Movies like 51

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51 (2011)
 3.5
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51 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Due to political pressure from the American public, the Air Force has decided to allow two well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet. But when one of the base’s “long-term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, psychological, scary
Plot: alien, military, cover-up, confined, government facility, conspiracy, ufo, survival, laboratory, evil alien, rebellion, female fighter, monster, alien abduction, space and aliens, photographer, soldier, doctor, alien creature, elevator, air force, reporter, autopsy, news anchor, injection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to 51

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, survival, alien, space and aliens, supernatural and evil alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like 51: Unaware (2010), Village of the Damned (1995), Alien Origin (2012), Crawl or Die (2014), Abducted (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
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Unaware (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In July 2010, a vacationing couple discovered something disturbing on a ranch in rural Texas. Armed with a home camcorder, they captured their experience on video.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, farm, alien encounter, countryside, alien, survival, evil alien, survival horror, alien contact, ufo, alien abduction, outer space ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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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, atmospheric, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, pregnancy, small town, supernatural ability, genetics, survival, evil alien, mind game, babies and infants, mystery, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 1.9
 2K
Alien Origin (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A movie created from "found footage" of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense
Plot: found footage, evil alien, alien, space and aliens, survival, escapades, jungle, military, no survivors, chase, soldier, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.0
 2K
Crawl or Die (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Earth as we know it is gone. A virus has destroyed the planet and rendered all its women infertile, all but one. An elite team of soldiers are tasked with bringing the woman to safety on the newly habitable Earth Two. But when they are forced ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, chaos, alien, soldier, confined, escapades, evil alien, monster, creature, death, distopia ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: found footage, extraterrestrial, captivity, alien encounter, military, desert, experiment, government, survival, supernatural, alien, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.5
 531
Abducted (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, crimes, confined, abduction, survival, murder, violence, kidnapped, kidnapping, female nudity, police, forced prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.5
 4K
Tape 407 (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: found footage, dinosaur, deadly creature, survival, supernatural, government facility, government, creature, eaten alive, air disaster, monster, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.6
 2K
Hangar 10 (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 33 years after the infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, three metal detector enthusiasts hunting for Saxon gold in the same region, capture incredible footage of UFO's whilst filming their expedition. As night falls and with their ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: found footage, ufo, forest, alien encounter, no survivors, space and aliens, evil alien, creature, survival, outer space, alien, alien abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Alien Abduction (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being abducted by extra terrestrials, Jean and her friends are committed to a top secret government run mental institution to undergo tests and be brainwashed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, mutant, spacecraft, mental institution, haunted by the past, evil alien, life is a bitch, race against time, on the run, supernatural, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
They Are Among Us (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film concerns a sleepy town that is populated mostly by aliens who have been pretending to be humans for a lengthy period of time in order to eventually strip the planet of resources they need to live.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, hidden identity, alien encounter, chaos, impostor, survival, alien, monster, invasion, small town, alien monster, conspiracy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 591
Grey Skies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of old college friends reunite to relive their glory days by renting a beautiful cabin in the woods. As the sun sets on their first day in the cabin, bright flashes of light announce the arrival of mysterious creatures. These friends will ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: alien, survival, alien encounter, isolation, forest, escapades, abduction, murder, violence, monster, ufo, alien abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 591
Bane (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Held captive in an underground prison by a sadistic sicko who fancies himself a surgeon, 4 women fight for their lives, knowing the exact time they're scheduled to die thanks to a crudely carved set of numbers on each of their bodies. None of ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, psychological, slasher ...
