Movies like Midnight Special

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Midnight Special (2016)
 6.6
 80K
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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, futuristic, atmospheric, road movie, tricky, stylized, enigmatic, light ...
Plot: chase, on the run, supernatural, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, child abduction, hostage, government, family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, child in peril, military, fbi, meteorite, gunfight, helicopter, motel, gas station, survival, youth, firefighter, swamp, parent child relationship, religious cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia

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Most similar movies to Midnight Special

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful and twists and turns films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, chase, death and murder mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Midnight Special: Knowing (2009), Take Shelter (2011), Signs (2002), Powder (1995), The Signal (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 232K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, prediction, prophecy, air disaster, code, scientist, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, year 1959 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 100K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, delusion, nervous breakdown, fear, dreams, insanity, sanity, schizophrenia, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ 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%
 6.6
 30K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sad, psychotronic ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, extrasensory perception, albino, miraculous event, supernatural, supernatural ability, healing power, christ allegory, supernatural power, teacher student relationship, youth, school ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, secret laboratory, cyborgs, alien contact, supernatural, life turned upside down, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, laboratory, super strength, road trip, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 410K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invulnerability, train crash, self discovery, supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, villain, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, psychic, survivor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 17K
Kin (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, social, serious, brutal ...
Plot: brother, abusive parent, released from prison, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, murder, adopted son, police arrest, alien technology, surrealism, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: nevada, iowa, nebraska, las vegas, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 92K
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: moral dilemma, conspiracy, human nature, murder, experiment, mystery, sacrifice, decision, gift, money, under the surface, mysterious character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, vengeance, sibling relationship, siblings relations, family feud, life is a bitch, parents and children, human nature, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, manhunt, future dystopia, androids and robots, on the run, cyborgs, save the world, rivalry, crimes, space and aliens, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 105K
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, first contact, alien, evil alien, fbi, conspiracy, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, future, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, london, texas, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 66K
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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, abduction, mind game, air disaster, loss of son, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 66K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 107K
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, serious, suspenseful, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, investigation, radio, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, murder, altering history, police detective, hopes, family relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 678K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, torture, disappearance, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 161K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, family relations, mystery, child abduction, rain, pilot, disappearance, female protagonist, family problems, grief, airplane hijack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 32K
Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: secret agents, secret service, investigation, rescue, undercover, race against time, politics, missing person, dishonesty, kidnapping, political conspiracy, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: dubai, london, boston, harvard university, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 98K
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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, soul transference, rich man, moral dilemma, uncover truth, cloning, doctor, chase, manhunt, disorder, immortality, hidden identity ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.5
 511K
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: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, race against time, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, precognition, terrorism, train, memory ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 124K
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: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, dinner party, quantum physics, friends, time loop, confinement indoors, parallel universe, comet, asteroids and comets, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.2
 968K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, death, afterlife, psychology, supernatural ability, psychic, psychic power, life & death, paranormal phenomena, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 78K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, epidemic, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, psychiatrist, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 111K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, comet, humanity in peril, disaster, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, mass destruction, bunker, riot, diabetic ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, usa, kentucky, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: suspense, rough, brutal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, forest, pandemic, infection, dog, paranoia, interracial couple, murder, fear, infected, hopelessness, nightmare ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, serial killer, psychopath, paranoia, deception, island, escapades, veteran, ex military, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 15K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, telepathy, supernatural, family relations, rescue, chase, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.5
 2K
Persecuted (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: frame up, on the run, politics, manhunt, religions or cults, crimes, protagonist as suspect, rivalry, clergy, political conspiracy, state affairs, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, abduction, priest, psychic, fbi, sex maniac, special agents, supernatural ability, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 contact, first contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, environmentalism, alien encounter, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, virginia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 108K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, cyberpunk, time travel, changing the past or future, amnesia, time machine, chase, betrayal, technology, mystery, lottery ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%