Movies like Alien

If you like "Alien" you are looking for scary, futuristic and suspenseful movies about / with alien, monster, suspense, space travel, space, female protagonist and space and aliens themes of Horror and Sci-Fi genre shot in UK or USA.
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Alien (1979)
 8.5
 894K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 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, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating, frightening, atmospheric, thought provoking, exciting, dark, slasher ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, monster, suspense, space travel, space, female protagonist, space and aliens, deadly creature, fear, creature, spacecraft, evil alien, creature feature, survival, alien monster, survival horror, strong female lead, sole survivor, distopia, heroine, alien encounter, alien invasion, human versus alien, scientist, cat ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future

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Most similar movies to Alien

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, cult film and weird films with plots about alien, space, monster, blood, danger, suspense and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alien: Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992), The Thing (1982), Event Horizon (1997), Alien: Covenant (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 726K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, 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: scary, futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: alien, strong female character, survival, space travel, monster, space, space and aliens, female warrior, human versus alien, strong female lead, deadly creature, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 305K
Alien³ (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, atmospheric, scary, splatter ...
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, space, prison, human versus alien, deadly creature, evil alien, space travel, survival, cryogenics, monster, distopia, redemption ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.2
 432K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, isolation, fear, paranoia, creature, supernatural, snow, suspense, scientist, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.6
 186K
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, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, supernatural, trapped in space, space, insanity, space station, hallucination, space and aliens, nightmare, rescue team, survival, astronaut ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 6.4
 287K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: bad ending, futuristic, twist ending, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, space travel, monster, space, alien life-form, robot, creature, human versus alien, scientist, extraterrestrial, alien creature, suspense ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.2
 136K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, alien invasion, evil alien, chase, alien encounter, suspense, survival horror, death, space and aliens, survival ...
Time: future, year 1982, 80s, 21st century
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.6
 237K
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: scary, apocalyptic, tragic ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: adult
Plot: space, suspense, mars, monster, space travel, space station, alien, alien life-form, astronaut, first contact, survival horror, death ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Alien Resurrection (1997)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, splatter, bleak ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space, monster, distopia, space and aliens, evil alien, strong female lead, apocalypse, suspense, robot, creature ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.8
 430K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, scary, futuristic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, survival, jungle, military, creature, suspense, deadly creature, hunting, predator, squad, chase ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1987
Place: latin america, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.0
 617K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, space travel, distant planet, space, androids, space and aliens, mission, spacecraft, alien life-form, mysterious planet, monster ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.7
 154K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, Canada, 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, scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space, survival, space travel, post apocalypse, isolation, suspense, memory loss, survival horror, spacecraft, mission, end of the world, monster ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.1
 244K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: futuristic, suspenseful, tense, harsh, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, creature, suspense, alien life-form, alien, space travel, escape, dark hero, space, deadly creature, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
 28K
Screamers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
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, suspenseful, exciting, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, struggle for survival, cyberpunk, apocalypse, alien planet, space, post apocalypse, distopia, robot, killer robot, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 40K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, suspense, evil alien, survival, small town, space and aliens, quarantine, body horror, cheerleading, cheerleader, teenager ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.2
 56K
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: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, suspense, found footage, space, alien encounter, nasa, space travel, expedition, moon landing, twists and turns, alien, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1969, year 2011 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, erotic, space horror ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, mutant, laboratory, exploitation, cocoon, creature feature, alien, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, genetics, creature, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 235K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: scary, intense, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, jungle, predator, space and aliens, evil alien, alien life-form, deadly creature, space, hunting, hi-tech, survival horror ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 127K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, splatter, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, suspense, youth, teenager, space and aliens, parasite, evil alien, teacher, alien encounter, high school, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: scary, tense, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: mars, space travel, space, mysterious planet, survival, zombie, astronaut, suspense, space and aliens, alien, death, zombie attack ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 4K
Creature (1985)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: space horror, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, monster, space, creature, creature feature, planet, exploitation, alien abduction, zombie, virus, alien invasion, extraterrestrial ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dead Space: Downfall (2008)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On a deep space mining mission to a remote planet, an ancient religious relic - thought to be proof of the existence of God - is unearthed and brought aboard. When the unholy artifact unleashes a long-dormant alien race, its glimpse of Heaven ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, anime, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly creature, alien monster, space, violence, suspense, spacecraft, infection, self sacrifice, body horror, zombie, evil alien, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 318K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, scary, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, apocalypse, suspense, religious fanatic, fear, creature, small town, macabre, spider, twists and turns, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 73K
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: psychological, tense, cerebral, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: space travel, found footage, space, spacecraft, alien, space exploration, distant planet, astronaut, survival, suspense, moon, spacewalk ...
Time: future, 50s, year 1972, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Canada, USA
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: scary, exciting, splatter, breathtaking, allegory ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, deadly creature, save the world, predator, survival, apocalypse, evil alien, first contact, space, superhero, cloning ...
Time: future, jurassic, year 2004, 2000s, 21st century
Place: antarctica, egypt, nepal, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 25K
Sputnik (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, dark, slasher ...
Plot: alien, evil alien, alien life-form, suspense, alien contact, monster, alien creature, alien monster, creature, extraterrestrial, space, fear ...
Time: year 1983
Place: kazakhstan, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.0
 405K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, apocalyptic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, disaster, found footage, giant monster, alien, survival, deadly creature, fear, survival horror, destruction, chaos, suspense ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 15K
Infini (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
Style: intense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, space horror ...
Plot: space travel, alien, space, military, survival, suspense, insanity, death, rescue, virus, mind control, plague ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 8K
Xtro (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't trust Sam, and Rachel can't quite decide ...
Style: surreal, slasher, splatter, phantasmagoric, controversial ...
Plot: alien, alien abduction, evil wins, monster, exploitation, clown, creature feature, alien invasion, body horror, nightmare, surrealism, creature ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 12K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, sea monster, race against time, creature feature, alien, disaster, giant monster, sea, rescue, suspense, space ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 21K
The Hidden (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power. Hotly pursued by another alien (who's borrowed the body of a dead FBI ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, chase, car chase, fbi, buddy cop, suspense, twists and turns, mind control, violence, revenge, monster, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%