Movies and TV shows like The Outer Limits

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The Outer Limits (1963)
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The Outer Limits (1963)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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: time travel, mystery, save the world, supernatural ability, future dystopia, space and aliens, space travel, space wars, alien encounter, science, alternate reality, human, fight to the death, supernatural, psychopath, heroes, politics, soldier, androids and robots, creator, escapades, society, chaos, good versus evil, benign alien ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to The Outer Limits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, imaginary, escapades, save the world, supernatural, heroes and time travel mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Outer Limits: Night Gallery (1969), Fringe (2008), The Twilight Zone (2002), Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997), The Invaders (1967). 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.
TV show
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, scary, suspenseful, anthology, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, future dystopia, evil alien, space travel, supernatural, androids, alien, alien encounter, androids and robots, chaos, technology gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: near future
Place: canada
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Night Gallery (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: serious, surreal, psychological, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, human nature, supernatural ability, museum, back from the dead, witchcraft, vampire, painting, art gallery, supernatural power, deadly, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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75%
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Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, supernatural, special agents, alternate dimension, scientist, top secret, fbi, experiment, investigation, creature, paranormal activity, alternate reality ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, supernatural, supernatural power, trapped, adventure, investigation, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural ability, totalitarianism, german, nazism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, ufo, supernatural ability, hidden truth, uncover truth, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, conspiracy, escapades, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, turn of the century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, mind bending, scary, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: fictional reality, uncover truth, supernatural, ghost, mystery, escapades, supernatural ability, figment, belief, destiny, haunted house, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Invaders (1967)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, escapades, supernatural, save the world, space and aliens, deadly creature, disaster, catastrophe, alien encounter, mistaken identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
October Faction (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 39 min.
TV show
Story: Monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen tangle with evil ... and family drama with their teenage twins. From the comics by Steve Niles and Damien Worm.
Style: dark fantasy, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: monster, evil, curses spells and rituals, war crime, interracial family, superhero, investigation, salvation, mystery, dark hero, demon, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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Constantine (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, supernatural power, angel, curses spells and rituals, save the world, demonic possession, supernatural, rescue, exorcism, possession, good versus evil ...
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.
TV show
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, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, marines, save the world, space travel, adventure, alien encounter, alien civilization, racism, alien race, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 24K
Dominion (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, soldier, chosen one, save the world, chaos, supernatural, battles, supernatural ability, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cleopatra 2525 (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, society, time travel, space wars, chaos, evil alien, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 8K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak
Plot: space and aliens, astronaut, space travel, space exploration, ufo, moon, survival, save the world, man versus machine, adventure, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length pilot episode for the series was released as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, good versus evil, time travel, astronaut, space travel, fighting crime, survival, save the world, a.i., adventure, adventurer, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 44K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, existence paradox, epidemic, post apocalypse, plague, sent to the past, virus, apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, future dystopia, astronaut, survival, escapades, on the run, adventure, space travel, switching roles, life is a bitch, society, chimpanzee ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 641
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: heroic mission, save the world, adventure, dangerous animal, race against time, supernatural, alien encounter, space travel, chaos, alien invasion, evil alien, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 238K
Heroes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, heroes, teleportation, good versus evil, heroic mission, psychic, stopped time, time travel, supernatural, villain ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Messengers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural ability, angel, good versus evil, superhuman powers, fugitives, chaos, rivalry, destiny, crimes, religions or cults, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: time travel, airplane, alternate dimension, supernatural, airport, apocalypse, obsessive quest, survival, blind character, disappearance, chaos, mystery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, scary, futuristic
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, survival, save the world, apocalypse, chaos, heroes, mutant, space and aliens, life is a bitch, supernatural, future dystopia ...
Time: future, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, allegory, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, colonization, nasa, astronaut, time travel, telepathy, space and aliens, benign alien, a.i., adventure ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 2K
Revelations (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: nun, end of the world, apocalypse, save the world, race against time, murder, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, amateur detective, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, space and aliens, adventure, space travel, save the day, good versus evil, benign alien, journey, heroes, adventurer ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, 2020s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Masters of Science Fiction (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Masters of Science Fiction is an American television anthology series by the same creators as Masters of Horror. The show debuted on ABC on August 4, 2007 at 10PM for a run of four episodes. It was originally scheduled to run in six parts, but two ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, space and aliens, genetic engineering, cure, mutant, nuclear, alien, satire, death sentence, outer space, iraq war, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
H.G. Wells' 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, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, soldier, apocalypse, survival, astronomer, save the world, introspection, heroic mission, supernatural, future dystopia, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, future dystopia, androids and robots, outer space, escapades, obsessive quest, good versus evil, space and aliens, adventure, chaos ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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: semi serious, stylized, unusual plot structure, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, rivalry, interracial relations, good versus evil, adventure, society, heroes, benign alien, supernatural ability, unfulfilled love, time travel, political unrest ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, hidden truth, mysterious character, human nature, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, investigation, society, abduction, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Charlie Jade (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie Jade is a science fiction television program filmed mainly in Cape Town, South Africa. It stars Jeffrey Pierce in the title role, as a detective from a parallel universe who finds himself trapped in our universe. This is a Canadian and South ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak, scary ...
Plot: parallel world, private detective, society, future dystopia, escapades, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, chaos, fish out of water, distopia, powerful corporation ...
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%