Plot: alien, experiment, isolation, confined, survival, murder, violence, serial killer, torture, kidnapping, life is a bitch, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.8
 767
Groom Lake (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Kate discovers she has a terminal illness, she persuades boyfriend Andy to visit Groom Lake, a reputed hotbed of alien activity, hoping to discover proof of life beyond this terrestrial sphere. Soon, the pair crosses paths with desperate ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, cult film
Plot: desert, small town, daring rescue, obsessive quest, dishonesty, terminal illness, government agency, heroes, escapades, space and aliens, military, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Infection: The Invasion Begins (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mystery surrounds a small town that was attacked on September 9, 2009. Now sixty years later, the last survivor, Sarah, sends a high profile reporter a letter suggesting what really happened on that day. The government calls 9/9/09 the start of ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, dishonesty, social relations, creature, infection, love triangle, government coverup, survival, uncover truth, supernatural, virus, pandemic ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, creature feature, insect, animal attack, disorder, deadly creature, escapades, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.6
 881
Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an experiment to make the ultimate weapon goes wrong, a team of commandos is sent into a genetic research lab and end up getting stalked by a creature that looks a lot like the Predator
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, survival, deadly creature, supernatural, rivalry, mad scientist, save the world, race against time, soldier, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sheriff, countryside, evil alien, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 2K
Dead Air (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Plot: zombie, terrorism, survival, virus, confined, escapades, chaos, plague, violence spree, isolation, media, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 3.0
 651
Blood Shed (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true events of a homeless loner who moves into a self-storage facility inhabited by a community of bizarre squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged female who hunts them down in search of her lost child.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher
Plot: survival, supernatural, confined, isolation, deadly creature, storage unit, serial killer, graphic violence, stalker, prostitute, homeless, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.7
 923
Manticore (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Commandos in Iraq looking for terrorists find a man-eating monster instead.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: survival, military, daring rescue, iraq war, monster, animal attack, soldier, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem, small town, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 2K
Bloodwork (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple of college students decide to sign up for pharmaceutical testing of a new allergy drug to make some extra cash for their spring break trip. They quickly discover their two week stay will not be as easy as they first believed and fight to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary
Plot: human experiment, experiment gone awry, survival, buddies, confined, regeneration, isolation, hospital, self healing, attempted rape, virus, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Endangered Species (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When police are puzzled by several horrific murders, they assume they have a serial killer on their hands. But soon they realise that the unimaginable has happened. A killing machine from another world has arrived on Earth determined to brutally ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, evil alien, space and aliens, investigation, law enforcement, alien encounter, murder, terminator, brutality, violence, dinosaur, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Showdown at Area 51 (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two aliens who crash on Earth must find a buried weapon that will destroy the planet and their own society if not stopped.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien, benign alien, good versus evil, race against time, brother brother relationship, graphic violence, rivalry, forest, ruse, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 2K
The Squad (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The air is thick with tension as a military squad proceeds to the foot of a mountain base, where they're ordered to wait for backup and hold their position. The mountain is shrouded in fog and the men are exhausted. They've been fighting ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, curses spells and rituals, isolation, soldier, confined, survival, swat team, murder, violence, witch, mountain, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 3K
Night Skies (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On March 13th, 1997 one of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded took place across the southwestern United States...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, depressing
Plot: ufo, investigation, space travel, supernatural, alien encounter, mistaken identity, memory loss, creature, stranded, alien, evil alien, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1997
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.3
 325
Unseen Evil (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound. When they discover a likely site, three members of the group reveal themselves to be grave looters, and tie up the others so they can keep the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly creature, crime gone awry, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, alien, monster, leadership, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 5K
Beneath (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six high school seniors celebrating with day's excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, monster, lake, confined, isolation, youth, buddies, trapped, creature feature, eaten alive, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Alien Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, a grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But just before closing, a group of masked and armed to the teeth militants invades the store and take everyone hostage
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, hostage, evil alien, hostage situation, paranormal phenomena, battles, alien, investigation, captivity, isolation, save the world, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 699
Lifeform (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET". Encased in armor, it extends a human like form from its shell to ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mars, evil alien, monster, military, soldier, egg, alien, alien encounter, chaos, nasa, benign alien, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 657
The Hunt (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bow hunting enthusiast Jack Hamberg, his eight-year old stepson Clint and former news cameraman Atticus Monroe are on a mission to make a deer hunting video. All that is needed to complete the video is a "kill". Jack and Atticus ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, dark, mind bending ...
Plot: manhunt, hunting, survival, found footage, forest, deadly creature, mystery, wilderness, stalking, father son relationship, alien, government ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%