Movies and TV shows like Alien Nation 1989

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Alien Nation (1989)
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Alien Nation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alien Nation is a science fiction television series, loosely based on the movie of the same name. Gary Graham starred as Detective Matthew Sikes, a Los Angeles police officer reluctantly working with "Newcomer" alien George Francisco, played by Eric Pierpoint. Sikes also has an on again-off again flirtation with a female Newcomer, Cathy Frankel, played by Terri Treas. TV Guide included the series in their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, space and aliens, fictional reality, discrimination, alien, police detective, alien race, society, law enforcement, alien encounter, disorder, buddies, evil alien, benign alien, buddy cop, slavery, police, friendship, slave, murder, family relations, father daughter relationship, interracial relations, mother daughter relationship, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, future, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Most similar movies to Alien Nation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and realistic films and TV series with plots about police, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, police station and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Alien Nation: Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996), Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997), Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, samurai, alien, evil alien, benign alien, tough heroes, future dystopia, space wars, space travel, time travel, interracial relations, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, mojave desert
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Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When detectives Sikes and Francisco are presented with the mysterious death of an Eeno, Matt is stupefied to discover that George rudely snubs the case. He, like most newcomers, reviles the outcast Eenos. As the case unfolds, George has to reassess ...
Plot: newcomer, prejudice, alien, pregnant man, whistleblower, living together, doctor, friendship, party, chase, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Alien Nation: Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese relic in the hands of a heretic is giving them a ...
Plot: enlightenment, undercover, alien, newcomer, new year, abandoned building, religious cult, mass suicide, crush, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: year 1999
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed dates back to the slave ship's rebellion group, the ...
Plot: interspecies romance, husband wife relationship, remote control, friendship, school, father son relationship, high school, resistance, assassin, slave, prejudice, terrorism ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sikes and Francisco are called in to a case when a mysterious young girl, who looks part Newcomer, part human, appears. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, and their bizarre relationship turns out to be the result of a ...
Plot: interspecies sex, giant, weapons, family relations, refusing to eat, human alien relationship, super weapon, secret weapon, mysterious girl, sex education, newcomer, bomb threat ...
Place: california, mojave desert, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, police, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, propaganda, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Space Precinct (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Space Precinct is a British television series that aired from 1994 to 1995 on Sky One and later on BBC Two in Britain, and in first-run syndication in the US. Many US stations scheduled the show in late night time slots, which resulted in low ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: space and aliens, outer space, ufo, law enforcement, police detective, space travel, alien planet, alien, police officer, policewoman, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, workplace, society, crimes, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: helicopter, super weapon, escapades, law enforcement, crimes, heroes, superhero, police, danger, chases and races
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mann & Machine (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mann & Machine is an American science fiction/police drama series that aired for nine episodes on NBC from April 5, 1992 to July 14, 1992.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, robot, law enforcement, partners, odd couple, crimes, fighting crime, androids and robots, unlikely partners, sergeant, buddy, police ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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CHiPs (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, buddy cop, highway patrol, motorcycle cop, motorcycle, car chase, friends, tough heroes, motorcycle chase, society, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, determination, crimes, riddles and clues, lapd, murder investigation, suspicion, murder, homicide detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hard Time on Planet Earth is an American science fiction series that aired on CBS as a midseason replacement in 1989. Airing for 13 episodes, the series starred Martin Kove and was created by Jim and John Thomas. Scheduled opposite NBC's ...
Style: serious, surreal, exciting, offbeat
Plot: warden, alien, society, benign alien, alien encounter, misfit, disorder, space and aliens, androids and robots, hopes, getting home, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, relationship vs career, family relations, crimes, law enforcement, police, motherhood, investigation, homicide detective, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life on Mars (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, surreal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, police, time travel, fish out of water, uncover truth, power relations, disorder, fighting crime, law enforcement, police station, police brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, realistic, erotic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, murder, police detective, crimes, violence, friendship, couples, uncover truth, lapd, killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police, multiple suspects, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, police investigation, lapd, parent child relationship, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, police brutality, law enforcement, crimes, partners, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, murder, mayor, gang, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama on Fox. In 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, police detective, hi-tech, partners, a.i., fighting crime, future dystopia, police partner, haunted by the past, androids, buddy cop, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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37%
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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, alien encounter, world domination, fate of humanity, dishonesty, fbi, conspiracy, invasion, uncover truth, alien, alien invasion ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, car chase, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, law enforcement, crimes, unlikely partners, society, working undercover, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, power struggle, fighting crime, boss, criminal, police detective, policewoman, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dragnet 1967 (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police detective, lapd, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, police investigation, drug abuse, rebelliousness, police corruption, police protagonist ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
V: The Final Battle (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
TV show
Story: A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerrilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, apocalypse, resistance, adventure, evil alien, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, good versus evil, chaos, heroes, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, police detective, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, homicide detective, friendship, father son relationship, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Delvecchio (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dominick Delvecchio is an integrity-minded, honest police detective who works out of the Washington Heights division of the Los Angeles Police Department. When not screeching tires, rousting bad guys and trading quips with his burly partner Paul ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: crimes, police station, society, law enforcement, fighting crime, law student, lapd, partners, police, investigation
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, city life, criminal heroes, working undercover, gang, police detective, police, violence, black cop, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Starman (1986)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starman is an American science fiction television series, starring Robert Hays and Christopher Daniel Barnes and continuing the story from John Carpenter's 1984 film. The series ran on the ABC network from September 19, 1986 to May 2, 1987. The ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, special agents, space and aliens, hidden identity, alien encounter, parents and children, father son relationship, supernatural power, imaginary
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 513
Black Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Black Scorpion is an action-crime TV series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2001 and in Canada on Space in 2002. The series is based on two Roger Corman movies, Black Scorpion, and the sequel Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. The show focuses on a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superheroine, secret identity, female protagonist, fighting crime, good versus evil, superhuman powers, vigilantism, rivalry, undercover, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%