Movies like The Happening

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The Happening (2008)
 5.0
 200K
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, tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, virus, plague, family in danger, danger, suicide, hysteria, natural disaster, graphic violence, paranoia, forces of nature, supernatural, catastrophe, on the run, mystery, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, death, chaos, deadly, worldwide chaos, fear, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france, france, boston, manhattan new york city ...

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Most similar movies to The Happening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and tense films with plots about survival, catastrophe, apocalypse, death, danger, chaos and chaos and mayhem mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like The Happening: Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), The Mist (2007), I Am Legend (2007), The Remaining (2014), Left Behind (2014). 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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, darkness, survival, supernatural, disappearance, church, danger, chaos, power outage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
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100%
 7.1
 289K
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: bleak, bad ending, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, stephen king, fog, trapped, fear, deadly creature, creature, tentacle, chaos and mayhem, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 709K
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, experiment, isolation, heroes, deadly creature, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, tense, christian film, disaster movie
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, forces of nature, wedding, end of the world, bible prophecy, supernatural, hopes, survival, danger, escapades, loss of faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 3.1
 38K
Left Behind (2014)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, 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: survival, chaos, apocalypse, catastrophe, deadly, supernatural, parents and children, danger, hopes, heroes, religions or cults, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 226K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, prophecy, prediction, supernatural, code, scientist, chases and races, disaster film, professor, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2009, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, life is a bitch, chaos, on the road, redemption, little girl, track down, chaos and mayhem, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, humanity in peril, first contact, survival, destruction, fate of humanity, demolished city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.0
 45K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, pandemic, infection, biohazard, deadly virus, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, plague, road trip, friendship, trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 347K
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, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, farm, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, single father, baseball, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 250K
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, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: plot twist, forest, isolation, psychology, village life, utopia, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear ...
Time: 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 23K
Into the Night (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Belgium
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Story: When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: hijacking, survival, airplane, pilot, apocalypse, nato, flying, end of the world, sun, paranoia, sunrise, struggle for survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 390K
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: scary, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, infected, fear, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, danger, destruction, chaos, mystery, fear, trapped, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.2
 657
Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, chaos, supernatural, survival, graphic violence, catastrophe, sexual content, profanity, danger, escapades, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, siege, virus, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, escapades, danger ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 1995
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 21K
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 72K
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, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.9
 76K
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, danger, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, psychiatrist, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Just a Breath Away (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, tricky
Plot: father daughter relationship, gas mask, survival, mother daughter relationship, old couple, dog attack, death of wife, oxygen, fog, natural disaster, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 30K
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, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, soviet union, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 36K
The Divide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Style: tense, bleak, suspense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, nuclear holocaust, confined, losing-it hero, isolation, torment, bunker, danger, group of strangers, human nature, chaos, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: 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 ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: ufo, end of the world, alien contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, environmentalism, first contact, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, worldwide chaos, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, australia, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: bleak, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, society, danger, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, commune, plague ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 97K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: disaster movie, scenic, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster film, comet, humanity in peril, vestiges of humanity, bunker, demolished city, riot, military, robbery ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, new york state, sydney australia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 399K
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: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invulnerability, self discovery, supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, train crash, villain, plot twist, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, child abduction, hostage, government, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, danger, imaginary, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 115K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, survival, deadly virus, quarantine, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, hazmat suit, on the run ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
End of the World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In End of the World, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of two guys who run a video rental store and are “sci-fi obsessed” movie fans. And who better to save the world, than guys who have seen all the movies and all the “out there” ways ...
Style: disaster movie, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: apocalypse, heroes, save the world, adventure, forces of nature, danger, catastrophe, disaster film, global warming, death, chaos and mayhem, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 784
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: sole survivor, survival, vestiges of humanity, isolation, apocalypse, life is a bitch, danger, left to die, chaos, train crash, catastrophe, graphic violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%