Movies and TV shows like The Outer Limits

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The Outer Limits (1963)
 8.2
 6K
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, philosophical, psychotronic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: science, time travel, supernatural ability, save the world, future dystopia, mystery, space and aliens, space travel, space wars, danger, alien encounter, fight to the death, alternate reality, human, 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 suspenseful, serious, exciting and scary films and TV series with plots about danger, escapades, imaginary, supernatural, deadly, save the world and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Outer Limits: The Twilight Zone (2002), Dominion (2014), Heroes Reborn (2015), Space: Above and Beyond (1995), 12 Monkeys (2015). 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: suspenseful, serious, offbeat, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, space travel, time travel, anthology, alien encounter, androids and robots, save the world, imaginary, benign alien, technology gone awry, future dystopia, deadly creature ...
Place: canada
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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: serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, adventure, mystery, superior, trapped, german, investigation, danger, totalitarianism, deadly, supernatural ability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, supernatural, good versus evil, chaos, save the world, god or devil, future dystopia, fate of humanity, danger, soldier, vestiges of humanity, chosen one ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, danger, good versus evil, save the world, superhero, heroic mission, imaginary, changing the past or future, crimes, serial killer, villain, time travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, racism, space war, marines, battles, politics, pilot, danger, rivalry, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 34K
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: atmospheric, tense, mind bending, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, plague, chaos, save the world, sent to the past, heroic mission, race against time, deadly, survival, danger, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 18K
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: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, team, rescue, transformation, experiment, research, protector, teleportation, crime, laboratory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: androids and robots, space wars, future dystopia, space and aliens, benign alien, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, chaos, good versus evil, time travel, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 45K
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, supernatural, save the world, good versus evil, angel, demon, rescue, demonic possession, anti heroes, investigation, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, future dystopia, astronaut, danger, survival, adventure, escapades, chases and races, on the run, life is a bitch, switching roles, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, nasa, astronaut, time travel, chases and races, future dystopia, heroic mission, benign alien, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, superhuman powers, good versus evil, rivalry, chaos, danger, fugitives, angel, supernatural ability, religions or cults, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 6K
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting
Plot: astronaut, moon, benign alien, space and aliens, future dystopia, heroic mission, imaginary, danger, dragon, time travel, ufo, space wars ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, heroic mission, escapades, save the world, danger, alien encounter, heroes, deadly, survival, plague, space and aliens, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, airplane, airport, time travel, survival, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, deadly creature, apocalypse, deadly, danger, heroes ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: maine, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 217K
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, save the world, superhero, teleportation, villain, danger, heroic mission, family relations, secret, politician, good versus evil, psychic ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, clever, bleak, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, outer space, future dystopia, space and aliens, survivor, androids and robots, nuclear holocaust, soldier, good versus evil, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 522
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: imaginary, deadly creature, chaos, supernatural, race against time, space travel, danger, save the world, evil alien, time travel, heroes, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 182K
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: humorous, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, time machine, heroes, adventure, journey, adventurer, good versus evil, alien encounter, space travel, save the day, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, religions or cults, demon, small town, siblings relations, danger, family relations, track down, devil worship, deception, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chases and races, chaos and mayhem, native americans, special agents, heroic mission, future dystopia, escapades, chaos, battles, rivalry, space and aliens, terrorizing ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 347K
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, serious, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, monster, ghost, death, creature, obsessive quest, characters in danger, search, curses spells and rituals, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, intense, awful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: astronomer, soldier, alien, alien invasion, apocalypse, priest, time travel, survival, space and aliens, future dystopia, escapades, space wars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 6K
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: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, science, murder, scientist, time lapse photography, disorder, good versus evil, survival, heroic mission, space and aliens, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: nun, race against time, murder, apocalypse, investigation, end of the world, mother superior, mystery, worldwide chaos, mysterious character, crimes, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: gloomy, offbeat, mind bending, clever, serious ...
Plot: uncover truth, supernatural, fictional reality, figment, escapades, imaginary, mystery, danger, supernatural ability, belief, destiny, ghost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, 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: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, airplane, robot, investigation, collision, time warp, investigator, paradox, airport, sole survivor, scientist, space travel ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, danger, chaos, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, fear ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, ufo, uncover truth, buried truth, mystery, danger, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, escapades, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 227
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: anthology, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, wizards and magicians, crimes, mystery, funeral, television, wine, partnership, boogeyman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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