10 best movies like The Recall (2017)

Movies similar to The Recall (2017): Captive State, The Death of Superman, Occupation, 5th Passenger, Origin, Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1, Beyond Skyline, Alien: Covenant, 24 Hours to Live, First Kill.

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Captive State (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller
Duration02:19
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotUprising, Alien invasion, Conspiracies
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Unexpected ending

Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.

The Death of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA, Space, Submarines

When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

Occupation (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:39
CharactersAliens, Snipers
PlotWar, Alien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceAustralia
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, For men

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

5th Passenger (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 3.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpace
StyleDisturbing

Set in the aftermath of an oppressive class war, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species.

Origin (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpace, Space, Spaceships
StyleDisturbing

A group of troubled passengers wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space, each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet. As their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.

Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1 (2017)
Mark3.2 (imdb: 4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryGermany
Duration01:42
CharactersAliens, Soldier, Military
PlotAlien invasion
TimeFuture

An aggressive race of aliens took over Planet Earth and humanity's at its end, living in giant bunkers below ground. Young Military rookie S.U.M.1 (Iwan Rheon) is sent to the surface to save a group of unprotected survivors.

Beyond Skyline (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world
PlaceSpace

Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Androids
PlotTime travel, Adventure
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture

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 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

24 Hours to Live (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Africa, China, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotRevenge, Death, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

First Kill (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Abduction, Money
StyleTense

A police chief tries to solve a kidnapping that involves a bank robber holding a young boy hostage.

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Attraction (2017)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Fathers, Guests, Military
PlotLove, UFO, War
PlaceMoscow, Russia, Space

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

Colony (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic
CountryUSA
Duration02:57
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Survival
PlaceNew York, USA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

In the near future a family must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in Los Angeles, which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, others have rebelled — and suffer the consequences.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Military, Journalists, Friends, Warriors
PlotTime travel, Alien invasion, War
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Military, Journalists, Friends, Warriors
PlotTime travel, Alien invasion, War
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Pacific Rim (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersRobots, Monsters, Friends, Hunters
PlotAlien invasion, War
TimeFuture

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

The Host (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Oblivion (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Love, Apocalypse
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Oblivion (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Love, Apocalypse
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Stranded (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:24
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Supernatural
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

The Lunar Base Ark explores ore and unexpectedly is hit by a meteor shower and has severe damages. Colonel Gerard Brauchman sends the crewwoman Ava Cameron to repair a wing that is full of CO2. Dr. Lance Krauss warns that the gas may cause paranoia and hallucinations. Ava brings a sample of the meteor for analysis and Dr. Krauss finds that there are spores attached to the meteor. Ava accidentally cuts her finger in a sample but she hides the cut from the doctor. Soon Ava gets pregnant and delivers an alien offspring. However, neither Col. Brauchman nor Dr. Kraus believes in her words and they believe that Ava is delusional. He offspring bites the crewman Bruce Johns and the crew discovers that Bruce has been cloned by the alien. Soon they find how dangerous the clone is.

Battleship (2012)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSpecial Forces, Aliens, Soldier
PlotAlien invasion, Sea battles
PlaceSea, Ships

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 an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential his brother, and his fiancée's father, Admiral Shane, expect of him.

The Avengers (2012)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersSuperhero, Partners, Aliens, Scientists, Heroes
PlotAlien invasion, Superpowers, Love, Intrigue
PlaceShips, Germany, India, USA
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel, Exciting

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Prometheus (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:04
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

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.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersRobots
PlotAlien invasion
PlaceMoon, Space, Ukraine
TimeFuture

Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets.

The Darkest Hour (2011)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:29
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, Apocalypse
PlaceRussia

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.

Battle of Los Angeles (2011)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 1.9)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersAliens, Soldier, Ninja
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Survival
PlaceSpaceships

In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Mark8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersCowboys, Aliens, Sheriffs
PlotAlien invasion, UFO
PlaceSpaceships

A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

Attack the Block (2011)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Aliens
PlotRacing, Alien invasion, Survival

A teen gang in a grim South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.

Skyline (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Apocalypse, Survival

When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

Skyline (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Apocalypse, Survival

When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

The Fourth Kind (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersAliens, FBI
PlotUFO

Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting

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.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, UFO
PlaceUSA

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

Transmorphers (2007)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 1.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersRobots
PlotAlien invasion

About a race of alien robots that have conquered Earth and forced humanity underground. After 400 years, a small group of humans develop a plan to defeat the mechanical invaders in the ultimate battle between man and machine.

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Survival
TimeFuture

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 of the deadliest extra-terrestrial life forms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien Facehuggers and a hybrid Alien/Predator are released and begin to terrorize the town.

Men in Black II (2002)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersSpecial agents, Aliens
PlaceSpace, USA
StyleMarvel

Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

The Faculty (1998)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersAliens, Teachers, Teens
PlotAlien invasion, Fight
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleDisturbing

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 spreading from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's ultimately up to the few who are left – an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds and jocks – to save the world from alien domination.

Mars Attacks! (1996)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotAlien invasion, UFO
PlaceMars

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.

Independence Day (1996)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersAliens, Pilots
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, End of the world
PlaceSpaceships

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 counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Predator (1987)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersSpecial Forces, Aliens
PlotMulti-part, Survival, Alien invasion
PlaceJungle

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 forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersAliens
PlotUFO
StyleTo cry

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

The Thing (1982)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersAliens
PlotUFO, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceAntarctica

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

Alien (1979)
Mark8.4
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersAliens
PlotMulti-part, Alien invasion
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

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.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Mark7.2
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersAliens
PlotUFO, Technology
PlaceSpaceships
StyleFascinating

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersClowns
PlotUFO, Alien invasion, Survival

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

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