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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Most similar movies to The Outer Limits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and futuristic films and TV series with plots about danger, imaginary, heroes, save the world, space and aliens, escapades and space travel mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Outer Limits: Space: Above and Beyond (1995), Battlestar Galactica (2003), War of the Worlds (2005), Battlestar Galactica (2004), Threshold (2003). 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: suspenseful, serious, 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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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, deadly creature, adventure, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, space travel, space wars, time travel, danger, racism ...
Time: 90s, future
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System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
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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
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System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
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, benign alien, gory, astronomer, aliens, first contact, deadly creature, catastrophe ...
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
Battlestar Galactica
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, androids and robots, adventure, soldier, cult, chase, on the run, rescue, survival, officers and cadets, space wars ...
Time: future
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System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
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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, deadly creature, adventure, changing the past or future, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel, time travel ...
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System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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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: atmospheric, serious, 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:   41%
    User:   48%
 
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, good versus evil, anti heroes, dangerous animal, deadly creature, supernatural ability, race against time, time lapse photography, science, murder, scientist, rescue ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: a.i., spacecraft, androids and robots, benign alien, man versus machine, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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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:   40%
    User:   42%
 
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Silent Running
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: serious, light, futuristic, cerebral, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, robot, destiny, ecology, loneliness, existentialism, idealism, spacecraft, isolation, fighting the system, space station, space opera ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
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Space: 1999
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: exciting, serious, 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:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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, changing the past or future, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, 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:   39%
    User:   39%
 
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, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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., benign alien, adventure, race against time, save the world, survival, apocalypse, alien encounter, nasa, astronaut, future dystopia ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
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, alien encounter, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, space travel, alien ...
Time: contemporary
Place: st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, deadly creature, save the world, interracial relations, alien encounter, alien, future dystopia, space travel, space wars, time travel, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: a.i., benign alien, adventure, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, time travel, chases and races ...
Place: asia, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
The Day the Earth Stopped
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., mental institution, androids and robots, outer space, benign alien, man versus machine, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, future dystopia, space travel ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: mars, vampire, rescue, benign alien, spacecraft, deadly creature, save the world, space travel, alien encounter, alien, blood, space wars ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
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, benign alien, adventure, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, technology gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Purple Death from Outer Space
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Edited version of the 1940 Universal serial "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe", released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: outer space, androids and robots, adventure, benign alien, spacecraft, palaces castles and temples, evil alien, superhero, master villain, changing the past or future, good versus evil, save the world ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to ...
Style: bleak, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, space opera, master villain, ship, aliens, weapons, firefly, first contact, save the world, alien, alien encounter, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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: androids and robots, gory, benign alien, deadly creature, college, superhuman powers, save the world, alien encounter, pregnancy, alien, scientist, apocalypse ...
Time: 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
Alien Apocalypse
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, futuristic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, gory, outer space, benign alien, deadly creature, adventure, changing the past or future, save the world, alien encounter, astronaut, alien, apocalypse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
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Dominion
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, supernatural ability, supernatural, save the world, good versus evil, danger, deadly, escapades, soldier, heroes, master warrior, rebelliousness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
SeaQuest 2032
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, good versus evil, ocean or sea, androids and robots, adventure, benign alien, race against time, rescue, save the world, sea, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
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System:   32%
    User:   37%
 

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Ark
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distant planet, a.i., androids and robots, good versus evil, adventure, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: future
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This latest installment of Babylon 5 is in two parts: the first, is about an entity that has possessed a worker. It wants to be exorcised but Col. Lochley prevents the priest & sends it & the host both back to Earth. The second is ...
Style: bleak, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, culture clash, good versus evil, space opera, benign alien, adventure, first contact, head of state, aliens, storytelling, firefly, supernatural ability ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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