Movies and TV shows like The Outer Limits 1963

If you like "The Outer Limits" you are looking for serious, psychotronic and bleak movies or TV shows about / with science, time travel, supernatural ability, save the world, mystery, future dystopia and space and aliens themes of Fantasy, Horror and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Outer Limits (1963)
 8.2
 7K
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: serious, psychotronic, bleak, suspenseful, philosophical, anthology
Plot: science, time travel, supernatural ability, save the world, mystery, future dystopia, space and aliens, space travel, space wars, danger, alien encounter, alternate reality, human, fight to the death, supernatural, androids and robots, heroes, psychopath, politics, soldier, good versus evil, society, creator, benign alien, imaginary ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to The Outer Limits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, escapades, imaginary, supernatural, save the world, heroes and space and aliens mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Outer Limits: The Twilight Zone (2002), Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997), Night Gallery (1969), The Invaders (1967), Constantine (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: anthology, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, space travel, supernatural, alien, alien encounter, androids and robots, time travel, imaginary, heroes, danger, anti heroes, benign alien ...
Time: near future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, trapped, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, totalitarianism, superior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: fictional reality, uncover truth, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, danger, supernatural ability, mystery, ghost, belief, figment, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: anthology, surreal, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, imaginary, danger, back from the dead, museum, human nature, vampire, painting, art gallery, witchcraft ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 2K
The Invaders (1967)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination: the Earth. Their purpose: to make it their world. David Vincent has seen them, for him it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. ...
Style: serious
Plot: evil alien, ufo, alien, supernatural, deadly creature, alien encounter, space travel, time travel, mistaken identity, catastrophe, imaginary, save the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 48K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, angel, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, save the world, supernatural power, good versus evil, demonic possession, exorcism, anti heroes, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space war, marines, save the world, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, alien encounter, racism, alien race, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: tense, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, ufo, uncover truth, buried truth, danger, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, conspiracy, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 22K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, good versus evil, fate of humanity, supernatural, chaos, danger, chosen one, soldier, save the world, survival, supernatural ability, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: teens, kids, boys' night, family outing
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, time travel, space wars, chaos, rivalry, danger, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 7K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak
Plot: astronaut, space exploration, moon, survival, space travel, ufo, adventure, save the world, space and aliens, heroic mission, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: future, year 1999, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.2
 534
Threshold (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alien seeds hitch a ride to earth in a space shuttle crew and begin to grow. When their numbers reach the Threshold amount they will be an unstoppable swarm.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, danger, race against time, adventure, deadly, dangerous animal, supernatural, alien encounter, space travel, chaos, alien invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 38K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, homosexual, supernatural, paranormal investigation, heroic mission, investigation, adventure, heroes, team, alien encounter, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 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, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: nun, end of the world, investigation, save the world, race against time, apocalypse, murder, supernatural, mystery, mysterious character, amateur detective, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 26K
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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, airplane, alternate dimension, apocalypse, survival, obsessive quest, time travel, airport, danger, mystery, deadly, chaos ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: boston, maine, 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, twists and turns, allegory
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, astronaut, nasa, time travel, adventure, benign alien, a.i., chases and races, society, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 226K
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, twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, superhero, save the world, teleportation, stopped time, heroes, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, supernatural, villain ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 39K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, tense, atmospheric, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, post apocalypse, virus, sent to the past, plague, apocalypse, chaos, epidemic, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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, exciting, bleak
Plot: apocalypse, angel, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhuman powers, chaos, danger, rivalry, fugitives, destiny, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, future dystopia, imaginary, outer space, androids and robots, obsessive quest, space and aliens, good versus evil, survivor, space battle, adventure ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, intense, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, soldier, astronomer, alien, apocalypse, survival, heroic mission, introspection, save the world, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes. Based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pierre ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, survival, danger, escapades, chases and races, adventure, on the run, life is a bitch, society, switching roles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack Slade was born during a solar eclipse in the year 1980. 18 years later, he finds out he has the ability to travel into the future. He projects himself into the year 2035, where society has been destroyed by a fascist regiment of psychopathic ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, scary
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, survival, save the world, chaos, danger, heroes, apocalypse, mutant, escapades, imaginary, future dystopia ...
Time: future, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 195K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, adventure, good versus evil, space and aliens, save the day, heroes, adventurer, escapades, journey, space travel ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 38K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: suspenseful, ambiguous ending, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, danger, space and aliens, survival, time travel, martial arts, friendship, space opera ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, apocalypse, save the world, escapades, deadly creature, cons and scams, survival, danger, alien encounter, heroic mission, chaos, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 12K
Invasion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Invasion is an American science fiction television series that aired on ABC for only one season beginning in September 21, 2005. Somewhat similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the show told the story of the aftermath of a hurricane in which ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, creature, survival, evil alien, deadly creature, danger, rescue, mystery, invasion, heroic mission, hurricane, alien invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, religions or cults, demon, danger, siblings relations, small town, family relations, track down, fall in love, family secret, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: thought provoking, anthology, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, human nature, mysterious character, investigation, buried truth, nobody believes, imaginary, abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 7K
Phase IV (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Arizona ants mock the food chain on their way to a desert lab to get two scientists and a woman.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, time lapse photography, science, murder, ant, scientist, danger, dangerous animal, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, save the world ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Related movie lists