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20 best shows like Alien Origin (2012)

List of the best shows and series like Alien Origin (2012): Falling Skies, Halo: Nightfall, Last Resort, Extinct, The Passage, Day 5, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Blood Drive, The Stand, Another Life.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens, Military, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Alien invasion, Adventures, Shootouts
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, family, detective, military
Duration00:30
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Investigation
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival
PlaceSubmarines
StyleAction, Fascinating

Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch nuclear ballistic missiles at Pakistan.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Adventures
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

400 years after the extinction of the human race, a small group of humans are revived by an alien civilization. The colony of revived humans encounter struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before, while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:35
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotViruses, Genetic experiments
PlaceCourt
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, Touching

A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

After a fortuitous drug bender saves his life, addict Jake ventures out into the quiet streets… unaware that most of the world already died in their beds. Now, battling sleepless fatigue and encroaching delirium, Jake teams with a scrappy teenager, overnight doctor and red-eye pilot to search for answers… and just maybe find a way to sleep again.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. In an April 2010 episode of Criminal Minds, during the show's fifth season, the original team met the new team and worked with them to find a San Francisco serial killer. This episode served as the new series' backdoor pilot. Just like the parent series, CBS owned the underlying North American rights, while ABC owned the international rights. The series premiered on February 16, 2011, and filled the Wednesday 10 pm time slot, airing immediately after the original Criminal Minds. CBS cancelled the series on May 17, 2011. The series ends with a cliffhanger. On September 6, 2011 CBS DVD released the complete series as a 4 disc-set. It is packaged as "The DVD Edition". There are numerous special features and two episode commentaries with the cast and crew. The set includes the backdoor pilot from season five of the original show.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters
PlotSurvival, Shootouts
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

Set in a near-dystopian future, a former cop is forced to take part in a death race where the cars run on human blood. You lose a leg and you lose your head.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, The Prophets
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses, Fighting Evil
PlaceSmall towns, USA
TimePost-apocalypse

In a world mostly wiped out by the plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersAliens, Gays, Investigators, Military
PlotSurvival, Travel, Jealousy
PlaceSpace
StyleAction, Touching

After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Monsters
PlotSupernatural
StyleSpectacular

R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The series is based on The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie, and the books The Haunting Hour and Nightmare Hour anthology by R. L. Stine.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Monsters, Horses, Ghosts
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Investigation, Adventures
StyleAtmospheric

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration00:50
CharactersAliens, Gays, Monsters, Heroes, Special agents
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Travel, Adventures
PlaceEngland
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric

Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien hunters, who make up the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Mystery
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric

Odyssey 5 is a Canadian science fiction series that first ran in 2002 on Showtime in the United States and on Space in Canada.Odyssey 5 is the brainchild of Manny Coto, who served as a script-writer and executive producer during the series run. Through his website and in interviews, Coto has expressed his interest in returning to the series at some point, either continuing it or giving it a conclusion.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration04:00
CharactersGhosts
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Adventures, Missing people
PlaceSubmarines
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A shipping magnate hires four experts from various fields to investigate what happened to his ships that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The team discovers a threat that might unravel time itself and cause the world to end.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Investigators, Heroes, Scientists
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

In the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space—it's already on their ship.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:55
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Deception
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to accomplish the unthinkable. An unseen alien force has figured this human weakness out. They have invaded earth and are using our most unlikely resource to achieve world domination – our children.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:40
CharactersZombie, Investigators, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Genetic experiments
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation...or total annihilation.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:42
CharactersSoldier, Partners
PlotCars
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Drive is an American action drama television series set against the backdrop of an illegal cross-country automobile road race, focusing on the willing and unwilling competitors and, as the plot develops, the unseen puppet masters who sponsor the race. Minear has described the show's thematic tone by saying "a secret, illegal, underground road race can be anything from Cannonball Run to The Game to North by Northwest to Magnolia-on-wheels. Ours is all those things."

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Adventures, Mystery
PlaceRussia
StyleTwisted plot

Siberia is an American mockumentary series about a reality television show where 16 contestants must survive in the Siberian territory of Tunguska. The show was filmed in Birds Hill Provincial Park just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It premiered on NBC on July 1, 2013. The first season was met with generally favorable reviews from critics and viewers, with average viewership per episode coming in around 2.03 million viewers. Metacritic scored the show with a 63 out of 100. The series concluded its first season on September 16, 2013.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersDetectives
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Death, Relationship
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Minority Report follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals... before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs - "precognitives" Dash, Arthur and Agatha - who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:19
CharactersMonsters, Partners, Ghosts
PlotInvestigation, Death, Curses
PlaceUSA

A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
PlotLove, Time travel, Superpowers, Supernatural, Adventures
StyleSpectacular, Different stories

Each episode transports the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. A reimagining of the original anthology series by Steven Spielberg.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Treason, Investigation, Relationship, Adventures
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

Set in a single room of an average American motel, each episode tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Canada
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters
PlotTime travel
StyleSpectacular

A North American spin-off of the hit U.K. television series, Primeval: New World follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal anomalies and battles both prehistoric and futuristic creatures.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:56
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceSmall towns
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating

The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. Three years later, while the city prepares for the commemoration ceremony, a mutilated body is found in a warehouse. Police inspector Hector Uria's search for the murderer takes him deep into the no-go zone and into his own past.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration00:43

Tremors: The Series is a television spin-off of the Tremors franchise. Originally airing out of order on the Sci-Fi Channel, it was later aired in its proper sequence on the G4 Network.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersBlind, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Time travel, Supernatural, Survival, Apocalypse
PlaceAirplanes
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric

A jet leaves on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston. But early in the flight, ten passengers awaken to a startling realization: All of the other passengers have vanished.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, melodrama, family, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:28

M.I. High is a BBC children's spy-fi adventure series. It was produced for the BBC by the independent production company Kudos, who also produced the hit BBC spy drama Spooks. It follows in the success of the Young Bond and the Alex Rider series of books and films. M.I. High is recorded in high definition and is shown on the CBBC Channel and CBBC Outputs on BBC One and BBC Two. M.I. High is also shown on the BBC HD Channel. Repeats also frequently air in Australia on ABC3. As of October 2012 the series has began airing on the UKTV channel Watch.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Partners, Special agents, Alien Invasion
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Two federal agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.





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