Movies like Independence Day

If you like "Independence Day" you are looking for exciting, suspenseful and semi serious movies about / with alien invasion, invasion, space and aliens, ufo, evil alien, end of the world and save the world themes of Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
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Independence Day (1996)
 7.0
 562K
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 counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense, humorous, stylized, surprise ending, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
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, outer space, extraterrestrial, battles, pilot, patriotism, creature, alien contact, human versus alien, survival, heroic mission, destruction, earth, demolished city ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, rome italy, new york, moscow russia, london, los angeles, berlin germany ...

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Most similar movies to Independence Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, psychotronic, futuristic and surprise ending films with plots about danger, chase, explosion, death, soldier, technology and alien mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Independence Day: Battle Los Angeles (2011), War of the Worlds (2005), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Battleship (2012), Armageddon (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
81%
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: human versus alien, end of the world, alien civilization, alien, alien invasion, ufo, space battle, outer space, survival, military, technology, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., tower bridge london, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
65%
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 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 ⇓
67%
 6.9
 492K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, robot, save the world, evil alien, giant, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, battles, destruction, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017 ...
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 223K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, deadly creature, monster, jungle, space and aliens, hunting, warrior, predator, soldier, alien planet, hi-tech ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, alien invasion, changing the past or future, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, deja vu, space and aliens, time paradox ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 554K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, government agency, secret agents, ufo, space and aliens, partners, undercover, creature, alien encounter, save the world, escapades, secret service ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, north america, plymouth, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 626K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, heroic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, alien, man versus machine, transforming robot, giant robots, androids and robots, good versus evil, computer cracker, alien invasion, teenage girl, transformation, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pentagon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 372K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, disaster, forces of nature, humanity in peril, vestiges of humanity, destruction, human existence, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, near future, year 2010 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, tibet, big ben london, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 356K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, secret agents, time machine, alien, changing the past or future, hi-tech, ufo, space and aliens, benign alien, time traveler, alternate timeline, sent to the past ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.0
 1.4M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, teamwork, heroic mission, transformation, alien invasion, save the world, partners, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 513K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, resistance, disorder, mysterious character, clones, space and aliens, distopia, alien encounter, catastrophe ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and ...
Style: psychotronic, entertaining, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: heroes, army, supernatural power, superhero, alien, superheroine, time machine, catastrophe, superhero team, super powers, spacecraft, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2012, near future, year 1970, 2010s, 1940s ...
Place: tokyo, san francisco, new york, japan, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 399K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, survival, warrior, jungle, hunting, creature, chase, trap, evil alien, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.4
 699K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, strong female character, human versus alien, space colony, survival, deadly creature, evil alien, female warrior, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in ...
Style: exciting, heroic, psychotronic, absurd, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, killer robot, transformation, giant robots, transforming robot, alien planet, man versus machine, evil alien, good versus evil, destruction, space travel, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, year 2011, 20th century ...
Place: north america, usa, pentagon, africa, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, monster, space and aliens, evil alien, spacecraft, soldier, space battle, military, creature, heroes, future dystopia, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, futuristic ...
Plot: future war, alien invasion, alien monster, evil alien, time travel, final battle, resistance, alien, military, fictional war, teleportation, female soldier ...
Time: future
Place: dominican republic, usa, bahamas, russia, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, spacecraft, heroes, space and aliens, teamwork, space travel, superhero, creature, save the world, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, year 2014, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 58K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, escapades, super soldier, space and aliens, survival, heroic mission, secret laboratory, chaos and mayhem, military, science, battles, save the world ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, virginia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 126K
The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: exciting, tense, psychotronic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: alien, predator, alien monster, hunter, massacre, machismo, hunting, warrior, military, alien invasion, space battle, alien contact ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: xian, georgia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, master villain, superhero, supernatural ability, man versus machine, save the world, artificial intelligence, good versus evil, female assassin, androids and robots, warrior, killer robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, oslo norway, london, new york, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 98K
The Core (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, save the world, survival, disaster, worldwide chaos, nasa, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, scientist, extinction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: san francisco, london, los angeles, rome italy, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, captivating, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural power, fight scenes, super strength, super villain, magic, super powers, invasion, battlefield, team, superhero, teenage superhero, alien ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, scientist, disaster, tsunami, climate change, forces of nature, tornado, stranded, global warming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, antarctica, new delhi, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 41K
Moonfall (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: moon, outer space, end of the world, apocalypse, disaster, space and aliens, armageddon, friendship, astronaut, catastrophe, space travel, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012, year 2011
Place: usa, houston texas, colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA, Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls ...
Style: psychotronic, futuristic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: giant monster, giant creature, killer robot, robot, alien monster, monster, giant robots, teenage hero, human versus monster, alien, creature, army ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, tokyo, shanghai, australia, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, survival, evil alien, heroic mission, alien, save the world, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, future dystopia, society ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%