Movies like The Signal

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The Signal (2014)
 6.0
 66K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students regains consciousness, he finds himself in a waking nightmare.
Style: suspense, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic, psychological, tense, atmospheric, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, alien, twists and turns, road trip, alien invasion, cyborgs, computer hacker, alien contact, secret laboratory, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, supernatural, life turned upside down, disability, technology, distopia, kidnapping, alien abduction, catastrophe, post apocalypse, ufo, time travel, cyberpunk, psychology, mars, natural disaster ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: nevada, usa

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Most similar movies to The Signal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, visually appealing, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, twists and turns, technology, first contact, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Signal: Coherence (2013), Area 51 (2015), Arrival (2016), Europa Report (2013), Signs (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 129K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, parallel world, alternate reality, parallel universe, time loop, disorder, comet, friends, paranoia, dinner party, confinement indoors, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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100%
 4.2
 15K
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, suspense, tense, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, military base, alien abduction, alien, conspiracy, found footage, supernatural, secrets, adaptation, happy ending, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 693K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: psychological, intellectual, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, linguist, time, extraterrestrial, science, alien race, alien contact, scientist, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, venezuela, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 72K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Plot: found footage, space travel, spacecraft, alien, space exploration, astronaut, survival, distant planet, moon, spacewalk, monster, self discovery ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 365K
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, scary, psychological, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien, single father, alien encounter, alien abduction, faith, first contact, survival, mystery, twists and turns, loss of faith ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, twist ending, atmospheric, confusing ...
Plot: virtual reality, alternate reality, cyberpunk, twists and turns, cyberspace, time travel, computer system, parallel universe, parallel world, distopia, dystopic future, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 90s, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 360K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, suspense, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: isolation, moon, astronaut, loneliness, space travel, cloning, dystopic future, solitude, twists and turns, distopia, technology, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the run, father son relationship, chase, supernatural, fbi, kidnapping, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, survival, hostage, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, texas, atlanta georgia, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 58K
Who Am I (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending, stylized ...
Plot: hacker, computer, hacking, computers and web, computer hacker, computer cracker, split personality, cybercrime, mind game, gang, twists and turns, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 522K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, mind bending, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, train, destiny, bomb, save the day, alternate reality, memory, twists and turns, changing the past or future, parallel universe, death ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 24K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, androids and robots, cyborgs, manhunt, future dystopia, on the run, save the world, rivalry, crimes, space and aliens, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 100K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, philosophical, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, cloning, soul transference, uncover truth, chase, moral dilemma, rich man, life philosophy, disorder, immortality, cyberpunk, billionaire ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, near future
Place: new orleans, usa, new york, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 232K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, mathematics, escape, maze, claustrophobia, group of strangers, death, survival horror, psychology ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: suspense, exciting, unusual plot structure, futuristic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time loop, teenager, time machine, time, time paradox, changing the past or future, teleportation, alternate timeline, teenage life, butterfly effect, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, year 2004, 2010s ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 109K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, suspense, serious, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, radio, investigation, father son relationship, altering history, murder, police detective, changing the past or future, butterfly effect, serial killer, parallel universe, rescue ...
Time: future, year 1969, year 1999, 21st century, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien, alien contact, evil alien, alien encounter, giant robots, environmentalism, alien invasion, robot, first contact, disaster ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, egypt, washington d.c., antarctica, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 31K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, memory loss, espionage, twists and turns, distopia, spy, disorder, brainwashing, uncover truth, hidden identity, mysterious character, dystopic future ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 93K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: moral dilemma, mystery, supernatural, human nature, experiment, psychology, decision, life & death, conspiracy, research, mysterious character, stranger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, langley virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 36K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, evil alien, conspiracy, investigation, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, paranoia, alien encounter, heroic mission, disguise, elevator ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.5
 179K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: ocean, ufo, sea, submarine, disaster, survival, alien, catastrophe, first contact, alien encounter, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, cult leader, time travel, manipulation, twists and turns, religions or cults, brainwashing, investigation, journalist, mystery, uncover truth, exploitation ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 108K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: confusing, philosophical, surreal, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, parallel universe, changing the past or future, changing the future, inventor, twists and turns, mathematics, time, science, paradox ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, alien, astronaut, nasa, paranoia, space travel, space and aliens, secrets, suburbs, pregnancy, stranded, alien invasion ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.3
 94K
The Circle (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, intense, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, privacy, surveillance, video surveillance, distopia, women, internet, social media, media manipulation, propaganda, world politics, science ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 230K
Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, tricky, cerebral ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, technology, resurrection, scientist, consciousness, technology gone awry, chaos, hi-tech, computers and web, a.i., nanotechnology, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 101K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, disturbing, philosophical ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, alternate reality, twists and turns, distopia, body horror, plot twist, video game, escape from reality, cyberspace, technology, dystopic future ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 179K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, cerebral, philosophical ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, paranoia, obsession, conspiracy, computer, cyberpunk, surrealism, rabbi, torah, jewish, surveillance ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 201K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: psychological, mind bending, neo noir, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, memory, cyberpunk, alien race, alternate reality, post apocalypse, alien, future dystopia, amnesia, memory loss, virtual reality ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 276K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: philosophical, inspirational, cerebral, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: science, nasa, alien encounter, space travel, scientist, space and aliens, alien contact, first contact, benign alien, religion, intelligence, alien ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, new mexico, washington d.c., usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 33K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: psychological, intellectual, thought provoking, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: distopia, surveillance, cyberpunk, memory, twists and turns, death, dystopic future, social satire, afterlife, deception, fictional reality, voyeurism ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%