Movies like The Happening

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The Happening (2008)
 5.0
 208K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India, USA
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: suspense, tense, serious, gloomy, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, bleak, apocalyptic, psychotronic ...
Plot: virus, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, survival, suicide, natural disaster, paranoia, catastrophe, graphic violence, plague, post apocalypse, family in danger, hysteria, chaos, worldwide chaos, supernatural, forces of nature, strange behavior, epidemic, death, humanity, solitude, mystery, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france, france, boston, florida ...

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Most similar movies to The Happening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, apocalyptic and bad ending films with plots about survival, catastrophe, end of the world, apocalypse, disaster, post apocalypse and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like The Happening: Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), The Mist (2007), I Am Legend (2007), War of the Worlds (2005), 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, harsh, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, survival, darkness, supernatural, disappearance, mystery, hospital, church, group of strangers, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 313K
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: twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, apocalypse, spider, religious fanatic, creature, chaos and mayhem, small town, survival horror, trapped, death, fog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.2
 758K
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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, virus, distopia, supernatural, isolation, infected, secret hideout, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, apocalypse, alien invasion, end of the world, survival, space and aliens, disaster, invasion, evil alien, destruction, first contact, fate of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, chicago illinois, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.2
 236K
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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, foreknowledge, code, prophecy, alien, air disaster, scientist, professor ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, september 11 2001, 50s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 48K
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: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, virus, infection, pandemic, post apocalypse, road trip, biohazard, apocalypse, deadly virus, end of the world, supernatural, disease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 416K
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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, virus, survival, epidemic, zombie apocalypse, rage, infected, end of the world, laboratory, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 365K
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, scary, psychological, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien, single father, alien encounter, alien abduction, faith, first contact, survival, mystery, twists and turns, loss of faith ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, suspense, atmospheric, serious, apocalyptic ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, redemption, race against time, party, life is a bitch, chaos, on the road, disaster, post apocalypse, distopia, little girl ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien, alien contact, evil alien, alien encounter, giant robots, environmentalism, alien invasion, robot, first contact, disaster ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, egypt, washington d.c., antarctica, new jersey ...
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, brutality, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, psychopath, violent, murder, survival, violence spree, insanity, epidemic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 73K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, intense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, epidemic, plague, blindness, apocalypse, disability, society, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), infection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 80K
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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, save the world, psychiatrist, epidemic, virus, invasion, female protagonist, survival, infected, transformation, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 32K
Into the Night (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 35 min.
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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: apocalyptic, suspense, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: end of the world, sun, hijacking, apocalypse, airplane, nato, flying, airplane trip, survival, paranoia, sunrise, worldwide chaos ...
⇓ 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, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, zombie attack, virus, future dystopia, apocalypse, cannibalism, violence, zombie outbreak, humanity, monster ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1995, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ 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, suspense, apocalyptic ...
Plot: apocalypse, bible prophecy, wedding, supernatural, christianity, chaos, disaster, found footage, survival, hopes, escapades, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 667K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
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, scary, serious, apocalyptic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, deadly virus, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, end of the world, pandemic, chaos, vaccine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1973
Place: israel, new jersey, philadelphia, moscow russia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 74K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: 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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, zombie, virus, found footage, survival, infection, graphic violence, monster, supernatural, plague, rabies, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 427K
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: suspense, exciting, sentimental, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, end of the world, nasa, apocalypse, astronaut, space travel, catastrophe, save the world, race against time, adventure, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, end of the world, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, environmental, climate change, scientist, stranded, global warming, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, washington d.c., antarctica, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 28K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: scary, twist ending, surreal, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virus, zombie, post apocalypse, epidemic, insanity, apocalypse, end of the world, survival, zombie apocalypse, violence, murder, suicide ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 32K
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: bleak, intense, suspenseful, scary, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, vampire, isolation, cult, end of the world, transformation, loneliness, apocalypse, virus ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, near future, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, california, china, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 254K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, harsh, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, animal attack, snow, hunting, wolf, forces of nature, dangerous animal, air disaster, natural disaster, wolf attack, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 3.1
 40K
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, biblical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disaster, apocalypse, survival, airplane, natural disaster, chaos, parents and children, supernatural, religions or cults, hopes, heroes, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 202K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, tense, apocalyptic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, adventure, heroic mission, jungle, post apocalypse, apocalypse, real life father and son playing father and son, disaster, alien, animal attack, humanity, fantasy world ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ 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, suspenseful, exciting, sentimental, tricky
Plot: natural disaster, oxygen, father daughter relationship, survival, mother daughter relationship, gas mask, fog, death of wife, husband wife relationship, disaster, elderly couple, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 74K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, snow, stranded, ski resort, frostbite, survival horror, sole survivor, winter, youth, friends, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 17K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: scary, suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, epidemic, end of the world, father daughter relationship, virus, monster, survival, wilderness, chase, distopia ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 278K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, virus, post apocalypse, infected, end of the world, chaos and mayhem, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, chaos, infection, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led ...
Style: futuristic, twist ending, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, time travel, astronaut, distopia, future dystopia, adventure, genetics, survival, monkey, alien planet, greed, stranded ...
Time: future, year 2001, 2020s, distant future, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%