Movies and TV shows like Roswell

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Roswell (1999)
 7.5
 27K
Roswell (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a bond that threatens the survival of a secret universe involving superhuman powers, a yen for hot sauce and an alien gene pool.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alien, ufo, friendship, love and romance, disorder, fish out of water, alien encounter, uncover truth, teenage love, space and aliens, supernatural, high school life, small town, cover up, hidden identity, conspiracy, best friends, friends, ex couple relations, sheriff, dishonesty, coincidence, obstacle, healing power ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa

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Most similar movies to Roswell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, alien, mystery, supernatural power, space and aliens and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Roswell: Star-Crossed (2014), Kyle XY (2006), Roswell, New Mexico (2019), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 17K
Star-Crossed (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, supernatural romance, forbidden love, alien encounter, teenage life, popularity, teenage love, fall in love, newcomer, unlikely couple, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 28K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A suburban family that takes in a mysterious teen naive to the world around him. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family's mission.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage life, self discovery, experiment, mysterious character, teenage love, genius, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, foster child, cloning, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Roswell, New Mexico (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, mysterious
Plot: alien, love and romance, couple relations, supernatural ability, danger, small town, secrets
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, love triangle, vampire human love, werewolf, dangerous attraction, high school, immortality, teen romance, supernatural power, youth, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 19th century, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, high school, chosen one, vampire slayer, vampire human love, supernatural ability, double life, supernatural romance, prophecy, monster, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 123K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage love, high school, supernatural power, teenage life, life turned upside down, transformation, youth, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 74K
Charmed (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Three sisters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe) reunite and unlock their powers to become the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each ...
Style: feel good, enigmatic, exciting, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, female protagonist, supernatural ability, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, family relations, double life, hereditary gift of witchcraft, destiny, demon ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 25K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, mystery, missing person, government agency, investigation, government facility, nobody believes, cia, buried truth, state affairs, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 19K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
Story: Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen ...
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, teleportation, alien encounter, loneliness, insanity, supernatural, top secret, haunted by the past, government agency, family in danger, secret ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Marvel's Runaways (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.
Style: captivating, tense, futuristic, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, super villain, friendship, teenager, youth, parents and children, supernatural ability, runaway, good versus evil, high school, love and romance, alien ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 17K
The Society (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.
Style: captivating, emotional, mysterious, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: society, teenager, small town, relationships, murder, death, survival, separation, fantasy world, teenagers, friendship, trapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 2K
Roswell (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the book "UFO Crash at Roswell" by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt, Roswell follows the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, cynical
Plot: mystery, military, kidnapping, haunted by the past, alien encounter, conspiracy, landing, abduction, space and aliens, dishonesty, soldier, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 194K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, conspiracy, special agents, alien contact, top secret, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Dead Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Dead Zone, aka Stephen King's Dead Zone was an American-Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, credited as "based ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychic power, psychic, supernatural ability, changing the past or future, supernatural, life changing experience, friendship, supernatural power, life turned upside down, sheriff, hopes, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 53K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien encounter, world domination, fbi, dishonesty, danger, uncover truth, heroes, special agents, family relations, spacecraft ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A chronicle of the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”
Style: based on true events, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: ufo, alien, special agents, physicist, cold war, scientific research, paranormal activity, alien contact, alien encounter, space and aliens, abduction, mystery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.4
 249K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, scientist, alien contact, wormhole, space travel, space and aliens, science, first contact, research, nasa, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico, florida, hokkaido ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 2K
Dark Skies (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dark Skies is an American UFO conspiracy theory-based sci-fi television series that aired from the 1996 to 1997 season for 18 episodes, plus a two-hour pilot episode. The success of The X-Files on Fox proved there was an audience for science fiction ...
Style: captivating, mind bending, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ufo, conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, dishonesty, mystery, uncover truth, couple relations, couples, government agency, undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.8
 2K
Coma (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. Remake of Coma 1978.
Style: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: hospital, medical student, uncover truth, workplace, mystery, woman in danger, doctors and patients, medical school, death, conspiracy, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 51K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, danger, small town life, beast, isolation, transformation, confined, missing person, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 95K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, conspiracy, space and aliens, space opera, space station, space exploration, alien life-form ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Marvin Marvin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Marvin Marvin is an American science fiction slapstick comedy television series that aired from November 24, 2012 to April 27, 2013. The series was set to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2013, but was pushed forward to November 24, 2012. It stars Lucas ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien encounter, hidden identity, lifestyle, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, friends, social relations, alien, high school, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 42K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, quarantine, imaginary, special agents, time travel, investigation, missing person, healing power, danger, government agency, fate of humanity, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Unnatural History (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Teenager Henry Griffin acquired many skills through years of travelling the world with his anthropologist parents. Sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC, and with the help of his cousin Jasper and friend Maggie, he must now use ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: high school, artifact, mystery, adventure, friendship, teenage life, danger, escapades, teenage hero, supernatural, anthropologist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year... that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, chase, high school, teenage life, superhuman powers, youth, supernatural power, disorder, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 721
East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, teenage love, love and romance, dishonesty, teenage life, coming of age, friends, high school life, social relations, profanity, sexual content, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, paranormal activity, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 100K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, life turned upside down, small town, isolation, survival, small town life, teenage girl, society, danger, human existence, separated ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 5K
Threshold (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Threshold was a science fiction drama television series that first aired on CBS in September 2005. Produced by Brannon Braga, David S. Goyer and David Heyman, the series focuses on a secret government project investigating the first contact with an ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: alien invasion, top secret, evil alien, infected, government conspiracy, encounter, genetically altered, dreams, hallucinations, government facility, invasion, human existence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sweet Valley High (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sweet Valley High is an American comedy-drama series very loosely based on Francine Pascal's book series of the same name. The series ran from September 5, 1994 to October 14, 1997, and was produced by Saban Entertainment. The rights are now ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: twins, high school, social relations, friends, shopping, family relations, disorder, best friends, youth, love and romance, studying, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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