Movies and TV shows like Childhood's End

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Childhood's End (2015)
 6.9
 11K
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, thought provoking, philosophical, stylized, cerebral, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world domination, alien, demon, space and aliens, danger, utopia, alien invasion, dishonesty, spacecraft, humanity in peril, evil alien, adaptation, technology, space travel, twists & turns, humanity, science, sacrifice, life philosophy, religion, husband wife relationship, creativity, storytelling, society, end of the world ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel

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Most similar movies to Childhood's End

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, space and aliens, alien, outer space, spacecraft, space travel and alien invasion mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Childhood's End: V (2009), Arrival (2016), Europa Report (2013), Under the Dome (2013), Threshold (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 54K
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, world domination, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, fate of humanity, fbi, dishonesty, worldwide chaos, invasion, danger, uncover truth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 640K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, twist ending, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, ufo, scientist, alien race, alien creature, female protagonist, loss, time, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 70K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: cerebral, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, found footage, astronaut, danger, distant planet, lovecraftian, landing, inventions and discoveries, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 103K
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, serious ...
Plot: trapped, life turned upside down, small town, supernatural, survival, small town life, society, danger, human existence, isolation, separated, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 5K
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, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: alien invasion, government conspiracy, evil alien, infected, top secret, alien encounter, human existence, encounter, hallucinations, dreams, contact, government facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 18K
Ascension (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space opera, social differences, murder, space station, survival, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, take over, architect, landing, alien encounter, mistaken identity, space travel, catastrophe, deadly creature, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 34K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, investigation, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 115K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, life is a bitch, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, destiny, danger, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, human existence, outer space, space opera, human in outer space, fear, survival, technology, alien encounter, alien planet ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 24K
Extant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Style: futuristic, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, artificial insemination, scientist, mystery, androids and robots, fear, fate of humanity, family relations, alien, space and aliens, a.i., parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 29K
Babylon 5 (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, saga, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, space station, benign alien, adventure, time travel, good versus evil, space and aliens, alien, culture clash, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 87K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, evil alien, alien invasion, resistance, ufo, space and aliens, vestiges of humanity, survival, worldwide chaos, alien encounter, apocalypse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Masters of Science Fiction (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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: suspenseful, serious, anthology, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, genetic engineering, danger, space and aliens, cure, mutant, nuclear, imaginary, satire, death sentence, alien, death penalty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 123K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, space wars, human in outer space, alien life-form, investigation, conspiracy, space opera, space station, space battle, space exploration ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, outer space, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, pregnancy, twins, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Sixty days on and Rygel is retrieving pieces of John and Aeryn from the sea bed. The Diagnosan re-crystalises them and they start getting to know the local species. Meanwhile, Scorpius and Sikozu are aboard a Peacekeeper Command Carrier on a recon ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, space and aliens, human in outer space, adventure, outer space, space opera, couple relations, escapades, on the run, heroes, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 23K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, manhunt, androids and robots, on the run, cyborgs, save the world, future dystopia, danger, space and aliens, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.2
 11K
The Whispers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, tense
Plot: youth, evil alien, danger, save the world, investigation, manipulation, race against time, murder, naivete, deception, kids in trouble, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 242K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, danger, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, earth, end of the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 3 min.
TV show
Story: The 10 webisodes, entitled "The Face of the Enemy," tell a story that takes place between seasons 4.0 and 4.5 of Battlestar and follow Lt. Gaeta when he is sent off in a Raptor with a handful of strangers and one of them mysteriously dies. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space and aliens, space opera, imaginary, adventure, race against time, isolation, confined, danger, spacecraft, survival, serial murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Showdown at Area 51 (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two aliens who crash on Earth must find a buried weapon that will destroy the planet and their own society if not stopped.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien, benign alien, danger, good versus evil, chases and races, race against time, brother brother relationship, rivalry, graphic violence, junkyard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, space war, marines, save the world, adventure, space travel, alien encounter, alien civilization, racism, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien contact, first contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, environmentalism, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, worldwide chaos, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, australia, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 12K
Invasion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, evil alien, creature, survival, swamp, deadly creature, hurricane, heroic mission, danger, rescue, mystery, invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Brave New World (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 415 min.
TV show
Story: In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: future dystopia, life is a bitch, distopia, utopia, dystopic future, genetic engineering, society, politics, satire, social differences, technology, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, love and romance, couple relations, fugitives, supernatural ability, space and aliens, alien invasion, supernatural, supernatural power, super strength, small town, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 19K
Cargo (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, teleportation, danger, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Defying Gravity is a multi-nationally produced space travel television science fiction drama series which first aired on August 2, 2009 on ABC and CTV and was canceled in the autumn of 2009. Set in the year 2052, the series follows eight astronauts ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, astronaut, space and aliens, space mission, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, top secret, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, mysterious planet, adventure, space station, astronaut, escapades, alien contact, outer space, alien, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%