Movies like Alien

If you like "Alien" you are looking for scary, suspenseful and frightening movies about / with space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, evil alien, outer space, scientist and deadly creature themes of Horror and Sci-Fi genre shot in UK or USA.
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Alien (1979)
 8.5
 702K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense, captivating, exciting, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, evil alien, outer space, scientist, deadly creature, alien, alien encounter, monster, survival, mission, alien invasion, mysterious planet, courage, gory, androids and robots, danger, fear, trapped, escape, heroine, biology, alien monster, survival horror ...
Time: future, 22nd century

Most similar movies to Alien

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and scary films with plots about danger, alien, survival, monster, blood, deadly and space and aliens mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alien: Alien: Covenant (2017), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Aliens (1986), Prometheus (2012), Event Horizon (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 252K
Alien 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, evil alien, deadly creature, outer space, redemption, spacecraft, alien, crash landing, survival, danger, self sacrifice, human versus alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 221K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, bad ending, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, alien technology, infection, alien life-form, space travel, monster, experiment, brutality, parasite, outer space, mission, planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Plot: mercenary, breeding, cloning, space travel, outer space, betrayal, underwater scene, genetic engineering, explosive decompression, regeneration, gene manipulation, flamethrower ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 592K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, survival, deadly creature, alien, heroine, outer space, space marine, space colony, cryogenics, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 534K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, space travel, expedition, spacecraft, mysterious planet, fantasy world, alien encounter, mission, hi-tech, heroine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.7
 142K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space station, nightmare, outer space, danger, survival, insanity, heroic mission, supernatural, space and aliens, rescue, crew ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 111K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, evil alien, danger, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, gory, isolation, alien, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 326K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, alien encounter, monster, survival, transformation, paranoia, space and aliens, danger, fear, scientist, supernatural, destruction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 213K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, anti heroes, mysterious planet, alien encounter, survival, tough heroes, monster, outer space, space travel, dark hero, warrior ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 136K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, survival, isolation, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, confined, mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 342K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, jungle, deadly creature, invisibility, chase, alien, trap, warrior, evil alien, tough heroes, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, mine, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the ...
Style: exciting, scary, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, deadly creature, save the world, expedition, pyramid, adventure, danger, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, monster, gory, evil alien ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: antarctica, nepal, mexico, nebraska, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 23K
Screamers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: (SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and ...
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, soldier, future dystopia, apocalypse, desert, heroic mission, escapades, hunt down, nuclear, negotiation, slasher, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.2
 51K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, moon, alien encounter, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, alien, survival, found footage, infection, moon landing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 178K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: tentacle, mars, astronaut, alien life-form, monster, space travel, brutality, danger, death, survival horror, unhappy ending, space station ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A sequel to 2004's Alien vs. Predator, the iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever - in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two ...
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, alien, morgue, national guard, predator, hybrid, evil alien, survival, gory, supernatural, chaos, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 218K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, expedition, danger, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, mars, mysterious planet, astronaut, zombie, outer space, danger, expedition, space and aliens, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 230K
Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain ...
Style: suspense, scary, futuristic, exciting, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, quarantine, infected, experiment gone awry, bio weapon, imaginary, zombie apocalypse, mutant, gory, survival, monster, danger ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 258K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fear, trapped, deadly creature, tentacle, insanity, fight, fog, supermarket, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, parasite, alien, monster, supernatural, evil alien, save the world, danger, good versus evil, outer space, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, space and aliens, heroic mission, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, survival, expedition ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Forbidden World (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, laboratory, mad scientist, planet, genetics, imaginary, space and aliens, disorder, alien encounter, deadly, heroes, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 3K
Creature (1985)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, alien, planet, monster, adventure, deadly creature, imaginary, escapades, distant planet, space and aliens, space wars, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: exciting, scary, offbeat, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: spacecraft, mars, rescue, vampire, space travel, blood, alien, heroes, alien encounter, benign alien, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travellers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by something that interrupts the communication with Earth. This ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parallel world, scientist, monster, creature, alien monster, alien, slime, deadly creature, cons and scams, escapades, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, mind control, space and aliens, alien, deadly creature, rescue mission, alien contact, murder, alien invasion, political corruption, alien encounter, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.2
 713
Seedpeople (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, bed and breakfast, alien, gory, alien encounter, small town life, heroes, deadly, survival, deadly creature, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this attempted remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, remake of cult film, surprise ending
Plot: school, spacecraft, alien invasion, space travel, deadly creature, heroic mission, save the world, youth, danger, special agents, space and aliens, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Dawnseeker (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Set in the year 2245 when Earth's sun threatens to wipe out all of humanity, "The Dawnseeker" follows five hired mercenaries who travel to an uncharted planet to collect a rare mineral known as stardust to replenish the dying star. ...
Style: futuristic, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: imaginary, survival, human versus alien, alien planet, trapped, mission, space travel, deadly, alien contact, monster, first contact, catastrophe ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%