengers (Sobieski and Zahn) and the conductor (Glover), discovered that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they decide to keep for themselves...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: train, mystery, temptation, obsession, rivalry, greed, conspiracy, murder, female killer, corpse, fight, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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