20 Movies Like The Thing

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The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 168 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 45 wins & 116 nominations total
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Language: English, Spanish, French, Persian
Country: United States
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“The Hateful Eight” is a Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino, set in post-Civil War Wyoming. It follows a group of strangers who become trapped in a remote cabin during a blizzard, as tensions rise and secrets are revealed, leading to a violent and bloody confrontation.

Alien

Alien
Alien
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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The Alien movie is about a crew of astronauts who encounter a deadly extraterrestrial creature aboard their spaceship, leading to a desperate fight for survival.

Predator

Predator
Predator
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall
Language: English, Spanish, Russian
Country: United States, Mexico
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The Predator movie follows a team of mercenaries who find themselves being hunted by a technologically advanced alien creature. They must fight for their lives and uncover the secrets of the predator’s existence.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 3 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: W.D. Richter, Jack Finney
Actors: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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The Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a science fiction horror film that follows a small town doctor who discovers that alien spores are replacing humans with emotionless duplicates, leading to a battle for survival as he tries to uncover the truth and escape the invasion.

The Fly

The Fly
The Fly
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 10 nominations total
Writer: George Langelaan, Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg
Actors: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Fly” is a science fiction horror film about a brilliant scientist who accidentally merges his DNA with that of a common housefly during a teleportation experiment, resulting in a horrifying transformation. As he gradually transforms into a grotesque hybrid creature, he struggles to find a cure while dealing with the physical and psychological consequences of his transformation.

Event Horizon

Event Horizon
Event Horizon
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 35/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Philip Eisner
Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
Language: English, Latin
Country: United Kingdom, United States, Canada
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“Event Horizon” is a science fiction horror film about a rescue crew who investigates a spaceship that disappeared years ago and has reappeared with mysterious and terrifying consequences. As they explore the ship, they uncover the dark secrets of its experimental gravity drive, which has unleashed a malevolent force that threatens their sanity and lives.

The Blob

The Blob
The Blob
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: Theodore Simonson, Kay Linaker, Irvine H. Millgate
Actors: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr.
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Blob is a sci-fi horror film about a gelatinous alien creature that crash-lands on Earth and consumes everything in its path, growing larger and more dangerous with each victim it engulfs. A group of teenagers must find a way to stop it before it devours their entire town.

The Mist

The Mist
The Mist
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 6 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Frank Darabont, Stephen King
Actors: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Mist” is a horror film based on a Stephen King novella, where a small town is enveloped by a mysterious mist that conceals deadly creatures. As residents take refuge in a supermarket, tensions rise and moral dilemmas emerge as they fight for survival against the unknown.

The Descent

The Descent
The Descent
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 8 wins & 22 nominations
Writer: Neil Marshall
Actors: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Descent” is a horror film about a group of adventurous women who become trapped in an unexplored cave system and are hunted by a species of underground creatures. As they struggle to find a way out, they must also confront their own fears and fight for survival.

The Faculty

The Faculty
The Faculty
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 11 nominations
Writer: David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel, Kevin Williamson
Actors: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris
Language: English
Country: United States, Mexico
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“The Faculty” is a 1998 science fiction horror film about a group of high school students who discover that their teachers have been taken over by parasitic aliens, and they must fight to save themselves and their school from being completely overtaken.

Slither

Slither
Slither
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: James Gunn
Actors: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“Slither” is a horror-comedy film about a small town that becomes infested with alien parasites, turning the residents into mind-controlled zombies. A group of survivors must band together to fight the creatures and save their town from annihilation.

Pitch Black

Pitch Black
Pitch Black
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy
Actors: Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel
Language: English, Arabic
Country: United States
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Pitch Black is a sci-fi horror film about a group of crash-landed survivors on a desolate planet who must navigate deadly creatures in the dark while relying on the help of a dangerous convict with enhanced vision.

Cloverfield

Cloverfield
Cloverfield
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 5 wins & 34 nominations
Writer: Drew Goddard
Actors: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan
Language: English, Russian, French, Japanese
Country: United States
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The Cloverfield movie is a found-footage style sci-fi thriller that follows a group of friends as they navigate through a monster attack on New York City. As they struggle to survive, they uncover dark secrets about the origins of the creature.

Pandorum

Pandorum
Pandorum
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 30%
Metacritic: 28/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery
Awards: N/A
Writer: Travis Milloy, Christian Alvart
Actors: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet
Language: English, Vietnamese, German
Country: Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, United States
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“Pandorum” is a sci-fi thriller set in a future where two astronauts wake up from hyper-sleep on a seemingly abandoned spacecraft, only to discover they are not alone and must fight for their survival against mutated creatures and their own deteriorating mental state.”

Underwater

Underwater
Underwater
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Brian Duffield, Adam Cozad
Actors: Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudou Athie
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Underwater” is a sci-fi thriller set in a deep-sea drilling facility that follows a group of researchers who must navigate through treacherous waters and face unknown creatures after an earthquake devastates their underwater station.”

The Ritual

The Ritual
The Ritual
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 4 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Joe Barton, Adam Nevill
Actors: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United Kingdom, Canada
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“The Ritual” is a horror film about a group of friends who embark on a hiking trip in Sweden, only to encounter a malevolent presence in the forest that begins to haunt and torment them, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and secrets.”

Annihilation

Annihilation
Annihilation
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Awards: 16 wins & 63 nominations
Writer: Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer
Actors: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Annihilation movie follows a biologist who joins a dangerous expedition into a mysterious environmental disaster zone known as “The Shimmer,” where she discovers mutated landscapes and creatures that defy the laws of nature. As they navigate through the treacherous area, the team faces psychological and physical challenges that test their sanity and survival.

The Revenant

The Revenant
The Revenant
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 156 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 92 wins & 193 nominations total
Writer: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Michael Punke
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
Language: English, Pawnee, French
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States
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“The Revenant” is a survival drama film based on a true story, following a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who seeks revenge against his companions after being left for dead in the wilderness. Fueled by his will to live and a desire for justice, Glass endures extreme hardships and confronts the harsh realities of nature in his quest for retribution.

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 20 wins & 34 nominations
Writer: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
Actors: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Cabin in the Woods” is a horror film that follows a group of college students who venture into a remote cabin for a weekend getaway, only to discover that they are being manipulated by a mysterious organization for a sinister purpose. As they fight to survive, they uncover dark secrets about the true nature of their situation and the horrifying forces at play.

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Awards: 23 wins & 26 nominations
Writer: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, Heather Donahue
Actors: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Blair Witch Project” is a found footage horror film that follows three student filmmakers who venture into the Black Hills Forest to investigate the legend of the Blair Witch. As they get lost and experience eerie occurrences, their sanity unravels, ultimately leading to a terrifying and ambiguous conclusion.

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