Movies like The Day the Earth Stood Still

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
 5.5
 169K
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic, visually appealing, bad ending, allegory, ridiculous ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien contact, first contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, environmentalism, alien encounter, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, supernatural ability, race against time, alien, threat, messenger, nasa, back from the dead, self sacrifice, humanity in peril, u.s. air force, worldwide chaos, spacecraft, interrogation, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, australia, manhattan new york city, new jersey, virginia, egypt ...

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Most similar movies to The Day the Earth Stood Still

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, futuristic and serious films with plots about first contact, dialogue, catastrophe, natural disaster, alien, danger and technology mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Day the Earth Stood Still: War of the Worlds (2005), Arrival (2016), Battle Los Angeles (2011), Falling Skies (2011), Contact (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: 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.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, breathtaking, epic, sentimental ...
Plot: ufo, first contact, alien, alien abduction, alien contact, space and aliens, benign alien, technology, a vision, contact, flying saucer, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, wyoming, mongolia, india, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, first contact, humanity in peril, destruction, alien creature, fate of humanity, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, south america, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 668K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, philosophical, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, scientist, alien race, ufo, alien creature, science, loss, female protagonist, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, china, montana, pakistan, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 89K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, resistance, alien invasion, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, vestiges of humanity, alien, apocalypse, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 270K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, cerebral, emotional, intense ...
Plot: alien encounter, first contact, benign alien, space and aliens, alien contact, scientist, science, space travel, astronomer, research, nasa, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico, florida, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 78K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, epidemic, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, psychiatrist, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 232K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, prediction, prophecy, air disaster, code, scientist, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, year 1959 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 92K
Monsters (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, psychotronic, breathtaking ...
Plot: monster, infected, alien encounter, quarantine, infection, space and aliens, ufo, nasa, end of the world, distopia, survival, jungle ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, central america, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 670K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, cerebral, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, quarantine, mutation, transformation, human nature, alien race, racism, chaos and mayhem, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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%
 5.4
 38K
Replicas (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China, Puerto Rico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.
Style: intellectual, exciting, futuristic, clever, philosophical ...
Plot: family, scientist, science, resurrection, family in danger, cloning, laboratory, genetics, scientific experiment, biologist, consciousness, robot ...
Time: near future
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, post apocalypse, end of the world, survival, demolished city, american abroad, creature, chaos, apocalypse, invisibility, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alien Convergence (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When flying reptilian creatures wreak havoc all over the world, the survivors’ only hope of stopping them is a new, state-of-the-art fighter jet piloted by the only team that knows how to use the technology.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, psychotronic, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: alien, obstacle, drone, alien invasion, father daughter relationship, spacecraft, ufo, evil alien, race against time, environmentalism, society, u.s. air force ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 205K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, virus, plague, family in danger, disaster, natural disaster, hysteria, catastrophe, graphic violence, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 738K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, heroes, isolation, deadly creature, survivor, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 90K
Skyline (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, alien encounter, alien, fantasy world, survival, abduction, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, london, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.0
 66K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, secret laboratory, cyborgs, alien contact, supernatural, life turned upside down, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, laboratory, super strength, road trip, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Project 'Gemini' (2022)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, Cyprus
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sci-fi thriller about a space mission sent to terraform a distant planet. However, the mission encounters something unknown that has its own plan for the planet.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien invasion, alien encounter, alien, extraterrestrial, apocalypse, spacecraft, ufo, end of the world, human versus alien, alien race ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, race against time, party, chaos, life is a bitch, on the road, redemption, little girl, track down, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
29%
 5.2
 107K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, tsunami, space and aliens, escapades, invasion, alien, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, tower bridge london, new york, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 357K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: twist ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien encounter, first contact, farm, alien, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, single father, small town, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, brazil, north america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
27%
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, cyborgs, outer space, time travel, first contact, teleportation, sent to the past, space opera, space wars, evil alien, good versus evil, attack ...
Time: future, 21st century, 24th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 176K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, astronaut, catastrophe, nasa, evacuation, tsunami, extinction, life & death, save the world, astronomer, heroes ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, tucson arizona, miami, mississippi, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teleportation, alien, benign alien, adventure, ufo, supernatural ability, children, young heroes, spacecraft, taxi driver, bounty hunter, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 419K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, astronaut, save the world, nasa, space travel, catastrophe, race against time, outer space, self sacrifice, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, alien invasion, alien, invasion, creature, escape, monster, extraterrestrial, back from the dead ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%