Movies like Alien

If you like "Alien" you are looking for scary, frightening and suspense movies about / with alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space and deadly creature themes of Horror and Sci-Fi genre shot in UK or USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Alien (1979)
 8.5
 852K
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, frightening, suspense, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, survival horror, fear, scientist, heroine, female protagonist, trapped in space, human versus alien, mission, sole survivor, alien contact, survival, mysterious planet, parasite, androids and robots, trapped ...
Time: future, distant future, 22nd century

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Alien

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary and serious films with plots about alien, survival, monster, danger, blood, transformation and outer space mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alien: Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992), The Thing (1982), The Thing (2011), Event Horizon (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 699K
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, frightening, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, strong female character, human versus alien, space colony, survival, deadly creature, evil alien, female warrior, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.4
 295K
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, scary, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: evil alien, alien, deadly creature, human versus alien, space travel, outer space, suspended animation, redemption, spacecraft, survival, cryogenics, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.2
 408K
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: monster, alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, paranoia, survival, evil, fear, creature, scientist, mutation, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.2
 130K
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, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, chase, alien invasion, mission gone awry, survival, paranoia, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 174K
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, outer space, nightmare, space station, trapped in space, hallucination, space and aliens, insanity, supernatural, violence, heroic mission, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 225K
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: apocalyptic, tragic ending, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: space station, survival horror, alien life-form, trapped in space, mars, outer space, monster, astronaut, space travel, first contact, evil alien, research ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.4
 274K
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: bad ending, enigmatic, suspense, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, outer space, alien life-form, androids, human versus alien, space travel, monster, alien parasite, parasite, creature, extraterrestrial, brutality ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.0
 598K
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, dark, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, alien encounter, androids, mysterious planet, fantasy world, space travel, expedition, spacecraft, outer space, distant planet, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
fear movies
4472
scientist movies
1870
heroine movies
884
future movies
2178
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: suspenseful, scary, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: space travel, breeding, outer space, cloning, mercenary, evil alien, space and aliens, scientist, alien, androids, survival, human host ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 399K
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, suspense, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, survival, warrior, jungle, hunting, creature, chase, trap, evil alien, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 150K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
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, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, space and aliens, survival, mutant, mission, memory loss, post apocalypse, mutation, fear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 236K
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, dark hero, space travel, escape, one man army, mysterious planet, survival, alien encounter, warrior, outer space, tough heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 23K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, scary ...
Plot: evil alien, alien, alien monster, alien life-form, alien contact, outer space, parasite, spacecraft, creature, extraterrestrial, fear, research ...
Time: year 1983
Place: kazakhstan, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 55K
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: suspense, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, alien encounter, outer space, expedition, moon, found footage, nasa, space travel, moon landing, spacecraft, infection, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.6
 37K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: quarantine, evil alien, small town, survival, chaos, race against time, space and aliens, deadly creature, alien encounter, death, hospital, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 27K
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, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, apocalypse, nuclear, cyborgs, future dystopia, struggle for survival, chaos, heroic mission, alien planet, battles, soldier, genetically altered ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, laboratory, genetics, planet, chaos, save the planet, battles, isolation, space and aliens, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s, 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, scary, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien monster, outer space, infection, deadly creature, survival, violence, spacecraft, evil alien, space and aliens, colony, self sacrifice, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 299K
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: bleak, bad ending, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, trapped, fog, creature, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, spider, fear, tentacle, religious fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, space and aliens, outer space, zombie, expedition, spacecraft, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, deadly creature, monster, save the world, predator, first contact, adventure, evil alien, apocalypse, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, pyramid ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: antarctica, nepal, nebraska, mexico, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 71K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, distant planet, found footage, astronaut, inventions and discoveries, alien, moon, spacewalk, space adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 392K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, survival horror, quarantine, destruction, disaster, chaos, survival, fear, escape, monster terrorizes city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, predator, small town, space and aliens, survival, supernatural, deadly creature, save the world, heroic mission, alien invasion, hybrid ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 247K
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, psychological, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, earth, end of the world, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 223K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, deadly creature, monster, jungle, space and aliens, hunting, warrior, predator, soldier, alien planet, hi-tech ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 113K
Doom (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, mars, good versus evil, alien, quarantine, teleportation, future dystopia, genetics, marines, future war, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 79K
Species (1995)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, deadly creature, interspecies sex, cocoon, cloning, alien, genetics, dna, genetic engineering, scientist, on the run, breeding ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 159K
Predator 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth -- and this time, it's drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, deadly creature, predator, alien invasion, alien, drug lord, serial murder, monster, survival, invisibility, strong violent content, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, future, year 1997, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 313K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: suspense, disturbing, intellectual, ambiguous ending, psychological ...
Plot: female protagonist, expedition, mutation, dna, scientist, transformation, psychologist, missing person, genetics, quarantine, professor, research ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, chicago illinois, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%