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, human, alternate reality, 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, heroes, save the world, supernatural and deadly mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Outer Limits: Constantine (2014), The Twilight Zone (2002), Dominion (2014), 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: time travel, space travel, supernatural, anthology, androids and robots, alien encounter, rivalry, danger, chaos, misfit, benign alien, imaginary ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, demon, supernatural, demonic possession, save the world, angel, good versus evil, exorcism, anti heroes, rescue, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, anthology, german, investigation, danger, trapped, totalitarianism, supernatural ability, deadly, superior, mystery, adventure ...
⇓ 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, god or devil, fate of humanity, good versus evil, chaos, save the world, future dystopia, chosen one, danger, soldier, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space wars, racism, space war, marines, battles, politics, chaos, rivalry, escapades, adventure, androids and robots ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 36K
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: tense, atmospheric, mind bending, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, plague, post apocalypse, apocalypse, chaos, save the world, sent to the past, race against time, heroic mission, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, team, experiment, transformation, rescue, protector, research, teleportation, crime, laboratory ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ 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: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: apocalypse, heroic mission, future dystopia, benign alien, chases and races, escapades, space wars, androids and robots, danger, save the world, society, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, future dystopia, astronaut, danger, survival, chases and races, on the run, adventure, escapades, space travel, life is a bitch, switching roles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic, exciting
Plot: astronaut, moon, danger, space travel, survival, future dystopia, a.i., heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, danger, rivalry, chaos, fugitives, angel, supernatural ability, religions or cults, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, mars, nuclear holocaust, astronaut, nasa, time travel, imaginary, heroic mission, adventure, benign alien, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ 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, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, airplane, airport, supernatural ability, time travel, apocalypse, obsessive quest, deadly creature, psychic, survival, mystery, chases and races ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: usa, boston, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien encounter, heroes, evil alien, deadly, survival, save the world, danger, space travel, plague, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, psychic, villain, danger, family relations, heroic mission, secret, teleportation, politician, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, future dystopia, outer space, space and aliens, survivor, androids and robots, good versus evil, soldier, nuclear holocaust, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 3K
Odyssey 5 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Odyssey 5 is a Canadian science fiction series that first ran in 2002 on Showtime in the United States and on Space in Canada. Odyssey 5 is the brainchild of Manny Coto, who served as a script-writer and executive producer during the series run. ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, astronaut, changing the past or future, nasa, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, heroic mission, race against time, danger, technology, post apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, benign alien, chases and races, androids and robots, heroic mission, changing the past or future, escapades, space and aliens, adventure, future dystopia, dangerous animal, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
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, deadly, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 26K
Babylon 5 (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space station, outer space, time travel, adventure, good versus evil, transformation, space and aliens, culture clash, benign alien, space opera, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 11K
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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, deadly creature, creature, rescue, danger, invasion, heroic mission, mystery, supernatural power, pregnancy, swamp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: escapades, imaginary, chases and races, space and aliens, heroic mission, special agents, future dystopia, native americans, battles, terrorizing, chaos and mayhem, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, small town, siblings relations, family relations, track down, devil worship, fall in love, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: exciting, humorous, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, space and aliens, journey, adventurer, heroes, good versus evil, alien encounter, space travel, alien, save the day ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, awful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: astronomer, soldier, alien, alien invasion, apocalypse, priest, time travel, survival, chaos, gory, deadly, evil alien ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, science, murder, scientist, time lapse photography, space and aliens, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, imaginary, dangerous animal, anti heroes, deadly ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 71K
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: captivating, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, vampire, save the world, scientist, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly virus, fate of humanity, plague, immortality, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: nun, murder, apocalypse, investigation, race against time, mother superior, end of the world, mystery, mysterious character, amateur detective, save the world, clergy ...
⇓ 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: offbeat, mind bending, gloomy, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, supernatural, fictional reality, imaginary, escapades, mystery, figment, danger, destiny, belief, supernatural ability, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, good versus evil, monster, death, demon, search, peril, characters in danger, angel, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1973, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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