Movies like Dark Skies

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Dark Skies (2013)
 6.3
 75K
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 events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary, tricky, surprise ending, macabre, bad ending, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, alien, disorder, family in danger, parents and children, paranormal activity, alien abduction, evil alien, bird, abduction, graphic violence, child abduction, self destructing, evil force, domestic disturbance, child in peril, life turned upside down, suburbs, space and aliens, home invasion, alienation, privacy invasion, terrorizing, youth, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Dark Skies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, supernatural, death, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dark Skies: Area 51 (2015), Alien Abduction (2014), Extraterrestrial (2014), The New Daughter (2009), Communion (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.2
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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, ufo, supernatural, alien abduction, government agency, state affairs, youth, dishonesty, amateur detective, obsessive quest, found footage, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alien Abduction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: alien abduction, extraterrestrial, ufo, space and aliens, alien encounter, alien, abduction, escapades, survival, wilderness, found footage, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Extraterrestrial (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives. The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien abduction, evil alien, forest, alien encounter, alien, paranoia, ufo, loss of friend, isolation, space and aliens, flying saucer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The New Daughter (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: John James is a writer; his wife has left him. He moves with his two middle-school children to an isolated house off a dirt road in South Carolina. The property has an Indian burial mound, which fascinates his daughter, Louisa, who's entering ...
Style: scary, tense, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, indian burial ground, supernatural, single parent, life turned upside down, family in danger, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, countryside, supernatural ability, evil child, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 6K
Communion (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: alien abduction, alien, hypnosis, alien contact, psychiatrist, ufo, writers, paranoia, halloween, family, supernatural, christmas ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, investigation, mysterious disappearance, deadly creature, supernatural, missing child, disappearance, village life, countryside, paranormal phenomena, missing person, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2011
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, space and aliens, hypnosis, patient, disappearance, investigation, paranormal activity, abduction, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations, legends and myths, graphic violence, child in peril, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 491K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, fear, family in danger, evil, paranormal activity, witch, seance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1968 ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 301K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, fear, paranormal activity, evil spirit, psychic, family in danger, parallel world, nightmare comes true, evil force, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lazarus Effect (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Medical researcher Frank, his fiancee Zoe and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. ...
Style: macabre, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, laboratory, paranormal, experiment, death, inventions and discoveries, disorder, experiment gone awry, back from the dead, demon, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 357K
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, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien encounter, first contact, farm, alien, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, single father, small town, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, brazil, north america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 3K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, supernatural, alien invasion, alien, death of protagonist, alien abduction, news report, gas station, chainsaw, diner, forest ...
Time: year 1987, 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, mind game, pregnancy, evil alien, genetics, supernatural ability, alien life-form, village, supernatural power, small town life, babies and infants, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, frightening, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, family, fear, nightmare comes true, demon, child in peril, psychic, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Area 51 Confidential (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: People from various walks of life find themselves held captive in a desolate area surrounding a secret government installation rumored to contain extraterrestrial life
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: extraterrestrial, captivity, alien encounter, military, government, experiment, desert, alien, survival, supernatural, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind control, evil alien, alien contact, space and aliens, alien, alien invasion, deadly creature, ufo, murder, alien encounter, political corruption, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural horror, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, family problems, ghost, psychic, supernatural power, seance, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 212K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, female psychopath, killer child, family in danger, adoption, mysterious character, murderer, parents and children, family problems, domestic disturbance, insanity, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 58K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, poltergeist, haunted house, family relations, child in peril, chaos and mayhem, chaos, family in danger, family problems, good versus evil, human host ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Silent Warnings (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the accidental death of his cousin Joe Vossimer, the just-graduated electronic engineer Layne Vossimer joins his girlfriend and four friends of them to visit and clean the inherited farm in the country. The local Sheriff Bill Willingham is an ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, mystery, teenage life, alien encounter, family in danger, deadly creature, save the world, rivalry, college, teleportation, sheriff, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 2K
Progeny (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful
Plot: interspecies sex, pregnancy, alien abduction, alien, evil alien, impregnation, abduction, disorder, space and aliens, babies and infants, alien encounter, memory loss ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.2
 708
Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, chaos, supernatural, graphic violence, sexual content, escapades, survival, anti depressant, post traumatic stress, catastrophe, revolutionary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 243K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, sinister, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, fear, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, supernatural horror, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.0
 828
Absence (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: alien abduction, missing child, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, investigation, pregnancy, supportive spouse, family problems, losing-it hero, woman in danger, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: tense, scary, serious, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, estate, family in danger, parents and children, supernatural, haunted house, family problems, isolation, attic, parent child relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 219K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, society, violence spree, self defense, social decay, future dystopia, chaos, survival, escapades, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.4
 1K
Rats (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Brookedale Psychiatric Hospital is a crumbling institution which barely has enough money to remain open. Formerly a prison, it sits atop a warren of tunnels and sewage system viaducts. But Brookdale has a secret - a secret known by only one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mental institution, survival, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, supernatural, disorder, deadly creature, escapades, working undercover, psychiatrist, reporter, creature feature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: abduction, strip club, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, secret place, family relations, crimes, supernatural, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: stalking, nanny, serial killer, murder, survival, high school, psychopath, crimes, mind game, prank, woman in danger, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%