Movies like The Happening

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The Happening (2008)
 5.0
 193K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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 terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious, suspense, cerebral, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, end of the world, plague, danger, family in danger, suicide, hysteria, graphic violence, paranoia, forces of nature, catastrophe, supernatural, natural disaster, on the run, virus, mystery, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, death, chaos, deadly, worldwide chaos, fear, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, paris france, france, boston, manhattan new york city ...

Most similar movies to The Happening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and tense films with plots about survival, danger, catastrophe, apocalypse, death, chaos and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like The Happening: Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), I Am Legend (2007), The Remaining (2014), These Final Hours (2013), Knowing (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: darkness, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, survival, supernatural, danger, chaos, post apocalypse, power outage, mystery, bar, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 672K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Remaining (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of close-knit friends assemble for the marriage of Skylar and Dan, they have no idea they will witness The Rapture and face a series of catastrophic events turning the celebration into a life-or-death struggle.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, christian film, disaster movie
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, chaos, forces of nature, wedding, hopes, survival, supernatural, danger, christianity, paranormal phenomena, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, road movie ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, race against time, chaos, life is a bitch, on the road, redemption, little girl, chases and races, escapades, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 217K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia, China
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: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, prediction, prophecy, destiny, changing the past or future, professor, scientist, air disaster, catastrophe, foreknowledge, code ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, apocalypse, epidemic, plague, survival, post apocalypse, fear, rage, infected, quarantine, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
 36K
Left Behind (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish during the rapture and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chaos, apocalypse, catastrophe, survival, parents and children, deadly, supernatural, danger, journalism, religions or cults, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, invasion, end of the world, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, chaos, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 69K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, blind character, society, distopia, post apocalypse, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 238K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, romantic ...
Plot: forest, plot twist, isolation, village life, utopia, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear, creature ...
Time: 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 331K
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological, scary ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, ufo, asthma, asthma attack, alien encounter, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, priest, baseball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 43K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, infection, biohazard, pandemic, plague, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, desperation, deadly virus, trust, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 8K
The After (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.
Style: twists and turns, surreal, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, survival, group of strangers, chaos, danger, destruction, fear, mystery, trapped, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, apocalypse, future dystopia, society, introspection, wilderness, escapades, commune, survivor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 275K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: suspenseful, bad ending, bleak, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, fog, fear, creature, trapped, tentacle, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, alternate dimension, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.1
 626
Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, captivating ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, supernatural, chaos, survival, sexual content, escapades, deadly, catastrophe, graphic violence, profanity, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: chaos, contamination, family in danger, family relations, survival, apocalypse, farm, distopia, virus, future dystopia, deadly virus, family problems ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, hostage, government, supernatural, family relations, supernatural ability, parents and children, imaginary, superhuman powers, danger, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, atlanta georgia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 753
Dragon Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Teru Aoki (青木 輝) is on a train to Tokyo after a school trip. A disaster occurs which partially destroys the train and blocks a tunnel. When Teru awakes, he finds all his classmates and teachers are dead.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: sole survivor, survival, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, apocalypse, isolation, left to die, danger, chaos, catastrophe, train crash, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 28K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, life is a bitch, genetically altered, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, near future, year 1977, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, woodstock, china, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.7
 500
The Last Light (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves trapped inside an abandoned hospital after an unexplainable apocalyptic event. In addition to being haunted by what they've lost, the strangers must also fight off mysterious creatures that hunt them down one by ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, danger, apocalypse, deadly, hospital, monster, creature, rivalry, violence, showdown, standoff, abandoned building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 206K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, maze, captivity, escape, trapped, danger, death, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, rough, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, zombie, siege, survival, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, mercenary, danger, soldier ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1995, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 74K
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, alien, save the world, danger, psychiatrist, quarantine, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.2
 2K
Autumn (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The virus came so fast no one had time to prepare. Before the day was over, entire towns were decimated, and large cities became monumental tombs. Left with nothing but fading hope and the will to live, reclusive software consultant Michael (Dexter ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense
Plot: plague, zombie, apocalypse, isolation, survival, save the world, danger, deadly creature, chaos, virus, deadly, confined ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 36K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, twist ending, bleak, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, danger, couple relations, dealing with death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.1
 2K
MegaFault (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crack in the world has started... we have 24 hours to stop it.
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, forces of nature, danger, race against time, destruction, apocalypse, adventure, chaos, disaster film, end of the world, save the planet, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 69K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virus, quarantine, graphic violence, plague, gory, isolation, chaos, uncover truth, supernatural, deadly, danger, tv reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, science, laboratory, race against time, survival, cure, heroic mission, deadly virus, chases and races, deadly, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 66K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, astronaut, danger, lovecraftian, found footage, inventions and discoveries, distant planet, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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