Movies and TV shows like Roswell

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Roswell (1999)
 7.5
 29K
Roswell (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: ufo, high school, space and aliens, friendship, love and romance, disorder, fish out of water, alien encounter, uncover truth, teenage love, supernatural, high school life, small town, cover up, hidden identity, alien, 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 serious, suspenseful, exciting and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, alien, space and aliens, mystery, investigation and youth mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Roswell: Star-Crossed (2014), Kyle XY (2006), Roswell, New Mexico (2019), Teen Wolf (2011), The Vampire Diaries (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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Star-Crossed (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: supernatural romance, benign alien, forbidden love, unlikely couple, interspecies romance, teenage life, popularity, teenage love, fall in love, newcomer, alien encounter, high school life ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 7.4
 29K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, entertaining, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, genius, experiment, teenage life, self discovery, foster child, mysterious character, teenage love, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, cloning, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Roswell, New Mexico (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, captivating, suspense, serious, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, love and romance, couple relations, fugitives, supernatural ability, super strength, supernatural power, space and aliens, alien invasion, supernatural, small town, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 138K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, supernatural, high school, teenage love, supernatural power, friends, teenage life, transformation, youth, teen romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, teen drama
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, high school, immortality, werewolf, supernatural power, teen romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 1860s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Marvel's Runaways (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, entertaining, tense, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, superhero team, supernatural ability, youth, superheroine, super villain, runaway, friendship, superhero, parents and children, good versus evil, high school ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Marvin Marvin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: kids, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, alien encounter, hidden identity, lifestyle, teenage life, family life, siblings relations, social relations, friends, alien, high school, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 55K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien encounter, world domination, fate of humanity, dishonesty, fbi, worldwide chaos, invasion, uncover truth, alien invasion, alien ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 39K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, sex with brother, investigation, small town, crimes, social relations, small town life, family secret, protagonist as suspect, brother sister sex, supernatural, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 44K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: special agents, psychic, quarantine, foreknowledge, missing person, time travel, murderer, investigation, distopia, ufo, paranormal phenomena, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: captivating, enigmatic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: ufo, alien, cold war, alien abduction, special agents, space and aliens, physicist, paranormal activity, alien contact, scientific research, alien encounter, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, teen drama
Plot: vampire, vampire slayer, chosen one, supernatural, vampire human love, supernatural romance, high school, supernatural ability, double life, prophecy, good versus evil, monster ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 20K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, stylized, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, teleportation, kidnapping, alien encounter, space and aliens, medical experiment, alien invasion, cold war, loneliness, government conspiracy, alien ...
Time: 21st century, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.0
 26K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, missing person, government agency, alien, space and aliens, mystery, secret movement, president, extraterrestrial, investigation, top secret, government facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 104K
The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, first contact, alien, evil alien, fbi, conspiracy, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistory, future, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, london, texas, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sweet Valley High (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, twins, sister sister relationship, twin sister, youth, best friends, love and romance, studying, mistaken identity, teenage love, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 3K
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, catastrophe, alien encounter, mistaken identity, space travel, architect, escapades, supernatural, save the world, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 8K
Debris (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Two federal agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
Style: captivating, futuristic, tense
Plot: alien encounter, cia agent, alien, paranormal phenomena, alien space craft, government coverup, alien technology, government conspiracy, partners, crime solving, alien contact, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.3
 6K
Threshold (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, government conspiracy, evil alien, infected, top secret, invasion, contact, encounter, genetically altered, government facility, human existence, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 352K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: twist ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien encounter, farm, alien, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, first contact, single father, small town, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, brazil, north america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 104K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: trapped, life turned upside down, small town, supernatural, survival, small town life, isolation, society, human existence, mystery, human nature, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 797
East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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: serious, touching, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, infidelity, love and romance, coming of age, dishonesty, teenage life, social relations, sexual content, high school life, youth, high school, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 80K
Charmed (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, female protagonist, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, magic, supernatural ability, good versus evil, hereditary gift of witchcraft, family relations, demon, double life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, serious, mind bending, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, ufo, supernatural ability, hidden truth, uncover truth, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, escapades, investigation, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, turn of the century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.3
 14K
Area 51 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, military base, supernatural, alien abduction, government agency, state affairs, youth, dishonesty, amateur detective, obsessive quest, found footage, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Book of Jer3miah (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A college freshman, Jeremiah Whitney, accepts the undertaking to protect a mysterious Mesoamerican box. When Jeremiah's parents are mysteriously murdered, Jeremiah learns that he is the target of a frightening conspiracy. Every facet of his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, spiritual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: conspiracy, destiny, chase, life turned upside down, young heroes, mystery, riddles and clues, uncover truth, religions or cults, heroes, youth, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Childhood's End (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 247 min.
TV show
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world domination, alien, alien invasion, demon, space and aliens, utopia, dishonesty, spacecraft, humanity in peril, evil alien, technology, space travel ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 70K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: touching, witty, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, student, private investigator, private detective, investigation, female detective, teenage life, youth, parents and children, friendship, spy, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 40K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: special agents, paranormal investigation, supernatural, homosexual, heroic mission, alien, investigation, heroes, adventure, team, alien encounter, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: europe, england, wales, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, paranormal activity, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, sheriff, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%