Movies like Alien Nation

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Alien Nation (1988)
 6.3
 14K
Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, allegory, buddy movie, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, discrimination, culture clash, murder, crimes, friendship, reluctant partners, partners, law enforcement, buddies, opposites attract, deadly, fish out of water, police investigation, interracial relations, racism, police officer, adaptation, space travel, alien invasion, androids and robots, vengeance, space and aliens, misfit, quarantine ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1991, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Alien Nation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, futuristic and exciting films with plots about gunfight, murder, pistol, gun, violence, shot to death and explosion mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alien Nation: Almost Human (2013), Blade Runner (1982), Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994), Demolition Man (1993), Firepower (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 48K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama on Fox. In 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, police detective, partners, hi-tech, a.i., fighting crime, future dystopia, tough law enforcer, police partner, haunted by the past, buddy cop, law enforcer ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 696K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, neo noir, a.i., androids, artificial intelligence, killer robot, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, racism, alien, benign alien, evil alien, alien encounter, time travel, deadly creature, androids and robots, deadly, save the world, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, mojave desert, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 160K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, distopia, martial arts, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, dystopic future, one man army ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, near future, year 1996 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 551
Firepower (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the year 2007, crime has risen at an exponential rate. Once highly populated metropolises such as Los Angeles are no longer inhabitable. These cities have transformed into "Hell Zones," ruled by violent street gangs. The Hell Zone, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, nightclub, gang, katana, katana sword, good versus evil, heroes, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 14K
Replicant (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, cloning, psychopath, serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, crimes, genetic engineering, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 12K
Runaway (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
Style: exciting, stylized, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: robot, chase, technology, killer robot, violence, revenge, murder, conspiracy, explosion, police investigation, crime, crimes ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 169K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, robot, utopia, dystopic future, clones, murder, investigation, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 5K
Nemesis (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, chaos is rampant as 'information terrorists' threaten to destroy order in society. Alex is a part-man, part-machine LAPD cop who is the best at what he does. When one of the terrorists calls him a machine, Alex questions his ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, future dystopia, androids and robots, conspiracy, man versus machine, chaos, superhuman powers, law enforcement, battles, police detective, technology gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, brazil, new mexico, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 11K
Dark Angel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, heroin, danger, undercover cop, drug lord, save the world, reluctant partners, partners against crime, deadly creature, deadly, working undercover, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.2
 2K
Retrograde (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, spacecraft, race against time, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, adventure, imaginary, rescue ...
Time: future, year 2004, 23rd century, 2000s
Place: antarctica, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cyber Tracker (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eric is a secret agent currently working as security guard for senator Dilly. The senator is the main advocate for a new kind of police officer: the Tracker, an perfect and nearly invulnerable android. When Eric realizes that senator Dilly is ...
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, bleak, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rebellion, heroes, fighting the system, special agents, on the run, conspiracy, frame up, martial arts, androids and robots, a.i., deadly, legal action ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hawaii, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 147K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, deadly creature, predator, danger, serial murder, drug lord, invisibility, laser, lone hero, survival, gory, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, future, year 1997, 1990s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, robot, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2020s, year 1997 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 507
Steel Frontier (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in a post-nuclear-holocaust future, this sci-fi western takes place in the frontier city of New Hope, the only place around with a working oil refinery. Ever since a megalomaniac general and his followers took over the place, life has been ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, desert, bounty hunter, anti heroes, soldier, modern western, post apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, rivalry, good versus evil, misfit ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 402
Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, danger, partners, police investigation, chases and races, mafia, hitman, martial arts, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 16K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, artificial intelligence, profanity, resort, virtual reality, escapades, adventure, imaginary, danger, chase, on the run ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 371K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, fighting the system, on the run, class differences, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 142K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: serious, futuristic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, deadly, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, near future, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 757
Velocity Trap (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a desolate and treachorous region of space known as the Velocity Run, a heavily armored ship passes every six months. It carries billions of Universal Dollars between the colonies and the Central Bank on Earth. Hard currency has returned due to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, frame up, space travel, spacecraft, crimes, adventure, escapades, heroes, computers and web, technology gone awry, heroic mission, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hands of Steel (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: destiny, murder, chaos, hitman, laser, good versus evil, chase, on the run, danger, assassination, post apocalypse, cyborgs ...
Time: future, near future, year 1987
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, utah, arizona, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 4K
Hardwired (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a tragic accident Luke Gibson is left with critical injuries and complete amnesia. A new technological breakthrough from the Hexx Corporation - a Psi-Comp Implant that's hardwired into Luke's brain - saves his life, but Luke soon ...
Style: futuristic, tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, on the run, chases and races, mind control, amnesia, future dystopia, crimes, corporate crimes, deadly, danger, dishonesty, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 1K
Cyborg Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ex-DEA agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has been turned into a cyborg by the drug runner he was after.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, heroes, mad scientist, police shootout, chaos, manhunt, journalism, danger, killer robot, island, androids ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: caribbean, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 67K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, pornography, virtual reality, chaos, protest, uncover truth, haunted by the past, prostitute, private detective ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the nuclear war people are sterile and ruled by the artifical intelligences they created in this violent world. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the child through the dangerous city to the ship to save it. She is ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, anarchy, heroes, chase, cyborgs, kung fu, fetus, post apocalypse, terrorism, androids and robots, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 28K
Virtuosity (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: virtual reality, serial killer, androids, good versus evil, hologram, artificial intelligence, chases and races, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, danger ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 24K
The Black Hole (1979)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, escapades, danger, heroic mission, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 234K
RoboCop (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyborgs, experiment, law enforcement, fighting the system, vengeance, gang, fighting crime, partners, legal, robot ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 253K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: intense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, post apocalypse, drug lord, judge, lone hero, fighting crime, cyberpunk, distopia, survival, psychic, corruption, police ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, apocalypse, man versus machine, chaos, chase, technology gone awry, killer robot, artificial intelligence, nuclear holocaust, robot, time travel ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%