Movies and TV shows like The Outer Limits

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The Outer Limits
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: androids and robots, benign alien, supernatural ability, save the world, mystery, alien encounter, future dystopia, science, space travel, space wars, time travel, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, supernatural, space and aliens, soldier, psychopath, politics, deadly, escapades, heroes, society, chaos, mouse ...
Time: future
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Battlestar Galactica
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
183 min.
 8.6
Battlestar Galactica
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
44 min.
 8.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and bleak films and TV series with plots about danger, space and aliens, escapades, heroes, imaginary, save the world and chaos mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Outer Limits: Space: Above and Beyond (1995), Phase IV (1974), Millennium (1989), Threshold (2003), The Martian Chronicles (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Outer Limits
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, anti heroes, benign alien, time travel, man versus machine, deadly creature, space travel, save the world, anthology, alien encounter, technology gone awry, danger ...
Place: canada
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Space: Above and Beyond
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, adventure, deadly creature, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, space travel, space wars, time travel, danger, racism ...
Time: 90s, future
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Phase IV
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, good versus evil, anti heroes, dangerous animal, deadly creature, supernatural ability, race against time, time lapse photography, scientist, murder, science, rescue ...
Place: arizona
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System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
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Millennium
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, robot, airplane, investigation, race against time, camp, save the world, dialogue, future dystopia, natural disaster, catastrophe, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1963
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System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
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Threshold
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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: androids and robots, benign alien, dangerous animal, adventure, deadly creature, changing the past or future, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel, time travel ...
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The Martian Chronicles
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, a.i., adventure, benign alien, race against time, save the world, survival, apocalypse, alien encounter, astronaut, nasa, future dystopia ...
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Eden Log
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious creature, he must continue through this strange and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, deadly creature, race against time, mystery, survival, alien encounter, amnesia, cave, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, memory loss, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, future
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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, exciting, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: moon, a.i., adventure, androids and robots, benign alien, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel, space wars, time travel ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
The Black Hole
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 2 A.M. in St. Louis when a routine scientific experiment goes terribly wrong and an explosion shakes the city. A scientific team investigates, clashing with an intergalactic, voltage-devouring creature that vaporizes them.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, deadly creature, race against time, save the world, survival, scientist, creature, alien encounter, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 3.6
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Project Viper
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, androids and robots, small town, benign alien, deadly creature, race against time, save the world, survival, alien, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, heroic mission ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
War of the Worlds
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: suspenseful, serious, intense, awful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, survival, apocalypse, soldier, gory, benign alien, astronomer, aliens, first contact, deadly creature, catastrophe ...
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
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Wicked City
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the popular Japanese sci-fi comic strip, "Wicked City" is about a futuristic Hong Kong on the verge of a take over by the Reptoids--ruthless monsters disguised as humans. They work amongst us, they live within us and their destiny ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, evil alien, master villain, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia, heroic mission, space wars, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
Blue Gender: The Warrior
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It is a time of chaos. Earth is no longer what it used to be. It has been infested with a bug like species called the Blue. Yuji Kaido, who has a mysterious disease, is put into suspended animation until a cure is found. When he wakes up Yuji learns ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, a.i., androids and robots, deadly creature, adventure, changing the past or future, good versus evil, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: future
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    User:   32%
 
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Epoch
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: a.i., benign alien, race against time, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, time travel, chases and races ...
Place: asia, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
War of the Worlds
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, future dystopia, adventure, battles, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
Cleopatra 2525
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 ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
Queen of Blood
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: mars, vampire, rescue, benign alien, spacecraft, deadly creature, save the world, space travel, alien encounter, blood, alien, space wars ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1990
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System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
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Natural City
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, a.i., neo noir, androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, terrorism, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
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Xenosaga: The Animation
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: 4000 years have passed since humanity abandoned Earth. Forced to fight an alien form of life, Gnosis, mankind developed KOS-MOS - a battle android with amazing capabilities. When a ship carrying android is being attacked, KOS-MOS gets activated and ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: spacecraft, a.i., androids and robots, benign alien, man versus machine, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
Transmorphers
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: About a race of alien robots that have conquered Earth and forced humanity underground. After 400 years, a small group of humans develop a plan to defeat the mechanical invaders in the ultimate battle between man and machine.
Style: stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., mental institution, androids and robots, adventure, benign alien, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, technology gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Time travelers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, deadly creature, island, save the world, godzilla, adventure, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, ufo, time travel, heroic mission, technology gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1990s, 1940s, 23rd century ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Forty-two years after her first visit in Tokyo, Mothra returns to warn mankind that they must return Mechagodzilla, along with Godzilla's bones, to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. If not, dire consequences will follow. However, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, androids and robots, deadly creature, giant robot, adventure, master villain, save the world, survival, air base, fairy, alien encounter, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
Battlestar Galactica
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, genocide, space opera, betrayal, apocalypse, outer space, androids and robots, vengeance, adventure, survivor, androids, firefly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
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Species: The Awakening
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scientist, Dr Holander, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and sets Miranda on a killing spree as she sets out to find a mate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, androids and robots, benign alien, college, deadly creature, superhuman powers, save the world, alien encounter, alien, scientist, pregnancy, apocalypse ...
Time: 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
Five Million Years to Earth
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ancient Martian spaceship is unearthed in London, and proves to have powerful psychic effects on the people around.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: alien, supernatural, british, alien invasion, paranoia, science, deadly creature, mars, aliens, memory, apocalypse, investigation ...
Time: prehistory, 1950s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
Screamers: The Hunting
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "screamers." Once the squad arrives, they find a group ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distant planet, a.i., androids and robots, deadly creature, man versus machine, survival, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
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Critters 4
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He's sent a transporter where he puts the eggs - unfortunately the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, benign alien, spacecraft, dangerous animal, deadly creature, mad scientist, save the world, survival, shower, outer space, alien, explosion ...
Time: future, year 1992, 2040s, 1990s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   31%
 
Time of the Apes
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A female scientist and two children are accidentally transported into a future dominated by primates.
Style: serious, bleak, offbeat, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: laboratory, rescue, save the world, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, time travel, future dystopia, parallel world, space travel, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 

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Venus Wars
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, adaptation directed by original author
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, a.i., androids and robots, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, reporter, invasion, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century
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System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
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The Langoliers
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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, futuristic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, survival, airplane, airport, apocalypse, supernatural, chase, deadly creature, insanity, supernatural ability, technology, first contact ...
Time: future, 1990s
Place: boston, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
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