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20 Movies Like Arrival (2016)

The Signal (2014) poster

1 The Signal (2014) ★ 6.0

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On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.
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2 Source Code (2011) ★ 7.5

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A soldier named Coulter mystically finds himself in the body of an unknown man who died in a train accident. Coulter is forced to relive someone else's death over and over again until he realizes who the instigator of the disaster is.
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3 The Fountain (2006) ★ 7.2

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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.
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4 K-PAX (2001) ★ 7.4

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PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a faraway planet named K-PAX. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
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5 Signs (2002) ★ 6.8

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A widowed former priest living with his children and brother on a Pennsylvania farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields, which suggests something more frightening to come.
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6 The Midnight Sky (2020) ★ 5.6

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The elderly astronomer Augustine has spent his life studying the stars. When news of some kind of catastrophe arrives, he is left all alone at an Arctic research station. It is there that he meets the mysterious girl Iris, while the echoes of the rest of the world gradually subside. At this time, returning from a mission off Jupiter, the crew of the ship Aether, led by Captain Sullivan, flies to Earth. Augustine and Sullivan are far apart, but their fates are inextricably linked.
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7 Ad Astra (2019) ★ 6.5

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The near future. Several years ago, mankind launched a program to search for extraterrestrial life, Project Lima, led by Captain Clifford McBride. The last signal of the expedition was detected in the vicinity of Neptune, and since then nothing was known about its fate. Captain McBride himself became a hero and the most famous astronaut who inspired many to explore space.

Sixteen years after the disappearance of Project Lima, strange bursts of energy begin to occur on Earth, disabling electrical systems and wreaking havoc and destruction. According to the U.S. space agency, the signal comes from Neptune, and now the son of a famous astronaut, Major Roy McBride, is assigned an important mission. He must get to a Martian base and from there try to contact his presumably living father.

Interstellar (2014) poster

8 Interstellar (2014) ★ 8.6

When drought, dust storms and plant extinctions lead humanity into a food crisis, a team of explorers and scientists travels through a wormhole (which supposedly connects regions of space-time across a great distance) to surpass previous limitations on human space travel and find a planet with conditions suitable for humanity.
Contact (1997) poster

9 Contact (1997) ★ 7.5

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

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11 Minority Report (2002) ★ 7.6

The year is 2054. A special pre-crime unit has been in existence for six years. An experimental program has been developed based on psychic technology that allows the department's employees to learn about a murder that has not yet been committed and arrest a suspect before he commits a crime.

This system of convicting criminals and preventing crime is becoming more widespread. The system works perfectly, but the scariest part begins when you find yourself accused of a homicide that has not yet been committed.

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12 Life (2017) ★ 6.6

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.
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13 Gravity (2013) ★ 7.7

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineering specialist, embarks on his first space mission under the command of veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski, for whom this flight is his last before retirement. But during a seemingly routine job, disaster strikes overboard.

The shuttle is destroyed, and Stone and Kowalski are left completely alone; they are tethered to each other, and all they can do is orbit in pitch-black space without any connection to Earth or any hope of rescue.

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14 Oblivion (2013) ★ 7.0

One day, a small group of Scavs appeared on the outskirts of George Pierce's hometown. They were highly trained and had advanced weapons for their size that led many people to believe they came from another planet in order to steal Earth's resources. This scared them so much that nobody dared go near these strange creatures until one brave soul shot at one with his shotgun, revealing it as an ordinary human trying only to find food and shelter like anyone else would do when faced with disaster.
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15 The Discovery (2017) ★ 6.3

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Scientist Thomas Harper made a discovery - scientifically proving that life does not end with death, that there is more after death. Millions of people on Earth began to commit suicide, believing they could go to a better place that way.

The Discovery (2017) is on #15 spot of movies related to Arrival (2016). The Discovery (2017) was released in 2017, made by Charlie McDowell and has average rating 6.3 in 2022. Main stars of the The Discovery (2017) film are: Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Brian McCarthy.

Ex Machina (2014) poster

16 Ex Machina (2014) ★ 7.7

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A young man is hired by a billionaire who has made a fortune in high-tech developments. The task of the new employee is to spend a week in a house cut off from civilization, testing a female robot with artificial intelligence.

Ex Machina (2014) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: . You can find Ex Machina (2014) in the the next genre categories: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller and Ex Machina (2014) has average rating 7.7, according to Screench user votes.

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17 Europa Report (2013) ★ 6.4

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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) poster

18 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) ★ 5.5

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The story of an alien who arrived on our planet with a warning: if wars and destruction are not stopped, Earth will be destroyed from the outside, because it poses a threat to the rest of the universe!

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) movie was filmed by as Director, starring . The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) belongs to the next genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller and has average rating 5.5, according to user votes.

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19 The Martian (2015) ★ 8.0

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The Ares 3 Martian mission was forced to leave the planet in the process of work due to an impending sandstorm. Engineer and biologist Mark Watney suffered damage to his spacesuit during the sandstorm. The mission staff, believing him dead, evacuated the planet, leaving Mark alone.

Waking up, Watney discovers that there is no communication with Earth, but the living module is fully functional. The protagonist begins to look for a way to survive on the available food, vitamins, water and air supplies for another 4 years before the next mission "Ares-4" arrives.

The Martian (2015) is one of the last movies similar to Arrival (2016) and it was released in 2015. Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi and has average user rating of 8.0 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

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20 Passengers (2016) ★ 7.0

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A spaceship with 5,000 passengers on board, plunged into an artificial dream for the duration of the flight, is heading for the planet that will become their new home. Everything goes according to plan, but due to a system malfunction, the two passengers suddenly wake up and realize that it is 90 years to the final destination of the journey, and they are destined to spend the rest of their lives together in the luxurious interiors of the ship, equipped with the latest technology. Gradually, Jim and Aurora become irresistibly attracted to each other, but the ship gets into trouble, and now the lives and fate of all the inhabitants of the ship are in their hands.

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