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The Outer Limits (1963)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories. The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. The series was revived in 1995, airing on Showtime from 1995 to 1999, then on Sci-Fi Channel from 1999 until its cancellation in 2002. In 1997, the episode "The Zanti Misfits" was ranked #98 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, philosophical, psychotronic
Plot: science, supernatural, androids and robots, benign alien, supernatural ability, save the world, mystery, alien encounter, future dystopia, space travel, space wars, time travel, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, space and aliens, soldier, psychopath, politics, deadly, escapades, heroes, society, chaos, mouse ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to The Outer Limits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, escapades, deadly, imaginary, supernatural ability and heroes mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Outer Limits: The Twilight Zone (2002), Dominion (2014), Sanctuary (2008), Heroes Reborn (2015), The Langoliers (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Outer Limits (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Outer Limits is an anthology series of distinct story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revival ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien encounter, anthology, time travel, space travel, supernatural, anti heroes, aliens, benign alien, man versus machine, deadly creature, save the world ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, danger, deadly, adventure, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, totalitarianism, superior, nazism, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 21K
Dominion (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, supernatural, future dystopia, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, god or devil, danger, fate of humanity, soldier, vestiges of humanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 17K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, crime, rescue, crimes, teleportation, psychiatrist, experiment, transformation, assistant, doctor ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 24K
Heroes Reborn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, superhero, good versus evil, danger, changing the past or future, heroic mission, imaginary, serial killer, villain, time travel, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 24K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, time travel, airport, airplane, survival, deadly creature, apocalypse, airplane trip, mystery, danger, deadly ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: boston, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 1K
Revelations (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Set just before the start of Armageddon, the mini-series will follow two central characters, a physicist and a nun, who are racing against the clock to see if the end of the world apocalypse can be averted. Bill Pullman plays Dr. Richard Massey, a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: nun, mother superior, supernatural ability, race against time, mystery, end of the world, save the world, apocalypse, religions or cults, crimes, danger, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 221
Darkroom (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Darkroom is an American television thriller series which ABC transmitted from November 27, 1981 to January 15, 1982. It was an anthology horror/thriller series, similar in style to Rod Serling's Night Gallery. Each 60-minute episode featured ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, bleak
Plot: anthology, crimes, deadly, supernatural, mystery, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, partnership, guillotine, boogeyman, wine, funeral ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 336K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, monster, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, vampire, obsessive quest, danger, characters in danger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 44K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, save the world, angel, good versus evil, supernatural, demonic possession, investigation, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived mid-1990s American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season. It ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, space wars, battles, marines, space war, racism, androids and robots, benign alien, adventure, deadly creature, man versus machine, save the world ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Messengers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a mysterious object crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have assigned the task of preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, exciting
Plot: apocalypse, superhuman powers, fugitives, supernatural ability, angel, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, chaos, destiny, religions or cults, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, murder investigation, journalism, legends and myths, crimes, danger, deadly, media, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
War of the Worlds (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: War of the Worlds is a Canadian/American science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons, from October 10, 1988 to May 14, 1990. The series is an extension of the original 1953 film The War of the Worlds, using the same War Machine, often ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, save the world, survival, adventure, future dystopia, battles, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured five stories, all of which ...
Style: serious, clever, gloomy, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: uncover truth, supernatural, mystery, ghost, supernatural ability, destiny, danger, escapades, imaginary, figment, fictional reality, belief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, future dystopia, outer space, space and aliens, androids and robots, survivor, imaginary, obsessive quest, good versus evil, soldier, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 215K
Heroes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, superhero, teleportation, heroic mission, danger, family relations, villain, secret, good versus evil, politician, psychic ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Night Gallery (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, surreal, gloomy ...
Plot: anthology, supernatural, museum, supernatural ability, human nature, imaginary, danger, deadly, back from the dead, supernatural power, vampire, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 20K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, suspense, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, danger, investigation, death, crimes, lawyer, mysticism, man with no name, violence, family relations, mystery, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
South of Hell (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, danger, religions or cults, small town, siblings relations, track down, family relations, save the world, family secret, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, apocalypse, supernatural, plague, future dystopia, chaos, vestiges of humanity, fear, danger, social decay, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Day of the Triffids (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: BBC mini-series remake of the 1962 original. When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, deadly creature, save the world, adventure, survival, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, heroic mission, plague, space travel, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The presence of Dan Aykroyd opening ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary, tense ...
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, ufo, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, escapades, supernatural, danger, deadly, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 69K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: scary, captivating, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, infected, save the world, chaos and mayhem, plague, vampire, fate of humanity, supernatural, immortality, deadly virus, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, nasa, astronaut, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, a.i., adventure, benign alien, alien planet, race against time, save the world, survival ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, mystery, imaginary, mysterious character, supernatural ability, investigation, human nature, society, contamination, nightmare comes true, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Cleopatra 2525 (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. It appeared as the first part of the Back2Back Action Hour, followed by Jack of All Trades.
Style: stylized, semi serious, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, evil alien, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 10K
The Whispers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, tense
Plot: evil alien, save the world, race against time, youth, danger, little girl, investigation, manipulation, deception, murder, naivete, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 54K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, legends and myths, supernatural, time travel, mystery, good versus evil, witchcraft, investigation, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 98K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police detective, creature, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, danger, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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