Movies like Aliens

If you like "Aliens" you are looking for scary, frightening and suspenseful movies about / with alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, strong female character, human versus alien and space colony themes of Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genre shot in UK or USA.
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Aliens (1986)
 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 lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic, suspense, tense, intense, bleak ...
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, space marine, alien contact, survivor, escape, heroine, spacecraft, strong violent content, trapped, human host, supernatural, creature, self sacrifice, rescue mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century

Most similar movies to Aliens

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about alien, transformation, dialogue, danger, outer space, first contact and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Aliens: Alien (1979), Alien: Covenant (2017), Prometheus (2012), Pitch Black (2000), Starship Troopers (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, survival horror, fear ...
Time: future, distant future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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 ⇓
93%
 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 ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
89%
Movie in collections
Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, monster, space and aliens, evil alien, spacecraft, soldier, space battle, military, creature, heroes, future dystopia, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
76%
 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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 25K
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, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, heroic mission, escapades, robot, battles ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
73%
 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 ⇓
67%
 6.4
 164K
Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, adventure, deadly creature, outer space, tough heroes, alien, survival, mysterious planet, heroes, mercenary, bounty hunter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 ⇓
67%
 5.8
 246K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battleship, alien invasion, evil alien, navy, alien encounter, military, u.s. navy, ship, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2005 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, london, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
79%
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, invasion, save the world, battlefield, alien encounter, battles, chaos, survival, heroic mission, alien attack, resistance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, america, mojave desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
67%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, space and aliens, ufo, evil alien, end of the world, save the world, alien encounter, spacecraft, alien, first contact, mass destruction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, bombay india, los angeles, houston texas, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 175K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: first contact, ufo, ocean, space and aliens, sea, submarine, heroic mission, disaster, alien encounter, alien life-form, catastrophe, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, battles, space travel, heroes, soldier, burned alive, space wars, war, heroic mission, military, rescue, deadly creature ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 20K
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, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, expedition, humanity in peril ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, chaos, deadly creature, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea, shark, sea monster ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 47K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, space and aliens, evil alien, space wars, future dystopia, friendship, racism, stranded, survival, space exploration, space battle, space station ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind control, evil alien, alien contact, space and aliens, alien, alien invasion, deadly creature, ufo, murder, alien encounter, political corruption, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 25K
Lifeforce (1985)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, survival, astronaut, supernatural, evil alien, outer space, alien encounter, space and aliens, save the world, worldwide chaos, alien, spacecraft ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 1.2M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, culture clash, alien, adventure, creature, space travel, scientist, alien planet, space and aliens, mysterious planet, benign alien, warrior ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, suspense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, trapped in space, escapades, space and aliens, outer space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 72K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, save the world, spacecraft, adventure, terrorism, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
25%