Movies like The Happening

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The Happening (2008)
 5.0
 185K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: 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, surprise ending, suspense, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, supernatural, on the run, danger, family in danger, chaos and mayhem, suicide, first contact, paranoia, deadly virus, forces of nature, hysteria, virus, mystery, death, natural disaster, fear, love, end of the world, solitude, humanity, crisis, tree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, france, manhattan new york city, florida, new jersey ...

Most similar movies to The Happening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and bad ending films with plots about danger, catastrophe, dialogue, survival, apocalypse, deadly and death mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Happening: Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), The Remaining (2014), Knowing (2009), Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011), Coherence (2013). 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: light, atmospheric, scary, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vestiges of humanity, supernatural, survival, apocalypse, darkness, power outage, candle, sunrise, church, flashlight, tv station, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, wedding, destiny, supernatural, danger, survival, society, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 207K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, changing the past or future, end of the world, professor, scientist, prophecy, air disaster, prediction, code, destiny, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.
Style: exciting, scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: quarantine, airport, airplane, landing, survival, supernatural, chaos, rivalry, mutant, plague, passenger, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 87K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: mind bending, tense, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, disorder, power outage, paranoia, alternate reality, couples, candle, comet, alter ego, dinner party, imaginary, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 535K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, time loop, insanity, paranoia, future dystopia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 24K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, airplane, airport, supernatural ability, time travel, survival, apocalypse, deadly creature, obsessive quest, escapades, chases and races, mystery ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 834K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, scientist, infected, rage, virus, army, fear, survivor, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 339K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: self discovery, supernatural ability, superhero, villain, invulnerability, mystery, conflict, a vision, good versus evil, train crash, survivor, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, siege, mercenary, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, danger, heroes, soldier ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 71K
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, psychological, idiotic ...
Plot: alien, save the world, danger, invasion, virus, hysteria, quarantine, psychiatrist, survival, space and aliens, epidemic, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 44K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, danger, escapades, military, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, chaos, violence, science, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 200K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, infected, scientist, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, zombie, future dystopia, loneliness, heroes, danger, isolation, experiment, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 121K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: elevator, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, devil, supernatural, police investigation, danger, death, sin, captivity, mystery, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 66K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Brazil, Japan
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: plague, blind character, society, starvation, chaos, doctor, fight, rape, disability, urban, pretense, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 39K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, infection, biohazard, desperation, trust, life is a bitch, post apocalyptic, friendship, danger, plague, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.8
 382K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, apocalypse, adventure, isolation, trapped, young heroes, danger, youth, imaginary, society, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 136K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, survival, isolation, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, post apocalypse, confined ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 20K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snow, survival, supernatural, danger, isolation, found footage, time travel, filmmaking, ancient mystery, mutant, uncover truth, killing off one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 26K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, apocalypse, survival, chaos, zombie, siege, danger, isolation, rivalry, supernatural, vestiges of humanity, genetically altered ...
Time: future, near future, year 1977
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 22K
The Relic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, macabre ...
Plot: monster, museum, anthropologist, police investigation, gory, supernatural, deadly creature, survival, deadly, danger, beast, ship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 547K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, epic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, deadly virus, save the world, zombie apocalypse, infected, un, chaos, scientist, survival, plague, vaccine ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, south korea, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Satan Bug (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, ...
Style: scary, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laboratory, chase, heist, race against time, danger, undercover, mad scientist, plague, biological warfare, suicide, robbery, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: florida, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 19K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, chaos, gory, zombie, apocalypse, vengeance, signal, new year, contact, deadly, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.2
 1K
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: plague, zombie, isolation, apocalypse, escapades, survival, supernatural, chaos, danger, confined, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 258K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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, bleak, scary, bad ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fear, trapped, fog, deadly creature, insanity, siege, small town, desperation, tentacle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 68K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, infected, survival, apocalypse, chase, cannibalism, future dystopia, danger, society, disfigurement, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Action, 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, parents and children, supernatural ability, family relations, danger, superhuman powers, imaginary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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